Clogher Head Lifeboat Station

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Clogherhead Lifeboat Station
Launching Clogherhead lifeboat - geograph.org.uk - 183497.jpg
Clogher Head Lifeboat Station is located in Ireland
Clogher Head Lifeboat Station
Clogherhead, County Louth
General information
TypeRNLI Lifeboat Station
LocationClogherhead Lifeboat Station, Clogherhead, Ireland
CountryIreland
Coordinates53°47′18″N 6°14′7″W / 53.78833°N 6.23528°W / 53.78833; -6.23528Coordinates: 53°47′18″N 6°14′7″W / 53.78833°N 6.23528°W / 53.78833; -6.23528
OwnerRoyal National Lifeboat Institution

Clogherhead Lifeboat Station is situated in Clogherhead, Co Louth, Ireland and has been in operation since 1899[1]

From 1993 the station operated a Mersey-class All-Weather lifeboat (ALB) ON1190 Doris Bleasdale 12-31 which was formally replaced by the new Shannon-class ON1338 Michael O’Brien 13-31 at 13:31 on 08/07/2019.

History[edit]

Rescues have been taking place out of Clogherhead at least as early as 1826.[2] with a Lifeboat Station being established in 1899. In 1993 the station saw its boathouse rebuilt to accommodate the modern Mersey-class lifeboat. |

All Weather Boats (ALB)[3][edit]

Dates in service Class ON Op. No. Name Comments
1899-1927 35’ 10 Oared Self Righter ON428 Charles Whitton Built by Messrs. Hollwey, Windmill Lane, Dublin (1899)
1927-1931 35’ Self Righter ON638 John Dunn
1931-1950 35’ 6” Self Righter (Motor) ON748 Mary Ann Blunt Built by J. Samuel White & Co, Cowes (1931). Yard No.1713
1950-1974 35’ 6” Liverpool-class ON877 George and Caroline Erman Built by J Samuel White & Co, Cowes (1950)
1974-1981 35’ 6” Liverpool-class ON862 Thomas Corbett Built by Groves and Gutteridge, Cowes (1948). Ex Ramsey 48-70, Hoylake 70-74
1981-1984 35’ 6” Liverpool-class ON882 B.H.M.H Built by Rowhedge Ironworks (1951). Ex Minehead 51-73, Relief 73-81. Last Liverpool Class in RNLI service - withdrawn 26/8/84.
1984-1988 37’ Oakley-class ON985 37-18 Valentine Wyndham-Quin Built by Herd and Mackenzie, Buckie. Ex Clacton on Sea 68-64
1988-1991 37’ Oakley class ON942 37-01 J.G. Graves of Sheffield Built by William Osborne, Littlehampton. Ex Scarborough 58-78, Relief 78-88. Later Relief 91-92, Newcastle 92-93, Stored 93-94. On display at RNLI Historic Lifeboat Collection, Chatham
1991-1993 37’ Oakley class ON978 37-11 The Royal Thames Built by J.Samuel White & Co, Cowes. Ex Caister 64-69, Runswick 69-78, Pwllheli 79-91
1993-2019 Mersey-class ON1190 12-31 Doris Bleasdale Built by Green Marine. Yard No.40. Fitted out by William Osborne, Littlehampton. Yard No.3560.
2019- Shannon-class ON1338 13-31 Michael O’Brien Built by All-weather Lifeboat Centre (ALC), Poole (2019) Yard No.19. Launched 08/01/19. Arrived at Clogher Head 13:31 on 01/06/2019. “On station” at 13:31 08/07/2019.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clogherhead Lifeboat Station History". Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Clogherhead Lifeboat Station History". Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Clogherhead Lifeboat Station Lifeboats". Retrieved 12 September 2016.

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