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Old 8th May 2019, 17:41
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Mystery ship on the Thames

Does anybody have any details or name for this vessel moored for many years just below the Woolwich Ferry crossing on The Thames. I think it was converted into a floating gymnasium but what was it before that. Any help much appreciated.
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Old 8th May 2019, 21:25
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Looks like an ex Western Ferry running from Gourock to Hunters Quay - believe she was originally Swedish / Norwegian - just a guess ! Bob L
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Old 9th May 2019, 00:34
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Soond

SOOND ex OLANDSSUN III ex SOUND OF SCARBA?.

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Thankyou both for the information
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Old 9th May 2019, 14:29
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Using names mentioned I found the following details
IMO 7338547
SOOND ex-SOUND OF SCARBA ex-OLANDSSUND III
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built 1960 AB Asi-Verken, Amal

former ferry of Western Ferries (Clyde) Ltd, Dunoon, sold about 2001 to interests trading as \"Octoply\" for conversion to a \"concept ferry\" for use on the River Thames, but has never entered service.

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Old 9th May 2019, 15:45
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Photo at Greenock I have noted as OCTOPLY after leaving Western Ferries as SOUND OF SCARBA dated 9th March 2005

Photo on the Thames noted as SOUND (not SOOND) dated 11th March 2012
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