Registration number 2872
Status Registered

Previous names

  • Galloper


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Light vessel
Location London
Vessel type Lightship
Current use Private use
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions No


Builder Philip & Sons, Dartmouth
Built in 1938
Hull material Steel
Rig None
Propulsion Towed
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
134.00 feet (40.84m)
Breadth: Beam
25.00 feet (7.62m)
15.00 feet (4.57m)
Tonnage: Gross


LIGHT VESSEL 93 was ordered by Trinity House in 1938 and was built by Philip & Son of Dartmouth. She is a vessel of riveted steel construction. She first served on the Galloper Station and then on mine watching duties on the Thames between 1947 and 1953. After further service on the East Goodwin and Galloper Stations she had renovations carried out by Swan Hunter in 1980 and Holman & Sons of Penzance in 1996.

After conversion to solar power in 1998 she had further service at Inner Dowsing Station, Sunk Station and Foxtrot 3 before being sold into private ownership in 2004.

Update, September 2023: Vessel currently up for sale.

Key dates

  • 1938

    Built by Philip & Son of Dartmouth

  • 1939

    Handed over to Trinity House

  • 1971

    Steering shelter replaced by Swan Hunter

  • 1980

    Automated by Holman & Son, Penzance

  • 1996

    Converted to solar power

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