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PS Brighton Belle (ex - Lady Evelyn, 1900)

Brighton Belle in an official photograph obtained from P & A Campbell Ltd by Nigel Lawrence who kindly allowed its use on this web page

Built in 1900 by J Scott at Kinghorn, Fife
Engines : Compound diagonal
Dimensions : 200 ft x 24.1 ft
320 Gross Registered Tons

Built for the Furness Railway Company in 1900 as PS Lady Evelyn
Sold to the Tucker operation at Cardiff for use from the 1919 season.
On the failure of the Tucker operation, was bought by P and A Campbell in 1922
With new tonnage available, Campbells reopened their South Coast station in 1923, sending Lady Evelyn, re-named PS Brighton Belle
Lost on May 28th 1940 on her second trip to the Dunkirk evacuations when she hit an underwater obstruction

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