She was built in Tamano, Japan by Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding for the P&O Group, England and she was launched as Puma. It is not known whether she ever operated as such since shortly after her launch she was renamed Tipperary. In 1989 she was renamed Norcape by North Sea Ferries and when she became part of P&O North Sea Ferries BV in 1996 her name was unchanged. When this picture was added to the archives in September of 2002 she was still operational as Norcape under the Dutch flag.
Information courtesy Marine News (The World Ship Society), Lloyds Registers and the Fairplay Internet Ship Register
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