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How are lifeboats named?

From beloved institutions to types of cheese, lifeboats can have all sorts of weird and wonderful names. But how does it all work?

If you've seen an RNLI lifeboat, then you've probably seen the name badge written on the side. Whether it's an all-weather lifeboat or an inshore lifeboat, every vessel in the RNLI fleet has a name. But how does a lifeboat get its name? Watch our latest explainer video to find out. And if you want to find out more about the meaning behind some of the weird and wonderful names that lifeboats have, read our article on the sometimes strange, often wonderful world of lifeboat names.