Light Vessel 72 - A suitable case for preservation

Light Vessel 72 - A suitable case for preservation

Postby Whickham » Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:13 pm

Light Vessel 72 built in 1903 by John Crown & Sons and looks as though she is still around.

Came across her on the web yesterday. See details and photos at:

http://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk ... -vessel-72

http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/lv72-juno- ... 014.t91905
(scroll down for photos)

Shows up on Google Maps:

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Re: Light Vessel 72 - A suitable case for preservation

Postby northeast » Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:39 pm

Certainly should be saved Dave but who will do it? No jokes please about being beNeath us! The hull being iron should last forever.
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Re: Light Vessel 72 - A suitable case for preservation

Postby Whickham » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:18 am

Yes the iron hull should be Ok (ish), although I believe she is currently tidal. Must have a hole somewhere. Should make a good "youth project", turn her into a maritime / shipbuilding museum and locate her in either of the two gaps that were Austins's dry docks. Would cost a lot less than the Carrick / City of Adelaide.
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Re: Light Vessel 72 - A suitable case for preservation

Postby northeast » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:26 am

Well who would take the lead, Sunderland were keen to get the CITY OF ADELAIDE so maybe the same group who led that could be directed to the existence of this 'second prize'? Was it the Council or some other group?
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Re: Light Vessel 72 - A suitable case for preservation

Postby Whickham » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:29 pm

Background to the CITY OF ADELAIDE and the protracted fight between Sunderland & Adelaide here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Adelaide_(1864)

Details of the Sunderland team here: http://www.cityofadelaide1864.co.uk/ind ... page=links

The LIGHT VESSEL 72 would have the benefits of being over 100 years old, probably easy to acquire, small, quirky, manageable, low maintenance. The most costly part would probably be getting her off the mud and back to Sunderland.
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Re: Light Vessel 72 - A suitable case for preservation

Postby Whickham » Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:09 am

Looks as though someone has picked up on this:

https://www.facebook.com/Save-Our-Ship- ... 4/timeline
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Re: Light Vessel 72 - A suitable case for preservation

Postby wolflyn » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:07 pm

great to see a topic on light vessel 72,, I run the website www.lv72juno.com and an admin on https://www.facebook.com/groups/787159187984566/
as already mentioned there is currently a fund raising campaign to try and purchase and return lv.72 to Sunderland to be restored www.gofundme.com/SOSOL

I have been researching about LV.72 for some time and obviously it lead me to her builder, and the other lightvessels that they built List of lightvessels built for Trinty House at Monkwearmouth yard.

LV no.70 John Crown & Sons Ltd.(Hull #109) 275 tons launched 15th December 1902

LV no.71 John Crown & Sons Ltd.(Hull #110) 275 tons launched 11th February 1903

LV no.72 John Crown & Sons Ltd.(Hull #111) 275 tons launched 30th March1903

LV no.73 John Crown & Sons Ltd.(Hull #112) 275 tons launched 2nd May 1904

LV no.77 John Crown & Sons Ltd.(Hull #140) launched 17th October 1911 she was an automated LV completed in 1911

would anyone have photos of these launches?

I know on the day LV70 was launched, she was taken undertow by tug and collided with another steamer that was coming down the slipway in the next yard


today I learnt that the strand shipbuilding company built lv66 in 1895,, on the strand slipway,,,, newspaper cuttings show that john crown operated this company
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Re: Light Vessel 72 - A suitable case for preservation

Postby wolflyn » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:17 pm

Sunderland Echo April 1903. Lightship No 71 & LV No 72 were the only ships built in the first three months at John Crown's that year.
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the Sunderland Echo from April 1903. She and Lightship No 71 were the only ships built in the first three months at John Crown's that year..jpg
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Re: Light Vessel 72 - A suitable case for preservation

Postby wolflyn » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:20 pm

lv72 april 1903 Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette.jpg
LV 72 april 1903 Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette
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