PS Tattershall Castle
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The PS Tattershall Castle located at Embankment in London
|Name:||The Tattershall Castle|
|Namesake:||Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire.|
Chef & Brewer (1982–2004) TCG (2005)
|Route:||River Humber crossing (1934–1974)
River Thames (1981-present)
|Builder:||William Gray & Company, Hartlepool, UK|
|Launched:||24 September 1934|
|Commissioned:||24 September 1934|
|Status:||Restaurant and bar moored on the River Thames|
|Length:||209 ft (64 m)|
|Beam:||56 ft (17 m) (including paddle box)|
|Propulsion:||Triple expansion, diagonal stroke, reciprocating steam engine, 1200 ihp.|
|Speed:||12.0 knots (22.2 km/h; 13.8 mph)|
The steamer was built by William Gray & Co. in 1934 as a passenger ferry on the River Humber between Kingston upon Hull and New Holland. It found service as a tether for barrage balloons during the Second World War. In 1981, after long service as a passenger and goods ferry, the ship was towed to London. The opening of the Humber Bridge made the ferry service, known to have existed since at least Roman times, redundant.
A third similar Humber ferry, the PS Lincoln Castle, built in 1940, was scrapped in Autumn 2010.
- 'Broomhill - Brougham', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 405-409. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50836 Date accessed: 25 March 2009.
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