RNLI shops, museums and the College will open as Government guidance allows. Lifeboat stations remain operational but are not open to visitors.

Dungeness lifeboat station

Dungeness Lifeboat Station

Dungeness Lifeboat Station was the first to receive the RNLI Shannon class lifeboat. The Morrell was named on 31 May 2014 by HRH The Princess Royal. The station has a rich history. In 1940, the Dungeness lifeboat was one of 19 that took part in the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk in northern France. And through the 1950s the station was famous for its Lady Launchers - local women who helped haul the lifeboat down to the sea, and recover her.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Dungeness Lifeboat Station

11.34am 16 January 2022
12.10pm 15 January 2022
3.17am 15 January 2022
12.43pm 13 January 2022
4.06am 13 January 2022
3.30am 22 December 2021
12.17pm 20 December 2021
1.35pm 19 December 2021
7.32am 19 December 2021
2.34pm 18 December 2021
1.36am 17 December 2021
12.30pm 16 December 2021
12.36pm 14 December 2021
8.31am 24 November 2021
11.33am 20 November 2021
10.10am 16 November 2021
7.23am 15 November 2021
1.03am 11 November 2021
11.16am 10 November 2021
12.33pm 9 November 2021

Today's weather

10°C Sunshine
Min: 3°C Max: 10°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Dungeness lifeboat station
Romney Marsh
TN29 9ND

Station phone number

01797 320317


Parking, disabled parking, disabled access

Visiting times

9.30am–1pm Monday–Friday

Visitor contact

Roger Gillett

Visitor contact phone number

07860 288 806

Shop hours

Saturday and Sunday (subject to volunteer availability) 12noon–4pm, from March-December.
From 6 March–12 December, Wednesday and Thursday 12 noon–4pm (subject to volunteer availability)

News and media from Dungeness Lifeboat Station

The Dungeness Lifeboat being launched.
Article Rescue
Yacht on fire rescued by RNLI Dungeness Lifeboat
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Port Talbot and Cardiff Met holding the cakes they made
Article People
Welsh kindness brings festive joy to our RNLI Channel stations
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The church altar covered by the RNLI flag has seventeen candles on it in memory of the seventeen lost crewmen
Article Heritage
RNLI Rye Harbour and the Mary Stanford
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RNLI Wells inshore lifeboat awaits instruction to assist with blazing boat
Article Lifeboats
RNLI Wells in multi-agency call to assist with burning vessel
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