A Water Colour painting of the TSS Duke of Lancaster by Claude Buckle

Carriage print of the TSS Duke of Lancaster railway passenger ferry in the 60's
Claude Buckle's water colour painting of TSS Duke of Lancaster made for a very fine Carriage Print for the British Rail owned ferry on the 1955–1975 Heysham - Belfast run. The exact location, if on this run, is hard to determine but could be at Carrickhawkie Bay. (see map)

Since then the ship has had a chequered history and is currently beached near Mostyn Docks, on the River Dee, north-east Wales. (2013) Despite having large amounts of its exterior paintwork covered in rust, the interior of the ship is in good condition and was featured in the 2011 series of BBC2's Coast. It was known as Mostyn Fun Ship. The plan is to transform the ship into the largest open air art gallery in the UK. As of August 2012, the Latvian graffiti artist "Kiwie" was commissioned to spraypaint a design on the ship.

Created in 1957.
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