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Lough Foyle
Moville Steamship Company
Services were operated between Derry and Moville on the County Donegal bank of the Lough.  Moville had become a staging post for emigration with ships destined for the USA and Canada calling on their way from Glasgow. This provided healthy business for the paddle steamers based at Derry and for the ocean-going shipping lines' tenders which were generally paddle steamers. The ships did not tie up at Moville. The Moville Steamship Company was the last in a line of companies operating locally on the Lough although the Anchor Line continued to tender their vessels until the outbreak of World War II with their Seamore. .
The company went into liquidation in 1927

Duchess of York  (1896-1898)

Earl of Dunraven  (1898-1917)


Lady Clare 

Cragbue  (1919-1927)
Built in 1885 by JT Eltringham at SouthShields
122.5 ft : 174 GRT
Engine : 41 x 60 in by JP Rennoldson of South Shields
Built as Flying Fox  for the Clyde Shipping Company and assigned to Queenstown (Cobh)
Sailed for the Moville Steamship Company from 1919 to 1927 and renamed Cragbue
In 1927 in service for the Anchor Line
after purchase from the liquidators
Broken up in 1929 at Holywell

Steel & McCaskill, later Steel & Bennie  (Glasgow tug and coaster operators)

Lough Foyle (1871) built in 1853 by J Barr of Glasgow for Loch Long & Loch Goil Steamboat Co. 163.9 ft : 124 GRT. Engine Steeple. Later Lochness of David MacBrayne
(1877-1890, built by J Softley and Sons of South Shields.  121 ft : 107 GRT  Engine 35.5 x 54 in by Hepple & Co, S Shields)
Albatross  (1878-1911, built by J Softley and Sons of South Shields.  141 ft : 139 GRT  Engine 40.25 x 54 in by Hepple & Co, S Shields)

Anchor Line (to tender their own tranatlantic vessels)

Cragbue (1927-1929) see above
Seamore (1928-1939) 
Built in 1890 by JP Rennoldson, South Shields. 131.8 ft : 244 GRT. Engine 1 cyl 41 x 60 in.  Originally used to tender liners at Cobh, Ireland, by the Clyde Shipping Co as America. Bought from Belgian breakers

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