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British Paddle Steamers Index


PS Jeanie Deans (1931) : one of Britain's most renowned paddle steamers. Postcard view. from the mid-1950s

List includes only those steamers currently profiled in the historical database 
Some other vessels may be mentioned in the database pending vessel profiles being written up
Certain vessels appear several times - ie under each name they used whilst in service in the United Kingdom
Dates shown are year of launch and year of scrapping or loss.
Click on vessel name to see more details about the vessel


PADDLE STEAMERS (including motor paddle vessel Talisman)
Albert Edward (1865-1888 ex - Kyles)

Albion (1893-1922, ex - Slieve Donard)

Alexandra (1865-1889)

Alexandra (1879-1934)

Alleyn (1905-1916 in British waters - sent for war service in Mesopotamia)

Ardgowan (1866-1898, later Duke of Cambridge)

Ardencaple (1866-1888 later Duke of Connaught)

Ardmore (1861-1919, ex - Sultan, later Gairlochy)

Balmoral (1900-1949)

Bangor Castle (1864-1899, ex - Palmerston)

Ben Johnson (1905-1909 in British Waters - to Germany as Rhein)

Benmore (1876-1923)

Bonnie Doon (1876-1913)

Bonnie Princess (1882-1895)

Bournemouth Queen (1908-1957)

Boydell (1905-1909 in British waters - to Belgrade in Serbia)

Brighton (1878 - 1918 in British Waters - to Turkey - scrapped 1927)

Brighton Belle (1900-1940, ex - Lady Evelyn)

Brighton Queen (1897-1915)

Brighton Queen (1905-1940, ex - Lady Moyra, ex - Gwalia)

Bristol Queen (1946-1968)

Britannia (1896-1956)

Britannia (1897-1940, ex - Kylemore, later Vulcan then Kylemore)

Brodick Castle (1878-1910)

Brunel (1905-1916 in British waters - to Mesopotamia on war service)

Caledonia (1889-1933)

Caledonia (1934-1980, later Old Caledonia)

Cambria (1895-1946)

Cardiff Queen (1947-1968)

Carham (1864-1890, later Queen of Thanet)

Carisbrooke (1876-1921 in British waters, later Rhos Trevor then St Trillo - to Spain as San Telmo)

Carlyle (1905-1916 in British waters - to Messopotamia on war service)

Carrick Castle (1870-1898, later Lady Margaret then Lord Tredegar)

Caxton (1905-?)

Chancellor (1880-1901 in British waters - to Spain as Commercio)

Charles Lamb (1905-1910 in British waters - to Genoa, Italy as Zulema)

Chaucer (1905-1911 in British waters - to Nantes, France as Ville d'Angers)

Christopher Wren (1905-1916 in British waters - to Mosopotamia on war service)

City of Rochester (1904-1941)

Clacton (1888 in British waters - to Turkey as Aidin, scrapped in 1913)

Clacton Belle (1890-1929)

Clacton Queen (ex - Duchess of Kent, later Jubilee Queen, Jubilee)

Colechurch (1905-1910 in British waters - to Lake Lugano as Lombardia - scrapped in 1925)

Columba (1878-1936)

Compton Castle (1914-date)

Consul (1896-1968, ex - Duke of Devonshire)

Corfe Castle (1902-1939, ex - Mauretania, ex - Queen)

Craigrownie (1870-1898, later Duke of Edinburgh)

Crested Eagle (1925-1940)

Dandie Dinmont (1866-1902)

Dandie Dinmont (1895-1936 later Frodingham)

Devonia (1905-1940)

Diana Vernon (1885-1914 in British waters, later Worthing Belle - to Turkey as Tuzla)

Duchess of Albany (1889-1928)

Duchess of Connaught (1884-1910)

Duchess of Cornwall (1896-1949, ex - Duchess of York)

Duchess of Devonshire (1892-1934)

Duchess of Edinburgh (1884-1910)

Duchess of Fife (1903-1953)

Duchess of Fife (1899-1928)

Duchess of Hamilton (1890-1915)

Duchess of Kent (later Clacton Queen then Jubilee Queen, Jubilee)

Duchess of Montrose (1902-1917)

Duchess of Norfolk (1911-1967, later Embassy)

Duchess of Richmond (1910-1915)

Duchess of Rothesay (1895-1946)

Duchess of York (1884-1920, ex - Jeanie Deans, later Isle of Cumbrae)

