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RNLI Torbay

A charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SCO37736). Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland

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05:26 Thu 26 Mar - Tasked to the Barge' Delivery' suffering difficulty in heavy seas


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Welcome to the Torbay Lifeboat Station Web Site. The site is maintained by lifeboat station personnel and as such is not an official RNLI Web Site. Included is both history and indicative operational information of the service provided to those who spend time along the South Devon Coastline from Teignmouth to Start Bay and 50 miles out into the English Channel. 


As a National charity the RNLI Mission statement is - 'to end preventable loss of life at sea'


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Thursday 26 March - Barge 'Delivery' entering Brixham Harbour

Recent Operational details are in the All Weather and Inshore lifeboat sections. Our Life saving activities are possible only because of Voluntary Contributions. Please Support the RNLI - simply Click one of the 'Donate' buttons above.  It costs in excess of  1500 to train and refresh each crew member every year. Remember the slogan 'Train One - Save Many'
Torbay has been served by Lifeboats since 1866 and Brixham has provided the base for a lifeboat since then. The Station was granted the Freedom of the Borough of Torbay in 1988.  For a period just under 50 years Torquay had a lifeboat station, Dartmouth also had lifeboats for just under 20 years from 1878. A new Dart Lifeboat Station was established in November 2007.
Our Station is among the busier lifeboat stations in the Country and can anticipate around 100 launches in any one year. Brixham is a busy fishing port, there are five large marinas within our operational area together with leisure and yacht clubs, water skiing, para gliding, diving, cliffs (climbing, walks and falls!) - in fact any water activity you can think of probably occurs in our area.




The Web Site - To keep the site up to date new information is added as soon as practically possible about our activities and giving notice of future events. To keep the site relevant a significant amount of 'past' information now resides under the 'Archive' tab - hopefully this is reasonably easy to navigate your way around.
So step inside the site and we hope you catch a flavour of our work. A full Table of Contents can be found under 'general Info' in the Menu. Please note information on this site is maintained by the Torbay Station who are responsible for overall content.

All pictures and information is copyright Torbay Lifeboat Station unless otherwise stated.

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Group visits can be arranged by writing to

'The Lifeboat Operations Manager' at the address below.

+44 (0) 1803 853136
+44 (0) 8456 385226
Postal address
Torbay Lifeboat Station, Breakwater Hard, Berry Head Road, BRIXHAM, Devon TQ5 9AF
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The 'Ice Prince' Monday 14 Jan 08

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17-27 returns to the relief fleet after her period at Torbay - Helo exercise whilst on passage!

On exercise with Britannia Royal Navy College





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