HC Deb 22 February 1927 vol 202 cc1602-4W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the names of the steamers engaged in the West Highland transport; the retrospective dates on which he steamers were built; and which steamers are carrying mails for the Government?


I am informed that the steamers mentioned in the following lists are engaged in transport services to the Western Highlands. The information given in the second column as to the year of building is extracted from the Mercantile Navy List and Maritime Directory. Information as to the vessels which carry mails is given in the heading to the first list and in the notes to the subsequent lists.

(1) Steamers employed by Messrs. D. Macbrayne, Ltd., Glasgow, on transport services to the Western Highlands and Islands.
Steamer. When Built. Service.
Mail steamers—
S.S. "Clydesdale" 1905 Kyle-Applecrosa-Stornoway.
S.S. "Cygnet" 1904 Oban-Tobermory-Kilchoan-Coll-Tiree-Lochboisdale-Castlebay.
S.S. "Plover" 1904 Kyle-Harris-Lochmaddy-Lochboisdale-Mallaig,
P.S. "Glencoe" 1846 Kyle-Broadford-Portree.
M.S. "Lochinvar" 1908 Oban-Sound of Mull-Tobermory.
P.S. "Pioneer" 1905 Tarbert and Islay.
P.S. "Glengarry" 1844 Loch Ness.
S.S. "Lochness" 1896
P.S. "Columba" 1878 Glasgow-Tarbert-Ardrishaig (during summer).
P.S. "lona" 1864 Glasgow-Tarbot (during part of year).
Glasgow-Loch Goil (during summer).
P.S. "Grenadier" 1885 Greenock-Tarbert-Ardrishaig (during winter).
P.S. "Mountaineer" 1910 Greenock-Tarbert (during part of year).
P.S. "Chevalier" 1866 Greenock-Tarbert (during part of year).
M.S. "Comet" 1905 Greenock-Loch Goil (during winter).
Cargo Steamers—
S.S. "Lochiel" 1906 Glasgow-Oban-Tobermory-Portree-Stornoway (part of year)
Glasgow and Islay (part of year).
S.S. "Claymore" 1881 Glasgow-Oban-Mull-Skye-Wester Boss (carrying passengers (tourists) during summer).
S.S. "Brenda" 1904 Glasgow and Argyll Piers.
S.S. "Cameo" 1883 (Chartered vessel) Glasgow-Tobermory-Portree-Stornoway.
S.S. "Welshman" 1893 (Chartered vessel) Glasgow and Islay.
Tourists Steamers (summer services)—
S.S. "Linnet" 1866 Crinan Canal.
P.S. "Mountaineer" See above Crinan and Oban.
P.S. "Fusilier" 1888 Oban and Fort William (carries mails to Lismore).
P.S. "Grenadier" See above Oban-Staffa-Iona (carries mails).
P.S. "Gondolier" 1866 Banavie-Inverness.

(2) Steamers belonging to other Shipping Companies, etc., which serve places in the Western Highlands and Islands.
Steamer. Built in Year Owners. Service.
S.S. "Hebrides" 1898 Messrs. McCallum & Co., Glasgow. Glasgow-Inner Islands-Skye-Harris-Uists. Carries cargo and passengers (mostly "summer" tourists).
S.S. "Dunara Castle" 1875 Messrs. Martin Orme & Company, Glasgow. Service on much the same itinerary as that of "Hebrides."
S.S. "Sagittarius" 1887 Messrs. Jack Bros., Glasgow. Cargo service from Glasgow-Skye-South Uist.
S.S. "Sweet Home" 1893 Chartered by Board of Agriculture for Scotland. Cargo service from Mallaig and Kyle to Skye atic Wester Ross.
S.S. "Glendun" 1903 Antrim Iron Ore Co., Belfast. Calls at Stornoway on run between Belfast and Leith.
S.S. "Glentaise" 1905
"Durham Coast" 1912 Coast Lines, Ltd., Leith Calls at Storaoway on run between Manchester-Liverpool and Leith.
The "Hebrides" carries mails to and from Colonsay, Soay, and, in season, St, Kilda; and the "Dunara Castle" carries mails to and from Colonsay and, in season, St. Kilda.

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