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Brenton Reef Lightship LV-102/WAL-525

Brenton Reef Lightship LV-102/WAL-525
 Courtesy of the National Archives 


Year Built: 1916
Design: Self propelled; steel whaleback hull; single large diameter - tubular lantern mast forward; steel
Design: pilothouse/bridge at - foot of mast; small jigger mast aft
Length: 119'10" (loa); Beam: 25'; Draft: 11' 4"; Tonnage: 360 gross
Illuminating Apparatus: 1935 - 1955 Fifth Order lens mounted in large cylindrical lantern
Illuminating Apparatus: 1955 - 1962 Duplex 375 mm lens lantern
Propulsion: One 200 HP Mietz and Weiss 2 cycle direct reversing kerosene engine driving 4 bladed
Propulsion: propeller; speed 8 knots
Years on Station: 1935 - 1962
Status: Decommissioned at Boston October 25, 1963. Sold Mar 2, 1965.
Status: Listed in Merchant Vessels of the US 1970 as fishing out of Ketchican AK, named BIG DIPPER.
Status: Listed in Merchant Vessels of the US 1978 named JAMIE LYNN.
Light Characteristic: 1935 - 1962 Occulting White every 4 seconds,
Light Characteristic: 3 seconds flash, 1 second eclipse
Range: 1935 - 1946 13 miles
Range: 1946 - 1962 12 miles
Fog Signal: Air Diaphone (1952)
Fog Signal: A Bell If Air Diaphone Is Disabled
Fog Signal Characteristic: Blast for 3 Seconds (1952)
Fog Signal Characteristic: Silent for 24 Seconds

Fog Signal Characteristic: Bell Struck by Hand 5 times Every 30 Seconds

Location: Year Built: Design: Length: Illuminating Apparatus: Propulsion: Years on Station: Status: Light Characteristic: Range: Fog Signal: Fog Signal Characteristic:

Updated 4/17/2015

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