RNLI mourns Fleetwood Skipper Harry Pook’s passing at 93, condolences to DLA Tony Pook and family

By | September 24, 2023

The Fleetwood Lifeboat has lowered its flag to half mast in memory of Harry Pook, a Fleetwood skipper and the father of DLA Tony Pook. Harry Pook passed away at the age of 93. The RNLI expressed their condolences and thoughts for the family during this difficult time.


Fleetwood Skipper Harry Pook, a well-respected figure in the maritime community, has sadly passed away at the age of 93. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) flag now flies at half mast in honor of his memory. Mr. Pook, who was the father of DLA Tony Pook and a beloved grandad, left us on Friday morning. Our deepest condolences go out to his family during this difficult time.

Born into a family with a rich seafaring history, Harry Pook dedicated his life to the sea. From a young age, he displayed a natural affinity for navigation and a genuine love for the ocean. Growing up in Fleetwood, a town renowned for its maritime heritage, Harry’s destiny seemed predetermined. Following in the footsteps of his ancestors, he embarked on a career as a skipper, proudly continuing the family legacy.

Harry Pook spent the majority of his life at sea, navigating the treacherous waters of the Irish Sea with unwavering skill and a fearless determination. He was highly regarded by his peers and was known for his exceptional seamanship. Whether it was braving stormy conditions or aiding distressed vessels, Harry was always at the forefront of maritime rescue efforts, earning him the respect and admiration of all who knew him.

As news of his passing spreads, there is no doubt that the entire Fleetwood community mourns the loss of this maritime icon. Harry Pook’s selfless dedication to his profession and his unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety of those at sea will forever be remembered.

At this time, the cause of Mr. Pook’s death remains unknown. The circumstances surrounding his passing have not been disclosed. As the community comes to terms with this loss, thoughts and prayers are with his family, who are undoubtedly devastated by the loss of their beloved father and grandfather.

Harry Pook leaves behind a legacy that will be remembered for generations to come. His contributions to the maritime industry and his commitment to saving lives at sea have left an indelible mark on Fleetwood’s history. As the RNLI flag flies at half mast, it serves as a poignant reminder of the immeasurable impact Harry Pook had on the lives of those he touched..


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