St Davids RNLI Lifeboat Station
“Norah Wortley” 16-26 - Tamar Class All-weather Lifeboat. The Tamar class lifeboat “Norah Wortley” was placed on service at St Davids in April 2013.  Initially she was operated from a swinging mooring at St Justinians whilst work to the new station was in progress.  Since October 2016 the “Norah Wortley” has been launched down the slipway from the new boathouse. The lifeboat has been funded through the generous bequest of Mrs Diane Mary Symon who died in February 2010. The Tamar is fitted with an integrated electronic Systems and Information Management System (SIMS) so that the crew can monitor, operate and control many of the boat’s systems directly from their shock-mitigating seats, improving their safety.  The bespoke seats enhance crew comfort and safety. They also incorporate essential controls such as throttles and joystick with the trackball for the SIMS screen close to hand.  The Tamar’s propellers and rudders lie in partial tunnels set into the hull that, along with steel-lined main and bilge keels, provide excellent protection from damage in shallow water or slipway operations.  In addition to her twin engines, the lifeboat is fitted with a hydraulic-powered bow thruster for improved manoeuvrability.  The Tamar carries a Y boat, an inflatable powered daughter boat housed under the aft deck, which can be deployed from a hinged door in the transom. The Y boat has a 15hp outboard engine and is used in moderate conditions to access areas the lifeboat cannot reach.  Comprehensive first aid equipment includes stretchers, oxygen and Entonox and other equipment includes a portable salvage pump carried in a watertight container.  The Tamar class lifeboat is 16.3m in length with a beam of 5.3m and draught of 1.4m.  She has a displacement of 32 tonnes, a maximum speed of 25 knots and range of 250 miles.  The Tamar has two 1001hp Caterpillar C18 diesel engines and carried 4600 litres of fuel.  The lifeboat is constructed of fibre reinforced composite and she carries a crew of 7. The integrated electronic Systems and Information Management System (SIMS) offers the crew the ability to monitor, operate and control many of the boat’s systems directly from the safety of their seats. SIMS provides access to all communications (VHF, MF, DF, intercom), navigation (radar, chart, DGPS, depth and speed) and machinery monitoring including engines, transmission, fuel and bilge.
© David John and St Davids RNLI 2017.    The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603)
“Norah Wortley” 16-26 - Tamar Class All-weather Lifeboat. The Tamar class lifeboat “Norah Wortley” was placed on service at St Davids in April 2013.  Initially she was operated from a swinging mooring at St Justinians whilst work to the new station was in progress.  Since October 2016 the “Norah Wortley” has been launched down the slipway from the new boathouse. The lifeboat has been funded through the generous bequest of Mrs Diane Mary Symon who died in February 2010. The Tamar is fitted with an integrated electronic Systems and Information Management System (SIMS) so that the crew can monitor, operate and control many of the boat’s systems directly from their shock- mitigating seats, improving their safety.  The bespoke seats enhance crew comfort and safety. They also incorporate essential controls such as throttles and joystick with the trackball for the SIMS screen close to hand.  The Tamar’s propellers and rudders lie in partial tunnels set into the hull that, along with steel-lined main and bilge keels, provide excellent protection from damage in shallow water or slipway operations.  In addition to her twin engines, the lifeboat is fitted with a hydraulic-powered bow thruster for improved manoeuvrability.  The Tamar carries a Y boat, an inflatable powered daughter boat housed under the aft deck, which can be deployed from a hinged door in the transom. The Y boat has a 15hp outboard engine and is used in moderate conditions to access areas the lifeboat cannot reach.  Comprehensive first aid equipment includes stretchers, oxygen and Entonox and other equipment includes a portable salvage pump carried in a watertight container.  The Tamar class lifeboat is 16.3m in length with a beam of 5.3m and draught of 1.4m.  She has a displacement of 32 tonnes, a maximum speed of 25 knots and range of 250 miles.  The Tamar has two 1001hp Caterpillar C18 diesel engines and carried 4600 litres of fuel.  The lifeboat is constructed of fibre reinforced composite and she carries a crew of 7. The integrated electronic Systems and Information Management System (SIMS) offers the crew the ability to monitor, operate and control many of the boat’s systems directly from the safety of their seats. SIMS provides access to all communications (VHF, MF, DF, intercom), navigation (radar, chart, DGPS, depth and speed) and machinery monitoring including engines, transmission, fuel and bilge.
Copyright:  David John and St Davids RNLI 2017. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603)
“Norah Wortley” 16-26 - Tamar Class All-weather Lifeboat. The Tamar class lifeboat “Norah Wortley” was placed on service at St Davids in April 2013.  Initially she was operated from a swinging mooring at St Justinians whilst work to the new station was in progress.  Since October 2016 the “Norah Wortley” has been launched down the slipway from the new boathouse. The lifeboat has been funded through the generous bequest of Mrs Diane Mary Symon who died in February 2010. The Tamar is fitted with an integrated electronic Systems and Information Management System (SIMS) so that the crew can monitor, operate and control many of the boat’s systems directly from their shock-mitigating seats, improving their safety.  The bespoke seats enhance crew comfort and safety. They also incorporate essential controls such as throttles and joystick with the trackball for the SIMS screen close to hand.  The Tamar’s propellers and rudders lie in partial tunnels set into the hull that, along with steel-lined main and bilge keels, provide excellent protection from damage in shallow water or slipway operations.  In addition to her twin engines, the lifeboat is fitted with a hydraulic-powered bow thruster for improved manoeuvrability.  The Tamar carries a Y boat, an inflatable powered daughter boat housed under the aft deck, which can be deployed from a hinged door in the transom. The Y boat has a 15hp outboard engine and is used in moderate conditions to access areas the lifeboat cannot reach.  Comprehensive first aid equipment includes stretchers, oxygen and Entonox and other equipment includes a portable salvage pump carried in a watertight container.  The Tamar class lifeboat is 16.3m in length with a beam of 5.3m and draught of 1.4m.  She has a displacement of 32 tonnes, a maximum speed of 25 knots and range of 250 miles.  The Tamar has two 1001hp Caterpillar C18 diesel engines and carried 4600 litres of fuel.  The lifeboat is constructed of fibre reinforced composite and she carries a crew of 7. The integrated electronic Systems and Information Management System (SIMS) offers the crew the ability to monitor, operate and control many of the boat’s systems directly from the safety of their seats. SIMS provides access to all communications (VHF, MF, DF, intercom), navigation (radar, chart, DGPS, depth and speed) and machinery monitoring including engines, transmission, fuel and bilge.
St Davids RNLI Lifeboat Station
Copyright:  David John and St Davids RNLI 2017. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603)