Eyemouth Lifeboat Station

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Eyemouth Lifeboat Station
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Eyemouth Lifeboat Station
General information
TypeRNLI Lifeboat Station
LocationGunsgreen Quay,Eyemouth Harbour , Eyemouth,TD145SD Berwickshire, Scotland, UK
CountryScotland, UK
Coordinates55°52′20″N 2°5′10″W / 55.87222°N 2.08611°W / 55.87222; -2.08611Coordinates: 55°52′20″N 2°5′10″W / 55.87222°N 2.08611°W / 55.87222; -2.08611
Opened1876
OwnerRoyal National Lifeboat Institution

Eyemouth Lifeboat Station is a Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) marine-rescue facility in Eyemouth, Berwickshire, Scotland.

The station was founded in 1876 to protect local fisherman during periods of poor weather conditions. The original lifeboat house in the town cost £500 to build. This was replaced in 1908 with a new boathouse, with new facilities completed in 1992, and extended in 2010 at a cost of over £200,000. The station's lifeboat has been placed in the town's harbour afloat since the 1960s with a pontoon berth most recently been added in 2008.[1]

The station currently has the RNLB Helen Hastings all weather Shannon-class lifeboat and MYWAY inshore D-class (IB1) in service. The station has received two RNLI medals of recognition, one silver in 1991 and a bronze from 1917.[1]

Fleet[edit]

Dates in service Class ON Op. No. Name
1876–1888 Oar and Sail James & Rachel Grindlay
1888–1901 Oar and Sail James & Rachel Grindlay II
1901–1909 Oar and Sail ON 345 Sarah Pickard
1909–1937 Oar and Sail ON 592 Anne Frances
1937–1951 Liverpool-class Single ON 795 Frank & William Oates
1951–1964 Liverpool-class Twin ON 893 Clara and Emily Barwell
1964–1967 Watson Class ON 784 Swn-Y-Mor (Civil Service No 6)
1967–1974 Watson Class ON820 Louise Stephens
1974–1996 Waveney-class ON 1026 44-008 Eric Seal (Civil Service No. 36)
1996–2019 Trent-class ON 1209 14-11 Barclaycard Crusader
2018– Shannon-class ON 1336 13-29 Helen Hastings
2015–present D-class (IB1) D-745 MyWAY

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b RNLI (2021). "Eyemouth Lifeboat Station: History". Retrieved 7 January 2021.

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