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E0510 Dartmouth Passenger Ferry, the Mew 1908-1954

This photograph shows the Mew which served as Dartmouth's Passenger Ferry from 1908 to 1954. In 1924 she was modified to carry road vehicles for the Great Western Railway.

Mew and her crew volunteered for the Dunkirk evacuation, steaming to Dover to be assessed for suitability, but they were ruled out, and returned to Dartmouth. Much credit is owed to her crew for undertaking the trip. We forget that this was a trip undertaken in hostile conditions, not simply a jaunt along the south coast of England

The ferry Mew which carried passengers across the river Dart between Dartmouth and KIngswear from 1908 to 1954

This picture is part of the picture archive of Dartmouth Museum and is represented in restricted quality and size. The full picture can be viewed when you visit the Museum. The code in the heading is the catalogue code in our archives. Many of the pictures in the Dartmouth Museum Archives are available for purchase.

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