HM Coastguard Records

Scope and Content

Records of HM Coastguard, Pembrokeshire, 1876-1970, including station book of Angle Station, 1924-1952; log books of St Anns Head Station, Dale, 1963-1970; Wooltack Point station, Marloes, 1964-1969; and records of Newport Coastguard Station, Pembrokeshire, 1876-1929.

Administrative / Biographical History

Great Britain's Coastguard service was founded to fight smuggling, in the 1820s, when its officers were instructed to take responsibility at shipwrecks to safeguard cargoes and vessels from looters. In addition boatmen were to train with life saving equipment. In the 1990s Her Majesty's Coastguard was made a government executive agency. In 1998, the Marine Safety Agency and the Coastguard Agency merged and became the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). HM Coastguard operated stations around the Pembrokeshire coaast including St Anns Head Station, Dale; Wooltack Point, Marloes; Newport; and Angle Station; they undertook rescues, training, wreck services and salvage.


Arranged into the following: Angle Station; St Anns Head Station, Dale; Wooltack Point station, Marloes; and records from Newport Coastguard Station.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mr. T. Bevan of Milford Haven Museum and by J. P. Morris, Saundersfoot, between November 1992 and January 1996.


Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, HM Coastguard Records; (, viewed 15 June 2005.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Pembrokeshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected