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Towards the Old Lookout Towards the Moot Hall Aldeburgh Seafront and Lifeboat Station View along beach View along beach

ALDEBURGH SEA FRONT, THE LIFEBOAT STATION

There has been a lifeboat station in Aldeburgh since 1851.  The current building was completed in 1994 and houses The Freddie Cooper, the 14th Lifeboat to be stationed at Aldeburgh.  A greetings card showing the building and the view along the beach is available from the Aldeburgh bookshop or form our online shop.

ALDEBURGH RNLI

The Aldeburgh lifeboat Freddie Cooper is a Mersey class all weather lifeboat has protected propellers and is relatively lightweight; this makes it suitable for carriage launching from the beach, although it is capable of operating from slipways and may also lie afloat at berths.
A small manually launched inflatable X boat is carried on board. This is used to assist in rescuing casualties and can be rowed into locations inaccessible to the all weather lifeboat.

THE FREDDIE COOPER

Length: 12m

Speed: 16 knots

Range: 140 nautical miles

Launch method at Aldeburgh: carriage

Crew: 6

Cost to replace lifeboat: £1.2 - £2m

Aldebugh beach from RNLI

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