puffers & vics




Invercloy (1)


Builder Larne Shipbuilding
Official Nr 119133
Yard Nr  
Launched 1904
Length 66.9 ft
Beam 18.4 ft
Gross 95  tons
Nett 37 tons
Engine 2 Cyl Steam compound

Built for G & G Hamilton of Brodick, in whose ownership she remained for her entire working life. She served at Scapa Flow during WW1.

On 16th June 1934 she stranded at Pollywilline Bay, Near Southend at the tip of the Mull of Kintyre and was declared a total loss. Under the headline "Gasgow Steamer Ashore", The Glasgow Herald of 18th June 1934 reported the incident thus:

"The crew of four reached land safely when the Gllasgow steamer Invercloy ran ashore of Arranman Barrels Light, Mull of Kintyre, early on Saturday. The men are John Dewar, skipper, Scotstoun; John Gillies, mate, Nelson Street, Glasgow, Matthew Spence, engineer, Glasgow, and Alex Ramsay, deckhand, Cambuslang.  The vessel encoutered fog and heavy seas, and when she struck a reef the crew launched their boat and rowed a quarter of a milt to the shore.  The Invercloy is badly damaged. Much of the cargo of coal has been washed away and the men have lot soe of their personal belongings, including sums of money"

Canmore records her as a "loss" and her last entry in the MNL is for 1934 and so it is assumed that she was declared a total loss.