PS Duchess of Connaught (1884)
|Name:||PS Duchess of Connaught|
|Operator:||London and South Western Railway and London, Brighton and South Coast Railway|
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|Builder:||Aitken and Mansel, Whiteinch|
|Launched:||29 April 1884|
|Out of service:||1910|
|Tonnage:||342 gross register tons (GRT)|
|Length:||190.6 feet (58.1 m)|
|Beam:||26.1 feet (8.0 m)|
|Depth:||8.8 feet (2.7 m)|
The ship was built in steel by Aitken and Mansel and launched on 29 April 1884 by Miss Livingstone of Glasgow. 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. The engines were provided by J and J Thomson of Glasgow, with a pair of fixed diagonal surface condensing engines, the cylinders of which were 32 inches (81 cm) and 55 inches (140 cm) in diameter, the stroke being 5 feet (1.5 m). Steam was provided from four steel boilers which could produce 110 lbs per square inch. The design of the vessel was overseen by Mr Stroudley, engineer of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway.
She was scrapped in 1910.
- Duckworth, Christian Leslie Dyce; Langmuir, Graham Easton (1968). Railway and other Steamers. Prescot, Lancashire: T. Stephenson and Sons.
- "Launches". Glasgow Herald. Scotland. 30 April 1884. Retrieved 14 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- "The Ryde and Portsmouth Ferry". Hampshire Telegraph. England. 19 July 1884. Retrieved 14 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.