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

'Albion'

The pleasure steamer 'Albion'. Built in 1893 at the yard of J. & G. Thompson, Clydebank, she was of 363 gross, 68 net tons, 200'-0" long x 25'-0" breadth and 8'-3" depth. She was scrapped in 1921. [154] [000] [002]

 
PS 'Albion'
The PS 'Albion' sailing up the Avon Gorge towards Bristol c.1905. The decks are full of day-trippers as the paddle-wheels make their distinctive beat. The image was kindly sent to me by an 'admirer' of the website but unfortunately its source is not known. [000] [002]
 
P.S. 'Albion' agound.
P.S. 'Albion' agound.

P.S. 'Albion'. She is well aground as intrigued and perhaps somewhat puzzled onlookers speculate her predicament in these two photographs from the period. Why her name is missing in the upper photograph is a mystery!

According to the amazing Paddlesteamers.info website [656] she went aground at Portishead in fog near high tide on 1st April 1907 and was re-floated with aid of tugs on the next tide. I suspect it is likely that this photograph records that unfortunate incident.

She was renamed H.M.S. 'Albyn' during World War I being stationed at Dover for minesweeping duties. She was not refurbished after the war, but her engines were saved and used in the new Campbell steamer P.S. 'Glen Gower'. [000] [002] [275] [20181124]

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