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Tobermory Lifeboat Station

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Originally opened in 1938, but closed nine years later, and reopened again in 1990, Tobermory is a relatively young RNLI station, operating for nearly 25 years. Today's Severn class lifeboat carries out rescues to both leisure and commercial vessels.

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. 

 

Recent launches from this station

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28/03/2014 19:05
16/03/2014 12:13
16/03/2014 12:07
13/02/2014 12:41
13/02/2014 12:35
04/02/2014 16:20
24/09/2013 16:27
02/09/2013 17:11
27/08/2013 18:31
23/08/2013 10:40

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Station address:

Tobermory Lifeboat Station
Tobermory
Isle of Mull
PA75 6NU

Station telephone:

01688 302143

Station opening times:

9am–4pm weekdays or by appointment only at weekends

Accessibility:

Parking

Shop telephone:

01688 302695

Shop opening times:

January-October
Monday-Saturday
11am-4pm

November-Christmas
Tuesday,Thursday, Friday and Saturday
11am-1pm

    

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.

  • Sam Jones, Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Stricken cargo ship 30 miles off Tiree.

    Cargo ship 30 miles off Tiree

  • Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

    Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Tobermory Coxswain Andrew McHaffie.

    Tobermory Coxswain Andrew McHaffie

  • Dr Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

    Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

  • Tobermory Chairman Douglas MacNeilage MBE speaks at his retirement dinner.

    Tobermory Chairman Douglas MacNeilage MBE

  • Current and former crew and guests at retirement dinner for Douglas MacNeillage MBE, Chairman of Tobermory RNLI

    Farewell Dinner for Tobermory RNLI Chairman

  • Dr Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory

    Dr Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory

  • Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory

    Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory

  • Dr Sam Jones, Tobermory Volunteer Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Coxswain Andrew McHaffie demonstrates the Neil Robertson stretcher designed to extract casualties from confined spaces.

    Tobermory Lifeboat Crew during a casualty care ex

  • Volunteer Crew Robin Harrowsmith in an orange basket stretcher during a casualty care exercise

    Crew Robin Harrowsmith in the orange basket stretcher

  • Sam Jones, Tobermory RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Tobermory RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Coxswain Andrew McHaffie with Jamie-lee and Taylor McKie

    Coxswain Andrew McHaffie with Jamie-lee and Taylor McKie

  • Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory

    Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Digger and lorry on ferry slipway in Tobermory

    Digger and lorry on ferry slipway in Tobermory

  • Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

    Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Tobermory lifeboat alongside stricken cargo ship

    Tobermory lifeboat alongside stricken cargo ship

  • New book on Scottish lifeboats

    New book on Scottish lifeboats

  • Author Nicholas Leach, centre.

    Author Nicholas Leach, centre

  • Images of Tobermory RNLI at Nigel Millard's exhibition in Birmingham

    Courage on Our Coasts Exhibition in Birmingham

  • Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

    Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Tobermory Future Crew by Nigel Millard

    Tobermory Future Crew by Nigel Millard

  • Dr Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

    Dr Sam Jones, Tobermory RNLI

  • Dr Sam Jones. Tobermory RNLI Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones Tobermory LPO

  • Tobermory lifeboat in 31 hour shout to cargo ship

    Tobermory lifeboat in 31 hour shout to cargo ship

  • Broughty Ferry lifeboat

    Broughty Ferry lifeboat

  • Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/LIfeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/LIfeboat Press Officer

  • Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Sam Jones, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory

    Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

    Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Raft Race, Tobermory Lifeboat Day

    Raft Race, Tobermory Lifeboat Day

  • Elizabeth Fairlie Ramsey and Canadian Pacific, a former Watson class lifeboat

    Elizabeth Fairlie Ramsey and Canadian Pacific

  • RNLI Chairman Charles Hunter-Pease and Coxswain Robert McQueen

    RNLI Chairman Charles Hunter-Pease and Coxswain Robert McQueen

  • RNLI Chairman Charles Hunter-Pease presents Coxswain Robert McQueen with a letter of thanks for his role in an 11 hour, 90 mile rescue of a fishing boat off Coll.

