TrSS Brighton

£8.50

Cross-channel Ferry, UK, 1903

SKU: PS17 Categories: ,
 

Description

Brighton was built in 1903 for service as a cross-channel ferry between Newhaven and Dieppe for the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway Company. She was only the second steam turbine powered ferry brought into service on the Channel.

Fast, able to steam at 21 knots, she was commandeered by the Navy during WWI. First used as a troop-ship, then as a hospital ship, she returned to work as a ferry in 1923.

Sold out of service in 1930, she was converted to a yacht and was wrecked off Ireland in 1933.

The model shows her as she appeared when launched.

Technical Details

Length Beam Displacement Speed Passengers
83.5m 10.4m 1129 tons 22 knots 200

Model Details

Scale Length/Width Pieces Sheets Difficulty (1-5)
1:250 34cm/4cm ~350 5 x A4 4 [Difficult]

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