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Stronsay Lifeboat, Edward  Z. Dresden
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Stronsay Lifeboat, Edward Z. Dresden

Stronsay lifeboat at whitehall village. My uncle David
Rendall remembers the lifeboat arriving around 1952, the date may not be accurate.
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Picture added on 10 January 2009
This L/Boat served Stronsay after the station was reopened in 1952 up to 1955 when the new "John Gellatly Hyndman" arrived.
The "Edward Z.Dresden was a 45ft 6" Watson, originally stationed at Clacton-on-Sea.
Added by Stewart Taylor on 13 January 2009
If this the first new lifeboat at Stronsay, my Uncle Tom Carter was the Coxswain.
Added by Ian S Carter on 13 January 2009
Tom Carter was certainly Cox'n about this time, as he was the Cox'n who travelled down to Cowes to take the new "John Gellatly Hyndman" home to Stronsay in 1955.
Added by Stewart Taylor on 15 January 2009
I have just been reading the history of the Cromar Lifeboat Station and it seems the Edward Z Dresdon was stationed there for a time from April to July 1952.
One of our crew has just been doing Cox cover at Cromar and it has been a great intrest to read the history of that station. The Goodwin Sands lie off that part of the Norfolk coast and there have been so many ships wrecked on them.
The book is called Cromar Lifeboats: A pictorial Guide by Nicolas Leach & Paul Russell.
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Added by John Budge on 17 January 2009
The Edward Z Dresden will have been doing a turn of Reserve at Cromer while their station boat was away for survey or overhaul.

The Goodwin Sands are off Walmer, Kent, not Cromer, Norfolk.
Added by Tim on 29 September 2009
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