TSS Galtee More (1898)

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TSS Galtee More.jpg
TSS Galtee More from the Illustrated London News, 20 August 1898
History
Name: 1898–1925: TSS Galtee More
Owner:
Operator:
Port of registry: United Kingdom
Route: 1898–1925: HolyheadGreenore
Builder: William Denny and Brothers, Dumbarton
Yard number: 592
Launched: 24 May 1898
Out of service: 7 September 1925
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Tonnage: 1,112 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 276.1 ft (84.2 m)
Beam: 35.1 ft (10.7 m)
Speed: 18.6 knots (34.4 km/h)

TSS Galtee More was a twin screw passenger steamship operated by the London and North Western Railway from 1898 to 1923.[1]

History[edit]

She was built by William Denny and Brothers of Dumbarton for the London and North Western Railway in 1898. She was named after Galtymore, the highest of the Galtee Mountains in Ireland. She was put in service between Holyhead and Greenore.

On 17 September 1909 she was approaching Carlingford Lough when, in dense fog and at low tide, she went aground near Houlbowline light. The company’s lough steamer, Greenore, was promptly in attendance and the Galtee More shortly afterwards floated off.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railway and Other Steamers, Duckworth. 1962
  2. ^ "Mishap to a Greenore Steamer". Irish Times. Ireland. 18 September 1909. Retrieved 18 December 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).