South Eastern & Chatham Railway turbine steamer 'The Queen', 1903.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Oil painting by B Clibborn. 'The Queen' carried pasengers acros the English Channel between Folkestone and Dover, and Calais and Boulogne between 1903 and 1916. Built by William Denny & Brothers at Dumbarton, Scotland, she was the first cros-channel steam turbine ferry. The Queen was used as a troopship in World War I and in 1916, when on the way back from transporting troops to Boulogne, she was captured and sunk by a German destroyer.