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 built in the town cost £500 to complete, this was replaced in 1908 with a new house and new facilities were 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 on 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 medals of recognition, one silver in 1991 and a bronze from 1917.[1]

Fleet[edit]

Dates in service Class ON Op. No. Name
1876–1951 Various
1951–1963 Liverpool-class Twin ON 893 Clara and Emily Barwell
1963–1974
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 (2014). "Eyemouth Lifeboat Station". Retrieved 6 June 2014.

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