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PS Royal Eagle

Royal Eagle : from the Nigel Lawrence collection, with thanks

Built in 1932 by Cammell Laird at Birkenhead
Engines : Triple expansion, diagonal
Dimensions: 292.1 ft x 36.7 ft
1539 Gross Registered Tons

Entered service on the London to Southend, Margate and Ramsgate service
Joined her fleetmates at Sheerness after completing evacuation work at the beginning of World War II
Made three trips to Dunkirk at the end of May 1940 for troop evacuation
Spent the remainder of the war as an anti-aircraft vessel
Returned to service in 1946 running from London to Margate
Limited to a few weeks' service to Southend and Clacton in the peak season of 1950 before being laid up
Sold out of the GSN fleet in November 1953 and scrapped

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