Frederick and Emma, a 45 ft Watson motor sailing lifeboat built for Wick in Scotland 1921
Also served at Amble, Northumberland to 1950.
,STADATS’ CONVERTED WATSON CLASS LIFEBOAT
Built 1921 bv Saunders of Cowes
“Stadats”, built as Frederick and Emma in 1921 by Saunders, Cowes, tsle of Wight, served
firstly at Wick Lifeboat Station until 1938, her final “shout” at Wick was to assist downed
RAF Walrus L12237.
During January 1939 she arrived at Amble Lifeboat Station, the first lifeboat to be stationed
there after the reopening since the closure in L852; during her service at both stations she
saved a total of 94 lives, 37 while at Wick and 57 at Amble until end of service in 1952.
Bought, rebuilt, converted and maintained for over 50 years by a professional shipwright
“Stadats” regularly appeared at East Coast Gaffer events; she is in working order however,
would benefit from some updating of the accommodation; she was surveyed on
Robertson’s slip in Woodbridge for winter maintenance and was reported as “sound”. She is
registered with National Historic Ships Cert No772.
Length on deck 45ft
Tonnage (gross) L5.26
Planked in double diagonal Honduras mahogany fastened with copper rivets.
Heavy oak frames at 30″ centres fastened with copper.
Solid teak backbone with heavy iron strap floors.
DeckT”” marine plywood, sheathed externally and palnted with deck paint.
High toe rai! all round set on galvanised stanchion bases.
1″.5″ Honduras mahogany coach roof coamings with sheathed marine plywood coach roof.
Large self- draining cockpit with seating either side and vast lockers beneath.
Thick cork rubbing band all round.
Gaff rig ketch on solid deck stepped masts.
Solid varnished wooden booms and gaffs.
Galvanised standing rigging to internal galvanised steel chain plates.
Mainsail and mizzen by James Lawrence; staysail, genoa and mizzen staysail
Perkins S6M 100hp 6cyl diesel installed new 1965.
MR10A gearbox with single lever controls to large fixed pitch propeller in tunnel.
6 knots cruising speed, 10 knots max. 1 gallon/hr at cruising speed
100 gallon steelfueltank under cockpit sole.
60 gallon galvanised steel water tank under cockpit sole.
4×12 volt domestic batteries; 2xL2 volt engine start batteries; engine alternator.
2 manual bilge pumps and engine driven bilge pump.
Good head room throughout.
Maximum 7 berths with large double skippers’ cabin.
step down from cockpit into passage way offset to starboard past engine space.
Starboard pilot berth in passageway under deck-head . Large chart desk and storage area
on top of engine box.
Main saloon forward; single settee berth to starboard; double settee berth to port; dropleaf
saloon table in centre.
Flavel 2 burner gas stove with oven and grill. Work surface either side with stowage for
crockery with shelves above; gas powered fridge under work surface.
Starboard side large work surface area with single stainless sink; manual fresh water pump.1
Forepeak stowage, bosun’s locker and single berth to port if required.
Skippe/s cabin port side of engine box accessed through a passage to port at the base ofthe
companionway steps; large double berth when folded down; fullstanding head room.
Heads compartment at entrance to skipper’s cabin; Jabsco sea toilet discharges directly
Unused galvanised anchor chain 3f8″ x approx. 15 fathoms
Set of engine gaskets