Your Launch a Memory updates

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.

Saving lives in Invergordon

Get ready, a new wave of lifesaving is coming. Our special Shannon class lifeboat will be stationed at Invergordon, in the Scottish Highlands. Every time the lifeboat launches into the Cromarty Firth, your loved one’s name will be at the crew’s side. 

Invergordon is one of several all-weather lifeboat stations serving the rugged north-east coast of Scotland. The crew are often called out to rescue broken down yachts and fishing boats, and stranded walkers caught out by the tide. The Shannon will be replacing the Douglas Aikman Smith, which saved 8 lives and went on 327 shouts during its time at the station.

Leave a dedication

Lots of people have shared heart-warming stories about why they included the name of someone they miss – and their connection with the RNLI. 

To help you share your stories or pay tribute to your loved one, we’ve created a web page with our partner Muchloved. Take a look and see if this is something you’d like to do.

Meet the Shannon


Our Shannon class lifeboats are the most agile all-weather lifeboat in the fleet. Using water jets instead of propellers, the Shannon is making lifeboating history. 

Discover more by watching our video.
 

Together, you’ve helped us raise over £200,000. That’s nearly enough for four D class lifeboats. It could give 158 all-weather crew members new Helly Hanson kit. Or it could pay for a year’s training for 125 volunteer crew members. Thank you so much, you’ve made a huge difference.

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