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The Duke of Lancaster was a railway steamer passenger ship that operated in Europe from 1956 to 1979, and is currently beached near Mostyn Docks, on the River Dee, north-east Wales.
The Lancaster was sold to Liverpool based company Empirewise Ltd, who intended her to be used as a static leisure centre and market. She arrived at her new home at Llanerch-y-Mor, near Mostyn, on 10 August 1979. The ship was brought into a permanent dock and the hull was sealed — not in concrete, as is commonly thought, but surrounded by a large tonnage of sand pulled out of the Dee estuary. Known as “The Fun Ship”, it was also possible to visit her bridge and engine room. Conversion for use as a 300-room hotel did not appear to go beyond the preliminary planning stage. Its use as “The Fun Ship” was relatively short-lived and it was subsequently closed to the public because access to the ship is via a bridge under the North Wales railway line, which is too low for emergency vehicles. Over time, the vessel has become increasingly derelict. The ship was later used as a warehouse by its owners Solitaire Liverpool Ltd, a clothing company registered to the same address as Empirewise Ltd. Despite rumours that the ship would be scrapped, the company stated that they have no plans either to sell it or to restore it and its current use is uncertain. Despite having large amounts of its exterior paintwork covered in rust, the interior of the ship is in good condition. It was featured in the 2011 series of BBC2’s Coast. (Wikipedia)

The Duke seems to have gained a Diver Graffiti taken from the Public Footpath which runs along the side the the Duke

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  • Adrian Evans
    Adrian Evansabout 2 years ago

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesabout 2 years ago

    Nice series Adrian

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...over 1 year ago


    Chosen for Variety of Colour in Boats / Composition / and Ambiance

  • Thank you very much Larry for the super Feature, appreciated

    – Adrian Evans

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 1 year ago

    Cool shot

  • thank you Ray

    – Adrian Evans

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