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EPW022931 ENGLAND (1928). Paddle Steamer on the Horn Reach, Lymington, 1928

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Title [EPW022931] Paddle Steamer on the Horn Reach, Lymington, 1928
Reference EPW022931
Date August-1928
Place name LYMINGTON
Easting / Northing 433561, 94919
Longitude / Latitude -1.5241976165844, 50.752329240387
National Grid Reference SZ336949


10-letter name which may well read 'Freshwater'

Saturday 1st of December 2012 07:19:54 PM

User Comment Contributions

Unusual and surprising view of steamer from 1928.

James Crawford
Wednesday 17th of April 2013 11:33:42 AM
Definitely PS "Freshwater" which as MB says was built at Cowes. In April 1959 she was temporarily given the suffix II after her name as a new car ferry was being built for the service. She was withdrawn on the 18th of September 1959 and was purchased by Brighton & South Coast Steamers Ltd in June 1960. She served Brighton and Eastbourne as "Sussex Queen" in 1960 but in 1961 was further renamed as "Swanage Queen" and sailed from Bournemouth. Unsuccessful in these ventures, she was sold for further service to a Mr Townsend, but was found to be beyond economical repair and was sold for breaking in Belgium in May 1962.

Tuesday 8th of January 2013 07:57:52 PM
This vessel could well be the PS Freshwater, built for the Southern Railway at Cowes in 1927. Following the arrival of the railway at Lymington, paddle steamers were used on the ferry service from Lymington Pier to the Isle of Wight

Saturday 1st of December 2012 10:43:01 PM
I should add my source: an article in The Railway Magazine, February 1956, page 82, now available on line

Saturday 1st of December 2012 07:21:03 PM
Hi MB, don't suppose you know how long the vessel was in service? Would love to find someone with memories of the journey! Perhaps you could post a link to the online magazine run, it could be a useful source

Yours, Katy

Britain from Above Cataloguing Team Leader

Katy Whitaker
Saturday 1st of December 2012 10:43:01 PM