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Southsea

In her British Transport Commission colours

Built 1948 by Wm Denny, 837 gross tons, 200 foot x 47 foot @ 15 knots

Accommodated 1,331 passengers in both 1st and 2nd Class when entered service

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Along with her two sisters Shankilin and Brading, they really gave a wonderful start to holidays on the island. Ferries with characture, unlike those of today.

Alan
 

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Does anyone know why 'Southsea's' spar was at the same level as 'Brading's' at this time the photo was taken? later her spar was much higher (right up near the navigational lamps). i take it this is definately 'Southsea' because the spar in the photo is definatly at 'Brading' level.
 

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It's certainly "Southsea" alright. The nav. light housing on bridge wing was wider on "Brading"
see :http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20Ships/Old%20Ships%20B/slides/Brading-02.html
 

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