Monday, 29 October 2007

SOUND OF SCALPAY

One of two ferries acquired by Western Ferries from Amsterdam City Council in the 1990s, SOUND OF SCALPAY leaves McInroy's Point this afternoon on another crossing to Hunter's Quay, just north of Dunoon. Originally built in 1961 at Arnhem, her original owners used her on a short crossing on the North Sea Canal at Amsterdam. She was purchased by Western Ferries in 1995 and towed, via the English Channel, to Greenock, where she was converted to meet her new owner's requirements. She is 48.43 metres long, and 403 gross tons. Propulsion is provided by two Caterpillar main engines, each driving an azimuthing propeller, one at either end.

2 comments:

John said...

Nicely caught John

Anonymous said...

thanks for this photo and information, living beside Holy Loch Marina I was very interested to read about this vessel...