HSC Our Lady Pamela

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Name: HSC Our Lady Pamela
Operator: Wightlink
Route: Ryde to Portsmouth
Builder: Incat, Hobart, Tasmania
Launched: 1986
Maiden voyage: 1986
In service: 1986
Out of service: 2008
Fate: Stored in esjberg awaiting scrapping or possible resale
General characteristics
Tonnage: 312
Length: 29.5 m
Beam: 11.8 m
Draught: 2.20m
Installed power: 2869kw
Speed: 29.4 knots
Capacity: 395 passengers
Crew: 4-5
Notes: [1]

HSC Our Lady Pamela was a high speed catamaran ferry which operated between the Isle of Wight and mainland England. She had operated on the Wightlink Ryde Pier to Portsmouth route since 1986 under Sealink along with her now scrapped sister ship HSC Our Lady Patricia. Both ships were named after the daughters of Lord Mountbatten who had been the Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight.

In March 2009, it was announced that Wightlink would be replacing its FastCat catamarans with two new vessels, Wight Ryder I and Wight Ryder II.[2] Our Lady Pamela was however taken out of service earlier than the two other vessels, FastCat Ryde and FastCat Shanklin. This was partly due to an engine fire causing significant damage, This vessel is currently stored in Esjberg awaiting scrap or resale