Wells-next-the-Sea Lifeboat Station
|Wells-next-the-Sea lifeboat station|
|RNLI Lifeboat station|
Wells lifeboat station.
|Location||Wells Lifeboat Station, Beach Road, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1DR|
|Founded||1830 Taken over by RNLI in 1869|
|Date||Current boathouse location in 1895|
|Owner||Royal National Lifeboat Institution|
Wells-next-the-Sea lifeboat station is an RNLI operated lifeboat station located in the town of Wells-next-the-Sea in the English county of Norfolk. Its neighboring stations are Sheringham lifeboat station to the east, and Hunstanton lifeboat station to the west.
The station operates both inshore and offshore lifeboats. The inshore boat is called Jane Ann III and is a D class inflatable lifeboat, whilst the offshore boat is called Doris M, Mann of Ampthill, and is a Mersey class lifeboat.
The Wells lifeboat disaster occurred in 1880 when the RNLI lifeboat Eliza Adams, based at Wells station, attempted to go to the aid of the stricken brig Ocean Queen in heavy seas and was lost along with 11 of its 13 crew.