Information about
Danish lightships

The first Danish lighthsip was stationed at Laesoe Trindel in July 1829.
All in all, the Danish Lights and Buoys Service commissioned 25 lightships from 1829 to 1988,
which over the years have seen service at some 20 stations around the Danish coast.
The last lighthsip has been taken out of service in December 1988.

The lighthsips did not have names, but were identified in the register of shipping by a roman numeral.
It was only when the ship was assigned to a particular station, that it was given the name of the station,
which was painted in black letters on the side before the ship left the harbour.

With the exception of Lightship No. 7, which was built of iron,
the Danish lightships were all robust wooden ships, built of oak and all of them were built in Denmark.

You will find only a summary of the data of the individual lightships in this table.
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Name
Year built
Length
Today used as
Photo
Info

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Fyrskib nr. I

1829
22 m

Scrapped in 1881

Sorry, no photo!

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Fyrskib nr. II

1837

22 m

Scrapped in 1903

Sorry, no photo!

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Fyrskib nr. III

1842

22 m

Scrapped in 1903

Sorry, no photo!

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Fyrskib nr. IV

1851

22 m

Scrapped in 1912

Sorry, no photo!

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Fyrskib nr. V

1853

22 m

Scrapped in 1925

Sorry, no photo!

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Fyrskib nr. VI

1854

22 m
Scrapped in 1918

Sorry, no photo!

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Fyrskib nr. VII

1867

22,60 m

Scrapped

Sorry, no photo!

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Fyrskib nr. VIII

1869

22,60 m

Unknown

Sorry, no photo!

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Fyrskib nr. IX

1875

22,60 m

Sold in 1919

Sorry, no photo!

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Fyrskib nr. X

1877
31,52 m

in Copenhagen

Fyrskib nr. XI

1878
35,18 m
Residential ship in Copenhagen

Fyrskib nr. XII

1879
30,00 m

Wreck in Copenhagen

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Fyrskib nr. XIII

1880
31,50 m

Residential ship "ARK XIII"
in Copenhagen
for sale

Fyrskib nr. XIV

1883

30 m

Sunk

Sorry, no photo!

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Fyrskib nr. XV

1887
32,00 m

Club ship of a Yacht Club in Heikendorf near Kiel (Germany)

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Fyrskib nr. XVI

1895

30 m

Tall ship "Lille Bjørn"

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Fyrskib nr. XVII
GEDSER REV

1895
35,50 m

Museum vessel in Copenhagen

Fyrskib nr. XVIII

1902
33,60 m

Tall ship "Den Store Bjørn"

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Fyrskib nr. XIX

1905-07
33,60 m

Tall ship "Return of Marco Polo"
in 2010 scrapped in Hvide Sande

Fyrskib nr. XX

1908

35,10 m

Scrapped in 1996 in the Netherlands

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Fyrskib nr. XXI
SKAGENS REV

1911
33,58 m

Café in Ebeltoft

Motorfyrskib nr. I
HORNS REV

1913/14
33,58 m

Museum vessel in Esbjerg

Motorfyrskib nr. II

1916
33,58 m

Summer restaurant ship
in Copenhagen

Motorfyrskib nr. III

1918

20,40 m

Tall ship "Donna Wood" in Copenhagen

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Motorfyrskib nr. IV

1920
20,40 m
Pirate ship "Black Swan"

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