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Sunday, 26 October 2014

TSS Lord Warden

Built by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton,
Yard No 1455
Engines by shipbuilder
Last Name: AL ZAHER (1979)

Propulsion: 2 dr geared 8000shp 19.5 knots Steam turbine
Launched: Friday, 14/12/1951
Built: 1952
Ship Type: Passenger Vessel
Ship's Role: Car Ferry
Tonnage: 3333 grt
Length: 362 feet 1
Breadth: 60 feet 8
Draught: 12 feet 11
Owner History:
British Transport Commission, Southern Region
1963 British Railways Board, Southern Region
1979 Sealink UK Ltd, London
1979 Baaboud Trading & Shipping Agencies (Ahmed M Baaboud), Jeddah
Status: Arrived for Scrapping - 25/04/1981

First stern loading car ferry for Dover/Calais crossing 700 passengers and 120 cars
Entered service Dover/Boulogne 17/06/1952

Sold in 1979 to Ahmed Mohamed Baaboud Saudi Arabia. Stern ramp fitted by Vosper Shiprepair
Left Southampton 02/01/1980 and operated Port Sudan~Jeddah
Scrapped at Gadani Beach by Karim Shipbreaking Industries, commenced 6/5/1981.

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