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Yard No. 682
tss THE QUEEN



Yard Number 682 was named THE QUEEN when launched on Saturday 04/04/1903 by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton for South Eastern & Chatham Railway Co London

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1903
Ship Type: Passenger Vessel
Ship's Role: Channel steamer
Tonnage: 1676 grt, 345 nrt
Length: 309.9/318.0 feet
Breadth: 40.0 feet

Owner History:
South Eastern & Chatham Railway Co, London


Her main engines were built by Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co, Newcastle , she was powered by 2 x Turbines, triple screw, 800nhp 21kn Installed by shipbuilder

She is recorded as having sank on 26/08/1916

Additional Information:
The first turbine Channel steamer, her maiden voyage from Folkestone to Calais took placed on 27th June 1903.
Acted as troopship in WW1
She rescued 2500 refugees from the AMIRAL GANTEAUME on 26th October 1914
On 26th August 1916 she was captured by a German destroyer and scuttled (sunk by bombs?)

Picture from above webpage
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