    RNLI Chairman presents letter of thanks to Coxswain Robert McQueen

  • Coxswains Andrew McHaffie and Robert McQueen

    Coxswains Andrew McHaffie and Robert McQueen

  • Coxswains Andrew McHaffie and Robert McQueen  with RNLI Chairman, Charles Hunter-Pease

    Coxswains Andrew McHaffie and Robert McQueen

  • Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

    Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer, TobermoryI

  • Tobermory's first lifeboat, a Watson class, Sir Arthur Rose.

    Sir Arthur Rose, Tobermory's first lifeboat, a Watson class

  • Sam Jones, Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Yacht aground off Treshnish Isles

    Yacht aground off Treshnish Isles

  • Tobermory RNLI in dramatic yacht rescue off Muck

    Tobermory RNLI in dramatic yacht rescue off Muck

  • Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

    Sam Jones, Volunteer Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

  • Tobermory RNLI's volunteer crew refuel the lifeboat after a 'shout'

    Tobermory's volunteer crew refuelling the lifeboat

  • Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

    Dr Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Tobermory RNLI volunteers at the opening of the new harbour facilities at Lochaline.

    Tobermory RNLI volunteers at the opening of the new harbour at Lochaline

  • Tobermory Coxswain Andrew McHaffie thanks author Alexander McCall Smith for his support.

    Tobermory Coxswain Andrew McHaffie and author Alexander McCall Smith

  • Tobermory RNLI lifeboat tows yacht to safety

    Tobermory RNLI lifeboat tows yacht to safety

  • Tobermory RNLI goes to aid of yacht of Ardnamurchan Point

    Tobermory RNLI goes to aid of yacht off Ardnamurchan Point

  • Sam Jones Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Actor Damian Lewis at the helm of the Tobermory lifeboat

    Actor Damian Lewis at the helm of the Tobermory Lifeboat

  • Actor Damian Lewis at the helm of the Tobermory lifeboat

    Damian Lewis at the helm of the Tobermory lifeboat

  • Yacht aground north of Risga in Loch Sunart

    Yacht aground north of Risga

  • Sam Jones, Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Tobermory Press Officer

  • Possible bullet hole on dinghy

    Possible bullet hole on dinghy

  • Dinghy recovered off Muck

    Dinghy recovered off Muck

  • Tobermory Lifeboat

    Tobermory Lifeboat

  • Object off Isle of Muck

    Object off Isle of Muck

  • Dr Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer

    Dr Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Tobermory Severn Class lifeboat, Elizabeth Fairlie Ramsey

    Tobermory lifeboat

  • Dr Sam Jones, Tobermory LPO

    Sam Jones, Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Tobermory LPO

    Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer Sam Jones

  • Tobermory lifeboat alongside cargo ship aground in Sound of Mull

    Tobermory lifeboat alongside cargo ship aground

  • Tobermory and Oban lifeboats escort the cargo vessel into Oban Bay

    Tobermory and Oban lifeboats escort the cargo vessel into Oban

  • Sam Jones, Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Tobermory lifeboat assists cargo ship aground on east coast of Mull.

    Tobermory lifeboat alongside cargo ship aground

  • Cargo ship aground south of Tobermory

    Cargo ship aground on Isle of Mull

  • Tobermory lifeboat alongside stricken cargo ship

    Vessel aground on Isle of Mull

  • Tobermory lifeboat alongside cargo ship aground on Isle of Mull

    Tobermory lifeboat alongside stricken cargo ship

  • Sam Jones, Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Tobermory RNLI's Sea Safety Officer David Crane.

    Tobermory RNLI's Lifeboat Sea Safety Officer David Crane

  • Paul 'Gunny' Gunn, Deputy Second Mechanic, Tobermory RNLI

    Paul 'Gunny' Gunn, Deputy Second Mechanic, Tobermory RNLI

  • Paul 'Gunny' Gunn, Deputy Second Mechanic pictured in the engine room of Tobermory's Severn Class lifeboat, Elizabeth Fairlie Ramsey.

    Paul 'Gunny' Gunn, Deputy Second Mechanic, Tobermory RNLI

  • Second lifeboat rescue in a fortnight for round Britain pilot cutter

    Second lifeboat rescue in a fortnight for round Britain pilot cutter

  • Three shouts in a day for Tobermory RNLI Lifeboat

    Three shouts in a day for Tobermory RNLI Lifeboat

  • Tobermory RNLI Lifeboat Day makes a splash!

