LV21 Service History

LV21-plan

TIMELINE


1962 Jun – Ordered by Trinity House, London
1963 Sep 16th – Launched
1963 Dec – Handed over to Trinity House
1976 – Stationed at East Goodwin
1980 – Varne station
1981 Jun – Collision at Varne
1988 – Converted to automatic lightvessel, Newcastle
1995 – Stationed at Channel
1997-2001 – Stationed at East Goodwin
2003 – Stationed at Seven Stones
2008 – Decommissioned by Trinity House Swansea depot
2009 Dec – Acquired by Gary Weston and Päivi Seppälä

Technical data


Length o.a.: 133 feet (ca. 40,54 m)
Length: 114 feet (ca. 34,75 m)
Beam: 26.5 feet (ca. 8,08 m)
Draft: 12.5 feet (ca. 3,81 m)
Commissioning Authority: Trinity House, London
Year of construction: 1963
Shipyard: Philip & Son, Dartmouth
England Yard-No: 1330
Material: steel (riveted)

LV21 East Goodwin 1969

1969


LV21 Newarp Lightship

1972


LV21 East Goodwin Lightship 1973

1973


1973


LV21 Varne Lightship 1986

1975


LV21 Varne Lightship 1980

1980


LV21 Varne Lightship 1986

1986


LV21 East Goodwin Lightship 1988

1988


LV21 © Jason Arthur 2019

© Jason Arthur 2019

LV21 Varne Lightship

Brian Packham recounts the events of Sunday June 28th 1981 when LV21 was involved in a collision with the Ore Meteor.

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LV21 Optic

With the help of the Association of Lighthouse Keepers and the Friends of St. Mary’s Island LV21’s original optic was donated back to the ship in February 2013

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LV21 Helicopter

Derek Grieve, the last Master of LV21 on the Newarp station, recounts  stories of life onboard the lightvessel.

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