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Name: HOLYHEAD FERRY I
Type: Passenger Ferry
Launched: 17/02/1965
Completed: 07/1965
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie (Ship Builders) Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 757
Dimensions: 867dwt, 3879grt, 1461nrt, 369.0 x 57.2 x 12.8ft
Engines: 2 x steam turbines, 12000hp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie (Engineering) Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 307845
History:
07/1965 British Railways Board, London
1976 Renamed EARL LEOFRIC
1979 Sealink (UK) Ltd, Harwich
06/1981 Broken up
Comments: Designed for roll on roll off (Ro-Ro) operation
06/1981: Broken up at San Esteban de Pravia by Desguaces Aviles


Photos as EARL LEOFRIC