Devon Belle previously Seymour Castle

Devon Belle previously Seymour Castle

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Devon Belle previously Seymour Castle
Boat Type: 
Passenger boat
Boat Length: 
60ft
Boat Beam: 
14ft 8ins
Boat Draft: 
3ft 6ins
Boat Displacement: 
36.93 tons
Boat Engine: 
2 x 6 cyl Ford
Boat Construction: 
Pitch pine on oak
Boat Builder: 
Ferris & Blank, Old Mill Creek.
Boat Year: 
1938
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When she served at Dunkirk, the 60ft. Dartmouth excursion boat Dartmothian was called Seymour Castle. She was taken on her 200-mile journey to Ramsgate by Cyril Roper, one of the River Dart Steamboat Company's skippers. It was a company with a long tradition in a popular holiday area. Formed in 1834 to operate steam tugs and the local barges, they began a river passenger service to Totnes, Devon, in 1856 at the suggestion of the Duke of Clarence.

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