Barry Dock Lifeboat Station

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Barry Dock Lifeboat Station
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The Station
Barry Dock Lifeboat Station is located in Wales
Barry Dock Lifeboat Station
Barry, Vale of Glamorgan
General information
TypeRNLI Lifeboat Station
LocationThe Pierhead Buildings, The Outer Harbour, Barry Docks, Vale of Glamorgan, UK
CountryWales, UK
Coordinates51°23′35″N 3°15′42″W / 51.39306°N 3.26167°W / 51.39306; -3.26167Coordinates: 51°23′35″N 3°15′42″W / 51.39306°N 3.26167°W / 51.39306; -3.26167
Opened1901
OwnerRoyal National Lifeboat Institution

Barry Dock Lifeboat Station (based in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales) opened in 1901.[1] In 1922, the station received its first motor lifeboat and in 1973 the station received a second lifeboat (which was eventually withdrawn from service in 1979)

The station then received a series of three different Arun-class lifeboats. The station currently operates a Trent-class lifeboat called Inner Wheel II and a D-class (IB1) lifeboat called Frances Mary Corscadden was allocated to the station in 2018.

Fleet[edit]

All Weather Boats[edit]

Dates in service Class ON Op. No. Name
1901–1922 Watson-class (Oared) John Wesley
1922–1937 45ft Watson-class ON677 Prince David
1937–1969 41ft Watson-class ON806 Rachel and Mary Evans
1969–1974 Waveney-class ON1005 44-006 Arthur and Blanche Harris
1974–1997 Arun-class ON1018 52-01 Arun (Renamed "Arun Adventurer" when sold out of service in 1997)
1997–2003 Arun-class ON1082 52-23 Margaret Frances Love (Sold to China SAR renamed Huaying 398)
2003–2006 Arun-class ON1135 52-39 Mickie Salvesen (Sold to Iceland SAR renamed Voraur II)
2006–present Trent-class ON1245 14-29 Inner Wheel II

Inshore Lifeboats[edit]

Dates in service Class Op. No. Name
2014-2018 D-class (IB1) D-638 Richard John Talbot Miller Boarding Boat/SAR
2018–present D-class (IB1) D-820 Frances Mary Corscadden

Station honours[edit]

Award date Name Award Notes
1907 Mr Daniel Rees Gold Medal For the rescue of three people from the yacht Firefly.
1907 Mr Ivor Rees Silver Medal For the rescue of three people from the yacht Firefly.
1907 Mr D Morgan Rees Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum For the rescue of three people from the yacht Firefly.
1907 Mr Harold M Lloyd Framed Letter of Thanks For the rescue of three people from the yacht Firefly.
1914 Pilot Apprentice Daniel P Davies Silver Medal For rescuing two men from the ketch Elizabeth Couch.
1935 Honorary Secretary/Acting Coxswain Archibald C Jones Silver Medal For a dangerous service to rescue six crew from the schooner Goeland.
1935 Second Coxswain Henry Hobbs Bronze Medal For a dangerous service to rescue six crew from the schooner Goeland.
1935 Mechanic Hewitt Swarts Bronze Medal For a dangerous service to rescue six crew from the schooner Goeland.
1935 Crew Member Stanley Alexander Bronze Medal For a dangerous service to rescue six crew from the schooner Goeland.
1935 Crew Member Thomas Alexander Bronze Medal For a dangerous service to rescue six crew from the schooner Goeland.
1935 Crew Member William Cook Bronze Medal For a dangerous service to rescue six crew from the schooner Goeland.
1935 Crew Member Henry Housden Bronze Medal For a dangerous service to rescue six crew from the schooner Goeland.
1935 Crew Member Frederick Searle Bronze Medal For a dangerous service to rescue six crew from the schooner Goeland.
1941 Coxswain David Lewis Silver Medal For rescuing 10 people from the steamer South Coaster during a gale on 6 December 1940.
2003 Honorary Secretary Edward "Ted" George William Powell MBE Awarded an MBE in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Station fatalities[edit]

On the 13th January 1965 Coxswain Swarts died while working on the Watson-class lifeboat Rachel and Mary Evans when he fell to the concrete floor of the boathouse.

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