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PS Southwold Belle
Launched on May 3rd 1900 by Wm Denny & Bros. at Dumbarton
Engines : Triple expansion diagonal, 20.5, 30 and 43 in x 60 in
Dimensions : 245 ft x 28 ft
535 Gross Registered Tons

Built for the Coast Development Company, the last of their fleet of Denny-built "Belle" steamers
Served primarily on the Thames to Great Yarmouth run.
Went to Southampton under charter for the Spithead Naval Review of 1902
As the fleet’s most saleable asset, she was put up for sale after the 1911 season
In 1912 she served as a tender for the Hamburg-America line at Cherbourg, France as Westerland
Sold in 1913 for service at Cherbourg as  Bon Voyage
Used by the French Navy during World War I, serving in the Mediterranean.
Sold in 1922 to owners at Genoa, Italy
Scrapped at Genoa in 1925

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