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Shoreham Harbour Lifeboat Station

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Over its 149-year history Shoreham Harbour lifeboat crew have been presented with over 20 awards for gallantry. The station was rebuilt in 2010 to accommodate its new Tamar class lifeboat.

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. 

Get a taster before you go and take a Google virtual tour of Shoreham Harbour Lifeboat Station. Designed for the station by local creative agency Crate47 and Google Trusted photographer Mike Page, this fantastic virtual tour also allows you to step aboard the station's Tamar class lifeboat, Enid Collett.

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Recent launches from this station

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05/12/2014 21:19
25/11/2014 17:37
20/11/2014 13:58
20/11/2014 13:34
09/11/2014 23:59
01/11/2014 15:06
29/10/2014 14:48
18/10/2014 14:18
10/10/2014 18:04
10/10/2014 14:17

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Station address:

Shoreham Harbour Lifeboat Station
Brighton Road
Shoreham-by-Sea
West Sussex
BN43 6RN

Station telephone:

01273 593403

Station opening times:

10am–2pm weekdays
10am–4pm weekends

Accessibility:

Parking, disabled parking

Visitor contact:

Keith Phelps

Visitor contact telephone:

01273 593403

Shop telephone:

01273 596376

Shop opening times:

January–December
Monday–Friday
10am–2pm
Saturday–Sunday
10am–4pm

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.

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    Brighton RNLI lifeboat (library image)

  • Copyright Eddie Mitchell

    Coastguard officers at the scene

  • Newhaven RNLI (Shoreham pictured right)- Copyright Eddie Mitchell

    Newhaven RNLI (Shoreham pictured right)

  • L-R Bob Page, Michelle Tugwell, Tim Leigh and Andy Morgan

    Four station officials with their silver statuettes and silver badge

  • Lady Mary Mumford and former coxswain Peter Huxtable with her gold badge and certificate on the Shoreham lifeboat

    Lady Mary Mumford and former coxswain Peter Huxtable with her gold badge

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

    Shoreham lifeboat station

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    2013 stats inforgraphic

  • Arun Choral Society sing carols on Shoreham all weather lifeboat

    Arun Choral Society sing carols

  • Left to Right Simon Tugwell with his 30-year long service award and Keith Stevens with his 20-year long service award.

    Shoreham lifeboat crew with their long service awards

  • 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

  • Shoreham RNLI lifeboat

    Shoreham RNLI lifeboat

  • Shoreham lifeboat coxswain Steve Smith on a paddleboard accepting the fundraising loot from Paddle director Dave Samuels.

    Shoreham coxswain Steve Smith on a paddleboard accepting funds from Paddle director Dave Samuels

  • Crowds watch Shoreham's Tamar class lifeboat launch at its 2013 open day

    Crowds watch Shoreham's Tamar class lifeboat launch at its 2013 open day

  • Shoreham lifeboat crew and fire and rescue team working together to free the man from the mud on 11 May 2013. Credit: Shoreham Coastguard

    Shoreham lifeboat crew and fire and rescue team working together to free the man from the mud.

  • New Shoreham RNLI lifeboat station starts to take shape

    New Shoreham RNLI lifeboat station starts to take shape

  • More cash support from local Conservative Club for Shoreham RNLI Lifeboat Station Appeal

    More cash support from local Conservative Club for Shoreham RNLI Lifeboat Station Appeal

  • Grand ball raises thousands of pounds for Shoreham lifeboat station appeal

    Grand ball raises thousands of pounds for Shoreham lifeboat station appeal

  • Lifeboat model makers help raise money for the real thing at Shoreham

    Lifeboat model makers help raise money for the real thing at Shoreham

  • Hove Deep Sea Anglers celebrates 100th anniversary with donation to RNLI lifeboat station appeal

    Hove Deep Sea Anglers celebrates 100th anniversary with donation to RNLI lifeboat station appeal

  • Hove and Portslade RNLI supporters celebrate fifty years of fundraising

    Hove and Portslade RNLI supporters celebrate fifty years of fundraising

  • Shoreham RNLI lifeboat crew make dream come true for brothers Sam and Owen

    Shoreham RNLI lifeboat crew make dream come true for brothers Sam and Owen

  • Rescued teenagers say a big "thank you" to Shoreham RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew

    Rescued teenagers say a big "thank you" to Shoreham RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew

  • Shoreham RNLI carry out night rescue of teenagers from inflatable off Hove

    Shoreham RNLI carry out night rescue of teenagers from inflatable off Hove

  • RNLI Shoreham Rescues Yacht in Gale Force and Heavy Seas

    RNLI Shoreham Rescues Yacht in Gale Force and Heavy Seas-3

  • RNLI Shoreham Rescues Yacht in Gale Force and Heavy Seas

    RNLI Shoreham Rescues Yacht in Gale Force and Heavy Seas-2

  • RNLI Shoreham Rescues Yacht in Gale Force and Heavy Seas

    RNLI Shoreham Rescues Yacht in Gale Force and Heavy Seas-1

  • RNLI Shoreham Rescues Yacht in Gale Force and Heavy Seas

    RNLI Shoreham Rescues Yacht in Gale Force and Heavy Seas

  • Shoreham RNLI lifeboat station appeal reaches another milestone

    Shoreham RNLI lifeboat station appeal reaches another milestone

  • Shoreham RNLI lifeboat crew tows becalmed yacht out of shipping lanes

    Shoreham RNLI lifeboat crew tows becalmed yacht out of shipping lanes

  • Grand ball being held to raise funds for the RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat Station Appeal.

    Grand ball being held to raise funds for the RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat Station Appeal.

  • Yacht and skipper saved from rising tide by Shoreham RNLI lifeboat

    Yacht and skipper saved from rising tide by Shoreham RNLI lifeboat

  • Paddle Round The Pier event in Brighton raises £10,000 for Shoreham RNLI Lifeboat Station Appeal

    Paddle Round The Pier event in Brighton raises £10,000 for Shoreham RNLI Lifeboat Station Appeal

  • Swimmer pulled to safety by Shoreham Harbour RNLI lifeboat crew

    Swimmer pulled to safety by Shoreham Harbour RNLI lifeboat crew

  • Golfers swing into action to aid Shoreham RNLI Lifeboat Station Appeal

    Golfers swing into action to aid Shoreham RNLI Lifeboat Station Appeal

  • Sally Bayly, Fundraising Treasurer at Rye Harbour is awarded the RNLI's Bronze Badge

    Sally Bayly, Fundraising Treasurer at Rye Harbour is awarded the RNLI's Bronze Badge

  • Shoreham Lifeboat Station Appeal gets a fiery funding boost from curry house event

    Shoreham Lifeboat Station Appeal gets a fiery funding boost from curry house event

  • Five callouts for Shoreham RNLI Lifeboats - and a 45-foot cruiser saved

    Five callouts for Shoreham RNLI Lifeboats - and a 45-foot cruiser saved-1

  • Five callouts for Shoreham RNLI Lifeboats - and a 45-foot cruiser saved

    Five callouts for Shoreham RNLI Lifeboats - and a 45-foot cruiser saved

  • New Shoreham RNLI Lifeboat Station starts to take shape

    New Shoreham RNLI Lifeboat Station starts to take shape

  • Indian restaurant’s support for Shoreham Lifeboat Station Appeal is second to naan

    Indian restaurant’s support for Shoreham Lifeboat Station Appeal is second to naan

  • First launch for Shoreham volunteer RNLI crew in their new Tamar lifeboat, 'Enid Collett'

    First launch for Shoreham volunteer RNLI crew in their new Tamar lifeboat, 'Enid Collett'

  • 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

  • Shoreham RNLI Tamar arrival is an early Christmas present for volunteer lifeboat crew

    Shoreham RNLI Tamar arrival is an early Christmas present for volunteer lifeboat crew

  • Shoreham RNLI Tamar is brought back home by volunteer lifeboat crew

    Shoreham RNLI Tamar is brought back home by volunteer lifeboat crew-2

  • Shoreham RNLI Tamar is brought back home by volunteer lifeboat crew

    Shoreham RNLI Tamar is brought back home by volunteer lifeboat crew-1

  • Shoreham RNLI Tamar is brought back home by volunteer lifeboat crew

    Shoreham RNLI Tamar is brought back home by volunteer lifeboat crew

  • Runners and paddlers boost Shoreham RNLI Lifeboat Station Appeal by thousands of pounds

    Runners and paddlers boost Shoreham RNLI Lifeboat Station Appeal by thousands of pounds

