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Troon Lifeboat Station

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Operating for nearly 135 years, Troon Lifeboat Station has provided search and rescue cover for all seafarers and beach users in the lower Firth of Clyde.  Today the station has both an all-weather Trent class lifeboat and an inshore D class lifeboat.

​This station is classed as an Observe station. Observe stations also welcome visitors but many are in inaccessible places and best suited to maritime rescue rather than visits. However, they are situated in stunning locations so why not enjoy the local area, using the station as a starting point?

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Recent launches from this station

Date Time
04/09/2014 19:47
31/08/2014 12:35
30/08/2014 15:47
20/08/2014 21:07
09/08/2014 16:14
09/08/2014 16:13
04/08/2014 00:08
29/07/2014 13:33
24/07/2014 15:48
23/07/2014 13:49

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Station address:

Troon Lifeboat Station
The Harbour
Troon
Ayrshire
KA10 6DX

Station telephone:

01292 314414

Station opening times:

9am–4pm weekdays and 9am–12pm weekends

Accessibility:

Parking

Visitor contact:

Bob Johnston

Visitor contact telephone:

01292 314414

Shop opening times:

October-Easter
Tuesday-Saturday
10am-6pm

Easter-September
Tuesday-Saturday
10am-6pm
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.

 

  • New book on Scottish lifeboats

    New book on Scottish lifeboats

  • Author Nicholas Leach, centre.

    Author Nicholas Leach, centre

  • Broughty Ferry lifeboat

    Broughty Ferry lifeboat

  • Troon lifeboats save two divers

    Troon lifeboats save two divers

  • Santa Landing in Troon for RNLI Christmas Fayre

    Santa Landing in Troon for RNLI Christmas Fayre

  • WindFest

    WindFest

  • The cheque presentation

    The cheque presentation

  • Members of the community and the RNLI at the opening

    Members of the community and the RNLI at the opening

  • 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

  • Troon RNLI lifeboats busy weekend

    Troon RNLI lifeboats busy weekend

  • Busy July for RNLI Troon and 19 people rescued

    Busy July for RNLI Troon and 19 people rescued-3

  • Busy July for RNLI Troon and 19 people rescued

    Busy July for RNLI Troon and 19 people rescued-2

  • Busy July for RNLI Troon and 19 people rescued

    Busy July for RNLI Troon and 19 people rescued-1

  • Busy July for RNLI Troon and 19 people rescued

    Busy July for RNLI Troon and 19 people rescued

  • RNLI SOS message in a bottle washes up on Ayrshire shores

    RNLI SOS message in a bottle washes up on Ayrshire shores

  • Sponsored haircut raises £2000 for Aith RNLI Lifeboat

    Sponsored haircut raises £2000 for Aith RNLI Lifeboat

  • New lifejackets for the RNLI's livesavers in Scotland

    New lifejackets for the RNLI's livesavers in Scotland-1

  • New lifejackets for the RNLI's livesavers in Scotland

    New lifejackets for the RNLI's livesavers in Scotland

  • Troon lifeboat launches into severe gale to yacht in trouble

    Troon lifeboat launches into severe gale to yacht in trouble

  • Healthy donation to lifeboats

    Handing over the cheque

  • Troon RNLI receives a healthy donation

    Donation for Troon RNLI

  • Image of Troon’s Trent class lifeboat in rough seas. Photo: Richard Whitson

    Troon’s Trent class lifeboat in rough seas. Photo: Richard Whitson

 

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Life
boat name: Jim Moffat

Lifeboat class: Trent class

Read more about the Trent


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Lifeboat name:
Telford Shopping Centre

Lifeboat class: D class

Read more about the D class

 

 

1871
The station was established at the request of the local inhabitants. The first lifeboat was a 32ft rowing boat and the boathouse was built at a cost of £250.

1905
The lifeboat was kept afloat all year.

1929 
Bowman Thomas Warren died as a result of exposure when the new lifeboat was on passage to the station.

New shore facilities were built.

1941
A Silver Medal was awarded to Coxswain William McAuslane and a Bronze Medal to Albert J Ferguson for rescuing seven people from the steamer Moyallon on 6 December 1940.

1949
Second Coxswain J McCaull collapsed and died whilst on exercise on 12 November. He had been coxswain from 1901 to 1920 and had 33 years of lifeboat service.

The shore facilities were moved next to the Inner Basin, close to the lifeboat moorings.

1953
A sealed bottle of rum, which had been in two successive Troon lifeboats for 16 years, was opened during an exercise when an American airman, who was to be 'rescued' by a helicopter, was accidentally knocked out.

1971
A Centenary Vellum was awarded to the station.

1980
A Framed Letter of Thanks was awarded to Crew Member Roy Trewern for rescuing two stranded people on 8 December 1979.

A Silver Medal was awarded to Coxswain/Mechanic Ian Johnson for rescuing five crew from the dredger Holland I during a storm.

1985
The Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum was awarded to Acting Coxswain/Assistant Mechanic Thomas Laurence Devenny for rescuing three crew from the fishing vessel Golden Years on 18 October 1984.

1987
A new boathouse was built providing a crew room, workshop and store, a fuel store, and toilet facilities.

A new Arun class lifeboat was placed on station.

1989
Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum were awarded to Emergency Mechanic David Seaward and Crew Member Paul Aspin for rescuing ten cadets from the training ship Mountbatten. Coxswain/Mechanic Ian Johnson received a Framed Letter of Thanks.

1993
A collective Framed Letter of Thanks was presented to the Coxswain and crew after they rescued four crew from the yacht Anat on 23 May 1992.

1996
An extension to the boathouse was completed providing an improved workshop, souvenir sales outlet, a crew room and galley.

2004 
Following a Coast Review a D class lifeboat was placed on service in January and a new D class boathouse and davit were completed in September.

The new Trent class lifeboat Jim Moffat was placed on service in February. This lifeboat was funded through the generous gifts of The Moffat Charitable Trust, Miss I F Harvey’s Charitable Trust, Mr A Boyd Tunnock MBE and other monies raised through The Lifeboats of the Clyde Appeal 2004.

Station honours

At Troon Lifeboat Station the following awards have been made:

Framed Letter of Thanks 3

Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum 3

Bronze Medal 1

Silver Medal 2