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PS Duchess of Hamilton (1890)

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Duchess of Hamilton in a photo by kind courtesy of Hamish Coutts ABIPP


Launched on April 10th 1890 by William Denny and Bros at Dumbarton
Engines: 2 cylinder twin crank diagonal, 34.5 and 60 in x 60 in by Denny and Co
Dimensions : 250 ft x 30.1 ft
533 Gross Registered Tonnes

A large and speedy vessel, she was the CSP’s new build for the summer Arran service
Main saloon extended the full width of ship and promenade deck extended to the bow, giving spacious accommodation inside and out
Competed with the GSWR’s Glen Sannox until the arrival of Duchess of Argyll in 1906
Reboilered in 1906 and sent to the Gourock station for railway connection service
Taken over by the Admiralty in 1915 as a minesweeper off the east coast of England
Mined and sunk near Harwich on 29th November 1915.

Bibliography
Classic Scottish Paddle Steamers
Alan J S Paterson
Published in 1982 by David & Charles (Publishers) Ltd, Brunel House, Newton Abbot, Devon, UK
ISBN 0-7153-8335-3
Clyde story told through extended histories of twelve representative steamers

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