She was built in Le Havre, France by ACH-Societe Nouvelle de At et Ch du Havre, (ACH-Construction Navale) for Brittany Ferries, France. She entered service in June of 1978 as Purbeck. Through all of her years of operation Purbeck has never had her name changed despite a sale in May of 1994 to Channel Island Ferries, England. When this picture was added to the archives in 12/2002 she was still listed as operational as Purbeck under the management of Channel Island Ship Management, U.K.
Information courtesy Lloyds Registers & Fairplay Internet Ship Register
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