The Ann Letitia Russell Rescue Group


Saving Fleetwoods Historic Lifeboat

Registered Charity No:1166752

About The ALR

RNLB Ann Letitia Russell


Class:- 41ft Watson Non Self-righting  


Type:- Motor Lifeboat


ON:- 813


Name:- Ann Letitia Russell


Built:- 1938


Builder:- Groves & Guttridge, Cowes


Funded:- Miss Ann Russell of Manchester


Cost:- £6,634


Length:- 41ft (12m)


Beam:- 11ft 8in (3.56m)


Draught:- 3ft 8in (1.12m)


Engine:- 1939-1963 2x35bhp Weyburn AE6 6-cylinder petrol. Re-engined in 1963 with 47 bhp Ford-based Parsons Porbeagle 4-cylinder diesel engines


Speed:-7.5 Knots


Crew:- 8


Date of Service:- 1939 - 1976


Stationed:- Fleetwood 1939 - 1976


Service Launches:- 205


Lives Saved:- 158


First Service Launch:- 11 June 1939


Sold out of Service:- 1977


Awards:- 2x Silver medals, 1x Bronze medal


Notes:-  Re-named Angela, then later Olive, Cabin added as yacht/houseboat, Layed up at Haven Marina Lowestoft Nov 2008, May 2015 Donated to the Ann Letitia Rescue Group Fleetwood for restoration. Returned to Fleetwood 18 August 2015.

41ft Watson DRG NO 14 ALR ENGINE ROOM 300dpi BW 41ft Watson DRG NO 14A

Engine Compartment of the Ann Letitia Russell in 1939 with the Weyburn AE-6 Cylinder petrol engines installed.