Yard Number 422 was named RHUM when launched on Wednesday 23/05/1973 by James Lamont & Company Port Glasgow for Caledonian MacBrayne Holdings Ltd Gourock
Ship Type: Passenger Car Ferry
Ship's Role: Inter Island Ferry
Tonnage: 69 grt 34 net 33 dwt
Length: 25.23m overall, 20.73m BP
Breadth: 6.66m extreme, 6.41m moulded
Draught: 1.36m extreme
Caledonian MacBrayne Holdings Ltd, Gourock
1979 Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd, Gourock
1998 Arranmore Ireland Ferry Services (mng Ferry Charter Services Ltd), Sligo
Her main engines were built by English Electric Diesels, Kelvin Division, Glasgow , she was powered by 2 x 4SCSA 6-cylinder engines, each 150 bhp, driving 2 screws via reverse reduction gearboxes. 9kn.
She is still active as of 2007
Fourth vessel in an eight ship class built for Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd. Entered service 5 November 1973 running between Portree and Raasay.
Photo supplied by the late Jim Aikman Snith shows Rhum at Kyleakin prior to the construction of Skye Br
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