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Old 19 February 2008, 10:25   #1
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The Lightship Departs Portsmouth

Was up early this morning fueling the rib up. Just leaving the marina and I noticed a tug arriving ready to tow the Lightship to Southampton for a refit. Heres some piccies of it leaving the harbour. Note the large barge they've put where the lightship was to protect the boats in the marina.
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Old 19 February 2008, 10:29   #2
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Old 19 February 2008, 11:08   #3
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Nice pics - I thought all lightships were red and white???
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This isn't used as a navigational lightvessel anymore; its parked on the outside of Haslar Marina in Portsmouth Harbour, and is home to loos and showers downstairs, and a restaurant/bar upstairs. It's painted in the standard "Dean & Readyhoffe" green.
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Old 19 February 2008, 12:10   #5
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Any idea when it is due back. Hopefully before the Summer! It is one of my favourite eating and drinking spots.
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Old 19 February 2008, 12:24   #6
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due back

They had planned to be back for Easter but delayed to refit may mean they lose this, but I know they want to be back on the pontoon for Easter so fingers crossed
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it wasnt too shabby before so will be interesting to see it after the refit

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Is she having a refit or just some essential repairs?
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shes got a very dirty bottom
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Were these light vessels purpose built, or converted from existing hulls?
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