East coast lighthouses prepared for King George II’s passing-by
Trinity House Board Minute:
“His Majesty about to go to Holland, the Keepers at Harwich, Orford, Lowestoft, and the Foreland [lighthouses] ordered to take special care of their respective lights as soon as the time of his Majesty’s time of departure shall be fixed. A like notice to the Trinity Sloop concerning the buoys in the Nth. & Sth. Channels.”
THV Alert enters service
THV Alert was commissioned into service, having been converted from an Admiralty cable ship (HMS Bullseye).
This Alert, the fourth Trinity House Vessel to bear the name, was built to replace the Alert sunk by a mine during the Second World War. She served well as was sold out of service in 1970.