    Tobermory RNLI Lifeboat Day makes a splash!

  • Tobermory RNLI rescues vessel from Calve Island

    Tobermory RNLI rescues vessel from Calve Island

  • Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory

    Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory

  • Tobermory lifeboat carries out medevac from cruise ship

    Tobermory lifeboat carries out medevac from cruise ship

  • Tobermory lifeboat carries out medevac from cruise ship in Bloody Bay.

    Tobermory RNLI carries out medevac from cruise ship

  • Sam Jones, Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Tobermory lifeboat carries out medevac from cruise ship.

    Tobermory RNLI carries out medevac from cruise ship

  • Sam Jones, Tobermory RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Tobermory RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer

  • The fishing boat alongside the Fisherman's Pier, Tobermory.

    The fishing boat alongside the Fisherman's Pier

  • Fishing vessel under tow

    Fishing vessel under tow

  • Fishing vessel under tow

    Fishing vessel under tow

  • RNLI volunteer crews in Scotland prepare to save lives at sea over the festive period

    RNLI volunteer crews in Scotland prepare to save lives at sea over the festive period

  • Tobermory RNLI Lifeboat in eleven hour rescue of fishing vessel in Force 9 gale

    Sam Jones, Tobermory Lifeboat Crew and Press Officer

  • Tobermory and Oban RNLI lifeboats join forces for helicopter training

    Oban lifeboat on exercise with Stornoway Coastguard

  • Tobermory and Oban RNLI lifeboats join forces for helicopter training

    Tobermory lifeboat on exercise with Rescue 100

  • Tobermory and Oban RNLI lifeboats join forces for helicopter training

    Tobermory volunteer crew 'hi line' training with Stornoway Coastguard helicopter

  • Tobermory and Oban RNLI lifeboats join forces for helicopter training

    Sam Jones, Tobermory RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Baby joy for Tobermory lifeboat

    Baby joy for Tobermory lifeboat

  • Tobermory RNLI goes to the aid of stricken fishing boat off the Treshnish Isles

    Sam Jones

  • Gold Badge honour for Tobermory RNLI stalwart, Dougie MacNeillage

    Gold Badge honour for Tobermory RNLI stalwart, Dougie MacNeillage

  • Woman's cries for help spark early hours search by Tobermory RNLI

    Woman's cries for help spark early hours search by Tobermory RNLI

  • Tobermory RNLI trains with Scotland's newest volunteer lifeboat crew

    Tobermory RNLI trains with Scotland's newest volunteer lifeboat crew-1

  • Tobermory lifeboat helps ferry crewman

  • Tobermory RNLI rescues yacht aground off Treshnish Isles

  • Tobermory RNLI in dramatic yacht rescue in rough seas

  • Tobermory assists cargo vessel aground on Isle of Mull

  • Tobermory lifeboat evacuates poorly passenger from cruise ship

  • Tobermory RNLI lifeboat on exercise with Leverburgh lifeboat

  • Tobermory lifeboat goes to aid of fishing vessel in Force 9 gale

  • Tobermory lifeboat crew exercise with Stornoway Coastguard helicopter and Oban lifeboat

  • Tobermory RNLI lifeboat goes to aid of yacht in 50mph gusting winds

  • Tobermory lifeboat assists fishing vessel aground at Ardtornish Point

  • Tobermory lifeboat assists yacht in Force 9 gale

 

Image of lifeboat
 

Lifeboat name: Elizabeth Fairlie Ramsay

Lifeboat class: Severn class

Funded by: Bequest of Mrs E F Ramsay together with bequests of Miss J Towers and Mrs I P Soular

Read more about the Severn

1938 
The RNLI established a lifeboat station and the lifeboat was moored in the harbour.

1947
The station closed because it was difficult getting enough crew and the lifeboat was moved to Mallaig.

1990
The station re-opened in May and the Waveney class lifeboat was moored in the harbour.

1991
The Waveney class lifeboat was withdrawn and replaced by an Arun class lifeboat.

1992
A garage and store next to Mishnish Pier were converted to provide crew facilities, a workshop and souvenir sales outlet.

2000
A new alongside berth was completed.

2003
The new Severn class lifeboat, ON-1270 Elizabeth Fairlie Ramsey, was placed on service on 20 August.