The Dunmore East Lifeboat

The Dunmore East Lifeboat, Elizabeth and Ronald County Waterford

This is the Dunmore East Lifeboat, she is a Trent class named "Elizabeth & Ronald", which has a top speed of 25 knots and a range of 250 nautical miles. Designed to lie afloat at deep water or at a berth, the all-weather Trent class lifeboat entered service in 1994 as an abridged, yet none-the-less robust adaptation of the Severn class lifeboat.

Designed and built by Green Marine, each boat is constructed of over 100 mm thick fibre reinforced composite topsides, single laminate double hull bottoms, 4 water-tight bulkheads and prepreg epoxy, glass and Kevlar shields.

Details: Displacement:27.5 long tons (28 t)

Length: 14.26 m (46 ft 9 in)

Beam: 4.9 m (16 ft 1 in)

Draught: 1.3 m (4 ft 3 in)

Propulsion: 2 × MAN D2840LE 401 diesel engines, 860 hp (641 kW) Speed: 25 knots (29 mph; 46 km/h) Range: 250 nmi (460 km)

Capacity: Self Righting 28 Non-Self Righting 102

Crew: 6