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Report - The fun ship -Duke of Lancaster - North Wales Aug2015

JemCymru

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On August 10th, 1979, a former Sealink passenger ferry called “The Duke of Lancaster" was beached at Llanerch-y-Mor in North Wales with the intention of turning it into a floating leisure and retail complex called The Fun Ship but the project never achieved it’s full potential due to many long running legal disputes with the local council.

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I grew up in North Wales and have always been facinated by the fun ship, or "scooby doo ghost ship" as we used to call it in school. I remember going on it as a child during the early 80's during that time it was full of market stalls and arcade games and machines and the bar/disco was open.

Its near impossible to get in or on the ship. Secca on site 24/7 there is a caravan on site which they live in.

aparantly the inside is still untouched, a time capsule, its not rotting away...

Couldnt get any nearer than this, securtiy fella wouldnt allow us any closer...

Someone needs to stealth it out and get inside!!!



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BBC's coast programme were allowed to film inside in 2012 it looks amazing!

- link to bbc coast clip.
 

Oxygen Thief

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JemCymru

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phwoaaaaaarrrr ship porn. sick mate. pffffffft well impressed ;-)

Thats for posting that really cool interesting stuff, im posting to a few old school friends!

Yeh I heard from a local friend all the acade machines have gone :( but everything else is still there intact aparantly. Fancy a new mission??? 2016 udpate!! go on lad you know you want to.
 

jackndanni

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Not really. There's some original features of course but a lot of the open spaces were ruined by the so-called 'fun ship' owners.

And a lot of things have been cleared out... http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=3346.0

What we never see is the bridge, engine rooms, crew accomodation etc.
That's not quite correct as the ship is relatively the same as she was when she was in service. The arcade machines have been removed, mainly because they were becoming damaged from the damp and by removing them it was one less attraction to deter would be explorers', present company accepted, of course! The Funship owners retained the original features and all are still retained to this day.
 

JemCymru

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That's not quite correct as the ship is relatively the same as she was when she was in service. The arcade machines have been removed, mainly because they were becoming damaged from the damp and by removing them it was one less attraction to deter would be explorers', present company accepted, of course! The Funship owners retained the original features and all are still retained to this day.
yeh thats what i heard also, from a friend of a friend who lives near to the ship.

need to see current state of inside!!!
 

JemCymru

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Current state of inside is well documented by the people that removed the arcade machines.
yeh, it was, as also documented in the bbc coast clip, but both was back in 2012.

just sayin, be nice to see a current update, like bridge, engine rooms, crew accomodation etc. the whole ting. sure theres loads more to see ;)
 

Oxygen Thief

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All we need is somebody local to arrange a weekend in there for a load of us, including a party on the deck at night, and sleeping on the ship. Free food and beer for the pikeys. Put it to them.
 

JemCymru

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All we need is somebody local to arrange a weekend in there for a load of us, including a party on the deck at night, and sleeping on the ship. Free food and beer for the pikeys. Put it to them.
sounds bluddy luvvly ;)
 
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yeh thats what i heard also, from a friend of a friend who lives near to the ship.

need to see current state of inside!!!
She's pretty cool inside and like stepping back in to the 70's ..... not that I got to see much lol :( I'll risk boring you Guys to death but if you want to see inside,
 

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