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TSS Rosstrevor (1895)

Career
Name: 1895-1926: TSS Rosstrevor
Owner: 1895-1923 London and North Western Railway
1923-1926: London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Operator: 1895-1923 London and North Western Railway
1923-1926: London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Port of registry:
Route: 1895-1908: Holyhead - Greenore
1908-1926: Holyhead - Dublin
Builder: William Denny and Brothers
Yard number: 503
Launched: 26 February 1895
Out of service: 1926
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Tonnage: 1,065 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 272.1 ft (82.9 m)
Beam: 35.1 ft (10.7 m)
Draught: 14.2 ft (4.3 m)
Speed: 18 knots

TSS Rosstrevor was a steam turbine passenger and cargo vessel operated by the London and North Western Railway from 1895 to 1923, and the London, Midland and Scottish Railway from 1923 to 1926.[1]

History

She was built by William Denny and Brothers for the London and North Western Railway in 1895 and put on the Holyhead - Greenore route in succession to paddle steamer Earl Spencer.

She was named after the townland in which the village of Rostrevor is located in County Down, Northern Ireland.

On 2 March 1908 she was grounded at Carlingford Lough. She was refloated on 7 March, repaired and returned to service.[2]

In 1908, the TSS Rathmore replaced her on this route. Her first class accommodation was removed and she was transferred to the Holyhead - Dublin service.

She was scrapped in 1926.

References

  1. ^ Railway and Other Steamers, Duckworth. 1962
  2. ^ Patton, Brian (2007). Irish Sea Shipping. Kettering: Silver Link Publications. pp. p178–84.  
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