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North Sea Ferry Services : UK to Netherlands

Great Eastern Railway
The Great Eastern became the dominant railway in the Essex and Suffolk areas of the UK and operated tidal river excursions as well as a ferry service from Harwich to Rotterdam and later Hook of Holland and Antwerp. After 1923 became part of the London and North Eastern Railway, British Railways from 1948 and later Sealink Ferries and Stena Line.

Avalon (1864-1888, sold and eventiually went to Jamaica and was wrecked in 1909)
Zealous (1864-1887)
Claud Hamilton (1875-1897, sold to City of London. Scrapped in 1914)
Adelaide  (1880-1896)
Lady Tyler (1880-1893)


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The Great Eastern Railway also operated a number of river excursions between Ipswich and Harwich with small paddle steamers and some slightly larger vessels on coastal excursions from Harwich

Cardinal Wolsey
Ipswich (1864-1873)
Stour (1864-1878)
Orwell (1873-1890)
Stour (1878-1900, later used on the River Thames)

Norfolk (1882-1897, later Onyx for the Eastham Ferry Pleasure Gardens and Hotel Company)
Essex (1896-1913, sold for further use on the River Thames)
Suffolk (1895-1931)
Norfolk (1900-1931. Scrapped in 1935)

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