Yard No. 172
ps MARQUIS OF BUTE

built by Barclay Curle & Company Glasgow in 1868

(MARQUIS OF BUTE)

ps MARQUIS OF BUTE

Yard Number 172, was named MARQUIS OF BUTE when launched on Tuesday, 03/03/1868 by Barclay Curle & Company Glasgow , for Alexander & Thomas McLean, Glasgow .

Her main engines were built by Barclay Curle & Company Glasgow , she was powered by 1cy 85nhp paddle

MARQUIS OF BUTE was scrapped on 1908

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1868
Ship Type: Paddle Steamer
Tonnage: 163grt 80nrt
Length: 196.6ft
Breadth: 18.2ft
Owner History:
Alexander & Thomas McLean, Glasgow
1889 Capt Alexander Williamson Sr, Glasgow
1891 Glasgow & South Western Railway Co, Glasgow
1904 John Williamson, Glasgow
1906 J Gordon, Newry
1907 David Monk, Preston

Additional Information:
Launched at Stobcross
operated 1869/1872 for Greenock & Ayrshire Railway Co to Greenock
1872/1891 operated for Glasgow & South Western Railway Co
some doubt over whether John Williamson owned her in 1889, or was operator on behalf of creditors of McLean
1904/1906 Belfast/Larne service
1906/1907 Carlingford Lough service

Previous update by Stuart Cameron
info from John Newth & Bruce Allan
Photo supplied by Graham Lappin shows Marquis of Bute between Benmore and Lord of the Isles at Broomielaw