PS Princess Margaret (1893)
|Name:||PS Princess Margaret|
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|Launched:||17 April 1893|
|Out of service:||1928|
|Tonnage:||260 gross register tons (GRT)|
|Length:||170.6 feet (52.0 m)|
|Beam:||22.1 feet (6.7 m)|
The ship was built by Scotts of Greenock and launched on 14 April 1893. 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.
On 10 March 1910 she was in collision with the destroyer HMS Crane. The destroyer’s bows were badly smashed.
In 1912 a strong flood tide carried her against the flagship HMS Victory. Her stern was slightly twisted, and the Victory’s companion ladder was damaged.
On 6 December 1920 she damaged her stern in a collision with the destroyer HMS Tarpon.
In 1923 she passed to the Southern Railway and was scrapped in 1928.
- Duckworth, Christian Leslie Dyce; Langmuir, Graham Easton (1968). Railway and other Steamers. Prescot, Lancashire: T. Stephenson and Sons.
- "A New Passenger Steamer for the Solent". Hampshire Advertiser. England. 22 April 1893. Retrieved 14 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- "Destroyer in Collision". Sheffield Daily Telegraph. England. 11 March 1910. Retrieved 14 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- "A strong flood tide…". Western Times. England. 12 February 1912. Retrieved 14 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- "Lloyd's Portsmouth agent…". Exeter and Plymouth Gazette. England. 7 December 1920. Retrieved 14 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.