Some awaiting new owners

By Stephen Morris

Photo:St. Patrick

St. Patrick

St. Patrick - (3482 grt) built 1947 for GWR by Cammell Laird. Mainly worked out of Fishguard and the Dover-Boulogne from 1965 until laid up at Newhaven in 1972. Sold to Greek owners as Thermopylae and became Agapitos 1 in 1973. Sold for scrapping in 1980.

Photo:Maid of Kent with Investic in foreground

Maid of Kent with Investic in foreground

Maid of Kent - (3920 grt) built 1958 by Denny of Dumbarton. Laid up at Newhaven in 1981. Sold for demolition in Spain in 1982.

Photo:Normannia looking pristine

Normannia looking pristine

Normannia - (3543 grt) built as passenger ship in 1952 for Southapton-Le Havre route. Converted to car ferry 1962. Sold for scrapping in Spain 1978.

Photo:Invicta awaiting sale

Invicta awaiting sale

Invicta - (4178 grt) built 1940; served after WWII as passenger ship on Dover-Calais route until 1972. Sold to Dutch shipbreakers for demolition in 1972.

Photo:Lord Warden ready for a new season

Lord Warden ready for a new season

Lord Warden - (3333 grt) built 1952 by Denny's as first drive on-drive off car ferry for British Railways. Laid up at Newhaven in 1979 and sold to Middle Eastern interests at Al Zaher. Later scrapped in Pakistan in 1981.



This page was added by Stephen Morris on 18/01/2017.
Comments about this page

A very nice collection of photos of the laid up vessels.  They bring back memories for me as I went aboard all of the ships shown.  My two favourites of them were the St Patrick and Invicta. I was lucky enough to take the Golden Arrow service from Paris to London in 1970 and the ship on the service at that time was the Invicta.  So thanks for the memory!

By Derek Longly
On 18/08/2018

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