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HI any one out there can help with the fate of the two 1960/61 car ferries
camber queen - fishbourne.
 

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There is a book out, titled 'The Fishbourne Car Ferry' by John Faulkner, which looks at the history of the route and the vessels, if that helps. I hear people talking about these ships at work, but they were way before my time!!
 

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Hi there

According to my records, Fishborne was sold in 1984 to Pounds Shipping Marine at Portsmouth, who quickly resold her to a Turkish Cypriot outfit, Seagull Marine Ltd. who renamed her Kibris I. She sank in bad weather in Morphou Bay on 5 February 1985.

Camber Queen was sold in 1984 to Transportes Fluvials de Sado Ltda, of Setubal, Portugal who operated her as the Mira Trioa, until she was broken up, 2000

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Allan Ryszka-Onions
 

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Hi there

According to my records, Fishborne was sold in 1984 to Pounds Shipping Marine at Portsmouth, who quickly resold her to a Turkish Cypriot outfit, Seagull Marine Ltd. who renamed her Kibris I. She sank in bad weather in Morphou Bay on 5 February 1985.

Camber Queen was sold in 1984 to Transportes Fluvials de Sado Ltda, of Setubal, Portugal who operated her as the Mira Trioa, until she was broken up, 2000

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Allan Ryszka-Onions

How the heck did they get then to the med....I sincerly hope they didnt steam round (EEK) Perhaps they took em through the Canal Du Midi (Ouch)

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Mike'O'
 

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I can't see them going there by themselves. The MCA won't even allow our Lymington boats go to Falmouth for drydock this year!
 

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The Portsmouth Saints are going to Falmouth, the Lymington C Class are going to Portsmouth. Also, The Lady Pamela and Patricia are being sold (they reckon!), and the new cats are still going to Husbands. This is all because A&P Southanpton have shut down.
 

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It should be easy to discover if she went through the Midi. Compare the length of the boat with the length of the locks on the canal. She most likely hugged the coast and made the passage during periods of calm weather. The short crossing to the I.o.W. can get surprisingly rough at times, so she would have been built to withstand that anyway.
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Thanks for that information, I guess it would be pretty much as would be expected with that sort of requirement by the MCA.
Sorry to hear about Pamela and Patricia, still they have been in service for a fair while now...but will any one buy them!!, that will be the interesting part!!!.
 

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Thats what I'm thinking! They were only designed for a life of 10 years, that was 19 years ago! I think they will probably be more value as scrap. However, they've just gone through 2 main engines on the Pamela - one of them only ran for 87 hours before throwing a con-rod! The company obviously like throwing good money after bad!!!
 

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How the heck did they get then to the med....I sincerly hope they didnt steam round (EEK) Perhaps they took em through the Canal Du Midi (Ouch)

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They could have used the same method of transportation they employed to get the Pamela & Patrica from Australia.
 

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Our Lady Pamela still running today. Not often she gets an outing nowadays. New ferries due in November as Ryde & Shanklin never really built for this work.
 
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