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Images Dated 2019 December

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The Hayle lifeboat New Oriental Bank (later renamed E.F. Harrison) with the wreck of the SS Escurial in the background, Portreath, Cornwall. 25th January 1895 Featured December Print

The Hayle lifeboat New Oriental Bank (later renamed E.F. Harrison) with the wreck of the SS Escurial in the background, Portreath, Cornwall. 25th January 1895

SS Escurial, an iron built schooner-rigged screw steamer built by Alex Stephens of Lighthouse, Govan, for Raeburn and Verel of Glasgow in 1879, was outward bound from Cardiff, laden with 1,350 tons of coal for the Adriatic port of Fiume. The weather was bitterly cold with the threat of snow. She had a bows on collision with a Welsh pilot cutter at midnight, but neither was apparently harmed. However, in the rising seas Captain Andrews was concerned about a list that she had taken on while loading at Cardiff and ordered Second Officer Nicol to inspect the foreholds. This revealed a bad leak forward of the engine room. After a long battle to reduce the water intake and the list, which was further complicated by the failure of machinery plus injuries to members of the crew, life belts were issued and distress signals fired. As dusk fell, the gale increased with the wind from due north. The Hayle lifeboat had to be taken overland to Portreath to be launched. Several attempts at rescue were made by the lifeboat and coastguard rocket. In the photograph, men can be seen clinging to the ships rigging awaiting rescue. Of the crew of nineteen, eleven lives were lost due to the rescuers being unable to reach the vessel because of the position of the ships grounding far out in the surf, the mountainous seas and bitterly cold weather. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

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RNLI Padstow Lifeboat No. 2 Edmund Harvey with the tug Helen Peele alongside in the background, Padstow, Cornwall. 1901 Featured December Print

RNLI Padstow Lifeboat No. 2 Edmund Harvey with the tug Helen Peele alongside in the background, Padstow, Cornwall. 1901

The photograph is thought to have been taken on the lifeboat's inauguration day in 1901. She served from 1901 to 1929. The crew are all wearing cork life jackets. The crowd of people on the jetty are not only taking an interest in the new lifeboat but some seem to be having a tour of the tug. The tug has a display of signal flags flying from the rigging for the special occasion. This know as being dressed overall. J. Hawken's Corn Store and Langford & Sons can be seen in the background. Photographer: Unknown

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Wreck of the SS Fleswick at the entrance to Hayle Estuary, Cornwall. 29th January 1902 Featured December Print

Wreck of the SS Fleswick at the entrance to Hayle Estuary, Cornwall. 29th January 1902

On 28th January 1902 the crew of the Hayle lifeboat E.F. Harrison rescued eleven men and a pilot from the grounded 195 ton screw steamer Fleswick which, inward bound to Hayle with coal from Neath, lay with decks awash off the Black Cliffs. The Fleswick, built by the Ailsa Shipbuilding Company was launched at Troon, Scotland, in 1900 and registered in Whitehaven. Later she survived a near wreck off the Lizard. The old battery guns of Hayle can be seen in the foreground. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

© From the collection of the RIC