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PS Golden Eagle
Built in 1909 by John Brown & Co at Clydebank
Engines : Triple expansion, diagonal
Dimensions: 275.7 ft x 32.1 ft
793 Gross Registered Tons

The first paddler powered by Triple Expansion engines bought for the Thames
Used during World War I as a transport ship on the English Channel
Returned to its regular London run to the North Kent resorts of Margate and Ramsgate
Reboilered in 1934, converted to oil fuel
Based at Sheerness at the beginning of World War II and made several crossings to Dunkirk for the evacuations at the end of May 1940
Returned to civilian cruising in 1947, but remained on station for only three years
Scrapped at Grays in 1951

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