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Source of Image: David Ian Wright (Wales)
Date of Image: March 29th, 2010

 

International Designation Number:

Light Vessel 23
 

Vessel Name: 

Planet

 

Previous Name/s: Bar
Station: 1960-1972            Bar
1974 1975             Kentish Knock
1975-1979          Varne
1979-1989 Channel
De-commissioned: 1989
Authority: Trinity House.

 

Construction:
Date of Construction: 1959
Builder: Phillip & Son, Dartmouth, England.
Material: Riveted Steel
Cost: 171,541
Length: 125.3 feet ( 38.19 m )
Depth: 16.4 feet ( 4.99 m )
Beam: 26.65 feet ( 8.12 m )
Weight:

 

 

Technical Data:

Elevation:
Range:
Propulsion:
Anchor:
Operational Dates: 1960 until 1989.
Crew: 7 men changing every 2 weeks.

Notes:

Built in 1960 as the PLANET for Mersey Docks & Harbour Board.

September 4th, 1972, removed from the BAR station, sold to Trinity House, London and became No. 23 in their fleet.

Moved from Birkenhead in 2006 to a new berth in historic Albert Docks in Liverpool.