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VICTORIA (1907, SE & Chatham Railway) postcard (b1)

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postcard by Levy et Fils,  posted 1916, 5.5" x 3.5", 140mm x 90mm (approx)
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VICTORIA (South East & Chatham Railway)
Passenger ferry built by Denny, Dumbarton, as Victoria for the South Eastern & Chatham Railway, she made her maiden cross-channel voyage from Dover in April 1907. At the outbreak of WW1 she was originally used for cross-channel trooping but was then converted into a scouting seaplane carrier, complete with flight deck and renamed HMS Vindex. In January 1919 she carried the British delegation to the Treaty Of Versailles talks. She returned to commercial service and her original name and then became part of the Southern Railway fleet in 1923. Sold to the Isle Of Man Steam Packet in 1928 keeping her name and placed on summer-only Heysham-Douglas service. At the start of WW2 she operated out of Liverpool but on 21/12/1940 she hit a mine and after repairs by Cammell Laird she was converted into a troopship. She was returned to her owners in 1946, returning to summer service in 1947. Withdrawn and laid up at the end of the 1956 season, she was broken up at Barrow in 1957.

postcard by Levy et Fils ("L.L."), no. 129, 
posted 1916, minor faults, stamp & postmark on front
5.5" x 3.5", 140mm x 90mm (approx)
our ref: SRH039c

Technical specifications

Product Code: SRH039c
Brand: L.L. (Levy & Fils)
Condition: Used

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