MV St Helen

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Name: MV St Helen
Operator: Wightlink
Builder: Robb Caledon Shipbuilders, Leith
Yard number: 535[1]
In service: 28 November 1983
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Car Passenger Ferry
Tonnage: 2,983
Speed: 12.5 knots
Capacity: 771 passengers
142 cars

MV St Helen is a vehicle and passenger ferry operated by Wightlink on their route from Portsmouth to Fishbourne on the Isle of Wight.


MV St Helen was built by Robb Caledon Shipbuilders, the last ship to be launched from their Leith Shipyard.[1] She entered service with Sealink on 28 November 1983 shortly after her sister MV St Catherine,[2] becoming the largest Isle of Wight ferry, a record held until 2001 when MV St Clare entered service.