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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

1.24pm 13 April 2024
1.22pm 13 April 2024
7.51am 31 March 2024
9.20pm 28 February 2024
1.11pm 28 February 2024
9.11am 28 February 2024
7.22am 22 February 2024
7.20am 22 February 2024
8.15am 8 February 2024
10.51am 31 January 2024
4.14pm 17 January 2024
7.37pm 2 December 2023
3.11am 2 December 2023
9.37am 1 December 2023
6.29am 30 November 2023
9.52pm 29 November 2023
3.55pm 22 November 2023
10.26am 12 November 2023
2.20am 12 November 2023
9.54am 30 October 2023

Today's weather

11°C Rain
Min: 4°C Max: 11°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

By arrangement

Visitor contact

Vicky Morgan

Visitor contact phone number

01797 320317

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

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Dungeness RNLI volunteer receives British Empire Medal
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An orange road bike from the rear left, with a Lifeboat sticker on the frame. A cartoon reindeer with a red nose is overlaid. The reindeer is in RNLI lifeboat crew kit: a yellow drysuit and red lifejacket.The reindeer is waving at the viewer.
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RNLI Kent Reindeer Relay to start with a team from Gravesend Lifeboat Station
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Article Lifeboats
Littlestone RNLI lifeboat called to possible people spotted in the water
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