PS Duchess of Albany (1889)

PS Duchess of Albany was a passenger vessel built for the London and South Western Railway and London, Brighton and South Coast Railway in 1889.[1]

History
Name: PS Duchess of Albany
Operator:
Port of registry:
Builder: Scotts, Greenock
Yard number: 271
Launched: 7 November 1889
Out of service: 1928
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Tonnage: 256 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 170.4 feet (51.9 m)
Beam: 22.1 feet (6.7 m)

History

The ship was built by Scotts of Greenock and launched on 7 November 1889.[2] She was constructed for a joint venture between the London and South Western Railway and the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway for the passenger trade to the Isle of Wight.

Occasionally she also undertook excursion runs, for example on 28 June 1890 there was an advertised trip from Portsmouth, Southsea and Ryde to Bournemouth. The fare was 2s 6d (equivalent to £13.51 in 2018)[3] (excluding Pier Tolls).[4]

In 1923 she passed to the Southern Railway and was scrapped in 1928.

References

  1. Duckworth, Christian Leslie Dyce; Langmuir, Graham Easton (1968). Railway and other Steamers. Prescot, Lancashire: T. Stephenson and Sons.
  2. "Portsmouth and District". Portsmouth Evening News. England. 15 November 1889. Retrieved 14 November 2015 via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. UK Retail Price Index inflation figures are based on data from Clark, Gregory (2017). "The Annual RPI and Average Earnings for Britain, 1209 to Present (New Series)". MeasuringWorth. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  4. "Joint Railway Companies". Portsmouth Evening News. England. 27 June 1890. Retrieved 14 November 2015 via British Newspaper Archive.
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