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Name: TRANSIT
Type: Ferry
Keel: 07/03/1864
Launched 05/1864
Completed: 06/06/1864 (trials)
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 27
Dimensions: 83grt, 47nrt, 99.5 x 18.0 x 8.0ft
Engines: 2cyl (18 & 18 x 30ins), 22nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: Paddle, 8.4knots
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 50024
History:
1864 Isle of Wight Ferry Co
1878 Bournemouth Steam Packet Co
22/02/1905 W & CP Hepple, South Shields
1881 JA Platt, London
1892 JP Lawson, London
1894 MacGregor & Blair, Leith
1908 Broken up
Comments: Also appears on the yard list of T Hepple, so may have been subcontracted to them
Carried cargo and an unspecified number of passengers
Contract price 3,700; Profit 465-16s-11d
1881: Chartered to M Brydie for use on the Forth