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The FRANCIS FSP 127 (MKV) signalling lantern

fulfils the requirements of the SOLAS (1997) Regulations, which states that “all ships of over 150 tons gross tonnage, when engaged on International voyages, shall have onboard an efficient daylight signalling lamp which shall not be solely dependant upon the ship’s main source of electrical power.”

The 127mm (5”) handheld signalling light can be used on all vessels, for ship to ship signalling using Morse Code.

The light is of aluminium, lightweight construction and is fully waterproofed. If desired this unit can be used as a spotlight if the signalling trigger and lamp switch are both left on.

The Francis Signalling Lantern is approved by the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA.)


  • Capable of maximum daylight signalling range of 8 miles.
  • Beam divergence of 5°.
  • Transmission rate of 12 words per minute can
  • Light reduction & colouredof light output as required.
  • 5.5 metres of supply cable
  • All aluminium construction
  • Tubular and V sights are fitted as standard.
  • Handle mounted switch to operate the lantern.
  • Signals made by triggering the tubular shutter

Technical specification

Type Commercial
Voltage 12 / 24 V
Wattage 60W
Diameter 127 mm / 5"
Part # SL-1148-FS
Vendor # A4023