Duchess of York (1896-1949, later Duchess of Cornwall)

Duke of Cambridge (1866-1898 ex - Ardgowan)

Duke of Connaught (1866-1888 ex - Ardencaple)

Duke of Devonshire (1896-1968, later Consul)

Duke of Edinburgh (1870-1898 ex - Craigrownie)

Duke of Teck (1866-1889 ex - Levan)

Eagle (1898-1928)

Eagle III (1910-1946)

Earl Godwin (1905-1929, later Queen Mary

Edinburgh Castle (1879-1913)

Edmund Ironside (1905-1914 in British waters - to Mesopotamia on war service)

Embassy (1911-1967, ex - Duchess of Norfolk)

Emerald (1857-1871 in British waters - to Spain)

Emperor of India (1906-1957, ex - Princess Royal)

Erin (1864-1895)

Erin's Isle (1912-1919)

Essex Queen (1897-1951, ex -Walton Belle, later Pride of Devon)

Fair Maid (1884-1945, ex - Isle of Skye, ex - Madge Wildfire)

Fair Maid (1915-1916 - lost without having sailed in peacetime service)

Fairy Queen (1862-1891, ex - Queen of the Orwell)

Fitzailwin (1905-1916 in British waters - to Mesopotamia on war service)

Francis Drake (1905-1909 in British waters - to Belgium as Wilford I)

Freshwater (1927-1962, later Sussex Queen, then Swanage Queen)

Frodingham (1895-1936, ex - Dandie Dinmont)

Gairlochy (1861-1919, ex - Ardmore, ex - Sultan)

Galatea (1889-1906 in British waters - to Italy, scrapped in 1913)

Gem (1839-1889)

Gibbon (1905-1909 in British waters - to Bari, Italy as Mafalda

Glen Avon (1912-1944)

Glen Gower (1922-1960)

Glen Rosa (1877-1921)

Glen Rosa (1893-1939)

Glen Sannox (1892-1925)

Glen Usk (1914-1963)

Glenmore (1895-1896 in British waters - to Russia as Oryol)

Golden Eagle (1909-1951)

Gracie Fields (1936-1940)

Gresham (1905-1909 in British waters - to East Prussia, then as Hluboka at Prague and Smialy in Poland)

Greyhound (1895-1293 in British waters - to Turkey as Buyuk Ada)

Guy Mannering (1877-1913, ex - Sheila, later Isle of Bute)

Gwalia (1905-1940, later Lady Moyra then Brighton Queen)

Halcyon (1887-1906 in British waters - to Germany as Cuxhaven)

Her Majesty (1885-1940)

Hoboken (1873-1898)

Iona (1864-1936)

Isle of Arran (1892-1936)

Isle of Bute (1877-1913 ex - Guy Mannering, ex - Sheila)

Isle of Cumbrae (1884-1920, ex - Duchess of York, ex - Jeanie Deans)

Isle of Skye (1886-1945, ex - Madge Wildfire, later Fair Maid)

Ivanhoe (1880-1919)

Jeanie Deans (1884-1920, later Duchess of York then Isle of Cumbrae)

Jeanie Deans (1931-1968, later Queen of the South)

Jubilee (ex - Clacton Queen, ex - Duchess of Kent)

Juno (1898-1932)

Juno (1937-1941)

Jupiter (1877-1905, ex- Lord of the Isles, later Lady of the Isles)

Jupiter (1896-1935)

Jupiter (1937-1961)

Kenilworth (1898-1938)

King Alfred (1905-1909 in British waters - to Germany as Memel and later Hansa - scrapped in 1965)

Kingswear Castle (1924-date)

Koh-i-Noor (1892-1918)

Kylemore (1897-1940, ex - Vulcan, ex - Britannia)

Kyles (1865-1888 later Albert Edward)

La Marguerite (1894-1925)

Lady Clare (1891-1928)

Lady Evelyn (1900-1940, later Brighton Belle)

Lady Ismay (1911-1915)

Lady Margaret (1870-1898, ex - Carrick Castle, later Lord Tredegar)

Lady Margaret (1895-1923)

Lady Moyra (1905-1940, ex - Gwalia, later Brighton Queen)

Lady of the Isles (1877-1905, ex - Jupiter, ex - Lord of the Isles

Lady of the Lake (1861-1887)

Lady Rowena (1891-1922)

