RNLI - Barmouth Lifeboat Station

The arrival of the RNLB Moira Barrie 12-26 at Barmouth on 24th September 1992.
Photographs are copies from slides taken by Derek Taylor with who's kind permission they are shown here.

Pictured alongside the Moira Barrie are the Chieftain (now in her private livery). She was Barmouth's lifeboat from 1949 until 1982.
Also pictured is the Barmouth inshore D-class lifeboat and the outgoing lifeboat RNLB "The Princess of Wales" 37-38.

The Moira Barrie is a Mersey Fast Carriage boat (FCB) and was built by Green Marine and William Osborne in 1992. She is powered by twin Caterpillar 3208Tdiesels with a hull of Fibre reinforced composites(FRC). The Hull is subdivided by four watertight bulkheads into five compartments, the forepeak cable locker, a survivors cabin with seating for 10, a machinery space, tank space and an after peak steering gear compartment. She is 12 metres long and the 26th boat of this class to be built, hence the 12-26 designation.The design was given the name Mersey in line with the RNLI policy of naming lifeboat classes after rivers. Mersey was chosen to maintain a link with the Liverpool class, to reaffirm the Institutions link with the area and its maritime traditions. Stations on the approaches to the river Mersey itself received boats of this class.

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