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Peel Lifeboat Station

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Operating from within the fishing harbour of Peel, the lifeboat station is one of five on the Isle of Man. Today the station has a Mersey class carriage-launched lifeboat named after the great, great granddaughter of the founder of the RNLI.

This station is classed as a Discover station. ​Our crews from Discover stations are equally welcoming to visitors but many of these stations were built before visitors were considered. These stations normally open their boathouse doors during the summer months. 

 

Recent launches from this station

Date Time
21/11/2014 14:41
21/11/2014 11:32
16/06/2014 16:33
13/06/2014 20:58
29/05/2014 21:56
19/04/2014 16:24
30/03/2014 09:16
19/10/2013 15:04
03/09/2013 13:11
16/08/2013 18:31

Latest news from this station

  • Freedom of the City for Manx RNLI volunteer

    Freedom of the City for Manx RNLI volunteer

    23-11-2014

    John Teare of Peel, a volunteer with Peel RNLI for over 40 years was honoured by Peel Town Commissioners on Friday evening (21 November).

  • Rescue in high winds for Peel RNLI lifeboat

    Rescue in high winds for Peel RNLI lifeboat

    21-11-2014

    With south east winds gusting over 40mph Peel RNLI all-weather lifeboat “Ruby Clery” was launched this morning (Friday) at 11.30am to assist a seven metre yacht in trouble 12 miles north north east off Peel.

  • CAPITA donation to two Isle of Man RNLI stations.

    CAPITA donation to two Isle of Man RNLI stations.

    18-11-2014

    Isle of Man based Capita have donated a cheque for £410 to be split between two local RNLI stations, Peel and Douglas . The cheque was received by Margaret Kelly, Treasurer at Peel and Peter Cain, President of Douglas RNLI.

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Station address:

Peel Lifeboat Station
The Breakwater
Isle of Man
British Isles
IM5 3RB

Station telephone:

01624 842309

Station opening times:

10am–4pm daily

Accessibility:

Parking, Disabled Parking, Disabled Access

Visitor contact:

Paul Cain

Visitor contact telephone:

01624 842309

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.

  • 7metre yacht

    Ruby Clery returns to Peel

  • Freedom of the city

    John Teare receives his award from Ray Harmer

  • Cheque presentation

    Margaret Kelly and Peter Cain receive a cheque from Capita

  • Charles Hunter-Pease with Paddy Kelly , Chair of Peel RNLI Ladies Guild

    RNLI Chairman and

  • RNLI Chairman, Charles Hunter-Pease presents Ramsey mechanic, Ali Clague with the charity's Bronze fundraising badge.

    RNLI Chairman presents Ali Clague with RNLI award

  • RNLI Chairman, Charles Hunter-Pease meets Port Erin RNLI volunteers

    RNLI Chairman meets Port Erin RNLi volunteers

  • RNLI Chairman, Charles Hunter-Pease meets Douglas RNLI volunteer.

    RNLI Chairman visits Douglas RNLI

  • Paul and Charles Hunter-Pease

    Paul Cain receives his award from the national Chairman

  • Plenty of produce for Peel auction

    Pub auction

  • Music at the boathouse

    Lon Dhoo choir

  • Moored in Peel

    Hafren in Peel

  • Jet skis and casualty round Peel breakwater

    Rouding Peel breakwater with Regal in tow

  • Shore and boat crews

    peel crew host commonwealth games baton

  • Chris who died recently

    Chris Wilkinson

  • Off to Buckingham Palace

    John Hunter

  • peel rescue

    Yacht on tow by Peel lifeboat

  • New years day dip

    Jackie Green from New years day dip presentation

  • Zurich

    Zurich Financial Cheque presentation

  • Jack Lee

    Jack Lee receiving his certificate from Stuart Blackley

  • Picture presentation

    Phillip Christian receiving his picture from Stuart Blackley

  • Peel Freemasons

    Cheque presentation by Peel Freemasons

  • Scene on the day

    Busy Peel crew

  • SOS Day in Peel

    Cold dippers

  • Brave coffee drinkers

    Peel coffee morning

  • AVY Faulkner, Frankie Horne and Stuart Blackley

    MFPO cheque presentation

  • Allen Thaws out after dip

    Allen Corlett

  • Cheque presentation

    Jack Lee presenting this years cheque to Margaret

  • John Lindon (centre) presents the cheque to Mary Corran and Allen Corlett.

    John Lindon (centre) presents the cheque to Mary Corran and Allen Corlett.

