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

6.04pm 7 June 2021
5.50pm 6 June 2021
5.59pm 4 June 2021
10.18am 3 June 2021
10.13am 3 June 2021
11.40am 28 May 2021
11.18am 28 May 2021
7.10am 15 May 2021
1.23pm 18 April 2021
7.55am 24 March 2021
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

Today's weather

21°C Rain
Min: 14°C Max: 21°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
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Dover RNLI welcomes Dutch crew
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Will you answer our Mayday call?

RNLI lifesavers are used to answering emergency calls, but today they’re putting out a call of their own. Your kind donation could help them carry on saving lives during their busiest time. Will you answer that call?