MV Cenwulf, Car & Passenger Ferry, Lymington River, Hampshire
MV Cenwulf was one of Wightlink's 'C' class vehicle and passenger ferries on their route from Lymington to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight.
Cenwulf was built in 1973 by Robb Caledon Shipbuilders Ltd in Dundee, Scotland, for Sealink Isle of Wight. The ship was named 'Cenwulf' after Coenwulf of Mercia, an Anglo-Saxon king of the Mercians from 796. Her maiden sailing was on 18 October 1973, when she replaced the 1938-built MV Lymington on the Lymington to Yarmouth route.
In 1990 ownership passed to Wightlink after the privatisation of Sealink in 1984.
Along with sister 'C' class ships MV Caedmon and MV Cenred operating the Lymington to Yarmouth ferry service, she was withdrawn with the introduction of the new Wight class ferries, MV Wight Light, MV Wight Sky and MV Wight Sun. Laid up at Marchwood in 2009, Cenwulf was sold for scrapping. In March 2010 she was towed to Esbjerg, Denmark. A short time later, she was broken up.