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This page is for displaying some of the excellent paintings etc. featuring 44ft Motor Lifeboats.
 
If you are an owner of such a painting and would be willing to let me display it here please contact me here?

Owner: US Coast Guard
Artist:
David K. Stone
Date: 1987
Dimensions: 57cm X 41cm
Title: 44ft Motor Lifeboat
Description: The 44-foot motor lifeboat is the Coast Guard's primary surfboat. Throughout the years, Coast Guardsmen on board 44's have saved thousands of lives.


Photo Lance Marcus

Artist: ?
Title: 44336
Description: This picture is painted on the navigation box from the 44336, though it is now located on the ex 44346.

NOTE:
I understand that many of the 44’s had artwork on there navigation boxes, often depicting a scene of the lifeboat breaking through waves like the one above. Doe’s any anyone remember these or know who painted them? I would also be delighted to hear from anyone who has a photographic record of one?

I know that such paintings existed on the following boats.

44301
44302
44309
44310

Artist: ?
Photo: Bill Collette

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Artist: ?


Artist: ?
Photo: Bill Wechter

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Artist: ?

44336
44379
44388
44409


Artist: ?
Photo Lance Marcus



Artist: ?
Photo From my collection


Artist: ?
Photo CWO Michael Mahoney

Artist: ?
Photo From my collection

Photo Ian J. Johnson
Artist: David Cobb
Description: Depicts the rescue of five crew members from the Dutch dredger Holland 1 by the Troon Lifeboat 44-007 Connel Elizabeth Cargill on the 12th September 1980 in a Westerly storm.
Artist: Alfred Shepherd
Date: 1978
Title: The Ramsgate Lifeboat


Photo Steve Szmidt
Artist: George Button
Description: Rescue of the crew of the Radio Caroline pirate ship "Mi Amigo" on the 19-20 March 1980. The coxswain Charles Bowry was awarded the RNLI's silver medal for this service. The lifeboat is the 44-009 "Helen Turnbull ".
Artist: Jack Rigg
Title: On Call, Whitby  
Link to Jack Rigg's web site.
Artist: Marc Gunther
Medium: Watecolour
Artist: Morten Jensen Vågen
Title: 44301
Medium:
Acrylic On Canvas
Link to Morten's web site.
Artist:William H. RaVell III
Title: U. S. Coast Guard 44ft Motor Lifeboat and Tilt-Motor aircraft
Medium:
Acrylic On Canvas
Link toWilliam H. RaVell III's web site.
Artist: Grace Torluemke
Description:  44393 at Quillayute River seen from the beach at La Push circa 1973.
Artist: Patrick F. Minchin
Dimensions: 20' wide x 7' high, painted with acrylic paints.
Description:  Mural at Station Beach Haven, of the 44355 heading out of Little Egg Inlet in rough seas. It was painted in 1992 and took about 2 months to complete.
Artist: Dick Levesque
Title: Coast Guard 44 foot Motor Lifeboat
Link to Dick Levesque's web site.

Copyright by the Artist, all rights reserved by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Owner: U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Donor: Coast Guard Academy Class of 1962
Artist: CDR Mike Koloski USCG (Ret.)
Medium: Oil
Dimensions: 78 inches wide by 46 inches tall (198 cm x 117 cm)
Title: 44-foot Motor Lifeboat Rescues Survivors of an Ocean Storm, 1963
Description: This painting is a part of the Academy Class of 1962 Historical Murals Project. Other paintings in the project depict Coast Guard activities from World War II through 2005. These paintings and project information may be seen at http://uscga1962.org/mural/index.htm

Mike Koloski's web site.
Purchase prints of this painting from Academy Class of 1962


U.S. Coast Guard photo
Artist: Leonora Ray Smith
Title: Coast Guard to the Rescue

U.S. Coast Guard photo
Artist: Thomas Picard
Title:  The USCG Challenges the Mighty Sea

U.S. Coast Guard photo
Artist: Thomas Picard
Title:  44 in surf
Description: A 44-foot motor life boat waits for a break in the waves to cross the bar.

U.S. Coast Guard photo
Artist: William T.C. Stevens
Date: 1992
Title: Dawn Patrol, Columbia River Bar

U.S. Coast Guard photo
Artist: Robert Lee
Date: 1987
Title:  San Francisco Area Coast Guard
Description: 44' cutter and various scenes from Bay area.

