Quaysides

"The Victoria"


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Photographed inward bound for Harwich passing  Landguard Point, Felixstowe
on the 26th June 1992.

Built in 1936  by Harland & Wolff Ltd. at Belfast as the "Dunnottar Castle".
In 1958 she was renamed "Victoria" and converted into a pure passenger ship.
Renamed again in 1977 to "The Victoria"
Owners Phaidon Navigation S.A., Panama registered, but in the colours of Chandris.
11,541 GRT.

I was working at a shipping company at the time and was down at Felixstowe for a few days
installing computer equipment. I finished early and went to the viewing area, which was
rather crowded. Suddenly "The Victoria" appeared, rounding the point from sea. I don't think
I've ever moved so fast in getting the camera out!!

Later that year, she was sold and renamed "Princesa Victoria" under the Cypriot flag.


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