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Name: PRINCESS VICTORIA
Type: Passenger Ferry
Launched: 18/11/1902
Completed: 02/1903
Builder: CS Swan & Hunter Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 281
Dimensions: 1592grt, 428nrt, 300.0 x 40.5 x 15.4ft; (1930: 3167grt, 1538nrt, 300.0 x 57.6 x 15.4ft)
Engines: 2 x T4cyl (26, 40, 43.5 & 43.5 x 33ins), 434nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 19.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 115953
History:
15/01/1903 Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Victoria BC
1952 Tahsis Co Ltd, Vancouver BC; renamed TAHSIS No 3
10/03/1953 Sank
Comments: Built for the Seattle, Victoria and Vancouver services
Accommodation for 1000 during the day & 76 state rooms overnight
1930: Rebuilt into a partial car ferry (60 cars) by Yarrows at Esquimalt
1952: Cut down to a barge and converted to carry oil in bulk
10/03/1953: Struck a submerged rock & sank in Welcome Pass BC
Wreck subsequently broken up by Victoria Capital Iron Works


Above photo is courtesy of Richard Turnwald

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Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Shields Daily Gazette, Wednesday, 19/11/1902