Postcard showing the SS 'Vienna' on the Harwich to Antwerp service. Many British railway companies ran ferry services to the continent. The Great Eastern Railway began operating a service between Harwich and European ports in 1864, serving Rotterdam and Antwerp initially, with the later addition of sailings to Hamburg and the Hook of Holland. The company became part of the London & North Eastern Railway Company in 1923. The Vienna was in service between 1894 and 1930, but was renamed 'Roulers' in 1920. She operated on the Harwich to Antwerp route in 1910.
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