Tuxedo Princess - IMO 5057840
|Photographer:||John Jones [View profile]||Title:||Tuxedo Princess||Added:||Oct 05, 2005|
||Harbour & tour boats / restaurant vessels|
|3,630 g.t. turbine steamer built by William Denny at Dumbarton in 1961 for the Caledonian Steam Packet Co.'s Stranrear to Larne service. Later passed into Sealink ownership and served on most of their routes at some time. Retired from service in 1981 and renamed Tuxedo Princess in 1982 for use as a floating nightclub on the Tyne. Renamed Caledonian Princess in 1996 for the same use on the River Clyde where she was built. In 1998 she was renamed Tuxedo Princess again and brought back to the Tyne.
Pictured at Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 4/10/05.
|Vessel type:||Floating Hotel/restaurant|
|Gross tonnage:||4,042 tons|
|Summer DWT:||630 tons|
© Wolfgang Fricke
© peter j. fitzpatrick
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The similar vessel Tuxedo Royale, ex Dover, is at Middlesborough. She is also used as a bar/nightclub. She doesn't bear close scrutiny and her machinery spaces are not pretty. There is lagging falling off all over the boiler room (presumably stiff with asbestos) and both main turbines have been opened up in the past and are not pretty. |
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