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 LOCHIEL

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HISTORY
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 USUAL ROUTE:
West Loch Tarbert Gigha & Port Ellen
 
 Picture: Donnie MacNeil
 DETAILS
Type: Steel TSMV
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Built: 1939
Launched: 4/4/1939
Acquired: 
Entered Service: 
Disposed: 
Ordered By: David MacBrayne Ltd.
Cost: 62.805
Registered: Glasgow
Launched by: 
Named after: Forth in Her name, Two Serving Islay
 DIMENSIONS
Length: 183.7'
Draught: 7.7'ft
Breadth: 32.1'f
Gross tonnage: 577
 CAPACITIES
Passengers: 599
Cars: 0
Crew: 
Lifeboats (Number of): 
 TECHNICAL
Builders: William Denny & Bros, Dumbarton
Yard No: 1341
Engine Builders: Davey Paxman & Co Ltd, Colchester
Machinery: 2 x 8-cylinder, 4-stroke, 880 bhp Paxman-Ricardo diesels direct coupled to twin 3-blade propellers
Speed: 12 kts
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 FACILITIES
Accommodation originally two-class comprised the usual lounges, dining saloons and smoke-rooms, with purser's room and ticket office. There was a cold store on her lower deck, for refrigerated cargo a MacBrayne first. On this deck, too, her officers were berthed; the crew quarters were in the forecastle at main-deck level.
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 REMARKS
She was withdrawen in 1970, she breifly saw service from Fleetwood to Isle of Manbefore beeing broken up in 1997 after been used as a floating pub in Bristol.
During the war, she had an electro-magnetic coil round her belting to counter the threat of magnetic mines which U-boats were sowing in the North Channel.
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