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Photographer:polsteam [View profile]Title:Motorfyrskib No. IIAdded:Mar 16, 2008
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Photo Category: Wrecks & Relics
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please, help identify this ship.

it has been laying at Gdansk Shipyard recently.

rumours / unconfirmed information says it is Danish and belongs to maritime museum and will be taken back to Denmark (there were plans to reconstruct it in Poland, apparently abandoned plans...)
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Max von Mad on Oct 21, 2010 09:30 (3 years ago)
Hello, my first post here, glad to found this site.
Here's the link to some more information (in polish only) about Motorfyrskib No. II: http://oficynamorska.kei.pl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=904&Itemid=44

It states, the ship was still remaining by the shipyard pier without any restoration in progress. Apparently sunk few times during this time. Sad story...
senti on Jun 19, 2010 16:09 (4 years ago)
At the very moment its underwater - completelly collapsed. Pity.
vissi2 on Oct 07, 2009 14:43 (4 years ago)
Polsteam , what more do you know about this sunken danish lightvessel ?
Regards,
jaap termes
Frank Behrends on Mar 16, 2008 23:24 (6 years ago)
Might be this former danish lightship:

Motorfyrskib No. II

- active lightship from 1916 until 1978
Length: 33,58 m
Beam: 6,82 m
Depth: 3,47 m Displacement: 342 t
Shipyard: Rasmus Møller Værft, Fåborg, Denmark
Year of construction: 1916
Populsion: Two Cylinder Two Stroke Engine 125 HK
Anchor: mushroom anchor, later Patent anchor
History:
1917-1920 Gilleleje Flak N. station
1920-1927 Grådyb station
1927 Horns Rev station
1930-1939 Vyl station (40 km west of Esbjerg)
1946-1947 SW 1 station (40 km west of Thyborøn)
1947-1969 Vyl station
1978 sold for 31,000 DKK by auction to the Dragør Sailing Club. They restored the lightship for 500,000 DKK and used it as a club ship. After some years the ship was economically not longer viable for the club
1985 in January sold for 500,000 DKK to Arp Hansen, who is the owner of the Nyhavn Hotel in Copenhagen. Today the lightship is a summer restaurant ship in the Nyhavn in Copenhagen
End of the 90ties sold to a new owner
29.09.2006 The lightship was towed away from Copenhagen by a tug from Poland. It is said, that it is in Poland for overhaul today. Who knows more?

http://www.feuerschiffseite.de/SCHIFFE/DAENEMA/MFS02/mfs2gb.htm

Regards, Frank
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