PS Duchess of Kent (1897)

PS Duchess of Kent was a passenger vessel built for the London and South Western Railway and London, Brighton and South Coast Railway in 1897.[1]

  • 1897-1933:PS Duchess of Kent
  • 1933-1935:PS Clacton Queen
  • 1935-1937:PS Jubilee Queen
Port of registry:
Builder: Day, Summers and Company
Launched: 1 July 1897
Out of service: May 1937
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Tonnage: 399 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 195.4 feet (59.6 m)
Beam: 26.1 feet (8.0 m)
Draught: 9 feet (2.7 m)


The ship was built by Day, Summers and Company of Southampton and launched on 1 July 1897[2] by Mrs R Brown, wife of the local Marine Superintendent, who named her after Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, the mother of Queen Victoria. 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. They sold her to the New Medway Steam Packet Company Ltd in 1933 and she was renamed Clacton Queen. In November 1935 she was sold to the Mersey and Blackpool Steamship Company Ltd and renamed Jubilee Queen. Then she was sold to the Jubilee Shipping Company and then S B Kelly in July 1936. She was scrapped in June 1937 at Barrow in Furness.


  1. Duckworth, Christian Leslie Dyce; Langmuir, Graham Easton (1968). Railway and other Steamers. Prescot, Lancashire: T. Stephenson and Sons.
  2. "Launched at Southampton". Portsmouth Evening News. England. 2 July 1897. Retrieved 14 November 2015 via British Newspaper Archive.
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