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Yard No. 139

Yard Number 139 was named LOCH VENNACHAR when launched on Wednesday 04/08/1875 by J & G Thomson Clydebank for Glasgow Shipping Company (James Aiken manager) Glasgow

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1875
Ship Type: Iron ship
Ship's Role: World wide tramping voyages
Tonnage: 1557 grt | 1492 nrt
Length: 250.1 feet
Breadth: 38.3 feet
Draught: (Depth 22.45 feet)

Owner History:
Glasgow Shipping Company (James Aiken, manager), Glasgow.
1892 James Lilburn appointed manager.

LOCH VENNACHAR's final end is not entirely clear, except that she is recorded as having gone missing after 06/09/1905

Additional Information:
O.N. 71748.
1875: Registered at Glasgow 23 October.

1905: Missing on voyage from Glasgow for Adelaide. Last sighted by SS YONGALA on 6 September, 160 miles west of the Neptune Islands, SA, about four days out of Port Adelaide.

Photo supplied by John Ward~McQuaid shows LOCH VENNACHER off Thameshaven, being salvaged after a collision in November 1901 with SS CATO.

Previous updates by Paul Strathdee and John Ward~McQuaid