'DUKE OF EDINBOROUGH'
|Built by:||Money Wigram & Son's, at Blackwall.|
|Launched:||27th February 1869|
|Tonnage:||95 . 24|
|Length:||136 . 2 feet|
|Breadth:||14 . 1 feet|
|Machinery:||50 osc. 50 hp.|
|Type:||Paddle. Two-masted and schooner-rigged.|
She had a 'three-quarter man' head, a round stern and two engines.
|Built for:||Port of Portsmouth & Ryde United Steam Packet Co.|
|Other info:||Cost £3,950|
|History:||She was not christened until just prior to her departure from Ryde pier on a ‘maiden voyage’ cruise to Alum Bay with the company’s directors and friends on board. Then Miss Batchelor, a grand-daughter of the company chairman, Mr. Yelf, ‘threw a bottle of wine at the cocked hat of His Royal Highness, exclaiming “Prosperity to the ‘Duke of Edinborough’!”.|
1884. Broken up.