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Regal Lady
 
Scarborough Excursion Ship

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This page is devoted to postcards and photographs of the Scarborough excursion ship Regal Lady, which also ran in Norfolk and is one of the Dunkirk Little Ships.  
 
Contact Tom Machin, at 01723 363605 / 07855 381139 for details of the cruises currently run from Scarborough.
Website:- mvcoronia.co.uk
Email:- mvcoronia@me.com
 
Regal Lady was built as the Oulton Belle in 1930 for the Yarmouth & Gorleston Steamboat Company by Fellows & Company of Great Yarmouth. She was a double-ended steamer of 75 gross tons, capable of 10 knots. In design she was similar to the company's earlier vessels dating back to the Yarmouth of 1895. Oulton Belle ran successfully until the start of the war when she was requisitioned by the Admiralty and attended the Dunkirk evacuation. She then acted as a tender at Yarmouth and on the Clyde, returning to her owners in December 1945. Oulton Belle returned to service as before in 1946, running as part of a fleet of six vessels between Yarmouth and Gorleston, plus trips into the Broads to Reedham etc. At the end of the 1947 season, the smaller broads steamers were taken over by Pleasure Steamers Ltd leaving just the Oulton Belle and Norwich Belle to do the sea wards trips for the Yarmouth & Gorleston Steamboat Company. Both vessels received major refits following the lines of the very successful Brit of 1935, which became the Yorkshire Lady at Scarborough in 1951. The bow propeller was removed, and an upper deck was added (Oulton Belle did not originally have one, unlike some of her double-ended 'sisters'). She received a modern funnel, but remained a steam ship. Her route changed to a sea trip to Lowestoft returning via the Broads, which was initially successful. However, in 1954 she was sold, leaving Norwich Belle to continue alone. Her purchasers were Scarborough Cruises Ltd, who renamed her Regal Lady, their sixth 'Lady' following White Lady, White Lady II, Royal Lady, New Royal Lady and Yorkshire Lady. Scarborough Cruises had been formed in in the 1920s by Hull fisherman and amusement operator T.W.Round. During her first season that her steam engine was not suitable. The engine was stripped out and cut up for use as hull ballast, where it remains. Regal Lady was given a Gleniffer diesel of 160 hp giving a speed of 10 knots. At this time there were three boats working from Scarborough, Regal Lady was given a Gleniffer diesel of 160 hp giving a speed of 10 knots. At this time there were three boats working from Scarborough, Yorkshire Lady, Regal Lady and the larger Coronia (1). All three ran successfully during the 1950s UK holiday boom, but foreign package holidays began to hit visitor numbers in the 1960s, and in the spring of 1968 Scarborough's largest cruise boat, the Coronia (1), left for Bournemouth. J.W.Johnston replaced her with the Yorkshire Lady, renamed Coronia (2). He also chartered the Regal Lady. Regal Lady was returned to her owners Scarborough Cruises at the end of the season and placed on the sales list. She ran with them for two more seasons before being sold, leaving Coronia (2) to continue alone at Scarborough. She operated for Neville Blake from Norwich for 14 years, after which she was laid up. In 1987 she was sold and brought back to Scarborough by Tom Machin (North Sea Leisure), where she was substantially updated for a return to open sea operation for the first time in 17 years. She was joined at Scarborough again by the Coronia (2) from 1991.
 
 
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References:-
Pleasure Steamers of Old Yorkshire by Arthur Godfrey - c.1975
British Pleasure Steamers 1920-1939 by Geoffrey Grimshaw - Richard Tilling 1945
MV Coronia 1935-1995 by Tom Machin - Carrick Publications, Scarborough 1995
60 Years A Lady 1930-1990 by Tom Machin - Carrick Publications, Scarborough 1990
The Gozo-Malta Ferry Service by Joseph Bezzina - Bugelli Publications, Valletta 1991
Ferry Malta by Graeme Somner - World Ship Society 1982
 
