Loss of Ex Wallasey Ferry

2nd March 2008, 19:14
An ex Wallasey Ferry Boat - ROYAL DAFFODIL II - which was sold to a Greek company in 1977 and later coverted to a container ship, being renamed DOLPHIN I, apparantly sank on 07 November 2007 whilst sailing from Turkey to Cyprus.

A sad loss, she was very distinctive on the Mersey in the early 70s, but hardly bore any resemblance to her original design at the end, although it is reported her bow and bridge still looked recognisable.


26th May 2008, 23:02
Hey Santos,
I remember Royal DaffodilII very well.Sad news but thanx for the info.


Lesl Clegg
30th May 2008, 11:37
Chris, Very sad news about the Royal Daffodil, I was a member of Her Crew when she First arrived on the Mersey, Any news about the Royal Iris, I spent Two years as part of Her crew, Summer and Winter, Two crews in the Winter and One in the Summer.

Take Care


30th May 2008, 18:57
Hi Les,

Yes very sad about the poor old Daffodil.

The old Royal Iris is rusting away on the Thames. We have a thread on this site all about her if you go to here (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=1578) you can read pretty much up to the present day what is happening to her.

My very kind regards


White Star
5th October 2009, 20:30
Has anyone got any pics of the ROYAL DAFFODIL II later becoming DOLPHIN I after the conversion. Thanks(Thumb)

5th October 2009, 21:02
Hi White Star,

If you go to HERE (http://www.irishseashipping.com/news/2008/03_2008/03_2008.htm) and scroll right down to nearly the bottom of the page, Item Mersey Ferries, there is a picture of her and a bit about her.(Thumb)


White Star
6th October 2009, 12:46
Thank you Chris, she did indeed kept her distinctive bow. Its a shame she went down.