Baltimore Lifeboat Station
|Baltimore Lifeboat Station|
|Type||RNLI Lifeboat Station|
|Location||Baltimore Lifeboat Station, Baltimore, Ireland|
|Owner||Royal National Lifeboat Institution|
Baltimore Lifeboat Station is situated in Baltimore, Ireland and was established in 1919. The station currently runs two lifeboats, RNLB Alan Massey (ON 1302), a Tamar-class All-Weather lifeboat, and RNLB Bessie (B-708), a B-class Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat.
The station was established in 1919 and a masonry lifeboat house and slipway were constructed at Bull Point. This was used for all of the station's lifeboats until 2012, being adapted and upgraded over the years for newer lifeboats. With the advent of the new Tamar-class, the decision was taken not to rebuild the boathouse to take the larger boat. Instead a mooring pen was dredged alongside the boathouse and the lifeboat is kept afloat. The boathouse has been reconfigured to provide enhanced crew facilities.
In August 2011, the Baltimore lifeboat 'Hilda Jarret' was involved in the rescue of the yacht Rambler 100 that capsized south of the Fastnet Rock when taking part in the Fastnet Race. 21 crew, including its skipper, George David, were recovered either from the upturned hull, or from the water.
|Dates in service||Class||ON||Op. No.||Name|
|1919–1950||45ft Watson-class||ON 649||The Shamrock (1919-20 Duke of Connaught)|
|1950–1978||46ft 9in Watson-class||ON 854||Sarah Tilson|
|1978–1984||47ft Watson-class||ON 955||The Robert|
|1984–1987||48ft 6in Oakley-class||ON 1015||48-12||Charles Henry|
|1987–1988||52ft Barnett-class||ON 949||Ethel Mary|
|1988–2012||Tyne-class||ON 1137||47-024||Hilda Jarrett|
|2012–present||Tamar-class||ON 1302||16-22||Alan Massey |
|Dates in service||Class||Op. No.||Name|
- "Baltimore Lifeboat Station History". Retrieved 28 August 2011.
- "Yacht Rambler 100 Capsizes In Irish Sea During Fastnet Race With 21 People Rescued". Sky News. 16 August 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2011.
- "Baltimore lifeboat, heritage & history, Baltimore Holiday and Travel Information - Ireland". Retrieved 28 August 2011.
- Loughlin, Elaine; McDonald, Leah; Rosingrave, Louise (17 August 2011). "Revealed: How American sailors linked arms to stay alive when thrown from Fastnet race boat into freezing grey waters". London: Daily Mail. Retrieved 28 August 2011.
- "Goodbye Hilda, hello to Alan: Baltimore welcomes its new lifeboat". Irish Times. Retrieved 16 February 2012.
-  - Baltimore Lifeboat Station Website