ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
HEBRIDES
Type
FERRY, PASSENGER, VEHICLE
Date
1964
Official Number
305301/6401165
Description
Yard Number: 910
Identity Number: 6401165

Subsequent Names: DEVONIUN; ILLYRIA

Type: Car/Passenger Ro/Ro Ferry
Engines by Crossley Bros Ltd, Manchester.
Construction: welded

Owner: Secretary of State for Scotland, Leith
Manager: Caledonian MacBrayne Glasgow

HEBRIDES was the first of three ships being ordered by Caledonian MacBrayne for service to the Western Isles of Scotland. The other two ships were the CLANSMAN 911 and COLUMBA 912 which was still operating in 2010 as the HEBRIDEAN PRINCESS. The ferries were built as side loading car ferries with a ramp and lift forward of the bridge front and twin propellers aft.

Not registered after 1982-83 as HEBRIDES in Lloyd's Register of Shipping.

1985: Became DEVONIUN of Torbay Seaways
1993: Renamed ILLYRIA by Greek owners (Illiria Lines) although she worked between Italy and Albania.
During 1998: She was in the Caribbean working out of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
1999: Caught fire in Eleusis Bay, Greece. Damaged and laid-up.
July 2003: Sold to Turkey for breaking.
September 2003: Demolished in India.
Shipbuilder
Hall Russell
Owner
Secretary of State for Scotland, Leith
Dimensions
length 220' x breadth 43' x depth 13'
tonnage 2104 ton
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