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Built by:Money Wigram & Son's, at Blackwall.
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Launched:21st April 1875 by Lady Milne.
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Built for:Edmund Thompson.
Other info:See 'Thompson's Patent Life-Raft'.
History:18th April 1875. A trial of one of these this boats was launched first, but, unfortunately (being one which had been selected at hazard, and not a life-boat) it capsized, the five men who were in it being thrown into the water. Four of them were rescued very quickly; the fifth, who was under the capsized boat, was not picked up for some minutes, owing to the difficulty of righting the boat.
21st August 1875. Mr. Thompson challenged Colonel Gourley to a race between the ‘Cristabel’ and the ‘Rescue’ from Gravesend to Sunderland to decide the merits of the crafts.

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