de LOCHFYNE

de LOCHFYNE
built by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton,
Yard No 1256

Last Name: OLD LOCHFYNE (1973)
Port of Registry: Glasgow
Propulsion: 2 x 5-cylinder, 4-stroke Davey-Paxman diesel generators powering 2 x Metrovic electric motors connected to twin 3-blade propellers. Re-engined 1953 with British Polar diesels. Speed: 16.5 knots
Launched: Friday, 20/03/1931
Built: 1931
Ship Type: Passenger Vessel
Tonnage: 656 grt | 251 Net
Length: 214 feet wl
Breadth: 30 feet
Draught: 7.5 feet
Owner History:
David MacBrayne Ltd 1931-70
Northern Slipway Ltd 1970-72
Scottish and Newcastle Breweries 1972-74
Status: Arrived for Scrapping - 25/03/1974

Remarks: First British diesel
electric passenger ship, and first diesel
electric ship from Denny. Made last ever run of MacBrayne Royal Route 30 Sept 1969. Scrapped after attempted restaurant conversion, Dalmuir Apr 1974.
Previous update by Loren Herrigstag
Photo supplied by Colin Campbell
Previous update by Bruce Biddulph
Previous update by Colin Campbell

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


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