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

7.12am 23 February 2021
7.36am 7 December 2020
9.13am 29 November 2020
5.05am 27 November 2020
4.22pm 21 November 2020
6.14am 9 November 2020
6.06am 9 November 2020
6.22am 8 November 2020
8.59am 7 November 2020
10.21am 19 October 2020
8.44am 30 September 2020
8.37am 30 September 2020
9.29am 22 September 2020
12.59pm 21 September 2020
4.52pm 17 September 2020
3.57pm 16 September 2020
4.28pm 14 September 2020
11.18am 14 September 2020
10.46am 10 September 2020
11.27am 7 September 2020

Today's weather

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Min: 3°C Max: 5°C
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While our lifeboat stations remain operational and are continuing to launch to those at peril at sea, they are not currently open to visitors. 

Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Dover Lifeboat Station
Cross Wall Quay
Union Street
CT17 9BN

Station phone number

01304 204280


Visiting times

By appointment only

Visitor contact

Andy Milton 

Visitor contact phone number


Shop hours


Saturday and Sunday


Saturday and Sunday

Shop phone number

01304 219046

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News and media from Dover Lifeboat Station

The crew of the 'Canadian Pacific' that responded to the 'Masslust'.
Article Fundraising
Survivor rescued by Selsey lifeboat in 1956 thanks RNLI for 65 Christmases
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43ft yacht in on a misty sea
Article Lifeboats
Dover RNLI tows yacht which had become catch of the day
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RNLI Dover Coxswain Jon Miell receives cheque from Jonathan Neame
Article Fundraising
Bumper local support for Dover RNLI Lifeboat Station
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Dover and Dutch Lifeboats side by side in the harbour
Article Fundraising
Dover RNLI welcomes Dutch crew
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Bring hope, even on the darkest days

Coronavirus has delayed crucial crew training and lifeboat maintenance. A kind donation from you could help keep our crews safe and ready to rescue. Will you give us hope this spring?