  • Busy Night at Peel Golf Club

    Happy supporters

  • Full house

    Full table before the auction

  • Margaret Kelly receives cheque for £150

    LVA Presentation

  • Peel Marina

    Ruby Clery enters Peel Marina

  • Sofi in tow

    Ruby Clery rounds Peel breakwater

  • Margaret ( Louna (C) Mary (R)

    Presentation by Castletown Golf Club

  • Rescue during Peel's annual service

    Kayak rescue

  • Yacht safely moored

    Scene at Peel breakwater

  • Cheque presentation

    Cheque presentation to Stuart Blackley (Left)

  • Mal on his boat

    Mal kelly

  • Peel boathouse

    Lon Dhoo choir entertain

  • Peel harbour

    Ruby Clery returns to port with Brown Eyes

  • Tow of Sea Seven

    Rubu Clery returns to Peel

  • Peel

    Trevor Gibb with Mum and Dad

  • Peel Bay

    Eravel rescue in Peel Bay

  • Governor

    Lt. Governor with Peel crew

  • General view

    sTRAWBERRY tEA

  • Presentation

    RNLI trophy winner Craig Taylor

  • Mal. relaxing on his own boat Foillan Beg.

    Lifeboat Press Officer

  • The Lord Bishop of the Isle of Man attended on Sunday to bless the crew and boat.

    Crew and volunteers gather for the blessing.

  • Excercise

    Ruby Clery on excercise

  • New RNLI Chief Executive Arrives in Peel by Sea

    New RNLI Chief Executive Arrives in Peel by Sea

  • Peel volunteer lifeboat crew undertake first aid training

    Peel volunteer lifeboat crew undertake first aid training

  • Peel RNLI  issue warning about recreational flotation devices

    Peel RNLI issue warning about recreational flotation devices

  • Peel RNLI lifeboat launches for the second time in just over a week

    Peel RNLI lifeboat launches for the second time in just over a week

  • New Years Day Dip Presentation

    Hazel Hannan recives cheque from Christine Eames

  • Attendees at Peel

    Peel RNLI AGM 2013

  • Peel RNLI Have Successful SOS Appeal

    Crew Car Wash

  • Peel RNLI Have Successful SOS Appeal

    Busy Coffee Morning

  • Peel lifeboat volunteers' recognised with awards

    Peel lifeboat volunteers' recognised with awards

  • The Ladies Guild of Peel RNLI hold a successful fundraising event

    The Ladies Guild of Peel RNLI hold a successful fundraising event

  • Peel lifeboat launched in 32 knot gales to assist 32ft yacht

    Peel lifeboat launched in 32 knot gales to assist 32ft yacht

  • Peel RNLI lifeboat launches for local yacht

    Peel RNLI lifeboat launches for local yacht

  • 250-mile swim nets £600 for Peel RNLI

    250-mile swim nets £600 for Peel RNLI

  • Peel lifeboat annual church service

    Peel lifeboat annual church service

  • Peel lifeboat crew member raises £1,000 for the RNLI

    Peel lifeboat crew member raises £1,000 for the RNLI

  • Peel lifeboat goes to the aid of traditional yacht

    Peel lifeboat goes to the aid of traditional yacht

  • Peel RNLI lifeboat rescues boat

    Peel RNLI lifeboat rescues boat

  • Peel RNLI Station Stalwart Retires

    Peel RNLI Station Stalwart Retires

  • Peel crewman waxed to help RNLI

    Peel crewman waxed to help RNLI

  • 250 mile swim for Peel RNLI

    250 mile swim for Peel RNLI

  • Busy time for Peel RNLI volunteers

    Busy time for Peel RNLI volunteers

  • Busy TT for Peel RNLI Volunteers

    Busy TT for Peel RNLI Volunteers

  • Manx Fishermen Help The RNLI

    Mal.Kelly LPO.

  • Manx Fishermen Help The RNLI

    Frankie Horne (MFPO Chairman) presents chequt to Malcolm Kelly (LPO)

  • Peel lifeboat in yacht rescue

    Peel lifeboat in yacht rescue

  • Michael Vlasto due to retire shortly visited Peel RNLI station while he was on the Isle of Man to attend the annual church service to Sir William Hillary who lived on the Island and also formed the RNLI.

