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2.30pm, Saturday, March 13th 2021 ~ Union-Castle Purserette ~ with Ann Haynes 

... lavender hulled ships sailed weekly from Southampton to South Africa ... see Transvaal Castle & more ...


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~SHIPS~DORSET~ Images of the Month for March 2021 ~ 1of2 ~ ~ Trinity ~ Entering Poole Harbour 

Trinity has been a regular caller at Poole for a year. Alderney Shipping Group took the vessel on long-term charter at the end of March 2020 to replace Valiant, which had been moving freight between the UK and the Channel Islands for about eight years. 
The replacement vessel is 14 years old. While Trinity is not much longer than the Valiant, she has much better container capacity – up from 80 to 120.

Trinity usually calls at Poole on Monday and Thursday mornings as part of a weekly rotation serving Guernsey, Jersey and Alderney. 
She is capable of carrying up to 12 passenger - however, due to the virus restrictions, currently operates as a freight-only vessel.*

~SHIPS~DORSET~ Images of the Month for March 2021 ~ 2of2 ~ ~ Trinity ~ Alongside New Quay, Port of Poole

Trinity was built in 2007 … Gross Tonnage 2,102 … Deadweight Tonnage 3,020 … Length Overall 80.3m … Beam 12.5m

*Both images by local shipping photographer - Kevin Mitchell

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