Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station

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Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station
The main IRB boathouse at Trearddur - geograph.org.uk - 820564.jpg
Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station
Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station is located in Wales
Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station
Trearddur, Anglesey
General information
TypeRNLI Lifeboat Station
LocationLon Isallt, Trearddur Bay, Anglesey, UK. LL65 2UP
CountryWales, UK
Coordinates53°16′50″N 4°37′11″W / 53.28056°N 4.61972°W / 53.28056; -4.61972Coordinates: 53°16′50″N 4°37′11″W / 53.28056°N 4.61972°W / 53.28056; -4.61972
Opened1967
OwnerRoyal National Lifeboat Institution

Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station is located in Trearddur, Anglesey, Wales and opened in 1967 as an inshore lifeboat station.[1]

The station currently operates both an Atlantic 85-class lifeboat and a D-class (IB1) lifeboat.

History[edit]

A lifeboat station was established in Trearddur in 1967 as an inshore lifeboat station, and a D-class (RFD PB16) lifeboat was placed on station, with her first rescue taking place on 4 June, and a new boathouse was constructed in 1971.

A new and larger boathouse was built in 1993, which provided changing room facilities, crew room and galley, a workshop, fuel store and storeroom and a souvenir outlet, which allowed a new Atlantic 21-class lifeboat to be placed on station on 5 December 1996, with the D-class being withdrawn.

On 24 May 2001, the stations Honorary Secretary Mr Jack Abbott MBE was awarded the Royal Humane Society Testimonial Vellum and a Resuscitation Certificate for his rescue of a man who got into difficulties trying to return to the shore after swimming after his dinghy which had drifted away from the slipway. Abbott spotted the man face down, 50m from shore and swam out to him, towed him back to shore and performed CPR.[2]

The same year, a decision was made by the RNLI to reallocate a D-class lifeboat to Trearddur Bay to operate alongside the B-class lifeboat already on station.

On 24 February 2011, HRH Prince William and his fiancée Catherine Middleton was present at the station to officially name the new D-class (IB1) lifeboat Hereford Endeavour.[3]

Fleet[edit]

D-class[edit]

Dates in service Class Op. No. Name
1967–1977 D-class (RFD PB16) D-126 unnamed
1978–1988 D-class (RFD PB16) D-259 S.M.T.A. Shuttle
1988–1996 D-class (EA16) D-367 Sea Horse
D-class withdrawn
2001–2002 D-class (EA16) D-441 Irish Diver
2002–2004 D-class (EA16) D-440 Brenda Reed
2004–2012 D-class (EA16) D-614 Flo and Dick Smith
2012–present D-class (IB1) D-753 Clive and Imelda Rawlings

B-class[edit]

Dates in service Class Op. No. Name
1996 Atlantic 21-class B-540 Wolverhampton
1997–2010 Atlantic 75-class B-731 Dorothy Selina
2010–present Atlantic 85-class B-847 Hereford Endeavour

Station Honours[edit]

2 x Framed Letters of Thanks
  • A Framed Letter of Thanks was awarded to Helmsman Alan Hughes for his actions during a search for a child who had fallen into the sea at Rhoscolyn.
  • A Framed Letter of Thanks was awarded to Helmsman Terry Penlebury for his part in saving the lives of two divers.
1 x Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum

The Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum was awarded to Helmsman Christopher Pritchard for the rescue of three people from a capsized speedboat on 8 September 2001

2 x Bronze medals

Bronze Medals were awarded for rescuing two people that were clinging to a capsized dinghy near Cod Rocks. They were John Burns and Edmund Williams.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station". RNLI. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Awards for hero who dived to the rescue". Crewe Chronicle. 3 September 2001. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Prince William and Kate Middleton launch lifeboat at Trearddur Bay". Walesonline.co.uk. 25 February 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2016.

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