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Red Funnel MV Norris Castle (1947-1962) car ferry

Norris Castle Car Ferry
Norris Castle Car Ferry

Red Funnel acquired the Motor Vessel Norris Castle in 1949 for the East Cowes/Southampton route. The vessel had been designed originally for the D-Day landings and could be loaded from the bow or from the sides.
She was a relatively slow vessel with a crossing time of some hour and a half, but she did have a larger capacity that most vessels of the time.
Red Funnel disposed of the MV Norris Castle in 1962.

See also: Cowes  -  Red Funnel  -  Car Ferries

Another resource:
    Red Funnel Corporate History

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