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Launched on June
22nd, 1883 by Barclay, Curle at Glasgow
Engines : Compound diagonal
Dimensions : 175.4 ft x 20.2 ft
246 Gross Registered Tons
Built for the Southampton, Isle of Wight & South
of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Co.
Reboilered in 1885
Chartered to the Bournemouth, Swanage & Poole Steam Packet Co in
Stationed at Bournemouth 1911-1914 and in 1920
Requisitioned as a patrol vessel in August 1914 but returned to her
owners in early 1915, thus escaping wartime duty.
Not requisitioned during World War II but made one trip to Dunkirk
but found no troops to return with.
Withdrawn from passenger duty in November 1949.
Held as a reserve cargo steamer, but was little used and was sold for
scrapping at Northam in 1952.
Isle of Wight and South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet
& Poole Steam Packet Co
British Paddle Steamer