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Teignmouth Lifeboat Station

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Located in the working harbour of Teignmouth, the present inshore B class lifeboat is kept in the original 1862 boathouse. The lifeboat and crews carry out over 40 rescues every year.

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. 

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Recent launches from this station

Date Time
26/09/2014 15:08
21/09/2014 15:50
18/09/2014 11:56
13/09/2014 16:45
30/08/2014 12:42
23/08/2014 11:40
20/08/2014 19:31
11/08/2014 20:22
02/08/2014 18:15
02/08/2014 14:47

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Station address:

Teignmouth Lifeboat Station
The Point Car Park
Teignmouth
Devon
TQ14 8EW

Station telephone:

01626 777043

Station opening times:

Thursday–Sunday 10am–4pm

Accessibility:

Parking - disabled parking, disabled access

Visitor contact:

Tony Watson

Visitor contact telephone:

01626 870260

Shop telephone:

01626 777061

Shop opening times:

January–April
Monday–Sunday
11am–2.30pm

April–October
Monday–Sunday
10am–4pm

October–Christmas
Friday–Sunday
10am–4pm

 

  

RNLI crew 

Specific 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.

  • Newquay stakeholders at Respect the water launch at Fistral

    Newquay stakeholders at Respect the water launch at Fistral

  • RNLI Lifeguard Warren Llewellyn and Tim Stokes launch Respect the Water

    RNLI Lifeguard Warren Llewellyn and Tim Stokes

  • Emma Tarling, Exmouth RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

    Exmouth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn (left) with the Mersey class Margaret Jean (right) which will be replaced as the station's all-weather lifeboat.

    Exmouth RNLI's two all-weather lifeboats

  • Crew volunteers use the Shannon Launch and Recovery System to recover their new lifeboat for the first time.

    The Shannon Launch and Recovery System in action

  • The arrival R and J Welburn was watched by hundreds of people who had flocked to the beach for the occasion.

    Crowds watch the Shannon's arrival

  • The newly trained Shannon crew aboard the R and J Welburn in mid-spin

    Shannon crew aboard R and J Welburn

  • All three Exmouth lifeboats: Shannon class R and J Welburn (front), Mersey class Margaret Jean (middle) and D class George Bearman (back)

    The three Exmouth RNLI lifeboats

  • Exmouth RNLI's Shannon class lifeboat, R and J Welburn arrives home at last

    R and J Welburn lands on Exmouth beach for the first time

  • Swanages's current Mersey class lifeboat and the RNLI's new Shannon class lifeboat of which Swanage is to receive in 2015

    Swanage's Mersey class RNLI lifeboat and new Shannon class

  • Weston super Mare and Portishead RNLI lifeguards at launch of Bristol Channel Appeal

    Weston super Mare and Portishead lifeboats

  • The Lizard Tamar lifeboat Rose launching

    The Lizard all weather lifeboat launching

  • Mick French fundraiser who turns on Christmas lights for RNLI

    Mick French who turns on Xmas lights for RNLI

  • Swimmers at Looe braved the cold waters on New Years Day 2013 to raise funds for RNLI

    Swimmers braving the cold water at Looe on New Years Day

  • Plymouth RNLI assist dismasted yacht August 2013

    Plymouth RNLI assist dismasted yacht

  • Screen grab from footage of RNLI rescuing three exhausted swimmers at Mawgan Porth August 2013

    RNLI lifeguards rescue three exhausted swimmers at Mawgan Porth

  • Christmas cheer for crews on call as Father Christmas visits the RNLI in the south west

    Christmas cheer for crews on call as Father Christmas visits the RNLI in the south west

  • Seriously ill fishing boat skipper transferred to helicopter by Teignmouth RNLI Lifeboat

    Seriously ill fishing boat skipper transferred to helicopter by Teignmouth RNLI Lifeboat

  • Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat attends 5 incidents in one day!

    Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat attends 5 incidents in one day!

  • Teignmouth RNLI lifeguards accept donated Rescue Water Craft

    Teignmouth RNLI lifeguards accept donated Rescue Water Craft

  • RNLI lifeguards and lifeboat crew at Teignmouth work together to rescue couple on Jet Ski

    RNLI lifeguards and lifeboat crew at Teignmouth work together to rescue couple on Jet Ski

  • The RNLI issues summer reminder to boaters: ‘Lifejackets are Useless unless worn’

    The RNLI issues summer reminder to boaters: ‘Lifejackets are Useless unless worn’

