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Xlendi – Part 1  Built by Helsingor Vaerft, Helsingør (Denmark) in 1955 for De Danske Statsbaner, Helsingør as a train ferry, it weighs 1123 gross tones and is 80 meters long.

Xlendi – Part 1 Built by Helsingor Vaerft, Helsingør (Denmark) in 1955 for De Danske Statsbaner, Helsingør as a train ferry, it weighs 1123 gross tones and is 80 meters long.

In August 1997, after a three week voyage from Germany, the Armed Forces of Malta’s Maritime Squadron took delivery of their third Kondor vessel, the P29. From 1997 until 2004, when she was decommissioned, the P29 patrolled the coastal waters of the Maltese Islands, fulfilling her duties with search and rescue operations, fisheries protection duties and exercises.

In August 1997, after a three week voyage from Germany, the Armed Forces of Malta’s Maritime Squadron took delivery of their third Kondor vessel, the P29. From 1997 until 2004, when she was decommissioned, the P29 patrolled the coastal waters of the Maltese Islands, fulfilling her duties with search and rescue operations, fisheries protection duties and exercises.

Imperial Eagle –  She only had two seasons at Scarborough before the start of the Second World War, and she was requisitioned by the Royal Navy in 1940 for transport duties

Imperial Eagle – She only had two seasons at Scarborough before the start of the Second World War, and she was requisitioned by the Royal Navy in 1940 for transport duties

Imperial Eagle - In 1956, Crested Eagle (2) became a regular service vessel, running from Gravesend to Southend and Clacton daily except Mondays. P.& A.Campbell chartered Crested Eagle (2) in 1957 for services on the South Coast. She ran short trips from Eastbourne to Hastings, except Fridays when she ran from Brighton to Shanklin.

Imperial Eagle - In 1956, Crested Eagle (2) became a regular service vessel, running from Gravesend to Southend and Clacton daily except Mondays. P.& A.Campbell chartered Crested Eagle (2) in 1957 for services on the South Coast. She ran short trips from Eastbourne to Hastings, except Fridays when she ran from Brighton to Shanklin.

Imperial Eagle made its maiden voyage between Malta & Gozo on 1st June 1958, it had accommodation for 70 passengers and room for 10 cars. It remained on the Mgarr to Marfa route until March 1968. She also did occasional trips to Sicily and on these was held locally in ill-repute as a bad sailer.  Imperial Eagle was subsequently bought by Sunny & Mary Pisani from Gozo and was used to transport cargo and animals from Gozo to Valletta.

Imperial Eagle made its maiden voyage between Malta & Gozo on 1st June 1958, it had accommodation for 70 passengers and room for 10 cars. It remained on the Mgarr to Marfa route until March 1968. She also did occasional trips to Sicily and on these was held locally in ill-repute as a bad sailer. Imperial Eagle was subsequently bought by Sunny & Mary Pisani from Gozo and was used to transport cargo and animals from Gozo to Valletta.

St Michael is a Tanac Type tugboat built in 1944 in Canada and is 20 metres long. Number 10 is a Melita Type tugboat and is 16 meters long. Both served for many years towing numerous ships around the Grand Harbour. Prior to their scuttling, the tugs were laid up at Jetties Wharf and subsequently sunk at their mooring, remaining partly submerged for many years.

St Michael is a Tanac Type tugboat built in 1944 in Canada and is 20 metres long. Number 10 is a Melita Type tugboat and is 16 meters long. Both served for many years towing numerous ships around the Grand Harbour. Prior to their scuttling, the tugs were laid up at Jetties Wharf and subsequently sunk at their mooring, remaining partly submerged for many years.

Did You Know.....  The Ferry Helsingør was bought by Gozo Channel in February 1990 for Lm327,000 (€762,000) and renamed Xlendi.  She could take up to 65 vehicles. Its shape, however, earned it the ignoble title of the coffin.

Did You Know..... The Ferry Helsingør was bought by Gozo Channel in February 1990 for Lm327,000 (€762,000) and renamed Xlendi. She could take up to 65 vehicles. Its shape, however, earned it the ignoble title of the coffin.

In 1969 sold to Rea Towing Co. Liverpool and renamed “Rossgarth”. In 1972 she was sold to Mifsud Brothers (Malta Ship Towage) Ltd, Malta, retaining her name.  In the same year she sailed from Liverpool for Malta where in 1973 she was registered.

In 1969 sold to Rea Towing Co. Liverpool and renamed “Rossgarth”. In 1972 she was sold to Mifsud Brothers (Malta Ship Towage) Ltd, Malta, retaining her name. In the same year she sailed from Liverpool for Malta where in 1973 she was registered.

Did You Know.....  The Imperial Eagle made its maiden voyage between Malta & Gozo on 1st June 1958, it had accommodation for 70 passengers and room for 10 cars. It remained on the Mgarr to Marfa route until March 1968.

Did You Know..... The Imperial Eagle made its maiden voyage between Malta & Gozo on 1st June 1958, it had accommodation for 70 passengers and room for 10 cars. It remained on the Mgarr to Marfa route until March 1968.

Did You Know.....  Karwela was built in 1957 by Jos L. Meyer of Papenburg, West Germany and named M/S Frisia II.  She was renamed Nordpaloma in 1977.

Did You Know..... Karwela was built in 1957 by Jos L. Meyer of Papenburg, West Germany and named M/S Frisia II. She was renamed Nordpaloma in 1977.

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