|Builder:||Robb Caledon Shipbuilders, Dundee|
|Launched:||1 June 1973|
|Out of service:||March 2009|
|Fate:||broken up 2010 in Esbjerg,Denmark|
|Class and type:||Car Passenger Ferry|
|Tonnage:||761 GRT; 175 DWT|
|Length:||58.00 m (190.3 ft)|
|Beam:||15.7 m (51.5 ft)|
|Draught:||2.28 m (7.5 ft)|
|Propulsion:||2x 400bhp 6cyl Mirrlees Blackstone ERS6M turbocharged diesel engines driving Voith Schneider cycloidal propellers|
Cenwulf was built in 1973 by Robb Caledon Shipbuilders Ltd in Dundee, Scotland, for Sealink Isle of Wight. The ship was named 'Cenwulf' after Coenwulf of Mercia, an Anglo-Saxon king of the Mercians from 796. Her maiden sailing was on 18 October 1973, when she replaced the 1938-built MV Lymington on the Lymington to Yarmouth route.
Along with sister 'C' class ships MV Caedmon and MV Cenred operating the Lymington to Yarmouth ferry service, she was withdrawn with the introduction of the new Wight class ferries, MV Wight Light, MV Wight Sky and MV Wight Sun. Laid up at Marchwood in 2009,, Cenwulf was sold for scrapping. In March 2010 she was towed to Esbjerg, Denmark. A short time later, she was broken up.
Above the car deck were passenger accommodation and navigation bridge. Fore and aft ramps allowed full ro-ro operation. In the late 1970s hydraulically operated mezzanine decks were fitted to increase her car capacity.
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