paddlesteamers.info : The Internet's leading database of Paddle Steamers past and present


PS Meg Merrilies (1883)
Launched on April 21st, 1883 by Barclay, Curle and Co at Glasgow
Engines : Simple diagonal 2 - cylinder of 43 and 43 in x 60 in
Engines compounded in 1898 by A & J Inglis - 24 and 43 in x 60 in
Dimensions : 210.3 ft x 21.4 ft
244 Gross Registered Tonnes

Rejected by the North British SP after one season due to her speed being inadequate
Resold by Barclay, Curle to Captain Bob Campbell for his Holy Loch service
Reboilered for the 1888 season, appearing with one funnel in place of two as built
Transferred to the CSP in December 1888 with the goodwill of the Campbell business
Reboilered again in 1893 and 1897, 1898 and 1900
Engines compounded in 1898
Sold in 1902 for service at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil as PS Maua
Scrapped in 1921

Bibliography
Classic Scottish Paddle Steamers
Alan J S Paterson
Published in 1982 by David & Charles (Publishers) Ltd, Brunel House, Newton Abbot, Devon, UK
ISBN 0-7153-8335-3
Clyde story told through extended histories of twelve representative steamers

Return to:
North British
Captain Robert Campbell
Caledonian Steam Packet Co
British Paddle Steamer Index