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The Royal Mail Ship St. Helena of 6,767 grt completed her last two voyages, numbers 242 and 243, between May and July 2016, in the South Atlantic with a departure from Cape Town on 7th May on the five day voyage to the island of St. Helena, followed by a shuttle to Ascension and back, and then via Tenerife to the Thames, where she moored alongside the famous preserved World War II cruiser Belfast from 5th June to 14th June. The last ever voyage started on 14th June from the Thames heading southwards with a call at Tenerife, arriving Ascension on 26th June and St. Helena on 28th June. A shuttle back to Ascension arrived back at St. Helena on 6th July, with a final arrival at Cape Town on 15th July.

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