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Isle of Man Steam Packet Co's Manxman
« on: October 25, 2008, 12:24:24 pm »


Isle of Man Steam Packet Co's Manxman
 Full gallery courtesy of Martin Morrow

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Gallery/Manxman/index.htm

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Re: Isle of Man Steam Packet Co's Manxman
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2008, 12:47:16 pm »

The last I had heard in Feb this year was that there wasn't a berth for her on the Mersey so she was going to be scrapped.

Does anyone have the latest?
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Re: Isle of Man Steam Packet Co's Manxman
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2008, 07:34:59 pm »

Now that's what I call weathering!

On a more serious note, I can remember sailing on the Manxman from Liverpool to Douglas on a few occasions and have walked those very decks.  The photographs brought back a lot of memories.

A sad time for a very nice vessel.

Malc


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Re: Isle of Man Steam Packet Co's Manxman
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2008, 07:52:31 pm »


Isle of Man Steam Packet Co's Manxman
 Full gallery courtesy of Martin Morrow

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Gallery/Manxman/index.htm


Interesting photo that shows outward turning props.
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Re: Isle of Man Steam Packet Co's Manxman
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2008, 08:04:10 pm »

Sharp eye there Bryan. Supports the old adage that merchant ship props turn outwards, warships inwards.

Colin
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Re: Isle of Man Steam Packet Co's Manxman
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2008, 08:43:42 pm »

Normal for me guys.
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Re: Isle of Man Steam Packet Co's Manxman
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2008, 09:11:04 pm »

She used to sail from Fleetwood too. When IoNSP sold her off, she was turned into a floating night club in Preston Docks. Had many a good night on her there including a couple of christmas parties.

Think after that she was moved to Liverpool(?) also as a night club. Looks like that's what she ended up as until a fire got hold of her?
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