|Photographer:||Peter M P [View profile]||Title:||QUEEN OF BERMUDA||Added:||Mar 06, 2017|
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|Converted slide taken by the late Aubrey Carey, now in my collection. Queen of Bermuda would regularly leave No 1 Dock in Hamilton on Wednesday afternoon, needing to use its anchor to help pull away from the wharf, and sometimes a tug as well. The tug id the BERMUDIAN, built in 1915 as a patrol boat for the Royal Navy and named Arctic Whale, and bought by Furness Bermuda Line in 1920 for service as a tender to carry passengers from arriving ships to St George's. Sold to Bermuda Government in 1947 and converted into a tender. The small ferry on the left is the Georgia, which was built for the US Navy in WW2 and used by them in Bermuda. Bought by the Bermuda Government, it operated the short route from Hamilton across the Harbour to Paget, and I travelled on it many times as a child. Replaced in the 1960s by new ferries.
This picture was taken in the late 1950s.