PS Lymington (1893)

PS Lymington was a passenger vessel built for the London and South Western Railway in 1893.[1]

History
Name: PS Lymington
Operator:
Port of registry:
Builder: Day, Summers and Company, Southampton
Cost: £6,000
Launched: 6 April 1893
General characteristics
Tonnage: 130 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 120.2 feet (36.6 m)
Beam: 18.1 feet (5.5 m)
Draught: 7.7 feet (2.3 m)

History

She was built by Day, Summers and Company in Southampton and launched on 6 April 1893.

She cost £6,000 (equivalent to £650,000 in 2018)[2] and was 120 feet (37 m) long.[3] and was used for the Yarmouth to Lymington ferry service.

She was acquired by the Southern Railway in 1923.

She was disposed of is 1929 and converted into a houseboat at Yarmouth and renamed Glengarry. Later she was used as the Norwich Sea Cadets’ training vessel Lord Nelson.

References

  1. Duckworth, Christian Leslie Dyce; Langmuir, Graham Easton (1968). Railway and other Steamers. Prescot, Lancashire: T. Stephenson and Sons.
  2. 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.
  3. R A Williams, The London and South Western Railway, Volume 2: Growth and Consolidation, David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1973, ISBN 0 7153 5940 1
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