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PS Queen-Empress

Queen-Empress leaves Bridge Wharf, Glasgow, in 1929. Photo from the Jon Southerly collection - with thanks

Launched on April 20th 1912 by Murdoch and Murray at Port Glasgow
Engines : Compound diagonal; 27.5 and 54 in x 54 in
Dimensions : 210 ft x 25.6 ft
411 Gross Registered Tons

Joined the Williamson fleet offering "all-the-way" trips to Rothesay from Glasgow
Had a varied career inWorld War I, trooping to France, minesweeping off the Tyne
Also served as an ambulance ship off Northern Russia, where she was almost lost after running aground
Spent most of her post war career sailing out of Glasgow
From 1936-1939 she worked railway connections on the upper Firth
Spent much of World War II at Portsmouth
Returned to the Clyde but found not to be worth reconditioning.
Sold in August 1946 to Belgian breakers

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