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    Default LV 72 LIGHTSHIP south wales


    LV 72 lightship

    This site has been on my list for about five years but never got around to visiting, which is funny as i live in the same town!

    I remember as a child i use to ask my dad about this ship, who is a fellow explorer with great knowledge on derelict military sites (Also who i have got location info on most of my to-do list from) he use to tell me that "army men" use to run it but i never believed him.

    The LV 72 lightship was responsible for saving over 30 shipwrecked soldiers during the D-DAY landings.

    The entire lower levels are flooded and have been filled with clay/mud over the years so i couldnt have a mooch down there, i was gutted

























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    All that wubberly wust.

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    There's a historian trying to buy this ship to restore it to its former glory, so I thought I'd do a report on it before it was too late

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    Nice ,interesting that it had its own motive power,none of the English lightships had engines and had to be towed into position.
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    Yes that is interesting, lightships are amazing.

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    You might have done a bit of research, great report and pics of a bit out of the usual site, I enjoyed it, Thanks
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    Ace despite the sorry state it's in. Thanks for sharing.

    I am confused as to why the the history seems to be American and yet it has a British Light Vessel number?


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    I'm pretty sure it was a British ship helping America during the war

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    that's a very interesting report thanks, don't get too see many derelict ships about lol
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    yeah thats such a shame, so much history between those rivets.

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