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Name Official number Flag IMO
ESSEX FERRY  185600  GBR  5106653 
Year built Date launched Date completed
1957  24/10/1956  01/1957 
Vessel type Vessel description
Ferry Rail  Steel Motor Vessel  
Builder Yard Yard no
John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank Clydebank  694 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
3242 grt / 1502 nrt / 2111 dwt 339.10 ft  61.4 ft  12.0 ft   
Engine builder John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank
Engine detail
2- Screw. 2xSulzer Oil engines 2S.A. each 6Cyl. (480 x 700)mm 

First owner First port of register Registration date
British Transport Commission, Harwich  Harwich   
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1963 British Railways Board, Harwich
1979 Sealink (U.K.) Ltd., Harwich 
Vessel history
Train Ferry, Harwich - Zeebrugge route. Car deck. 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1983  Broken Up 29/04/1983 
Disposal Detail
1983 sold to breaker but reduced to train deck level & assisted with salvage of 'Alexander Kielland'
29/04/1983 broken up at Rainham, Essex, hull converted to two pontoons for use at Haugesund. 
 

 



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