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Antwerp / Lichtschip III (West-hinder)

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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 Bonapartedock. Antwerp.
Ship data
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. 401m³
Weight: 420 t

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Album name:ft011291@PLANET / Belgium
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Museumship, not possible for visiting. Decommissioned 1992
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
Any other comments:That’s the one moored at Antwerp (B),is still not open for the public because they did not removed the asbestos from the vessel until today.
Coordinates (in any format):Position as West-Hinder: 51° 23' 00'' North, 02° 26' 20'' East
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Date added:Jun 19, 2013
Keywords:Antwerp ; Belgium ; Lightship
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