Yard No. 420

built by James Lamont & Company Port Glasgow in 1973



Yard Number 420, was named BRUERNISH when launched on Thursday, 22/03/1973 by James Lamont & Company Port Glasgow , for Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd, Gourock .

Her main engines were built by English Electric Kelvin Division , she was powered by 2 x 4SCSA 6 cylinder engines, each 150 bhp, driving 2 screws via reverse reduction gearboxes.

She is still active as of 2007

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1973
Ship Type: Passenger Car Ferry
Ship's Role: Inter Island ferry
Tonnage: 69 grt, 39 net, 33 dwt
Length: 25.23m overall, 20.73m BP
Breadth: 6.66m extreme, 6.41m moulded
Draught: 1.36m extreme
Owner History:
Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd, Gourock
2006 Humprey & Patrick O'Leary, Westport Ireland

Additional Information:
Third vessel of a class of eight built for Caledonian MacBrayne. Longer than the first two ships (KILBRANNAN and MORVERN).
Entered service on Lochaline/Fishnish route, 19 May 1973.
later (November 2003) relief vessel.

Photo supplied by David L on above page
Previous update by John Newth