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  1. acemolecatcher says

    This is the first paddle steamer to be named Brighton Queen, and was built on the Clyde in 1897.
    It was originally operated by the Brighton, Worthing and South Coast Steamship Company, in whose livery it appears here; the funnel was a buff colour with a black top, and also shown are the open gangways around the main deck saloons. However, in 1898 these were plated over around the aft saloon to improve the ship's freeboard. Clearly this cine film was made before the modifications were carried out, so it was almost certainly made in 1897, during the ship's first season of operation.

    After the 1901 season, it was purchased by P & A Campbell, and following a re-fit, became part of the famous White Funnel Fleet.

    At the outbreak of WW1 it was requisitioned for minesweeping duties, but sank on October 6th 1915 after striking a mine off the Belgian coast.

    In 1933, Campbells transferred the P.S. Lady Moyra from the Bristol Channel to the south coast, re-naming it as the 2nd Brighton Queen.

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