built by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton,
Yard No 970

Last Name: SAINT COLUMBA (1936)
Propulsion: steam, turbine
Launched: Tuesday, 09/04/1912
Built: 1912
Ship Type: Passenger Vessel
Tonnage: 785 grt
Length: 270.3 feet
Breadth: 32.1 feet
Owner History:
Turbine Steamers Limited (J.Williamson), Glasgow
Admiralty (1912-1919)
David MacBrayne (1935)
Admiralty (WW2)
Status: Arrived for Scrapping - 23/12/1958

Remarks: Replaced the 1902 QUEEN ALEXANDRIA (which was launched a day before this anniverary in 1902)

She served as troopship in the first world war and distinguished herself by ramming and sinking a U

Bought by MacBraynes in 1935 she was extensively rebuilt and re
appeared with three funnels and extended saloon, her grt increased to 827 tons.

In WW2 she was an accomodation ship, stationed at Gourock.

After the war she returned to the Ardrishaig service. Withdrawn in 1958 and scrapped.
Previous update by Stuart Cameron
Photo supplied by David Ritchie , shows her as SAINT COLUMBA
Previous update by Bruce Biddulph

Last updated: by George Robinson from the original records by Stuart Cameron

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