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Classic Manxman ferry to be dismantled

Manxman
Manxman now sits at a shipyard in Sunderland

A classic ferry which transported passengers between Merseyside and the Isle of Man for more than 20 years is to be broken up and dismantled.

The SS Manxman was launched from Cammel Laird in Birkenhead in 1955. It was used to ferry travellers from Liverpool to Douglas until 1982.

She is now at the Pallion Shipyard in Sunderland.

Enthusiasts are invited to buy some of the memorabilia on board, or part of the vessel itself.

The ships' badge, lifeboats, original wood panelling, decking portholes, and anchors are among the items available.

Manxman was turned into a nightclub in both Preston and Liverpool, after it was taken out of service.

She was taken to Sunderland in the mid 1990s, where she has remained ever since.

There were hopes it would be returned to Liverpool, and become a tourist attraction.



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