Finnrevet is a Swedish lighthouse located on a shoal about 5 nautical miles (9 kilometres) outside Oskarshamn in Europe.

Finnrevet lighthouse
Finnrevet
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Finnrevet Lighthouse
Location5 nmi (9.3 km) east of Oskarshamn
Kalmar County
Sweden
Coordinates57°16′36″N 16°38′04″E / 57.276745°N 16.634482°E / 57.276745; 16.634482Coordinates: 57°16′36″N 16°38′04″E / 57.276745°N 16.634482°E / 57.276745; 16.634482
Tower
Constructed1921
Foundationconcrete base
Constructioncast iron
Height14.5 m (48 ft)
Shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
MarkingsWhite and black
OperatorSwedish Maritime Administration (Sjöfartsverket)[1]
Light
Focal height15.5 m (51 ft)
Lensfifth order Fresnel lens Edit this on Wikidata
Range16 nmi (30 km; 18 mi)
CharacteristicFl (2) W 6s.

General informationEdit

The lighthouse was built in 1921 and is located on a reef just east of island Furö. The black and white tower is about 15.5 metres (51 ft) high. The light can be seen at a distance of 16 nmi (30 km).

Wrecks near FinnrevetEdit

The waters around island Furön are shallow and many ships have run aground in the area near the lighthouse.

Shipwrecks in the area:

  • Schooner Charlotta wrecked east of Finnrevet 17 May 1882 in a northern gale.[2]
  • Russian schooner Lotus av Libau ran aground here in 1898.[3]
  • S/S Britkon, cargoship, built 1917 in Sunderland, beached at Finnrevet in November 1949. The steamship had a length of 109 meters, and broke in half after about one month grounded at the reef.[4] The 37 men-crew were rescued by maritime pilots stationed on the nearby island Furön.[5]
  • The Hans Olof was a Swedish ship grounded at the reef in due to a sudden north-eastern gale in 1950.
  • M/S Priwall, West German flagged cargoship beached at Finnrevet February 1, 1968 loaded with wooden goods.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Sweden: Kalmar". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  2. ^ Calypso Diving Register of Wrecks Archived 24 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b Oskarshamns skolstyrelse: Oskarshamn det egna samhället - Odlare och kustbor, tryckår 1979, s. 59.
  4. ^ S/S Britkon on site Association for Hungarian Shipping
  5. ^ Article in newspaper Nyheterna Archived 30 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine

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