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on 27/04/2012 at 10:20
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Thank you for this great site: I was trying to date a photo of Queen of the Isles that I have from her Scilly days, and this helped a lot. (My photo is here, if you are interested: )
   
on 12/11/2011 at 23:45
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What a wonderful website! I remember my one and only trip on the "Queen of the Isles" to the Scillies and unfortunately, I was very sea sick! However, I have always admired her and was sorry to see her departure from this run, so any attempt at a return voyage on her
Actually, I stumbled across this website through researching this ship because I've recently bought a model of her, built originally by an 80 year old man who was a frequent traveller to the Scillies, his favourite one being the "Queen". He has done a good job with the model, but some detailing work is needed which I can now attempt. The model is 36" long, radio controlled and it's good to be reaquainted with her, albeit, in a small way.
 
on 28/10/2011 at 06:39
David Adcock (Ayr, Australia)
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Just letting everyone know myself & a friend of mine went on the Queen around December 1990 we recorded a song about the Queen of the Isles in around 1991. The song received airplay in N.Q. & hundreds of copies of the song were sold that yr. If anyone would be interested in the cd please email me. Regards David
         
on 13/02/2011 at 14:50
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I can add something about her charters between 1967 & 1969. As I remember it, the reason for her not succeeding on the Isles of Scilly service was that a helicopter service started around the time that Queen of the Isles was completed. As a result, her owner's plans for an enhanced service suddenly became unprofitable, and they sought to charter her out, perhaps in the hope that traffic would pick up again after a few years. In September 1967, she was chartered by the Bristol Channel operator P & A Campbell Ltd (the White Funnel Fleet) for their excursion service from Llandudno, in North Wales. That covered a brief period when the normal ship St. Trillo had been re-deployed to the Bristol Channel. She was chartered to the Mersey Docks & Harbour Board in May 1968, to operate cruises for their customers, which in previous years had been undertaken by their yacht Galatea. One of the cruises was for some of their employees and families, and that took her off Hilbre Island at the mouth of the River Dee, a most unusual place for any sort of ship. Following that she was again chartered by White Funnel, and operated from North Wales throughout the summer. I had the pleasure of sailing on her from Cardiff to Menai Bridge, when she came north. Out of space. See next message.
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