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Name: ANTRIM PRINCESS
Type: Passenger Vehicle Ro/Ro Ferry
Launched: 26/04/1967
Completed: 12/1967
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie (Ship Builders) Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 765
Dimensions: 865dwt, 3270grt, 1309nrt, 369.6 x 57.1 x 12.0ft
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 4SA, Vee, 16cyl (400 x 460mm), 14360bhp
Engines by: Ateliers & Chantiers de Nantes (Bretagne-Loire), Nantes
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 19.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 168903
History:
12/1967 British Railways Board, Stranraer
1979 Sealink (UK) Ltd, Stranraer
1986 Renamed TYNWALD, registered Douglas IoM
1990 Agostino Lauro SrL , Naples; renamed LAURO EXPRESS
1996 Linee Lauro SrL, Naples
2003 Medmar International SrL, Naples; renamed GIUSEPPE D’ABUNDO
2006 Taymouth Ltd, Kingstown, St Vincent & Grenadines; renamed STELLA
19/01/2007 Broken up
Comments: The first British Rail ferry with a bow door & therefore their first "roll on roll off" ferry
1984: On charter to Isle of Man Steam Packet Co Ltd
02/1990: Returned to Sealink and laid up awaiting sale
19/01/2007: Broken up at Alang


Above photo as ANTRIM PRINCESS is copyright of Bill Lind

Above photo as ANTRIM PRINCESS is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as ANTRIM PRINCESS is copyright of Brian Fisher

Above photo as ANTRIM PRINCESS is copyright of Colin Campbell

Above photo as TYNWALD is copyright of Lee Brown

Above photo as LAURO EXPRESS is copyright of Jim McFaul

Above photo as LAURO EXPRESS is copyright of Tony Garner