North Carr Lightship
North Carr

For current information on North Carr, contact -

Bob Richmond,  Taymara tel.  01382 542516

The North Carr Lightship

is sponsored by -

The Heritage Lottery Fund

Apex Hotels

Forth Ports (Port of Dundee)

Dundee City Council

Steam Generator North Carr lightship
Lightship - original fittings
North Carrs signal cannon

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The assistance of National Historic Ships in the production of this website is gratefully acknowledged.

Web design - Ken Bushe

Research, Text - Susan Coyne

Web Design

In response to a call by UNESCO for ships world-wide to commemorate the day, North Carr's foghorn is to sound on June 28th in remembrance of lives lost at sea during WW1


Ships around the world are being urged to mark the Centenary of the start of the First World War on 28th June sounding their horns and flying flags at half mast

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North Carr Courier Video

Click on Dundee Courier’s Video Tour of North Carr

This video gives a fascinating, in-depth view of the North Carr Lightship from the depths of the chain locker deep in the ship’s bow, through the engine room, crews quarters, Masters cabin, foghorn, radio room, galley and up to the top of the light tower itself. Filmed by the Richard Rooney, Online Editor of the Courier and narrated by Taymara’s own “Attenborough”....Bob Richmond

North Carr Lightship, Dundee

North Carr is a unique historic vessel, largely unaltered since she came off station in 1974.

Lightship and Maritime Volunteer Service Tay Unit

Now moored in Victoria Dock, Dundee next to the Apex Hotel, she is the headquarters for  Taymara a maritime training charity serving the local community.

North Carr Lightship on station at North Carr rocks Fife Ness

North Carr lightship pictured during her years of service off Fife Ness, when she warned shipping away from the North Carr reef.

The original interior of North Carr

Many original artefacts remain on board from her years of service, like this plotting board, dating from the Cold War

Dundee - Historic ships