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

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
10.59am 9 August 2020
10.07am 6 August 2020
10.15am 25 July 2020
6.36pm 21 July 2020
6.12am 21 July 2020

Today's weather

17°C Rain
Min: 12°C Max: 17°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
Dungeness
Kent
TN29 9ND

Station phone number

01797 320317

Accessibility

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

Dungeness RNLI chairman of management committee honoured for fifty years service
Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager Roger Gillett with Peter Thomas Chairman of Management Committee
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Dungeness RNLI chairman of management committee honoured for fifty years service
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Dungeness RNLI tasked to assist sailing vessel in difficulty in strong winds
The lifeboat is towing a sailing boat down a river
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Dungeness RNLI tasked to assist sailing vessel in difficulty in strong winds
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Dungeness lifeboat assists yacht anchored by lobster and whelk pots
Two volunteer crew members on board casualty
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Dungeness lifeboat assists yacht anchored by lobster and whelk pots
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Dungeness RNLI tasked to broken down fishing vessel in the English Channel
The lifeboat is on the carriage with the crew standing on the stern, preparing to launch
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Dungeness RNLI tasked to broken down fishing vessel in the English Channel
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