RMS Duke of Rothesay (1928)

The RMS Duke of Rothesay was a steamer passenger ship operated by the London Midland and Scottish Railway from 1928 to 1956.[1]

Name: RMS Duke of Rothesay
Port of registry: Lancaster, United Kingdom
Route: 1928-1956: Heysham - Belfast
Builder: William Denny and Brothers, Dumbarton
Yard number: 1195
Launched: 22 March 1928
Maiden voyage: 30 April 1928
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Type: Turbine steam ship
Tonnage: 3,606 GT
Speed: 21 Knots

In service

She was commissioned with two other ships, the RMS Duke of Argyll (1928) and the RMS Duke of Lancaster (1927).

Built at William Denny and Brothers, Dumbarton and completed in 1928, she was designed to operate as a passenger ferry on the Heysham to Belfast route.


In 1956, along with her sister ships she was replaced by TSS Duke of Rothesay.


  1. British nationalised shipping, 1947-1968, William Paul Clegg, John S. Styring – 1968

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