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PS Brighton Queen

Above : Brighton Queen as built. Official photo of the ship on trials on the Clyde courtesy of the Peter Rolf collection

Built in 1897 by J and G Thomson at Clydebank
Engines : Compound diagonal
Dimensions : 240.5 ft x 28.1 ft
603 Gross Registered Tons

Operated cruises on the Sussex coast for the Brighton, Worthing and South Coast Steamboat Company
In 1898 the open alleyways around the aft main deck saloon were plated to increase the ship's freeboard
Purchased by P and A Campbell after the 1901 season
Reconditioned with the main deck totally plated up and fitted with ports
Ran on the south coast of England and one day excursions to France
Converted for minesweeping duties in World War I, based on the Thames
Mined and sunk on October 6th 1915 off the Belgian coast

Above : Brighton Queen operating for P & A Campbell. Courtesy of the Peter Rolf collection
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