Stories & Testimonials

Theres a lot of history in 144 years, and here we present just a few of the many thousands of stories that could be told about Peterhead lifeboat, station and crew.

Station History

Previous Lifeboats

Stories and Testimonials



If you have a story to tell us about your experiences with Peterhead Lifeboat past or present, or a picture you feel belongs on these webpages, please send us an email at stories@peterheadlifeboat.co.uk

Your story may well be added to the website for others to enjoy!

While you read some of the stories here, please bear in mind that although the lifeboat crews involved are well trained and certainly these days well equipped, they are still volunteers. They do not get paid to risk their lives for their fellow man, they do it because they feel it's the right thing to do.


1914 - The Tom Tit Rescue
1940 - Four Rescues in One Day
1942 - The Three Steamers
2001 - Rescue from Boddam Rocks
2005 - Stephen Ritchie, Harbour Hero


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