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PSS Wingfield Castle, Hartlepool

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The PS Wingfield Castle is a former Humber Estuary ferry, now preserved as a museum ship in Hartlepool, County Durham, England.

The Wingfield Castle was built by William Gray & Company at Hartlepool, and launched in 1934, along with a sister ship, the Tattershall Castle. A third similar vessel, the Lincoln Castle built in Glasgow, was launched in 1940.

She was earmarked to become a floating restaurant in Swansea Marina in the early 1980s but was too wide to fit through the lock gates. She is now preserved at the Museum of Hartlepool as a floating exhibit at Jackson Dock, as part of the visitor attraction known as \"Hartlepool's Maritime Experience\", which also includes HMS Trincomalee.
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  • Wingfield Castle, just outside the Museum's main basin, has a pleasant cafe with views across the water. The ship itself is a contrast to Trincomalee, being much smaller and with more of the feel of a...  more »
  • Needs some TLC urgently but as a free attraction and insight into the life of such a vessel it's good.  more »
  • Called in for lunch and it's very different. The children loved having lunch on a boat and looking out the window towards the water and other boats. Nice lunch good price and children enjoyed looking ...  more »