Islay Ferries Construction Started

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Islay Ferries Construction Started

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Seashore wrote: 09 Jun 2024 06:38 Have never seen a ship launched bow first before. I thought they went stern first as they’d be slower through the water and have more control at bringing it to a halt. Anyone know why bow first?

The open stern on these vessels is also quite close to the waterline.

I wonder how much wash the stern first launch (Islay) caused and whether it got wet at all (the video I've seen doesn't show this angle). 
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