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PS Duchess of Montrose (1902)

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From a postcard sent in 1909. From the collection of Gillon Ferguson


Built in 1902 by John Brown, successors to Thomson at Clydebank
Engines: 4cyl. two crank Triple expansion diagonal, 16.75, 16.75, 35.5 and 53 in x 54 in
Dimensions : 210 ft x 25.1 ft
321 Gross Registered tonnes

Initially on the Ayr station offering cruised on the lower Firth
Later spent most of her time upstream on general railway connections
Requisitioned as a troopship and later a minesweeper as HMS Montrose
Mined and sunk near Gravelines off the French coast on March 18th 1917

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