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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.​

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Recent launches from this station

Date Time
08/05/2016 19:59
04/05/2016 20:52
12/03/2016 15:15
10/03/2016 00:37
07/02/2016 11:46
10/01/2016 21:32
08/11/2015 10:17
26/10/2015 16:43
20/10/2015 08:24
10/09/2015 20:58

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  • TEIGNMOUTH LIFEBOAT Sale & Coffee Morning

    28/05/2016

    RNLI Coffee Morning & Sale with stalls & homemade cakes and refreshments. Stalls selling Crafts, Collectables, Jewellery and Bric-a-brac, A wide selection of quality paperback books and plenty of gifts from the RNLI souvenir stall.

Forecasts for Dart Lifeboat Station

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.

  • John Fenton RNLI Dart Lifeboat Press Officer

    John Fenton

  • An solo kayaker had capsized and swum his boat ashore. He was unable to climb from the shore to safety and had become hypothermic as he kept his boat off the rocks.

    RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat crew returning the hypothermic kayaker to shore.

  • RNLI Dart Lifeboat Press Officer

    John Fenton

  • Inside the new Dartmouth RNLI Visitor Centre after the opening.

    Inside the new Dartmouth RNLI Visitor Centre

  • Sarah Wollaston MP and Jake Moores, Chairman of the dart Lifeboat management Group talking to the 'Little crew' - the children of the lifeboat crew.

    Sarah Wollaston and Jake Moores talking to the 'Little crew'

  • West Country ITV interviewing Amanda Woods, RNLI Visitor Experience manager

    West Country ITV interviewing Amanda Woods, RNLI Visitor Experience manager

  • The children of the D class lifeboat crew wait with the assembled guests for the opening of the Dartmouth RNLI Visitor Centre

    The 'Little crew' and guests awaiting the opening of the Visitor Centre

  • Sarah Wollaston cut the ribbon, accompanied by Tracey Lucas, Volunteer manager and Amanda Woods, RNLI Visitor Experience manager.

    Sarah Wollaston MP officially opening the Visitor Centre

  • Two French trawlers grounded in Dartmouth Harbour on the falling tide and the St Christophe failed to re-right. The RNLI crew were asked to take a closer look

    Two French trawlers grounded in Dartmouth Harbour on the falling tide and the St Christophe failed t

  • Five seamen were taken off the French trawler in Dartmouth Harbour when she started to list on the falling tide

    Five seamen were taken off the French trawler in Dartmouth Harbour when she started to list on the f

  • RNLI praises volunteers in the south west as 2015 rescue stats are revealed.

    Tamar class lifeboat.

  • RNLI volunteers remain on call this festive season.

    RNLI volunteers remain on call this festive season.

  • Tracey Lucas, Visitor Centre Manager, with visitors to the retail area of the Centre.

    Tracey Lucas, Visitor Centre Manager with visitors to the retail area of the centre.

  • Members of the RNLI Dart Operations team, along with Visitor Centre volunteers, had a preview of the Centre.

    Members of the Dart RNLI Operations team, along with VC volunteers, had a preview of the Centre.

  • Mr and Mrs McAllister from Stebbing in Essex, were greeted by Commodore Jake Moores, Chairman of the RNLI Dart Lifeboat Management Group.

    Mr and Mrs McAllister were the first visitors to the newly opened Centre

  • John Fenton RNLI Dart Lifeboat Press Officer

    John Fenton RNLI Dart Lifeboat Press Officer

  • The steer had survived a 50 foot fall from the cliffs into the sea and scrambled back to a ledge.

    The steer had climbed onto a ledge at the foot of the cliffs.

  • farmer Easley and the lifeboat crew lifted the steer up the very steep steps from Compass cove.

    The reluctant steer was encouraged to climb back to safety

  • Having fallen from cliffs the steer was released from a gully by the lifeboat crew and guided back to shore.

    The steer was secured and swam to a nearby cove

  • RNLI Dart Lifeboat Press Officer

    John Fenton RNLI Dart Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Three paddle-boarders and a kayaker were brought ashore after attempting to paddle up the Dart in the dark and against a strong ebb tide.

    Three paddleboards and a kayak were brought ashore.

  • Opening of Dartmouth Shop

    Dartmouth Visitor Centre – Phase 1

  • RNLI yellow wellies for Mayday

    RNLI yellow wellies for Mayday

  • Joe Holtaway and his Mum Jill Ryan at Penlee RNLI

    Joe Holtaway and his Mum Jill Ryan at Penlee RNLI

  • Joe Holtaway in front of Penlee RNLI lifeboat for Mayday

    Joe Holtaway in front of Penlee RNLI lifeboat for Mayday

  • St Agnes RNLI D-class lifeboat

    St Agnes RNLI D-class lifeboat

  • Penlee lifeboat in the snow

    Penlee lifeboat in the snow

  • Swimmers take part in New Year's Day dip at Looe

    Swimmers take part in New Year's Day dip at Looe

  • 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

 


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.