ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
ST. HELENA
Construction
STEEL
Type
PASSENGER CARGO
Date
1990
Official Number
718836
Description
Yard Number: 1,000 (Hall, Russell's shipyard as A & P Appledore)
Launched 31st October 1989, fitted out and handed to owners in 1990.

As of June 2003, the vessel sails to Cape Town and St Helena from Portland, Dorset rather than Cardiff. Vessel managed by Andrew Weir Shipping. This was the last vessel built in Aberdeen.

St Helena is the last working Royal Mail Ship in continuous service.

The 128 berth passenger and cargo vessel will retire in July 2016, due to an island airport due to open in 2016.
The last sailings of the vessel will incude a rare visit to the UK. Voyage 242 will see the vessel visit London, sailing under Tower Bridge and be moored alongside HMS BELFAST from 5th to 14th June.
She will be at anchor in St. James Bay for five days in July before arriving in Cape Town on 15th July. This was to be the end of her sevrice but due to issues with the airport, RMS "St Helena" is expected to continue in sevrice until September 2016.
Shipbuilder
Hall Russell
Owner
Curnero Shipping Ltd
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