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SS Norseman

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1890. Laird Brothers built a steam yacht for Mr Platt called the Norseman from the designs by Mr. St. Clare Byrne. [1] The Norseman was the first vessel on the Manchester Ship Canal. [2] [3]

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.[4]

1902 The late Mr. S. R. Platt's steam yacht Norseman residing at Cowes, was sold to Baron Krupp. Due to leave the Solent for Kiel. [5]

1903 Mr. Laycock of the Royal Yacht Squadron bought the yacht from from Baron Krupp (late) and sailed to the Mediterranean. [6]

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Sources of Information

  1. Hampshire Advertiser, Wednesday 19 March, 1890.
  2. The Manchester Weekly Times, Friday July 17, 1891.
  3. Hampshire Advertiser, Wednesday 19 March, 1890.
  4. Grantham Journal, Saturday 6 January 1894.
  5. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, Wednesday 15 October 1902.
  6. Portsmouth Evening News, Saturday 31 January 1903.