Hastings lifeboat’s naming ceremony in pictures

On Saturday (April 27), the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) held the official naming ceremony of the Shannon class lifeboat stationed at Hastings.

The crew of the newly named Hastings Lifeboat 'Richard and Caroline Colton'. Photo by RNLI/Kt Bruce SUS-190429-104300001
The crew of the newly named Hastings Lifeboat 'Richard and Caroline Colton'. Photo by RNLI/Kt Bruce SUS-190429-104300001

The all-weather boat has been funded by the generous legacy of the late Richard Colton, who left two classic Ferraris to the RNLI in his will. To read the full story, click here.

The crew of the newly named Hastings Lifeboat 'Richard and Caroline Colton'. Photo by RNLI/Kt Bruce SUS-190429-104300001

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Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065605001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065433001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065658001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065647001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065637001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065625001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065615001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065555001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065524001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065759001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065809001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065913001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065853001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065903001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065514001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065504001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065454001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065444001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065749001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065739001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065729001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065843001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065719001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065832001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065923001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065534001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065544001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-190428-065708001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Kevin Boorman SUS-190428-070042001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Kevin Boorman SUS-190428-070030001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Kevin Boorman SUS-190428-070020001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Kevin Boorman SUS-190428-065957001
Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Hastings' new Shannon class lifeboat Richard and Caroline Colton and her launch recovery system Richard and Mark Colton. Photo by Kevin Boorman SUS-190428-065820001