a Clyde passenger turbine steamer

by steve@kydd.co.uk
T.S. King George V

Built in 1926, T.S. King George V was a Clyde passenger turbine steamer.

Turbine Steamer King George V sailed mainly in the Inner Hebrides, cruising to Inveraray, Campbeltown, Oban, Mull, Iona, Staffa and Fort William.

In World War II, the ship was requisitioned as a troop carrier.

In 1940, she evacuated troops from Ostend, Calais, Rotterdam,  Boulogne and Dunkirk, landing 4300 men at Dover.

She also carried Prime Minister, Winston Churchill to his battleship en route to the Atlantic Conference which took place on 9–12 August 1941.

After the war, she resumed cruising on the Clyde.

In 1981, King George V suffered severe fire damage in Cardiff docks and was scrapped in 1984.

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