The launch of steel ferry HOTSPUR IV at Rowhedge Ironworks, Ship No. 673, launch. Official No. 167903.

64ft x 19ft 2in x 6ft 3in. 2 x 76 bhp Gardner diesels.

For General Estates Ltd as Hythe - Southampton Ferry.

2007 still in service as the Hythe Ferry. 
Cat1 Ships and Boats-->Launches Cat2 Places-->Rowhedge

The launch of steel ferry HOTSPUR IV at Rowhedge Ironworks, Ship No. 673, launch. Official No. 167903.
64ft x 19ft 2in x 6ft 3in. 2 x 76 bhp Gardner diesels.
For General Estates Ltd as Hythe - Southampton Ferry.
2007 still in service as the Hythe Ferry.
From: Rowhedge --- photos and documents
Date: 1947      


Photo: John Leather Collection
Image ID BF72_001_035_001
Category 1 Ships and Boats-->Launches
Category 2 Places-->Rowhedge

This image is part of the Mersea Island Museum Collection.