Commonwealth Lightship 4

Carpentaria

1918 - 1983

 

 

Position as "Carpentaria": 10° 49' South - 140° 59' East
Position as "Breaksea Spit": 24° 21' South - 153° 11' East
 

Ship data

Length: 72 feet (ca. 21,94 m)

Breadth: 25 feet 8 inches (ca. 7,82 m)

 
Depth: 14 feet 4 inches (ca. 4,37 m)  

Displacement: 164 t

 

Builder: Cockatoo Island Dockyard, Sydney

Year of construction: 1917

Material: riveted steel

Costs: 13000 Australian pounds
 

Illuminat: automatic acetylene flashing light

Optic: 4th order, 250 mm focal radius
Candle power: 1500 candles
Range: 10 nautical miles
Anchor: Shackles anchor 3 t

 

History:

1918 commissioned

1918-1985 lightship stations: Gulf of Carpentaria, Breaksea Spit, last stationed in the Bass Strait Oilfields serving as a traffic separator

1985 retired from service

Since March 31st, 1987 Museum ship in the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney

 

Opening hours:
Daily 9.30 am - 5 pm (6 pm in January)
Christmas closed

Visitor address:
Australian National Maritime Museum
2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

Entrance fees:
Adults 10$
Children 6$

 

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