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.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Gravesend Lifeboat Station

6.35am 21 November 2020
12.52pm 11 November 2020
6.35pm 18 October 2020
9.57am 14 October 2020
6.23pm 10 October 2020
1.23pm 10 October 2020
3.03am 9 October 2020
5.34pm 20 March 2020
5.46pm 6 March 2020
11.42pm 5 March 2020
1.47pm 24 February 2020
4.12pm 20 February 2020
10.06am 13 February 2020
3.54pm 9 February 2020
1.39pm 8 February 2020
4.08am 2 February 2020
7.01pm 26 January 2020
11.32am 22 January 2020
7.18pm 20 January 2020
7.08pm 20 January 2020

Today's weather

8°C Rain
Min: 5°C Max: 8°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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Bring the crew home safe this Christmas

Volunteer lifeboat crews are busier than ever. The risks they face are greater. The costs to keep them safe are rising. But income is falling. Can they and their families count on your kindness this Christmas?