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • Sea Scouts raise “a bob or two” for Shoreham RNLI lifeboat appeal

    Sea Scouts raise “a bob or two” for Shoreham RNLI lifeboat appeal

  • New lifeboat model goes on display at Shoreham RNLI Lifeboat Station

    Model of Shoreham's previous lifeboat Tyne Class Hermione Lady Colwyn

  • New lifeboat model goes on display at Shoreham RNLI Lifeboat Station

    Reg Woodcock and Tony Olliff with the Shoreham crew

  • Shoreham RNLI volunteer crew bid farewell to "a trusted old friend"

    Shoreham RNLI volunteer crew bid farewell to "a trusted old friend"

  • College pupils’ sweet success for Shoreham RNLI lifeboat station appeal

    College pupils’ sweet success for Shoreham RNLI lifeboat station appeal

  • Shoreham RNLI coxswain awarded local radio station's Llifetime Achievement Award

    Shoreham RNLI coxswain awarded local radio station's Llifetime Achievement Award

  • Beer provides a boost for new Shoreham RNLI lifeboat station

    Beer provides a boost for new Shoreham RNLI lifeboat station

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

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

  • Paddle Round the Pier makes fundraising splash for Shoreham RNLI

    Paddle Round the Pier makes fundraising splash for Shoreham RNLI

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

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

  • RNLI Buoyed Up With Help From Southern Water

    RNLI Buoyed Up With Help From Southern Water

  • Shoreham RNLI lifeboat called to mid-channel collision

    Shoreham RNLI lifeboat called to mid-channel collision-1

  • Shoreham RNLI lifeboat called to mid-channel collision

    Shoreham RNLI lifeboat called to mid-channel collision

  • Newhaven volunteer lifeboat crew welcome Sussex children for RNLI ‘Storm Force’ day

    Newhaven volunteer lifeboat crew welcome Sussex children for RNLI ‘Storm Force’ day-2

  • Newhaven volunteer lifeboat crew welcome Sussex children for RNLI ‘Storm Force’ day

    Newhaven volunteer lifeboat crew welcome Sussex children for RNLI ‘Storm Force’ day-1

  • Newhaven volunteer lifeboat crew welcome Sussex children for RNLI ‘Storm Force’ day

    Newhaven volunteer lifeboat crew welcome Sussex children for RNLI ‘Storm Force’ day

  • Shoreham RNLI lifeboat called to broken down fishing vessel

    Shoreham tow 26102012

  • 'Paddle Round the Pier’s' splash fund for Shoreham RNLI

    Paddle photo

  • Shoreham RNLI lifeboat called to a broken down fishing vessel 25 miles off coast

    The towline set up between the 'Bon Accord' fishing vessel and Shoreham lifeboat

  • Shoreham RNLI lifeboat crew rescue broken down wooden sailing boat

    Photo: Shoreham all weather lifeboat towing the Speedwell sailing vessel into Shoreham Harbour.

  • Could it be you? Join Shoreham RNLI lifeboat crew

    Shoreham inshore lifeboat crew

  • Could it be you? Join Shoreham RNLI lifeboat crew

    Shoreham all weather lifeboat and its Y boat

  • Japanese coastguard continues tradition of east meets west at Shoreham

    The Japanese coastguard visitors onboard Shoreham lifeboat with the crew.

  • Japanese coastguard continues tradition of east meets west at Shoreham

    Japanese coastguard members meet Simon Tugwell, Shoreham lifeboat second coxswain

  • Shoreham RNLI lifeboat rescues broken down fishing boat near lifeboat station

    Shoreham inshore lifeboat crew goes to the aid of the broken down fishing boat

  • Shoreham RNLI lifeboat called to broken down yacht in flat calm sea

    Shoreham RNLI lifeboat with yacht in tow

  • Shoreham lifeboat helps windsurfer and support boat at Paddle Round the Pier

    Coastguard helicopter

  • Shoreham RNLI lifeboats called to dismasted yacht

    The yacht Truant being assisted by Shoreham crew using the all-weather lifeboat’s inflatable Y boat.

