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PS Marchioness of Bredalbane (1890)

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Marchioness of Bredalbane in a post card view from an original photograph by James Adamson. Kindly supplied by Michael Brown from his collection


Launched on April 15th, 1890 by John Reid and Co
Single crank 2 cylinder compound diagonal engine 30 and 54 in x 60 in
Engineers : Rankin and Blackmore
Dimensions : 200.4 ft x 22.1 ft
246 Gross Registered Tonnes

Built for the CSP to take over the Wemyss Bay - Rothesay service from Captain Alexander Campbell
Sister ship to Caledonia but with the bridge placed forward of the funnel
Requisitioned as a minesweeper in World War I, serving at Troon and Portsmouth
Returned to the Clyde in late 1919 and became associated with the Wemyss-Bay to Millport run
Went to the Holy Loch station in 1934 in succession to Caledonia
Withdrawn in 1935 and sold for scrap.
Saved for further use as an excursion steamer on the east coast of England at Gt Yarmouth for the Redcliffe Shipping Co
The venture failed and the vessel was sold in April 1937 and broken up in Germany.

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