U.S. Coast Guard photo
Artist: Yu Long Song
Date: 1992
Title:  Rescue the Boat People

U.S. Coast Guard photo
Artist: Harry Rambo
Title:  Riding a Big One in Coos Bay Harbor, Oregon

U.S. Coast Guard photo
Artist: H. Thomas Carr
Title:  44-footer
Description: "You have to go out. You don't have to come back." A 44- foot motor lifeboat fights its way through churning waves to answer a call for help.

U.S. Coast Guard photo
Artist: Rita Allred
Title:  Fire Storm
Description: A Coast Guardsman applies mouth- to-mouth resuscitation to a victim of a fire at sea. The Coast Guard 44-foot motor surf boat in the background goes to pick up another survivor. Crew members trained in firefighting will take the lead to extinguish the flames while the remaining crew will see to the safety, rescue and injuries of the distressed sailors. While the crew's primary concern is the rescue of those aboard the vessel, the crew also watches for any possible threat to the environment from oil spills and the release of other dangerous contaminants.

U.S. Coast Guard photo
Artist: Lou Diamond
Title:  44 leaving Montauk
Description: The 44348 crashes through heavy surf as it departs Montauk Station for a search and rescue case.

U.S. Coast Guard photo
Artist: Ferdinand Petrie
Date: Snohomish
Description: The CGC SNOHOMISH looms in the background as crew members of a 44- foot patrol boat wave in passing.

U.S. Coast Guard photo
Artist: Richard Kaiser
Title: Clearing Ice
Description: As each Coastie is called upon to perform more than one function, so is the equipment. Here a A 44-foot motor lifeboat serves as the platform for Coasties breaking ice with harpoons. The 44-foot MLBs were in service from the 1960s to the 1990s. Motor lifeboats have long been an integral part of a Coast Guard fleet, built to withstand the most severe conditions at sea.

U.S. Coast Guard photo
Artist: Jack Rosenhaft
Date:Running the Inlet
Description: A Coast Guard small boat races through the surf to the scene of a reported distress call.

U.S. Coast Guard photo
Artist: Mary Duer Brown
Date: Rescue No. 1

U.S. Coast Guard photo
Artist: Mary Duer Brown
Date: Rescue
Description: A Coast Guard utility boat comes to the aid of a disabled pleasure craft and rescues the crew members aboard.

U.S. Coast Guard photo
Artist: Ward Mann
Title:  Heavy Seas off Eastern Point, Gloucester
Description: A Coast Guard 44-foot self-righting boat charges through the heavy breakers off Eastern Point, Gloucester, MA.

U.S. Coast Guard photo
Artist: Anne Roth Brodie Hill
Title:  Destin 44377: Search and Rescue
Description: A motor lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Destin, Florida, cuts through heavy surf searching for survivors of a capsized catamaran.

U.S. Coast Guard photo
Artist: Clifford Schule
Title:  Safely Over the Bar
Description: A Coast Guard 44-foot boat tows a distressed fishing boat safely over a treacherous bar just off the northeast coast.

U.S. Coast Guard photo
Artist: Dorothy Juergens
Title:  Rescue
Description: A 44- foot rescue boat approaches a foundering small boat with two survivors on board. In the foreground, a Coast Guard rigid hull small boat hurries to another rescue.

Artist: Ellen Leelike
Dimensions: 22" X 28"
Title: The 44347
Description: The Motor Life Boat (MLB) is an integral part of a Coast Guard fleet, built to withstand the most severe conditions at sea. Designed to be self-bailing, self-righting and practically unsinkable, lifeboats are used as a heavy weather surf rescue response platform manned by the brave men who go out in conditions that send even hardened sailors scurrying for high ground. The 44 footer was designed to return to an upright position in 30 seconds or less and with twin GM Diesel engines making 15 knots, she was bigger, faster and stronger than her wooden predecessors. Her range of stability was in excess of 175 degrees and rated for surf conditions up 20 feet, seas up to 30 feet and winds up to 50 knots.
My thanks to The Coast Guard Art Program for allowing me to use this picture on this site.

