mv ESSEX FERRY

mv ESSEX FERRY
built by John Brown Clydebank,
Yard No 694
Engines by John Brown & Co (Clydebank) Ltd
Last Name: ESSEX FERRY
Port of Registry: Harwich
Propulsion: 2 Sulzer Oil 2SA each 6cy 2680bhp 12.25 knots
Launched: Wednesday, 24/10/1956
Built: 1957
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
Owner History:
British Transport Commission
Status: Scrapped - 29/04/1983

Remarks:
O.N. 185600.
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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Previous update by Paul Strathdee
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Last updated: by Bruce Allan from the original records by Stuart Cameron


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