Fiftieth Ship for Appledore Shipyard - 1978
There was a distinct Scottish flavour about the naming this week of the 50th ship to be built by Appledore Shipbuilders Ltd. The new ship was named City of Perth and she was named by Mrs Angela Weir, wife of Mr Donald Weir an Ellerman City Liners' managing director.
The first ship built under cover at Appledore was the Pen Stour. In the eight-and-a-half years since then, there have been more dredgers as well as tankers, supply vessels, container ships, bulk carriers and of course, the passenger-cargo ship Scillonian which was named by Prince Charles when he visited the yard.