Henry Blogg, The Greatest Lifeboatman There have been many extremely brave men, who have manned lifeboats round the UK. But Henry Blogg was truly exceptional. He was the coxswain of the Cromer lifeboat for 38 years. It is estimated that he saved 873 lives. More details of his outstanding career, during which he was awarded
the gold medal of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution three times and the silver medal four times, the George Cross , the British Empire Medal , and a series of other awards, are given in Wikipedia.