Archive for the ‘LV50 Restoration Activity’ Category

Under the Decks of LV50 – October 2017

  Fresh water has always been a major concern for seafarers. From the early explorers hopping down the coast of West Africa, looking for a way East, to the Royal Navy steaming around the world, fresh water has limited the amount of time ships can stay at sea. Lightships were no different – they had […]

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H Y Tyne to open to the public

H Y Tyne III, the oldest floating wooden lightship in the UK, will be open to the public on the last Thursday of every month during the summer of 2017 from 11am-4pm. You can download a leaflet here.

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Friends of LV50 – call for volunteers!

If you enjoyed the First Wednesday talk by the Friends of LV50 and you are feeling inspired to get involved in the project in some way, whether it be behind the scenes helping with research or fundraising, or maybe acting as a guide for visitors on open days, please contact Lester Sher (lester.sher@btinternet.com) to register […]

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Appeal for LV50 Guides

For the past 3 years RNYC has hosted Heritage Open Days to share and celebrate LV 50 with the general public. On Thursday and Friday 8 and 9 September between 10 am and 4 pm and on Saturday 10 between 9 am and 1pm we are opening LV 50 to the public. The Friends of […]

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Important discoveries made about H Y Tyne

Dear Club Member I write to update you to important discoveries recently made by The Friends of LV 50 regarding our House Yacht Tyne III. Since acquisition in 1952 we have not known where LV 50 was built. Records of her fabrication together with her working life were, we believed, destroyed in a Trinity House […]

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Heritage Lottery Fund result

Today (Tuesday) I received by telephone, the result of our application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a grant to carry out work to preserve our Club Ship HY Tyne III. The news that the application has been rejected will be a disappointment to many, but maybe music to the ears of others. What […]

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EGM – Thursday 9th April 2015 – Update

A good turn out for the EGM last night and thank you for your views on the matter be they for or against the resolution. We crammed 85 members onto HY Tyne and following a presentation by our Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) application consultants Carol & Frank Robinson, members were given the opportunity to state […]

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HY Tyne Preservation Update November 2014

As explained in previous reports we are looking at options to undertake the dry berthing of HY Tyne in order that her preservation will be in line with HLF guidelines, ie to preserve her for the next 50 years at least.   Due to this requirement for dry berthing, members of the steering group have […]

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HY Tyne Preservation Update August 2014

We have now received the survey report following the week long investigation of LV 50’s structure. During that time, the shipwrights removed both through bolts and clench pins of both copper & phosphor bronze to check the integrity of the surrounding timber and their own structural strength. This was done both above the waterline and […]

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HY Tyne Preservation Newsletter August 2014

The Shipwright T. Nielsen and two of his staff arrived on site at the end of July together with the Surveyor, Richard Ayres. Just prior to this, and as part of the survey requirements, we had one of our Club Members, Paul Warren dive the hull of LV 50 and clean areas and photograph the […]

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