A Silver Medal was awarded to Coastguard Abraham Young for rescuing five men from the smack Prince Rupert.
A lifeboat was placed on service by the Shoreham Harbour Commissioners.
The RNLI established a station and a boathouse was built on Kingston Beach.
A slipway was built to improve launching.
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.
The station closed when the harbour’s entrance silted up.
The station was re-opened when the sand bar had disappeared. The station’s first motor lifeboat was placed on service.
A new boathouse and slipway were built on Kingston Beach.
The Shoreham lifeboat Rosa Woodand Phyllis Lunn took part in the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May.
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.
A Silver Medal was awarded to Coxswain James Upperton for rescuing six crew from the yacht Gull.
The station was presented with a Centenary Vellum.
An inshore lifeboat (ILB) station was established in July with a D class lifeboat.
A Framed Letter of Thanks was sent to the Coxswain and crew for saving the two crew from the yacht Jean Ann.
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.
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.
The Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum was awarded to Coxswain John Fox for rescuing the two crew from the yacht Lugger.
The Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum was awarded to Helmsman Michael Fox for rescuing three people from the capsized sailing dinghy Serendippy.
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.
The boathouse was adapted for the new Tyne class lifeboat, ON-1158 Hermione Lady Colwyn, which arrived at the station on 30 September.
The D class lifeboat, D-501 Forest Row Choir, was placed on service on 14 May.
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.
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.
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.
At a meeting held on 5 November the Trustees resolved that Shoreham Harbour would be allocated a Tamar class lifeboat in early 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.
The new boathouse was officially opened by HRH The Duke of Kent KG on Thursday 16 June
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