- by Gordon
Bude Lifeboat Station
Since 2001, the station has operated from Summerleaze Beach.
It was a direct result of two shipwrecks, the steam-packet Providence and an unidentified schooner, on October 29th 1836 that moves were made to establish a lifeboat station at Bude. The Rev Ellacoat wrote to HM King William IV reporting the loss of these two ships with all hands on board and requested that His Majesty authorise payment for a lifeboat to be stationed at Bude.
opened 1837 – closed 1923 – re-opened 1966
All-Weather LB: N/A
Inshore LB (1):
RNLB Henry Philip – D-Class Inshore Lifeboat (D-617)
Launches in 2008: 10
People Rescued in 2008: 11
Total Hours at Sea in 2008: 9hrs 23mins
Medals since 1824: 12 (12 Silver)
© Photograph of Bude D Class Lifeboat with kind permission of Ben Salter Flckr