Trinity House Light Vessel 93

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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.

Previous names: Galloper

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

Museum info:
Address: Royal Victori Docks, Rayleigh Rd, London E16 1AX, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 7932 611271
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