This month and for a change – a quiz!!
Which paddle steamer engine is this?
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This British paddle steamer had two names in her peace-time career, the second being more homely than the aristocratic first. And her third and war-time name had a diplomatic relationship with the second.
In the career for which she was built she ran throughout the year and sometimes sailed on service in the middle of the night.
In her second peace-time career she ran summer excursions on the South Coast of England.
She was built in 1911.
Duchess of Norfolk. She was built for the joint railway service from Portsmouth to Ryde, bought by Cosens in 1938 for their excursion services from Weymouth and Bournemouth and re-named Embassy. During the Second World War she was re-named HMS Ambassador.
In the draw (which closed in 2003), the first name out of the hat with the correct answer was Capt Mike Ledger from Oxford. He won a £20 Kingswear Castle voucher.