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Lieut. William Lewis Ost RN, and Coastguard
Lieut. William Lewis Ost RN, and Coastguard
This man was born to Irish parents in Stokesbay, Gosport in 1859. He began a naval career as a Coastguard around Cork and the west coast of Ireland, before being involved in the defence of Cork Har...
On Parade
On Parade
CGs out side CRE Station
William Broe
William Broe
I think that this photo was taken whilst her was serving along the South coast of England.
John Hurley Coastguard
A Brief summary of the career of John Hurley, his wife Margaret (nee Cashman) and their peripateic life in the 1870s.
Portrush Rocket Life Saving Company
Portrush Rocket Life Saving Company, who were volunteers under Coastguard management, used this Wreck Post on Ramore Head for their quarterly practice exercises (one of which was always carried out in darkness). With the post representing a ship’s mast, a Boxer Rocket (named after the military engineer Captain Boxer) could carry a line up to 200 yards from ‘shore’ to the team at the ‘mast’.
Lifesaving by Coastguardsmen
The Lifeboats owned and managed by the Royal National Life-boat Institution are stationed at almost every point of our extensive seaboard where loss of life through shipwreck is most to be feared; while the services performed by their crews every year, unostentatiously, and in the ordinary course of duty, are such as would do honour to any age or nation.
The Jago Coastguards in the 19th Century
James Jago, was a coastguard. When we started researching the history of our family, we discovered that James was one of at least seven brothers and uncles who had served in the Royal Navy and transferred to the Coastguard.
John NICHOLLS Coastguard (1815-1871)
The life and times of John Nicholls (Great Great Grandfather) (1815 until pensioned from Coastguards in 1871). Please can you add to your records database.