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Photographer:Clyde Dickens [View profile]Title:CLS2 - CARPENTARIAAdded:Sep 22, 2011
Captured:September 20, 2011IMO:UnavailableHits:889
Location:Brisbane, Australia
Photo Category: Museum Ships
Queensland Maritime Museum. 20 September 2011. Light Vessel

CLS 2 Carpentaria was one of 4 identical vessels, designed by Messrs D & C Stevenson of Edinburgh, Scotland and built at Cockatoo Island Dockyard, Sydney in 1917 for the Commonwealth Lighthouse Service (later the Federal Department of Transport). The vessels were used in pairs; while one was on station, the other was in port under maintenance. Each year, the replacement would be towed to position and the one that had been on station would be towed back to port for refit. The vessels on location were also checked 4 times a year. The Carpentarias operated out of Cairns

CLS 2 (together with CLS 4) spent much of its time in the Gulf of Carpentaria, hence the name CARPENTARIA emblazoned along the side,

Length (overall) 72ft (21.94m)
Length (waterline) 70ft 7" (21.51m)
Beam 25ft 8" (7.82m)
Draft 9ft (2.74m)
Displacement 164 tonnes
Candlepower 1 500
Range of Light 10 nautical miles (18.5 km)

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