Era: Dated 1929
A very interesting travel, lost & found and custom's story on the label to the reverse of this cute half-bottle of Bénédictine, which allows us to date it to 1929.
The S.S. Worthing was a steam-powered ferry operating between Newhaven, England and Dieppe, France. She was built for the Southern Railway and launched on 3 May, 1928. The Worthing became part of the British Expeditionary Force to France, receiving her orders to be in Southampton 8 September, 1939 and sailing to France two days later. She became a troop carrier, crossing the English Channel to Cherbourg six times. The Worthing sailed for the Royal Navy until 23 March, 1945.
After the World War II, the Worthing resumed civilian service as a Newhaven-Dieppe ferry, first for the Southern Railway until 1948 and then for British Railways until 1954. In 1955 she was sold and moved to Greece, where she was renamed the Phryni, remaining in service until 1968.