  • RNLI lifeguards start their patrols at Teignmouth and Dawlish Warren beaches

    RNLI lifeguards start their patrols at Teignmouth and Dawlish Warren beaches

  • Barry bows out after 20 years service with the RNLI in the south west

    Barry bows out after 20 years service with the RNLI in the south west-2

  • Barry bows out after 20 years service with the RNLI in the south west

    Barry bows out after 20 years service with the RNLI in the south west-1

  • Barry bows out after 20 years service with the RNLI in the south west

    Barry bows out after 20 years service with the RNLI in the south west

  • Exmouth RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Emma Tarling

    Emma Tarling

  • Six on Saddles at Topsham Sailing Club

    Six On Saddles: David, Paul and Steve

  • Teignmouth RNLI host brave Boxing Day dippers

    Teignmouth RNLI host brave Boxing Day dippers

  • On call over Christmas for the south west’s RNLI volunteers

    On call over Christmas for the south west’s RNLI volunteers-5

  • On call over Christmas for the south west’s RNLI volunteers

    On call over Christmas for the south west’s RNLI volunteers-4

  • On call over Christmas for the south west’s RNLI volunteers

    On call over Christmas for the south west’s RNLI volunteers-3

  • On call over Christmas for the south west’s RNLI volunteers

    On call over Christmas for the south west’s RNLI volunteers-1

  • On call over Christmas for the south west’s RNLI volunteers

    On call over Christmas for the south west’s RNLI volunteers-2

  • On call over Christmas for the south west’s RNLI volunteers

    On call over Christmas for the south west’s RNLI volunteers

  • Search in freezing conditions for elderly missing person

    Search in freezing conditions for elderly missing person

  • A great bit of kit – the RNLI XP inflatable

    A great bit of kit – the RNLI XP inflatable

  • Four RNLI lifeboats assist in search for missing fisherman

    Helicopter and Torbay lifeboat search for the missing fisherman

  • Four RNLI lifeboats assist in search for missing fisherman

    Exmouth RNLI take part in the search

  • RNLI figures highlight another busy summer for the south west

    RNLI figures highlight another busy summer for the south west

  • Wet weather reflected in south west RNLI figures for 2012

    South West Flood Rescue Team train in Hayle

  • Wet weather reflected in south west RNLI figures for 2012

    South West Flood Rescue Team in training

  • Wet weather reflected in south west RNLI figures for 2012

    South West Flood Rescue Team training

  • Awards for four Teignmouth RNLI crew after superb seamanship saves teenager

    Awards for four Teignmouth RNLI crew after superb seamanship saves teenager

  • Extreme cuisine served up at Teignmouth RNLI boathouse

    Extreme cuisine served up at Teignmouth RNLI boathouse

  • Exmouth Volunteers

    Six on Saddles FIAO

  • Exmouth RNLI puts Six on Saddles for SOS day

    Six On Saddles

  • Teignmouth RNLI crew join search for young man swept into sea

    Teignmouth RNLI crew join search for young man swept into sea

  • RNLI volunteers in the south west remain on call this Christmas

    RNLI volunteer crew, fundraisers and lifeguards in St Ives

  • Lifejackets for lifesavers - South west RNLI volunteers launch campaign to buy new lifejackets

    Lifejackets for lifesavers - South west RNLI volunteers launch campaign to buy new lifejackets-3

  • Lifejackets for lifesavers - South west RNLI volunteers launch campaign to buy new lifejackets

    Lifejackets for lifesavers - South west RNLI volunteers launch campaign to buy new lifejackets-2

  • Lifejackets for lifesavers - South west RNLI volunteers launch campaign to buy new lifejackets

    Lifejackets for lifesavers - South west RNLI volunteers launch campaign to buy new lifejackets-1

  • Lifejackets for lifesavers - South west RNLI volunteers launch campaign to buy new lifejackets

    Lifejackets for lifesavers - South west RNLI volunteers launch campaign to buy new lifejackets

  • Crowds enjoy RNLI joint exercise at Teignmouth

    Crowds enjoy RNLI joint exercise at Teignmouth

  • Search for missing person

    The Two Annes

  • Teignmouth RNLI Boxing Day Walk-in-the-Sea

    Teignmouth RNLI Walk-in-the-sea

  • Teignmouth RNLI use pedal power to enable them to respond to call-outs quicker

    Teignmouth crew and local town councillors try out the bicycles kindly donated by Ride-On Cycling Fo

  • Summer weather brings unseasonable challenges for south west RNLI

    Library shot of an RNLI Atlantic lifeboat

  • Teignmouth Shop

    Teignmouth Shop

  • Image of Teignmouth’s Atlantic 85 B class lifeboat.

    Teignmouth’s Atlantic 85 B class lifeboat.

 


Image of lifeboat



Lifeboat name:
The Two Annes

Lifeboat class: B class

Read more about the B class

 

1851
The first lifeboat was stationed at Teignmouth by the Shipwrecked Fisherman's and Mariners' Royal Benevolent Society.

1854
The RNLI took over the lifeboat station.

1862
A new boathouse was built on The Den, with doors facing the harbour.

1863
A Silver Medal was awarded to Coxswain John B Bulkeley for ‘his long and gallant service’.

1870
A Silver Medal was awarded to Second Coxswain William Stuggins on his retirement.

1907
Silver Medals were awarded to Honorary Secretary Mr William Burden and to Coxswain George Rice and additional monetary awards were made to the lifeboat crew for a service to the schooner Tehwija. The lifeboat was driven back towards the harbour after a heavy sea knocked down every man and every oar went overboard. The lifeboat eventually crossed the bar out of the harbour and rescued the eight crew who were in the rigging. The schooner became a complete wreck 15 minutes after the rescue.

1940
The station closed and the lifeboat was sold for £200 five years later.

1990
The station re-opened in March for evaluation as an inshore lifeboat (ILB) station and became fully operational on 3 November. A B class Atlantic 21 lifeboat was placed on service.

1991
The 1862 boathouse was re-acquired and was converted for the Atlantic lifeboat and launching vehicle. The Atlantic 21, B-588 Frank and Dorothy, was placed on service.

1997
A Framed Letter of Thanks was awarded to Daniel McCarthy (17) and his brother Luke McCarthy(19), for rowing their dinghy from Shaldon Beach to assist two men whose small motor boat Nutshell had sunk.

2001
A Centenary Vellum was awarded to the station in celebration of 100 years of service.

2004
Launch and recovery trials of a new Atlantic 85 lifeboat took place in June.

2006
The new B class lifeboat The Two Annes was placed on service.

Station honours

At Teignmouth Lifeboat Station the following awards have been made:

Framed Letter of Thanks 1

Silver Medal 4