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Yard No. 417
mv MORVERN



Yard Number 417 was named MORVERN when launched on Monday 18/12/1972 by James Lamont & Company Port Glasgow for Caledonian MacBrayne Holdings Ltd Gourock

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1973
Ship Type: Passenger Car Ferry
Tonnage: 65 grt 27 dwt
Length: 23.70m overall, 19.21m BP
Breadth: 6.66m extreme, 6.41m moulded
Draught: 1.33m extreme

Owner History:
Caledonian MacBrayne Holdings Ltd, Gourock
1979 Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd, Gourock
1995 Aranmore Ireland Ferry Services (Cornelius Bonner), Portrush
2001 Bere Island Ferries, Castletown Bere


Her main engines were built by English Electric Kelvin Division, Glasgow , she was powered by 2 x 4SCSA 6 cylinder diesels, 150bhp each, reverse reduction geared to 2 screws.

She is still active as of 2006

Additional Information:
Second of a series of eight small bow
loading car ferries for the Scottish Transport Group. Delivered in David MacBrayne colours in 1973.

Photo supplied by the late Jim Aikman Smith shows Morvern at Ludaig in South Uist

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