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
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
Status: Scrapped - 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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