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Saga Ruby

Post by errchie » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:01 pm

24,492grt built at Swan Hunter in 1973, registered in Malta. 670 Pax.
Fitted with two 9RD Sulzer's. At Leith yesterday.
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Re: Saga Ruby

Post by Magoonigal » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:53 pm

There is a local Guy who wants to bring her back to the Tyne when she's retired and operate her as a Hotel Ship etc...

I would like to think that was possible BUT the money side would be staggering!!
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Re: Saga Ruby

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:50 pm

Nothing short of tragic that the once great and famous shipyard that was capable of producing ships of this quality and beauty should be but a distant memory. Once a household name, providing work for thousands of skilled men ... how sad.
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Re: Saga Ruby

Post by Magoonigal » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:29 am

Outfitting Trades Vistafjord.

No Modular Cabins in 1972, all made to order.
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Outfitting Trades Vistafjord Yard No 39.
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Outfitting Trades Vistafjord Yard No 39.
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Outfitting Trades Vistafjord Yard No 39.
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Re: Saga Ruby

Post by Magoonigal » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:32 am

Official Swans pictures of the Joiners at work on Ship Number 39, Vistafjord.
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Outfitting Trades Vistafjord Yard No 39.
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Outfitting Trades Vistafjord Yard No 39.
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Re: Saga Ruby

Post by errchie » Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:29 pm

Hi,
She is in my view a "real" ship, however this is not a thought of the modern day Cruise operarors.
I doubt if she will have too much time left until her retirement.

Archie.

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Re: Saga Ruby

Post by Francis GIB » Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:56 pm

GIBRALTAR - 170910: Cruise Ship - 2nd visit this year. Cruising between Lisbon and Civitavecchia...

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Re: Saga Ruby

Post by Daniel GIB » Sun May 15, 2011 12:35 pm

In Gibraltar on the 13th May

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Re: Saga Ruby

Post by Deepol » Sun May 15, 2011 8:27 pm

A pic I took of her at Wallsend in May 1973 a week before she left.
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Re: Saga Ruby

Post by Patrick Hill » Sun May 15, 2011 10:24 pm

Daniel GIB wrote:In Gibraltar on the 13th May

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Thanks for this one Daniel, was watching her arrive on the web cam as my partner's father and wife are onboard.

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Re: Saga Ruby

Post by Deepol » Mon May 16, 2011 5:55 am

Still recognisable. I sailed on her in 1980 as VISTAFJORD - beautiful ship.
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Re: Saga Ruby

Post by Francis GIB » Wed May 18, 2011 6:05 am

GIBRALTAR - 130511: Arriving and at anchor in the early evening...

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Re: Saga Ruby

Post by Francis GIB » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:58 am

BAY - 281011: exiting after scheduled visit...just managed to get a pic!

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Re: Saga Ruby

Post by Daniel GIB » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:11 pm

In Gibraltar on the 06/06/12
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Re: Saga Ruby

Post by Daniel GIB » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:17 pm

In Gibraltar on the 13/10/12
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Re: Saga Ruby

Post by Deepol » Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:46 am

Old cutting I found of her launch.
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Re: Saga Ruby

Post by Dennis Maccoy » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:49 pm

Outfitting at Wallsend - 24 February 1973.
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Re: Saga Ruby

Post by Daniel GIB » Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:53 am

In Gibraltar on the 14/01/14
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Re: Saga Ruby

Post by Daniel GIB » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:02 am

In drydock in Gibraltar on the 15/01/14
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Re: Saga Ruby

Post by Daniel GIB » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:28 am

Alongside on the 27/01/14
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