The Fleetwood three – An obituary. Goodbye Buffalo, Puma, and Bison

Pandoro's BUFFALO arrives at Fleetwood after another crossing from Larne. Photographer unknown, Bamford Postcard. NIFS archive

Ant 1, Ant 2, and Anna Marine (originally Buffalo, Union Melbourne (later Puma), and Bison) spent most of their careers together operating to Fleetwood from Larne first for Pandoro/P&O and then Stena Line between 1980 and 2011. They were also beached together during February 2014 after 39 years service.