SO8217 : Lightship "Sula" at Llanthony Quay

near to Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Lightship "Sula" at Llanthony Quay
Lightship "Sula" at Llanthony Quay
Llanthony Quay was built in the early 1850s by the Gloucester & Dean Forest Railway Co (later taken over by the GWR), to provide a means of supplying coal from the Forest of Dean as an export cargo. The lightship is more recent, dating from the 1950s.

Lightships are used in waters that are too deep or otherwise unsuitable for construction of a conventional lighthouse. Launched in January 1959, Sula was stationed in the Humber estuary until decommissioned in 1985. Following short spells as a tourist attraction in Guernsey and Conwy, she served as a floating museum at the Milford Haven Marina from 1990-97.

in 2007 Sula was towed to Sharpness dockyard for restoration and arrived at Gloucester in 2010, converted into a centre for complimentary healthcare.

See SO8217 : Mast of the Sula Lightship and SO8217 : Lantern, Sula Lightship for closer views.
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Thursday, 1 March, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 6 March, 2012
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Docks, Harbours  Canals 
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Gloucester & Sharpness 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8250 1795 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:51.5914N 2:15.3312W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8252 1799
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