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Photographer:Phil English [View profile]Title:IMPERIAL EAGLEAdded:Mar 18, 2008
Photo Category: Ancient Motor Vessels
Gozo, 10/1993
257 grt. Built 6/1938 by J. Crown & Sons, Sunderland, as NEW ROYAL LADY, for Thomas Round of Scarborough.

After WWII Royal Navy duty she was sold in 1946 to John Hall of Kirkaldy, for service on the Firth of Forth. Later the same year she passed to General Steam Navigation Ltd. for service on the Thames and South Coast, being renamed CRESTED EAGLE.

In 1968 she was sold to Maltese owners who renamed her IMPERIAL EAGLE for service between Malta and Gozo. A further sale to Malta saw her transporting mainly livestock but after a few years she was laid up at Gozo. Later she was towed to Valletta, where she eventually partially sank at her moorings.

Her final fate was sealed in 1999 when she was raised, towed out and scuttled off Malta to become an artifical reef for divers.

Replaces photo lost in crash
Vessel Identification
Name:Imperial Eagle
Former name(s):
- Crested Eagle (Until 1958)
- Royal Lady (Until 1948)
- New Royal Lady (Until 1947)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ro-ro/passenger Ship
Gross tonnage:257 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1938
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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