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GALLOWAY PRINCESS (1980b) & DARNIA (1977)~a1

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postcard, 6" x 4", 150mm x 100mm
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Product information

DRG/J.Arthur Dixon postcard, no.L6/SP.9323, 

not posted, 

6" x 4", 150mm x 100mm (approx)

our ref: SRZ193

GALLOWAY PRINCESS (Sealink British Ferries)

Passenger and vehicle ferry built in Belfast as Galloway Princess for Sealink in 1980 for their Stranraer-Larne service. She became Stena Galloway with the owners becoming Sealink Stena Line (1991), then Stena Sealink (1992). In 1995 her Irish terminal was switched to Belfast. She was sold in 2002 to IMTC for service between Spain and Morocco and renamed Le Rif. Laid up in 2014. Chartered to Africa Morocco Link in 2019 and renamed Morocco Sun for service between Algeciras, Spain, and Tanger-Med, Morocco.

DARNIA (Sealink British Ferries)

Freight ferry built by Osterreichische Sciffswerften, Korneuburg, Austria. Delivered to Stena Line in May 1977 as Stena Topper but a little over a week later was sold to Sealink and renamed Darnia for Stranraer-Larne service. Originally a freight ferry with accomodation for 12 passengers this was increased to 412 in 1982. Her owners became Sealink Stena Line in 1990, but later that year was sold to Nordström & Thulin and renamed Nord Neptunus. Generally served on Gotland Line routes in summer and chartered out in winter. Charterers included Sally Line, TT-Line, and Estline. Sold to Estonian company New Neptune Shipping in 1997 and renamed Neptunia, placed in Estline service. Chartered to Falcon SeaFreight in 2000, Dover-Boulogne route. Sold to Marseilles Fret (MarFret) in 2001, operating in the Caribbean. Broken up at Aliaga in 2007.
 

Technical specifications

Brand: J Arthur Dixon
Condition: Used
Product Code: SRZ193c

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