Name: Lightship 80 (Orwell)
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Also known as: T.S. Orwell
Nearest Town or City: Hoo, , United Kingdom
Location: River Medway, Kent, England.
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Photo: John Mobbs
Notes:This vessel served at the Seven Stones station and as a relief lightship 1947-1977. From the late 1970s until 2004 it served as the headquarters for the Sea Cadets Corps in Ipswich. It was sold in October 2004 and reportedly (December 2004) might be scrapped. It was towed to Hoo in November 2004.
Description of Tower: 116-foot red steel lightship.
This light is not operational
Date Established: 1914
Date Deactivated: 1977
Current Use: Unknown.
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