Yard Number 421 was named COLL when launched on Thursday 02/08/1973 by James Lamont & Company Port Glasgow for Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd Gourock
Ship Type: Passenger Car Ferry
Ship's Role: Inter Island Ferry
Tonnage: 69 grt 34 net 33 deadwei grt ht
Length: 25.23m overall, 20.73m BP
Breadth: 6.66m extreme, 6.41m moulded
Draught: 1.36m extreme
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 2003
Additional Information: Fifth vessel of a class of eight built for Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd. Entered service on the Oban
Craignure service (in emergency), 15 November 1973, then relieved on the Small Isles service before taking up regular employment on the Fishnish
Lochaline run. Sold to Irish owners, February 1998.
Photo supplied by the late Jim Aikman Smith shows vessel arriving at Armadale