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CRESTED EAGLE (1947, General Steam Navigation) postcard

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company-issued postcard,  not posted, 5.5" x 3.5", 140mm x 90mm
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CRESTED EAGLE (General Steam Navigation)
Built in 1938 by Thomas Crown & Sons, Sunderland, as the excursion vessel New Royal Lady for Thomas Round & Sons of Scarborough. Requisitioned by the Royal Navy in 1940 for transport duties and purchased by the Ministry Of War Transport in 1942. In 1946 she was sold back to her original owners, then sold in April 1947 to John Hall of Kirkcaldy and renamed Royal Lady for service on the Firth Of Forth. After one season she was sold to the General Steam Navigation Co., renamed Crested Eagle for Thames and dock cruises. Sold in 1957 to Magro Bros. of Malta. Converted to carry cars and renamed Imperial Eagle she entered Malta-Gozo service in 1958. Laid up in 1968 she re-entered service in 1972. Sold in 1978 to Pisani Bros, she spent the last 10 years of her service between Valletta and Gozo carrying cargo and animals. Then laid up she eventually sank at her berth. In 1995 she was purchased by a local diving group and in 1999 was scuttled off Qawra Point as the centre piece of a Marine Park.

company-issued postcard, 
not posted, vmf, 
5.5" x 3.5", 140mm x 90mm (approx)
our ref: SRE014c

Technical specifications

Brand: Official / Company
Condition: Used
Product Code: SRE014c