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Photographer:Gerolf Drebes [View profile]Title:LV 95Added:Sep 14, 2007
Captured:IMO:UnavailableHits:1,073
Photo Category: Buoy/Lighthouse Maintenance Vessels & Lightships
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British Light vessel LV 95, bt. 1939, 517 tons, in river Medway near Chatham on 13.5.2007.
The ship is actually on sale to become probably a houseboat.
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davidships on Aug 13, 2019 23:44 (10 days ago)
After a while as a houseboat (203-2008) at Hoo, LV 95 was bought by Ben Philips, moved to Trinity Buoy Wharf, East London and converted to a recording studio. A bit surprised that our Thames members haven't caught this well-presented 1939 lightship over the last decade.

Two videos - not much about shipping, but give the flavour of the conversion and of what goes on now that Soup Studio have moved in:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=67&v=7xrR0GOkH2g

50 years ago the forward hold was filled with foam (for added buoyancy?) - this is how you tackle that if what you need is a new office: "Big Ship Foam Mining - Renovating a Proper Boat"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1Qz73_m0_o
barry on Sep 01, 2007 12:44 (11 years ago)
yes it is LV95 now a houseboat
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