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PS Columba

View published as a Post Card in the 1960s by the Clyde River Steamer Club (Gordon Stewart Collection)
Built in 1878 by J & G Thomson at Clydebank
Engines : Simple Oscillating, two cylinders : 53 in x 66 in
Dimensions : 301.4 ft x 27.1 ft.
602 Gross Registered Tonnes

Regarded as the most famous and luxurious "Clyde Steamer"
An early steel-hulled vessel and at 301 ft, the largest Clyde steamer of her time
Operated the Glasgow to Ardrishaig service as part of MacBraynes "Royal Route" to Oban
Reboilered in 1900
Sold after the 1935 season and broken up at Dalmuir

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Columba at Rothesay in a photo by kind courtesy of Hamish Coutts ABIPP


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Columba approaching Rothesay in a photo by kind courtesy of Hamish Coutts ABIPP


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Columba at Ardrishaig in a Valentine's Post card view sent in 1914. By kind courtesy from the Michael Brown collection
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