In 1947 the The General R Dudley Blake Lifeboat changed role to become a vessel for fishing tours and transfered to Howth under the ownership of the Cyril Doyle family and was renamed to the “St Therese”
In 1994 the General R Dudley Blake made a brief return for a two day trip from Howth to its former home port of Blackrock where it received a huge welcome from the crowd onshore as part of a RNLI fundraiser.
The lifeboat was decomissioned from being a ferry and pleasure vessle in 2006 where it was brought ashore in Kildare in 2006. It was later moved to seaside storage in Wexford in 2014 close to Loftus Hall.
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