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Tenby Lifeboat Station

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Tenby Lifeboat Station has operated for over 150 years, and today it has both an all-weather lifeboat and an inshore D class lifeboat. It was the first station to receive the new slipway-launched lifeboat, the Tamar class.

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. 

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Recent launches from this station

Date Time
29/07/2014 15:22
29/07/2014 15:13
28/07/2014 16:20
28/07/2014 14:20
25/07/2014 17:47
24/07/2014 16:22
18/07/2014 19:38
17/07/2014 17:40
15/07/2014 16:26
06/07/2014 06:08

Latest news from this station

  • Tenby RNLI lifeboats respond to Caldey island medivac

    Tenby RNLI lifeboats respond to Caldey island medivac

    30-07-2014

    Both Tenby RNLI lifeboats were launched at 3.25pm on Tuesday (29 July) with a Paramedic and Coastguard Team aboard following a report that a tourist had collapsed after suffering from suspected Anaphylactic shock whilst on Caldey Island.

  • Two launches in two hours for Tenby inshore RNLI lifeboat

    29-07-2014

    Tenby inshore lifeboat launched at 2.20pm on Monday 28 July to go to the aid of a sailing dinghy which had capsized in the north Bay.

  • Tenby lifeboat assists disabled yacht

    Tenby lifeboat assists disabled yacht

    16-07-2014

    The yacht Ruby contacted Milford Haven Coastguard at 4:28pm yesterday afternoon (Tuesday) to request assistance after its propeller became fouled by a whelk pot close to the Woolhouse Rocks.

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Station address:

Tenby Lifeboat Station
Castle Square
Tenby
Pembrokeshire
SA70 7BS

Station telephone:

ALB 01834 842197
ILB 01834 844277 (ILB Unmanned)

Station opening times:

8.30am–5.30pm

Accessibility:

To public viewing gallery 8:30am-5:30pm daily weekdays 

Visitor contact:

Group Visits contact Dave Reese

Visitor contact telephone:

07929 960142 

Shop telephone:

01834 842197

Shop opening times:

Mid March-Christmas
Monday-Sunday
10.30am-5pm

Christmas-Mid March
Saturday-Sunday
11am-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.

  • A helicopter lands at Caldey Island

    A helicopter lands at Caldey Island

  • Tenby lifeboat assists disabled yacht

    Tenby lifeboat assists disabled yacht

  • Commander Timothy Conway, Mumbles RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager

    Tim Conway, Mumbles RNLI

  • John Westwood, Porthcawl RNLI Fundraiser

    John Westwood, Porthcawl

  • Dr Leo O'Connor accepting an Inscribed Statuette by James Vaughan, RNLI Fundraising and Communications Director

    Dr Leo O'Connor, New Quay

  • David Bowen accepting a bronze badge by James Vaughan, RNLI Fundraising and Communications Director

    David Bowen, Burry Port RNLI

  • Andrew Lowe accepting a Bronze Badge by James Vaughan, RNLI Fundraising and Communications Director.

    Andrew Lowe, Tenby Station Branch

  • Members of Moelfre Lifeboat group presented with an RNLI Supporter Award by James Vaughan, RNLI Fundraising and Communications Director.

    Members of Moelfre Lifeboat Group

  • Tenby lifeboat joins search for missing person

    Tenby lifeboat joins search for missing person

  • Tenby inshore lifeboat launching to vessel on rocks

    Tenby inshore lifeboat launching to vessel on rocks

  • Tenby RNLI assist kayaker’s off Stackpole Head

    Tenby RNLI assist kayaker’s off Stackpole Head

  • Tenby RNLI crew are called to assist disabled yacht

    Tenby RNLI crew are called to assist disabled yacht

  • Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat ‘Haydn Miller’ was launched 8:31pm on the 3rd of January, following a report that a car had been swept off the road into the sea at Wisemans Bridge

    Tenby RNLI launches to a report of a car in the sea

  • Tenby RNLI receive a cheque

    Tenby RNLI receive a cheque

  • The new Tamar class lifeboat John D Spicer has just arrived on station. She replaces the Tyne class Hetty Rampton, which had served here proudly since 1987.

