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Littlehampton Lifeboat Station

Littlehampton Lifeboat Station

Littlehampton is one of seven stations operating a lifeboat funded by viewers of the BBC television programme Blue Peter. As well as providing local search and rescue coverage, crew members also provided humanitarian help during flooding in East Pakistan over 35 years ago.

This station is classed as an Explore station. Explore stations offer the best visitor experience. With free access, you can go inside and look around the station, see the lifeboat and, in most cases, pre-book a tour. They are normally open all year and have an RNLI gift shop. 

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Station address:

Littlehampton Lifeboat Station
Fisherman's Quay
Littlehampton
West Sussex
BN17 5BL

Station telephone:

01903 715351

Station opening times:

Daily from 10am-4pm, weather permitting

Accessibility:

Parking, disabled parking, disabled access

Visitor contact:

Sandra Anderson

Visitor contact telephone:

01903 739112

Shop telephone:

01903 724296

Shop opening times:

April–October
Monday–Sunday
10am–4pm

November–March
Monday–Sunday
10am–3pm
 

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.

  • Station lifeboat station which is throwing open its doors for it annual open day.

    Shoreham lifeboat station

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    2013 stats inforgraphic

  • Littlehampton called out to boat on fire

    Littlehampton called out to boat on fire

  • Littlehampton lifeboat goes out to boat on fire

    Littlehampton lifeboat goes out to boat on fire

  • LIttlehampton crew bring liferaft to shore

    LIttlehampton crew bring liferaft to shore

  • On Monday 29 April 2013 RNLI lifeguards and volunteer lifeboat crew launched the charity's 200th lifeguarded beach at Littlehampton.

    Four lifeguards at Littlehampton with rescue board

  • On Monday 29 April 2013 RNLI lifeguards and volunteer lifeboat crew launched the charity's 200th lifeguarded beach at Littlehampton. Lifeguards look out to sea at the West Beach.

    Lifeguards look out to see at Littlehampton's West Beach

  • On Monday 29 April 2013, RNLI lifeguards and volunteer lifeboat crew launch the RNLI's 200th beach at Littlehampton. RNLI lifeguards and lifeboat crew demonstrate casualty care equipment.

    RNLI lifeguards and lifeboat crew demonstrate casualty care equipment at Littlehampton

  • On Monday 29 April 2013, RNLI lifeguards and volunteer lifeboat crew launch the RNLI's 200th beach at Littlehampton. Lifeguards and lifeboat crew demonstrate helping a casualty to shore.

    RNLI lifeguards and lifeboat crew demonstrate helping a casualty to shore

  • On Monday 29 April 2013, RNLI lifeguards and volunteer lifeboat crew launch the RNLI's 200th beach at Littlehampton, with Arun District Council.

    RNLI lifeguards and volunteer lifeboat crew launch the RNLI's 200th beach at Littlehampton

  • On Monday 29 April 2013, RNLI lifeguards and volunteer lifeboat crew launch the RNLI's 200th beach at Littlehampton

    RNLI lifeguards and volunteer lifeboat crew launch the RNLI's 200th beach at Littlehampton

  • 100 shouts for Littlehampton lifeboats

    100 shouts for Littlehampton lifeboats

  • Littlehampton RNLI lifeboat attendant left stranded as thieves steal mobility scooter

    Littlehampton RNLI lifeboat attendant left stranded as thieves steal mobility scooter

  • Snagged Prop

    Snagged Prop

  • Selsey and Littlehampton RNLI lifeboats assist yacht aground on rocks

    Selsey and Littlehampton RNLI lifeboats assist yacht aground on rocks

  • Littlehampton RNLI lifeboat launches to yacht

    Littlehampton RNLI lifeboat launches to yacht

  • Raising money for Littlehampton RNLI

    Raising money for Littlehampton RNLI

  • Littlehampton SOS Success

    Littlehampton SOS Success

  • New Lifeboat Launching Authority at Littlehampton

    New Lifeboat Launching Authority at Littlehampton

  • Littlehampton RNLI welcomes two new crew

    Littlehampton RNLI welcomes two new crew

  • New Lifeboat Launching Authority at Littlehampton

    New Lifeboat Launching Authority at Littlehampton

  • Littlehampton RNLI lifeboats launch twice in one day

    Littlehampton RNLI lifeboats launch twice in one day

  • RNLI volunteers in the south east will be ready at the drop of a paper hat this Christmas

