Dungeness lifeboat RNLB Charles Cooper Henderson was one of the 'Little Ships' that served in the 1940 wartime evacuation of Dunkirk (Code-named 'Operation Dynamo').
Click here to read a recently-found document which provides the coxswain's harrowing first hand account of how the Charles Cooper Henderson and her brave crew were responsible for rescuing an estimated 2000-plus troops from Dunkirk Harbour and beach and ferried them out to the larger ships waiting to receive and repatriate them to England.
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Latest Lifeboat Shout
Sunday 31 August at 16.10 hours tasked to 5 metre RIB with mechenical breakdown, one person on board, 16 miles E.S.E. of Dungeness. Casualty towed ashore.
Dungeness Lifeboat Update - 5 October 2014
Our Shannon class lifeboat 13-02 The Morrell is away for updating and you may be able to see where she is with this link, relief lifeboat 13-04 Storm Rider will be with us for approximately eight weeks.
The High Sheriff of Kent, Hugo Fennick and a few of his colleagues popped in to say "hello" to us at Dungeness Lifeboat Station on the 19 October 2014 as they were passing before completing their sponsored bike ride from the Queen Elizabeth 11 bridge in Dartford to the Britannia Inn at Dungeness. The photograph taken by Judith Richardson (Lifeboat Press Officer) shows the High Sheriff (centre) with Coxswain Stuart Adams to his right and Second Coxswain/Mechanic Trevor Bunney to his left.
Dungeness Lifeboat Station in Kent guards the Channel from Folkestone to Rye Bay and today operates a Shannon class lifeboat, "The Morrell" paid for by an extraordinarily generous legacy gift from Mrs Barbara Morrell. She left the RNLI a legacy worth over £6 million, requesting that it be left to fund a lifeboat for Kent, as she came from Bromley in Kent.