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This website is the website of the Dover Lifeboat Station. It is not an official Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) website and therefore no comment, statement, image or link should be considered to be endorsed by the RNLI in any way.


I would like to acknowledge the assistance from the following in the creation, and expansion of this website.


Historical articles


Thanks to Jeff Morris for the use of excerpts from his book "The Story of the Dover Lifeboats".


Photographs on this website have kindly been provided by:


Martin Collins, Trevor Boston, Phil Medgett, John Brewin, David Barten, Alex Benfield, Bob Giles, Lesley Griffiths, James Clapham, John Mavin, Ray Goodfellow, Don Fagg, Derek Smith, Emma Sherwood, Sue Murton, Nev Kemp, Colin Worman, Garry Wainwright, Jon Miell, Theo Bell, Tony Phillips, Wayne Sherwood, Ted Ingham, Pauline Brown, Ian Packman and Bob Wainwright.


All images on this site are either my copyright (Martin Collins) or reproduced by courtesy of the company or individual holding that copyright. They may not reproduced further by any means without express permission. You may not distribute, copy, use the thumbnails on your own site, publish or use the images or any part of the images in any way whatsoever unless by prior arrangement with me. You may not alter, manipulate, add to or delete an image or any part of an image. Please feel free to download pictures for your own reference only, but please do not use them for any other purpose. All pictures on this site are subject to international copyright.


Any link to another commercial organisation does not imply any endorsement, sponsorship or affiliation either way by either party but is simply for your convenience. The trademarks, logos, and service marks not owned by myself or Dover Lifeboat and that are displayed on the site are the registered and unregistered marks of their respective owners; no rights are granted by myself to use such marks, whether by implication or otherwise.


Thank you



Dover lifeboat Webmaster

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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