Station history


The new station D Class lifeboat D718 Catherine was placed on service on 12 November. D553 has been withdrawn. The lifeboat was funded by the generous bequest of Mrs Catherine Frances Harrison. The naming ceremony for this lifeboat was held on 17 April.

Station established at Kippford in May 1966 with the placing on service of a D class lifeboat, operational only during the summer months, until 1999, when the station remained open all year round.

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?