PS Wingfield Castle
The PSS Wingfield Castle located Hartlepool's Maritime Experience in Hartlepool
|Name:||PSS Wingfield Castle|
|Route:||Humber Ferry crossing|
|Builder:||William Gray & Company, Hartlepool, England|
|Laid down:||27 June 1934|
|Commissioned:||24 September 1934|
|Identification:||IMO number: 5392018|
|Status:||Museum ship at Hartlepool's Maritime Experience|
|Propulsion:||Triple expansion, diagonal stroke, reciprocating steam engine|
|Speed:||12.0 knots (22.2 km/h; 13.8 mph)|
The Wingfield Castle was built by William Gray & Company at Hartlepool, and launched in 1934, along with a sister ship, the Tattershall Castle. A third similar vessel, the Lincoln Castle built in Glasgow, was launched in 1940.
She was earmarked to become a floating restaurant in Swansea Marina in the early 1980s but was too wide to fit through the lock gates. She is now preserved at the Museum of Hartlepool as a floating exhibit at Jackson Dock, as part of the Hartlepool's Maritime Experience visitor attraction, which also includes HMS Trincomalee.
- "P.S. Wingfield Castle". paddlesteamers.info. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
- "Wingfield Castle". nationalhistoricships.org.uk. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
- "PSS Wingfield Castle History". thisishartlepool.co.uk. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
- "Hartlepool's Maritime Experience - Pss Wingfield Castle". hartlepoolsmaritimeexperience.com. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
- Baker, Clive (December 2017). "Railway Steamers". British Railway Modelling. Warners Group. p. 83. ISSN 0968-0764.
- Media related to PS Wingfield Castle at Wikimedia Commons
- Wingfield Castle website
- National Historic Ships
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