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PS Glen Usk


Glen Usk in an official photograph obtained from P & A Campbell Ltd by Nigel Lawrence who kindly allowed its use on this web page


Built in 1914 by Ailsa Shipbuilding at Troon
Engines : Compound diagonal
Dimensions : 224.3 ft x 28.1 ft
524 Gross Registered Tonnes

After one season, Glen Usk was requisitioned for war service , leaving Bristol in February 1915 for the Firth of Clyde
Swept mines off the western Scottish and Northern Ireland coasts before moving to the Moray Firth, then Granton on the Firth of Forth
Made a special excursion from Granton on November 21st 1918 to see the German navy on their journey to surrender at Scapa Flow
Placed on the Swansea station in 1920 until replaced by the new Glen Gower in 1922
Laid up for the 1957 season
In 1959-60 her comparative economy consigned Bristol Queen to the lay-up berth. Glen Usk was mainly on the Cardiff-Weston ferry
Beached on an ebb tide on the Avon's Horseshoe Bend on August 30th 1959 with a full complement of passengers
Laid up again for the 1961 and 1962 seasons
Sent to shipbreakers in Ireland in 1963

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