  • One thousand visitors for Shoreham Lifeboat Station’s open day

    Shoreham RNLI's all-weather and inshore lifeboats take to the water at the station’s open day

  • Image of Shoreham Harbour’s Tamar class lifeboat launching from slipway. Photo: RNLI/Nathan Williams

    Shoreham Harbour’s Tamar class lifeboat launching from slipway. Photo: RNLI/Nathan Williams

Image of lifeboat
 


Lifeboat name: 
Barry Lazell

Lifeboat class: D class

Read more about the D class


Image of lifeboat



Lifeboat name:
Enid Collett

Lifeboat class: Tamar

Funded by: The generous bequests of Miss Enid Marjory Collett together with other gifts and legacies

Read more about the Tamar

1843
A Silver Medal was awarded to Coastguard Abraham Young for rescuing five men from the smack Prince Rupert.

1845
A lifeboat was placed on service by the Shoreham Harbour Commissioners.

1865
The RNLI established a station and a boathouse was built on Kingston Beach.

1870
A slipway was built to improve launching.

1875
A Silver Medal was awarded to William Sheader for attempting to rescue Robert Brasier who had drowned when the lifeboat capsized on exercise on 16 December 1874.

1924
The station closed when the harbour’s entrance silted up.

1929
The station was re-opened when the sand bar had disappeared. The station’s first motor lifeboat was placed on service.

1933
A new boathouse and slipway were built on Kingston Beach.

1940
The Shoreham lifeboat Rosa Woodand Phyllis Lunn took part in the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May.

1941
A Silver Medal was awarded to Acting Coxswain James Upperton and Bronze Medal to Motor Mechanic Henry Philcox for rescuing 22 people from the minesweeper President Briand.

1948
A Silver Medal was awarded to Coxswain James Upperton for rescuing six crew from the yacht Gull.

1965
The station was presented with a Centenary Vellum.

1967
An inshore lifeboat (ILB) station was established in July with a D class lifeboat.

1968
A Framed Letter of Thanks was sent to the Coxswain and crew  for saving the two crew from the yacht Jean Ann.

1972
A Bronze Medal was awarded to Coxswain John Fox and the Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum to Assistant Mechanic Ken L Everard for rescuing the five crew from the drilling rig William Allpress on 19 October 1971.

1973
5 August:
A Bronze Medal was awarded to Coxswain John Fox for rescuing three crew from the yacht Albin Ballad. Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum were awarded to Assistant Mechanic Ken Everard and Crew Member Geoff Tugwell who leapt aboard the yacht to secure a towline.

20 September:
The Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum was awarded to Coxswain John Fox for rescuing the two crew from the yacht Lugger.

1977
The Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum was awarded to Helmsman Michael Fox for rescuing three people from the capsized sailing dinghy Serendippy.

1980
A Silver Medal was awarded to Coxswain Kenneth Voice and The Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum were awarded to Second Coxswain Kenneth Everard, Motor Mechanic Jack Silverson, Assistant Mechanic Michael Fox, Emergency Mechanics Geoff Tugwell and John Landale and Crew Member Peter Huxtable for rescuing the 26 crew from the cargo vessel Athina B. The rescue took 15 hours in gale force winds and violent seas.

1990
The boathouse was adapted for the new Tyne class lifeboat, ON-1158 Hermione Lady Colwyn, which arrived at the station on 30 September.

1996
The D class lifeboat, D-501 Forest Row Choir, was placed on service on 14 May.

1999
The Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum was awarded to Coxswain Peter Huxtable for locating and towing in the yacht Trimley Maid in very rough seas and gusting force 9 winds on the evening of 2 June 1999.

2001
A Framed Letter of Thanks was presented to Coxswain Peter Huxtable when the lifeboat rescued two people and saved the fishing vessel Stephanie B on 25 October 2000.

2005
Coxswain Peter Huxtable was awarded the MBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours.

The new D class lifeboat Barry Lazell was placed on service.

2008
At a meeting held on 5 November the Trustees resolved that Shoreham Harbour would be allocated a Tamar class lifeboat in early 2010.

2010
A new boathouse completed in November at a total cost of £4,200,000.  The new Tamar, class of lifeboat ON1295 Enid Collett was placed on service on 10 December 2010.  This lifeboat was funded by the generous bequests of Miss Enid Marjory Collett together with other gifts and legacies.

2011
The new boathouse was officially opened by HRH The Duke of Kent KG on Thursday 16 June

Station honours

At Shoreham Harbour Lifeboat Station the following awards have been made:

Framed Letter of Thanks

Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum 11

Bronze Medal 3

Silver Medal 5