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PS Lady Rowena

Above : Photo from the Peter Rolf collection, shown by kind courtesy

Launched on May 31st 1891 by S McKnight at Ayr
Engines : Simple diagonal, 50 x 72 in by Hutson and Corbett
Dimensions : 200.5 ft x 21.1 ft
314 Gross Registered Tons (later 332)

Ordered by the North British Steam Packet’s Arrochar service
Reboilered in 1901
Sold in March 1903 to 
the Societa di Navigazione a Vapore della Penisola Sorrentina based at Castellamare di Stabia for service in the Bay of Naples
Laid up when the company went into liquidation and remained so under the temporary ownership of two former company shareholders
Returned to the U.K. when bought by a Mr Collard of Newhaven in 1908
Sold to Mr A W Cameron of Dumbarton in August 1911
Used for cruises on the Clyde and on Belfast Lough (April-July 1912) on charter
Spent World War I on the Firth of Forth as a tender and hospital ship
Sold in April 1919 to the Goole and Hull Steam Packet Company but remained at Goole docks
Sold to Mr W K David of Swansea in 1920 and damage on arrival at Swansea docks bankrupted her owner
Sailed in late August and September for new owners but laid up on 30th September
Sailed on the Sussex coast in 1921 for Mr F.C. Deering, but was laid up for the 1922 season
Sold to breakers in November 1922

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