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Above : post card view of Norfolk. The ultimate coastal and estuary steamer for the Great Eastern's local services was a ship comparable with those of many of the UK's coastal cruising areas except that she and her newer fleet mates were double-ended. This design was particularly useful for serving Ipswich. She
was withdrawn along with her older fleet mate Suffolk in 1931, bringing
about the end of paddle steamer operations in the area
Acknowledgement : Clydeships database / R Cox collection. Image in the public domain
Built in 1900 by Gourlay Bros. of Dundee (Yard no. 194)
Length : 184 ft (56 m)
Engines : Compound diagonal 23.5 and 45 in x 45 in.
Operated for the Great Eastern railway from 1900 to 1931 on local services in East Anglia.
Scrapped in 1935 in the Netherlands
East Anglia - Great Eastern Railway
Firth of Forth
British Paddle Steamer