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No: 18487   Contributor: David Menzies   Year: 1985   Manufacturer: Cammell Laird, United Kingdom   Country: United Kingdom

This magnificent classic ferry under way in the River Mersey.
Date unkown.

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Picture added on 11 November 2011 at 11:12
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Birkenhead built by Cammell Laird in 1951 of nearly 2, 500grt giving a speed of 21 knots. Launched by her sponsor , Mrs E.Catto , wife of the I.O.M Steam Packet Co Ltd on October 12th 1950 , the youngest of five vessels built to replenish the effects of the war. The traditional turbine powered steamer left Manx waters for the last time on August 27th 1980 after serving on the Irish Sea route , with some forays up to Ardrossan thrown in. She was eventuually towed Belgian Shipbreakers Van Heygen Freres , who demolished her very soon after arriving. "STOP ALL ENGINES"

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