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Dorset & South Wilts - Shannon Class Lifeboat


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The new Shannon Class Lifeboat is just being introduced into service.

Date and Time

04 February 2015 - 18:30-20:30


Poole, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Dorset and South Wiltshire local network.

About this event

The talk will be centred on the RNLI’s latest lifeboat design, the Shannon class. The close interaction between man, machine and the power of the sea will be explored with an emphasis placed on engineering for the most hazardous of environments. A personal account of how the vessel was developed from a blank piece of paper through to full production will be given with insight into some of the trials and tribulations along the way.


Peter Eyre, Senior Naval Architect at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Hailing from Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Peter spent much of his youth ‘mucking about on boats’. This, coupled with a keen interest in design and engineering, led to a career in Naval Architecture. In a relatively short period of time Peter has made large advances in the field of high speed craft design, introducing many new and innovative concepts culminating in the design of the ground breaking Shannon class lifeboat. These new state of the art vessels will be stationed in over 50 locations around the UK and Ireland and during the course of their service life are expected to rescue over 56,000 people, and save the lives of over 1,500.


6:30 pm Tea and sandwiches
7pm Talk start
8:30pm Talk finishes

Continuing Professional Development

CPD logo declaring this event can contribute 2 hours towards your Continuing Professional Development


Free Of Charge

Registration information

It is expected that this talk will be very popular so it is important to book your place.


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