HMPS Golden Eagle
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|Name||HMPS Golden Eagle|
|Builder/Built||1909 John Brown, Clydebank|
Owners were the General Steam Navigation Company Ltd. Regular run was London to north Kent resorts (Margate and Ramsgate). Served furing WW1 as a troop carrier between Jan 1915 and Nov 1919 during which time she carried 518,101 men across the English Channel. Also carried stores and early aircraft to France. Used during WW2 to evacuate soldiers from Dunkirk, and later London children to the east coast of England anad as a anti-aircraft ship in the Thames. After the war (1947) she returned to normal service until her withdrawl in 1951.