The Zetland Lifeboat – Restoring the world’s oldest lifeboat

The Zetland Lifeboat What is the Zetland? Built in 1802 in South Shields, the Zetland life boat is the oldest surviving boat of its kind in the world. The Zetland is a clinker-built, doubled-ended rowing boat, 9.15m long with a 3.1m beam. She required 13 crew members, although she could carry 20 in severe weather.   …

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