Birkenhead New Ferry - Ferry

From 1879, services to Liverpool Pier Head were usually augmented with Rock Ferry. The ferry service was forced to close after a ship collided with New Ferry Pier in thick fog, in the early hours of 30 January 1922. Due to declining passenger numbers, improved local land-based public transport and a close proximity to the Rock Ferry service, it never reopened. The lease on the Ferry Rights officially expired on 22 September 1927, although no service had operated at New Ferry for over five years as a result of the collision.

HMS Indefatigable off New Ferry. The masts of HMS Conway can be seen off Rock Ferry above the roof

Cadet from HMS Indefatiguable posing on New Ferry Pier