Anvil Point
Ship Number
1742
Vessel Type
Passenger / Car Ferry
Built
Belfast
Slip Number
Building dock
Launch Date
August 1, 2002
Launched By
Wendy Parker
Delivered
March 20, 2003
Owner
Andrew Weir Shipping
Weight
23235 grt
BP Length
600 feet
Breadth
85 feet
No. of Screws
Twin
Speed (approx)
18 knots
Propulsion
2 off 4 stroke medium speed MaK 7M43, 7 cylinder 430mm bore, 610mm stroke, 8565 hp
Official No.
Registered
I.M.O.
9248540
Fate
Active
 Anvil Point

[Fred McConnell]

Sister ship – Hartland Point
 
Built for the deployment of the Joint Rapid Reaction Force (JRRF). These vessels are operated under MoD control to guarantee the timely movement of the JRRF quickly to an overseas theatre.
 
The vessel will also be suitable for commercial operation if not required for military cargo.
 
The ANVIL POINT, likely to be the last ship built by the Harland and Wolff yard, was officially named at a ceremony in Belfast on January 17th.
 
Last ship leaves famous yard The last ship to be built at Harland and Wolff has finally left Belfast . The Anvil Point set sail from Queen's Island on Saturday (17:30 22 March 2003), ending almost 150 years of shipbuilding at the famous yard.
 
The ship's departure had been delayed because of a problem with its German made engines.  
 
The Ship was officially handed over on Thursday 20 March 2003 and was originally due to leave later that night. The 22,000 tonne vessel is the second of two roll-on roll-off ferries built at the yard for English shipping consortium Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd, which is leasing the ship to the Ministry of Defence.
 
 It was named by Wendy Parker, wife of consortium member Michael Parker, in a champagne ceremony, Belfast.