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Royal Sovereign Diaphone

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Royal Sovereign Diaphone


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.

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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

  • Le 6 novembre 2018 à 00:27, par Alun

    Thanks for this. One of the sounds of my childhood in the 60’s, it would have been the ship and later the tower.
    On foggy nights it made the window of my bedroom vibrate...and I was a couple of miles inland, in Hastings a bit further east along the coast.
    Really happy to have found this.

  • Le 6 novembre 2018 à 00:33, par Alun

    This was a sound from my childhood in the 1960’s ! It would have been the ship and then the tower. It used to make the window of my bedroom vibrate on foggy nights, no other sound carrying through the fog.Quite spooky really.
    And we were a few miles inland and further east along the coast in Hastings.
    That sound carried.

  • Le 6 novembre 2018 à 11:02, par bruno

    Hi Alun and thanks for your comment, glad to read that this sound make people happy :)

  • Le 8 août 2019 à 20:45, par amette

    Thank you so much. This is so familiar to
    me from my childhood in the 1950s. I really miss hearing it - we could hear it in Hailsham where I lived.

  • Le 8 août 2019 à 21:40, par bruno

    Glad you enjoy it armette :)


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