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Name Official number Flag IMO
FRESHWATER  300711  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1959  24/06/1959   
Vessel type Vessel description
Ferry Passenger-Vehicle  Steel Motor Vessel  
Builder Yard Yard no
Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon   505 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
363 grt / 146 nrt / 164.0 ft  42.6 ft  6.0 ft   
Engine builder Crossley Brothers Ltd., Manchester
Engine detail
2xM8cyl 2SA (7" x 9") 640bhp 10½kn 2xVoith-Schneider 

First owner First port of register Registration date
British Rail, Southern Region, London.     
Other names
1985 SOUND OF SEIL 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1979 Sealink UK Ltd, London
1984 Pounds Marine Shipping, Havant.
1985 Western Ferries (Clyde) Ltd, Glasgow 
Vessel history
Built for Lymington-Yarmouth, Isle of Wight service.
Occasionally used as relief on Portsmouth-Ryde and Humber services
1984 laid up at Southampton
1985 on Dunoon-Gourock service
11-12/1987 chartered by Scott Lithgow to ferry workers to oil rig OCEAN ALLIANCE. 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1997  Broken Up  
Disposal Detail
1997 to Garston Ship Breakers Ltd and partially dismantled when company closed later in 1997.
Intended conversion to crane barge not realised.
Hulk abandoned on Garston foreshore. 
 

 



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