Yard No. 1256

built by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton in 1931



Yard Number 1256, was named LOCHFYNE when launched on Friday, 20/03/1931 by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton , for David MacBrayne Ltd 1931-70 .

Her last recorded name was OLD LOCHFYNE (1973)

LOCHFYNE arrived for scrapping on 25/03/1974

Ship Particulars:
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

Additional Information: 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.
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