Friday photo - Duchess of Hamilton

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Today's photo is from the Bill Lind collection, and is of the ps Duchess of Hamilton taking on some choppy seas. She was built by William Denny and Brothers, Dumbarton, for the Caledonian Steam Packet Company.

The Duchess of Hamilton was the first vessel fitted with a Parsons turbine, which generated electricity for lighting. She was commandeered by the Admiralty as a minesweeper during WWI, and sunk by a mine near Harwich, on the 29th November 1915.

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