Eyemouth Lifeboat Station
|Eyemouth Lifeboat Station|
|Type||RNLI Lifeboat Station|
|Location||Gunsgreen Quay,Eyemouth Harbour , Eyemouth,TD145SD Berwickshire, Scotland, UK|
|Owner||Royal National Lifeboat Institution|
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.
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.
|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|
- RNLI (2021). "Eyemouth Lifeboat Station: History". Retrieved 7 January 2021.