Speed of Light (or not!)

No need for light bars and loads of spot lights for Leicester Heavy Haulages trucks, they carry around there own light source! This lovely old light ship “Calshot Spit“, has been moved by road From Southampton’s Ocean Village to Trafalgar dry dock for full restoration. The ship guided flying boats into their terminal at berth 50 and warned ships of sandbanks. Calshot retired from service in 1987. She was lifted from the water in 1989 and placed at Ocean Village Marina. Landlocked in concrete, the 140-ton vessel needed to find a new home as its current spot at Ocean Village is under redevelopment. So in come LHH to move the ship to the dry dock. Two huge cranes lifted the ship from its concrete mooring onto the 16 rows of Scheuerleaxles. The outfit was moved by 2 of LHH’s 6×4 DAF Super Space Cabs with ballast boxes fitted. The ship itself measured in at 26m Long x 6m Wide x 15m High and some where between 140 & 160 Ton. Its a good job Gary at LHH is a bright spark and made light work of such a flash job!

Calshot lightship pics
Calshot lightship pics
Calshot lightship pics
Calshot lightship pics
Calshot lightship pics
Calshot lightship pics

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