paddlesteamers.info : The Internet's leading database of Paddle Steamers past and present


PS Bangor Castle (ex - Palmerston)
Built in 1864 by T Wingate at Glasgow
Engines : 2 cylinder simple diagonal
Dimensions : 191 ft x 22 ft
250 Gross Registered Tonnes

Built for Thames service as PS Palmerston
Sailed between Belfast and Bangor from 1873 initially on charter
Sold to the Bangor & Larne Steamboat Co in 1877, being renamed PS Bangor Castle
On charter for the Southampton, Isle of Wight & South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. in 1888.
On liquidation of the Bangor & Larne company she was taken over by the Belfast & County Down Railway but appears to have remained in England much of the time
Believed to have sailed out of Plymouth
Scrapped in 1899

Return to:
Bangor & Larne Steamboat Company
Belfast & County Down Railway

Southampton, Isle of Wight and South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Company
British Paddle Steamer Index