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Name: DOVER
Type: Ro-Ro Ferry
Launched: 17/03/1965
Completed: 06/1965
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 2013
Dimensions: 3602grt, 1217nrt, 820dwt, 369.0 x 57.5 x 12.9ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, 12000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 19.5knots
Reg Number: 307813
History:
06/1965 British Railways Board, London
1977 Renamed EARL SIWARD
1979 Sealink (UK) Ltd
1982 Sol Ferries Ltd, Limassol; renamed SOL EXPRESS
1986 Chanson Shipping Co Ltd, London
1993 Cinderella's Rockerfella's; renamed TUXEDO ROYALE
Comments: 1986: Converted to a restaurant & night club based in Middlesbrough
04/2011: Sank alongside in Tees Dock, Middlesbrough
02/2016: Remains abandoned in River Tees


Above photo as DOVER copyright of Tyne & Wear Archives

Above photo as DOVER copyright of Ted Ingham

Above photo as DOVER copyright of AG Jones

Above photo as DOVER copyright of AG Jones

Above photo as EARL SIWARD copyright of Tony Garner

Above photo as SOL EXPRESS copyright of the Webmaster

Above photo as TUXEDO ROYALE copyright of Ted Watt

Above photo as TUXEDO ROYALE copyright of Ron Mapplebeck