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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
Note the copper surface of the wheelhouse, the siren on the backdeck and the 'parasolanchor' in the bow.
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
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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,Belgium.
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:Jan 09, 2012
DateTime Original:2009:01:24 16:22:36
Keywords:Antwerp ; Belgium ; Lightship
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ft011291@PLANET   [Jan 09, 2012 at 05:00 PM]
The vessel is now part of the Antwerp maritime museum but not open for the public.

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