|Name||Norfolk and Suffolk-class|
|Operators||Royal National Lifeboat Institution|
|General characteristics - motor lifeboats|
|Length||46 ft 6 in (14.17 m)|
|Beam||12 ft 9 in (3.89 m)|
|Speed||8 knots (9.2 mph; 15 km/h)|
|Range||~115 nautical miles (132 mi; 213 km)|
Norfolk and Suffolk-class lifeboats were lifeboats operated by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) from stations around the coasts of the United Kingdom and Ireland. They were able to operate further from shore and around the sandbanks common off East Anglia.
Norfolk and Suffolk class of non-self righting lifeboats were designed to operate further from shore and specifically around East Anglia. Originally a pulling and sailing design, in 1906 the Walton-on-the-Naze's RNLB James Stevens No. 14 (ON 432), built in 1900, was fitted with a 32 bhp petrol engine and served at the station until 1928. Originally, the engines in motor lifeboats were regarded as an auxiliary and they retained their full sailing rig. The conversion of James Stevens No. 14 was deemed a success and a further number of new motor lifeboats were built for service at East Anglian stations.
|ON [lower-alpha 1]||Name||Built||Builder||Description||In service||Principal Station||Disposal|
|Solebay||40-foot (12 m)||1841-1858||Southwold|
|29||Harriett / London Coal Exchange No. 1||40-foot (12 m)||1858-1893||Southwold|
|270||Margaret||44 ft (13 m)|| ? |
|304||Aldeburgh||1890||Mr. Critten of [Great] Yarmouth||44 ft 3 in (13.49 m)14 oars, double banked ||1890-1899||Albeburgh||Capsized with the loss of seven of the 18 crew.|
|353||Alfred Corry||1893||Beeching Brothers of Great Yarmouth||44-foot (13 m), with two-masts and 16 oars.  ||1893-1919||Southwold||sold 1919|
|Bolton||42-foot (13 m)||1918-1925||Southwold|
|430||James Stevens No. 9 ||1899||38-foot (12 m), 12-foot (3.7 m) beam inside, 14-foot (4.3 m) outside, carried a crew of 15.||1899-1909||Southend-on-Sea|
|432||James Stevens No.14||1900||Thames Ironworks, Blackwall||43-foot (13 m)|
Engine fitted 1906
|1900 - 1928||Walton and Frinton||sold June 1928|
|482||City of Westminster||1902||Thames Iron Works Company||46 ft (14 m)12 oars, double banked ||1902 - 1928||Aldeburgh|
|ON||Name||Built||Builder||In service||Principal Station||Disposal|
|432||James Stevens No.14 ||1900||Thames Ironworks, Blackwall||1900–1928||Walton and Frinton||sold June 1928|
|656||Hearts of Oak  |
length - 40-foot (12 m)
beam - 10-foot (3.0 m)
|1918|| Summers and Payne, Southampton|
completed by S. E. Saunders, Cowes
| Palling no 2 |
|663||John and Mary Meiklam Of Gladswood (1921)|
Agnes Cross (1921–1952)
|1921||S. E. Saunders, Cowes||1921|
| Great Yarmouth and Gorleston |
|Sold October 1952|
|670||H.F. Bailey (1923–1924)|
John and Mary Meiklam of Gladswood (1924–1952)
|1923||J. Samuel White, Cowes||1923–1924|
| Cromer No.1|
Great Yarmouth and Gorleston
|Sold October 1952|
|691||Mary Scott||1925||J. Samuel White, Cowes||1925–1940|
|Sold March 1953|
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