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Burnham-on-Crouch Lifeboat Station

Burnham on Crouch Lifeboat Station

​Celebrating nearly 40 years as a lifeboat station, Burnham-on-Crouch is one of only three lifeboat stations that has their inshore lifeboats kept in floating boathouses.

​This station is classed as an Observe station. Observe stations also welcome visitors but many are in inaccessible places and best suited to maritime rescue rather than visits. However, they are situated in stunning locations so why not enjoy the local area, using the station as a starting point?

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Recent launches from this station

Date Time
05/04/2014 17:09
05/04/2014 15:54
05/04/2014 15:49
05/04/2014 15:42
30/12/2013 13:25
18/12/2013 13:39
05/12/2013 22:59
19/10/2013 15:49
12/10/2013 08:20
08/06/2013 15:29

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    04/11/2013

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Station address:

Burnham Lifeboat Station
Burnham Yacht Harbour
Foundry Lane
Burnham on Crouch
Essex
CM0 8BL

Station telephone:

01621 786670

Station opening times:

By appointment only

Accessibility:

Parking

Visitor contact:

Mrs M Tickner

Visitor contact telephone:

07887 635481

Appledore ILB crew members. Left to right, Martin Davis, Gary Stanbury and Andrew HalletSpecific crew member details for this lifeboat station are not available here at the moment.

More than 4,800 lifeboat crew members around the UK and RoI drop everything when their pagers go off, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Only 1 in 10 crew members has a professional maritime occupation. Men and women of all ages and all walks of life crew the RNLI lifeboats around our coasts and waterways.

  • Volunteers from Burnham-on-Crouch clear a fallen tree that was blocking access to the lifeboat station after stormy weather.

    Volunteers from Burnham clear a fallen tree

  • Library picture of RNLI lifeguards

    Library picture of RNLI lifeguards

  • Library picture of a D class inshore lifeboat

    Library picture of a D class inshore lifeboat

  • Budget boat boosts Burnham’s boathouse appeal

    Budget boat boosts Burnham’s boathouse appeal-2

  • Budget boat boosts Burnham’s boathouse appeal

    Budget boat boosts Burnham’s boathouse appeal-3

  • Budget boat boosts Burnham’s boathouse appeal

    Budget boat boosts Burnham’s boathouse appeal-1

  • Budget boat boosts Burnham’s boathouse appeal

    Budget boat boosts Burnham’s boathouse appeal

  • Burnham on Crouch RNLI lifeboat volunteers skydive with Red Devils!

    Burnham on Crouch RNLI lifeboat volunteers skydive with Red Devils!

  • Burnham RNLI bowled over by Purleigh Carpet Bowls Club donation

    Burnham RNLI bowled over by Purleigh Carpet Bowls Club donation

  • Royal donation to RNLI Burnham boathouse appeal

    Royal donation to RNLI Burnham boathouse appeal

  • Burnham on Crouch RNLI volunteer Lifeboat crew row to raise funds

    Burnham on Crouch RNLI volunteer Lifeboat crew row to raise funds-1

  • Burnham on Crouch RNLI volunteer Lifeboat crew row to raise funds

    Burnham on Crouch RNLI volunteer Lifeboat crew row to raise funds

  • Burnham RNLI Fly High To Raise Cash!

    Burnham RNLI Fly High To Raise Cash!

  • Burnham-on-Crouch lifeboat station launches ‘The Boathouse Appeal’

    Burnham-on-Crouch lifeboat station launches ‘The Boathouse Appeal’

  • Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI Assistant Press Officer walks 13 miles for the RNLI

    Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI Assistant Press Officer walks 13 miles for the RNLI

  • Open Day best ever for Burnham RNLI!

    Open Day best ever for Burnham RNLI!-1

  • Open Day best ever for Burnham RNLI!

    Open Day best ever for Burnham RNLI!

