History

There has been a Lifeboat Station here at Calshot since the 25th July 1970.

 

The station is built on the grounds of an old military flying boat station. Many of the hangers are still situated on the site, which is now used to house Calshot Activities Centre.

 

Since being formed here Calshot has recieved 3 Bronze medals for gallantry and one chairman's letter of thanks.

 

The first boat to be stationed at Calshot was the 40' Nelson 40-001. She was made of GRP and ply wood. introduced in 1970 she cost £24,559

 

The second boat to be stationed at Calshot was the 33' Brede class intermediate Lifeboat. Funded by Safeway stores "Safeway" stayed on service here at Calshot from 1985 to 2002 when she was withdrawn from service.

 

The Brede was replaced by the 52' Arun Class Lifeboat "Margret Russell Fraser" in 2002.At this time the station also recieved a D-Class ILB. The station held an Arun class Lifeboat until they were withdrawn from service in 2007.

 

In 2007 the station was allocated a Tyne Class 47' All Weather Lifeboat. The Lifeboat 47-039 "Alexander Coutanche" was withdrawn from service in 2012 and replaced by an Atlantic 85 "Max Walls"