Penlee Lifeboat has a remarkable history of bravery with the lifeboat crews being presented with 44 awards for gallantry during its 200 year history. The station has also witnessed tragedy with nine lifeboat crew losing their lives saving others at sea.
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?
First established: 1803
RNLB Ivan Ellen – Severn Class All Weather Lifeboat (17-36)
Inshore LB (1):
RNLB Paul Alexander – Atalntic 75 Class Inshore Lifeboat (B-787)
Launches in 2008: 58
People Rescued in 2008: 46
Total Hours at Sea in 2008: 93hrs 10mins
Medals since 1824: 41 (3 Gold, 27 Silver, 11 Bronze)
Stations own web site: Penlee Lifeboat