SX4455 : Torpoint ferry

taken 58 years ago, near to Torpoint, Cornwall, Great Britain

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Torpoint ferry
Torpoint ferry
One of two replacement chain ferries built c1960 with a capacity of 30 cars. It's worth noting that this upgrade almost coincided with the opening of the Tamar Bridge and closure of the Saltash Ferry upstream (SX4358).
A third ferry entered service in 1966. The landing ramps were enlarged in 1972 to enable all 3 ferries to operate simultaneously. In the 1980s, all 3 ferries were stretched to increase capacity to 50 cars. See SX4455 : Torpoint Ferry, "The Plym". They were replaced with the current ferries in 2005. [Wikipedia]
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Date Taken
24 August 1963   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 21 April, 2021
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Estuary, Marine 
Primary Subject of Photo
Ferry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 444 551 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:22.5217N 4:11.3183W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 445 550
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Chain Ferry  Torpoint Ferry  Hamoaze  Floating Bridge 

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