SU4210 : Calshot Spit light vessel on the dockside

taken 3 years ago, near to Southampton, Great Britain

Calshot Spit light vessel on the dockside
Calshot Spit light vessel on the dockside
The old Calshot Spit light vessel on the dockside at Southampton.
Taken from the Hythe ferry as part of the Geograph Conference 2014 trip to Hythe.
Built in 1914 by J Thornycroft in Woolston, the 140 ton lightship was known as Light Vessel 78 (LV78). LV78 is a quirky-looking, iron craft with a bright red hull and a pioneering revolving light which sits on top of the mast.
It was originally moored at Calshot Spit, the entrance to Southampton Water, a six mile stretch of deep sea. The ship guided flying boats into their terminal at berth 50 and warned ships of sandbanks. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 1 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Primary Subject of Photo
Dock 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 421 105 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:53.5473N 1:24.1676W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 4201 1046
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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