Channel Island Mailboats and passenger vessels

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Dispatch, painted by Ouless in 1849
The wreck of the Express painted by Ouless in 1859
Cygnus painted by Ouless in 1867
HMS Cuckoo in St Helier Harbour
Roebuck alongside the Albert Pier
The ill-fated Caesarea, second of three mailboats to bear the name
ss Sarnia
The Frederica
The Reindeer
Isle of Jersey
Vessel Built Rig and propulsion Remarks
Earl of Chesterfield Pre-1794 Sailing cutter 1st PO packet, sold 1806
Rover Pre-1794 Sailing cutter 2nd PO packet
Royal Charlotte Pre-1794 Sailing cutter 1st PO packet, ended service 1795. Lost in a gale near Le Havre, 1823
Chesterfield Sailing cutter Captured by the French 1811
Chesterfield Sailing cutter False packet, ceased in 1814
General Doyle 1803 Sailing cutter Sold in 1809
Francis Freeling 1811 Sailing cutter Wrecked in 1826
Rapid Sailing cutter Armed Scout, relief service
Mary Sailing cutter Armed Scout, relief service
Britannia Sailing cutter Armed Scout, relief service
Brilliant Sailing cutter Armed Scout, relief service
Sir Sydney Smith Sailing cutter Armed Scout, relief service
Sir William Curtis Sailing cutter Armed Scout, relief service
Hinchinbrook 1811 Sailing cutter Wrecked in 1826
Countess of Liverpool 1813 Sailing cutter Sold in 1827
Watersprite Wooden paddle steamer
Ariadne 1824 Paddle steamer
Lord Beresford 1824 Paddle steamer
Ivanhoe 1820 Wooden paddle steamer Withdrawn in 1837
Meteor 1821 Wooden paddle steamer Wrecked in 1830
Bristol Wooden paddle steamer Operated to Jersey in 1829
Flamer renamed HMS Fearless 1831 Wooden paddle steamer Withdrawn in 1839
HMS Pluto 1831 Wooden paddle steamer 6 months, withdrawn 1838
HMS Dasher 1837 Wooden paddle steamer Withdrawn 1845
HMS Cuckoo 1822 Wooden paddle steamer Withdrawn 1845
Comete 1841 Paddle steamer Broken up 1875
South Western 1843 Iron paddle steamer Sold 1863
Transit 1835 Wooden paddle steamer Ended as coal hulk 1860
Wonder 1844 Iron paddle steamer Sold for scrap 1875
Calpe 1835 Wooden paddle steamer Short service
Lady de Saumarez 1835 Wooden paddle steamer Broken up 1853
Atalanta 1836 Wooden paddle steamer Coal hulk 1869
Le Cygne 1850 Paddle steamer
Conqueror Paddle steamer
Monarch 1836 Wooden paddle steamer Converted to barque 1849
Courier 1847 Iron paddle steamer Broken up abt 1874
Dispatch 1847 Iron paddle steamer Withdrawn 1888
Express 1847 Iron paddle steamer Wrecked 1859
Rose 1851 Paddle steamer built in Jersey Wrecked 1864 off Georgetown, Caribbean
Alliance 1855 Iron paddle steamer Broken up 1900
Aquila 1854 Iron paddle steamer Sold 1889
Cygnus 1854 Iron paddle steamer Sold 1889
Venus 1854 Iron paddle steamer Sold 1862
Brighton 1856 Iron paddle steamer Wrecked 1887
Great Western I Pre 1850 Paddle steamer
Southampton 1860 Iron paddle steamer Broken up 1898
ps Normandy 1863 Iron paddle steamer Wrecked 1870
Brittany I 1864 Iron paddle steamer Broken up 1900
Griffin 1857 Iron screw steamer Sold 1895
Heather Bell 1858 Iron paddle steamer
St Malo 1865 Iron screw steamer Broken up 1906