    RNLI volunteers in the south east will be ready at the drop of a paper hat this Christmas

  • Littlehampton RNLI SOS Success

    Littlehampton lifeboat crew, the town mayor and staff from Tesco at the Day 24 Hour row

  • Local Coastguard donates prize money to RNLI Littlehampton

    Local Coastguard donates prize money to RNLI Littlehampton

  • Youth group donation to Littlehampton RNLI lifeboat station

    Youth group donation to Littlehampton RNLI lifeboat station

  • Littlehampton lifeboat comes to the aid of single-manned yacht in trouble

    Littlehampton lifeboat comes to the aid of single-manned yacht in trouble

  • Littlehampton RNLI lifeboat crew rescue windsurfer in difficulty

    Littlehampton RNLI lifeboat crew rescue windsurfer in difficulty

  • RNLI Littlehampton assists boat adrift off Kingmere Rocks

    RNLI Littlehampton assists boat adrift off Kingmere Rocks

  • Local windsurfer caught by a 50 knot wind assisted by Hayling Island RNLI

    A grateful local windsurfer rescued from 50 knot winds by Hayling Island crew

  • Sussex and Hampshire lifeboats launch over 700 times in year of poor weather

    Brighton crew battle tough conditions to save yachtsman by marina wall

  • Boat fire drama off Beachy Head

    Eastbourne assist in the rescue of a casualty from a cruiser on fire

  • Eastbourne Tamar lifeboat 'Diamond Jubilee' officially named by Royal couple

    Their Royal Highnesses the Earl and Countess of Wessex name Eastbourne's lifeboat 'Diamond Jubilee'

  • Eastbourne Tamar lifeboat 'Diamond Jubilee' officially named by Royal couple

    Their Royal Highnesses the Earl and Countess of Wessex name Eastbourne's 'Diamond Jubilee' lifeboat

  • A naming and a shout: all in day’s work for Calshot’s new lifeboat ‘Max Walls’

    Calshot's 'Max Walls' at her naming ceremony with Cowes' 'Sheena Louise' in background

  • Littlehampton RNLI lifeboat launched to assist sinking ship

    Littlehampton RNLI lifeboat launched to assist sinking ship

  • RNLI Littlehampton assists boat adrift off Kingmere Rocks

    RNLI Littlehampton assists boat adrift off Kingmere Rocks

  • South east RNLI lifeboats rescue children’s TV presenter injured during seaside event

    South east RNLI lifeboats rescue children’s TV presenter injured during seaside event

  • Dragon Boat Race success for RNLI Littlehampton

    Dragon Boat Race success for RNLI Littlehampton

  • Littlehampton RNLI lifeboat crew assistes broken down motor cruiser

    Littlehampton RNLI lifeboat crew assistes broken down motor cruiser

  • RNLI appeals for participants in popular fundraiser, the BUPA Great South Run

    RNLI appeals for participants in popular fundraiser, the BUPA Great South Run

  • Two shouts for Littlehampton lifeboat

    Two shouts for Littlehampton lifeboat

  • Littlehampton lifeboat station’s Open Weekend success

    Littlehampton lifeboat station’s Open Weekend success

  • Dismasted yacht off Littlehampton

    Dismasted yacht off Littlehampton

  • Littlehampton RNLI lifeboat station to open its doors to the public

    Littlehampton RNLI lifeboat station to open its doors to the public

  • Open weekend at Littlehampton lifeboat station

    Open weekend at Littlehampton lifeboat station

  • Littlehampton lifeboat rescues stranded dogs

    Littlehampton lifeboat rescues stranded dogs

  • Five shouts in one day for Littlehampton lifeboat

    Five shouts in one day for Littlehampton lifeboat

  • South east RNLI lifeboat stations salute the lifesaving legacies that keep the charity afloat

    South east RNLI lifeboat stations salute the lifesaving legacies that keep the charity afloat

  • Littlehampton lifeboat called to boat adrift at sea

    Littlehampton lifeboat called to boat adrift at sea

  • Littlehampton lifeboat crew’s SOS success

    Littlehampton lifeboat crew’s SOS success

  • Sussex RNLI lifeboat launches remained high throughout 2009, show latest charity figures

    Sussex RNLI lifeboat launches remained high throughout 2009, show latest charity figures

  • Welcome to Littlehampton RNLI SOS day 2010!

    Welcome to Littlehampton RNLI SOS day 2010!-2

  • Welcome to Littlehampton RNLI SOS day 2010!

