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Updated: 11-03-2016

Invicta was the second of two steamers ordered by the SECR in 1904, entering service in July 1905, two months after her sister Onward. Although principally associated with the Dover - Calais service she also stood-in, when necessary, on the Folkestone - Boulogne run.

After wartime service as a troop carrier Invicta resumed her peacetime duties at Dover before being sold to La Société Anonyme de Gérance de d'Armament (SAGA) to replace that company's paddle steamer Le Nord. After a further 10 years of service in French hands she was sold for scrap in 1933.

Invicta alongside at Boulogne.
0414 - An untravelled postcard published by Les Galeries des Deux Passages, Boulogne.

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