Humber Conservancy Board
lightvessel no. 12


- active lightvessel from 1927 until 1975 -



Position: 104° South, 65° East


Ship data

Length: 100 feet (ca. 30,50 m)

Beam: 24 feet (ca. 7,30 m)

Depth: 14.5 feet (ca. 4,40 m)

Weight: 200 t

Authority: Humber Conservancy Board


Builder: Goole Shipbuilding and Repairing Company Ltd., Goole, England

Yard-No. 275

Year of construction: 1927

Contract price: 17,000 £

Material: steel
Elevation: 10 m
Range: 11 sm

Populsion: no

Anchor: Mushroom anchor


Crew: 7 men, later reduced to a total of 5 men



17.11.1927 placed on Humber Station

1927-1939 Station Humber

1939-1945 during Second World War the lightship was moved to the Middle Humber position, marking the boom across the river

1945-1959 Station Humber

09.06.1959-1975 painted red and transferred to the Bull shallwos station

11.1975 decommissioned

1975-1983 laid up

1983 acquired by the Hull City Council with the aim of renovating her and displaying her to the public

October 1986 she was towed to her present berth in the Hull Marina

since February 1987 museum vessel in Hull, having been returned to her original color of black with white lettering, open to the public

Visitor address:

Spurn Lightship
Hull Marina Castle Street

Opening Hours:
The Spurn Lightship is closed during the winter-season
Opening times: April to September
Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday 1.30 - 4.30 pm