Watson Blueprint Tea Towel, Set Of 2

Product code: RS742808

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Dry your dishes with a smart little piece of RNLI history with our Watson Blueprint Tea Towels.

This set of two tea towels feature blueprint designs by naval architect George Lennox Watson, whose designs produced 171 RNLI lifeboats, saving hundreds of lives.

Included in this two towel set are a blue tea towel with a white schematic print, and a white tea towel with a blue print both featuring the same design.

One of the many nautical tea towels we have on the RNLI shop, this is nonetheless the only one in our Watson Blueprint range, and goes well with other kitchen items from that line which include oven gloves and our Watson blueprint apron.

  • 76x48cm (30x19")
  • 100% cotton
  • made in the UK. 

About the Watson Blueprint collection

This collection is inspired by the 47ft Watson class lifeboat blueprint, from the RNLI Heritage archive. George Lennox Watson became chief consulting Naval Architect to the RNLI in 1887, and in 1888 had built the first of the Watson class hulls that bore his name. Watson's boats were renowned for their seaworthiness and as such over the course of some 76 years, 171 boats were built. In total there were 11 lengths of boat in 8 separate classes, from pulling and sailing lifeboats to motor lifeboats, which were introduced in 1908. The drawing that inspired this collection was for the Joseph Soar, built in 1962 and placed on service at St Davids, transferred to Dunbar, and later Shoreham Harbour (1988-'90), before being decommissioned in 1992. Throughout her life she saved 135 lives.

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