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Gravesend 1960's

British Railways/Sealink ferry Tilbury-Gravesend
CATHERINE 1961 214 tgr.
update; better photo here;
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/320377/title/catherine/cat/all

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One of the VS propelled passenger ferries approaching. From length of name possibly "Catherine"(1961, 214grt)
 

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Hi Eddy,
Of the three,all built in 1960 - Rose was sold in 1967 for Clyde service and renamed Keppel.
Catherine was sold in 1989 to Tyneside owners.Had a sternwheel fitted and renamed Catherine Wheel.
Edith was sold in 1992 when the ferry owners White Horse Ferries Ltd built a new ferry.
I was invited to a 2 hour trials cruise on the new ferry named 'Great Expectations'
Regards,
Stan
 

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Thanks eddyw for name her sister being Edith.
Stan I had a good chuckle at the modification of Catherine. I bet you enjoyed the cruise?
 

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Hi Stan, Scorcher.
Rose is still called "Keppel". She's still in service operating day cruises in Malta.
http://www.sunscopetravel.com/cruises/hornblower/hornblower.html
"Great Expectations" is also still in service on the Southampton-Hythe ferry.
Regards
 

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She looks splendid in her current condition, mind you the blue sky and sea helps.
Next time I go to Soton I will watch out for the Dickens title. Thanks eddyw.
 

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