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Marchioness of Lorne (1935)

Above : Post-war Marchioness of Lorne. Photo by J McPhee by kind courtesy of the Peter Rolf collection

Built in 1935 by Fairfield Engineering & Shipbuilding Co, Glasgow
3-Cylinder Triple Expansion Diagonal engines (18.5 in, 29 in and 45 in x 48 in)
Dimensions : 199'6" x 27'1"
449 Gross Registered Tons

Built for the Holy Loch service, she was a smaller version of "Caledonia" but with no access to the deck above the saloons
Her smaller engines gave a speed of only around 12 knots
Her speed was adequate for the short haul Holy Loch run with frequent stops which she undertook until 1953
Displaced to the Millport run for 1954, her speed was a severe handicap and she was not a success on the route.
Sold in February 1955 and scrapped at Port Glasgow


Above : Post-war Marchioness of Lorne. Photo by kind courtesy of the Peter Rolf collection
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