The Hebridean Princess: Angel of the Seas

by Malcolm Mowat's

The name alone is worth mentioning: Hebridean Princess. I like to think that even if someone had never laid eyes on her that they’d be able to conjure up an accurate image of what sort of ship we we’re talking about. She is a ship of classic proportions and elegant colours; a ship that saunters around the seas of Scotland.

Built in 1964, the first nine years of this 72m vessel were spent chugging cars and passengers back and forth to the Isle of Mull. By 1968 additional seating had been created meaning that she could carry an impressive 870 people. In 1972 she became the first ship to conduct Sunday sailings (still a controversial practice across much of coastal Scotland).

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