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D-853 Harbet

The current Fleetwood ILB is D-853 Harbet entered service at Fleetwood on 23rd February 2021, replacing D-719 Mary Elizabeth Barnes. Harbet is named after Harold and Betsy Hollingsworth who had connections with Fleetwood.

Fleetwoods In-Shore Lifeboat


Class:- IB1 D Class


Fleet Number :- D-853


MMSI Number:-


Name:- Harbet


Built:- 2020


Length:- 5m


Beam / width:- 2m


Draught / depth:- 0.52m


Displacement / weight:- 400kg


Range:- 3 hours duration


Fuel Capacity:- 68 litres


Engines:- 1x 50 hp petrol outboard


Construction:- Hypalon-coated polyester


Speed:-25 Knots


Crew:- 3


Survivor Capacity:- 5


Date of Service:- 23rd Feb 2021 to date


ILB D-853 Harbet arriving at Fleetwood on 23rd February 2021

Film By Blackpool TV

Harbet, named after Harold and Betsy Hollingsworth, from Cheadle, Cheshire. They bequeathed £54,000 to the RNLI for a new lifeboat and because Harold had fond memories of Fleetwood and frequently sailed from the old fishing town, it was decided to choose the new Fleetwood in-shore lifeboat in their memory.