PS Wingfield Castle

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The PSS Wingfield Castle located Hartlepool's Maritime Experience in Hartlepool, UK
History
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Name: PSS Wingfield Castle
Namesake: Wingfield Castle in Suffolk, UK
Owner:
Route: Humber Ferry crossing
Ordered: 1934
Builder: William Gray & Company, Hartlepool, UK[1]
Laid down: 27 June 1934[3]
Commissioned: 24 September 1934[1]
Decommissioned: 1974[1]
Identification: IMO number: 5392018
Status: Preserved as a museum ship at Hartlepool's Maritime Experience[4]
General characteristics
Type: Paddlesteamer
Tonnage: 556 GT[1]
Length:
Beam:
  • 33.1 ft (10.1 m) (main hull)[1]
  • 57 ft (17 m) (including paddle box)[1]
Propulsion: Triple expansion, diagonal stroke, reciprocating steam engine[3]
Speed: 12.0 knots (22.2 km/h; 13.8 mph)[4]

The PS Wingfield Castle is a former Humber Estuary ferry, now preserved as a museum ship in Hartlepool, County Durham, England[4].

The Wingfield Castle was built by William Gray & Company at Hartlepool, and launched in 1934, along with a sister ship, the Tattershall Castle. A third similar vessel, the Lincoln Castle built in Glasgow, was launched in 1940.[3]

She was earmarked to become a floating restaurant in Swansea Marina in the early 1980s but was too wide to fit through the lock gates[3], she is now preserved at the Museum of Hartlepool as a floating exhibit at Jackson Dock, as part of the visitor attraction known as "Hartlepool's Maritime Experience", which also includes HMS Trincomalee.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "P.S. Wingfield Castle". paddlesteamers.info. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Wingfield Castle". nationalhistoricships.org.uk. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "PSS Wingfield Castle History". thisishartlepool.co.uk. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Hartlepool's Maritime Experience - Pss Wingfield Castle". hartlepoolsmaritimeexperience.com. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 

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Coordinates: 54°41′23″N 1°12′21″W / 54.68972°N 1.20583°W / 54.68972; -1.20583