Light Ship :: Shared Description

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.
by David Anstiss
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21 images use this description:

TA0928 : Spurn Lightship by N Chadwick
TQ4080 : Lightship 93, Victoria Dock by N Chadwick
TQ7771 : Lightships, Port Werburgh by N Chadwick
TQ7871 : Light Ship South Rock by David Anstiss
TQ7771 : Lightships, River Medway by N Chadwick
TA0928 : Spurn Lightship by N Chadwick
TQ7871 : Light Ship South Rock by David Anstiss
TQ4080 : Trinity House Lightship 93 by N Chadwick
TQ4080 : Lightship 93, Victoria Dock by N Chadwick
TA0928 : Spurn Lightship by N Chadwick
TQ4080 : Lightship 93 by N Chadwick
TQ4080 : Trinity House Lightship 93 by N Chadwick
TQ4080 : Lightship, Royal Victoria Dock by N Chadwick
TQ4080 : Trinity House Lightship by N Chadwick
TQ4080 : Lightship by N Chadwick
TA0928 : Spurn Lightship by N Chadwick
TQ7871 : Light Ship 36 by David Anstiss
TA0928 : Spurn Lightship by N Chadwick
TA0928 : Spurn Lightship by N Chadwick
TQ7871 : Unnamed light ship, Hoo Marina by David Anstiss
TQ7871 : Close up of South Rock Light Ship by David Anstiss


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Created: Tue, 6 Oct 2015, Updated: Tue, 6 Oct 2015

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