Thank you for remembering your loved one with Launch a Memory. Welcome to your updates page, where you can keep track of the boat’s progress, learn about our Shannon class lifeboat and find out where it will be saving lives.

We are excited to announce that Invergordon Lifeboat Station have received their brand new, all-weather Shannon Class lifeboat with thousands of loved one’s memories on the side of the lifeboat. You can find out more information about the lifeboat’s journey and the impact Covid-19 had on this.

An update about the Invergordon Lifeboat

Your new Shannon class lifeboat, Agnes A P Barr, has arrived on station. She's here with us right now, and we're so excited to get the whole crew trained and ready to rescue – with your loved one's memory by our side. 

We couldn't tell you in advance about the lifeboat's journey to Invergordon, as there was a risk of inadvertently causing large gatherings and spreading the virus. But here's a short video of the journey, which took place by road instead of by sea, for speed's sake. 

If you do have any questions, please email launchamemory@rnli.org.uk. As you can imagine, our volunteer crew at Invergordon have a lot to juggle alongside being on call 24 hours a day - so we’d be really grateful if you could avoid contacting the station directly. You can also see our FAQs page for any common questions and answers.

RNLI lifeboat on the water with Launch a Memory decals

The Next Wave of Launch a Memory

You can now remember a loved one with the next Launch a Memory Lifeboat, a wonderful way to pay tribute to someone you’ll never forget. The station that has been chosen is in Clifden, on the west coast of Ireland. Clifden is nestled on the edge of the Atlantic, with a backdrop of magnificent mountains. The crew are really excited for the opportunity to launch with the memory of your loved one by their side.

Launch a Memory keepsakes

You can now purchase a lifesaving keepsake to commemorate the special person you’ve remembered on the Invergordon Shannon class lifeboat. From mugs to cushions through to photo frames, these keepsakes are a great way to keep the memory of the person you miss close to home. 

Design-wise, you can choose the individual letter or number that your loved one’s name is in, the full lifeboat decal, or a picture of the Invergordon lifeboat itself. Browse the collection of Launch a Memory keepsakes here.

30% of the profit of sales will go into the RNLI general funds. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee you will see your loved one’s name in every image or product as the writing may be too small. But their name will be in there, along with the names of others who are fondly remembered every day – and whose memory launches to the rescue every time Invergordon lifeboat crew are needed at sea.

Find your loved one’s name

For the first time, you can find your loved one's name printed in the letters and numbers of Invergordon's lifeboat, which will save lives at sea for years to come.

Simply click on the link below, type in your loved one's name and hit search. The image will zoom in allowing you to see their name - as well as which side of the boat it's on. When you’re done, share this page with friends and family!

Please note: in order to find your loved one's name, you must enter it exactly as you submitted it. For example, John Smith, John A Smith, John Andrew Smith or John ‘Smithy’ Smith.

If you need help with finding your loved one's name, or you have any other queries, please email us at launchamemory@rnli.org.uk.

Let’s stay in touch

We’d love to keep you updated about your Launch a Memory lifeboat and her lifesaving journey at sea, as well as keep you posted with RNLI news all around the UK and Ireland.

If you’d like to continue to hear from us, sign up to our monthly email RNLI Life – it’s one of the best ways for our family to stay in touch and keep connected.

Forever by the Sea

Forever by the Sea is an online space to share treasured stories and photos of your loved one with family and friends and, if you’d like, a place to help raise funds for the RNLI in their memory.

You can light virtual candles to commemorate meaningful dates, organise events and share thoughts, photos and even videos of your loved ones. For more information, please visit our page.

Leave a dedication

Lots of people have shared heart-warming stories about why they chose to include the name of someone they miss on the lifeboat – as well as celebrate theirs or their loves one’s connection to the RNLI.

To help share your stories, or to pay tribute to your loved one, we’ve created a web page with our partner MuchLoved. It’s a very special community filled with supporters like you, and you can use it to honour the person you miss in the most fitting way for you and your family.

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