    RNLI Operations Director visits Peel lifeboat station volunteers

  • Peel RNLI lifeboat launched to aid cruiser

    Peel RNLI lifeboat launched to aid cruiser

  • Peel RNLI crew member in Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant

    Peel RNLI crew member in Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant

  • Over £50,000 raised for Peel RNLI lifeboat

    Over £50,000 raised for Peel RNLI lifeboat

  • Peel RNLI volunteers welcome the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

    Peel RNLI volunteers welcome the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall-1

  • Peel RNLI volunteers welcome the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

    Peel RNLI volunteers welcome the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall-2

  • Peel RNLI volunteers welcome the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

    Peel RNLI volunteers welcome the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

  • Another savoury success for Peel RNLI

    Another savoury success for Peel RNLI

  • Gold award for Peel RNLI secretary

    Gold award for Peel RNLI secretary

  • Peel lifeboat launched to rescue cruiser

    Peel lifeboat launched to rescue cruiser

  • Peel RNLI lifeboat launches twice in two days

    Peel RNLI lifeboat launches twice in two days

  • Peel RNLI lifeboat launched twice in two days

    Peel RNLI lifeboat launched twice in two days

  • Peel Golf Club raise funds for Peel RNLI

    Peel Golf Club raise funds for Peel RNLI

  • RESCUED GIRL HELPS PEEL RNLI

    L-R Alison Lawrence,Natalie O'Neil, Malcolm Kelly,LPO Paddy Kelly,Guild Chair and Rachel Harrop

  • Bonus for Peel Lifeboat

    Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Bonus for Peel Lifeboat

    Cheque presentation

  • Scott, 15, swims a mile to raise funds for Peel RNLI

    Scott, 15, swims a mile to raise funds for Peel RNLI

  • Success for Peel RNLI Ladies Guild Mhellia

    Peel Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Awards, for Peel RNLI volunteers.

    Malcolm Kelly,Adrienne Teare and Francis Watterson

  • A first for Peel Ladies Lifeboat Guild

    Lon Dhoo choir entertain in Peel boathouse

  • Duke of Edinburgh participant makes presentation to Peel RNLI

    Margaret Kelly receives the cheque from Millie Smallwood

  • Wind and rain results in fewer launches for Manx RNLI lifeboat crews

    Peel RNLI all-weather lifeboat Ruby Clery

  • Boy blown out ot sea adds drama to Peel RNLI's annual service

    Martin Goldie skipper of Manx Cat

  • Boy blown out ot sea adds drama to Peel RNLI's annual service

    A relieved mum is very grateful to see her son on dry land

  • Boy blown out ot sea adds drama to Peel RNLI's annual service

    Crew member Juan Owens helps the young boy ashore

  • Peel RNLI lifeboat launched to aid ex trawler

    Peel RNLI rescues boat in difficulty

Image of lifeboat
 

Lifeboat name: Ruby Clery

Lifeboat class: Mersey

Funded by: Miss Ruby Clery, great great granddaughter of Sir William Hillary, the founder of the RNLI, and resident of the Isle of Man

Read more about the Mersey

Although established in 1828 the station appears to have lapsed according to the Institution's Journal of February 1886 that states "With the co-operation of the local residents a new lifeboat establishment has been formed at Peel where there is a large and increasing fishing population".

1885
Lifeboat house constructed at a cost of £500.

1889
Medals were presented to the crew of the lifeboat by the Norwegian Government for the rescue of 23 people from the barque St George of Christiania.

1928
A Centenary Vellum awarded.

1970
Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum accorded to Coxswain W E Gorry and an additional £5 monetary award to the coxswain and the six members of the crew for their part in a service with the Port Erin lifeboat to the Coaster Moonlight which foundered off Bradda Head on 9 September.

1972
All-weather lifeboat withdrawn on 7 May and replaced with a McLachlan Inshore lifeboat on 20 June.

1976
The McLachlan Inshore lifeboat withdrawn and replaced by an Atlantic 21 Class lifeboat on 8 September.

1978
A commemorative 150th Anniversary Vellum awarded to station.

1980
The Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum accorded to Helmsman Edward Allen and Helmsman Brian Maddrell for the skill and determination displayed by them on the occasion of two separate services to the fishing vessel Southern Scott which had grounded and was listing heavily on the Old Bath's Beach on 29 March.

1990/91
New concrete launching slipway constructed.

1992
New boathouse was constructed on the existing site of the previous house after it was found to be insufficient in size to accommodate the station's new Mersey Class lifeboat.  The new boathouse as well as housing the new lifeboat and tractor includes a workshop, souvenir outlet and improved crew facilities.

1992
Atlantic 21 lifeboat withdrawn and replaced with a Mersey Class lifeboat on 10 June, establishing an all-weather lifeboat station.

1995
The Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum was accorded to crew member Frank Horne in recognition of the courageous personal risks he took when he was transferred from the lifeboat Ruby Clery to the swamped fishing vessel Three Sisters and pulled three people to safety as the vessel suddenly rolled over and began to sink, 20 miles north west of Peel in moderate seas on 17 October 1994.

2001
His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, President of the Institution visited the station on 30 October accompanies by the Chairman of the Institution Mr Peter Nicholson and the Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man, His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor Air Marshal Ian MacFaden CB,OBE.