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Photograph of lifeboat crewman G Langdon, holding the flexible fuse from a lifeboat maroon. The maroon is in a portable mortar (the box like apparatus in the foreground with carrying handles and a central tube). Two maroons were fired in succession to summon the lifeboat crew in case of emergency. Directly behind Mr Langdon is W [Bill] Kent who is wearing a nautical cap and jacket. The picture was taken near the top of the old lifeboat slipway in London Bay, St Helier Harbour. Photographs of the lifeboat Howard D, one with crew in wet weather clothing and one with passengers aboard in the Harbour, possibly after its' naming ceremony.

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Reference L/A/75/A2/LB/2/10
Date August 1937
Names Howard D (Lifeboat)
St Helier Lifeboat Station
Langdon, G
Langdon, George
Landon, G
Kent, W
Kent, Bill
Harbour
Royal National Lifeboat Institution
RNLI
Keywords Lifeboats | crewmen | passengers | uniforms | explosives | Fuses | signals | exercises | emergencies
Category L/A-Businesses
Places Harbour, St Helier Harbour
Dimensions 3 Photographs
Language English
Level of description File
Creator Jersey Evening Post, The
Access restrictions Closed for preservation. Please view digital image.
Closed until 2100
Subject 10
File number Lifeboat
Page number Page

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Photograph of lifeboat crewman G Langdon, holding the flexible fuse from a lifeboat maroon. The maroon is in a portable mortar (the box like apparatus in the foreground with carrying handles and a central tube). Two maroons were fired in succession to summon the lifeboat crew in case of emergency. Directly behind Mr Langdon is W (Bill) Kent who is wearing a nautical cap and jacket. The picture was taken near the top of the old lifeboat slipway in London Bay, St Helier Harbour. Photographs of the lifeboat Howard D, one with crew in wet weather clothing and one with passengers aboard in the Harbour, possibly after its' naming ceremony.
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