MV Princess Victoria

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MV Princess Victoria
History
Name: MV Princess Victoria
Ainer: British Transport Commission[1]
Operator:
Port o registry: Stranraer[1]
Route: Stranraer tae Larne
Bigger: William Denny and Brothers, Dumbairton
Yard nummer: 1399[2]
Launched: 27 August 1946[3]
In service: 1947
Fate: Sank 31 Januar 1953[2]
General chairacteristics
Cless an teep: row-on/row-aff ferry
Tonnage: 2,694 GT[3]
Lenth: 309.75 ft (94 m)[3]
Beam: 48 ft (15 m)
Depth: 16.67 ft (5 m)
Installed pouer: 2x 2-stroke, single actin Sulzer diesel ingines
Speed: 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph)
Capacity: 1,500 passengers, 70 tons cairgae, 40 caurs

MV Princess Victoria wis ane o the earliest row-on/row-aff (ro-ro) ferries. Biggit in 1947, she operatit frae Stranraer tae Lairne. In a severe European windstorm on 31 Januar 1953, she sank in the North Channel wi the loss o 133 lives. This wis then the deidliest maritime disaster in Unitit Kinrick waters syne Warld War II.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Princess Victoria (IV) 1946 - 1953". Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Princess Victoria". Clydebuilt. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Full Fury". Photo Transport. Retrieved 13 March 2010.