The lifeboat station was established and the boathouse was built at the head of the beach.
The boathouse was rebuilt for the station’s new lifeboat.
Silver Medals were awarded to Coxswain M Nichols and Coastguard Officer S Morrison for the rescue of the only survivor of the lighter Devon.
A new boathouse was built on the landward side of the cover road. Lifeboats at this time were carriage launched.
A boathouse, carriage house and slipway were built.
A Silver Medal was awarded to Coxswain Henry Nicholas for the service to the ship Fairport.
A new slipway was built for the station’s first motor lifeboat, which was launched by trolley.
A Silver Medal and three Bronze Medals were awarded for the rescue of eight crew from the wrecked steamship Falmouth Castle.
Silver Medals were awarded to Coxswain Henry Nicholas and Second Coxswain Thomas Pender and Bronze Medals to 12 crew members for rescuing eight people from a motor launch. Henry Nicholas Jnr, crew member at the age of 17, received a Bronze Medal. He became coxswain of the lifeboat in 1959.
The station was adapted for the motor lifeboat.
A Centenary Vellum was awarded to the station.
A second Bronze Medal was awarded to Coxswain Henry Nicholas for the rescue of five crew of five from the burning Belgian trawler Victoire Roger.
A Silver Medal was posthumously awarded to Coxswain/Mechanic H E Pengilly when the lifeboat was launched to search for the coaster Union Crystal. The coaster subsequently sank and one survivor was picked up by helicopter. Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellums were awarded to the six lifeboat crew.
A special framed certificate was awarded to the Coxswain and crew for their services to several yachts in difficulties during the Fastnet Race on 14 August.
A Silver Medal was awarded to Coxswain/Mechanic Maurice Hutchens when the lifeboat rescued seven crew from the Icelandic coaster Tungufoss. The coaster eventually sank.
The new Mersey class lifeboat, The Four Boys, arrived on station.
An inshore, D class, lifeboat was sent to the station for one season’s evaluation.
An inshore lifeboat (ILB) station was permanently established.
A Bronze Medal was awarded to Coxswain Terence George when, together with the Penlee lifeboat, the Sennen Cove lifeboat assisted in the rescue of five people and the saving of the fishing vessel Julian Paul.
A new D class lifeboat was placed on service.
The boathouse was adapted and the new Tyne class lifeboat arrived in January.
The station was awarded an Anniversary Vellum to commemorate 150 years of lifesaving.
The new class of lifeboat IB1, D624 Spirit of the RLC, was placed on service on Thursday 22 July. D490 has been withdrawn.
A new Mechanic’s/D class boathouse completed in May at a cost of £273,000.
At a meeting held on 5 November the Trustees resolved that Sennen Cove would be allocated a Tamar class lifeboat in October 2009.
The necessary adaptation to house the Tamar class lifeboat was completed in September at a total cost of £4,000,000.
The new Tamar class lifeboat ON1294 City of London III was placed on service on 7 January. ON1121 has been withdrawn. This lifeboat was funded by generous donations to the City of London Committee and the Local Cornish Appeal.
For services to the Institution, Second Coxswain Philip Charles Shannon has been honoured by Her Majesty the Queen in the recent Birthday Honours; - Member, Order of the British Empire (MBE).
At Sennen Cove Lifeboat Station the following awards have been made:
Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum 6
Bronze Medal 17
Silver Medal 8