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Pembrokeshire Record Office

HM Coastguard Records

Reference code(s): GB 0213 T/CG

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Title: HM Coastguard Records

Short title: HM Coastguard, records

Dates of creation: 1876-1970

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): HM Coastguard


Administrative and 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.


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.


Language/script: English

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

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Pembrokeshire Record Office.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

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



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: 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.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: May 2005



Coastal surveillance | Wales | Pembrokeshire

Great Britain. | Coastguard Service | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names

Great Britain | Coastguard Service

Great Britain | Coastguard Service. Angle Station

Great Britain | Coastguard Service. Newport Station

Great Britain | Coastguard Service. St Anns Head Station

Great Britain | Coastguard Service. Wooltack Point Station