Thank you for taking your time to look at our page,we are the Paddle steamer ryde preservation ltd and was set up to save the last of the solent paddle steamers.
PS Ryde is a paddle steamer commissioned and run by Southern Railway as a passenger ferry between mainland England and the Isle of Wight from 1937 to 1969. She saw wartime service on D-Day protecting the troops on Omaha beach before going to the Dover Straits working alongside her sister ship Ps Sandown as minesweepers. Ryde returned to service as a paddle steamer and then was saved from scrap and became a nightclub and boatel alongside the Medway Queen. After many years abandoned on moorings at Island Harbour Marina on the River Medina, scrapping started but was halted.