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P.S. Cuxhaven (ex - Willkommen, ex - Plymouth Belle)
Launched in April 1895 by J Scott & Co at Kinghorn, Fife
Engines : Compound Diagonal
Dimensions : 67.2 x 7.9 metres
654 Gross Registered Tons

Large steamer ordered by the Plymouth Belle Steamship Co for cruising out of Plymouth, South Devon
Spent her first season on long cruises to the Channel Isles and Isles of Scilly with little financial success.
On charter to Mr R Collard, sailing from the Sussex piers on England's South Coast
Purchased by the Hamburg-Amerika line (HAPAG) of Germany in October 1899.
Renamed PS Willkommen and put on the Hamburg to Helgoland route.
Ferried tourists to the North Sea island beach resorts for HAPAG until 1924
From October 13th 1924 she sailed for the Hamburg-Stade-Altlander linie on the lower River Elbe as PS Cuxhaven
Latterly owned by the Hafen-Dampfschiffahrsts-AG (HADAG), she was withdrawn in 1929 and returned to the UK for scrapping

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