Southampton Miscellaneous ShipsMarch 16, 2023March 16, 2023 Arctic Corsair Clan Line. Clan Ramsay in Ocean Dock. Good Hope Castle renamed and leaving Southampton for the final time with her sister Southampton Castle alongside the dock. MV Dragon and Viking IV in Queen Alexandra dock. Red Funnel Steamers MV Medina approaching Royal Pier, Southampton. MV Western Lady III in Southampton Ocean Dock. Relocated from Torquay for special charter in connection with the Tall Ships Race. Red Funnel steamers converted tank landing craft Norris Castle (carrying vehicles) sailing home towards Royal Pier. Blue Funnel steamer MV Varos undertaking a docks cruise passing Queen Mary alongside Ocean Terminal. Red Funnel steamer MV Vecta. Royal Pier with MV Balmoral and PS Princess Elizabeth alongside. Ocean Dock c. 1963 HMS Sluys undergoing refit taken from the Queen Elizabeth. Alexandra Towing Company steam tug-tender Romsey loaded with passengers destined for Southampton having discharged from a visiting liner in Cowes Roads or at the Motherbank off Ryde. Members of the Alexandra Towing Company fleet of steam tugs with Elders and Fyffes banana boat Samola in the background. Calshot Spit Lightship at the entrance to Southampton Water, off Calshot. The lightship was replaced by a buoy in the 1970s. 1964 sees Viking I preparing to load for her inaugural sailing from Southampton Outer Dock – later renamed Queen Alexandra Dock – now Ocean Village. Viking III sailing from Outer (Queen Alexandra – now Ocean Village) Dock. Red Funnel car ferry Carisbrooke Castle alongside Royal Pier. Ro Ro vehicle ferry Dragon. Elders and Fyffes last cargo-passenger ship Camito arriving at Southampton. Elders and Fyffes Tenadores discharging bananas at terminal at 24-25 berth Empress Dock. Elders and Fyffes Golfito alongside in the Empress Dock. Elders and Fyffes Golfito discharging bananas at 24-35 berth Empress Dock. Elders and Fyffes Rio Cobre. One of the diesel floating bridges that crossed the River Itchen until the completion of the Itchen Bridge. Steam floating bridge in Number 5 dry dock. Steam floating bridge Number 10. Across the River Itchen to Woolston. Note the two floating bridges. Last day of the floating bridge service with replacement bridge looming large overhead. RMS Queen Mary and the prototype SRN1 hovercraft in Southampton Water. SRN6 Seaspeed hovercraft arriving at the Hard at Chapel on the River Itchen. SRN6 unloading passengers at Chapel. Another image of Queen Mary and SRN1 hovercraft in Southampton Water. Veteran paddle steamer Consul (built 1896) in Number 3 dry dock prior to her final operational season of 1964. The British Railways cargo vessel Elk or Moose is in the background.