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PS Consul (ex - Duke of Devonshire)

Above : Consul at Weymouth on 5th October 1962. Photo by kind courtesy of Tom Lee

Built in 1896
Length : 175 ft - Breadth : 20.6 ft
Engines : Compound Diagonal (23 and 46 in x 36 in)
257 Gross Registered Tons

Built in 1896 for the Devon Steamship Company (Devon Dock, Pier & Steamship Co from 1898) serving on the South Devon coast
Served as a minesweeper during World War I
Returned to peacetime service in 1920
Sold to recent competitors P & A Campbell in 1933 but laid-up at Exmouth
Sold for service at Cork, Ireland in 1934
Returned to South Devon for the 1936 and 1937 seasons for Alexander Taylor, operating out of Torquay.
Sold in early 1938 to Cosens & Co for serevice out of Weymouth and renamed PS Consul
Sold after the 1962 season, spending 1963 under ownership of New Belle Steamers on the Thames and Sussex coast
Back at Weymouth in 1964
Sold to be used as an accommodation ship at Dartmouth, reverting to her original name.
Scrapped in 1968

Above :  Out of service and on the River Dart. Photo by kind courtesy of Nigel Lawrence

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