PS Earl of Ulster (1878)

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Name: 1878-1895: P.S. Earl of Ulster
Owner: 1878-1894: Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Operator: 1878-1894: Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Port of registry: United Kingdom
Route: 1878-1894: BelfastFleetwood
Builder: Barrow-in-Furness
General characteristics
Tonnage: 1,107 gross register tons (GRT)

PS Earl of Ulster was a paddle steamer passenger vessel operated by the London and North Western Railway and the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway from 1878 to 1894.[1]


She operated on services from Fleetwood to Belfast.

On 30 June 1883 she was involved in a collision off the Isle of Man with the schooner Susanna.[2]

On 12 March 1889 she collided with the Holywood Lighthouse in Belfast Lough and destroyed it.[3]

In 1894 she was sold to A.M. Carlisle and a few years later passed to Mr. McCausland, Portaferry.


  1. ^ Railway and Other Steamers, Duckworth. 1962
  2. ^ Manchester Evening News - Friday 17 August 1883
  3. ^ Belfast News-Letter - Wednesday 13 March 1889