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The Inner Harbour Douglas Isle of Man 1967 (Postcard)
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  • Ken Lowe - Sunday 22 October 2017 16:17Reply
    This photo was probably taken in the Spring of 1964. In those days small coasters were still a common sight along the North side of Douglas Inner Harbour. On this occasion there were three of them but unfortunately I cannot identify the furthest one. The one nearest the camera is the Ben Varrey, belonging to the Ramsey S.S. Co. whose ships were frequent visitors to this location, usually to unload coal. She was built new for the company by a dutch shipyard, being completed in March 1963. She measured 451 gross tons. The second ship is the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co.'s cargo steamer Peveril, built in 1929 and measuring 798 grt. She was sold for scrap in 1964, being delivered to breakers at Glasson Dock on 29th May of that year. She did not normally visit the Inner Harbour, her usual berth being the IOMSPC's cargo berth downstream of the swing bridge, (behind the camera). I would guess that at this time she was awaiting delivery to the scrappers, having been replaced by a new vessel of the same name in March 1964.
  • alan - Sunday 22 October 2017 23:03Reply
    @ Ken Lowe :Thanks Ken very interesting indeed
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