Yard No. 246

built by A & J Inglis Pointhouse Glasgow in 1898



Yard Number 246, was named MAGPIE when launched on Tuesday, 08/02/1898 by A & J Inglis Pointhouse Glasgow , for G & J Burns Ltd Glasgow.

Her main engines were built by shipbuilder , she was powered by inverted triple expansion single screw Her last recorded name was LAIRDSGROVE (1929)

MAGPIE was scrapped on 1950

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1898
Ship Type: Passenger Cargo Vessel
Ship's Role: cross channel Irish Sea
Tonnage: 1227.34 grt
Length: 275 feet
Breadth: 35 feet 9
Draught: 16 feet 6
Owner History:
G & J Burns Ltd Glasgow

Additional Information: 1922 owners restyled Burns & Laird Lines Ltd. 1923 new oil fired boilers and accommodation improved by D&W Henderson. 30.5.1929 renamed LAIRDSGROVE.After 1939 no longer carried passengers, Sold 1948 to Metal Industries Faslane who used her as an accommodation ship and was not broken up until 1950
Addtional data and picture by Colin Campbell
Previous update by Bruce Biddulph