Lightship PORTSMOUTH

Lightship PORTSMOUTH

Foot of London & Water St. • (757) 393-8591

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Built in 1915, the Lightship PORTSMOUTH served for 48 years off the coasts of Virginia, Delaware, and Massachusetts remaining at strategic locations for months at a time. Now a museum, the ship’s quarters are fitted out realistically and filled with fascinating artifacts, uniforms, photographs, models, and other curious items. In 1989, the Lightship PORTSMOUTH was designated a National Historic Landmark.

  • Charles, Cape Charles, Virginia (1916–1924)
  • Relief, Relief 5th District (1925–1926)
  • Overfalls, Overfalls, Delaware (1926–1951)
  • Stonehorse, Stonehorse Shoal, Massachusetts (1951–1963)
  • CrossRip, Cross Rip Shoal, Massachusetts (1963–1964)
  • On 3 September 1964 LV-101 was donated to the city to become a part of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum.

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