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Royal Sovereign Diaphone

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le 12/12/2013

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Author this sound : The Association of Lighthouse Keepers provides a forum for everyone interested in lighthouses, lightships and aids to navigation from : Royal Sovereign Diaphone.

Fog Signal Character : 2 Blasts Every 30 Seconds, the fog signal gave uniform sound radiation and had a range of 5 miles.

Royal Sovereign lighthouse at Eastbourne is a lighthouse marking the Royal Sovereign shoal. Its distinctive shape is easily recognised as it comprises a large platform supported by a single pillar rising out of the water.

In 1971, the lighthouse replaced a light vessel which protected the Royal Sovereign Shoal since 1875. Originally, the platform was manned, accommodation being contained in the ’cabin section’, a practice which ceased in 1994 when the light was automated.

Automation is provided by Vodafone in the form of a 475MHz radio link to Trinity House.

- Royal Sovereign Lighthouse from Wikipedia
- Royal Sovereign from Trinity House
- Royal Sovereign Light Tower, history et old pictures : Lightship, lady and keeper
- The old Royal Sovereign Lightship Was Replaced by the New Royal Sovereign Light Tower. from Eastbourne guide

- Royal Sovereign Light, Film Archive
- Royal Sovereign Light Tower 1967, British Pathe, Royal Sovereign light tower replaces Royal Sovereign lightship. Trinity House. London.

old illusatrions

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  • Le 2 octobre 2015 à 18:35, par Stevie Simpson

    Thank you, thank you.
    I am so pleased to have found this. It is a sound I grew up with and very much reminds me of my early life in Eastbourne.
    CHEERS !!

  • Le 2 octobre 2015 à 18:38, par bruno

    You are welcome Steevie, glad you like it :)

  • Le 25 juin 2017 à 19:39, par Kim Pittman

    Wow thank you for this takes me back to my childhood I always found the foghorn comforting and I can also remember rapid sea fog engulfing the Eastbourne town centre which does not seem to happen today I wonder why ?

  • Le 25 juin 2017 à 19:53, par bruno

    Hi Kim and thanks for your comment :) Does your question is about the sea fog disappearance, which may be to climate change in this area, or about the for horn ?

  • Le 30 août 2017 à 23:07, par Kim Pittman

    I think Eastbourne experienced something of a rapid mist this bank holiday weekend just as I remembered when I was a child the mists rolled in rapidly and rolled away just as quickly :-)

  • Le 30 août 2017 à 23:10, par Kim Pittman

    The fog horn was always going off when the dense sea fog rolled in


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