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LV 6 Eddystone


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She was painted green in 1971 to mark the wreck of the Texaco Caribbean in the Straits of Dover. Eddystone was automation by Humber Ship Repairers Ltd. in 1984. Today, she is still in the fleet of Trinity House as solarised light vessel.

Built: 1947
Owner: Trinity House, London
Dimensions: 41.83m x 36.27m x 4.57m
Shipyard: Philip & Son, Dartmouth, Devon, England
Tender price: 61,705 £

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LV 11 Bree Veertien


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She was built in 1951 as lightvessel no. XI, for Trinity House Lighthouse Service. Used until 1986, mostly near St. Gowans banks in the Irish Sea, near Pembroke, Wales. Brought to Rotterdam in 1995, and changed into a bar / restaurant at the Wijnhaven. Restauration of outside and light to its original state. Interior modernised; elevator fitted.

Built: 1951
Owner:
Dimensions: 41.94m x 7.56m x 4.24m
Shipyard: Philip & Son Ltd in Dartmouth, England.

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LV 12 Spurn


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The Spurn Lightship (LV No 12) is a lightvessel (i.e. a ship used as a lighthouse) currently anchored in Hull Marina in the British city of Kingston-upon-Hull. The ship was built in 1927 and served for 48 years as a navigation aid in the approaches of the River Humber, were it was stationed 4½ miles east of Spurn Point. It is now used as a museum. It is usually open between early April and end September. Access is free but has been at weekends only in the last year or so because of staff shortages. Wheelchair access is impossible. Sensible shoes must be worn and small children closely supervised. (Source: Wikipedia)

Built: 1927

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LV 15 Scarweather


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She was sold to the Musée de Bateau in Douarnenez for 40,000 £ in 1991. She was closed in 2000 for the public and is in need of restoration.

Built: 1947
Owner: Trinity House, London
Dimensions: 41,70m x 7,60m x 4,50m
Shipyard: Phillip & Son, Dartmouth, Devon, England
Contract price: 49,581 £

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LV 23 Planet


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On the 4th September 1972, she was sold to Trinity House, London and became No. 23. On 25th June 1991 she arrived Portsmouth under tow after a sale to the Pound´s Marine Services Ltd., Portsmouth for 2,000 £. A year later Planet was resold to Mike Critchley and Keith Gane, who brought the lightship to the Cammell Laird´s Wet Basin and later to Birkenhead. Since 1997 the Liverpool Marine Radio and Electronic Society are using the lightship for an exhibition. People from this society later founded the Mersey Lightvessel Preservation Society, who were planning to rebuild the lightship to its original look. They are now trying to collect the 375,000 £ to buy the lightship.

Built: 1958
Owner: Mersey Docks and Harbour Board, Liverpool
Dimensions: 38,19m x 8,12m x 4,99m
Shipyard: Philip & Son, Dartmouth, Devon, England
Contract price: 171,541 £
Generators: 4 x Ruston & Hornby 4YC2 Diesel, 2 x Ruston & Hornby 6YC2 Diesel
Complement: 7

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LV 55 John Sebastian


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On 1st September 1953 she was sold out of service to the breakers. She was salvaged by two lots of breakers and then beached at New Passage (preparatory to burning). The owner of the forestore rights objected and the hulk was towed to Portishead Dock and put up for sale again. In October 1955 the lightship was purchased by the Cabot Cruising Club who renamed her John Sebastian and moored her at Welsh Back. In the late summer of 1956 she was towed to Bathurst Basin in Bristol.

Built: 1885
Owner: Trinity House, London
Dimensions: 31,40m x 7,37m
Displacement: 274.5 tons
Shipyard:

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LV 78 Calshot Spit


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Calshot Spit is a one-mile long sand and shingle bank, located on the southern bank of the open end of Southampton Water, on the south coast of England.

At the end of the spit are Calshot Castle (built by King Henry VIII), an RNLI lifeboat, a Coastguard station, several slipways, a former Royal Navy and Royal Air Force flying boat station and Calshot Activities Centre.

The castle is a low, circular, stone structure and was armed with large muzzle-loading guns. Its purpose, when it was built in 1539, was to protect access to the important harbour at Southampton from seaborne attack, by France or Spain from the English Channel via the Solent.

Calshot Naval Air Station was originally set up in 1913. Its choice as a location for operating flying boats is clear: the landing area is sheltered by land on the three sides of Southampton Water and by the Isle of Wight, several miles away, on the fourth side.

The site is now used as a base for the RNLI, yachts and HM Coastguard. The hangars house indoor climbing walls, artificial ski slopes and a cycle track.

The spit is a potential navigation hazard for ships entering Southampton Water, and vessels are guided by the Calshot Spit light float. This replaced a Trinity House lightship (LV 78) that was anchored off the spit and which now forms a permanent, static attraction at the Ocean Village marina in Southampton. It was built in 1914 by J I Thornycroft shipyard in Southampton and decommissioned in 1978. (Source: Wikipedia)

Built: 1914
Owner: Trinity House, London
Displacement:
Dimensions: 25,76m x 6,10m x 3,20m
Propulsion:
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Shipyard: J.I. Thorneycroft Ltd., Woolston, Southampton

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