Gravesend Lifeboat Station

Gravesend Lifeboat Station

Gravesend is one of the RNLI’s newest lifeboat stations and one of four lifeboat stations operating on the River Thames – the first stations to specifically cover a river rather than estuarial waters or the sea.
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Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Gravesend Lifeboat Station

5.51pm 7 June 2021
12.03pm 7 June 2021
4.14pm 2 June 2021
7.51pm 1 June 2021
6.25pm 31 May 2021
5.58pm 30 May 2021
4.40pm 26 May 2021
4.20pm 8 May 2021
7.34am 4 May 2021
5.13am 3 May 2021
12.02pm 30 April 2021
4.22pm 27 April 2021
1.03pm 25 April 2021
5.30pm 22 April 2021
10.53pm 9 April 2021
6.19pm 31 March 2021
12.49pm 31 March 2021
12.41pm 31 March 2021
11.49am 31 March 2021
11.20am 31 March 2021

Today's weather

23°C Cloudy
Min: 15°C Max: 23°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

Gravesend Lifeboat Station
Royal Pier Road
DA12 2BG

Station phone number

01474 328465

Visiting times

By appointment only

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