PS Duchess of Fife (1899)

PS Duchess of Fife was a passenger vessel built for the London and South Western Railway and London, Brighton and South Coast Railway in 1899.[1]

History
Name: PS Duchess of Fife
Operator: London and South Western Railway and London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Port of registry:
Builder: Clydebank Engineering and Shipbuilding Company
Yard number: 350
Launched: 28 April 1899
Out of service: 1929
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Tonnage: 443 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 215 feet (66 m)
Beam: 26.1 feet (8.0 m)
Draught: 9.5 feet (2.9 m)

History

The ship was built by the Clydebank Engineering and Shipbuilding Company and launched on 28 April 1899[2] by Miss Brown, daughter of the Marine Superintendent of the railway companies. 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.

She was taken over in 1923 by the Southern Railway. She was withdrawn in 1928 and sold for breaking by G.B. Pas and Sons in Bolnes in 1929.

References

  1. Duckworth, Christian Leslie Dyce; Langmuir, Graham Easton (1968). Railway and other Steamers. Prescot, Lancashire: T. Stephenson and Sons.
  2. "Launches and Trial Trips". Glasgow Herald. England. 29 April 1899. Retrieved 14 November 2015 via British Newspaper Archive.
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