Saturday, 1 August 2009


The privately owned former RNLI 70-foot long lifeboat GRACE RITCHIE was seen as she passed Dunoon on her way towards the Holy Loch. Normally based at Largs Marina, GRACE RITCHIE is looking immaculate, and a real credit to her current owner, Iain Crosbie. She was built on the Clyde, the first of a class of three similar vessels that took the river's name as the class title. She dates from 1965.


Anonymous said...

Actually the second of the class. The first in class (70-001) was the Charles H Barrett, now used privately and based in Stellendam, Holland. Annoyingly, in even better condition than "Gracie"!