on Friday, November 12th, 1982, the l7ft. 6in. fishing boat
Lady Therese was seen leaving Redcar, and, as it was a rough
morning, a watch was kept on her from the lifeboat-house.
12.13 the boat was about a mile north east of the lifeboat station,
and looked as though she needed help. Coxswain David Buckworth
informed Tees coastguard and the station honorary secretary
of the situation, and at 12.21 the Sir James Knott
was launched from her carriage.
gale to strong gale, force 8 to 9, gusting at times to storm
force 10, was blowing from the south west and the sea was rough.
It was one hour after high water. Coxswain Buckworth
brought the lifeboat alongside the fishing boat at 12.33, and
the four occupants were transferred to the lifeboat. A tow was
then rigged, and the lifeboat and Lady Therese reached Redcar
this service a letter of appreciation signed by Rear Admiral
Graham, director of the RNLI, was sent to coxswain David
Buckworth and his crew.