Yard Number 365, was named ATALANTA when launched on Monday, 23/04/1906 by John Brown Clydebank , for Glasgow & South Western Railway Company Glasgow .
Her main engines were built by Wm Denny Dumbarton , she was powered by 3 direct drive Denny/Parson's turbines.
Other names she bore were: ATALANTA (1919) ATALANTA II (1915). Her last recorded name was ATALANTA II (1940)
ATALANTA was scrapped on 15/10/1946
Ship Type: Passenger Vessel
Ship's Role: Princes Pier - Ayr (Summer) Arran Mail Run (Winter)
Tonnage: 486 grt
Length: 210.4 feet
Breadth: 30.1 feet
Glasgow & South Western Railway Company Glasgow
1915-1919 Admiralty requisition
1923 London. Midland & Scottish Railway Co.
1937 Blackpool SN Co, Blackpool
1940-1945 Admiralty requisition
Additional Information: Saw service as minsweeper in WW1. On return to Clyde until 1937 when she went to Blackpool as an excursion steamer. More war service followed in WW2 as a net layer and when she came back she was considered not worth fitting out and was scrapped.
This vessel was well known for her tendency to roll, a factor in this was her hull was designed around her (largely) experimental engines.
Broken up at Ghent
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