    Welcome to Littlehampton RNLI SOS day 2010!-1

  • Welcome to Littlehampton RNLI SOS day 2010!

    Welcome to Littlehampton RNLI SOS day 2010!

  • Littlehampton Lifeboats Snow Day

    Littlehampton Lifeboats Snow Day

  • Online at Littlehampton lifeboat station

    Online at Littlehampton lifeboat station

  • Littlehampton lifeboat assists swimming fisherman

    Littlehampton lifeboat assists swimming fisherman

  • Lifeboat charity welcomes eleventh-hour entries for the BUPA Great South Run

    Lifeboat charity welcomes eleventh-hour entries for the BUPA Great South Run

  • Brighton and Littlehampton ‘cat’ and dog rescues feature on primetime TV

    Brighton and Littlehampton ‘cat’ and dog rescues feature on primetime TV

  • Littlehampton RNLI rescue girl trapped in rocks

    Littlehampton RNLI rescue girl trapped in rocks

  • Littlehampton RNLI rescue girl stuck in the mud

    Littlehampton RNLI rescue girl stuck in the mud

  • Tuesday trio for Littlehampton’s RNLI

    Tuesday trio for Littlehampton’s RNLI

  • Rustington man honoured for long service to the RNLI and Littlehampton lifeboat station

    Rustington man honoured for long service to the RNLI and Littlehampton lifeboat station

  • Littlehampton RNLI enter Ramshakle Rally

    Ramshakle Rally participants

  • Littlehampton RNLI enter Ramshakle Rally

    Ramshakle Rally

  • Selsey RNLI lifeboat crew launched to assist yacht in rough seas

    Littlehampton

  • Selsey RNLI lifeboat crew launched to assist yacht in rough seas

    Selsey rescue of Anone

  • Littlehampton Shop

    Littlehampton Shop

  • Image of Littlehampton’s Atlantic 75 Blue Peter lifeboat. Photo: Nicholas Leach

    Littlehampton’s Atlantic 75 Blue Peter lifeboat. Photo: Nicholas Leach

 

Image of lifeboat
 


Lifeboat name: 
Blue Peter I

Lifeboat class: B class

Funded by: Blue Peter TV appeal

Read more about the B class


Image of lifeboat



Lifeboat name:
Spirit of Juniper

Lifeboat class: D class

Read more about the D class

 

 

1840
Gold Medal awarded to Lt T Macnamara and Silver Medal to Lt G Davies, coastguards, for rescuing 14 lives on 13 November 1840.  After the brig Victoria with a crew of nine was driven ashore in an extremely violent storm, a line was drifted ashore and Lieutenants MacNamara and Davies, with their men, hauled a small boat out to the wreck three times and saved all the crew.  Shortly afterwards, the same thins happened to the sloop Lively.  In spite of huge waves crashing on the beach, they waded into the sea with lines tied around them and saved all five members of the sloops crew.

1884
Lifeboat house constructed at a cost of £300.  Gas service provided.

1895
Water service provided.

1896
Road exercises discontinued.

1903
As a new coastguard station was to be erected, the site of the lifeboat house was surrendered to the Admiralty, and a new site offered to RNLI.  Lifeboat house re-erected on a new site at a cost of £240.

1915
Decided that in future horses would not be used in launching.

1921
Station closed owing to the very little shipping at the port, no suitable men available, and the fact that a motor lifeboat was to be placed at Selsey.

1967
Inshore lifeboat station established with the placing on service of a D class lifeboat.  The cost of the ILB was defrayed by the BBC Blue Peter Appeal.

1970
The Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum accorded to crew members C R Cole and C J Pelham for flying to East Pakistan on Wednesday, 24 November 1970, to assist in the training of Pakistan nationals in the use of the 20 inshore lifeboats sold to the Red Cross for use in the disaster area.  The Institution's team was the first relief workers to be sent from Britain to the disaster area.  They were also recognised by the Red Cross, for their humanitarian efforts, in the form of certificates.

1972
D class lifeboat withdrawn and replaced by an Atlantic 21.

1979
New boat house opened.

1982
The Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum accorded to Helmsman David William Woollven in recognition of the leadership, determination and seamanship displayed by him when the lifeboat landed four people from a sailing dinghy and the Trimaran Lara of Bosham on 19 September 1981.

2002
A new B and D class boathouse completed 16 January at a cost of £555,000.