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Name: ST GEORGE
Type: Passenger Ro-Ro Ferry
Launched: 28/02/1968
Completed: 07/1968
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 2029
Dimensions: 7356grt, 3869nrt, 1036dwt, 420.0 x 67.6 x 16.5ft
Engines: 4 x Oil engines, 2SA, 9cyl (368 x 470mm), 18000bhp
Engines by: Ruston & Hornsby Ltd, Lincoln
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Reg Number: 309433
History:
07/1968 British Railways Board, Harwich
1983 Sealink (UK) Ltd, Harwich
1984 Psatha Navigation Co Ltd, Limassol; renamed PATRA EXPRESS
1988 Gitanic Shipping Co SA, Honduras
1989 Patra Express Shipping Co, Piraeus
1990 Marine Investment Ltd, Nassau; renamed SCANDINAVIAN SKY II
1994 MSJ Shipping Ltd, Nassau
1990 Renamed SCANDINAVIAN DAWN
1996 Renamed DISCOVERY DAWN
1998 Renamed ISLAND DAWN
2000 Discovery Dawn Ltd, Nassau; renamed TEXAS TREASURE
2003 Florida Day Cruises Inc, Nassau
2005 Corpus Christi Day Cruises Ltd, Nassau
23/09/2008 Broken up
Comments: Built for the Harwich - Hoek van Holland service
1990: Converted to a day excursion vessel
23/09/2008: Arrived at Alang for breaking up


Above photo as ST GEORGE copyright of Malcolm Donnelly

Above photo as ST GEORGE copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as ST GEORGE copyright of Joerg Seyler

Above photo as ST GEORGE copyright of Mike Cornwall

Above 2 photos as TEXAS TREASURE courtesy of Photoship