RNLB H F Bailey (ON 714)
RNLB H F Bailey II (ON 714) was the third lifeboat stationed at Cromer to bear this name, but the first of the four to bear a number in its name. This lifeboat was sent to replace H F Bailey (ON 694). Coxswain Henry Blogg of the Cromer is often referred to as "the greatest of the lifeboatmen" was said to have disliked this lifeboat having preferred the previous lifeboat H F Bailey ON 695.
|Owner:||Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)|
|Builder:||J S White of Cowes, Isle of Wight|
|Official Number:||ON 714|
|Donor:||Legacy of Henry Francis Bailey, Brockenhurst, Surrey.|
|In service:||1929 -1937|
|Fate:||Destroyed in a Boatyard fire June 1937|
|Class and type:||Watson-class|
|Length:||45 ft 6 in (13.87 m) overall|
|Beam:||12 ft 6 in (3.81 m)|
|Installed power:||two 40hp Wayburn CE4 petrol engines|
|Speed:||8.23 kn (15.24 km/h)|
|Notes:||Re-named RNLB Canadian Pacific (ON 714) when transferred to Selsey in 1929|
Arriving at Cromer in May 1929, this lifeboat served at Cromer for only two year and over that period she was launched 3 times and saved the lives of 5 people. In 1929 she was transferred to Selsey Lifeboat Station and was renamed Canadian Pacific.
- The History of Cromer Lifeboats and Crews – H F Bailey 777 1935 to 1945. Author: Lee, Kitty. Publisher:Kitty Lee. Work:Chapter One – Page IX, The story of H.F. Bailey Lifeboats.ISBN 0 9518530 0 7
- "Henry Blogg, the Greatest of the Lifeboatmen", Jolly, C., Pub: Poppyland Publishing, new edition 2002, ISBN 0-946148-59-7
- pdf of "Henry Blogg, the Greatest of the Lifeboatmen"
- The History of Cromer Lifeboats and Crews – H F Bailey 777 1935 to 1945. Author: Lee, Kitty. Publisher:Kitty Lee. Work:Chapter One – Page X, The story of H.F. Bailey Lifeboats.ISBN 0 9518530 0 7