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Name: Lightship 23 (Planet)  

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Also known as: Mersey Bar Lightship

Also known as: Channel Lightship

Nearest Town or City:
Birkenhead, , United Kingdom

Location: East Float docks in Birkenhead, south bank of River Mersey.

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Photo: Mike Rice

Managing Organization:
Mersey Light-Vessel Preservation Society


This lightship served off the entrance to the River Mersey from 1960 to 1972, and as the Channel from 1979 to 1989.

Description of Tower: Red, two-masted steel lightship with light tower amidships.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1959

Date Deactivated: 1989

Current Use: Historic vessel.

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