    Welsh RNLI volunteers welcome outdoor coastal rescue exhibition to Cardiff

  • Lifeguards and lifeboats head out to sea as 1,500 athletes from 43 different countries arrive to compete in the Ironman triathlon at Tenby's North Beach.

    Welsh RNLI volunteers welcome outdoor coastal rescue exhibition to Cardiff

  • Porthcawl'd the Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Rose of the Shires punches through heavy surf.

    Welsh RNLI volunteers welcome outdoor coastal rescue exhibition to Cardiff

  • Valero Public Affairs Manager Stephen Thornton with the RNLI crews of Angle

    Valero Public Affairs Manager Stephen Thornton with the RNLI crews of Angle

  • Valero Public Affairs Manager Stephen Thornton with the RNLI crew at Tenby

    Valero Public Affairs Manager Stephen Thornton with the Tenby RNLI crew

  • Dog rescued by Tenby RNLI after falling from cliff

    Dog rescued by Tenby RNLI after falling from cliff

  • Behind the scenes - filming at Lyme Regis for the RNLI's lifesaving gifts film

    Behind the scenes - filming at Lyme Regis for the RNLI's lifesaving gifts film

  • RNLI Lifesaving Gifts film on YouTube

    RNLI Lifesaving Gifts film on YouTube

  • Ben James, RNLI Tenby volunteer crew member (archive photo)

    Ben James, RNLI Tenby volunteer crew member (archive photo)

  • Tenby all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was requested to launch at 9:15am on Tuesday (22/10) after a report that a resident of Caldey Island had fallen and had a suspected ankle fracture.

    RNLI medivac from Caldey Island

  • Tenby RNLI are tasked to an early morning Pan Pan

    Tenby RNLI are tasked to an early morning Pan Pan

  • Tenby RNLI assists man with fractured leg on Caldey Island

    Tenby RNLI assists man with fractured leg on Caldey Island

  • Tenby all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was requested to launch at 08:45am by Milford Haven Coastguard to investigate a climber’s rope over the cliff at Stackpole.

    Tenby RNLI lifeboat investigates climbing rope over cliff

  • Tenby all-weather lifeboat is called to swimmers

    Tenby all-weather lifeboat is called to swimmers

  • Call out for Tenby RNLI lifeboat

    Call out for Tenby RNLI lifeboat

  • Mr Bob Gover presents a cheque for £100 to Tenby lifeboat Deputy Coxswain Louis Beynon on behalf of the ‘Carpetbaggers’ - a group of fishermen from Cardiff.

    Donation for Tenby RNLI

  • Tenby inshore lifeboat launched at 3:30pm on Saturday 20 July after two teenagers and their dog had become trapped on the cliff at Giltar Point.

    Tenby RNLI inshore lifeboat assist two persons and a dog on cliff

  • Tenby RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at 11:15am on Saturday 13 July after Milford Haven Coastguard received reports from fishing boats of an abandoned kayak at anchor off a beach on Caldey Island.

    Abandoned kayak at Caldey Island

  • Recently the manager and several members of staff of the Imperial Hotel Tenby paid a visit to the lifeboat station to present a donation to the RNLI.

    Donation for Tenby RNLI

  • Tenby RNLI all-weather lifeboat ‘Haydn Miller’ launched at 11:40am on Wednesday after Milford Haven Coastguard became concerned for a lone yachtsman on passage from Bristol to Milford Haven.

    Lone yachtsman towed to Tenby

  • Tenby RNLI all-weather lifeboat ‘Haydn Miller’ launched at 11:40am on Wednesday after Milford Haven Coastguard became concerned for a lone yachtsman on passage from Bristol to Milford Haven.

    Lone yachtsman towed to Tenby

  • Milford Haven Coastguard requested the launch of Tenby RNLI inshore lifeboat at 1:45pm on the 20 June after they had received a report of persons stranded on rocks at Swallowtree near Saundersfoot.

