HSC Our Lady Pamela

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Name: HSC Our Lady Pamela
Operator: Wightlink
Route: Ryde to Portsmouth
Builder: Incat, Tasmania, Australia
Yard number: 021
Launched: 1986
Maiden voyage: 1986
In service: 1986
Out of service: 2008
Fate: Scrapped.
Status: Scrapped in Esbjerg.
General characteristics
Tonnage: 312
Length: 29.5 m
Beam: 11.8 m
Draught: 2.20m
Installed power: 2x 1950bhp
Propulsion: 2x 16-cyl MTU 16V396 diesels
Speed: 29.4 knots (54.4 km/h; 33.8 mph)
Capacity: 395 passengers
Crew: 4-5
Notes: [1]

HSC Our Lady Pamela was a high-speed catamaran ferry which operated between the Isle of Wight and mainland England. She had operated on the Wightlink Ryde Pier to Portsmouth route since 1986 under Sealink along with her now scrapped sister ship HSC Our Lady Patricia. Both ships were named after the daughters of Lord Mountbatten, who had been the Governor of the Isle of Wight.

In March 2009, it was announced that Wightlink would be replacing its FastCat catamarans with two new vessels, Wight Ryder I and Wight Ryder II.[2] Our Lady Pamela was, however, taken out of service earlier than the two other vessels, FastCat Ryde and FastCat Shanklin. This was partly due to an engine fire causing significant damage, This vessel was scrapped at Esbjerg.


  1. ^ "HSC Our Lady Patricia". Retrieved 2008-02-03. 
  2. ^ "Wightlink catamaran launched". Isle of Wight County Press. Retrieved 2009-05-29.