Spurn Lightship

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Spurn docked in Kingston upon Hull, England
History
England
Name: Spurn
Launched: 1927
Out of service: 1975
Status: Museum ship
General characteristics
Type: Lightvessel
Tonnage: 200 GT
Length: 100 ft (30 m)
Beam: 24 ft (7.3 m)
Draught: 10 ft (3.0 m)
Depth: 14.5 ft (4.4 m)
Spurn Lightship

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, England. The ship was built in 1927 and served for 48 years as a navigation aid in the approaches of the Humber Estuary, where it was stationed 4 12 miles (7.2 km) east of Spurn Point.

On 15 April 1959, the lightship was driven ashore in the River Hull at Woodmansey, Yorkshire.[1]

The lightship was decommissioned in 1975 and bought/restored by Hull City Council in 1983 before being moved to Hull Marina as a museum in 1987. 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 not possible. Sensible shoes must be worn and small children closely supervised.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Picture Gallery". The Times (54436). London. 16 April 1959. col D, p. 12. 

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Coordinates: 53°44′26.3″N 000°20′17.39″W / 53.740639°N 0.3381639°W / 53.740639; -0.3381639 (Spurn Lightship)