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Name: ANTRIM PRINCESS
Type: Passenger Vehicle Ferry
Launched: 26/04/1967
Completed: 12/1967
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie (Ship Builders) Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 765
Dimensions: 865dwt, 3270grt, 1309nrt, 369.6 x 57.1 x 12.0ft
Engines: Oil engines, 4SA, Vee, 2 x 16cyl (400 x 460mm), 14360bhp
Engines by: Ateliers & Chantiers de Nantes (Bretagne-Loire), Nantes
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 168903
History:
12/1967 British Railways Board, Stranraer
1979 Sealink (UK) Ltd, Stranraer
1986 Renamed TYNWALD, registered Douglas IoM
1990 Agostino Lauro SrL , Naples; renamed LAURO EXPRESS
1996 Linee Lauro SrL, Naples
2003 Medmar International SrL, Naples; renamed GIUSEPPE D’ABUNDO
2006 Taymouth Ltd, Kingstown, St Vincent & Grenadines; renamed STELLA
19/01/2007 Broken up
Comments: The first British Rail ferry with a bow door & therefore their first "roll on roll off" ferry
1984: On charter to Isle of Man Steam Packet Co Ltd
02/1990: Returned to Sealink and laid up awaiting sale
19/01/2007: Broken up at Alang


Above photo copyright of Bill Lind

Above photo copyright of Jim McFaul