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Name: GAELIC FERRY
Type: Ro-Ro Ferry
Launched: 03/10/1963
Completed: 01/1964
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 2001
Dimensions: 2756grt, 887nrt, 1701dwt, 364.9 x 56.1 x 13.6ft; (1973: 3316grt, 440.3ft)
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 2SA, 10cyl (360 x 600mm), 5200bhp
Engines by: Sulzer Brothers, Winterthur
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 16.0knots
Reg Number: 305887
History:
01/1964 Atlantic Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London
1987 P&O European Ferries Group, London
1988 Universal Range Shipping Co Ltd, St Vincent
23/02/1988 Broken up
Comments: 1971: ASN operations were combined with Townsend-Thoresen
1973: Lengthened at Swan Hunter by 23.0metres, then 3316grt
23/02/1988: Arrived at Kaohsiung for breaking up by Chi Shun Hua Steel Co


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