King Edward

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
King Edward
Vessel Type: 
Passenger
Official Number: 
113963
GRT: 
562
Draught For'd: 
7' 6"
Draught Aft: 
13' 9"
Year Built: 
1901
Arrival Date: 
10/06/1952
Breakup Started: 
11/06/1952
Date First Beaching: 
04/07/1952
Breakup Completed: 
26/09/1952
Original Builder: 
William Denny & Brothers, Dumbarton, Scotland
Original Yard No.: 
651
Name Changes: 

 
1901 :  Turbine Steamers Limited (J. Williamson), Glasgow
1919 :  The Royal Navy  -  from April 1919 through June 1920
1920 :  Turbine Steamers Limited (J. Williamson), Glasgow
1927 :  Williamson - Buchanan Steamers Limited
1935 :  London, MIdland and Scottish Railways
1936 :  Williamson - Buchanan Steamers (1936) Limited
1943 :  Caledonian Steam Packet Company Limited
 

Other Information: 

S.T. King Edward                                  First commercial turbine ship in the world
 
Launched  :  16-05-1901
Completed  :  June  1901
 
Dimensions  :  250.5 feet  x  30.1 feet
 
Propulsion  :  Three sets of steam turbines dribing three screwshafts - initially five propellers then later three
 
Speed  :  20 - 21 knots

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