Duke of Lancaster

Duke of Lancaster

Duke of Lancaster

Duke of Lancaster

High and dry, the Duke of Lancaster sits, forlorn and forgotten, a great white whale, she rusts on the quayside......

The Duke of Lancaster is a railway steamer passenger ship that operated in Europe from 1956 to 1979, and is currently beached near Mostyn Docks, on the River Dee, north-east Wales. It replaced an earlier 3,600 ton ship of the same name operated by the London Midland and Scottish Railway company between Heysham and Belfast.

Along with her sister ships the TSS Duke of Rothesay and the TSS Duke of Argyll she was amongst the last passenger-only steamers built for British Railways (at that time, also a ferry operator). She was a replacement for the 1928 steamer built by the London Midland and Scottish Railway, RMS Duke of Lancaster.

Taken - 23/09/11
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Mostyn, North Wales
Photographer:
Stephen Dutch