SS Vienna (1894)

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Vienna (1894).jpg
The Vienna taken on 11 October 1894
History
Name:
  • 1894-1920:TSS Vienna
  • 1920-1930:TSS Roulers
Operator:
Port of registry: United Kingdom
Builder: Earle's Shipbuilding, Hull
Launched: 18 July 1894
Out of service: 1930
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Tonnage: 1,753 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 302.4 feet (92.2 m)
Beam: 36 feet (11 m)
Depth: 16.2 feet (4.9 m)

TSS Vienna was a passenger vessel built for the Great Eastern Railway in 1894.[1]

History[edit]

The ship was built by Earle's Shipbuilding, Hull for the Great Eastern Railway and launched on 18 July 1894.[2] She was launched by Lady Seager Hunt, wife of Sir Frederick Seager Hunt, 1st Baronet, Chairman of Earle's Shipbuilding company. She was the third vessel launched that year from Earl’s Shipbuilding for the Great Eastern Railway after the Berlin on 10 January 1894, and Amsterdam on 24 January 1894.

Initially placed on the Harwich to Hook of Holland route under a foreign flag, she was awarded the Royal Mail contract in 1898 and was then registered under a British flag.[3]

She was transferred to the Antwerp service in 1910.[4]

In 1920 she was renamed Roulers when she transferred to the Harwich to Zeebrugge service. In 1923 she fell under the ownership of the London and North Eastern Railway. She was scrapped in 1930.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duckworth, Christian Leslie Dyce; Langmuir, Graham Easton (1968). Railway and other Steamers. Prescot, Lancashire: T. Stephenson and Sons,. 
  2. ^ "Great Eastern Railway Company's Fleet. Launch of another steamer". Hull Daily Mail. England. 19 July 1894. Retrieved 30 October 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Harwich and the Continent". Chelmsford Chronicle. England. 29 April 1898. Retrieved 30 October 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ Haws, Duncan (1993). Merchant Fleets – Britain's Railway Steamers – Eastern and North Western Companies + Zeeland and Stena. Hereford: TCL Publications. ISBN 0 946378 22 3.