Mumbles Lifeboat Records

Scope and Content

Minutes; Returns of service: a record of incidents attended by the offshore and inshore lifeboats, casualties, weather conditions, and expenses incurred; Financial records; Stores and equipment; Wireless telegraphy; Lifeboat cottage; Plans; Dedication of new lifeboat

Administrative / Biographical History

In September 1835, JH Vivian, the local MP, liased with the Institution for the provision of a lifeboat in Mumbles. This lifeboat 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.

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