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BOURNEMOUTH QUEEN (Red Funnel) at Southampton

postcard, 5.5" x 3.5", 140mm x 90mm
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postcard, no publisher stated, 

not posted, some use, vmf, 

5.5" x 3.5", 140mm x 90mm (approx)

our ref: SRH895

BOURNEMOUTH QUEEN (Southampton, Isle Of Wight and South Of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Company)

Paddle steamer built at Troon in 1908 for the South Of England company (later Red Funnel) as Bournemouth Queen, she was used exclusively for excursions, chiefly from Bournemouth. She served in WW1 as a minesweeper and patrol ship, renamed HMS Bourne. In WW2 she again served as a minesweeper and then (from 1942) she served as an anti-aircraft ship on the Firth of Forth and then on the Tyne before serving as an accommodation ship at Fort William. She was returned to Red Funnel in 1945 and after a major refit she re-entered service in 1947. From 1951 to her being withdrawn in 1957 she was based at Southampton. 

pictured at "The Pier, Southampton", on the right is the paddle steamer Queen

Technical specifications

Brand: unbranded
Condition: Used
Product Code: SRH895e

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