Sunday, 1 June 2008

SEAHORSE II

Sharing the Garvel Drydock with JUPITER was Argyll Workboats' SEAHORSE II. Now described as a "fully equipped offshore survey and combat weapons trials support vessel", she was built in 1972 as the Norwegian ferry SESSØY, and owned by Troms Fylkes Dampskibsselskap AS (TFDS), Tromsø. She was sold in 1987 and renamed SESSÖ by Swedish owners. Sold again, she came to British waters in 2005 and gained her present name. She is 144 gross tons, and 25.35 metres long. As built, she could carry up to 60 passengers and four cars. Nowadays, her passenger accommodation is used as a conference room. Recently she has worked with the Type 45 destroyer DARING while she was on trials.

3 comments:

Saturn said...

not sure if it's the same boat but one that looks very simliar use to sit in our harbour, I last saw it at Tarbert a few months ago...

Anonymous said...

She arrived at JWD on the 18th May at 17:30 !!

The ClydeSighter . . . said...

Saturn - this is the same little vessel. She was named SESSØ and was based at Rothesay (where her owner lives, I think), then moved to Ardrossan for a while.