puffers & vics




Builder Swan, Kelvin Dock
Official Nr 53379
Yard Nr
Launched 1865
Length 65.5 ft
Beam 16.1 ft
Gross 42 tons
Nett 36 tons
Engine 2 Cyl Steam Compound

Built for William Robertson of Glasgow at a cost of 906. 

Used primarily in the coal trade, but also carried stone from Arran for the construction of Troon harbour. She was sold in 1872 to Wm Glen of Dumbarton when Robertson concentrated on larger vessels. In 1878 she moved to Liverpool under the ownership of Richard Briscoe  before, in 1885, passing to the Ballincollig Royal Gunpowder Mill Co Ltd, also of Liverpool, managed by Briscoe.

Her registry entry is closed on 2nd April 1910.

Not to be confused with Robertson's much larger 1880-built Jasper which tragically sank after hitting rocks off the Isle of Whithorn on 18th December 1888 with the loss of all of her crew of 12.