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Dart Lifeboat Station

Dart Lifeboat Station

The lifeboat station was re-established at Dartmouth and named the Dart Lifeboat Station in 2007.  Previously a lifeboat operated from Dartmouth from 1878 to 1896 when the station was closed. Dart Lifeboat Station currently operates a D Class inshore lifeboat.​

​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
11/10/2014 15:34
30/08/2014 15:17
28/08/2014 15:48
28/08/2014 15:08
27/08/2014 17:23
11/08/2014 17:00
05/08/2014 18:01
29/07/2014 22:10
29/07/2014 18:21
29/07/2014 16:53

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Station address:

Coronation Park
North Embankment
Dartmouth
TQ6 9RR

Station telephone:

01803 839224

Accessibility:

No vehicular access​

 

 

Visitor contact:

Rob Clements

Visitor contact telephone:

01803 832926
07917 514948

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.

  • Tracey Lucas, RNLI Visitor Centre Project Manager and Ed Featherstone, Chairman RNLI Dart Lifeboat Branch

    Tracey Lucas, RNLI Visitor Centre Project Manager and Ed Featherstone, Chairman RNLI Dart Lifeboat B

  • Newquay stakeholders at Respect the water launch at Fistral

    Newquay stakeholders at Respect the water launch at Fistral

  • RNLI Lifeguard Warren Llewellyn and Tim Stokes launch Respect the Water

    RNLI Lifeguard Warren Llewellyn and Tim Stokes

  • John Fenton RNLI Dart Lifeboat Press officer

    John Fenton

  • David Dimbleby, Patron of the RNLI Dart lifeboat, with crew members at the RNLI Dart Gala Dinner at Dartmouth on 9 May 2014

    David Dimbleby, Patron of the RNLI Dart lifeboat, with crewmembers at the Gala Dinner

  • Lt. to Rt. Mitch Tonks of the Sea Horse Restaurant, Dartmouth. Chris Tracey, RNLI Dart helmsman, Kirk Gosden, Chef at Rockfish, Dartmouth and Kevin John, RNLI Dart crewman.

    "Ready Steady Cook" at the RNLI Dart Gala Dinner

  • David Dimbleby, Patron of the RNLI Dart lifeboat, attended and spoke at the Gala Dinner and Auction of Promises held in Dartmouth on 9 May 2014

    David Dimbleby, Patron of the RNLI Dart lifeboat, at the Gala Dinner

  • The owners were on board the 25ft Bayliner and when they were unable to extinguish the blaze they eascaped using their own tender.

    Firefighters on board the Lower Ferry fight the fire on Blue Storm in Dartmouth harbour

  • The fire on Blue Storm was reportrd from the shore as the owners escaped the blaze.

    The Blue Storm on fire in Dartmouth harbour

  • The African Queen was taken to the Dartmouth quayside to be pumped out before the flames could again be tackled.

    Dartmouth volunteer firefighters tackle the blaze on the African Queen

  • The African Queen was brought to the Dartmouth quay side to be pumped out before more water could be used to fight the ongoing fires. The scene was illuminated by the Torbay All Weather lifeboat.

    Torbay and Dart lifeboat crews assisted the fire fighting operation

  • Fire crews from Dartmouth, Brixham and Paignton boarded the Lower ferry, the Lifeboat and Dart Harbour vessels to fight the fire.

    Torbay RNLI lifeboat fighting the fire on the African Queen

  • The wooden boat soon was quickly gutted to deck level, but fires in the compartments below continued.

    The African Queen ablaze in Dartmouth Harbour

  • Swanages's current Mersey class lifeboat and the RNLI's new Shannon class lifeboat of which Swanage is to receive in 2015

    Swanage's Mersey class RNLI lifeboat and new Shannon class

  • Weston super Mare and Portishead RNLI lifeguards at launch of Bristol Channel Appeal

    Weston super Mare and Portishead lifeboats

  • The Lizard Tamar lifeboat Rose launching

    The Lizard all weather lifeboat launching

  • The RNLI Flood Rescue Team were deployed to Christchurch on 6 January. Left to right Tom Mansell Chris Tracey James Batters Dave Jackman.

