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Sgt Stripes

Belfast ferry TSS DUKE OF ARGYLL

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Sgt Stripes

Hi. I have been researching 13448 L/Cpl Ernest Roskell 9th King Own and thanks to forum members, information received stated that before he joined the army he served on a Belfast ferry. Thanks to Fleetwood library I now know that he was a steward on the TSS DUKE OF ARGYLL. The only information I have found on this ship is that she was operated by the London and North Western railway 1909--1923 and that she was built by William Denny and brothers. Any information on this ship would be gladly welcome, before, during WW1 and afterwards. Many Thanks     

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seaJane

Googling LNWR Archives reveals that they are at Cheshire Archives with some wartime material at Kew:

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/a/A13532852

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14507949

 

I do not know whether the ship DUKE OF ARGYLL in the Board of Trade (BT) files is the same but there seems to be an Irish connection:

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_q="Duke+of+Argyll"+bt&_p=1900

 

Lloyd's Register may be able to help:

https://hec.lrfoundation.org.uk/archive-library/lloyds-register-of-ships-online

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MKC

Duke of Argyll, passenger ship, 2052 tons, launched May 1909, completed July 1909. Built: William Denny & Bros, Dumbarton shipyard. Capable of 20 knots.

Owners/Operators:

1909 to 1922: Lancashire & York & London North West Railway Co.

1922-1923: London & North West Railway Co

1923-1927 London Midland & Scottish Railway

1927: sold to France, name changed to Alsacien.

Broken up 1937. 

 

Mike

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ernest james

1909 Duke of Argyll Official Number (ON) is 127575

Checking online, most of the crew lists appear to be held either by the British National Archives (TNA )or the Maritime History Archive (MHA)

There appear to be prewar crew lists for 1911 (TNA) and 1914 (MHA). I suspect the crew lists will cover more than one ship on the Belfast Fleetwood service.

best wishes

ernestjames

 

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Ralph Currell

An article on the Duke of Argyll and her sister the Duke of Cumberland appeared in the 3 December 1909 issue of the journal 'Engineering'.  The article is accompanied by photos and drawings (including deck plans) if you're looking for that sort of information.

 

Regards,

   Ralph

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Sgt Stripes

Thank you Ralph. Yes any information is greatly welcome. 

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