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Closed 16/09/2019

raised of £1,000 target by 7 supporters

    Weʼve raised £130 to help restore ST437, a World War 2 air/sea rescue boat.

    Funded on Monday, 16th September 2019

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    ST437 is a Mk1 seaplane tender and spent the entire war on air sea rescue duties, mostly in the Bristol Channel. ST437, and vessels like her, saved the lives of over 13,000 British and Allied aircrew during WW2. They provided a critical but largely unsung role during the war with crews risking their lives to save others.

    There are very few of these boats still in working order - 437 will be only the fouth of her class to have been saved. She has recently been accepted onto the Register of Historic Vessels as a boat of national historic importance.

    The restoration process will be neither quick nor inexpensive but will prevent this beautiful vessel from going the way of so many others - to rot away in the boatyards and backwaters of Britain.

    Any donation you make will be spent directly on materials for the restoration - timber, vintage fittings, paint, etc. and not on rent or labour.

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      • william britten

        william britten

        Mar 14, 2018

        The world needs people like you to bring back to life objects of beauty that are now derelict. I wonder if you could do anything for me?


      • Michael John

        Michael John

        Jan 24, 2018

        My Dad served on one of these in Thames Estuary


      • Nigel Robinson

        Nigel Robinson

        Nov 22, 2017

        when does the bar open on board ?


      • Baron Dibble

        Baron Dibble

        Nov 21, 2017


      • Cyril


        Nov 20, 2017

        Good job, good luck!


      • Matthew Lever

        Matthew Lever

        Nov 18, 2017


      • Laura Belardo

        Laura Belardo

        Nov 17, 2017


      Great people make things happen

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      ST437 was built in 1941 and served on air/sea rescue duties in Porthcawl throughout WW2. Now in need of complete restoration,, she will join a handful of Seaplane Tenders in seaworthy condition. ST437 is on the National Register of Historic Ships.

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