    The RNLI Flood Rescue Team who deployed to Christchurch

  • Members of the south west Flood Rescue Team preparing to leave from the RNLI base in Saltash Cornwall from left to right Tom Mansell Team Manager Chris Tracey from Dart James Batters from Rock and Dave Jackman from Looe

    Members of the South West Flood Rescue Team

  • Members of the south west RNLI Flood Rescue Team about to set off from the charity base in Saltash Cornwall from left to right Tom Mansell Chris Tracey James Batters and Dave Jackman

    Members of the south west Flood Rescue Team

  • Dart RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer

    John Fenton

  • The Dart inshore lifeboat was called out twice in two hours after six vessels broke their mooring lines as a severe storm hit Dartmouth harbour

    Dartmouth in a storm

  • Mick French fundraiser who turns on Christmas lights for RNLI

    Mick French who turns on Xmas lights for RNLI

  • Swimmers at Looe braved the cold waters on New Years Day 2013 to raise funds for RNLI

    Swimmers braving the cold water at Looe on New Years Day

  • The Dart D class crew rescued two marooned yachtsmen from their yacht on the River Dart in near gale conditions.

    Andy Pomeroy, Dart RNLI helmsman

  • Plymouth RNLI assist dismasted yacht August 2013

    Plymouth RNLI assist dismasted yacht

  • Screen grab from footage of RNLI rescuing three exhausted swimmers at Mawgan Porth August 2013

    RNLI lifeguards rescue three exhausted swimmers at Mawgan Porth

  • Monty Halls and Rachel Cole arrive back in Dartmouth at the end of the gruelling Grace Darling Memorial Row.

    Monty Halls and Rachel Cole arrive back in Dartmouth

  • Rachel Cole sorts out refreshment while at sea on the Grace Darling Memorial Row

    Rachel Cole taking refreshment while at sea

  • Monty Halls rowing during the Grace Darling Memorial Row from Dart to the Eddystone and back

    Monty Halls rowing

  • Monty Halls and Rachel Cole at sea during the Grace Darling Memorial Row from Dart to the Eddystone and back

    Monty Halls and Rachel Cole at sea

  • Dart RNLI crew volunteer Rachel Cole who will be rowing to the Eddystone Lighthouse and back with BBC Presenter Monty Halls to raise money for the charity.

    Dart crew volunteer Rachel Cole

  • BBC Presenter Monty Halls who will be rowing to the Eddystone Lighthouse and back for the RNLI with fellow Dart RNLI volunteer Rachel Cole.

    BBC Presenter Monty Halls

  • Tony Rendle, Haydn Glanvill and helmsman Kevin Murphy helped the hikers ashore at Blackpool Sands.

    The hikers are landed from the Dart inshore lifeboat

  • The two hikers and the RNLI lifeguard were brought to Blackpool Sands by the Dart RNLI inshore lifeboat. Lt. to Rt. Andy Pound, Dartmouth mobile Coastguard team leader, the two hikers, Mike Turner and Jack Ellis, RNLI lifeguards

    The two hikers were brought to Blackpool Sands

  • John Fenton Dart RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, Administrator and Education Volunteer.

    John Fenton Dart RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer

  • The Alucia is beached in Warfleet Creek before being pumped out and repaired.

    The Alucia is beached in Warfleet Creek.

  • Chris Tracey, Dart RNLI lifeboat helmsman inspects the damage.

    The Dart RNLI helmsman inspects the damage

  • The Alucia is beached in Warfleet Creek and shored up by the Dart RNLI shore crew.

    The Alucia is shored up by the Dart RNLI shore crew

  • The RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat towed the Alucia into Warfleet creek before she sank

    The Alucia is towed into Warfleet Creek to be beached

  • In the calm sea conditions a lifeboatman was able to go into the water and examine the line immobilising the yacht's propeller

    The yacht is cut free from the line round her propeller

  • Air and sea search launched in Dartmouth Harbour after man fell from yacht

    Air and sea search launched in Dartmouth Harbour after man fell from yacht

  • Night search after empty boat seen under power in Dart harbour

    Night search after empty boat seen under power in Dart harbour

  • Spectacular Operational Superstars launch the RNLI's SOS Day 2010 in the south west

    Spectacular Operational Superstars launch the RNLI's SOS Day 2010 in the south west-4

  • Spectacular Operational Superstars launch the RNLI's SOS Day 2010 in the south west

    Spectacular Operational Superstars launch the RNLI's SOS Day 2010 in the south west-3

  • Spectacular Operational Superstars launch the RNLI's SOS Day 2010 in the south west

