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

12.42pm 27 July 2021
9.07am 25 July 2021
9.11am 20 July 2021
10.05am 19 July 2021
10.56am 10 July 2021
6.11pm 2 July 2021
1.34pm 2 July 2021
2.51pm 28 June 2021
10.35am 26 June 2021
6.04am 18 June 2021
4.29am 14 June 2021
10.59am 3 June 2021
6.52am 2 June 2021
9.36am 28 May 2021
8.10am 8 May 2021
7.11am 1 May 2021
7.11am 1 May 2021
7.46am 23 January 2021
4.58pm 2 December 2020
9.24am 10 November 2020

Today's weather

18°C Rain
Min: 15°C Max: 18°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)

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News and media from Dungeness Lifeboat Station

A lady stands in front of a new shannon class lifeboat
Article Legacies
‘Eric’s Legend’ lives on at the RNLI
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six lifeboatmen stand holding their framed letters
Article People
Dungeness RNLI volunteers receive commendation for service call in 2019
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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
Article Rescue
Dungeness RNLI tasked to fisherman with severed finger
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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?