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Name: Nab Tower  

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Nearest Town or City:
Bembridge, , United Kingdom

Location: Entrance to deep water channel for Portsmouth and Southampton, off eastern tip of Isle of Wight, southern coast of England.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand
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Managing Organization:
Trinity House


This tower was originally intended to serve as part of a military defense line during World War I. After the war it was decided to convert it to a lighthouse, replacing the Nab Lightship, which had been in position since 1887.

Tower Height: 89

Height of Focal Plane: 89

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 10 seconds.

Description of Tower: Steel tower on concrete base, topped by helipad.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1920

Date Present Tower Built: 1920

Date Automated: 1983

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

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