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 BUTE (VI)

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HISTORY
SHIPS CREW
 USUAL ROUTE:
Wemyss Bay - Rothesay
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 Picture: In James Watt Dock Greenock 1977, Stuart Cameron
 DETAILS
Type: Steel TSMV
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IMO: 
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Built: 1954
Launched: 9/28/1954
Acquired: 
Entered Service: 06/12/54
Disposed: 1979
Ordered By: Caledonian Steam Packet Co.
Cost: 
Registered: Glasgow
Launched by: Mrs W.P Allen, wife of one of BTC's Officers
Named after: One of the larger Clyde Islands of which she was built to serve
 DIMENSIONS
Length: 186'
Draught: 7'6
Breadth: 36'
Gross tonnage: 569
 CAPACITIES
Passengers: 650
Cars: 35
Crew: 
Lifeboats (Number of): 2
 TECHNICAL
Builders: Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon
Yard No: 481
Engine Builders: British Polar Engines Ltd., Glasgow
Machinery: 2 Oil Atlas 2SCSA 6 cyl. 340 x 570 mm.
Speed: 14 kts
Hoist & Lifts: 1x Cargo Lift, Capacity 14 tons: Platform: 682 sq. ft. (5 Average Cars). 2x Derricks each 7 ton load.
 FACILITIES

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 REMARKS

 ROUTE TIMELINE
1954 - 1955: Wemyss Bay - Rothesay
1955 - 1969: Wemyss Bay - Rothesay + Gourock - Dunoon
1970 - 1971: Wemyss Bay - Rothesay + Gourock - Dunoon + Milport
1972 - 1974: Wemyss Bay - Rothesay + Oban - Craignure - Lochaline
1975 - 1977: Wemyss Bay - Ardyne (MacAlpine Contract)
1975 - 1978: Mallaig - Armadale + Small Isles + Winter Clyde Relief
1978 - 1979: Laid Up, Greenock James Watt Dock


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