The Isle of Wight Historic Lifeboat Trust


Built 1887 - Restored 1998
Stationed at Bembridge, Isle of Wight 1887 - 1902

 "Queen Victoria" (1887)

While still a houseboat at Bembridge Harbour
After being stripped in preparation for restoration
During restoration in 1997
After launch in June 1998
Being rowed around the Nab Tower in 1998
January 1999
Start of re-enactment of famous Lynmouth to Porlock
overland launch of 1899
January 1999
"Queen Victoria" being pulled across Exmoor in
re-enactment of Lynmouth to Porlock overland launch
1st March 1999
"Queen Victoria" at the BBC to appear in "Blue Peter"
175th Anniversary of the RNLI
May 30th 1999
Start of Bembridge to Sandown overland launch
May 30th 1999
Being hauled by horses and volunteers to re-enact
the overland launch from Bembridge to Sandown
to the rescue of the "John Douse" in 1877
(Longlands Shute)
August 1999
During Whitby re-enactment of overland launch
to "Visiter", Robin Hood's Bay
August 1999
During Whitby re-enactment
August 1999
Whitby re-enactment, after rowing from
Robin Hood's Bay to Whitby
Bembridge Lifeboat Crew, preparing to pull
"Queen Victoria" through Bembridge by hand
July 19th 2000
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's birthday parade
HRH Prince Philip viewing "Queen Victoria" and
"Langham" at the Classic Boat Museum, Newport Quay
September 2001
Great River Race down the Thames
  August 2004
Queen Victoria - Graham Attrill tow to Sandown

June 2009
Queen Victoria outside Isle of Wight Council offices, Newport


June 2009
Langham undergoing restoration.