|Photographer:||jackosan [View profile]||Title:||ROYAL IRIS||Added:||Jun 13, 2020|
|Captured:||August 01, 1973||IMO:||5301332||Hits:||148|
|Location:||Liverpool, United Kingdom|
|Passenger ferry “Royal Iris” arriving at Liverpool, August 1973
Owner: Wallasey Corporation Transport Division
Manager: Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive (Wirral Division)
Port of registry: Liverpool
Builder: Wm. Denny & Bros, Dumbarton
Gross tons: 1,234
Length overall: 48.5 m
Max. draft: 2.76 m
Engines: diesel-electric: 2 x 6-cylinder diesels by Ruston & Hornsby, Lincoln, driving 4 generators connected to 2 electric motors by Metro-Vickers Elect. Co., Manchester; 2 shafts, total 1,460 s.h.p.
Service speed: 12 knots
Completed April 1951
Sold 1991 to a consortium; converted to a restaurant/nightclub under the name “'Mr Smith's Nightclub” & moored in Stanley Dock in 1992.
Sold 1993 to Parkway Leisure who planned to put her into use at Cardiff, but this plan fell through; eventually laid up in the Thames & now appears to have been abandoned.