The paddle steamer Brighton was laid down by Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Company in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, and was launched in 1857. She was rumored to be one of the fastest steamers in England, and originally sailed for Maple & Morris Ltd. She was later bought by Great Western Railway and after years of service she was modernized in 1876 to 1878. Under a journey from Weymouth to Guernsey with passengers she hit ground at Brayes Rocks in the morning 29. January 1887 and sank. The remains of her rest today on a depth of 40 to 46 meter outside Guernsey.

Former names:

193,5 x 19,7 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
316 grt
Newcastle ( UK ) 1857
( UK )
49° 31.293' N 002° 28.636' W
( Source: ULSAC )

Picture: Brighton in 1886
From Ancestral Trails & Family Tales
by Charles Lanning Pavey

Last updated: September 2019