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Edith (2)
Tilbury-Gravesend Ferry
 
 
This page is one of a series devoted to postcards and photographs of the Tilbury-Gravesend ferries. This pages shows the ferry Edith (2) built in 1961.
The ferries Catherine (1), Rose (1), Edith (1), Tessa and Mimie passed to British Railways (BR) in 1948. They survived until 1961 when they were all replaced by three new diesel passenger ferries Catherine (2), Edith (2) and Rose (2). Three vessels proved to be excessive, and the Rose (2) was sold to the Caledonian Steam Packet Co in 1967, becoming their Keppel.
 
In 1979, the ownership of Catherine (2) and Edith (2) transferred to Sealink UK Ltd, in preparation for the privatisation of the railway fleet. In 1984, Sealink was acquired by Sea Containers Ltd, including the Tilbury-Gravesend service. Catherine (2) had been laid up as spare boat in 1981, and her passenger certificate expired in 1984, leaving Edith (2) to continue alone. She was sold in 1989 for further service on the Tyne. In May 1990, Stena Line took over Sealink from Sea Containers. They were keen to dispose of this smallest link in their empire, and White Horse Ferries took over the service in 1991. They chartered the Edith (2) from Stena until the catamaran Great Expectations CD was delivered in 1992. Edith (2) has subsequently served as a house boat on the Thames. In 2006 she is still undergoing conversion, and is located near Greenwich.
 
 
Sections on this Page:-
Edith (2) - Postcards
Edith (2) - Photographs in Sealink Service
Edith (2) - Photographs Private Ownership
Edith (2) - Photographs at Greenwich
Edith (2) - Photographs at Great Wakering
 
Associated Pages:-
Tilbury - Gravesend: Page 1 - Railway Ferries: 1862-1984
Tilbury - Gravesend: Page 2 - Private Operators: 1984-
Tilbury - Gravesend: Page 3 - Piers
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Cruise Ship Postcards
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References:-
The Five Minute Crossing - John M.Ormiston - Thurrock Local History Society, 1998
London, Tilbury & Southend Railway - R.J.Essery - Oxford Publishing Co, 2001
London, Tilbury & Southend Album - George Dow - Ian Allan, 1981
   
 
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Edith
(BR/Sealink: 1961-1984)


Edith - Postcards


Photographic postcard of Catharine (2) and Edith (2)


Art postcard of Edith (2)
Painting: Ian H.Boyd. Publisher: Leander FA-005






Edith - Photographs in Sealink Service


Edith arriving at Tilbury from Gravesend, by this time owned by Sea Containers
Photo: Ian Boyle, 1985




Edith arriving at Tilbury from Gravesend
Photo: Ian Boyle, 1986






Edith - Photographs in Private Ownership


Edith arriving at Tilbury from Gravesend, on charter from Stena Line to White Horse Ferries.
Note removal of Sealink logo
Photo: Ian Boyle, 1992




Ex-Tilbury-Gravesend ferry Edith undergoing work near Greenwich
Photo: Ian Boyle, 14th June 2006 - images link to larger copies




Edith at Great Wakering, Essex, in 2012
Photo: ©2012 David Asprey - image links to a larger copies
EDITH at Great Wakering - Photo: �2012 David Asprey




Edith at Great Wakering, Essex, in 2014
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th November 2014 - images link to larger copies
EDITH at Great Wakering - Photo:   Ian Boyle, 5th November 2014EDITH at Great Wakering - Photo:   Ian Boyle, 5th November 2014EDITH at Great Wakering - Photo:   Ian Boyle, 5th November 2014EDITH at Great Wakering - Photo:   Ian Boyle, 5th November 2014EDITH at Great Wakering - Photo:   Ian Boyle, 5th November 2014






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