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Queensland Australia Maritime Museum, CLS 2 Carpentaria
ARLHS AUS-248

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CLS 2 Carpentaria was one of 4 identical vessels, The vessels were used in pairs; while one was on station, the other was in port under maintenance. CLS 2 (together with CLS 4) spent much of its time in the Gulf of Carpentaria, hence the name CARPENTARIA emblazoned along the side,

The Carpentarias operated out of Cairns

Length (overall) 72ft (21.94m) ... Length (waterline) 70ft 7" (21.51m)
Beam 25ft 8" (7.82m) ... Draft 9ft (2.74m) ... Displacement 164 tonnes

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Album name:Clydee / AU - Queensland
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Queensland Australia Maritime Museum.
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):Built at Cockatoo Island Dockyard, Sydney in 1917 ... Designed by Messrs D & C Stevenson of Edinburgh, Scotland
Light Description (light sectors, colour of the light, number of flashes etc):Candlepower 1500 ... The flashing light was powered by a six month supplyacetylene gas, carried in four A-300 size acetylene cylinders. The flow of gas, which was ignited by a pilot flame, was controlled by an automatic mechanism
Range, nm:Range of Light 10 nautical miles (18.5 km)
Any other comments:The Light Ship evolved from the need for a beacon to be located on the edge of shoal waters where it was impossible to construct a permanent structure.
Displayed:312 times
Date added:May 29, 2012
DateTime Original:0000:00:00 00:00:00
Keywords:Lightship ; Queensland ; Australia ; Brisbane
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