Kittiwake II


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william murphy ireland oct 5 2008

- active lightvessel from 1959 until 2007 -




Technical data

Length: 116.5 feet (ca. 35,50 m)

Beam: 25 feet (ca. 7,62 m)
Draught: 15 feet (ca. 4,57 m)

 

Authority: Commissioners of Irish Lights, Dublin

Year of construction: 1959

Shipyard: Philip & Son Ltd., Dartmouth, Devon, England

Yard-No.: 1302

Contract price: 131,129 , Profit 13,739
Material: steel
 

History

September 1957


ordered by Commissioners of Irish Lights, Dublin

April 21st , 1959


launched

July 15th, 1959


handed over

1981


converted to an automatic light float

March 30th, 2001


in service on South Rock station

Automatic Lightfloat Kittiwake, currently deployed

August 8th, 2002 GRANUAILE is reported to have towed the South Rock Lightvessel KITTIWAKE to the Cork Dockyard at Rushbrooke for dry-docking and refit on August 8. She has been replaced temporarily by a light buoy
September 2004 Kittiwake was removed from her South Rock station and conducted her mid-term overhaul in Ballyhalbert Bay
December 8th, 2004


still in service for CIL
on South Rock station

2007

Decommissioned and sold to a private owner in Dublin.

If anyone has news I would be grateful for an e-mail.