tss THE QUEEN

tss THE QUEEN
built by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton,
Yard No 682
Engines by Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Turbines, triple screw, 800nhp 21kn Installed by shipbuilder
Launched: Saturday, 04/04/1903
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
Status: Sunk - 26/08/1916
Web site: http://freespace.virgin.net/jack.lee2000/queenimg.htm
Remarks:
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?)

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Previous update by Colin Campbell
Previous update by Bruce Biddulph

Last updated: by David Asprey from the original records by Stuart Cameron


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