The "Eagle," Britain's largest car ferry, was being readied in Southampton on Monday (17 May) for her maiden voyage from the southern English port to Lisbon next week.
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GV Stern unloading door of Eagle
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Background: The "Eagle," Britain's largest car ferry, was being readied in Southampton on Monday (17 May) for her maiden voyage from the southern English port to Lisbon next week. The ship was built at a cost of some five million Pounds Sterling at the shipyard at Nantes and was brought across the English Channel for final fitting-out.
SYNOPSIS: Britain's largest car ferry, the "Eagle", was in Southampton on Monday for its ???inal fitting-out before its maiden voyage next week. Built at a cost of some five million Pounds Sterling at the French shipyard at Nantes, "Eagle" is described as more than a car ferry. The public rooms, such as the lounge here, are spacious. The ship is said to have all the amenities of a cruise liner.
The 750 passengers will dine in this restaurant. There are 211 cabins aboard.
The 11,500-ton ship has facilities such as this hair-dressing salon, a pool, and shops.
There's room aboard for 270 cars -- and coaches can be carried as well.
"Eagle" sails first to Lisbon, but there's to be a regular service to Tangier as well. And with a view to possible Atlantic cruising, the ship has been built to meet American regulations.