puffers & vics


Briton (4)


Builder Hay Kirkintilloch
Official Nr 121221
Yard Nr
Launched 1905
Length 66.3 ft
Beam 17.9 ft
Gross 88 tons
Nett 40 tons
Engine 2 Cyl Steam Compound

Built by Hay for their own use and she remained in their ownership all of her working days.

Sank on the 18th of February 1931 some 6 miles NE of Sanda in the outer Firth of Clyde while carrying a cargo of limestone after having been involved in a collision with another, unnamed, ship.

The photograph below shows a "Briton" at Oban but it is undated and does not confirm which of the four puffers to carry the name "Briton" she is.   I'm going by process of elimination and coming up with this one, the fourth but I could well be wrong.  If you know better, please say so ! .