SS Vera (1898)
SS Vera was a passenger vessel built for the London and South Western Railway in 1898.
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|Builder:||Clydebank Engineering and Shipbuilding Company|
|Launched:||4 July 1898|
|Out of service:||1933|
|Tonnage:||1,136 gross register tons (GRT)|
|Length:||270 feet (82 m)|
|Beam:||35.1 feet (10.7 m)|
She was built by the Clydebank Engineering and Shipbuilding Company and launched on 4 July 1898 by Mrs Dixon, the wife of the marine superintendent of the London and South Western Railway. She was deployed on services between Southampton, the Channel Islands and the north coast of France. She had accommodation for 80 first-class passengers in cabins, and an additional 80 first-class passengers in Pullman car style state rooms. Provision was also made for 50 second-class passengers in the after-end of the vessel in large cabins.
She was acquired by the Southern Railway in 1923.
She was disposed in 1933.
- Duckworth, Christian Leslie Dyce; Langmuir, Graham Easton (1968). Railway and other Steamers. Prescot, Lancashire: T. Stephenson and Sons.
- "The Clydebank Engineering and Shipbuilding Company". Hampshire Advertiser. England. 5 July 1898. Retrieved 30 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- "Southampton Steamer Stranded". Western Times. England. 17 July 1905. Retrieved 30 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.
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