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Name: HAMPTON FERRY
Type: Ferry (RO-RO)
Launched: 30/07/1934
Completed: 11/1934
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1448
Dimensions: 2839grt, 1044nrt, 346.8 x 60.7 x 18.2ft
Engines: 4 x steam turbines, SR Geared, 948nhp
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 17.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 163542
History:
11/1934 Southern Railway Co, London
1948 British Transport Commission, Southern Region
1969 Claxton Ltd (DJ Chandris), Hamilton, Bermuda; renamed TRE ARDDUR
05/07/1973 Broken up
Comments: In service on the Dover to Dunkerque route
1939:Requisitioned by the Admiralty, renamed HMS HAMPTON
1939: Converted for mine laying
1940: Used as a troop transport
1944: Fitted with a heavy gantry crane for lifting steam locomotives (up to 84 tons)
Could carry 16 locomotives, ready coaled plus 20 trucks
Same crane fitted to sister ships TWICKENHAM FERRY & SHEPPERTON FERRY
1944: Crane fabricated by Palmers at Hebburn & fitted by Cammell Laird at Birkenhead
1947: Gantry removed and returned to owners; renamed HAMPTON FERRY
05/07/1973: Broken up at Valencia


Photo, as fitted with a gantry crane, copyright of Roy Thornton

Photo showing detail of the gantry crane

Photo copyright of Ted Ingham