Dover Lifeboat station

Dover Lifeboat Station

For over 165 years Dover lifeboats have been saving lives and over 30 awards for gallantry have been presented to the crews. Today, the station operates the largest lifeboat in the fleet, a Severn class lifeboat.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Dover Lifeboat Station

4.47am 17 November 2019
12.16am 11 November 2019
9.52am 10 November 2019
6.29am 28 October 2019
9.07am 20 October 2019
2.40am 16 October 2019
2.25am 16 October 2019
7.53am 14 October 2019
3.31pm 3 October 2019
6.55am 24 September 2019
11.55am 21 September 2019
7.47am 11 September 2019
6.21am 27 August 2019
4.00am 22 August 2019
4.10pm 5 August 2019
2.06pm 5 August 2019
4.04am 3 August 2019
1.34am 29 July 2019
2.05pm 27 July 2019
2.24pm 24 July 2019

Today's weather

10°C Rain
Min: 6°C Max: 10°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Dover Lifeboat Station
Cross Wall Quay
Union Street
Dover
Kent
CT17 9BN

Station phone number

01304 204280

Accessibility

Visiting times

By appointment only

Visitor contact

Andy Milton 

Visitor contact phone number

07922012041

Shop hours

April-September

Saturday and Sunday
10am-4pm

October-December

Saturday and Sunday
10am-3pm

Shop phone number

01304 219046

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News and media from Dover Lifeboat Station

Dungeness RNLI tasked to man overboard in gale force winds
A yacht and Dungeness lifeboat can be seen from Dover lifeboat
Article Rescue
Dungeness RNLI tasked to man overboard in gale force winds
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Littlestone volunteers spend 24 hours at sea in a life raft to raise vital funds
Photo of Littlestone crew members Wayne Black and Josh Spiers who spent 24 hours in a life raft.
Article Fundraising
Littlestone volunteers spend 24 hours at sea in a life raft to raise vital funds
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Early morning call for volunteers
Walmer inshore lifeboat crew in Ramsgate Harbour
Article Rescue
Early morning call for volunteers
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Dover RNLI celebrates Fête de la Mer in France
Article Sea safety
Dover RNLI celebrates Fête de la Mer in France
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