Penarth Dock, South Wales - 150 years - the heritage and legacy  
Penarth Dock, South Wales - the heritage & legacy . . .

Volume Eight - Pre-Victorian to the present day - more aspects - The White Funnel Fleet - P & A Campbell Limited

'Glen Gower'
The 'Glen Gower' of 1922 as described within the pages of the 'White Funnel Handbook'. [001] [307]
'Glen Gower'
'Glen Gower' off Penarth Pier in June 1957 with the island Steep Holm distant. A photograph from the Penarth Dock Collection. [001]
'Glen Gower'

A fine vintage postcard of the 'Glen Gower' from the Penarth Dock Collection. She was scrapped in 1960 and prior to that usually worked from Swansea. I saw her on a trip there not long before the service was discontinued. [001]

Both she and the 'Glen Usk' had the traditional, half-moon shaped paddle box which in 1946 and 1947 Campbell's abandoned in favour of the geometric square box in the design of the 'Queens'. This proved to be a problem due to the fact that the flow of water leaving the paddle wheel was impeded and both ships tended to lose efficiency. Later modifications were made by drilling additional drainage holes to aid the flow of water, but in certain sea conditions this continued to be problematic throughout their working lives.

P.S. 'Glen Gower'
P.S. 'Glen Gower' - A Tuck's postcard from the Penarth Dock Collection. [001]
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