TQ7871 : Light Ship South Rock

taken 3 years ago, near to Hoo st Werburgh, Medway, Great Britain

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Light Ship South Rock
Light Ship South Rock
Moored at Hoo Marina (or the 'posh' new name Port Werburgh).

One of many boats being converted into houseboats.

This light vessel (according to LinkExternal link ) comes from Northern Ireland.
Light Ship
Lightship or lightvessel, is a ship which acts as a lighthouse. They are used in waters that are too deep or otherwise unsuitable for lighthouse construction. Although there is some record of fire beacons placed on ships in Roman times, the first modern lightvessel was off the Nore sandbank at the mouth of the River Thames in England, placed there by its inventor Robert Hamblin in 1732. The type has become largely obsolete; some stations were replaced by lighthouses as the construction techniques for the latter advanced, while others were replaced by large automated buoys.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 6 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Docks, Harbours 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7872 7119 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.6938N 0:34.1099E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7873 7119
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