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Brixham harbour and a very crowded scene.
But it is the bright orange and blue lifeboat that stands out.

If you viewed my previous post 'Breakwater Beacon' and read my notes you will know that there was a very bad storm in 1866, with considerable loss of life and boats.
So a lifeboat station was established in the very same year of 1866.
There had been a station at Torquay which began life in 1876, but that was closed down in 1923 when a new motor lifeboat was placed at Brixham. In 1924 the Brixham station was renamed Torbay.

This lifeboat is a Severn class lifeboat, and is the largest lifeboat in the RNLI fleet.
(RNLI is Royal National Lifeboat Institution.)

Developed in the early 1990s it was introduced into the RNLI fleet in 1996.
As an all weather lifeboat, the Severn can take on the worst sea conditions and comes into her own on long offshore searches and rescues.

The RNLI is a charitable institution.

A very warm day but little sunshine!
Thanks for looking.

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