A former Penlee Lifeboat is for sale on Facebook Marketplace.

The Watson Class Penlee Lifeboat (W & S), which recently featured on ‘Saving Lives at Sea,’ is advertised as ‘a sound hull, no engines for £500.'

The lifeboat was sold in 1970 and converted to a motor yacht at Carrickfergus but moved to Falmouth in 2000 before being laid up at Mylor.

The lifeboat was sold in 2013 and moved to Harwich for restoration where she is now offered for sale with a lot of work to be done to complete any restoration.

The W & S had an outstanding career, a notable war service and holds the record of being the longest-serving lifeboat on a single lifeboat station.

Her replacement, the Solomon Browne, was tragically lost during the attempted rescue of the crew of the Union Star in 1981.

During the war years W & S was called out to various casualties including the Canadian warship HMCS Teme off Cape Cornwall, and to the German U-boat U-1209 aground at Wolf Rock, hopefully to look for that vessels enigma machine.

The lifeboat was also famous for the rescue of the crew aboard HMS Warspite which was on route to a scrapyard on the River Clyde.