A unique history has recently been discovered on board the Light Vessel 21, currently moored at Gillingham Pier and undergoing renovation into a creative, collaborative workspace by Gary Weston and Paivi Seppala.
Ordered by Trinity House and built in 1930, LV21 was subsequently launched in 1931, before being stationed at Goodwin Sands in 1936. However, it was during war time that its most interesting episode occurred, and it was the discovery of artefacts – a painting; diaries; a paper boat; a knitted balaclava, complete with ear flaps for radio earphones during cold weather - on board LV21 that led to a whole new experience being showcased.
The one and only clue they ever found on him was a letter. A letter, written in Morse code, which, when translated, read:
“They have to be stopped. He has to go. Knit one. Pearl one. Drop one."