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PS Isle of Bute (ex- Guy Mannering, ex - Sheila)

Isle of Bute.jpg


As Isle of Bute in a photo from the Robertson-Adamson collection kindly supplied by Gillon Ferguson


Built in 1877 by Caird and Co
Engines : Simple diagonal, 50 x 72 in
Dimensions : 205.5 ft x 20 ft
225 Gross Registered Tonnes (later 256)

Operated as PS Sheila by Gillies and Campbell on their Wemyss Bay - Rothesay service
Purchased by the North British Railway in 1882
Renamed Guy Mannering in 1883
Reboilered in 1891
Small for and aft deck saloons added in 1892
Sold to Captain William Buchanan in 1894
Renamed PS Isle of Bute
Placed on the Glasgow - Rothesay run
Sold in July 1912 to the Cordingley family at Morecambe
Sold after the 1913 season to breakers at Barrow

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