Light Vessel 72 was built in 1903 by John Crown & Sons of Sunderland for Trinity House. Her hull is made of iron and, during World War 2, she was involved in the D Day landings. She was sold out of service in 1972 to Steel Supply Co., Neath for scrapping. When sold she was the oldest vessel in the Trinity House fleet. She was later considered for conversion to a floating night club but the project did not go ahead and remained on a mud berth on the River Neath in poor condition.
In January 2021 it was reported that the vessels current owner has retained the ship in its original state, located on an inland river, and it is reported to be complete, seaworthy and can be saved for the nation.
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Williams, Peter, Leading Lights: Light Vessel Directory, Peter Williams Associates, pp57-60, Volume 1, Edition 3, 1995
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