Adrodd fel Amhriodol

Testun Gwreiddiol (Anodiad: EPW058500 / 1324925)

' One of the only two remaining "sailing lifeboats" of Southend, still operating in 1938 - many excursion-boat owners having bought motor launches. The other Sailing Lifeboat was operating from the Chalkwell beach - see aerial photo of that area. These lovely "lugger-rigged" sailing vessels were 60ft long, and double-ended. and the type had been a much-loved feature of the Foreshore from the late 1890's, but growing fewer each year as more motor vessels were introduced. Unfortunately this commentator doesn't know - with any certainty,- the names of any of the 3 large sailing vessels still operating from the foreshore just prior to the Outbreak of War on 3rd september, 1939. '