  • Open Day fun for Burnham on Crouch RNLI

    Open Day fun for Burnham on Crouch RNLI

  • RNLI mascot Stormy Stan makes a run for it

    RNLI mascot Stormy Stan makes a run for it

  • Big hearted local woman leaves RNLI generous gift

    Big hearted local woman leaves RNLI generous gift

  • RNLI figures highlight summer continues to be busy for East Anglia

    RNLI figures highlight summer continues to be busy for East Anglia

  • Vice Commodore swims For Burnham boathouse appeal

    Vice Commodore swims For Burnham boathouse appeal

  • West Mersea lifeboat helps family after car is caught out by tide

    West Mersea rescue a family from stranded car, October 2012

  • RNLI East volunteers head west for vital flood rescue training

    RNLI's East Flood Rescue Team on exercise, September 2012

  • Radio legend Johnnie Walker names Clacton RNLI Lifeboat Station's new lifeboat

    Johnnie Walker names the Clacton lifeboat in September 2012

  • Walton and Frinton RNLI lifeboat launch to stricken barge in storm force conditions

    Walton & Frinton launch to a stricken barge in April 2012

  • West Mersea volunteer crew face 'testing conditions' to tow stranded yacht

    West Mersea helped a stranded yacht in deteriorating conditions in September 2012

  • Burnham RNLI crew go extra 25 miles for boathouse

    Burnham RNLI crew go extra 25 miles for boathouse

  • Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI crew go extra 25 miles for boathouse

    Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI crew go extra 25 miles for boathouse

  • Burnham on Crouch to share ‘Our Arthur’s’ Magic Moments

    Burnham on Crouch to share ‘Our Arthur’s’ Magic Moments-4

  • Burnham on Crouch to share ‘Our Arthur’s’ Magic Moments

    Burnham on Crouch to share ‘Our Arthur’s’ Magic Moments-3

  • Burnham on Crouch to share ‘Our Arthur’s’ Magic Moments

    Burnham on Crouch to share ‘Our Arthur’s’ Magic Moments-2

  • Burnham on Crouch to share ‘Our Arthur’s’ Magic Moments

    Burnham on Crouch to share ‘Our Arthur’s’ Magic Moments-1

  • Burnham on Crouch to share ‘Our Arthur’s’ Magic Moments

    Burnham on Crouch to share ‘Our Arthur’s’ Magic Moments

  • Wave of support for Burnham's floating boathouse appeal

    Wave of support for Burnham's floating boathouse appeal

  • Fiveways Co-op raise funds for Burnham RNLI

    Fiveways Co-op raise funds for Burnham RNLI

  • Burnham RNLI Gains New Lifeboat

    Burnham RNLI Gains New Lifeboat

  • Chelmsford family solve Loch Ness Mystery.

    Chelmsford family solve Loch Ness Mystery.

  • Essex claims busiest coastal lifeboat station in RNLI summer rescue figures

    Harwich RNLI pull man from water at Stone Point

 

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Lifeboat name: Tony and Robert Britt

Lifeboat class: B class

Funded by: by the bequest of Mr Geoffrey Britt together with a generous gift from Mrs Patricia Britt.

Read more about the B class


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Lifeboat name: Ernest and Rose Chapman II

Lifeboat class: D class

Read more about the D class

 

1966
Inshore lifeboat station established in May with the placing on service of a D class lifeboat.

1968
Station was to have closed at the end of the summer but in view of the withdrawal of the helicopters from Manston this decision was rescinded.

1996
An Atlantic 21 class lifeboat B-700 placed on temporary station duty 1 October.  D class D-335 remains on service.

Following a decision to relocate the lifeboat station to the Yacht Harbour at Burnham-on-Crouch, it became necessary to produce proposals for housing the stations B class lifeboat and to provide adequate crew facilities.  Proposals were therefore drawn up for the construction of a floating boathouse to house the B class lifeboat and these were subsequently approved.  Work commenced on the construction of this boathouse in May 1996 and was successfully completed in September 1996.

Proposals were also drawn up for the construction of a two-storey shore facility near to the floating boathouse and these were subsequently approved.  Work commenced on the construction of the new shore facility in April 1996 and was successfully completed in October 1996.

1997
A B class Atlantic 75 lifeboat B-733 placed on service on 14 February.

A D class lifeboat D-519 placed on service on 12 May.

2002
A new D class floating boathouse completed in July at a cost of £73,364.

2005
For services to the Institution, former LOM Tony Glaze (deceased) has been honoured by Her Majesty the Queen in the recent Birthday Honours; Member, Order of the British Empire (MBE)

2011
A new Atlantic 85 B-849 Tony & Robert Britt was placed on service in 11 August 2011.  This lifeboat was provided by a bequest of Mr Geoffrey Brian Britt together with a generous gift from Mrs Patricia Britt. Replacing B-733 which has been withdrawn.