J5082 : The 'Hebridean Princess' in Bangor Bay

taken 13 years ago, near to Bangor, Co Down, Northern Ireland

The 'Hebridean Princess' in Bangor Bay
The 'Hebridean Princess' in Bangor Bay
The 'Hebridean Princess', a small luxury cruise ship which accommodates only 50 guests and 38 staff, at anchor in Bangor Bay. The ship anchored here while on a "Gaelic Trilogy" cruise around the west coast of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. See LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) for more information. Unable to fit into the harbour at Bangor, passengers were transferred ashore on the ship's own tender; this picture shows it being lifted back onboard after all of the passengers had re-embarked in the evening. Shortly afterwards the ship heaved anchor and departed.
In an earlier life, the ship operated as a car ferry. She was launched as the MV 'Columba' and was the last of three car ferries built in 1964 by Hall, Russell & Company, Aberdeen. The Columba mainly operated out of Oban, carrying up to 600 passengers and 50 cars between the Scottish islands.
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Ships of Caledonian MacBrayne Limited :: NM8431

Caledonian MacBrayne Limited (CalMac) was formed in 1973 following the merger of the Caledonian Steam Packet Limited and David MacBrayne Limited. Ownership passed to the Secretary of State for Scotland in 1990 and is now vested with the Scottish Government.
CalMac operate passenger and vehicle ferries along the Clyde Coast and to (and between) the Outer Hebrides, Skye, Raasay and the Small Isles, the Inner Hebrides and the Southern Hebrides. Information on the company’s services may be found: LinkExternal link
This Shared Description covers any vessels owned or operated by CalMac since 1973. It may also include any vessels in service with other owners or operators after disposal by CalMac.

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Date Taken
Friday, 10 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 10 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Sport, Leisure  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Place (from Tags)
Bangor Bay  Bangor  Belfast Lough 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 503 826 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:40.1446N 5:40.2567W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 502 823
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Hebridean Princess  Ship  Cruise Ship  Luxury Cruise Ship 

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