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Prince of Wales
Launched on July
7th 1891 by Southampton Naval Works, Woolston, Southampton
Engines : Compound Diagonal
Dimensions : 185.5 ft x 22.2 ft
280 Gross Registered Tonnes
Built for the Southampton, Isle of Wight & South
of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Co
Not an immediate success due to insufficient speed and considerable
remedial work was undertaken.
Her history was punctuated by various mishaps, including colliding
with a submarine in 1903.
One life was lost when the vessel ran down a yacht in 1935
Withdrawn in 1937 and scrapped the following year at Llanelli.
Isle of Wight and South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet
British Paddle Steamer