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Saturday, 13 February 2010

Scot II

Ship No 184

A single screw tug ordered by the Ministry of Transport,
but eventually handed over to British Waterways Board.
She had a lengh overall of 75 feet and a beam of 15 feet.
In 1960 her 2 cyclinder steam engine was replaced with a Kelvin Diesel.
From 1960 to 1991 she did summer passenger cruises on Loch Ness from the Muirtown Basin at Inverness.
In winter she was used for general duties in the canal.
In 1992 she became a floating pub at Laggan (on the canal) and in 2001 conversion works started, these were suspended and she was sold to a Doncaster owner in 2005 and towed from Inverness to the old Macalpine yard at Ardyne Point.

In April of 2006 she was reported as being sunk.

The sad end of Ship No 184.
Perhaps someone will find the cash to bring her back to her former glory, although dont know where they would find the riveters nowadays.

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