Looking North- c1910

By John Hills

Interesting picture taken from the south end of the East Wharf looking north.

In the foreground possibly a sailing lesson taking place, before the steamers depart. 

The TS "Newhaven" on the left-hand side of the picture is berthed on the West Quay. Just to the right of the white building by the bow of "Newhaven" there is just a glimpse of the old lifeboat house. 

The two ships on the righthand side of the picture are the French built steamers "Tamise" and "Manche" one of which is obscured by the quayside cranes. In 1894 the "Tamise" replaced the "Seine" which was the first French steamer on the route in 1891. The "Manche" being introduced in 1897 these two steamers were in service up until 1912, when they both were declared redundant and retired from the route. The  "Manche" being capable of making the crossing to Dieppe in 3 Hours, in calm conditions!

In 1912 the "Newhaven" was joined on the crossing by her sister ship the "Rouen" both of which were powered by steam turbine engines.


Photo:Looking North

Looking North

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