PS Solent (1902)
PS Solent was a passenger vessel built for the London and South Western Railway in 1902.
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|Builder:||Mordey, Carney (Southampton) Ltd.|
|Launched:||8 February 1902|
|Maiden voyage:||26 May 1902|
|Tonnage:||161 gross register tons (GRT)|
|Length:||133.5 feet (40.7 m)|
|Beam:||20.2 feet (6.2 m)|
|Draught:||7.7 feet (2.3 m)|
As the previous vessel also named Solent built in 1900 was not a success, this Solent was built as a replacement by Mordey, Carney (Southampton) Limited and launched on 8 February 1902. She undertook her trial run on 13 March 1902 and achieved 11 knots. She undertook her maiden voyage on 26 May 1902.
She was equipped with a promenade deck 101 ft long, forming an enclosed passenger shelter forwards, and first-class saloon, about 30 ft long aft. She was deployed on the service from Lymington to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.
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- "Launch of the Steamer Solent". Portsmouth Evening News. England. 10 February 1902. Retrieved 1 December 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- "Paddle Steamer Solent". Hampshire Advertiser. England. 15 March 1902. Retrieved 1 December 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- "Yarmouth. The S.S. Solent". Hampshire Advertiser. England. 31 May 1902. Retrieved 1 December 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.