Laguna Belle (1896-1946, ex - Southend Belle)

Laverock (1889-1908 in British waters - to Bordeaux, France as Ville de Royan - scrapped in 1922)

Levan (1886-1889, later Duke of Teck)

Lincoln Castle (1940-2010)

London Belle (1893-1929)

Lord Elgin (1876-1955)

Lord of the Isles (1861-1889)

Lord of the Isles (1877-1905, later Jupiter then Lady of the Isles)

Lord of the Isles (1891-1928)

Lord Tredegar (1870-1898, ex - Lady Margaret, ex - Carrick Castle)

Lorna Doone (1891-1948)

Lorna Doone (1916-1952, ex - Queen of Kent, ex - HMS Atherstone)

Lucy Ashton (1888-1951)

Madge Wildfire (1886-1945, later Isle of Skye, then Fair Maid)

Maid of the Loch (1953-date)

Marchioness of Bredalbane (1890-1937)

Marchioness of Bute (1890-1923)

Marchioness of Lorne (1891-1923)

Marchioness of Lorne (1935-1955)

Marlow (1905-1911 in British waters - to the River Rhein, Germany)

Marmion (1906-1941)

Marquis of Bute (1868-1908)

Mars (1902-1918)

Mauretania (1902-1939, ex - Queen, later Corfe Castle)

Mavis (1888-1915)

Medina (1852-1883, ex - The Times)

Medway Queen (1924-date)

Meg Merrilies (1883-1902 in British waters - to Brazil as Maua. Scrapped in 1921)

Meg Merrilies (1866-1867 in British waters - to Turkey as Nussetiyah. Scrapped 1908)

Mercury (1892-1933)

Mercury (1934-1940)

Merstone (1928-1952)

Minerva (1893-1917 as British vessel - captured by Turkish navy in 1917 and used in Turkey)

Monarch (1924-1961, ex - Shanklin)

Morris (1905-1909 in British waters)

Neptune (1892-1917)

Normandy (1882-?)

Olaf (1905-1910 in British waters - to Lake Lugano as Svizzera. Scrapped 1925)

Old Caledonia (1934-1980, ex - Caledonia)

Oriole (1888-1912 in British waters - to the Netherlands as a hulk)

Palmerston (1864-1899, later Bangor Castle)

Paris (1875-

Pearl (1844-1875)

Pepys (1905-1913 in British waters - to Lyon, France as Ville de Valence)

Philomel (1889-1913)

Plymouth Belle (1895-1899 in British waters - to Germany as Willkommen, later Cuxhaven - scrapped in 1929)

Portsdown (1928-1944)

Pride of Devon (1897-1951, ex -Essex Queen, ex -Walton Belle)

Pride of the Waters (1840-1872, later Ruby)

Prince Leopold (1876-1908, later Rhosneigr)

Prince of Wales (1891-1938)

Princess Alice (1865-1878)

Princess Beatrice (1880-1933)

Princess Elizabeth (1927-date)

Princess Helena (1883-1952)

Princess Margaret (1893-1928)

Princess Mary (1911-1919)

Princess May (1893-1902 in British waters - to Naples, Italy)

Princess of Wales (1888)

Princess Patricia (1905-1938, ex - Shakespeare)

Princess Royal (1906-1957, later Emperor of India)

Purcell (1905-1902 in British waters - to Belgrade, Serbia)

Queen (1848-1876)

Queen (1902-1939, later Mauretania then Corfe Castle

Queen Mary (1905-1929, ex - Earl Godwin)

Queen of Kent (1916-1952, ex - HMS Atherstone, later Lorna Doone)

Queen of Southend, (1898-1948, ex -Yarmouth Belle, later Thames Queen)

Queen of Thanet (1864-1890, ex - Carham)

Queen of Thanet (1916-1951, ex - HMS Melton, later Solent Queen)

Queen of the Orwell (1862-1891, later Fairy Queen)

Queen of the South (1891-1932, ex - Woolwich Belle)

Queen of the South (1931-1968, ex - Jeanie Deans)

Queen of the Thames (1861-1889)

Queen-Empress (1912-1946)

Raleigh (1905-1914 in British waters - to Belgium)

Ravenswood (1891-1955)

Redgauntlet (1895-1919 in British waters - to Algeria)

Rennie (1905-1914 in British waters - to Belgium)

