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Name: VORTIGERN
Type: Passenger Rail Ferry RoRo
Launched: 05/03/1969
Completed: 07/1969
Builder: Swan Hunter & Tyne Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Wallsend Yard
Yard Number: 10
Dimensions: 4371grt, 1595nrt, 354.0 x 61.0 x 37.8ft
Engines: 2 x Vee oil engines, 16PC2V-400, 4 x 4cyl (400 x 460mm), 14360bhp
Engines by: Crossley Premier Engines Ltd, Manchester
Propulsion: 2 x Screw, 19.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 337888
History:
07/1969 British Transport Commission, Southern Region, London (British Rail, Sealink)
1988 Lindos Line SA, Piraeus, Greece; renamed MILOS EXPRESS
2000 Hellas Ferries services; renamed EXPRESS MILOS
2003 Saos Shipping C, Greece; renamed NISOS LEMNOS
2005 Renamed LIMON
28/01/2005 Broken up
Comments: 1000 passengers, 250 cars, 4 rail tracks
Used on the Dover to Boulogne/Dunkerque routes
28/01/2005: Broken up at Alang, India


Above photo as VORTIGERN copyright of Bob Scott

Above photo as VORTIGERN copyright of Tony Garner

Above photo as VORTIGERN copyright of Ken Lubi

Above photo as NISOS LEMNOS copyright of Antonis Lazaris

Above photo as LIMON copyright of Zahan