New Hastings lifeboat unveiled in honour of mother and son’s shared love of the sea

The Hastings RNLI’s new inshore lifeboat was named over the weekend to honour a man who had ‘a great love for the sea’.

Friday, 4th October 2019, 2:28 pm
Charles Francis, Elisabeth Oarten, Cea Francis and Tom Francis siblings

The D-835 Richard Francis was named, on Saturday afternoon, after Richard Francis, who died from cancer 40 years ago at the age of 21. To read more, click here.

Future crew and family member of the Francis clan with the crew at Hastings
family members and future crew who attended the ceremony
Family and key digniatries at the naming of the Richard Francis
Elizabeth Oaten sister to Richard Francis after whom the boat was named
Anne and Richard Francis
Naming ceremony of the new Hastings' inshore lifeboat Richard Francis. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-190930-152313001
Naming ceremony of the new Hastings' inshore lifeboat Richard Francis. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-190930-152347001
Naming ceremony of the new Hastings' inshore lifeboat Richard Francis. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-190930-152302001
Naming ceremony of the new Hastings' inshore lifeboat Richard Francis. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-190930-152250001
Naming ceremony of the new Hastings' inshore lifeboat Richard Francis. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-190930-152238001
Naming ceremony of the new Hastings' inshore lifeboat Richard Francis. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-190930-152526001
Naming ceremony of the new Hastings' inshore lifeboat Richard Francis. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-190930-152514001
Naming ceremony of the new Hastings' inshore lifeboat Richard Francis. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-190930-152504001
Naming ceremony of the new Hastings' inshore lifeboat Richard Francis. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-190930-152215001
Naming ceremony of the new Hastings' inshore lifeboat Richard Francis. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-190930-152202001
Naming ceremony of the new Hastings' inshore lifeboat Richard Francis. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-190930-152454001
Naming ceremony of the new Hastings' inshore lifeboat Richard Francis. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-190930-152443001
Naming ceremony of the new Hastings' inshore lifeboat Richard Francis. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-190930-152433001
Naming ceremony of the new Hastings' inshore lifeboat Richard Francis. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-190930-152409001
Naming ceremony of the new Hastings' inshore lifeboat Richard Francis. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-190930-152358001
Naming ceremony of the new Hastings' inshore lifeboat Richard Francis. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-190930-152336001
Naming ceremony of the new Hastings' inshore lifeboat Richard Francis. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-190930-152325001
Naming ceremony of the new Hastings' inshore lifeboat Richard Francis. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-190930-152537001
Naming ceremony of the new Hastings' inshore lifeboat Richard Francis. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-190930-152227001
Naming ceremony of the new Hastings' inshore lifeboat Richard Francis. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-190930-152421001