built by A & J Inglis Pointhouse Glasgow,
Yard No 1474P
Engines by Rankin & Blackmore, Greenock
Port of Registry: Glasgow
Propulsion: Steam Compound Diagonal 2cyl (HP 24", LP 48" x 51" stroke), 69nhp 900ihp, 13¾knots / Navy type boiler supplying max pressure 120lbs (removed & scrapped 1996) / Generating Plant 2 x 10kW@110Vdc / Max bunker capacity 17.5 tons heavy fuel oil.
Launched: Thursday, 05/03/1953
Built: 1953
Ship Type: Passenger Vessel
Ship's Role: Loch Lomond service
Tonnage: 555grt, 295net, 63dwt
Length: 208 feet
Breadth: 51 feet
Draught: 4 feet 6
Owner History:
British Transport Commission
1957 Caledonian Steam Packet Co Ltd, Glasgow
19xx W Alexander & Son (Midland) Ltd.
1976 Caledonian MacBrayne Holdings Ltd, Gourock
1979 Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd, Gourock
1982 Maid of the Loch Ltd (Ind Coope Group), Edinburgh
1989 Francis Group Ltd, Gateshead (mng Alloa Brewery Co Ltd, Edinburgh)
1992 Dumbarton District Council
1995 Loch Lomond Steamship Co, Balloch
Status: Static Role - 2014
ON 184956
Last paddle steamer to be built in a Clyde shipyard.

Dismantled at Pointhouse and reassembled at Balloch.

Currently at Balloch pier as a static attraction, her owners announced in 2012 their intention of having her steaming on the loch again in 2013 but this failed to materialise. Currently there are plans for a new visitor attraction on the pier itself and the owners are still looking to raise £1million for a new boiler.

Previous updates by Paul Strathdee, Gavin Stewart, Stuart Cameron, David Asprey
Photo supplied by Stuart Cameron

Last updated: by Bruce Biddulph from the original records by Stuart Cameron

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