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Liverpool and North Wales Steamship Company (1891-1962)
Formed in 1891 when New North Wales Steamship Company (est 1890) took over the Liverpool, Llandudno and Welsh Coast Steamboat Co and their paddlers Paris which was quickly sold, and Bonnie Princess

St Tudno (1889-1890) was the New North Wales Company's only ship, built in Glasgow by Fairfields who owned the new company and she was a big success, but was sold to Germany and replaced by a second St Tudno after one year

The Snowdon Passenger Steamship Company (established in 1892) its vessel PS Snowdon was acquired in 1899, to augment their fleet of paddlers Bonnie Princess, St Tudno and St Elvies. In 1904, they purchased PS La Marguerite, a favourite on the Thames and cross-channel services to Boulogne and Calais. La Marguerite, regarded as the second largest passenger paddler on British short-sea and coastal service, set a pattern for size and grandeur but was an extremely expensive vessel to run. Her replacement was the large turbine St Tudno (2300 GRT), to which the company added a smaller second turbine (St Seiriol - 1586 GRT). These ships maintained the service until the company went into voluntary liquidation after the 1962 season along with the much smaller motor vessel St Trillo. The turbine steamers quickly went to the breakers. St Trillo found further service with P & A Campbell on the Bristol Channel.

Paris (1875-1892)
Bonnie Princess
(1882-1889, sold to Dutch owners)
St Tudno
St Elvies (1896-1931)
La Marguerite
St Elian
St Trillo

For postacard images of the vessels - please see Ian Boyle's Simplon Postcasrds website :

Other vessels                             (For details of the Turbine Steamers - TS - Go to the sister website : Clyde Turbine Steamers
TS St Seiriol - never sailed for company - lost in 1918
SS St Elian (1922-1927)
TS St Tudno (1926-1962)
TS St Seiriol (1931-1962)
MV St Silio / St Trillo (1936-1962)


The Liverpool and North Wales Steamship Company
By John Shepherd
Published in 2006 by Ships in Focus Publications, 18 Franklands, Longton, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 5PD
ISBN: 1 901703 67 3
Illustrated review of the shipping company and its vessels

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