Certificate no 645
Status Archived


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Light vessel
Location Rochester
Archive reason More information required
Current use Unknown
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Philip & Son, Dartmouth
Built in 1936
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Towed
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
22.98 feet (7.01 m)
12.49 feet (3.81 m)
Length: Overall
109.44 feet (33.38 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


Light Vessel 88 was handed over to Trinity House, London, initially on Cockle station in 1936. The lightship was an oil lit ship with a lantern raised on the mast, which was a second-hand one from the earlier LV 26.

In 1950 she was converted to electric light. In January 1977 she was sold to the Norwich Sea Cadets for use as a Sea Cadet Corps training ship at Norwich and renamed the T.S. Lord Nelson.

In October 2004 the lightship was reported to have been berthed in Rochester.

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Key dates

  • 1936

    Vessel built by Philip & Son, Dartmouth

  • 1950

    Vessel converted from oil power to electric light

  • 1977

    Vessel sold to Norwich Sea Cadets for use as a training vessel

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