MV St Clare
© Carsten Dettmer
Steel quadruple ‘Voith Schneider’ “204 PCU” motor vessel built in 2001 by Gdansk Shiprepair “Remontowa”, Gdansk, Poland (Yard No 653) as a Double Ended Car Passenger Ferry
- Length: 85.97 m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 18.40 m (max)
- Depth: m
- Draught: 4.60 m (max)
- Tonnage: 5459 gross/ net/769 deadweight
- Engines: 4 x Wartsila 5L20 diesel
- Power: 3300 kW/HP
- Propulsion: 4x Voith Schneider 21G 11/115 Cycloidal propellers
- Speed: 13 knots
- Capacity: 820 passengers + crew, 204 cars
- Crew: 15
- Call Sign: ZNNR5
- IMO Number: 9236949
- MMSI Number: 235002514
- Official Number: 904282
- Port of Registry: London/UK
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March 2001: Launched.
April 26th 2001: Christened.
July 2001: Delivered to Ing Lease UK, Ltd, Portsmouth, UK (Management Wightlink Ltd).
July 12th 2001: Left builders for Portsmouth.
July 16th 2001: Arrived Portsmouth.
July 20th 2001: Entered service between Portsmouth – Fishbourne.
© Robert J Smith (Portsmouth 16/04/2003) (Left) and © Derek Sands (2004) (Right)
© Andreas Wörteler (Portsmouth 21/05/2004)
January – February 2015: Totally refurbished during annual refit.
© Robert J Smith (Portsmouth 07/12/2016) (Left) and © Simonwp (Portsmouth 12/06/2018) (Right)
2018: Had her upper car decks extended by 5 m at either end as they were shorter than the main car deck of the ferry and could not link to the ferry operator’s upper tier of the new two-tier car loading system on shore.
June 20th 2019: Damen Dunkirk shipyards due to a propeller problem.
© Julien Carpentier
June 29th 2019: Left Dunkirk for Portsmouth.
June 30th 2019: Resumed Portsmouth – Fishbourne
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