The D-Class Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) was introduced to Aberdeen in 1968.
The current ILB on station at Aberdeen is D-536 RNLB Margaret II. She is kept on a trailer inside the ILB House and wheeled outside to a Schat Davit on the quayside when launching is required.
Where age restrictions allow, all Aberdeen crewmembers serve on both the AWLB and ILB.
TYPE: D CLASS INFLATABLE INSHORE LIFEBOAT (EA-16)
MAX SPEED: 20 KNOTS
ENDURANCE: 3 HOURS AT 20 KNOTS
CONSTRUCTION: NYLON COATED HYPALON
Aberdeen’s Inshore Lifeboats
Operational No. Name
1968 – 1981 D-168 Unnamed
1981 – 1989 D-281 Sewing Machine Times
1989 – 1998 D-386 Trevor Edwin Jones
1998 – Present D-536 Margaret II