NR8162 : The Finlaggan (CalMac ferry)

taken 9 years ago, near to Kennacraig, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

The Finlaggan (CalMac ferry)
The Finlaggan (CalMac ferry)
The Finlaggan is currently (June 2012) Caledonian MacBrayne's newest ferry - so new that CalMac's own fact sheet LinkExternal link refers to her being yet to be built. She actually came into service in 2011 and can carry 550 passengers and 85 cars, making her one of the larger ferries in the fleet, but by no means the largest. She is seen here at the pier at Kennacraig just before her departure for Port Askaig on Islay. To date she is the only member of the CalMac fleet to have "clamshell" bow doors, seen opening in this image.
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
Sunday, 27 May, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 3 June, 2012
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Coastal  Docks, Harbours 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NR 817 625 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:48.3949N 5:29.0765W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NR 818 625
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