PS RYDE Full Coverage .. With HD (Videos) And Ghost Footage (Must See) ..

Help Support Derelict Places:

Joined
Apr 9, 2010
Messages
7
Reaction score
9
I had to return as I personally did not find my last post satisfactory, This is absolutely everything i have on the PS Ryde

About
PS Ryde is a paddle steamer commissioned and run by Southern Railway as a passenger ferry between mainland England and the Isle of Wight from 1937 to 1969. She saw wartime service and later became a nightclub. After many years abandoned at moorings on the River Medina, she is now being scrapped.

History
PS Ryde 1937 - 1939

PS Ryde was commissioned by Southern Railway in 1936 as a sister ship for PS Sandown. Costing £46,000 she was built by William Denny and Brothers in Dumbarton on Clydeside. After her launch on 23 April 1937 she replaced the PS Duchess of Norfolk on the Portsmouth to Ryde Pier passenger ferry service.

HMS Ryde 1939 - 1945

In 1939 PS Ryde and PS Sandown were requisitioned by the Royal Navy. She was renamed as HMS Ryde and initially both were used as Minesweepers in the Dover Straits. After two years Ryde was converted to an anti-aircraft ship and served on the Thames Estuary and at Harwich. In May 1944 she travelled to Portsmouth from where she embarked to the Normandy coast to take part in the naval component of Operation Neptune on D-Day.

PS Ryde 1945 - 1970

Reverting to her pre-war name on her return to Southern Railway in August 1945 PS Ryde worked on her former route and undertook a variety of chartered trips. However, the nationalised British Railways begun to commission more modern motor vessels and in 1969 it was decided to retire her.

Ryde Queen 1970 - 2010

Avoiding the scrap yard PS Ryde was bought by two Isle of Wight entrepreneurs and in September 1970 she began a new career as a nightclub. Renamed as the Ryde Queen she replaced the smaller PS Medway Queen in moorings at Binfield Marina on the River Medina near Newport. In 1977 she caught fire but was repaired. However, by the late 1980s her popularity waned and the nightclub was closed. She remained derelict and abandoned on her mooring gradually deteriorating. In August 2006 her funnel collapsed and she is now possibly beyond repair.

In September 2009 it appeared the vessel had been thrown a lifeline to potentially see it restored to its former glory. It was announced that enthusiasts were attempting to raise enough funds to buy the steamer which has been in the hands of receivers after her owner, Island Marina Holdings went into administration. Trustees of the PS Ryde, a not for profit company is close to establishing itself as a charity. The main aim of the project would be for the vessel to once again be in the condition to sail across the Solent as a tourist attraction. It is estimated that this would be possible if around £7 million of funding was available. Funds of £1,000 a month for mooring fees and £600,000 for the move to a dry dock would need to be raised, with the remainder coming from National Lottery funding.

In early 2010, work began to dismantle the vessel. Firstly with asbestos removal, followed by cutting up for scrap. The Paddle Steamer Ryde Trust is attempting to save her. Owners Island Marina Holdings had been liquidated and the PS Ryde Trust could not act in time to save her. The regulations regarding the removal of asbestos were also a barrier to the preservation of Ryde

General Information

Builder: William Denny and Brothers, Dumbarton
Launched: 23 April 1937
In service: 1937
Out of service: 1970-2010
Identification: Code Letters MMKG (1937-39, 1945-79)

Statistics.

Tonnage: 603 GRT
237 NRT

Length: 216 feet 0 inches (65.84 m)

Beam: 29 feet 1 inch (8.86 m)

Draught: 10 feet 0 inches (3.05 m)

Installed power: Triple expansion steam engine

Propulsion: Paddle wheels



Owners:

Southern Railway (1937-39)
Royal Navy (1939-45)
Southern Railway (1945-47)
British Railways (1948-70)
Island Marina Holdings (-2010)


Operators:

Southern Railway (1937-47)
British Railways (1948-70)




The PS RYDE
ryde.jpg


P160410_1659.jpg


0_1.jpg


b.jpg


Night Shots

windows in the very front (bow) of the ship

P080410_2318.jpg


Looking up to the bridge

P080410_2317.jpg


Inside Video (new) HD






........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................



















Part One.
<embed width="600" height="361" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullscreen="true" allowNetworking="all" wmode="transparent" src="http://static.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid829.photobucket.com/albums/zz215/thewreckdetective/PSRYDEFULLCOVERAGE-1.flv">



Part Two.
<embed width="600" height="361" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullscreen="true" allowNetworking="all" wmode="transparent" src="http://static.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid829.photobucket.com/albums/zz215/thewreckdetective/PSRYDEFULLCOVERPART2.flv">

Links the HTML seems not to work . shame :(

Video links

Part one
http://static.photobucket.com/playe...15/thewreckdetective/PSRYDEFULLCOVERAGE-1.flv

Part Two
http://static.photobucket.com/playe...15/thewreckdetective/PSRYDEFULLCOVERPART2.flv




(Ghost Footage) Bit of fun really what do you think ? (Link)

http://www.youtube.com/v/muS0HeFe_nM&hl=en_GB&fs=1&color1=0x3a3a3a&color2=0

Older shots

Old fan Still working
P030410_1804.jpg


Engine room
P030410_1805.jpg


Dangerous Floorboards
P030410_1806.jpg


A veiw of the bridge and The massive hole where the funnel once was before it fell down in a storm in 2006
P030410_180601.jpg


Looking back
P030410_180701.jpg


Corridoor veiwed from the main entrance
P030410_175502.jpg


The doors
P030410_1802.jpg


The Hull of the ship at the bow
P030410_1754.jpg


And again
P030410_175401.jpg


And... again.
P030410_175402.jpg


The old funnel
P030410_175403.jpg


Inside the funnel
P030410_1755.jpg


Looking into the engine room
P030410_175501.jpg




Back in the day

20655_313343434574_685984574_471661.jpg


20655_313343464574_685984574_471661.jpg


img496.jpg


IOW_Ryde_PS-05.jpg


The club
18850_286912463519_734013519_346157.jpg

18850_283033428519_734013519_345122.jpg

18850_286912478519_734013519_346157.jpg


Thanks For Viewing My post this is pretty much everything covered Hope you Enjoyed it.
 
Last edited:

T-bar

Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Joined
Aug 31, 2008
Messages
96
Reaction score
3
usually I would say NOT ANOTHER dam Paddlesteamer post on HMS Ryde but thats got to be the one that does her the most justice bfore she goes for scrap later in the year nice touch my friend :)
 

smileysal

Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 4, 2006
Messages
3,420
Reaction score
85
Location
Cobland, otherwise known as Derbyshire lol.
You've definitely done her proud. Such a varied (and excellent write up) on her history, and the older pictures, and the ones you've taken. Such a shame to see her in the state she's in now, and soon the end of her. :(

Nice work mate, you've done a great job. :)

Cheers,

:) Sal
 

T-bar

Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Joined
Aug 31, 2008
Messages
96
Reaction score
3
I watched a few mins of one but it started to buffer again and was trying to something else so gave up
 

Latest posts

Top