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PS Slieve Bearnagh

Above :  When she moved to Dundee to operate cruises on the Tay estuary and out to the east coast of Scotland in 1912, Slieve Bearnagh became the largest excursion paddle steamer in the area. Owners the Nichol Brothers issued an official post card depicting their pride and joy. Their ownership was short-lived as World War I was soon to intervene and bring an end to excursions (from which there was to be no recovery) and the requisition of paddle steamers for minesweeping duties.

Built in 1894 by J and G Thomson at Clydebank
Engines : Compound diagonal  25.5 and 54 in x 54 in
Dimensions : 225 ft x 26 ft
383 Gross Registered Tons

Served on the Belfast to Bangor ferry service with additional occasional calls at Larne and Donaghadee
Sold to D & J Nicol in 1912 for service out of Dundee
Called up by the Admiralty as minesweeper then bought outright and eventually became a hospital ship known as HC5
Scrapped in 1923 at Inverkeithing

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