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Filename: egp_22663_004.jpg

Size: 4902 x 3853 (3.5MB)

Date: 23rd November 2022

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Source: Historic England Archive

Owner URL: https://images.historicenglandservices.org.uk/

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PS Princess Elizabeth EGP_22663_004

A view from a dock of the Princess Elizabeth paddle steamer at sea. The Princess Elizabeth was built in 1927 and operated between Southampton and Cowes. She was commandeered by the Royal Navy during the Second World War for use as a mine sweeper. Since 1999 she has been moored at Dunkirk and is used as a conference centre

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Media ID 28372818

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1930s Dock Ship


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This print from Historic England Archive takes us back to the 1930s, offering a glimpse into the maritime history of Princess Elizabeth paddle steamer. Standing on a dock, we are presented with an awe-inspiring view of this majestic vessel as it gracefully sails through the open sea. Built in 1927, Princess Elizabeth was primarily known for its service between Southampton and Cowes, providing unforgettable journeys for countless passengers. However, during the tumultuous times of the Second World War, this remarkable ship underwent a dramatic transformation. Commandeered by the Royal Navy, Princess Elizabeth became an essential asset in their mine sweeping operations. It played a crucial role in ensuring safe passage for naval vessels and protecting our shores from hidden dangers beneath the waves. Since 1999, Princess Elizabeth has found her final resting place at Dunkirk where she continues to make her mark on history. No longer traversing vast oceans or navigating bustling ports, she now serves as a unique conference center - preserving her legacy while offering a serene and picturesque setting for gatherings. Through this evocative image captured by Historic England Archive, we are reminded of both the resilience and adaptability of these magnificent ships that have shaped our past. The photograph encapsulates not only their grandeur but also pays homage to those who served aboard them during challenging times.

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