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© Copyright and database right 2020. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey licence number 0100022206

NPRN 274371

Map Reference SS67SE

Grid Reference SS6547174570

Unitary (Local) Authority Maritime

Old County Maritime

Community Maritime

Type of Site WRECK

Broad Class MARITIME

Period Modern

Site Description The wreck of this lightship is located in virtually the same position in which it was moored. It has a height of 2m above the general level of the seabed and lies with its main longitudinal axis (keel) orientated 060/300 degrees.

Event and Historical Information:
Trinity House's No 47 Lightship sank on 30 January 1942 after being run down by the Royal Navy minesweeper HMS ROSETTE (a hired trawler). The position given was 51 27N, 03 56W. Trinity House examined in March 1942 and in August 1950. The wreck was also examined by HMS BEAGLE in February 1989. The Lightship was replaced on station in 1947 by Lightship No 4 (built by Philip & Son, Dartmouth) which was decommissioned in 1989.

Sources include:
Larn and Larn database 2002
Maritime records transferred from the English Heritage AMIE database, RCAHMW collections
UK Hydrographic Office Wrecks and Obstructions Database. © Crown Copyright and database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (
Personal Communication via Coflien feedback form, August 2019

Maritime Officer, RCAHMW, August 2019.

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