Princess







Princess


Type :
Wooden paddlewheel steamer
Launched  :
1841
Builder :
unknown
Sydney, NSW
Gross weight :
unknown
Dimensions :
unknown
Passenger capacity :
unknown
Speed :
unknown

Not a vast amount is known about this little ferry. However, she holds two "firsts" for a Sydney ferry - she was the first purpose built vehicular ferry and the first double ended Sydney ferry.

She ran for around three years from Millers Point to Milsons Point but was, perhaps, ahead of her time. She was not a commercial success - there wasn't enough traffic at this time to keep her fully employed.

She was sold out of service in 1844 and after having her engines removed was hulked.



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