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St David

St David

British Railways (Great Western Region)

Built 1947 by Cammell Laird

3,783 gross tons, 321 foot x 50 foot, speed @ 21 knots

Seen at Jersey

1,237 passengers in 1st and 2nd Class

Usual route - Fishguard to Rosslare

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So many pics you can find on her sister St. Patrick, so few there are on this ship. Seems a little forgotten. Sold by Sealink to International Cruises SA., a Chandris company, she made the voyage to Piraeus, went in lay up and never sailed again.
I wonder how this ship looked on the inside.......
 

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I remember her going into lay up here at Holyhead in about 1970 before being sold on. I used to see her from my classroom window. I was in top class (not top OF the class, just Top class) at the time at St Mary's Holyhead.

IIRC the Harrogate was here around the same time too. Does anyone have piccies of her?
 

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"IIRC the Harrogate was here around the same time too. Does anyone have piccies of her?"


Harrogate built 59 here:-

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/310995/title/harrogate/cat/517
 

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Rare picture since St David only spent about a month on the C.I. service as a try-out in preparation for introduction of sister St Patrick on the route in early 1948. Internally St David was a bit different from St Patrick since she was designed for the overnight Fishguard-Rosslare service. St Patrick was given more extensive daytime accommodation, the saloons having larger windows.
http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20Ships/Old%20Ships%20S/slides/St%20Patrick-02.jpg
 

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