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Severn Class

Severn Class All Weather Lifeboat

 

Severn

RNLI Severn AWL

 The Severn Class lifeboat is the largest in the fleet and is designed to lie afloat. Introduced in 1996 it carries a Y Class inflatable daughter boat, which can be deployed in moderate conditions to access areas where the lifeboat cannot reach. Severns have a comprehensive electronics fit including full MF and VHF DSC radio equipment, DGPS Navigator, an electronic chart system, VHF/DF, Radar and weather sensors. For added manoeuvrability, in addition to twin engines the Severn also has a bow thruster fitted. The Severn is constructed of fibre reinforced composite material.

Provision for survivors includes comprehensive First Aid Equipment including stretchers, Oxygen and Entonox. Severns carry a salvage pump in a water-tight container, but fire-fighting capacity is limited to Own-ship only.

Length OA 17.00m (55’ 09″)

Length BP 15.50m (50’10″)

Breadth MLD 5.62m (18’00″)

Depth MLD 2.55m (10’00″)

Draught 1.37m (4’06″)

Speed 25 knots

Range 250 nm.

SHP 1050 @ 2150RPM

Engine Type Twin Caterpillar 3412 TA Diesels

Carrying Capacity self righting 47, non-self righting 185

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