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PS Kylemore (ex - Vulcan, ex - Britannia, ex - Kylemore)

Kylemore G Ferguson collection.jpg


Kylemore seen probably in the 1920s in a glass plate from the collection of Gillon Ferguson. The source was Andy Paton, second engineer aboard PS Waverley in the late 1950s


Launched on April 28th 1897 by Russell and Co
Engines : Compound diagonal, 23.5 and 47 in x 51 in
Dimensions : 200.5 ft x 24.1 ft
319 Gross Registered Tonnes

Built for Captain John Williamson, she was sold before completion to South of England owners
Sailed as PS Britannia for the Hastings, St Leonards on Sea and Eastbourne Steamboat Company Ltd
Sold back to John Williamson in 1904, she was immediately re-sold to the GSWR and renamed PS Vulcan
Back in Williamson ownership in April 1908, regaining her original name PS Kylemore.
Operated the Glasgow to Rothesay service
Stationed at Dunkirk and Harwich undertaking minesweeping duties in World War I
Returned to her original employment in 1920 remaining varying her duties little until World War II
Kylemore was lost during a bombing raid off Harwich on August 21st, 1940

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