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Name: CALAIS-DOUVRES launched as EXPRESS
Type: Passenger Ferry
Launched: 15/04/1877
Completed: 1878
Builder: Andrew Leslie & Co
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 174
Dimensions: 1925grt, 302.0 x 61.0 x 13.9ft
Engines: Diagonal, 2 x 2cyl (63 & 63 x 74ins), 600nhp
Engines by: Black, Hawthorn & Co, Gateshead
Propulsion: Paddle, 13.0knots
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 77093
History:
1878 London, Chatham & Dover Rail Company, London
01/1899 Broken up
Comments: 1877: Completed as EXPRESS for English Channel Steamship Co but not
delivered due to insolvency, sold in 1878
She was a twin hull vessel with paddles located between the hulls
She operated on the Dover-Calais service
1887: Withdrawn from service, converted to a coal hulk
01/1899: Broken up on the Thames


Above image copyright of Scientific American

Above photo copyright of AJ Grossman

Northern Echo, Monday, April 16, 1877

The Newcastle Courant, Friday, April 20, 1877