PS Edith (1870)

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History
Name:
  • 1870-1912: PS/TSS Edith
  • 1912-1914: TSS Vos
Owner:
Operator:
Port of registry: United Kingdom
Route: 1870-1912: Holyhead - Greenore
Builder: A. Leslie and Company
Launched: 1870
Out of service: 1914
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Tonnage: 758 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 250.5 ft (76.4 m)
Beam: 30.1 ft (9.2 m)
Draught: 14.4 ft (4.4 m)

PS/TSS Edith was a paddle steamer cargo vessel operated by the London and North Western Railway from 1870 to 1912.[1]

History[edit]

She was built by A. Leslie and Company for the London and North Western Railway in 1870.

On 8 September 1875 she collided with the Duchess of Sutherland in Holyhead and sank. She was raised on 8 December 1877 and refurbished.

She was converted from a paddle steamer to a twin screw steamer in 1892 by Cammell Laird of Birkenhead.

She was withdrawn in March 1912 and sold to the West of Scotland Shipbreaking Company for scrap, but was resold to Belgian owner, Captain A Depauw, and re-registered as the TSS Vos in Antwerp. Seized by Belgian Government in 1913 who claimed that her owner had made preparations to use her for the contraband of arms to South America. She was laid up in Zeebrugge until January 1914 when she was sold to shipbreakers.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railway and Other Steamers, Duckworth. 1962
  2. ^ "Belgian Merchant P-Z" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 December 2010.