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Name Official number Flag IMO
PRINCESS VICTORIA  134674  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1939  21/04/1939  07/1939 
Vessel type Vessel description
Ferry Passenger-Vehicle  Steel Motor Vessel  
Builder Yard Yard no
William Denny & Bros, Dumbarton Leven Yard  1333 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
2197 grt / 1032 nrt / 322.00 ft  48.1 ft  13.0 ft   
Engine builder Sulzer Brothers Ltd., Winterthur
Engine detail
Twin M7cyl 2SA 19"x27½" 5000shp 19kn 2-screw
Sulzer type 7TS48. port engine from Sulzer at Winterthur, stbd made by William Denny & Bros at Dumbarton 

First owner First port of register Registration date
London, Midland & Scottish Railway, Stranraer  Stranraer  26/06/1939 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
09/1939 Admiralty requisition - minelayer 
Vessel history
9/1939 hired by Admiralty as a minelayer (244 mines) 
Remarks
1st stern-loading cross-channel car ferry. Bow-rudder
Passenger capacity 875x1st 542x3rd. 24-64 cars

Identical replacement built 1947. 
End year Fate / Status
1940  Mined 19/05/1940 
Disposal Detail
Mined at entrance to Humber Estuary, opening four compartments. 36 crew lost, 85 rescued. 
 

 



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