|ST HELEN (Ship No 535)|
Ship No 535
It is perhaps fitting that on this the last day of 2010 that the last ship built and launched in the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb (Robb Caledon) should be featured.
We would also like to thank all the visitors to the blog and to the new website at www.leithshipyards.com over this past year.
ST HELEN was the second of a two ship order that the yard had won, and for a short time things were beginning to look a little bit brighter. Little did we realise that this was to be the last launch!
She was a passenger/vehicle ferry from use on the south coast of England between the mainland and the Isle of Wight, the ships where for Sealink and she is still in service today under the banner of Wrightlink ferries.
She was a twin screw vessel of 2893 grt,(A bit more room than her sister ship ST CATHERINE) with a length between perpendiculars of 77.6 metres, and a beam of 16.8 metres, with design draught at 4.5 metres.
ST HELEN was launched from the Leith Shipyards of Robb Caledon on 15th of September 1983.
She still had to be outfitted of course and there was still the small experimental submarine being worked on, more of which will be on the new website.
ST HELEN (Ship No 535)