|Photographer:||Malcolm Cranfield [View profile]||Title:||DUKE OF LANCASTER||Added:||Aug 27, 2007|
||Wrecks & Relics|
|DUKE OF LANCASTER was built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast, in 1956 for the British Transport Commission, subsequently the British Railways Board, and based at Heysham near Lancaster
In the mid 1970's someone decided that it would be a good idea to permanently moor a ship near Mostyn on the North Wales coast as a leisure facility or "funship"
Although a ship of the Clan Line was considered, it was a former ferry, DUKE OF LANCASTER, which was selected to be encased in cement at the site.
Sadly, the venture was not a success and the ship's condition had significantly deteriorated by the time this photograph was taken on 7th May 2005. It is understood that she has recently been sold for breaking "in situ".