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PS Solent Queen
Built in 1889 by Barclay, Curle at Glasgow
Engines : compound Diagonal
Dimensions: 215.6 ft x 21.1 ft
324 Gross Registered Tons

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 cosmetic only
Reboilered in 1902
Not requisitioned for Admiralty service during World War I
Placed on the Bournemouth station for the summers of 1921 through to 1931.
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Withdrawn in August 1948 after boiler failure, being sold for scrapping at Grays later that year.

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