Trade station ramsgate


The station was established inthe first lifeboat being built by Greathead for the Trade station ramsgate of Ramsgate Harbour.

The station lapsed for some time trade station ramsgate untilwhen the Harbour Trustees purchased a lifeboat built by Beeching of Great Yarmouth. The Institution controlled the station jointly with the Board of Trade from untilwhen it took over full responsibility. The town trade station ramsgate Ramsgate, to celebrate the jubilee of its incorporation as a borough, applied and received permission for the grant of supports to the Borough Arms.

The supports are figures of a coastguard and a lifeboatman. A dinner is held every three years from the income of the Admiral Back Fund. Silver Medal awarded to Coxswain Isaac Jarman in recognition of his gallant services in assisting to save a large number of shipwrecked people during the heavy gales of Decemberparticularly in rescuing lives from the emigrant ship Fusilier on 3 December Member of the crew, William White, washed out of lifeboat whilst on service to the barge Sarpsborg of Norway on 2 February.

Silver Medal awarded to James Simpson and William Wharrier, mate and engineer respectively of the Ramsgate Harbour Tug in recognition of their gallant services. The last surviving member of the lifeboat crew died in May He had been out in trade station ramsgate lifeboat times during the past 26 years and had helped to save lives. Silver Second-Service clasp awarded to Alfred Page, Tug Master in recognition of his general gallant services in the lifeboat. Silver Medal awarded to John Hawkins for his conspicuous bravery in lowering himself by a rope from the East Pier and swimming out to the assistance of five people whose boat had capsized off the harbour entrance in a strong west-south-westerly wind and rough sea on 14 September All five were saved.

A member of the crew, S Bryant, had both legs broken whilst on service in the lifeboat on 1 November. The lifeboat was constantly full of water and nearly capsized on several occasions. Also attending this service was the Kingsdown lifeboat which fought her way through and rescued the crew of the vessel and the North Deal Reserve lifeboat.

The lifeboat Prudential brought off from the beaches some 2, men of the British Expeditionary Force. When she got back to Ramsgate she had been away for over 40 hours. For 30 of those hours she had worked on the beaches; nearly all the time she had been trade station ramsgate fire; for two nights the crew had been without sleep.

Her coxswain, Howard Primrose Knight, was awarded the Distinguished Service Trade station ramsgate for his "gallantry and determination in this work".

On 24 August the station had to be closed. Ramsgate was bombed from the air that day and the whole lifeboat crew of nine took shelter in a cellar near the harbour. A bomb burst just outside and six of the nine men were wounded. Up to that time trade station ramsgate Ramsgate station had rescued lives since the outbreak of the war.

The station was re-opened on 11 Octoberalthough the coxswain, assistant motor mechanic and one of the crew were still unfit for duty.

In recognition of the Dunkirk trade station ramsgate, the Prudential Assurance Company, donors of the lifeboat, presented the coxswain and crew with inscribed silver plaques at a public luncheon. The vicar asked if it might be given to the Church in memory of the gallantry of the Ramsgate men at Dunkirk. In the Institution received a trade station ramsgate from brother officers, in place of flowers, for the funeral of an officer who was one of the 2, brought off the beaches.

The Western Farmer had broken in two and Coxswain Kirkaldie brought the lifeboat alongside the stern part, although it was clear that it might turn over at any moment on top of the lifeboat. The thousandth launch by the Ramsgate lifeboat station was on 16 July to the ss Husvik of Norway.

A Framed Letter of Appreciation signed by the Chairman, The Duke of Atholl, awarded to crew member Timothy Hurst in recognition of his selfless action when he leapt four feet across from the lifeboat down onto the motor trade station ramsgate Kalavala drifting with a drive shaft failure, with four people including two young children on board, to secure a towline and calm the frightened and seasick children on 27 April.

The 18ft McLachlan lifeboat A was withdrawn and replaced by an Atlantic 21 as the station's lifeboat on 13 October. Trade station ramsgate Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum accorded to Helmsman Timothy E Hurst for saving the cabin cruiser Hide and Seek and rescuing her crew of two after the boat had suffered engine failure and trade station ramsgate being pounded against the western breakwater in a southerly storm and a very rough sea on 11 August.

The Maud Smith Award for the bravest act of lifesaving in was awarded to Coxswain Cannon for this service. New boathouse to provide housing for the inshore lifeboat with a pontoon mooring for the all weather lifeboat was completed in May. A Framed Letter of Appreciation signed by the Trade station ramsgate of the Institution, Mr David Acland, awarded to Coxswain Mechanic Ronald N Cannon in recognition of the initiative, seamanship and skill displayed trade station ramsgate him when eight people were landed and the yacht Kings Legend was brought in on 24 October The service was conducted in heavy rain, Force Gale, rough seas with a 10 foot swell.

Visibility was further reduced by the wind causing spindrift on the wave tops. Emergency Mechanic Timothy Hurst and crew member Lance Oran were each accorded The Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum for their part in this service, which involved both the all weather and inshore lifeboats.

The Maud Smith Award for the bravest act of life-saving in was awarded to Coxswain Ronald Cannon for this service. On 28 November the Committee of Management voted the award of a Vellum to Ramsgate to commemorate the completion of years as a lifeboat station in Both Ramsgate lifeboats were launched to the yacht Spirit aground on a sandbank.

At great risk to themselves the ILB crew attempted to get a line onto the yacht. Eventually a line was successfully passed by helicopter enabling the yacht to be trade station ramsgate to safety.

This lifeboat was funded by the generous bequest of Mr David Frank Delves. The lifeboat B Bob Turnbull has been withdrawn. The Ramsgate lifeboat played a distinguished part. She was launched 60 times and rescued lives, as well as helping at Dunkirk.

Forty-two medals have been voted. Two Gold, 39 Silver and one Bronze, the last being trade station ramsgate in On 31 January the Ramsgate lifeboat rescued the crew of seven of the schooner Danmark of Svendberg. The German Government addressed thanks to the lifeboat crew. Similar awards were granted to the crew of the Ramsgate Tug Aid and the crew of the North Deal lifeboat which rescued 30 from the Piave. Silver Medal awarded to Coxswain James Hogbin in acknowledgement of his repeated services in the lifeboat, especially on the occasion of 26 November when he assisted to rescue 18 people from the brig Caminha that was wrecked during gale force winds on the Goodwin Sands.

The Board of Trade took over responsibility of trade station ramsgate station from the Trade station ramsgate Trusts.

Commemorative Vellum awarded for years of service. Inshore lifeboat station established with the placing on service of a Dell Quay Dory. Tyne class lifeboat withdrawn and replaced by a Trent class on 24 August. The new Atlantic 75 lifeboat B Bob Turnbull was placed on service.