PS Violet (1880)

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Career
Name: 1880-1904: PS Violet
Owner: 1880-1904 London and North Western Railway
Operator: 1880-1904 London and North Western Railway
Port of registry: United Kingdom
Route: 1880-1902: Holyhead - Dublin
Builder: Cammell Laird
Yard number: 471
Launched: 1880
Out of service: 1902
General characteristics
Tonnage: 1,035 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 300 ft (91 m)
Beam: 33.1 ft (10.1 m)
Draught: 14.4 ft (4.4 m)
Speed: 17¾ knots

PS Violet was a paddle steamer passenger vessel operated by the London and North Western Railway from 1880 to 1902.[1]

History[edit]

She was built by Cammell Laird for the London and North Western Railway in 1880. She was a sister ship to Lily and built to the same specification. They were intended to operate a new overnight service between Holyhead and Dublin. The service previously had only been during the day time.

The ship had new boilers and engines fitted in 1890-91 to increase the speed from 17¾ knots to 19½ knots.

She was sold in 1902 to Liverpool and Douglas Steamers Ltd.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railway and Other Steamers, Duckworth. 1962