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Name: IRIS
Type: Ferry
Launched: 24/03/1906
Completed: 05/1906
Builder: Robert Stephenson & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 100
Dimensions: 475grt, 134nrt, 152.0 x 40.6 x 11.2ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (16, 24 & 41 x 21ins), 217nhp
Engines by: D Rollo & Sons, Liverpool
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 123971
History:
05/1906 Wallasey Urban District Council, Liverpool
1911 The Mayor, Aldermen & Burgesses of the Borough of Wallasey
1918 Renamed ROYAL IRIS
1932 Palmer & Wallace Co (S Palmer), Dublin
1933 S, R and RF Palmer, Dublin
1947 Cork Harbour Commissioners, Cork; renamed BLARNEY
12/1961 Broken up
Comments: Designed to carry over 1700 x passengers as a Mersey ferry
The engines were installed at Liverpool
1918: Requisitioned by the Admiralty; named IRIS II
23/04/1918: Took part in the Zeebrugge raid
1918: Returned to owners
1918: Renamed on command of King George V
12/1961: Broken up at Passage West by Haulbowline Industries Ltd


Above photo as IRIS is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo showing IRIS II & DAFFODIL is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo showing IRIS II & DAFFODIL is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo shows IRIS II returning to the Mersey. Photo copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo as ROYAL IRIS is copyright of the National Maritime Museum

Jarrow Express, Friday, 30/03/1906