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No: 6336   Contributor: David T. Jackson   Year: 1973   Manufacturer: Philip and Sons, United Kingdom   Country: United Kingdom
Ferry Leasowe

Mersey ferry "Leasowe" (built 1951) arriving at Pier Head, Liverpool, August 1973
Picture added on 30 December 2012 at 09:13
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The sister ferries Leasowe and Egremont were built by Philip and Co. in Dartmouth, Devon and entered service in late 1951 and early 1952 respectively. Named after suburbs of Wallasey, both vessels were commissioned by Wallasey Corporation.
They were of a traditional design by naval architects Graham and Woolnough, based in Liverpool, but boasted modern equipment including Crossley multi-speed engines for versatile control.
In the mid 1970s, Leasowe was sold to Greek owners and has been heavily modified since; she is said to be still cruising around the Greek islands.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 30 December 2012.
Great picture, Peter.
Thanks for the memory.
Ian

Added by Ian Peel on 28 October 2016.
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