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The Royal Sovereign Lightvessel

Eastbourne, Sussex. At one o'clock on the afternoon of the 8th of June,1960, the coastguard asked the cox- swain for the help of the life-boat to take off a member of the crew of the Royal Sovereign lightvessel, who was seriously ill. At 1.17 the life-boat Beryl Tollemache was launched in a south-south-westerly gale and a rough sea. The tide was half ebb. The sick man was transferred to the life-boat and landed at 3.23 at Eastbourne, where he was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Rewards to the crew, £7 4s. ; rewards to the helpers on shore, £13 8s..