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PS Prince of Wales
Launched on July 7th 1891 by Southampton Naval Works, Woolston, Southampton
Engines : Compound Diagonal
Dimensions : 185.5 ft x 22.2 ft
280 Gross Registered Tons

Built for the Southampton, Isle of Wight & South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Co
Not an immediate success due to insufficient speed and considerable remedial work was undertaken.
Her history was punctuated by various mishaps, including colliding with a submarine in 1903.
One life was lost when the vessel ran down a yacht in 1935
Withdrawn in 1937 and scrapped the following year at Llanelli.

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