Kittiwake II

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william murphy ireland oct 5 2008

- active lightvessel from 1959 until 2007 -

Technical data

Length: 116.5 feet (ca. 35,50 m)

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


Authority: Commissioners of Irish Lights, Dublin

Year of construction: 1959

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

Yard-No.: 1302

Contract price: 131,129 , Profit 13,739
Material: steel


September 1957

ordered by Commissioners of Irish Lights, Dublin

April 21st , 1959


July 15th, 1959

handed over


converted to an automatic light float

March 30th, 2001

in service on South Rock station

Automatic Lightfloat Kittiwake, currently deployed

August 8th, 2002 GRANUAILE is reported to have towed the South Rock Lightvessel KITTIWAKE to the Cork Dockyard at Rushbrooke for dry-docking and refit on August 8. She has been replaced temporarily by a light buoy
September 2004 Kittiwake was removed from her South Rock station and conducted her mid-term overhaul in Ballyhalbert Bay
December 8th, 2004

still in service for CIL
on South Rock station


Decommissioned and sold to a private owner in Dublin.

If anyone has news I would be grateful for an e-mail.