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In the Wake of the Lady - Viking Departs for the Azores

Photographs  John H. Luxton 2009

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company's VIKING departed from Gladstone Lock around 15:45 on Thursday July 23, to begin her delayed summer charter to Atlantico Line. She was lead out of the lock by tug SMIT LIVERPOOL. The tow being dropped as her bow swung out into the river. AS she accelerated away, copious amounts of black smoke were ejected from her funnels. The port side of VIKING has lost the web address due to repainting following the insertion of a side loading  vehicle door.


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