Swn y Mor, St Davids’ old lifeboat
Author: Jim Phillips, Lifeboat Press Officer at St Davids
Reference: 002St Davids
On Wednesday (27th August) a welcome visitor to St David’s RNLI Lifeboat Station, was the Swn-y-Mor – a 46ft Watson Class Lifeboat which had served at St David’s from 1936 until 1963.
She was donated to the RNLI by the Civil Service Lifeboat Fund at a cost of £7,618. She was not of the self-righting design, and during her time on service launched 90 times saving 108 lives. During the war years among the rescues performed was one in particular was a search for survivors from two landing craft, which were overwhelmed in rough seas off Milford Haven.