From Joan Scott 10/1/2008
I believe my Grandfather, Daniel Ferguson, was on board the provident and assisted in the rescue of some 71 survivors from the HMS Formidable. He received a medal from King George for his bravery.
A History of the Torbay Lifeboats Derek Kitch 00/00/0000
..Provident Joan Scott 27/04/2009
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My Grand father was on the boat during the rescue, as a stow away! he was Cher pillar an too young to go to sea at the time, the nephew of the captain