Dover has had a lifeboat since 1837 and in 1855 the running of the station was taken over by the RNLI. Over the years this has meant that the Dover Station has seen huge changes in boats and technology. This section of the website will remain under construction and grow to give a history of Dover's Lifeboat Station.


Coxswains past and present


Notable services


Dover Lifeboats past and present


Awards to crew and volunteers





Recent callouts:


Recovery of human remains on behalf of Kent Police and the Coroner.


Person cut off by the tide at Langdon Bay, further investigation using the Y Boat, False Alarm good intent


A person fallen from cliffs was assisted by the lifeboat crew as well as Kent Air Ambulance, a RAF Helicopter and HM Coastguard.


Angling boat believed in difficulties. False alarm good intent.


Person believed at risk in Folkestone area. Searched with Littlestone Lifeboat - Nothing found.

Dover - Weather

  • 6 Mar 2012

    Partly Cloudy 6°C 3°C

  • 7 Mar 2012

    Rain/Wind 9°C 3°C



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