    Spectacular Operational Superstars launch the RNLI's SOS Day 2010 in the south west-2

  • Spectacular Operational Superstars launch the RNLI's SOS Day 2010 in the south west

    Spectacular Operational Superstars launch the RNLI's SOS Day 2010 in the south west-1

  • Spectacular Operational Superstars launch the RNLI's SOS Day 2010 in the south west

    Spectacular Operational Superstars launch the RNLI's SOS Day 2010 in the south west

  • The River Dart claims another life

    The River Dart claims another life-1

  • The River Dart claims another life

    The River Dart claims another life

  • RNLI fishing fundraiser sets off from Scilly on a reel adventure

    RNLI fishing fundraiser sets off from Scilly on a reel adventure

  • Barry bows out after 20 years service with the RNLI in the south west

    Barry bows out after 20 years service with the RNLI in the south west-2

  • Barry bows out after 20 years service with the RNLI in the south west

    Barry bows out after 20 years service with the RNLI in the south west-1

  • Barry bows out after 20 years service with the RNLI in the south west

    Barry bows out after 20 years service with the RNLI in the south west

  • Dart RNLI lifeboat crew rescue Lilah the Springer Spaniel on Christmas Day

    Dart RNLI lifeboat crew rescue Lilah the Springer Spaniel on Christmas Day

  • On call over Christmas for the south west’s RNLI volunteers

    On call over Christmas for the south west’s RNLI volunteers-5

  • On call over Christmas for the south west’s RNLI volunteers

    On call over Christmas for the south west’s RNLI volunteers-4

  • On call over Christmas for the south west’s RNLI volunteers

    On call over Christmas for the south west’s RNLI volunteers-3

  • On call over Christmas for the south west’s RNLI volunteers

    On call over Christmas for the south west’s RNLI volunteers-1

  • On call over Christmas for the south west’s RNLI volunteers

    On call over Christmas for the south west’s RNLI volunteers-2

  • On call over Christmas for the south west’s RNLI volunteers

    On call over Christmas for the south west’s RNLI volunteers

  • This German Shorthaired Pointer had broken several bones falling 80 feet down the cliffs at Hallsands, S Devon, before being rescued by the Dart RNLI inshore lifeboat crew.

    Tom about to be reunited with his owner

  • Dart lifeboat and Dutch naval combat boat in joint rescue

    Dart lifeboat and Dutch naval combat boat in joint rescue-4

  • Dart lifeboat and Dutch naval combat boat in joint rescue

    Dart lifeboat and Dutch naval combat boat in joint rescue-3

  • Dart lifeboat and Dutch naval combat boat in joint rescue

    Dart lifeboat and Dutch naval combat boat in joint rescue-2

  • Dart lifeboat and Dutch naval combat boat in joint rescue

    Dart lifeboat and Dutch naval combat boat in joint rescue-1

  • Dart lifeboat and Dutch naval combat boat in joint rescue

    Dart lifeboat and Dutch naval combat boat in joint rescue

  • Dart lifeboat and Dutch naval combat boat in joint rescue

    Dart lifeboat and Dutch naval combat boat in joint rescue-5

  • Dart lifeboat and Dutch naval combat boat in joint rescue

    Dart lifeboat and Dutch naval combat boat in joint rescue-4

  • Dart lifeboat and Dutch naval combat boat in joint rescue

    Dart lifeboat and Dutch naval combat boat in joint rescue-3

  • Dart lifeboat and Dutch naval combat boat in joint rescue

    Dart lifeboat and Dutch naval combat boat in joint rescue-1

  • Dart lifeboat and Dutch naval combat boat in joint rescue

    Dart lifeboat and Dutch naval combat boat in joint rescue-2

  • Dart lifeboat and Dutch naval combat boat in joint rescue

    Dart lifeboat and Dutch naval combat boat in joint rescue

  • RNLI figures highlight another busy summer for the south west

    RNLI figures highlight another busy summer for the south west

  • Exmouth lifeboat station hosts RNLI south west flood team for annual training exercise

    Exmouth lifeboat station hosts RNLI south west flood team for annual training exercise

  • Dart RNLI inshore lifeboat crew rescue a man overboard

    Dart RNLI inshore lifeboat crew rescue a man overboard

  • Wet weather reflected in south west RNLI figures for 2012

    South West Flood Rescue Team train in Hayle

  • Wet weather reflected in south west RNLI figures for 2012

    South West Flood Rescue Team in training

  • Wet weather reflected in south west RNLI figures for 2012

    South West Flood Rescue Team training

  • Magnificent effort by Dart RNLI lifeboat crew as they conquer the Source to the Sea challenge

