Trinity House
Lightvessel No. 11

- ex. Breevertien -

- active lightvessel from 1951 until 1988 -


Technical data

Length o.a.: 137.25 feet (ca. 41,83 m)

Length: 119 feet (ca. 36,27 m)

Beam: 25 feet (ca. 7,62 m)
Draught: 15 feet (ca. 4,57 m)

Authority: Trinity House, London

Year of construction: 1951

Shipyard: Philip & Son, Dartmouth, Devon, England

Yard-No.: 1223

Contract price: 67,269 £, profit: 3,235 £
Material: steel (riveted)
 

History

March 1950


ordered by Trinity House

August 15th , 1951


launched

1951-1953



Dudgeon station

February 1st , 1953


broke adrift whilst on Dudgeon station

1953-1962


Morecambe Bay station and St. Gowan station

July 10th, 1962
- August 20th, 1962


on loan to the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board to replace the light vessel PLANET on Bar station

1962-1965
Morecambe Bay station and St. Gowan station

August 6th, 1965
- September 12th, 1965


on loan to the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board to replace the light vessel PLANET on Bar station

1965-1988
Morecambe Bay station and St. Gowan station
October 21st, 1988
withdrawn from St. Gowan station
July 16th, 1991


arrived in Portsmouth after purchase by Pound´s Marine Service Ltd., Portsmouth for 20,000 Pounds

October 1995 - October 1999

The new owner Gus van der Loodt saved the lightship from scrap and towed it to the repairyard in the Waalhaven in Rotterdam (Netherlands) to rebuilt it to a maritime restaurant. The rebuilding took approx. 4 years. Bulkheads and machinery were removed, but lantern and foghorn are still working. After rebuilding was completed, the lightship was berthed in the Wijnhaven in Rotterdam.

June 2000 - October 2002



Floating restaurant BREEVERTIEN in the Wijnhaven in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Address:
LV 11 Breeveertien
Wijnhaven opposite to no. 101
NL-3011 WN Rotterdam

July 2006
until May 2008

The lightship was for sale and found a couple of new owners in May 2008.

 

April 23rd, 2009



This time the new owners are restoring the lightship so that it can be reopened as a restaurant in summer 2009 again. But first the lightship was towed from Rotterdam over the Maas to the Van Grevenstein´s Scheepsverf in Krimpen aan de Lek at the 23rd of April 2009.

 

May 2009

Some photos from the last days at the Van Grevenstein´s Scheepsverf in Krimpen aan de Lek - looks good doesn´t it?

 

November 1st, 2009

Today the lightship was reopened as restaurant TINTO. Good luck for your project and we look forward to our next visit in Rotterdam.

Address:
Restaurant Tinto
op het lichtschip

Wijnhaven 101 t.o.
3011 WN Rotterdam
Tel. 010 8404730
www.restauranttinto.nl

If someone can help me with photos of the new restaurant, I would be grateful for an e-mail.