Rhos Colwyn (1889-1912 in British waters, ex - Tantallon Castle, ex - Sussex Belle, later Westonia then Tintern)

Rhos Colwyn (1875-1911, ex - Viceroy)

Rhosneigr (1876-1908, ex - Prince Leopold)

Rhos Trevor (1876-1921 in British waters, ex - Carisbrooke, later St Trillo - to Spain as San Telmo)

Royal Eagle (1932-1953)

Royal Sovereign (1893-1930)

Ruby (1840-1872, ex - Pride of the Waters)

Ryde (1934-date, preserved as Ryde Queen)

St Elian (1872-1915, ex - Southampton)

St Elvies (1896-1931)

St Trillo (1876-1921 in British waters, ex - Rhos Trevor, ex - Carisbrooke - to Spain as San Telmo)

St Tudno (1889-90 in British waters - to Germany as Cobra)

St Tudno (1891-1922)

Sandown (1934-1966)

Sapphire (1860-1873 in British waters - to Spain)

Scotia (1880-1899 in British waters - to Naples, Italy as Principessa Mafalda, sunk in 1914

Shakespeare (1905-1938, later Princess Patricia)

Shanklin (1924-1961, later Monarch)

Sheila (1877-1913, later Guy Mannering then Isle of Bute)

Slieve Bearnagh (1894-1923)

Slieve Donard (1893-1922, later Albion)

Sloane (1905-1909 in British waters - possibly sold to Germany)

Snowdon

Solent Queen (1889-1948)

Solent Queen (1916-1951, ex - Queen of Thanet, ex - HMS Melton)

Southend Belle (1896-1946, later Laguna Belle)

Southsea (1930-1941)

Southwold Belle (1900-1913 in British waters - to France then Italy - scrapped in 1925)

Southampton (1872-1915, later St Elian)

Stirling Castle (1899-1916)

Strathmore (1897-1945, later HMS Harlequin)

Sultan (1861-1919, later Ardmore then Gairlochy)

Sultana (1868-1907)

Sussex Belle (1889-1912 in British waters, ex - Tantallon Castle, later Rhos Colwyn, Westonia and Tintern)
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Sussex Queen (1927-1962, ex - Freshwater, later Swanage Queen)

Swanage Queen (1927-1962, ex - Sussex Queen, ex - Freshwater)

Talisman (1896-1934)

Talisman (1935-1967)

Tantallon Castle (1889-1912 in British waters, later Sussex Belle, Rhos Colwyn, Westonia and Tintern)

Tattershall Castle (1934-date)

Thames Queen (1898-1948 ex - Queen of Southend, ex -Yarmouth Belle)

The Times (1852-1883, later Medina)

Thomas More (1905-1909 in British waters - to Belgium as Wilford II)

Tintern (1889-1912 in British waters, ex - Westonia, ex - Rhos Colwyn, ex - Sussex Belle, ex - Tantallon Castle)

Turner (1905-1909 in British waters - to the Rhein, Germany

Vale of Clwyd (1865-1888)

Vanbrugh (1905-1909 in British waters - to Rouen, France at Boieldieu)

Vectis (1866-1911)

Velindra (1860-1896)

Viceroy (1875-1911, later Rhos Colwyn)

Victoria (1881-1900)

Victoria (1886- )

Vulcan (1897-1940, ex - Britannia, later Kylemore)

Walton Belle (1897-1951, later Essex Queen, then Pride of Devon)

Waverley (1885-1921)

Waverley (1889-1940)

Waverley (1907-1941 ex - Barry)

Waverley (1946-date)

Westward Ho (1894-1946)

Whippingham (1930-1963)

Whittington (1905-1909 in British waters - to Russia)

Wingfield Castle (1934-date)

Woolwich Belle (1891-1932, later Queen of the South)

Worthing Belle (1885-1914 in British waters, ex - Diana Vernon - to Turkey as Tuzla)

Yarmouth Belle (1898-1948, later Queen of Southend, then Thames Queen)

EARLY CLYDE STEAMERS :

Captain James Williamson, in his book "Clyde Passenger Steamers 1812-1901" lists turbine steamer TS King Edward as the 309th Clyde Steamer, following PS Comet of 1812. Prior to 1866 and the inauguration of services by the North British Railway, Williamson lists 234 vessels.
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CLYDE-BUILT PADDLE STEAMERS : see Clydesite's Clydebuilt Ship database : http://www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuilt/shipview.asp

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