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St Davids Lifeboat

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St Davids Lifeboat Station (based in St JustinianSt Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales) is a Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) station. It was opened in 1869 and to date has been involved in saving over 360 lives at sea in more than 420 launches. The station operates both an all-weather and an inshore lifeboat.

The area of St Davids Peninsula juts out into the Irish Sea and was and still is a noted navigation land mark. Ships from all over the world pass close to the shore as well as m any local vessels and fishing boats. Fishguard Life Boat to the North and St Davids Life Boat are the closest Welsh Lifeboats to southern Ireland and as such bear a huge responsibility for the saving of lives in the Irish Sea and St Georges Channel. In addition to sea traffic St Davids and Strumble Heads are import waypoints or navigation marks for trans-Atlantic aircraft and at times the lifeboats have been called upon for search and rescue in connection with these.

In all nearly 450 lives have been saved by the St Davids Lifeboats.

These pages give a brief insight to the organisation and heroism of the St Davids Life Boat. Fuller details can be obtained from” The Story Of the St Davids Lifeboats” by Dr G W Middleton obtainable from local stores and with the proceeds donated to the RNLI.

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