Yard Number 694 was named ESSEX FERRY when launched on Wednesday 24/10/1956 by John Brown Clydebank for British Transport Commission
Ship Type: Motorship
Ship's Role: Train and car ferry, Harwich - Zeebrugge.
Tonnage: 3242 grt
Length: 399 feet 10 ins
Breadth: 61 feet 4 ins
Draught: 12 feet 0.75 ins
British Transport Commission
Her main engines were built by John Brown & Co (Clydebank) Ltd , she was powered by 2 Sulzer Oil 2SA each 6cy 2680bhp 12.25 knots Her last recorded name was ESSEX FERRY
ESSEX FERRY was scrapped on 29/04/1983
January 1957; Completed.
1983: Sold to breaker but initially reduced to train deck level and, under the name ESSEX FERRY PONTOON, was towed to Norway where she assisted with salvage of the capsized North Sea accommodation platform, ALEXANDER KIELLAND.
Broken up at Rainham,Kent.
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