Artist: Thomas B. Johnson
Dimensions: 20" X 30"
Title: The Old and the New
Description: The Motor Life Boat (MLB) is an integral part of a Coast Guard fleet, built to withstand the most severe conditions at sea. Designed to be self-bailing, self-righting and practically unsinkable, lifeboats are used as a heavy weather surf rescue response platform manned by the brave men who go out in conditions that send even hardened sailors scurrying for high ground. During the 1960's the Coast Guard replaced the venerable 36 foot MLB, seen with the CG36500, with the newly designed 44 foot (13 m) boat, seen in the background. These steel-hulled boats were more capable and more complicated than the wooden lifeboats they replaced.
Medium: Watercolour
My thanks to The Coast Guard Art Program for allowing me to use this picture on this site.
Artist: Edwin H. Wordell
Title: Crossing the Bar
Description: The many treacherous sand bars along the Northwestern coast of the United States are no problem for the Coast Guard small boats, which operate in those areas.
Medium: Watercolour
My thanks to The Coast Guard Art Program for allowing me to use this picture on this site.
Artist: Ward Mann
Dimensions: 26" X 32"
Title: High Seas
Description: These small boats of the Coast Guard provide much needed assistance even in the coastal oceans of the U.S.
Medium: Watercolour
My thanks to The Coast Guard Art Program for allowing me to use this picture on this site.
Artist: Walter H. Struck
Dimensions:13" X 20"
Title: Snowy Vigil
Description: A 44-footer moves through a blinding snowstorm and rough seas on its way to a search and rescue mission.
Medium: Watercolour
My thanks to The Coast Guard Art Program for allowing me to use this picture on this site.
Artist: William L. Trotter
Date: 1984
Dimensions: 24" X 20"
Title: Breakers on the Columbia
Description: On its way to answer a distress call, a Coast Guard 44-foot boat crosses the dangerous bar at the mouth of the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington. This stretch of water is one of the most treacherous in the world.
Medium: Oil
My thanks to The Coast Guard Art Program for allowing me to use this picture on this site.

Artist: Steve Mapel
Date: 2003
Dimensions: 15" X 30"
Title: CG44363 at LaPush, Washington
Description: The artist writes "I'm very impressed by the difficult and often dangerous job done by the men and women of the U. S. Coast Guard. This painting is dedicated to the lost crew members of CG44363 at LaPush. I have tried to depict a feeling of the tension crews experience heading out on rescue missions by showing the boat heading west through rough surf, toward ominous clouds and an unknown objective."
My thanks to The Coast Guard Art Program for allowing me to use this picture on this site.

Artist: Edgar Curley
Date: 2000
Dimensions: 16" X 20"
Title: To the Rescue
Description: 44' MLB, shown here cresting a wave, has 9 watertight compartments making it virtually unsinkable.
My thanks to The Coast Guard Art Program for allowing me to use this picture on this site.

Artist: Thomas B. Johnson
Date: 2000
Dimensions: 14" X 22"
Title: Coast Guard and Light House
Description: Sunday morning at Coast Guard Station Chatham on Cape Cod.
My thanks to The Coast Guard Art Program for allowing me to use this picture on this site.
Artist: Robert Sakson
Date: 1985
Dimensions: 28" X 30.5"
Title: Winter Training Exercise
Description: 44ft Motor Lifeboat, Manasquan Inlet Coast Guard Station, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey.
My thanks to The Coast Guard Art Program for allowing me to use this picture on this site.

