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Zeebrugge / Lichtschip II (West-hinder)
ARLHS BEL-003

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There have been three West-hinder light vessels in Belgium,all three with the huge West-hinder name painted on both side’s of the ships,this because all of them had to mark a big sandbank into the North sea,the sandbank called WEST-HINDER. Every three months the vessels relieved each other at the time they were still in service!
lighthouse vessel at the SEAFRONT ZEEBRUGGE
Length o.a.: 42,50 m
Length: 37,50 m
Beam: 7,80 m
Depth: 3,00 m
Side height: 5,90 m
Displacement: ca. 401
Weight: 420 t
Author of the photo: Karl Agre

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Album name:mitko / Belgium
Rating (1 votes):55555(Show details)
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Museum. decommissioned 1994
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):Built 1950 at the Béliard-Crighton yard,Ostend(B) in a serie of three vessels.
Height of the tower, m:14 Focal plane elevation above sea level, m:14
Range, nm:12.4
Any other comments:Lichtschip II,not West-hinder II,is the one laying upon a quay wall at Zeebrugge also in Belgium,she is now in use as a museum vessel,a ticket counter and entry of the Sea Front museum over there
Coordinates (in any format):Position as West-Hinder: 51°23'00'' North, 02°26'20'' East
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Date added:Jun 28, 2016
DateTime Original:2015:03:15 07:32:25
Keywords:Lightship ; Zeebrugge ; Belgium
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mitko   [Nov 22, 2016 at 05:52 PM]
Information from Frans Truyens: There have been three Westhinder light vessels in Belgium,all three with the huge Westhinder name painted on both side’s of the ships,this because all of them had to mark a big sandbank into the North sea,the sandbank called WESTHINDER. Every three months the vessels relieved each other at the time they were still in service! Lichtschip II,not Westhinder II,is the one laying upon a quay wall at Zeebrugge also in Belgium,she is now in use as a museum vessel,a ticket counter and entry of the Sea Front museum over there!!

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