PS Duchess of Edinburgh (1884)
|Name:||PS Duchess of Edinburgh|
|Operator:||London and South Western Railway and London, Brighton and South Coast Railway|
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|Builder:||Aitken and Mansel, Whiteinch|
|Launched:||10 April 1884|
|Out of service:||1910|
|Tonnage:||1,776 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 10 April 1884. 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.
The ship's master from 1885-89 was Capt. Archibald John Primrose Young.
She was scrapped in 1910.
- Duckworth, Christian Leslie Dyce; Langmuir, Graham Easton (1968). Railway and other Steamers. Prescot, Lancashire: T. Stephenson and Sons.
- "Trial Trip of the Duchess of Edinburgh". Hampshire Telegraph. England. 5 July 1884. Retrieved 14 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- "The Joint Companies' new steamer "Duchess of Edinburgh"". Isle of Wight Observer. England. 28 June 1884. Retrieved 14 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.