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Dungeness Lifeboat 'The Morrell'


Returning home after a training exercise on 23 July 2016


Photo by Steve Duncombe

Dungeness Lifeboat 'The Morrell'


Coming ashore after a training exercise on 23 July 2016


Photo by Steve Duncombe

Dungeness Estate


View showing the unique open landscape and remote buildings on the Estate


Photo by Shirley Johnson

Dungeness Estate


View showing the unique open landscape and remote buildings on the Estate


Photo by Shirley Johnson

Dungeness Lifeboat 'The Morrell'


Preparing to launch on exercise, 23 July 2016


Photo by Steve Duncombe

Dungeness Lifeboat 'The Morrell'


A low tide launch for the exercise on 23 July 2016


Photo by Steve Duncombe

Dungeness Lifeboat 'The Morrell'


Ready for recovery after the exercise on 23 July 2016


Photo by Steve Duncombe

Dungeness Beach


A lone boat on the beach with fishermen and Dungeness Lifeboat Station in the background


Photo by Shirley Johnson

Lifeboat Station Project


Jack Lowe at Dungeness during his travels to visit all 238 RNLI lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland to photograph them, in order to preserve a vital aspect of our island nation’s culture for generations to come.

Dungeness Lifeboat Open Day - August 2016


'The Morrell' passing by a large crowd at speed during its display


Photo by Sarah Hewes

Dungeness Lifeboat Open Day - August 2016


The crowd on the beach enjoyed the display by 'The Morrell' at high tide


Photo by Sarah Hewes

Dungeness Lifeboat Open Day - August 2016


'The Morrell' demonstrating its maneuverability and how quickly it can stop


Photo by Sarah Hewes

Derek Jarman - Prospect Cottage


A popular destination for many visitors to Dungeness


Photo by Shirley Johnson

Coastguard Rescue Helicopter


Passing over Littlestone Lifeboat Station at Emergency Services Day 2015


Photo by Sarah Hewes

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 17 MARCH

The welfare of our volunteers, supporters and staff, along with our ability to maintain our world-class lifesaving service is our priority.

We have taken the decision to close all RNLI shops, museums and visitor centres with immediate effect. Our lifeboat stations remain operational but will not be open to visitors.

All events are cancelled until further notice.

Our lifeboats will continue to launch to those in peril at sea – and they need your support more than ever.

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Would you be interested in joining our volunteer crew at Dungeness RNLI?

We are looking for people who live preferably within 3 miles of our station and must have good availability. Full RNLI training will be given!

If you are interested and want to know more then please telephone our boathouse on 01797 320317 and speak to our LOM (Lifeboat Operations Manager) Roger or to our Coxswain Stuart.

Dungeness Lifeboat Station in Kent guards the Channel from Folkestone to Rye Bay and was the first to receive the RNLI Shannon class lifeboat. The Morrell was named on 31 May 2014 by HRH The Princess Royal.

The station has a rich history, in 1940, the Dungeness lifeboat was one of 19 that took part in the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk in northern France. Through the 1950s the station was famous for its Lady Launchers - local women who helped haul the lifeboat down to the sea, and recover her.

  • SOS Day Car Wash 2011

    SOS Day 29 January 2011, car wash at Dungeness Boathouse

  • Exercise with SNSM 25 May 2013

    Dungeness RNLI lifeboat crew on exercise with the The Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer (SNSM) crew and lifeboat in Boulogne. Photo by crew member Rodney Bradnam, 25 May 2013.

  • SOS Day 2013

    SOS Day 26 January 2013

  • Shannon Publicity Photo
  • 13-02 Naming Ceremony 2
    The Morrell coming ashore after going afloat after the naming ceremony on Saturday 31 May 2014
  • 13-02 Naming Ceremony
    Naming ceremony of Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat 13-02 The Morrell on Saturday 31 May 2014
  • 13-02 July 2016

    13-02 with her newly painted ‘bottom’ after her updates during June 2016, this was the first time we had seen our boat with the dark black Kevlar paint!!.
    Photograph by Catherine De Lucy.

  • Relief Shannon class lifeboat 13-07

    Relief Shannon class lifeboat 13-07 'Reg' at Dungeness on 7 June 2016.
    Photograph by Judith Richardson