Irish Lightvessel
OSPREY

BATOFAR


- active lightvessel from 1955 until 1975 -



Technical data

Length o.a.: 134 feet (ca. 40.84 m)

Length: 119 feet (ca. 36.27 m)

Beam: 25 feet (ca. 7.62 m)
Draught: 15 feet (ca. 4.57 m)
Displacement: 345 tons

Authority: Commissioners of Irish Lights, Dublin

Year of construction: 1955

Shipyard: Philip & Son Ltd., Dartmouth, Devon, England

Yard-No.: 1269

Contract price: 102,203 £, Profit 14,693 £
Material: steel
 

History

January 1953

ordered by Commissioners of Irish Lights, Dublin

April 22nd , 1955

launched

June 21st, 1955


handed over

July 14th, 1974
Daunt station
May 9th, 1975

decommissioned and sold to New Ross Harbour Commission as a floating oil berth/pilot station

March 1998 sold to French owners and towed to Paris
Today


Today it is marked BATOFAR and used as a floating diskotheque in Paris, opposite to no. 11 Quai François Mauriac in the 13th Arrondissement at the river Seine

Service Visitor address:
Quai François-Mauriac
75013 Paris
Tel: 01 53 60 17 42
Website: www.batofar.org