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MV Southsea

Another view of the former Isle of Wight Ferry MV Southsea Seen at Southampton June 2004.

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Another view of the Southsea's funnel which by this time following her abduction by the Avon group (theives) had adopted the BR red funnel, something she had not sported for 20 years.
 

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Thanks for these very emotive pictures, Steve. Seeing fine ships like these rusting away always makes me sad - and all the more so when I realise that the new owners have/had no interest whatsoever in maintaining them as ships. Donald
 

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Concur with Donald, so sad Stevo but really does help complete the picture - what a lost opportunity.
 

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Thank you chaps! There are plenty more pics to come as I was given free reign to roam where I liked so really did photograph every corner of the ship. The Southsea truly was a beautiful vessel and one I had a lot of affection for. When she went for scrap it was heartbreaking. As you say a lost opportunity due to clueless greedy people.
 

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Stevo, I'd be very interested to see some bridge wing shots - telegraphs etc.
 

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Certainly agree with you Stevo she was a lovely looking vessel, as were her younger sisters Brading and Shanklin. Many happy memories as a child crossing to the Isle of Wight. At that age it really made one feel as though you were going abroad! I always prefered them all in the original British Railways colours too.

Alan
 

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Cambria I have these and will get them scanned asap. The bridge was a bomb site though and stripped of much of the equipment, it won't be pretty.
 

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