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)
MAX SPEED: 25 KNOTS
ENDURANCE: 3 HOURS AT 25 KNOTS
Aberdeen's Inshore Lifeboats
|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.