Artist: ?
Date: 1983
Dimensions: 30" X 24"
Title: Training Session
Description: Coast Guardsmen, in orange exposure suits, train in rough water on board a 44-foot, self-righting, self-bailing motor surf boat off the coast of New Jersey.
My thanks to The Coast Guard Art Program for allowing me to use this picture on this site.
Artist: ?
Date: 1984
Dimensions: 18" X 24"
Title: Coast Guard 44-footer in Surf
Description:  Pounded by heavy surf, a Coast Guard 44-foot motor lifeboat hazards the seas on its way to a rescue. The 44- footer can roll 180 degrees and right itself in choppy seas. The primary duty of this multi-mission boat is search and rescue.
My thanks to The Coast Guard Art Program for allowing me to use this picture on this site.
Artist: Ralph Starr
Date: 1984
Dimensions: 24" X 30"
Title: Teamwork
Description:  Coast Guard units come to the aid of a fishing boat in trouble off Alameda, California. The Coast Guard Cutter MIDGETT, out of Alameda, California, stands by as a crew member of an HH-52 helicopter uses a rescue basket to lift an injured fisherman to safety.
My thanks to The Coast Guard Art Program for allowing me to use this picture on this site.
Artist: Robert Semler
Dimensions: 24" X 20"
Title: Helo Operations
Description:  A 44-footer and a HH-52A helicopter practice hoisting operations with the rescue basket off the New Jersey coast.
My thanks to The Coast Guard Art Program for allowing me to use this picture on this site.
Artist: Jim Davenport
Title: 44' In The Surf
Link to Jim Davenport's web site.
Artist: Jim Davenport
Title: 44361" Pounding Out
Link to Jim Davenport's web site.
Artist: Jim Davenport
Title: Charleston Station
Link to Jim Davenport's web site.
Artist: Jim Davenport
Title: On the Bar
Link to Jim Davenport's web site.
Description: Painting of the Portuguese Institute for Lifesaving lifeboat the Patrão Joaquim Casaca UAM 673.
Artist: Doug O'Dell
Dimensions: 20"x16"
Title: Coast Guard CG 44374
Description: Practically every coastie has served at a Coast Guard Unit that had a 44 footer. A for runner in the class of self righting, self bailing surf boats that many thousands of people owe their lives to. Pictured here is 44374, a mainstay MLB of the Cleveland Harbor Lifeboat Station for nearly 30 years.
Link to their web site
Artist: Geoffrey Sims
Date: 1979
Dimensions: 39cm X 54cm
Title: Ramsgate Lifeboat "Ralph and Joy Swann"
Description: This picture was commissioned by me from a fellow student Geoffrey Sims, while we were studying at the Medway College of Design, Rochester, Kent, England.
Link to this drawing together with technical data
The Devenish Breweries produced a set of eight beer mats called the Devenish Lifeboat Collection. The purpose of this set was to raise funds for the RNLI by advertising a set of eight colour lifeboat postcards, which were illustrated by John Batchelor and depicted the same lifeboats that were featured on the beer mats. The Devenish Breweries donated 25p of the £1 cost of the postcards to the RNLI.

The Jersey Post released a set of 6 stamps on the 1st June 1984 to commemorate the centenary of the RNLI in Jersey. One of the 20½p stamps featured the St. Helier 44' Waveney Class lifeboat, the "Thomas James King". The painting was created by a local artist Gerald Palmer and depicts the service to the yacht "Cythara" in atrocious conditions on the 3rd September 1983. For this rescue in which on two occasions the lifeboat hit the rocks before rescuing the crew of two men and a woman, Coxswain Mike Berry was awarded the RNLI's Silver Medal.

Alderney (Channel Islands) release a definitive set of stamps ever decade which are produced for them by the Guernsey's Postal Administration. The 1983 to 1993 set were called Island Scenes, which consisted of 17 stamps with the last one being the 28p stamp of the lifeboat "Louis Marchesi of Round Table" which was released on the 2nd March 1993. G. Drummond designed all the stamps in this set.

The "Louis Marchesi of Round Table" was stationed at Alderney between 23 October 1986 and 7 March 1994 during which time she was launched 170 times and saved 123 lives.

The commemorative covers below were produced by the RNLI to celebrate the official naming of lifeboats and other special events. My thanks to the RNLI for allowing me to use these images on the site.
No.4, 28th March 1974
Republic of Ireland 150th Anniversary
RNLI 1824-1974
No.7, 19th July 1974
International Life-boat Exhibition
Plymouth, Devon
No.12, 21st May 1975
Official Naming of RNLB The White Rose of Yorkshire
Scotch Head, Whitby
No.23, 20th July 1976
Official Naming of RNLB Lady of Lancashire
Fleetwood, Lancashire
No.28, 23rd September 1976
Official Naming of RNLB Ralph and Joy Swann
Ramsgate, Kent
No.30, 14th July 1977
Official Naming of RNLB The Scout
Hartlepool, Cleveland
No.34, 19th September 1977
Official Naming of RNLB Louis Marchesi of round Table
Newhaven, E. Sussex
No.61, 26th July 1980
Official Naming of RNLB John Fison
Harwich, Essex
No.63, 10th August 1980
Jersey Lifeboat Open Day 1980
Jersey, Channel Islands
No.64, 3rd September 1980
Official Naming of RNLB Wavy Line
St. Katherine's Dock, London
No.65, 17th September 1980
Official Naming of RNLB Barham
Great Yarmouth and Gorleston, Norfolk
No.96, 4th July 1983
Southend-on-Sea RNLI Charity Raft Race
Southend-on-Sea, Essex
No.102, 17th September 1983
Official Naming of RNLB William and Jane
Blyth, Northumberland
No.106, 1st June 1984
Centenary of Jersey Lifeboat Station
Jersey, Channel Islands
   

 

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