    Walkers stranded at Swallowtree

  • Milford Haven Coastguard requested the launch of Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller at 2:40pm on Thursday afternoon after they received a call for assistance from the fishing vessel ‘Crusader’

    Disabled fishing boat towed to safety by Tenby RNLI

  • The boat assisted by Tenby RNLI

    The boat assisted by Tenby RNLI

  • A 17ft fishing boat had misjudged the tide and become stuck on the rocks on the southwest side of Caldey Island.

    Tenby lifeboat investigates red flares

  • Man is winched from cliffs at Tenby

    Man is winched from cliffs at Tenby

  • Pictured are Joan Harries and Arthur Lees from Walsall in the West Midlands.

    Donation to Tenby RNLI

  • Tenby inshore lifeboat launched at 09.18 on Tuesday 7th May after the remains of a homemade raft was found off Tenby’s south beach.

    Raft found off Tenby

  • First call out for Tenby's new inshore RNLI lifeboat

    First call out for Tenby's new inshore RNLI lifeboat

  • Manic Monday for Tenby RNLI lifeboat

    Manic Monday for Tenby RNLI lifeboat

  • Tenby RNLI lifeboat rescues vessel with engine failure

    Tenby RNLI lifeboat rescues vessel with engine failure

  • Tenby RNLI lifeboat rescue three kayakers

    Tenby RNLI lifeboat rescue three kayakers

  • Stormy Stan makes a splash at Tenby RNLI Open Day

    Stormy Stan makes a splash at Tenby RNLI Open Day

  • Tenby RNLI refuelled for a summer of lifesaving

    Tenby RNLI refuelled for a summer of lifesaving

  • Tenby RNLI lifeboat rescues five people from swamped boat

    Tenby RNLI lifeboat rescues five people from swamped boat

  • Tenby RNLI crew offer first aid to swimmer during busy Sunday

    Tenby RNLI crew offer first aid to swimmer during busy Sunday

  • Rob Barker onboard Tenby’s Tamar class lifeboat presenting a cheque to deputy launching authority Roy Young.

    Haverfordwest Firefighter raises funds for RNLI

  • RNLI volunteers assist person trapped on a cliff near Tenby

    RNLI volunteers assist person trapped on a cliff near Tenby

  • Tenby RNLI crew lather up for car wash

    Tenby RNLI crew lather up for car wash

  • Tenby inshore RNLI lifeboat

    Tenby inshore RNLI lifeboat

  • RNLI volunteers and RSPCA rescue cow fallen off cliffs

    RNLI volunteers and RSPCA rescue cow fallen off cliffs

  • Woman rescued off rocks at Tenby

    Woman rescued off rocks at Tenby

  • Marina visitors spot two RNLI Tamars

    Marina visitors spot two RNLI Tamars

  • Eleventh-hour save by Pendine RNLI lifeguards

    Eleventh-hour save by Pendine RNLI lifeguards

  • Lifeboat is named at Tenby by HRH the Duke of Kent

    Lifeboat is named at Tenby by HRH the Duke of Kent

  • Fuel to save lives at sea

    Fuel to save lives at sea

  • Tenby RNLI lifeboat aids rock climbers

    Tenby RNLI help climbers

  • Four calls outs for Tenby RNLI volunteers

    Four calls outs for Tenby RNLI volunteers

  • Tenby’s new RNLI lifeboat to be officially named

    Tenby’s new RNLI lifeboat to be officially named

  • Tenby RNLI Pancake Race

    Tenby RNLI Pancake Race

  • RNLI hands over ownership of former boathouse at Tenby

    RNLI hands over ownership of former boathouse at Tenby

  • Tenby's longest-serving Coxswain retires after four decades

    Tenby's longest-serving Coxswain retires after four decades

  • Tenby RNLI lifeboat assists fire personnel

    Tenby RNLI lifeboat assists fire personnel

  • Tenby lifeboat crew assist in medical evacuation

    Tenby lifeboat crew assist in medical evacuation

  • Tenby RNLI lifeboat assists two sailing dinghies

    Tenby RNLI lifeboat assists two sailing dinghies

  • Tenby RNLI star in ITV’s ‘Mayday! Mayday!’