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Regal Lady


Oulton Belle

Regal Lady was built as the Oulton Belle in 1930 for the Yarmouth & Gorleston Steamboat Company by Fellows & Company of Great Yarmouth. She was a double-ended steamer of 75 gross tons, capable of 10 knots. In design she was similar to the company's earlier vessels dating back to the Yarmouth of 1895. Oulton Belle ran successfully until the start of the war when she was requisitioned by the Admiralty and attended the Dunkirk evacuation. She then acted as a tender at Yarmouth and on the Clyde, returning to her owners in December 1945. Oulton Belle returned to service as before in 1946, running as part of a fleet of six vessels between Yarmouth and Gorleston, plus trips into the Broads to Reedham etc. At the end of the 1947 season, the smaller broads steamers were taken over by Pleasure Steamers Ltd leaving just the Oulton Belle and Norwich Belle to do the sea wards trips for the Yarmouth & Gorleston Steamboat Company. Both vessels received major refits following the lines of the very successful Brit of 1935, which became the Yorkshire Lady at Scarborough in 1951. The bow propeller was removed, and an upper deck was added (Oulton Belle did not originally have one, unlike some of her double-ended 'sisters'). She received a modern funnel, but remained a steam ship. Her route changed to a sea trip to Lowestoft returning via the Broads, which was initially successful. However, in 1954 she was sold, leaving Norwich Belle to continue alone. Her purchasers were Scarborough Cruises Ltd, who renamed her Regal Lady


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Regal Lady
(Built: 1930 - At Scarborough: 1954-1970, 1987- )
 
 In 1954 Oulton Belle was sold to Scarborough Cruises Ltd, who renamed her Regal Lady, their sixth 'Lady' following White Lady, White Lady II, Royal Lady, New Royal Lady and Yorkshire Lady. Scarborough Cruises had been formed in in the 1920s by Hull fisherman and amusement operator T.W.Round. During her first season that her steam engine was not suitable. The engine was stripped out and cut up for use as hull ballast, where it remains. Regal Lady was given a Gleniffer diesel of 160 hp giving a speed of 10 knots. At this time there were three boats working from Scarborough, Regal Lady was given a Gleniffer diesel of 160 hp giving a speed of 10 knots. At this time there were three boats working from Scarborough, Yorkshire Lady, Regal Lady and the larger Coronia (1). All three ran successfully during the 1950s UK holiday boom, but foreign package holidays began to hit visitor numbers in the 1960s, and in the spring of 1968 Scarborough's largest cruise boat, the Coronia (1), left for Bournemouth. J.W.Johnston replaced her with the Yorkshire Lady, renamed Coronia (2). He also chartered the Regal Lady. Regal Lady was returned to her owners Scarborough Cruises at the end of the season and placed on the sales list. She ran with them for two more seasons before being sold, leaving Coronia (2) to continue alone at Scarborough. She operated for Neville Blake from Norwich for 14 years, after which she was laid up. In 1987 she was sold and brought back to Scarborough by Tom Machin (North Sea Leisure), where she was substantially updated for a return to open sea operation for the first time in 17 years. She was joined at Scarborough again by the Coronia (2) from 1991.
 
Contacts:-
Tom Machin (owner):- 01723 363605 / 07855 381139
Website:- mvcoronia.co.uk
Email:- mvcoronia@me.com


Regal Lady Postcards

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Postcard of Regal Lady.



Postcard of Regal Lady.



Postcard of Regal Lady.
Colour variation on card above.



Postcard of Regal Lady.
Variation on card above.



Postcard of Regal Lady, with Coronia (1).



Postcard of Regal Lady, Yorkshire Lady and Coronia (1).



Postcard of Regal Lady on the Broads.



Postcard of Regal Lady - 60th Anniversary card.



Postcard of Regal Lady.



Chantry Classics postcard CC/S15 of Regal Lady.
Photo: Tom Chantry





Regal Lady Images

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Photograph of Yorkshire Lady, Regal Lady and Coronia (1).
Photo: © Terry Boyle, c.1962



Regal Lady at Scarborough
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010
REGAL LADY at Scarborough - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Regal Lady at Scarborough
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010
REGAL LADY at Scarborough - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Regal Lady at Scarborough
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010
REGAL LADY at Scarborough - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Regal Lady at Scarborough
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010
REGAL LADY at Scarborough - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Regal Lady at Scarborough
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010
REGAL LADY at Scarborough - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Regal Lady at Scarborough
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010
REGAL LADY at Scarborough - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Regal Lady at Scarborough
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010
REGAL LADY at Scarborough - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Regal Lady at Scarborough
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010
REGAL LADY at Scarborough - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Regal Lady at Scarborough
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010
REGAL LADY at Scarborough - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Regal Lady at Scarborough
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010
REGAL LADY at Scarborough - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Regal Lady at Scarborough
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010
REGAL LADY at Scarborough - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Regal Lady at Scarborough
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010
REGAL LADY at Scarborough - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Regal Lady at Scarborough
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010
REGAL LADY at Scarborough - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Regal Lady at Scarborough
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010
REGAL LADY at Scarborough - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Regal Lady at Scarborough
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010
REGAL LADY at Scarborough - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 15th June 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk






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