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PS Comet (II) of 1821

Beam engine  by Duncan McArthur of Glasgow. It served in the vessel until October 1825 when the ship was sunk in a collision off Gourock on the Clyde. The hull was salvaged and rebuilt as a sailing schooner. The engines remained with the original builders and may have been reused but this is unclear. 

Comet (II) engine displayed at the now-closed Braehead (Glasgow) Branch of the Scottish Maritime Museum in 2005. Photo by kind courtesy of Chris Allen


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