The History of the LADY EVELYN

Built on the Mersey for a Blackpool firm and originally named Deerhound, she was acquired and renamed by the Postmaster-General's department in 1907. Lady Evelyn's new function was to meet transatlantic mail steamers in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and take off the mail for transfer to trains. She was commissioned in the RCN as a patrol vessel from June, 1917 to 1919, and survived in commercial service on the west coast until shortly before the Second World War.

LADY EVELYN Statistical Data

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  • Displacement: 483 tonnes
  • Length: 189 ft
  • Width: 26.1 ft
  • Draught: 9.5 ft
  • Speed: 9 kts
  • Compliment: Officers and Crew
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  • Builder: Tranmere, U.K.
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  • Date Launched: 1901
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