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PS Stirling Castle

Above : Stirling Castle at Swanage. Courtesy of the Istvan Radi collection

Built in 1899 by J Scott & Co at Kinghorn, Fife
Engines : Compound diagonal
Dimensions : 170 ft x 24.2 ft
271 Gross Registered Tons

Built for the Galloway Steam Packet Co
Built with telescopic funnel for use on the Firth of Forth
Bought by the Southampton, Isle of Wight & South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Co in 1907
Ran out of Southampton in 1907 and from 1908, on the Bournemouth-Swanage ferry.
In July 1916 she was sent to the Mediterranean and was sunk near Malta on September 26th 1916 after an explosion.

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