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RMV Swift Lady

Photographs  John H. Luxton 2005

SWIFT LADY was delivered to the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company at the end of September 2004. She is designed to operate the inter-island Royal Mail letters and parcels and support the operation of the inter-island freight ferry LYONESSE LADY.

SWIFT LADY was built by Redbay Boats of Northern Ireland.  She is the from the manufacturer's Stormforce class of boat, 8.4 metres in length, with a forward cabin and twin 115cc 4 stroke Yamaha outboard engines. She can complete her round of deliveries between an hour and an hour and a quarter.

She arrived at Penzance by lorry from Troon having crossed the Irish Sea . She was then taken by road to Penzance and carried over to Hugh Town, St. Mary's aboard the GRY MARITHA.Given that SWIFT was built especially for a Royal Mail contract, this must make her one of the smallest Royal Mail Vessels [RMV] ever constructed?


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