King Edward

Vessel name on Arrival: King Edward

Original Builder: William Denny & Brothers, Dumbarton, Scotland

Original Yard No: 651

Official Number: 113963

Vessel Type: passenger

GRT: 562

Year Built: 1901

Arrival Date: 09/06/1952

Breakup Started: 10/06/1952

Date First Beached: 03/07/1952

Date Breakup Completed: 25/09/1952

Draught For’d: 7' 6"

Draught Aft: 13' 9"

Name Changes:

 

1901 :  Turbine Steamers Limited (J. Williamson), Glasgow

1919 :  The Royal Navy  –  from April 1919 through June 1920

1920 :  Turbine Steamers Limited (J. Williamson), Glasgow

1927 :  Williamson – Buchanan Steamers Limited

1935 :  London, MIdland and Scottish Railways

1936 :  Williamson – Buchanan Steamers (1936) Limited

1943 :  Caledonian Steam Packet Company Limited

 

Other Information:

S.T. King Edward                                  First commercial turbine ship in the world

 

Launched  :  16-05-1901

Completed  :  June  1901

 

Dimensions  :  250.5 feet  x  30.1 feet

 

Propulsion  :  Three sets of steam turbines dribing three screwshafts – initially five propellers then later three

 

Speed  :  20 – 21 knots