All eight crew were rescued after the coxswain
took the lifeboat alongside the wreck 10 times.
Mr Lawrie is still employed as engineer and second coxswain
This had an almost dramatic effect on the foaming white water lowering the effects of the swell and enabling coxswain
Robert Smith, with great courage and determination, to manoeuvre the Henry Vernon alongside the Rohilla's bridge - the only part of the Rohilla left above water despite the boat being almost swamped by the massive seas.
WPI's novice eight (Mikhail Morozov, John Foody, Keegan Cole, Matt Deptula, Norman Harris, Mert Erad, Joe Sperry, Zachary Stewart and coxswain
Tyler Collins) also won its race in 6:18.
BIG DADDY; Coxswain
fathered Anne's killer dog Florence - but his owner says Crufts champ doesn't have a violent bone in his body; COXSWAIN
: With Peter
In 1989, she made the national team and was the coxswain
as the U.
Ray will retire as coxswain
in under two weeks' time at the age of 55 in line with RNLI regulations - the recent dramatic events mark a fitting end to a career with the lifeboat that has spanned 26 years.
But the RNLI reserved its highest honour - which has not been awarded for 16 years - for the coxswain
of the Lerwick lifeboat in Shetland.
At first we thought it was a practice, but then you actually saw the planes,'' said Reepmaker, then a 24-year-old coxswain
on the USS Sacramento.
Mr Wright, who in 2008 received an MBE for nearly 40 years RNLI service, was a leading member of the lifeboat crew in Pwllheli where he worked as a coxswain
The Moelfre RNLI Lifeboat 'Watkin Williams' launched on December 2, 1966 under the command of Coxswain
Richard Evans to the stricken 1,287 ton Greek motor vessel 'Nafsiporos' and her 19 crew members.
Pictured in the foreground is 68-year-old Tange Verrill, former coxswain
of the Runswick lifeboat who joined the Staithes crew in 1935.