Wednesday 9th February

Paul Barnett

The Penlee Lifeboat 

 This talk will be on Zoom only

 

 

On Saturday 19th December 1981 the 'Solomon Browne', a 47ft wooden Watson class motor lifeboat, was launched from its boat house near Mousehole into hurricane conditions to go to the aid of the MV Union Star, which had reported engine failure and was being swept towards the southern coast of Cornwall. After the Solomon Browne had managed to rescue 4 people, radio contact was lost. Sadly, both vessels were wrecked resulting in a total of 16 people losing their lives, This is their story...