puffers & vics



Builder Larne Shipbuilding Co
Official Nr 124562
Yard Nr
Launched 1908
Length 66.5 ft
Beam 18.4 ft
Gross 98 tons
Nett 38 tons
Engine 2 Cyl Steam compound

First registered to Thomas Trattles of Whitby in 1908 before being sold to an Abram Matthews of Belfast, to whom she is regsitered in 1915. By 1916 she is recorded as being owned and registered in Belfast by Greenhill and Craig Ltd. Re-registered in Glasgow in 1923 to Robert Cameron of Glasgow. Later owned by MacNeill & Co, there is nothing else on record for this vessel, except that she is recorded as having sunk at Sgorr Sgaileach off the Isle of Eigg in the spring of 1954.  She had gone to attempt to salvage cargo from the wreck of the "Jennie" which had sunk earlier that same year after striking the rock herself. She contrived to hit the "Jennie's" wreck and ended up in Davie Jones' locker herself..

She is seen below lying alongside her McNeill of Greenock fleetmates  "Na Kiel" and possibly "Petrel" astern.

The photograph below is from the Dan McDonald collection courtesy of the Ballast Trust and is reproduced under a Creative Commons license