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Old 23-01-2015, 12:23 AM   #365
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Lady of Mann is launched at Barrow-in-FurNess..

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Code Letters G M K Z.. Lady of Mann (RMS) was a passenger ship, built by Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company at Barrow-in-Furness in 1930, at a cost of £ 249,073 (£13,739,545 in 2015)..She was launched on 4 March by the Duchess of Atholl, the Lady of Mann, after whom she was named..Certificated to carry 2873 passengers and 81 crew, she was commissioned to operate on the Island's busy Douglas - Liverpool; Douglas - Fleetwood routes, and had a maximum speed of 23 knots...A furnace is a device used for high temperature heating.. The name derives from Greek word fornax, which means oven...

The Lady of Mann returned to her home port, Douglas, on 9 March 1946, where she was given a civic reception.. A local paper that week said that during her war service the Lady of Mann had carried more than 2,000000 troops..Under the command of her Master Captain T.C. (Daddy) Woods O.B.E., the Lady of Mann joined se7en of her Steam Packet sisters at Dunkirk and then at the evacuation of the north-western French ports.. After this she spent 4 years on transport work from Lerwick.. She then went south and was engaged in the D-Day landings on the Cherbourg peninsula.. "The Lady", was one of several vessels that serviced the big Cunarder, taking troops on the final leg of their sea voyage to Greenock..She was reconditioned by Cammell Laird & Co at Birkenhead and after her proud war service, Lady of Mann returned to her duties with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company on 14 June 1946..Like her sister Ben-my-Chree, "The Lady" only sailed during the summer season, and this may go some way to explaining their relatively long lives..Her career continued until August 71.. Lady of Mann made her final sailing from Liverpool at 09:00hrs on August, 14.. In the afternoon she made passage from Douglas to Ardrossan, returning the following day, Sunday, August 15..After a final day in her home port, Douglas, she departed bound for Barrow-in-Furness where she was laid up awaiting sale..The name Lady of Mann was resurrected by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company in 76, when the 4th car ferry MS Lady of Mann joined the fleet..MS Lady of Mann (II) was a side-loading car ferry built in 76 for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company and operated on the Douglas–Liverpool crossing...'ll take it under advisement, Joe, but there's still that fourth enemy carrier to deal with.. Oh yes, and this house will be here long, long after you have departed...

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