|ST CATHERINE(Photo from simplonpc.co.uk)|
Ship No 534
ST CATHERINE was the first of a two ship order that the yard had won, and for a short time things were beginning to look a little bit brighter.
She was a passenger/vehicle ferry for use on the south coast of England between the mainland and the Isle of Wight, the ships where for Sealink and she is still in service today under the banner of Wrightlink ferries.
She was a twin screw vessel of 2036 grt, with a length between perpendiculars of 77.6 metres, and a beam of 16.8 metres, with design draught at 4.5 metres.
ST CATHERINE was launched from the Leith Shipyards of Robb Caledon on 30th of March 1983.
ST CATHERINE in her "Sealink" Livery
(Photo is courtesy of Ian Boyle at http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/)