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PS Crested Eagle

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Crested Eagle in a post card sent from Southend on 9th June 1932. Many thanks to Michael Brown from whose collection this image comes

Built in 1925 by J Samuel White at Cowes
Engines : Triple expansion, diagonal
Dimensions: 299.7 ft x 34.6 ft
1110 Gross Registered Tons

Built with oil-fired boilers from the outset, she was placed on the London to Ramsgate service
Originally built with a telescopic funnel and hinged mast to allow access to Old Swan Pier in London
Switched to the East Anglian coast service (London-Southend-Clacton-Felixstowe) in 1932
Went to Sheerness after initial London evacuation work at the beginning of World War II
Bombed and sunk on May 28th 1940 shortly after leaving Dunkirk after her first crossing to evacuate allied troops

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