J5082 : The 'Hebridean Princess' in Bangor Bay

taken 7 years ago, 3 km from Bangor, 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 for more information. Unable to fit into the harbour at Bangor, passengers were transferred ashore on the ship's own tender.
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.
See also LinkExternal link for related images.
The small red and white boat passing in front is current 'Bangor Boat' LinkExternal link the 'Ocean Crest' LinkExternal link .
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
Wednesday, 22 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 25 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  City, Town centre  People, Events  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Belfast Lough  Bangor Bay  Bangor  Bangor Harbour 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 504 825 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:40.1364N 5:40.1083W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 505 822
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Bangor Bay  Boat  Hebridean Princess  Cruise Ship  Luxury Cruise Ship  Ocean Crest  Bangor  Bangor Boat  Bangor (Co Down) 

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