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PS Empress
Built in 1879 by Samuda Bros, Poplar, London
Engines : Oscillating, 30 and 30 x 33 in by J Penn & Sons, London
Dimensions : 160.1 ft x 18.5 ft
163.5 Gross Registered Tons

Built for Cosens & Co of Weymouth
Reboilered in 1884 and 1906
Withdrawin in 1955
Broken up in 1958
Engines preserved. They were the last operating oscillating engines in a British steamer


The engines were saved and put on display in the Southampton Maritime Museum. After a number of years in storage, they were moved in 2020 to a new home at the Internal Fire Museum of Power at Tan-y-Groes, Ceredigion, Wales. Photo above by kind courtesy of Chris Allen

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