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

7.46am 23 January 2021
4.58pm 2 December 2020
9.24am 10 November 2020
8.15am 6 November 2020
10.21am 19 October 2020
10.59am 22 September 2020
10.16am 11 September 2020
11.33am 7 September 2020
6.14am 2 September 2020
10.15pm 1 September 2020
6.19pm 1 September 2020
8.48am 1 September 2020
5.42pm 31 August 2020
7.39am 22 August 2020
6.22pm 19 August 2020
10.43am 19 August 2020
9.25am 19 August 2020
10.58pm 18 August 2020
2.06pm 16 August 2020
4.54pm 12 August 2020

Today's weather

11°C Cloudy
Min: 4°C Max: 11°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

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)

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News and media from Dungeness Lifeboat Station

A lifeboatman is walking down the beach, to the right is the lifeboat launching and to the left is the fishing vessel waiting for help
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It is dark with the moon shining onto the water. The stern of the boat is in the foreground and the yacht in the distance
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Dungeness RNLI tows yacht to safety in Rye Harbour
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