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Historical Database - Bristol Channel, UK
Swansea & Ilfracombe Steamship (Alexandra) Ltd
Managed by James Jones

Alexandra (1894)
Built in 1863 by Caird & Co at Greenock
Dimensions : 204.5 ft x 23.7 ft
325 Gross Registered Tonnes
Built for Maples & Mories, of Newhaven, Sussex
Sailed for the Londom, Brighton & South Coast Railway
In 1883 ahe was bought by Charles Daniel of Portishead
In 1886 she was registerd to R & D Jones of Liverpool
In 1892 she was registered to James Jones of Swansea
In 1894 she was registered to the Swansea & Ilfracombe Steamship Alexandra Ltd, managed by James Jones
In 1895 she was registered to the Hastings, St Leonards-on-Sea and Eastbourne Steamboat Co
In 1904 she was registered to the 
Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea Steamboat Co
Sold at the end of the 1904 season for scrapping in the Netherlands

Alexandra (1895)
Built in 1854 by J Henderson & Son at Renfrew
180.4 ft : 264 GRT
Engine : Oscillating by MacNab & Clark of Greenock
Built for the North of Europe Steam Navigation Co for North Sea service (Harwich-Antwerp) as Aquila
For the 1858 season she was at Weymouth for the Weymouth & Channel Islands Steam Packet Company
From 1889 she sailed out of Plymouth to Brittany and the Channel Islands

Renamed Alexandra in 1895 when bought for service between Swansea and Ilfracombe by James Jones - the Swansea & Ilfracombe Steamship (Alexandra) Ltd
In 1896, as Ruby, she briefly offered cruises from Hastings to Boulogne for the Hastings, St Leonards on Sea and Eastbourne Steamboat Co
Scrapped in Calais in 1899

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