PS Lune (1892)

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History
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Name:
  • 1892–1913: PS Lune
  • 1913–1923: PS Melcombe Regis
Owner:
Operator:
Port of registry: United Kingdom
Route: 1892–1913: FleetwoodHeysham and Blackpool
Builder: T.B. Seath & Co of Rutherglen
Launched: 1892
Out of service: 1923
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Tonnage: 252 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 129 ft (39 m)
Beam: 24 ft (7.3 m)

PS Lune was a paddle steamer passenger vessel operated by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway from 1892 to 1913.[1]

History[edit]

She was built by T.B. Seath & Co of Rutherglen for the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway in 1892. She operated a passenger service from Fleetwood to Heysham and Blackpool.

In June 1913 she was sold to Cosens & Co Ltd in Weymouth and operated as PS Melcombe Regis.

Vessel entered service in 1913 on Cosen's Admiralty contract as a tender between Portland and Navy vessels at anchorage outside the harbour. In 1918 the vessel transferred to inshore minesweeping service in and around Belfast Lough and was based at Larne. In November of that year she was released back to her owners and in 1919 was laid up at Weymouth still in her wartime grey.[2]

She was scrapped in 1923/4 at Felixstowe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railway and Other Steamers, Duckworth. 1962
  2. ^ Haws,Duncan (1993):Merchant Fleets - Britain's Railway Steamers - Eastern & North Western + Zeeland and Stena ; Hereford, TCL Publications ; Page 87 ; ISBN 0-946378-22-3