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    Lanby navigational buoy. Royal Albert Docks.

    GV Partly completed buoy in the Royal Albert Dock London. SV Pan down to the base of the buoy. SV Men working on the base plate of the buoy, which is to receives the tower. CU Man working on base plate. SV Welder at work. CU Ditto. GV The buoy with large crane lifting tower into position over the top. SCU Tower being lowered into position. CU Man directs crane. SCU Tower being lifted into position. Pan down to the buoy. GV Tower in position on top of buoy.

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  1. AndyPowell says

    The bouy you show is LANBY 101. It stands for Large Automatic Navigational BuoY. It was the first of the LANBYs, built by Hawker Sidley. Originally the light system was a rotating light system driven by multiple electric motors. It was followed in the '70s by the 200 series LANBYs which were built, mainly in Southampton, and used multiple xenon flash tubes for the light system. They also carried electric fog signals, had two diesel generators providing power, and a UHF telemetry system reporting back to it's control station. LANBY 101 was later updated with a lightship rotating optic and became LANBY 310, the first (and last) of the 300 series buoys.

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