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Above : Southsea reportedly in 1936. Photographer unknown. From a collection purchased by Istvan Radi and shown with thanks

Built in 1930 by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering at Govan, Glasgow
Engines : Compound diagonal  30.5 and 59 in x 54 in
Dimensions : 244 ft x 30.1 ft
825 Gross registered Tons

Built for year-round service on the Southern Railway's Portsmouth-Ryde railway connection ferry service.
Also included excursion work alongside her ferry roster.
Beached near the River Tyne in the north-east of England after being mined on February 16th, 1941
Not repaired and vessel lost

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