PS Bristol Queen (1946)
Bristol Queen in the Camel Estuary in August 1965
|Operator:||P and A Campbell, Bristol|
|Port of registry:||Bristol (Later Cardiff)|
|Route:||Bristol - Ilfracombe|
|Builder:||Charles Hill & Sons|
|Launched:||4 April 1946|
|In service:||24 September 1946|
|Out of service:||26 August 1967|
|Tonnage:||961 gross register tons (GRT)|
|Length:||258.7 feet (78.9 m)|
|Beam:||31.2 feet (9.5 m)|
|Installed power:||Rankin and Blackmore triple expansion three crank diagonal engines|
|Propulsion:||Twin side paddles|
PS Bristol Queen was a passenger excursion vessel built for P & A Campbell in 1946.
She was built in 1946 by Charles Hill & Sons in Bristol, and launched on 4 April 1946, by the Lady Mayoress of Bristol, Mrs J. Owen, with a bottle of Bristol Cream sherry Her engines were made by Rankin & Blackmore Greenock Engine No 517 (builders of PS Waverley's Engine..
She was taken out of service after an accident to a paddle wheel on 26 August 1967 and was scrapped the following year.
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- "Big Crowd Sees Dock Ceremony". Western Daily Press. England. 5 April 1946. Retrieved 21 October 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
- Easdown, Martin (2013). Piers of Wales. Amberley Publishing. ISBN 1445623854.