Dieppe, le « Brighton ». le plus rapide des Steamer Anglais, carte postale

Historical Background

The Brighton, the fourth vessel to bear this name was one of the first turbine-driven liners on the Dieppe-Newhaven route. Built at the Dumbarton shipyard in Scotland, it had two propellers and ran at 6,000 horsepower. It was launched in Scotland in 1903. During the First World War it was used as the marine headquarters of King George the Fifth and later also acted as a hospital ship. It was sold in 1930 and converted into a yacht by its new owner, Sir Walter Guinness.

  • Date details


  • Institution

Archives départementales de Seine – Maritime

  • Original reference

64 Fi 3659

  • Period

Late Modern Period

  • Thematic


Tourism and culture


Rouen – Archives Départementales

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