Caesarea 1867 Iron screw steamer Wrecked 1884
Waverley 1865 Iron paddle steamer Wrecked 1873
Havre 1856 Iron paddle steamer Wrecked 1875
Alice 1859 Iron paddle steamer Hulk in 1888
Fannie 1859 Iron paddle steamer Sold 1887
Eclair 1865 Iron paddle steamer Broken up 1888
Great Western II 1867 Iron paddle steamer Broken up 1904
Honfleur 1873 Iron screw steamer Sold 1900
ss Guernsey 1874 Iron screw steamer Wrecked 1915
South Western II 1874 Iron screw steamer Torpedoed 1918
Diana 1876 Iron screw steamer Wrecked 1895
Caledonia 1876 Iron screw steamer Wrecked 1881
Ella 1881 Iron screw steamer Sold 1913
Hilda 1882 Iron screw steamer Wrecked 1905
Laura 1885 Steel screw steamer Sold
Gael 1867 Iron paddle steamer 6 months service
Lynx 1888 Twin screw steamer Broken up 1925
Antelope 1889 Twin screw steamer Sold 1913
Gazelle 1889 Twin screw steamer Converted to cargo 1908
Dora 1889 Single screw steamer Sold 1913
Frederica 1890 Steel twin screw steamer Sold 1911
Lydia 1890 Steel twin screw steamer Sold 1919
Stella 1890 Steel twin screw steamer Wrecked 1899
Ibex 1890 Steel twin screw steamer Broken up 1927
Columbia 1894 Twin screw steamer Sold 1912
Alma 1894 Twin screw steamer Sold 1912
Victoria 1896 Twin screw steamer Sold 1919
Roebuck 1897 Twin screw steamer Lost 1915
Reindeer 1897 Twin screw steamer Withdrawn 1925
Channel Queen 1897 Twin screw steamer Wrecked 1898
Vera 1898 Twin screw steamer Broken up 1933
Alberta 1900 Twin screw steamer Sold 1930
Great Western III 1902 Twin screw steamer Sold 1933
Great Southern 1902 Twin screw steamer Sold 1934
Princess Ena 1906 Twin screw steamer Burned out 1935
Atalanta II 1907 Twin screw steamer Scuttled at Le Havre, 1940
Caesarea 1910 Triple screw steamer Wrecked 1923
Sarnia 1910 Triple screw steamer Torpedoed 1918
Brittany II 1910 Single screw steamer Renamed Aldershot
Normannia 1910 Twin screw steamer Lost at Dunkirk 1940
Hantonia 1911 Twin screw steamer Broken up 1952
Lorina 1918 Twin screw steamer Lost at Dunkirk 1940
Ardena 1915 Single screw steamer Sold 1934
Dinard 1924 Twin screw steamer Sold 1959
St Briac 1924 Twin screw steamer Mined 1942
St Helier 1925 Twin screw steamer Broken up 1961
St Julien 1925 Twin screw steamer Broken up 1961
St Patrick 1930 Twin screw steamer Bombed 1941
Isle of Jersey 1930 Twin screw steamer Broken up 1963
Isle of Guernsey 1930 Twin screw steamer Broken up 1961
Duchesse de Normandie 1931 Twin screw steamer Broken up in 1965
Isle of Sark 1932 Twin screw steamer Broken up 1961
Brittany III 1933 Twin screw steamer Sold 1963
St David 1947 Twin screw steamer Sold 1971
St Patrick 1947 Twin screw steamer Transferred Southampton-St Malo
Falaise 1947 Twin screw steamer Converted to car ferry 1964
Normannia 1952 Twin screw steamer Converted to car ferry 1964
Caesarea 1960 Twin screw steamer 322 feet long
Sarnia 1960 Twin screw steamer Cost £1.5 million
Earl William 1964 Twin screw oil engines
Earl Granville 1973 Twin screw oil engines
Havelet 1977 Twin screw oil engines
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