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s.s .Ringwood

s.s .Ringwood

Loading railway carriges at Southampton.

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Built in 1926 by D. W. Henderson, Glasgow for the Southern Railway's service from Southampton to the Channel Islands and France.
Mainly a cargo ship, she did have accommodation for eight in four double cabins.
Used as a transport during the War, she was broken up in 1959.
755GT, 230' 34', twin screw, 3exp, coal, 15 knots.
Similar: Hythe, Minster, Maidstone.

The passenger ship is the 'Hantonia', built by Fairfield in 1911 for the London & South Western Railway's Southampton-French ports route.
During the War she was an accommodation ship.
Scrapped in 1952.
1,560GT, 290' x 36', twin screw, coal, turbine, 18 knots.
Latterly about 800 passengers.
Sisterships: Lorina and Normannia.

Bruce
 

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