MV Earl Thorfinn

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MV Earl Thorfinn alongside at Kirkwall.
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Name: MV Earl Thorfinn
Owner: Orkney Islands Council
Operator: Orkney Ferries
Port of registry: Kirkwall
Builder: McTay Marine, Bromborough
Yard number: 88
Completed: 1990
General characteristics
Class and type: MCA Class IIA/III
Type: Ro-Ro Vehicle & Passenger Ferry
Tonnage: 771
Length: 45 m (147.6 ft)
Beam: 11 m (36.1 ft)
Draft: 3.155 m (10.4 ft)
Ramps: bow/stern
Installed power: 2 x 743kW
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Capacity: 50/95 passengers; 10 cars or approximately 40 tonnes
Notes: [2]

MV Earl Thorfinn is a Ro-Ro vehicle ferry operated by Orkney Ferries.


MV Earl Thorfinn was built by McTay Marine in Bromborough in 1989.[2]


MV Earl Thorfinn is normally used on Outer North Isles service.


  1. ^ "Earl Thorfinn". Marine Traffic. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "MV Earl Thorfinn" (PDF). Orkney Ferries. Retrieved 27 November 2013.