eaw018568 ENGLAND (1948). PS Royal Eagle nearby Deadman's Point, Canvey Island, from the south-east, 1948. This image has been produced from a print.

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Title [EAW018568] PS Royal Eagle nearby Deadman's Point, Canvey Island, from the south-east, 1948. This image has been produced from a print.
Reference EAW018568
Date 9-September-1948
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Place name CANVEY ISLAND
Parish CANVEY ISLAND
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 579110, 181420
Longitude / Latitude 0.58096418999416, 51.50280813128
National Grid Reference TQ791814

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Paddle Steamer Royal Eagle. Built 1932 by Cammell Laird Birkenhead for General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. Length 292.1 ft Beam 36.7 ft Launched with a bottle of whisky. Sailed on the London (Tower Bridge), Southend, Margate & Ramsgate service. 2000 passengers on four decks with dining saloons to seat 310. Requisitioned in WW2 as an anti aircraft vessel in the River Thames. (HMS Royal Eagle) Made three trips to Dunkirk, saving 2657 men 1950 ran between London and Clacton. Scrapped in 1953

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