puffers & vics






Builder Unknown, Glasgow
Official Nr 27960
Yard Nr  
Launched 1850
Length 65.5 ft
Beam 15.8 ft
Gross 51 tons  (53 after re-engined)
Dett 41 tons  (33 after re-engined)
Engine 2 cyl steam compound?

Built for the Forth & Clyde Navigation Co of Glasgow. By 1870 she is registered to a John Buchanan of Glasgow. c1877 she was bought by James Currie of  Leith. By 1880  her registration moved to Greenock under the ownership of Robert Mills

In about 1870 her engine was removed and she was smack rigged. She was re-engined as a single screw steamer in 1880.

On 13th March 1885 in Loch Fyne while on passage from Easdale to Greenock with a cargo of slate, a faullty seacock allowed an ingress of seawater and her crew abandoned her for fear of a boiler explosion. They later re-boarded her and attempted to reach shallow water but failed. She then sank between Tarbert and Ardrishaig.