Yard No. 1344

built by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton in 1940



Yard Number 1344, was named INVICTA when launched on Thursday, 14/12/1939 by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton , for Southern Railway Co, London .

Her main engines were built by the shipbuilder , she was powered by 2 x 2 Parsons steam turbines sr geared to 2 sc shafts 11000shp 1100nhp 22kn

INVICTA arrived for scrapping on 22/09/1972

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1940
Ship Type: Passenger Vessel
Ship's Role: UK/France passenger ferry
Tonnage: 4178grt, 1982nrt
Length: 336.5/348.2 feet
Breadth: 50.1 feet
Draught: 12 feet 9
Owner History:
Southern Railway Co, London
1948 British Transport Commission, Southern region, London
1963 British Railways Board

Additional Information:
Laid up on delivery 1/7/1940
1941 requisitioned and converted to Landing Ship Infantry
1946 released to Southern Railway
22/9/1972 Arrived Nieuw Lekkerland, Holland, in tow of tug MICHEL PETERSEN for scrapping, but resold, and scrapped in Brugge, Belgium

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