lighthouse in South Africa
Slangkop Lighthouse is a lighthouse in the town of Kommetjie, near to Cape Town, South Africa.
|Coordinates||34°08′55.0″S 18°19′10.0″E / 34.148611°S 18.319444°ECoordinates: 34°08′55.0″S 18°19′10.0″E / 34.148611°S 18.319444°E|
|Year first constructed||1919|
|Tower shape||round tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||white tower and lantern|
|Tower height||33 metres (108 ft)|
|Focal height||40 metres (130 ft)|
|Intensity||5 000 000 CD|
|Range||33 miles (53 km)|
|Characteristic||Fl (4) W 30s.|
The lighthouse was supposed to be built by 1914. A brass made sign was already prepared for the opening. The construction of the lighthouse was delayed because of the start of World War I. It was finally completed in 1918. However, the lighthouse was in use before 1918. HMS Himalaya noted the lighthouse was in use in the ship log on 19 July 1917. The lighthouse officially opened in 4 March 1919. It is a white circular tower made of iron. The height of the lighthouse is 33 metres.
- ↑ "Untitled Document". South African Lighthouses. 1919-03-04. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
- ↑ Slangkop Point Archived 2018-03-15 at the Wayback Machine The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved March 22, 2016
- ↑ Viljoen, Joe (2 January 2009). "Lighthouses of South Africa: Slangkop Lighthouse".
- ↑ Raper, Peter E.; Moller, Lucie A.; du Plessis, Theodorus L. (2014). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 1412. ISBN 9781868425501.
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