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Name: SHEPPERTON FERRY
Type: Ferry (RO-RO)
Launched: 23/10/1934
Completed: 03/1935
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1450
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, 16.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 163583
History:
03/1935 Southern Railway Co, London
1948 British Transport Commission, Southern Region, London
17/09/1972 Broken up
Comments: In service on the Dover to Dunkerque route
1939:Requisitioned by the Admiralty, renamed HMS SHEPPERTON
1939: Converted for mine laying
1940: Used as a troop transport
1944: Fitted with a heavy gantry crane for lifting locomotives.
See sister ship HAMPTON FERRY for details & photos
1945: Gantry crane removed & returned to owners; renamed SHEPPERTON FERRY
17/09/1972: Broken up at Bilbao


Photo copyright of Mike Cornwall

Photo copyright of Bob Scott