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DUKE OF YORK (1935a, British Railways) photo (a)

photograph, 5.5" x 3.5", 140mm x 90mm
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DUKE OF YORK (British Railways)
Passenger ferry built, with 2 funnels, by Harland & Wolff, Belfast, for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway that entered service in 1935 as Duke Of York on the Heysham-Belfast service. Requisitioned as a troopship in 1939, she took part in the Dunkirk evacuations. In 1942 she was converted into a Landing Ship Infantry, renamed HMS Duke Of Wellington, and she took part in the raid on Dieppe. She was decommissioned in 1945 but did not return to commercial service until 1947. In 1950/51 she was rebuilt with a single funnel and placed on the Harwich-Hook Of Holland service. In 1953 her bow was sliced off in a collision with the American transport Haiti Victory but she was rebuilt and returned to service in 1954. She was sold to Chandris in 1963 and rebuilt as a cruise ship and renamed Fantasia in 1964, cruising out of Venice. Broken up at Piraeus 1975/6.
pictured "approaching Southampton 25/9/1950" - she had spent the summer 1950 season on the Southampton - Cherbourg/Channel Islands route.

photograph, no publisher stated, 
very feint imprints from corner mounts, very minor knocks, 
5.5" x 3.5", 140mm x 90mm (approx)
our ref: SRZ305a

Technical specifications

Brand: unbranded
Condition: Used
Product Code: SRZ305a

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