Traditional Boats of Ireland Book
History, Folklore and Construction
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The Naomh Lua was built by Robertsons on the Clyde to a Watson Design in 1954.
This vessel was built as a rescue craft or lifeboat for Shannon Airport and was designed to be capable of rescuing all passengers (120 people) from a crashed DC9 in shallow waters.
the boat is constructed of double diagonal planked mahogony and was originally fitted with two Ford D series 85hp diesel engines.