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Yard No. 418

Yard Number 418 was named JUPITER when launched on Tuesday 27/11/1973 by James Lamont & Company Port Glasgow for Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd Glasgow

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1974
Ship Type: Passenger Car Ferry
Ship's Role: Upper Clyde Car ferry
Tonnage: 849 grt | 306 nt | 203 dwt
Length: 69.19m overall 66.45m BP
Breadth: 13.8m extreme, 13.77m moulded
Draught: 2.42m extreme

Owner History:
Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd Glasgow

Her main engines were built by Mirrlees Blackstone , she was powered by 2 x 4SCSA 8 cylinder diesel engines, 1000 bhp each, driving Voith Schneider propellers, one each end on centreline. Her last recorded name was JUPITER

JUPITER arrived for scrapping on 2011

Additional Information: Purpose built ferry for Gourock
Dunoon ferry service, later used on Wemyss Bay~Rothesay service, and for a time as a relief vessel (summer only) to Arran. Originally not fitted with flying bridge ~ this was added in 1974 at her first annual survey.
Scrapped at Grenaa, Denmark.
Previous update by John Newth

Photo supplied by Paul Strathdee