Author Results for courtesy of Frederick C. Wigby

Document: Invention of the Lifeboat

By courtesy of Frederick C. Wigby

In 1802 the Select Committee of the House of Commons investigated Mr Greathead’s petition respecting his invention of a lifeboat. Having interviewed a number of witnesses with direct knowledge of Greathead’s lifeboat and its fitness for purpose, it was acknowledged that he was the inventor of the lifeboat and that Parliament would award him £1200 […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Shipwrecks | Other (location)
Subjects include: Lifesaving & Coastguard