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'Royal Consort' Paddle Steamer

Photo credit: Lancashire County Museum Service

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This painting depicts 'Royal Consort' flying the house colours of the North Lancashire Steam Navigation Company. 'Royal Consort' was a paddle steamer built in Glasgow in 1844, possibly by Tod and Macgregor. She was described in the 1850 register as having a length of 178 feet with deck and quarterdeck and three masts. Later registration alterations show the length as 215 feet, a gross tonnage of 796 tons and a reduction to two masts.

Fleetwood Museum



oil on canvas


H 50.5 x W 88 cm

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transferred from 'Old' Fleetwood Library

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