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Duchess of Fife (1903)
on May 9th, 1903 by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering, Govan,
Engines: : 4cyl. two crank Triple expansion diagonal, 16.5, 16.5, 35
and 52 in x 54 in
Dimensions: 210.3 ft x 25 ft
336 Gross Registered Tonnes
Requisitioned in World
War II as a minesweeper at Grimsby and Dover
Reboilered in 1928
In World War II she made four crossings to Dunkirk assisting in the
Returned to the Clyde for the 1946 season after refurbishment by
Lamont at Port Glasgow
Made her last service voyage on June 6th, 1953.
Went to Smith and Houston breakers at Port Glasgow in September
of the Clyde - Duchess of Fife 1903-1953
By Ian MacLagan
Published by Hart, MacLagan and Will, 1990
ISBN 0 9516140 0 2
Photographic summary of the construction and career of the "Fife"
with brief historical notes.
Caledonian Steam Packet Co
British Paddle Steamer