Yard No. 1266

built by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton in 1934



Yard Number 1266, was named CALEDONIA when launched on Thursday, 01/02/1934 by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton , for Caledonian Steam Packet Company.

Her main engines were built by William Denny & Bros Dumbarton , she was powered by Horizontal steam triple expansion3cy 1800ihp

Other names she bore were: CALEDONIA/ GOATFELL. Her last recorded name was OLD CALEDONIA

CALEDONIA was scrapped on 1980

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1934
Ship Type: Paddle Steamer
Tonnage: 623 grt | 274 nrt | 161 dwt
Length: 230 feet 0
Breadth: 62 feet extreme over paddleboxes
Draught: 7 feet 6
Owner History:
Caledonian Steam Packet Company

Additional Information: Converted to a minesweeper in 1939 and renamed HMS Goatfell. Refitted as an AA ship in 1941. Returned to owners in 1946. Converted to floating restaurant on Thames Embankment as Old Caledonia. Scrapped at Milton Creek on the River Swale near Sittingbourne, July 1980. Photo supplied by Stuart Cameron.