PS Violet (1880)
|Name:||1880-1904: PS Violet|
|Owner:||1880-1904 London and North Western Railway|
|Operator:||1880-1904 London and North Western Railway|
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|Route:||1880-1902: Holyhead - Dublin|
|Out of service:||1902|
|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)|
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.
- Railway and Other Steamers, Duckworth. 1962