    Tenby RNLI star in ITV’s ‘Mayday! Mayday!’

  • Pembroke refinery continues tradition of fuelling RNLI lifesaving

    Pembroke refinery continues tradition of fuelling RNLI lifesaving

  • Tenby RNLI assist injured climber

    Tenby RNLI assist injured climber

  • RNLI provide safety cover for over 1,500 Ironmen at Tenby’s North beach

    RNLI provide safety cover for over 1,500 Ironmen at Tenby’s North beach-3

  • RNLI provide safety cover for over 1,500 Ironmen at Tenby’s North beach

    RNLI provide safety cover for over 1,500 Ironmen at Tenby’s North beach-2

  • RNLI provide safety cover for over 1,500 Ironmen at Tenby’s North beach

    RNLI provide safety cover for over 1,500 Ironmen at Tenby’s North beach-1

  • RNLI provide safety cover for over 1,500 Ironmen at Tenby’s North beach

    RNLI provide safety cover for over 1,500 Ironmen at Tenby’s North beach

  • Tenby RNLI called to cliff faller at Stackpole Head

    Tenby RNLI called to cliff faller at Stackpole Head

  • Estimated 4,000 people attend Open Day at RNLI Tenby Lifeboat Station

    Estimated 4,000 people attend Open Day at RNLI Tenby Lifeboat Station

  • Tenby RNLI crew assist teenage cliff faller

    Tenby RNLI crew assist teenage cliff faller

  • Former Welsh rugby star gets his wife onside for gruelling challenge in aid of the RNLI

    Pictured L-R: at the Mumbles Lifeboat Station. Wednesday 31 August 2011 Re: Former Swansea RFC rugby player Paul Arnold will be taking part in this year's Iron Man contest in Tenby Pembrokeshire with wife Jayne and RNLI volunteers Alistair Smith and Adam

  • Former Welsh rugby star gets his wife onside for gruelling challenge in aid of the RNLI

    Pictured L-R: Adam Griffiths, Paul Arnold, Jayne Arnold and Alistair Smith at the Mumbles Lifeboat Station. Wednesday 31 August 2011 Re: Former Swansea RFC rugby player Paul Arnold will be taking part in this year's Iron Man contest in Tenby Pembrokeshir

  • Pembrokeshire RNLI in final countdown for world famous event

    Pictured L-R: at the Mumbles Lifeboat Station. Wednesday 31 August 2011 Re: Former Swansea RFC rugby player Paul Arnold will be taking part in this year's Iron Man contest in Tenby Pembrokeshire with wife Jayne and RNLI volunteers Alistair Smith and Adam

  • Both Tenby RNLI lifeboats involved in four hour search

    Both Tenby RNLI lifeboats involved in four hour search

  • Partially submerged boat found by Tenby RNLI

    Partially submerged boat found by Tenby RNLI

  • Tenby RNLI event goes transatlantic

    Tenby RNLI event goes transatlantic

  • Simon Batty and his children presented a cheque of £ 2086.25 to Tenby RNLI after completing Ironman

  • Tenby inshore RNLI lifeboat

  • Tenby RNLI lifeboat launches to aid fishing vessel with engine room fire

    The vessel on fire which sparked call out for Tenby RNLI

  • Ilfracombe RNLI on 20-hour shout to aid disabled trawler

    Ilfracombe and Appledore lifeboats tow the Our Olivia Belle

  • Tenby and Ilfracombe all-weather RNLI lifeboats launch to assist fishing boat

    Tenby RNLI lifeboat tow in vessel

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

    Trearddur Bay RNLI Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Hereford Endeavour

  • Valero make a kind fuel donation to the RNLI

  • Commodore Sir Robert Hastie with Tenby RNLI volunteers.

  • Burry Port and Tenby RNLI lifeboats called to anglers swept off rocks

    Tenby's Tamar class lifeboat

  • RNLI volunteers in Tenby paid tribute to former crewmember Paul Edmunson by running the Tenby 10K in his memory.

