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Name Official number Flag IMO
PRINCESS OF WALES    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1888  24/05/1888   
Vessel type Vessel description
Ferry Excursion Pleasure  Iron Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Clydeholm Yard  353 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
324 grt / 112 nrt / 215.5 ft  21.1 ft  8.2 ft   
Engine builder Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow
Engine detail
C2cyl diagonal 220nhp 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Southampton, Isle of Wight and South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Co Ltd (Red Funnel), Southampton  Southampton   
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
600 passengers
Had not yet been registered when lost. 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1888  Collision 16/06/1888 
Disposal Detail
On acceptance trials she was run down and split in two by the Spanish SAN AUGUSTIN (ex BALMORAL CASTLE) owned by Cia Trasatlantica, which had been in for repairs on the Clyde and was heading down the Skelmorlie Mile. Crew and guests from Southampton, totalling 50-60, were saved but three painters working below were drowned. The forepart initially remained afloat but sank in tow for Wemyss Bay. Salvage attempts were later abandoned.
The pilots of both ships were found guilty of negligence. 
 

 



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