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Pwllheli Lifeboat Station

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Located on the Lleyn Peninsula, Pwllheli Lifeboat Station operates an all-weather carriage-launched Mersey class lifeboat and an inshore D class lifeboat. During its history the crews have been presented with five awards for gallantry.

​This station is classed as an Observe station. Observe stations also welcome visitors but many are in inaccessible places and best suited to maritime rescue rather than visits. However, they are situated in stunning locations so why not enjoy the local area, using the station as a starting point?

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Recent launches from this station

Date Time
15/07/2014 12:49
12/07/2014 09:28
12/06/2014 05:02
18/05/2014 20:21
15/05/2014 20:49
18/04/2014 13:44
17/04/2014 20:26
03/01/2014 08:51
21/12/2013 09:16
21/12/2013 09:08

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Station address:

Pwllheli Lifeboat Station
Outer Harbour
Pwllheli
Gwynedd
LL53 5AY

Station telephone:

01758 612200

Station opening times:

10am–3pm daily

Accessibility:

Parking

Visitor contact:

John Jones

Visitor contact telephone:

01758 612200

Appledore ILB crew members. Left to right, Martin Davis, Gary Stanbury and Andrew HalletSpecific crew member details for this lifeboat station are not available here at the moment.

More than 4,800 lifeboat crew members around the UK and RoI drop everything when their pagers go off, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Only 1 in 10 crew members has a professional maritime occupation. Men and women of all ages and all walks of life crew the RNLI lifeboats around our coasts and waterways.

  • Pwllheli’s volunteer RNLI crew towed two vessels to the safety of the town’s marina on Friday.

    Pwllheli RNLI volunteers tow two vessels to safety over Easter weekend

  • RNLI Flood Rescue team rescue four from flooded farmhouse

    RNLI Flood Rescue team rescue four from flooded farmhouse

  • RNLI Flood Rescue team rescue four from flooded farmhouse

    RNLI Flood Rescue team rescue four from flooded farmhouse

  • RNLI Flood Rescue team rescue four from flooded farmhouse

    RNLI Flood Rescue team rescue four from flooded farmhouse

  • RNLI Flood Rescue team rescue four people from flooded farmhouse

    RNLI Flood Rescue team rescue four from flooded farmhouse

  • Pwllheli lifeboat crew assist five from flooded caravans

    Pwllheli lifeboat crew assist five from flooded caravans

  • Pwllheli lifeboat crew assist five from flooded caravans

    Pwllheli lifeboat crew assist five from flooded caravans

  • Pwllheli lifeboat crew assist five from flooded caravans

    Pwllheli lifeboat crew assist five from flooded caravans

  • Pwllheli lifeboat crew assist five from flooded caravans

    Pwllheli lifeboat crew assist five from flooded caravans

  • Pwllheli's inshore RNLI lifeboat

    Pwllheli's inshore RNLI lifeboat

  • Abersoch RNLI cliff rescue

    Abersoch RNLI cliff rescue

  • Barmouth Lifeboat launched to assist yacht

    Barmouth Lifeboat launched to assist yacht

  • Busy morning for North Wales RNLI lifeboats

    Busy morning for North Wales RNLI lifeboats-2

  • Busy morning for North Wales RNLI lifeboats

    Busy morning for North Wales RNLI lifeboats-1

  • Busy morning for North Wales RNLI lifeboats

    Busy morning for North Wales RNLI lifeboats

  • RNLI neighbours rescue yacht

    RNLI neighbours rescue yacht

  • RNLI rides the waves with boarders and artists at Wakestock

    RNLI rides the waves with boarders and artists at Wakestock

  • Overheating fishing vessel rescued by Pwllheli RNLI

    Overheating fishing vessel rescued by Pwllheli RNLI

  • UPDATE: Five Welsh lifeboats search for missing cargo ship crew

    UPDATE: Five Welsh lifeboats search for missing cargo ship crew

  • Walkers thenk Pwllheli lifeboat and raise awareness of dangers posed by offshore wind

    Walkers thenk Pwllheli lifeboat and raise awareness of dangers posed by offshore wind

  • Pwllheli RNLI’s successful fundraising during wakeboarding festival

    Pwllheli RNLI’s successful fundraising during wakeboarding festival

  • The Pwllheli RNLI fundraising committee held a successful Christmas coffee morning at Pwllheli Sailing Club on 15 November raising £1,543. A very special thank you also goes to various local businesses large and small and several individuals for their generous donations and contributions.

    A donation for Pwllhelli RNLI

  • Wind and rain results in fewer launches for Welsh RNLI lifeboat crews

    Trearddur Bay RNLI Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Hereford Endeavour

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Lifeboat name: 
Leslie and Peter Downes

Lifeboat class: D class

Funded by: Downes family and friends

Read more about the D class


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Lifeboat name:
Lilly and Vincent Anthony

Lifeboat class: Mersey

Funded by: Legacy of Miss Amy Anthony

Read more about the Mersey

1891
Lifeboat house constructed at a cost of £480.

1915
The lifeboat was launched for service on 12 November but owing to the force of the wind, was forced back on the shore and badly damaged.

1964
The D Class lifeboat sent to station in April.

1972
The Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum accorded to Acting Coxswain W McGill and crew member Roy Morris in recognition of their initiative and fine seamanship when two men were rescued by breeches buoy from the rocks at Cilan Head on 25 June.

1990
The boathouse adapted to accommodate the new Mersey Class lifeboat.  This included the removal of the tractor house roof and the construction of a first floor, for improved crew facilities, the provision of a new fuel storage tank and a viewing platform.

1991
A Centenary Vellum awarded.

1994
The Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum was accorded to Coxswain Robert Wright in recognition of his leadership skill and seamanship and A Framed letter of Thanks signed by the Chairman awarded to Emergency Mechanic Clive Moore in recognition of his courage and seamanship in boarding the yacht, rigging a tow and tending to the sick survivor, when the lifeboat went to the rescue of the five crew and saved the yacht Pollyann, in heavy seas and gale force winds in the darkness of the evening of 28 March.  The yacht had lost her rudder on the south side of the notorious Sarn Badrig, St. Patricks Causeway and was in danger of being driven by the conditions into very hostile and shallow waters.

1997
The new station D class lifeboat D522 City of Chester was placed on service on Tuesday 5 August 1997.  This lifeboat was provided from the proceeds of the City of Chester Lifeboat Appeal.

2003
A Framed Letter of Thanks signed by the Chairman of the Institution presented to Coxswain Robert Wright in recognition of his skilful seamanship when the all weather lifeboat saved the yacht Idle Thoughts and her lone skipper on the night of 24 July 2003.  The service was conducted in darkness in shallow water and south easterly Force 6 to 7 winds.

2007
A Framed Letter of Thanks signed by the Chairman of the Institution Admiral Sir Jock Slater presented to Helmsman Andy Green in recognition of his leadership and seamanship when the inshore lifeboat, in conjunction with other craft assisted 17 Laser dinghies and over 50 people when a planned class passage was disrupted by adverse weather conditions

The new station D class lifeboat D-676 Leslie and Peter Downes was placed on service on 22 August 2007.  This lifeboat was funded by the Downes Family and Friends in memory of Leslie who served his country in The Royal Navy during wartime and his younger son Peter who died pursuing his hobby of diving.  Lifeboat D522 has been withdrawn to the relief fleet.

2008
For services connected the Institution, voluntary service to maritime safety Coxswain Robert Wright was honoured by Her Majesty The Queen in the recent Birthday Honours; Member, Order of the British Empire (MBE).