PS Wingfield Castle

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The PSS Wingfield Castle located Hartlepool's Maritime Experience in Hartlepool, UK
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Name: PSS Wingfield Castle
Namesake: Wingfield Castle in Suffolk, UK
Owner: LNER
Route: Humber Ferry crossing
Ordered: 1934
Builder: William Gray & Company, Hartlepool, UK
Laid down: 27 June 1934
Commissioned: 24 September 1934
Decommissioned: 1974
Status: Preserved as a museum ship at Hartlepool's Maritime Experience
General characteristics
Type: Paddlesteamer
Tonnage: 550 GT
Length: 209 ft (64 m)
Beam: 56 ft (17 m) (including paddle box)
Propulsion: Triple expansion, diagonal stroke, reciprocating steam engine
Speed: 12.0 knots (22.2 km/h; 13.8 mph)

The PS Wingfield Castle is a former Humber Estuary ferry, now preserved as a museum ship in Hartlepool, County Durham, England.

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 visitor attraction known as "Hartlepool's Maritime Experience", which also includes HMS Trincomalee.


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Coordinates: 54°41′23″N 1°12′21″W / 54.68972°N 1.20583°W / 54.68972; -1.20583