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PS Wingfield Castle

The PSS Wingfield Castle located Hartlepool's Maritime Experience in Hartlepool
United Kingdom
Name: PSS Wingfield Castle
Namesake: Wingfield Castle
Route: Humber Ferry crossing
Ordered: 1934
Builder: William Gray & Company, Hartlepool, England[1]
Laid down: 27 June 1934[3]
Commissioned: 24 September 1934[1]
Decommissioned: 1974[1]
Identification:IMO number5392018
Status: Museum ship at Hartlepool's Maritime Experience[4]
General characteristics
Type: Paddlesteamer
Tonnage: 556 GT[1]
  • 33.1 ft (10.1 m) (main hull)[1]
  • 57 ft (17 m) (including paddle box)[1]
Propulsion: Triple expansion, diagonal stroke, reciprocating steam engine[3]
Speed: 12.0 knots (22.2 km/h; 13.8 mph)[4]

The PS Wingfield Castle is a former Humber Estuary ferry, now preserved as a museum ship in Hartlepool, County Durham, England.[4]

The Wingfield Castle was built by William Gray & Company at Hartlepool, and launched in 1934, along with a sister ship, the Tattershall Castle.[5] A third similar vessel, the Lincoln Castle built in Glasgow, was launched in 1940.[3]

She was earmarked to become a floating restaurant in Swansea Marina in the early 1980s but was too wide to fit through the lock gates.[3] She is now preserved at the Museum of Hartlepool as a floating exhibit at Jackson Dock, as part of the Hartlepool's Maritime Experience visitor attraction, which also includes HMS Trincomalee.[3][4]


See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "P.S. Wingfield Castle". Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Wingfield Castle". Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "PSS Wingfield Castle History". Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d "Hartlepool's Maritime Experience - Pss Wingfield Castle". Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  5. ^ Baker, Clive (December 2017). "Railway Steamers". British Railway Modelling. Warners Group. p. 83. ISSN 0968-0764.

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