Dauntless 1861-1867

30ft x 7ft self-righter, built by Forrest of Limehouse, London.

Cost £148 9s 6d.

 February 2nd 1867

The American ship Fanny Larribee, 1271 tons in ballast, went ashore off Brook Chine. In spite of a heavy ground swell, Captain Randall decided to stay with his ship until a tug arrived and eventually the vessel was re-floated.


New Year’s Day 1861

The first call for Brooke’s first lifeboat Dauntless, came at 7am on New Year’s Day. The 32 pounder lifeboat canon on the cliff top boomed out over Brook and in a few minutes the whole village was alive with activity.