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Name: TWICKENHAM FERRY
Type: Ferry (RO-RO)
Launched: 15/03/1934
Completed: 07/1934
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1446
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: 163500
History:
07/1934 Southern Railway Co, London
1936 Société Anonyme de Navigation Angleterre-Lorraine-Alsace, Dunkerque
26/05/1974 Broken up
Comments: In service on the Dover to Dunkerque route
1939:Requisitioned by the Admiralty, renamed HMS TWICKENHAM
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: Returned to owners; renamed TWICKENHAM FERRY
26/05/1974: Broken up at San Esteban de Pravia


Photo copyright of Ted Ingham

Photo copyright of Bob Scott

Photo copyright of Ted Ingham