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Thursday, 16 December 2010

THV PATRICIA






Trinity House Vessel PATRICIA


Ship No 530

The Lighthouse Stevensons
This was an order for a fine looking ship that still sails around the coast of the British Isle's looking after and tendering all things connected with Lighthouses and buoys around the coast.

The Trinity House Vessel PATRICIA was built for Trinity House the organisation responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of such in English waters.

(Scotland has her own organisation called the Northern Lighthouse Commission)

This ship was built and outfitted to a standard far above most of the ships built in the yard, and she was to act as a temporary replacement for the Royal Yacht Britannia if required at the time.

At 2639 grt, with a length between perpendiculars of 77.8 metres, with a beam of 13.8 metres and a design draught of 6.9 metres, she was launched from the Leith Shipyards of Robb Caledon on 30th of September 1981
You will be able to read a lot more about her on the new website at www.leithshipyards.com



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1 comment:

Anthony Rimmer said...

What an interesting article. I've just seen the THV Patricia berthed at Liverpool Docks, and a few of us debated what THV meant. Now I know. Thank you so much.