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SHANKLIN

Portsmouth
28/6/1977

Warships are Left to right
Fife,Ardito and Kent

Built 1951 for British Railways.
1981 sold and renamed Prince Ivanhoe.
3/8/1981 ran aground and sank, later burnt out.

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Torrens, a great series of nostalgia, thanks for sharing these. Without a doubt amongst the best looking boats ever built.
 

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Would have been nice if one survived on the solent. Does anyone know where i can get hold of some plans of them id love to build a card model of one
 

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Didn't one of the ferries end up in Newhaven as a nightclub?

Seem to remember seeing one there years ago, semi-derelict...can't remember if it was Shanklin or Brading though. Not sure what happened to it as not been along there for ages now.
 

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Dear Shamrock

Probably the Southsea as she was broken up in 2005, however Brading also could have been a night club as she was broken up in 1994.

Shanklin sank in 1981.

All were built by Dennys.
 

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Sorry folks neither ever became a nightclub. Southsea was laid up for a period at Newhaven. There was a proposal to convert Brading into a Nightclub at Southampton with an additional deck house built on the Spar deck but nothing came of it. Neither ship ever had an operational/static career after retirement from Sealink British Ferries.
 

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Must have been Southsea that I used to see alot of when in Newhaven then. She looked a right state unfortunately, I seem to remember that the locals wanted her removed for years...I assume that was done but I've not been back since around 2002 ish.
Thanks for clarifying Steve.
 

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Lovely little ships indeed.
Two 'County' Class destroyers in the background but the one in front of Southsea's bridge is a puzzle - Italian perhaps on a courtesy visit?
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INS Ardito was the only Italian representative at the 1977 Silver Jubilee Review, and the Counties in attendance were Kent, Glamorgan and Fife.
 

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