Technical Details and Information

Historical Information

 Name : PS Ryde

Owner:

  • Southern Railway (1937–39)
  • Royal Navy (1939–45)
  • Southern Railway (1945–47)
  • British Railways (1948–70)
  • Island Marina Holdings (−2010)

Operator:

  • Southern Railway (1937–47)
  • British Railways (1948–70)

Port of registry:

  • Porstmouth (1937–39)
  • Portsmouth (1939–45)
  • Portsmouth (1945–70)

Build and Operation

 Builder : William Denny and Brothers, Dumbarton.

Cost : £46,800

Launched : 23 April 1937.

In service : 1937 - 1939

Service to War Effort ; 1939 - 1945 

In Service : 1945 - 1970

Out of service : 1970–2010 

General characteristics

 Tonnage:

Length : 216 ft 0 in (65.84 m)

Beam : 29 ft 1 in (8.86 m)

Draught : 10 ft 0 in (3.05 m)

Installed power : Triple expansion steam engine 

Propulsion : Paddle wheels