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UK Duke of Lancaster ship (November 2015)

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Visited the ship in north wales with woopashoopaa vulex and Telf great looking ship with some good graffitti. Lots of barbed wire and fences around the ship but managed to get to the ship but then we heard " your not supposed to be here" by the secca guy coming from his cabin. Did manage to get some pictures was a nice leisurely look around and nice scenery to be had.on with my history and pics....

On August 10th, 1979, a former Sealink passenger ferry called The Duke of Lancaster" was beached at Llanerch-y-Mor in North Wales with the intention of turning it into a floating leisure and retail complex called The Fun Ship but the project never achieved it's full potential due to many long running legal disputes with the local council.

Make no bones about it, until it was converted into a car ferry she was one of the finest vessels afloat at the time. The first class quarters in the late fifties and early sixties were the best around, silver service restaurants, state rooms and luxurious cabins. In fact, the facilities and the accommodation on board Lancaster were so good she was frequently taken out of her usual ferry service and used as a cruise liner with frequent annual cruises around Scotland, Scandinavia and the Mediterranean.

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Good stuff I must say.

And being told "you should not be here" I would say you got away lightly... Tools with baseball bats is the usual greeting so it's been reported.

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Good stuff I must say.

And being told "you should not be here" I would say you got away lightly... Tools with baseball bats is the usual greeting so it's been reported.

a golf club and on another occasion 2 grumpy old gits with sticks

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Good stuff mate sounds similar to our visit no obvious way aboard besides climbing the chain and we got caught before we could try that :mrgreen:

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Good stuff I must say.

And being told "you should not be here" I would say you got away lightly... Tools with baseball bats is the usual greeting so it's been reported.

I don't think he was upto tackling us with bats lol..

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Looking increasingly sorry for its self these days, such a shame. Often wonder what the insides are like now, I bet they're equally as bad.

Does sound like you got off lightly, or maybe the owners have calmed down a bit, either way nothing bad happened so it's all good. :-)

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Huge fan of some of the artwork on there, not everyone's cuppa tea but it's certainly a bit different and made the boat famous around the world.

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