Information about
German lightships
 
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Current location
Name
Name of station
Year built
Length
Photo
Info

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Sunk in 1824

Seestern
Elbe 1
1816
24,00 m
Sorry, no photo!
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Auctioned off in 1830

Der Pilot
Weser
1818
22,00 m
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Bernhardus
Elbe 1
1825
?
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Jacob-Hinrich
Elbe 1
1826
27,00 m
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Unknown

Siegmund
Elbe 2
1827
?
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Der neue Pilot
Weser
1830
25,00 m
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Eiderlotsgalliot (II)
Innere Eider
1835
?
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Amandus
Elbe 1
1835
?
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Schulau (I)
Elbe
1839
?
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Weser (II)
Weser
1840
23,00 m
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Lühe
Elbe
1844
?
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Caspar
Elbe 1
1845
?
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Unknown

Bremen
Weser
1853
27,00 m
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Sunk in 1910

Ernst
Elbe 3
1854
?
Sorry, no photo!
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Scrapped in 1951

Neptun
Elbe 4
1858
29,70 m
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Unknown

Kricks (I)
Stettiner Haff
1858
?
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Swantewitz (I)
Stettiner Haff
1858
?
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Schulau (II)
Elbe
1859
?
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Krautsand (I)
Elbe
1859
?
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Swantewitz (II)
Stettiner Haff
1860
15,70 m
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Kricks (II)
Stettiner Haff
1860
?
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Woitzig (I)
Stettiner Haff
1862
?
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Palmerort (I)
Greifswalder Bodden
1868
?
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Eider (I)
Äußere Station
1868
?
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Unknown

Eiderlotsgaliot (III)
Innere Station
1868
?
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Aussen-Jade (I)
Jade Mündung
1871
36,00 m
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Unknown

Weser
Weser
1874
40,00 m
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Unknown

Borkumriff (I)
Borkum
1875
31,70 m
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Unknown

Minsenersand (I)
Jade Mündung
1876
36,00 m
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Unknown

Kalkgrund (I)
Flensburger Förde
1876
20,25 m
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Palmerort (II)
Greifswalder Bodden
1876
?
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Äußere Eider (II)
Äußere Station
1877
?
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Genuis - Bank
Jade
1878
?
Sorry, no photo!
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Scrapped

Gustav-Heinrich
Elbe 1
1879
29,30 m
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Swantewitz (III)
Stettiner Haff
1880
?
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Adlergrund (I)
Ostsee
1884
40,00 m
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Adlergrund (II)
Reserve-FS
1885
40,00 m
Sorry, no photo!
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Museum in Hamburg

Weser (I)
Elbe 3
1888
45,40 m
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Unknown

Woitzig (II)
Stettiner Haff
1891
16,80 m
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Kaiserfahrt (II)
Stettiner Haff
1891
16,80 m
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Aurora
Elbe
1891
?
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Krautsand (II)
Elbe
1891
?
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Scrapped

Bürgermeister Kirchenpauer
Elbe 1
1892
43,50 m
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Scrapped

Reserve Jade
Ostsee
1896
35,50 m
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Cuxhaven
Elbe
1896
?
Sorry, no photo!
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Scrapped

Stollergrund (II)
Kieler Förde
1898
34,00 m
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Sunk

Bürgermeister Abendroth (I)
Elbe 3
1900
37,00 m
Sorry, no photo!
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Sunk

Weser (II)
Weser
1900
45,10 m
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Sunk

Reserve Ostsee
Ostsee
1902
35,50 m
Sorry, no photo!
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Unknown

Hamburg
Elbe
1902
22,50 m
Sorry, no photo!
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Scrapped

Borkumriff (II)
vor Borkum
1902
47,50 m
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Tall ship "Sunthorice"

Aussenjade (II)
Jade-Mündung
1903
36,00 m
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Scrapped

Bülk
Kieler Förde
1904
35,50 m
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Scrapped

Fehmarnbelt
Ostsee
1905
49,50 m
Sorry, no photo!
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Three-masted bark "Atlantis"

Buergermeister Bartels
Elbe 2
1905
42,50 m

Tall ship "Alexander von Humboldt"

Reserve Sonderburg
Kiel
1906
53,30 m
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Sunk

Amrumbank (I)
Westküste
1907
53,50 m
Sorry, no photo!
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Museum and restaurant in Wilhelmshaven

Norderney (I)
Reserve-FS
1907
52,50 m
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Sunk in 1944

Norderney (II)
Norderney
1907
52,20 m
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Museum in Luebeck

Ausseneider (II)
Äußere Station
1908
45,40 m

Museum in Bremerhaven

Eiderlotsgalliot (IV)
Elbe 3
1909
44 m
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Tall ship "Noorderlicht"

Kalkgrund (II)
Flensburger Förde
1910
36,00 m
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Scrapped

Borkumriff (III)
vor Borkum
1911
52,50 m
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Tall ship "Europa"

Senator Brockes
Elbe 4
1911
42,50 m
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Unknown

Secretair Hargreaves
Reserve Elbe
1911
26,00 m
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Unknown

Westerems
Ems Mündung
1912
25,00 m
Sorry, no photo!
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Scrapped

Jasmund
Ostsee
1912
34,00 m
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Sunk in 1936

Bürgermeister O´Swald (I)
Elbe 1
1912
52,70 m
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Sunk

Adlergrund (III)
Ostsee
1912
47,50 m
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Sunk

Minsenersand (II)
Nordsee
1914
35,50 m
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Stranded

Nordsee
Elbe
1916
23,79 m
Sorry, no photo!
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Museum in Emden

Amrumbank (II)
Westküste
1914
52,50 m
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Museum in Cuxhaven

Bürgermeister O´Swald (II)
Elbe 1
1948
57,30 m

Museum on the island of Borkum

Borkumriff (IV)
J/E 3-Borkumriff
1956
53,70 m

Active lightship

UFS 1
German Bight
1984
24,50 m
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Sunk in 1999

UFS 2
German Bight
1986
24,50 m
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Active lightship

UFS 3
German Bight
1987
24,50 m
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Active lightship

UFS 4
German Bight
1988
24,50 m
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