Princess Ena, St Malo, Jersey, South Western Railway Company, Dundee
Channel Steamer 'Princess Ena' ablaze and abandoned by her crew 12 miles off the Jersey coastline. The 1198 ton, 250ft-long Princess Ena sank on 6 August, 1935, after a fire started on 3 August, while she was on her way from Jersey to St Malo with only her officers and crew aboard.Fortunately, she had landed her passengers - 500 boy scouts - in Jersey earlier that morning.Over the next two days the fire got completely out of control and she drifted until her anchors were dropped and the 42 crew abandoned her. She went down stern-first.The steamer was built in Dundee in 1906 for the London and South Western Railway Company, which used her between Southampton and St Malo, and for excursion trips to Jersey.3rd August 1935.
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