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PS Kenilworth


Builders: A & J Inglis, Pointhouse1898

Propulsion type: Paddle single diagonal

Owners: North British Steam Packet Company, London North Eastern Railway Company.

Service dates: 1898 - 1937

Tonnage: Gross 390

Comments:

Because of the success of Talisman (I), the North British commissioned a similar ship which was launched as Kenilworth, two years later. Despite her old fashioned single diagonal machinery she achieved 18.6 knots on her trials and this was more than acceptable. She joined Talisman on the Craigendoran to Rothesay service and in doing so replaced Redgauntlet, who was then used as an excursion steamer. She was refurbished and reboilered in 1915 and saw limited war service between 1917-19 as a minesweeper on the South Coast. Upon her return in 1919 she reopened the Arrochar excursion service. She continued for the North British and later for the LNER until withdrawn in the summer of 1937 and was broken up the following year by her original builders A & J Inglis, in the yard where she had been built.


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