The D-Class Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) was introduced to Aberdeen in 1968.

The current ILB on station at Aberdeen is D-694 RNLB James Bissett Simpson. She is kept on a trailer inside the ILB House and wheeled outside to a Schat Davit on the quayside when launching is required.

Where age restrictions allow, all Aberdeen crewmembers serve on both the AWLB and ILB.

 

RNLB James Bissett Simpson

                                                                  

TYPE: D CLASS INFLATABLE INSHORE LIFEBOAT  (IB1)                 

LENGTH: 4.9M

BEAM: 2M

LAUNCH: DAVIT

CREW:3                                                                                

MAX SPEED: 25 KNOTS

ENDURANCE: 3 HOURS AT 25 KNOTS                                       

 

 

 

Aberdeen's Inshore Lifeboats

On Station

Operational No. Name
1968 - 1981 D-168 Unnamed
1981 - 1989 D-281 Sewing Machine Times
1989 - 1998 D-386 Trevor Edwin Jones
1998 - 2008 D-536 Margaret II
2008 - Present D-694 James Bissett Simpson

 


Aberdeen's New IB1 ILB

D-694 arrives on station.