puffers & vics


Raylight (1)


Builder Ferguson, Port Glasgow
Official Nr 166127
Yard Nr
Launched 1938
Length 66.5 ft
Beam 18.3 ft
Gross 96 tons
Nett 38 tons
Engine 2 cyl steam compound

Built for and owned by Ross & Marshall. . The photograph of her below shows her passing the USS "Franklin D Roosevelt" on the Clyde, believed pre-1955.

Not much else is known about her but readers should discount the record in the RCHAMS Canmore database of the wreck of a steamship "Raylight" in Tarbert Bay, Jura, which in fact is an inaccurate reference to the stranding of the 1963-built motorship   "Raylight " on Xmas Day 1972.

Sadly, in the absence of any information to the contrary - and if she had been lost then surely that would be in the press archives and/or wreck records - we have to conclude that this Raylight met an ignominious end under the flame of the breaker's torch. although where and when remains unknown.

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