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RedJet - Red Funnel

REF NR: 333

"The Southampton Isle of Wight and South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Company Limited was formed in 1861. The Company is the original operator to the Isle of Wight and has a distinguished and colourful history spanning over 146 years. The Company's famous house flag was derived from the names of four steamers that were in the newly merged fleet in 1861- Sapphire, Emerald, Ruby and Pearl.


 "Red Jet 1 proved to be a revolutionary step forward and was the first waterjet propelled scheduled high-speed ferry on the Solent."

- Source: Red Funnel Website


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