Certificate no 2782
Status Registered


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Light vessel
Location Strangford
Vessel type Lightship
Current use Community Vessel
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Dublin Dockyard Company
Built in 1915
Hull material Iron
Rig None
Number of decks
Number of masts
Propulsion Towed
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
114.50 feet (34.90 m)
Breadth: Beam
23.25 feet (7.09 m)
9.75 feet (2.97 m)
Air Draft
38.00 feet (11.58 m)
Tonnage: Gross


LIGHT SHIP PETREL was built in 1915 by the Dublin Dockyard Co. and is a vessel of iron and steel riveted construction. The vessel was built for the Commissioners of Irish Lights and was bought by the Down Cruising Club, Northern Ireland in 1968 for use as a clubhouse. It has remained in this role ever since and is maintained by club members.

Key dates

  • 1915

    Built by the Dublin Dockyard Company

  • 1968

    Bought by the Down Cruising Club for use as a club house

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