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Built in 1889 by
Barclay, Curle at Glasgow
Engines : compound Diagonal
Dimensions: 215.6 ft x 21.1 ft
324 Gross Registered Tonnes
Built for the Southampton, Isle of Wight & South
of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Co
A direct replacement for the unfortunate Princes of Wales which was
run down and lost when on trial.
Damaged by fire at Southampton on April 27th 1893 but effects were
Reboilered in 1902
Not requisitioned for Admiralty service during World War I
Placed on the Bournemouth station for the summers of 1921 through to
Not requisitioned for World War II but made one trip to Dunkirk but
found no troops to return with.
Withdrawn in August 1948 after boiler failure, being sold for
scrapping at Grays later that year.
Isle of Wight and South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet
British Paddle Steamer