Yard Number 391 was named ROYAL DAFFODIL II when launched on Friday 06/12/1957 by James Lamont & Company Greenock for 1957 Wallasey Local Government Board Liverpool
Ship Type: Passenger excursion vessel
Tonnage: 609 grt | 226 net
Length: 159 feet 6
Breadth: 49 feet 1
Draught: 8 feet
1957 Wallasey Local Government Board, Liverpool
1973 Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive, Liverpool.
1977 to Greek owners
1986 Naftiki Eteria Keas (Georgios Goutos - Goutos Lines), Athens
1994 ??, Turkey
Her main engines were built by Crossley Bros Ltd , she was powered by 2 oil 2SA each 8cy (10.5" x 13.5"), 1280bhp, 12 knots, Generating Plant 2 x 60kW @ 220VDC, Max Bunker Capacity 43tons Diesel Oil.
Other names she bore were: AGIA KYRIAKI (1992), IOULIS KEAS II (1977), ROYAL DAFFODIL (1968). Her last recorded name was DOLPHIN 1 (1994)
ROYAL DAFFODIL II finally foundered on 07/11/2007
1980 converted to passenger/roro ferry, 493gt 109nt 46.11/53.29 x 14.99 x 4.07m
Sank about 20 miles off Cape Andreas, Cyprus after ingress of water and steering gear failure in heavy weather on passage Mersin for Famagusta; 8 crew rescued, captain & 1st mate lost.
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