Tuesday, 7 August 2012

SS Tynwald (III)

SS Tynwald (III) No. 95755, was an iron packet steamer which served with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, and was the third vessel in the Company to bear the name.

Built by Fairfield at Govan in 1891, Tynwald is of interest as she represented another move forward by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company as she was the first vessel fitted with a triple-expansion engine. Also for the first time in the Company's history, the builders specification included a full installation of electric lighting. She had a certificate for 679 first class passengers and 225 third, a total of 904 in all, and a crew of 50. Read more on Wikipedia

Florence Bell refers to this ship in a letter to Lowry dated 27th July 1912 - "This is something like "Tynwalditis"" - a reference to being sea sick on the boat possibly when she went on holiday with the Lowry family to the Isle of Man in 1910.

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