"Mumbles Lifeboat Station" The Mumbles Things to Do Tip by Myfanwe
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There has been provisions for a lifeboat presence in the Mumbles since 1853. At that time it was controlled and funded by Swansea Harbour Trustees. It was taken over and funded by the Institution in 1863. Lifeboats have always been stationed at Mumbles but the station was known as Swansea until 1904. The branch continued to be called Swansea, Mumbles and Port Eynon until 1910.
After the First World War, a boathouse with slipway was erected alongside Mumbles pier to make the launching of the lifeboat a more simple process. For 4 years 1814 – 1818 the wooden slipway (which is used today) had no boathouse, merely the lifeboat retained at the top of the slip ready for launch.
Since then, donations to the RNLI have enabled the construction of a new boathouse and slipway and provisions to receive a Tamar Class Lifeboat in 2011.
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