The ferry ST HELEN Ship No 535 turning on her own length as she had Fore and Aft props
seen in this photograph by Tim Webb and shown on shipsnostalgia website first)
The final ship built and launched at the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb in September 1983 and handed over 6 months later just before the shipyard was to close its gates for the last time, is about to reach the end of her career working in the South of England as we here that she is to be retired in a couple of weeks time bringing an end to a working life as a ferry used by many on her trips across the Solent.
At the time of writing we don’t know what her eventual fate will be, will she be scrapped or can a buyer be found for her just as her sister ship the ST CATHERINE has found a new lease of life working in the sunshine as a ferry out of Corsica/Sardinia.
Should further news about the ST HELEN be known we hope to bring you the news here first on the Blog and you can of course find out more about the last ship built in
Leith on the website?