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1894 S. R. Platt led the procession of the opening of the fully completed Manchester Ship Canal in his yacht SS Norseman. Next in the procession was the Snowdrop and then, hired by the Salford Town Council, came the SS Great Britain.
1903 Mr. Laycock of the Royal Yacht Squadron bought the yacht from from Baron Krupp (late) and sailed to the Mediterranean.