D-460 Leicester Fox

Station lifeboat

Leicester Fox was the fifth inshore lifeboat to be stationed at Skegness. She arrived in the town for the summer season of 1994 and was officially named on 30 October 1994.

D-460 Leicester Fox taking part in Skegness lifeboat day.
D-460 Leicester Fox taking part in Skegness lifeboat day, July 2001.
(Photo: Ben Hardaker)


The 4.9m inflatable boat was funded entirely by the people of Leicester through an appeal by the Leicester branch of the RNLI during 1993-94.

The naming ceremony, held inside the boathouse due to rain and strong winds, allowed the committee of Leicester branch to see the result of all their hard work.

Derek Young, chairman of Leicester branch, handed the boat to the RNLI before she was handed to the station by Commandant Vonla McBride CB BA (Vice President of the RNLI Committee of Management). The boat was then named Leicester Fox by Mrs C Young, followed by a launch to demonstrate the boat's capabilities.

Naming ceremony for D-460 Leicester Fox at Skegness lifeboat station, October 1994.
Naming ceremony for D-460 Leicester Fox at Skegness lifeboat station, October 1994.
(Photo: Ben Hardaker)


Leicester Fox
was called out hundreds of times before being retired to the relief fleet in February 2002. She saved dozens of lives and assisted hundreds more.

The lifeboat was replaced in 2002 by a second D class lifeboat funded by the hard work of the Leicester branch of the RNLI and named Leicester Fox II.


List launches for D-460 Leicester Fox*

* Please note: not all service launches for this lifeboat are available in our launch records database.

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