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Early Clyde Steamers
Captain James Williamson, in his book "Clyde Passenger Steamers 1812-1901" lists turbine steamer TS King Edward as the 309th Clyde Steamer, following PS Comet of 1812. Prior to 1866 and the inauguration of services by the North British Railway, Williamson lists 234 vessels launched.


The ship that started it all off. A full-size replica of Henry Bell's Comet of 1812 is displayed at the riverfront at Port Glasgow

The side-lever engines of PS Leven (1823) and latterly in PS Queen of Beauty (1844-77) were presented to the town of Dumbarton and now are displayed outside the Denny Tank (part of the Scottish Maritime Museum)

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The engine is of side-lever design and dates from 1823 and the first engine built by Robert Napier whose company rose to fame on Clydeside in the mid 1800s. The engine was transferred to the PS Queen of Beauty in 1844 and operated until 1877 when it was presented to the town of Dumbarton by the sons of Robert Napier. She has been alongside the Denny Tank since 1984.   SMM website : http://www.scottishmaritimemuseum.org/  

ps inverary castle Robertson PC.jpg


PS Inveraray Castle (1839) built by Tod & McGergor : seen in a post card published by W Robertson & Co and kindly supplied from the collection of Mr M G Brown

Albion (1816)
Albion (1834)
Alert (1832)
Alliance (1857)
Alma (1855)
Apollo (1832)
Ardencaple (1828)
Ardentinny (1851)
Argyle (1815)
Argyle (1838)
Arran Castle (1830)
Arran Castle (1864)
Ayr (1821)
Ayrshire Lass (1839)
Baron (1853)
Ben Lomond (1825)
Ben Nevis (1824)
Benledi (1834)
Bredalbane (1847)
Brenda (1836)
Britannia (1815)
British Queen (1838)
Bute (1865)
Caledonia (1815)
Caledonia (1826)
Caledonia (1844)
Cardiff Castle (1844)
Chancellor (1853)
Chancellor (1864)
Clarence (1827)
Clyde (1813)
Comet (1812)
Comet (1821)
Commerce (1824)
Countess of Eglinton (1844)
Countess of Glasgow (1825)
Craignish Castle (1844)
Cupid (1828)
Culloden (1845)
Defiance (1817)
Defiance (1841)
Diana (1851)
Dolphin (1834)
Duchess of Argyle (1848)
Duke of Argyle (1814)
Duke of Wellington (1817)
Dumbarton (1820)
Dumbarton (1858)
Dumbarton Castle (1815)
Dumbarton Castle (1840)
Dumbuck (1832)
Dunoon Castle (1826)
Dunrobin Castle (1846)
Duntroon Castle (1842)
Eagle (1852)
Eagle (1964)
Earl Grey (1832)
Earl of Arran (1859)
Eclipse (1821)
Eclipse (1826)
Eclipse (1850)
Edinburgh Castle (1844)
Elizabeth (1812)
Emperor (1843)
Engineer (1843)
Eva (1853)
Express (1836)
Express (1854)
Fairy Queen (1831)
Favourite (1824)
Fingal (1819)
Fire Queen (1845)
Flambeau (1840)
Gem (1854)
George Canning (1824)
Glasgow (1813)
Glasgow Citizen (1852)
Gleniffer (1831)
Gourock (1852)
Grand Turk (1837)
Greenock (1815)
Greenock (1818)
Greenock (1830)
Helen McGregor (1835)
Helensburgh (1825)
Hero (1832)
Hero (1858)
Industry (1814)
Inveraray Castle (1814)
Inveraray Castle (1820)
Inveraray Castle (1839)
Inverness (1832)
Invincible (1844)
Iona (1855)    : see news item :
http://www.scotsman.com/heritage/people-places/sunken-clyde-paddle-steamer-set-for-protected-status-1-4041965
Iona (1863)    : see news item :
http://www.heraldscotland.com/sunken-clyde-built-steamer-at-risk-1.884540
Iona (1864)
Isle of Arran (1847)
Isle of Bute (1835)
James Ewing (1825)
James Oswald (1834)
James Watt (1822)
James Watt (1835)
Jas. Dennistoune (1835)
Jenny Lind (1842)
Juno (1860)
Jupiter (1856)
Kelpie (1857)
Kilmun (1834)
Kingston (1862)
Koh-i-Noor (1850)
Kyles (1865)
Lady Brisbane (1842)
Lady Kelburne (1843)
Lady of the Lake (1815)
Largs (1822)
Largs (1864)
Lennox (1864)
Leven (1823)
Leven (1864)
Loch Eck (1829)
Loch Goil (1835)
Loch Goil (1841)
Loch Goil (1853)
Loch Lomond (1838)
Loch Lomond (1845)
Loch Long (1859)
Lord Nelson (1816)
Luna (1837)
Maid of Arran (1836)
Maid of Bute (1835)
Maid of Erin (1839)
Mail (1856)
Mail (1860)
Margaret (1816)
Margery (1814)
Marion (1816)
Marquis of Bute (1818)
Mars (1845)
Mary Jane (1846)
Monarch (1846)
Morning Star (1814)
Mountaineer (1852)
Nelson (1855)
Neptune (1816)
Neptune (1861)
New Dumbarton (1828)
Nimrod (1834)
Northern Yacht (1835)
Oscar (1814)
Osprey (1852)
Paisley (1839)
Pearl (1859)
Petrel (1845)
Pilot (1844)
Pioneer (1844)
Plover (1848)
Port Glasgow (1819)
Post Boy (1820)
Premier (1846)
Prince (1846)
Prince Arthur (1851)
Prince of Orange (1814)
Princess (1841)
Princess Alice (1847)
Princess Charlotte (1814)
Queen (1838)
Queen (1850)
Queen of Beauty (1844)
Reindeer (1852)
Rob Roy (1818)
Rob Roy (1834)
Robert Bruce (1819)
Robert Burns (1819)
Robert Burns (1838)
Rotary (1852)
Rothesay (1831)
Rothesay Castle (1816)
Rothesay Castle (1837)
Rothesay Castle (1854)
Rothesay Castle (1861)
Rothesay Castle (1865)
Royal Burgh (1857)
Royal Tar (1836)
Royal Victoria (1838)
Ruby (1854)
Ruby (1860)
Ruby (1861)
Sampson (1819)
Scotia (1845)
Shandon (1839)
Sir Colin Campbell (1855)
Sir John Moore (1826)
Sir William Wallace (1838)
Spunkie (1857)
Sovereign (1824)
Sovereign (1845)
St Catherine (1825)
St George (1826)
St Mun (1831)
St Mungo (1835)
Star (1849)
Sultan (1828)
Sultan (1861)
Superb (1830)
Superb (1839)
Superb (1855)
Talbot (1819)
Tarbert Castle (1836)
Telegraph (1841)
Toward Castle (1822)
Trusty (1814)
Undine (1865)
Vale of Clwyd (1865)
Vale of Leven (1836)
Venus (1827)
Venus (1852)
Vesper (1848)
Vesta (1846)
Vesta (1853)
Victor (1836)
Victoria (1851)
Victory (1863)
Vivid (1864)
Vulcan (1854)
Warrior (1839)
Waterloo (1816)
Waterloo (1819)
Waverley (1828)
Wellington (1853)
Windsor Castle (1831)
Windsor Castle (1838)
Windsor Castle (1859)
Woodford (1818)


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