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To brightly shine again?

LV72 also known as JUNO is a 35 metre iron hulled 119 year old light-vessel currently laying derelict on the River Neath in South Wales.

In the news 2023

27 January youtube video by Military Historian and author Mark Felton watch the video

3 January a collector in the UK finds a WW2 helmet that was used on LV72 served on Shipwash station: photos

In the news 2022

March - barriers are erected by the owners to prevent access on board

February - an instagram challenge sees artists from around the world create individual  artwork on LV72 in the form of water colours and sketches an it also inspired a poem written by Andrew Addis-Fuller  view the artwork and poem

In the news 2021

Admiral Lord Alan West voices his concerns about LV72 article

October: a collector finds a WW2 helmet that was used on LV72 served on Shipwash station all the way over in Canada.  photos

February - Military collector Kevin Wheatcroft offers a free berth at his drydock if an organistion takes up the gauntlet of preserving LV72

Ex Trinity House Lightvessel no. 72

A guiding light to mariners for nearly 70 years.

Saw active service during WW2 off the coast of Normandy.

Listed on the National Historic Ships UK register, Certificate no.143

due to the increase in the numbers of the public and urban explorers trying to visit the lightvessel, the owner has asked everyone not to try and visit, the light vessel is private property, and access is through a working wharf with heavy plant equipment operating. your cooperation is appeciated

Please note, much of the media and some of the urban explorers have misquoted some facts on LV72 

although she was used in Operation Neptune, the seabourne invasion of Normandy, she was not present on D-day itself,,, she would be placed on station on the 18th of June.

 she is also quoted as being used in Dunkirk,,, as she is not listed as one of the Dunkirk little ships, and there is no record of her being there on Trinity House records

she is also quoted as being built in the same way as the Titanic,, whilst the techniques for building ships were similar,  LV72 was built many years before the Titanic, and different materials used

In the news 2020

December Britain at War article.

September; the pupils of Coedfranc primary school write and perform a song about trying to save LV72, more on their story


29 August Westen mail 

25 August Warhistoryonline 

10 August walesonline 

9 August Jayexplores drone video

6 august Forcesnet 

In the news 2019

urban explorer video

urban explore video

In the news 2018

urban explorer video

May 2018 urban explorer video 

In the news 2017

in 2017 we introduced KDC London to the owners, unfortunately, it did not progress any further

Urban explore video

Urban explorer video

Urban explorer video

In the news 2016

there has been no updates  on the SOSOL project since Nov 2016 :-(

June 2019 SOSOL video

April 2016 SOSOL video

March 2016 SOSOL video

Jan 2016 Wales news service video

Jan2016 SOSOL launch thier fund raising campaign to take LV72 back home to Sunderland

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In the news 2015

31 Dec 2015

Western Mail article about Lv72

30 Dec 2015

Mail online article about LV72. 

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19 Nov 2015

 Wales online article about LV72.

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14 Nov 2015

 Military enthusiast Daniel Brown features in a South Wales Evening post article trying to find information on LV72

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