Motorised Leightschip -    no. 1

”Horns-Rev”

1914 – 1980

 

 

Open for visit:
 May  and June       From  11.00  to 16.00
 July and Aug.          From  11.00  to 16.00
Saturday and Sunday close`t

Price:
Adults......................DKK.  25.00
Children ( 0 -  8  )......Free
Children ( 8 - 15 )....DKK.  10.00

 

UK - Motor light vessel No. 1 lies at “Kullerkaj” – in the 2nd basin in the port of Esbjerg
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Ship`s data:

 Lenght 33,582 m                              

 Breadth:  6,826 m                             

 Deep:  3,478 m                           

 Light high: 11 m.                            

 Build year:  1913 – 1924.

 Anchor:  Plough anchor, later Patent anchor

 Motor:  Two cylinder - Two takt-Motor: 125 HK.

 Yard:  Rasmus Møllers Værft, Fåborg.

 Bild material:  Oak-wood and Kobberplates below waterline.

 Bild price  151.350 DKK   (Price on yar1913.)

 

 

History:

1912
        
Countract for the construction of Motorised Lightship no. 1, signed on June 15th by Lighthouse
         Directory. Mr. H. V. Ravn, and master shipbuilder Mr. Rasmus Møller`Yard ( Faaborg ) 
         price 151.350,oo DKr.

1913
        Lightship under construction.

1914
        Motorised Lightship no. 1, delivered from the Yard complete according to contract on August 1st.

1915
        July 11th - Motorised Lightship no.1 positioned at station Vyl off Esbjerg.

1916
        Positioned at station Vyl.

1917
        On account of the danger of mines, Motorised Lightship no. 1 was ordered to leave station Vyl
        and proceed to Esbjerg.

1918 - 19
        Laid up in Esbjerg.

1920
        Oktober 20th, in position once more at station Vyl.

1921 - 38
        In position at Vyl - only taken out of service for shoter periods for major overhauls and/or -
        repairs in Esbjerg and Copenhagen, or positioned tempararily at Grådyb and Horns-Rev stations.

1939
        On account of mining in connection with the outbreak of World War II, Motorised Lightship no. 1
        was brought to Esbjerg. Towed in November to Danish inland waters.

1940 - 44
        Stationed in Danish inland waters.

1945
        Stationed in position again at Vyl.

1946 - 48
        Motorised Lightship no. 1, in position at station Vyl - only interrupted by major overhauls + repairs
        in Esbjerg and Svendborg.

1949
        May 4th, Motorised Lightship no. 1 replace a German lightship at station HR. 1 ( Hanstholm route )

1950 - 51
        Motorised Lightship no. 1 placed at station HR. 1

1952
        Oktober 24th. lightship moved to station ER ( Esbjerg route )

1953 - 68
        Motorised Lightship no. 1 at station ER - apart from periods of overhaul / repairs in Esbjerg and
        Copenhagen.

1969
        August 5th. placed once more at station Vyl.

1970 - 74
         In position at Vyl.

1975
        Motorised Lightship no. 1 placed at station Horns - Rev.

1976 - 79
        In position at station Horns - Rev

1980
        April 17th. Motorised Lightship no. 1 , leaves station Horns - Rev, the last lightship off Esbjerg.
        The ship is placed as on observation ship at Hatterrev, among other places.

1981
        April 2nd, Motorised Lightship no. 1 placed at station MØN. S. E.

1982 - 87
        In position at station MØN. S. E.

1988
        March 22nd, Motorised Lightship no. 1 is towed from station MØN. S. E. to Holmen,
        where in April it is made ready for sale.

1989
        September 16th, Minister of Defence, the Han, Mr. Knud Enggaard, hands over the lightship to the
        * Foundation for the Preservation and Maintenance of Motorised Lightship no. 1 in Esbjerg *

1990
        July 8th. Motorised Lightship no. 1 * Horns - Rev *, opens as a museum and exhibition ship
        in Esbjerg Harbour.


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   * Foundation for the Preservation and Maintenance of Motorised Lightship no. 1 in Esbjerg *

1990
        July 8th. Motorised Lightship no. 1 * Horns - Rev *, opens as a museum and exhibition ship
        in Esbjerg Harbour.


Send e-mail til   webmaster@horns-rev.dk  med spørgsmål eller kommentarer om dette Web-sted.       
Copyright © 2003 Fyrskib - Horns-Rev Nr 1.
Kopiering af dele fra hjemmesiden må kun ske med kildeangivelse og tilladelse af webmaster.