SS Princess Ena (1906)

TSS Princess Ena was a passenger vessel built for the London and South Western Railway in 1906.[1]

Name: SS Princess Ena
Port of registry:
Builder: Gourlay Brothers, Dundee
Yard number: 224
Launched: 25 May 1906
Out of service: 3 August 1935
Fate: Caught fire and sank
General characteristics
Tonnage: 1,198 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 250.6 feet (76.4 m)
Beam: 33.3 feet (10.1 m)
Draught: 15.1 feet (4.6 m)


She was built by Gourlay Brothers in Dundee and launched on 25 May 1906.[2] She was built as a replacement for the Hilda, lost in the English Channel in 1905. She was built in four months, with the order being placed in December 1905.

She was requisitioned by the Admiralty in 1915 and converted to a Q-ship. She returned to railway service at the conclusion of hostilities.

She was acquired by the Southern Railway in 1923.

On 3 August 1935 she caught fire on a passage from Jersey to St Malo and sank 10 nautical miles (19 km) south of Jersey, Channel Islands.[3]

The crew were rescued by Duke of Normandy and St. Julien.[4]


  1. Duckworth, Christian Leslie Dyce; Langmuir, Graham Easton (1968). Railway and other Steamers. Prescot, Lancashire: T. Stephenson and Sons.
  2. "Shipbuilders' Feat. Smart Work at Dundee Yard". Dundee Evening Telegraph. Dundee. 25 May 1906. Retrieved 30 November 2015 via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. "Sinking of the Princess Ena". Nottingham Evening Post. England. 5 August 1935. Retrieved 30 November 2015 via British Newspaper Archive.
  4. "Burning steamer sunk". The Times (47134). London. 5 August 1935. col F, p. 10.
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