    Magnificent effort by Dart RNLI lifeboat crew as they conquer the Source to the Sea challenge

  • RNLI lifeguards 50-mile paddle for the charity’s South West Lifeguard Appeal

    RNLI lifeguards 50-mile paddle for the charity’s South West Lifeguard Appeal

  • Man of the match mans the RNLI lifeboat and misses out on the champagne

    Man of the match mans the RNLI lifeboat and misses out on the champagne

  • Dart RNLI stand by defiant swimmer

    Dart RNLI stand by defiant swimmer

  • RNLI volunteers in the south west remain on call this Christmas

    RNLI volunteer crew, fundraisers and lifeguards in St Ives

  • Dartmouth Academy students study lifeboat design

    Dartmouth Academy students study the design of the Dart RNLI lifeboat

  • Dart and Torbay RNLI lifeboats join hunt for missing diver

    Dart and Torbay RNLI lifeboats join hunt for missing diver

  • Sea safety advice from the Dart inshore lifeboat crew

    Sea safety advice from the Dart inshore lifeboat crew

  • Lifejackets for lifesavers - South west RNLI volunteers launch campaign to buy new lifejackets

    Lifejackets for lifesavers - South west RNLI volunteers launch campaign to buy new lifejackets-3

  • Lifejackets for lifesavers - South west RNLI volunteers launch campaign to buy new lifejackets

    Lifejackets for lifesavers - South west RNLI volunteers launch campaign to buy new lifejackets-2

  • Lifejackets for lifesavers - South west RNLI volunteers launch campaign to buy new lifejackets

    Lifejackets for lifesavers - South west RNLI volunteers launch campaign to buy new lifejackets-1

  • Lifejackets for lifesavers - South west RNLI volunteers launch campaign to buy new lifejackets

    Lifejackets for lifesavers - South west RNLI volunteers launch campaign to buy new lifejackets

  • Dart RNLI crew row the restored ex-Looe lifeboat in the Great River Race

    Dart RNLI crew row the restored ex-Looe lifeboat in the Great River Race-3

  • Dart RNLI crew row the restored ex-Looe lifeboat in the Great River Race

    Dart RNLI crew row the restored ex-Looe lifeboat in the Great River Race-2

  • Dart RNLI crew row the restored ex-Looe lifeboat in the Great River Race

    Dart RNLI crew row the restored ex-Looe lifeboat in the Great River Race

  • Dart RNLI crew row the restored ex-Looe lifeboat in the Great River Race

    Dart RNLI crew row the restored ex-Looe lifeboat in the Great River Race-1

  • Dart and Torbay RNLI launch to drifting motor boat

    Dart and Torbay RNLI launch to drifting motor boat

  • Dart lifeboat crew enter the ex Looe lifeboat in the Great River Race

    Dart lifeboat crew enter the ex Looe lifeboat in the Great River Race

  • Dart lifeboat crew and RNLI lifeguards worked together at two serious incidents during Dartmouth Reg

    Dart lifeboat crew and RNLI lifeguards worked together at two serious incidents during Dartmouth Reg

  • Dart inshore lifeboat volunteers work with paramedics twice in five days

    Dart inshore lifeboat volunteers work with paramedics twice in five days

  • Dartmouth Academy students study boat design by looking at the changes to RNLI

    Students from Dartmouth Academy visited the Dart lifeboat station

  • Cub Scout investiture at Dart lifeboat station ends with a Haka

    Cub Scout investiture at Dart lifeboat station ends with a Haka-3

 


Lifeboat name: 
Spirit of the Dart

Lifeboat class: D class

Read more about the D class

 

Dart Lifeboat Station was formally established by the Trustees Committee on 7 November 2007.  There was a station previously at Dartmouth from 1878 until 1896 see attached page for details.

2007
Relief inshore lifeboat D-520 Bob Savage transferred 8 August for evaluation.

Inshore lifeboat station was completed in October at a cost of £175,000.

2008
A new station D class lifeboat D-702 Spirit of the Dart was placed on service in July and was funded by Caterford (South West) Ltd.  Lifeboat D-523 Peterborough Beer Festival 1 has been withdrawn to the relief fleet.