Reefer (fruit carrier) of 1902, owned by Klaveness, Sandefjord.
1902 Built as BRIGHTON at A/S Framnæs mek. Verksted, Sandefjord, completed at Akers mek. Verksted, Kristiania for A/S D/S Brighton (A. F. Klaveness & Co.), Sandefjord. Launched 11/02 completed in April.
She was the first fruit ship bui
Model of SS Brighton forming part of harbour scene at Newhaven
On display at the Newhaven Local and Maritime Museum
Also just in view models of tug Foremost 22 and bucket dredger Testside
If you visit Newhaven don't miss a call in at this excellent museum!
Looking immaculate after attention at the railway workshops in Newhaven. The Brighton's hull is painted in blue but not the Monastral Blue that was to become the colour applied to British Rail ships - maybe they couldn't get hold of any at the time so used whatever was to hand!
Built 1950 by Denny for the Newhaven - Dieppe service of British Transport Commission
She was 2,575 gross tons, 311 foot x 51 foot and turbine driven with a service speed of 24 knots
She later joined the short lived Jersey Lines Channel Islands service as their La Duchesse de Bretagne
The British Transport Commission - Southern Region Ferry Brighton was delivered by Wm Denny in 1950 and placed on the Newhaven - Dieppe service.
As she only had limited car accommodation and these needed to be side-loaded, she was replaced in 1966 and sold the following year to Jersey Lines and ren