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Trent Class

 Trent Class All Weather Lifeboat
Trent All Weather Lifeboat

Trent All Weather Lifeboat

Designed to lie afloat, the Trent Class entered service in 1994. It is constructed of fibre reinforced composite, and features twin bilge keels offering good protection to the propellers and ruddersTrents have a comprehensive electronics fit including full MF and VHF DSC radio equipment, DGPS Navigator and electronic chart system, VHF/DF, Radar and weather sensors. Provision for survivors includes comprehensive First Aid Equipment including stretchers, Oxygen and Entonox. Trents carry a salvage pump in a water-tight container, but fire-fighting capacity is limited to Own-ship only. The Trent carries an inflatable X-boat which is oar-powered that can be deployed in slight conditions to gain access to rocks or beaches. A project is underway to replace these with a small roll-away boat with a 5hp outboard engine, starting fitting in Autumn 2000.

Length OA 14.00m (45’ 11″)

Length BP 12.75m (41’10″)

Breadth MLD 4.64m (15’2 3/4“)

Depth MLD 1.97m (6’5 9/16“)

Draught 1.30m (4’06”)

Speed 25 knots

Range 250 nm.

SHP 808 @ 2300RPM

Engine Type Twin MAN 2840 LXE Diesels

Carrying Capacity Self righting 28, non-self righting 102

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