Clogherhead Lifeboat Station
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N 53° 47.319 W 006° 14.090
29U E 682150 N 5963554
Quick Description: The Mersey class lifeboat was introduced in 1988 and was the RNLI's first ‘fast’ carriage lifeboat. It was designed to be launched from a carriage but can also lie afloat or be launched from a slipway.
Date Posted: 2/28/2008 9:56:39 AM
Waymark Code: WM3911
Taken from RNLI website:
1826 A Silver Medal was awarded to Coastguard Thomas Lamb Wood for rescuing one person from a fishing boat. Two unsuccessful attempts were made to launch the Coastguard boat, and as he was the only crew member that could swim, he swam out to the boat with a rope tied round his waist and was able to rescue one man.
1837 A Silver Medal was awarded to Coastguard RK Thompson for rescuing two crew from the wrecked sloop Isabella.
1839 A Gold Medal was awarded to Coastguard RK Thompson for rescuing the four crew from the wrecked schooner Minerva. The crew had been in the rigging for 12 hours.
1852 A Silver Medal was awarded to Coastguard A Barnard for rescuing eight crew from the brigantine Fidelity.
A Silver Medal was awarded to Coastguard A Barnard for rescuing the five crew from the schooner William Pitt, which was wrecked near Clogher Head.
1899 The RNLI established a lifeboat station and a boathouse with a slipway was built on the beach. This was used for nearly 100 years.
1900 The lifeboat was wrecked on rocks whilst on exercise, fortunately without loss of life.
1931 The station’s first motor lifeboat arrived at the station.
1988 The station temporarily closed on 23 May and re-opened on 9 September.
1993 A new boathouse was completed in February for the station’s new Mersey class lifeboat. It has main doors at either end to allow the lifeboat to be driven through, and also provides a storage room, souvenir sales outlet, crew facilities, drying area and workshop/storage area.
The Mersey class lifeboat Doris Bleasdale was placed on service in March.
1998 A Centenary Vellum was awarded to the station.
At Clogher Head lifeboat station the following awards have been made:
Silver Medal 4
Gold Medal 1
Name of the Lifeboat or station: Clogherhead Lifeboat Station
Number of the Lifeboat: 1
Clogherhead , Co Louth Ireland
Callsign Marifoon: Not listed
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