Skerries' station history
Three Medals have been awarded, one Gold and two Silver; the last being voted in 1877.
Lifeboat house constructed for £98.
Two specimen lifebelts with new plans of fastening them to the body were sent to the station for trial. One was in the form of a waistcoat and the other fastened by means of straps and buckles.
Silver Medal awarded to the Chief Officer of Coastguard John Payne for the part he played when the smack Falcon of Skerries was wrecked at Skerries, in an east-south-easterly gale with a very heavy sea on 2 January. At great personal risk, he swam twice to the aid of the crew of the wrecked vessel whereby he was successful in rescuing one man who was unconscious.
Signal gun and magazine supplied.
Lifeboat capsized without loss of life while out on service to the barque S. Vaughan of Windsor, Nova Scotia on 23 and 24 October. The lifeboat was being towed by a trawler when the tow rope broke and a sea struck the lifeboat on her quarter.
New lifeboat house constructed at a cost of £767.
Station closed following placing of a motor lifeboat at Howth.
Inshore lifeboat station established in July with the placing on service of a D class lifeboat.
Atlantic 21 lifeboat placed at station to carry out evaluation trials.
Work commenced in April for a new boathouse for Atlantic and was completed in August.
A new class lifeboat B-747 Rockabill was placed on service 22 June 1998.
The Trustees of the Institution voted on 6 October that Skerries is to receive a Thanks inscribed on Vellum to commemorate an aggregate of 100 years service as a lifeboat station in 2005.
A new class lifeboat B-866 Louis Simson was placed on service on 28 February 2013. This lifeboat was funded by the generous bequest of Mrs Charlotte Jordon Simson. Lifeboat B-747 Rockabill has been withdrawn.