    Tenby RNLI crew run the 10K in honour of former crewmember

  • RNLI Tenby crew paid tribute to Paul ‘Edi’ Edmundson, 29, who had served as a volunteer crew member on the station’s all-weather and inshore lifeboats by running the Tenby 10K on Sunday. Paul passed away earlier this year.

    Tenby RNLI crew run the 10K

  • Tenby RNLI lifeboats launch to assist teenagers swept out to sea

    Teenagers swept out to sea at Tenby

  • Tenby Shop

    Tenby Shop

  • Image of Tenby lifeboat crew recovering the Y boat onto the Tamar class lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/Nigel Millard

    Tenby lifeboat crew recovering the Y boat onto the Tamar class lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/Nigel Millard

 

Image of lifeboat
 


Lifeboat name:
 Haydn Miller

Lifeboat class: Tamar class

Funded by: Haydn Miller

Read more about the Tamar


Image of lifeboat



Lifeboat name:
Georgina Taylor

Lifeboat class: D class

Funded by: Mrs G S Taylor

Read more about the D class

 

1852
A lifeboat station was established by the Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners’ Royal Benevolent Society.

1854
The RNLI took over the station.

1862
The first RNLI boathouse was built on the harbour beach.

Six Silver Medals were awarded in the 1800s for rescues off the coast.

1905
A new boathouse and roller slipway were built on the north side of Castle Hill.

1923
The station’s first motor lifeboat arrived.

1938
A Silver Medal was awarded to Acting Coxswain John Rees and Bronze Medal to Motor Mechanic Alfred Cottam for rescuing eight men from the steamer Fermanagh.

1952
A Centenary Vellum was awarded to the station.

1953
A Silver Medal was awarded to Coxswain Thomas Richards and Bronze Medals to Bowman William Thomas and Motor Mechanic William Rogers for rescuing seven crew from the St Govan’s light vessel.

1963 
A collective Framed Letter of Thanks was sent to the Coxswain and crew for a service to the vessel Kilo.

1966
A Silver Medal was awarded to Crew Member Michael Wilson and Bronze Medal to Bowman Joshua Richards for rescuing six children cut off by the tide. Michael Wilson also received the Maud Smith award for the bravest act of lifesaving that year.

1968
A Framed Letter of Thanks was awarded to Second Coxswain Ivor Crockford and a Letter of Appreciation was sent to Assistant Mechanic R Thomas for a service to the vessel Manta.

1969
A collective Framed Letter of Thanks was sent to the Coxswain and crew for recovering a child’s body after a cliff fall.

1972
An inshore lifeboat (ILB) station was established with a D class lifeboat.

1976
A new ILB boathouse was built on the north side of the harbour.

1982
A Bronze Medal was awarded to Coxswain Joshua Richards and Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum were awarded to Crew Members John John and Michael Wilson for rescuing the one person from the catamaran Helen-M on 7 October 1981.

1983
Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum were awarded to Coxswain William Alan Thomas and Crew Member Charles Hugh Crockford for rescuing two boys cut off by the tide.

1984
The Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum was awarded to Crew Member Nicholas Tebbutt for rescuing five people from the yacht Sailing Bye on 25 September 1983.

1986
The Tyne class lifeboat RFA Sir Galahad was placed on service on 6 September.

1987
Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum were each awarded to ILB Helmsman Dennis Young and Crew Members John John, William James and Roy Young for rescuing an injured swimmer on 2 August 1986.

1990 
A Silver Medal was awarded to Coxswain William Alan Thomas for saving the skipper of the fishing vessel Silver Stream and rescuing two crew from the fishing vessel New Venture. The crew also received Silver Medal service certificates.

Coxswain William Alan Thomas also received the Maud Smith Award for the bravest act of lifesaving in 1989.

2002
Former Mechanic Charles Crockford was awarded an MBE by Her Majesty The Queen.

The station was awarded a 150th anniversary Vellum.

2004
Coxswain Alan Thomas was awarded an MBE by Her Majesty The Queen.

2006
The Tamar class lifeboat Haydn Miller was placed on service.

Station honours 

At Tenby Lifeboat Station the following awards have been made:

Framed Letter of Thanks 3

Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum 9

Bronze Medal 5

Silver Medal 10