Registration number 488
Status Registered

Previous names

  • 1931 LV 86


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Light vessel
Location Port Werburgh
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder White, J Samuel & Co Ltd, Cowes, Isle of Wight
Built in 1931
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 2
Propulsion Towed
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
21.48 feet (6.55m)
9.51 feet (2.90m)
Length: Overall
86.60 feet (26.21m)
Tonnage: Gross


Built in 1931 by J Samuel White of Cowes, Isle of Wight, LV 86 is a Trinity House lightship built for and stationed at the Nore. LV 86 was equipped with a dioptric electric fixed lantern and had three Crossley semi diesel generators. She was stationed at numerous locations between 1931 to 1974, these included Edinburgh, Cork, Blackwell and Nore. She was then sold to new owners who removed her to St Katherine’s Dock in London where she was first a static exhibit and then offices for yacht brokers. She was later sold and used as a houseboat berthed at Port Werburgh, Hoo on the River Medway.

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Key dates

  • 1941-1942

    Vessel served on Nore station

  • 1946-1962

    Vessel served on Cork station

  • 1974

    Vessel sold to St Katherine Haven and served as floating exhibit at St Katharine Dock

  • 1996

    Vessel sold into private ownership

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