SS Duke of Lancaster (1895)

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SS Duke of Lancaster (SS The Ramsey).
Duke of Lancaster
Career
Name: TSS Duke of Lancaster
The Ramsey
Owner: 1895-1911: London and North Western Railway
1912-1915: Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Operator: 1895-1911: London and North Western Railway
1912-1915: Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Port of registry: Lancaster, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Route: 1894-1911: Fleetwood - Belfast
Builder: Naval Construction and Armament Company Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness
Launched: 1895
Out of service: 8 August 1915
Fate: Sunk by torpedo
General characteristics
Type: steamship
Tonnage: 1,520 GT (gross tonnage)
Length: 310 ft (94 m)
Beam: 37 ft (11 m)

SS Duke of Lancaster was a steamer passenger ship operated by the London and North Western Railway from 1895 to 1911.[1]

She was then sold to the Isle of Man Steam Packet company and operated as The Ramsey from 1912 to 1915.

In 1914 she was requisitioned for use as an armed boarding steamer. Commissioned as HMS The Ramsey, she was sunk by a torpedo in the North Sea on 8 August 1915.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railway and other Steamers. C.L.D. Duckwork and G.E. Langmuir. Prescot, Lancashire. 1968.

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