An abandoned ship off the North Wales coast has been brought back to life after being covered in intricate street art. The hull of the rusting Duke Of Lancaster has been used as a blank canvas by a host of international graffiti artists, who call themselves the DuDug collective.
The history of this ship is mysterious and special. Some say he was a victim of the bankruptcy of a family business managing ferry between Belfast and Heysham. Others say it was created during the Cold War to save and enable the survival of the royal family in case of defeat against USSR. It would have been equipped with numerous weapons and technical innovation before being considered outdated and useless in the mid 80’s.
Aniway, DuDug aims to transform The Duke into the largest open air art gallery in the country.