ss BRIGHTON

ss BRIGHTON
built by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton,
Yard No 683
Engines by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton
Last Name: ROUSSALKA (1930)
Propulsion: 3 x Parsons steam turbines, 580nhp, 3scr 21kn .......... --1932 reengined 2 x M8cy diesel, 1scr Atlas Diesel, 1750shp, 15.5kn
Launched: Saturday, 13/06/1903
Built: 1903
Ship Type: Passenger Vessel
Ship's Role: Newhaven Dieppe
Tonnage: 1129grt, 301nrt
Length: 273.6ft lbp, 280.0ft loa
Breadth: 34.2ft
Owner History:
London Brighton & South Coast Railway Co, London
1923 Southern Railway Co, London
1930 Rt Hon Walter E Guinness MP (Lord Moyne from 1932)
Status: Wrecked - 25/08/1933

Remarks:
5/11/1910 collided with and sank German clipper ship PREUSSEN eight miles S of Newhaven in fog
1914/1920 requisitioned as troopship, later hospital ship
Sold in 1930 and converted to a private motor yacht ROUSSALKA for Sir Walter Guinness (Lord Moyne). Her turbines were removed and diesels fitted in 1931, one funnel removed
Wrecked after hitting Blood Slate Rock, Freakin Island after leaving Killary Harbour in fog. Lord Moyne, guests and crew escaped the sinking vessel safely.
Photo supplied by G Robinson
Previous update by Bruce Biddulph
Previous update by Stuart Cameron
Previous update by David Asprey

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




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