Monday, October 31, 2016

ship TrSS 'St Patrick' of the Great Western Railway

The date of construction is given in the poster. This was built by John Brown and Company of Clydebank as one of a trio of new ships for the GWR which included TrSS (triple screw steamship) St George and TrSS St David and used between Fishguard and Rosslare.

From 1914 to 1919 she was requisitioned by the British Government as a WW1 hospital ship. She was re-engined in 1926. On 20 August 1927 she was in collision with her sister ship TrSS St David in Fishguard harbour. She caught fire on 7 April 1929, attributed to an electrical fault, following which she was scrapped.

350 ft (106.68 metres) long, 41 ft (12.5 metres) wide
2,531 grt
Powered by 3 direct-drive turbines at 9500 shp 3 screw
Speed of 20 knots

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