puffers & vics






Builder Ardrossan Dockyard
Official Nr 113524
Yard Nr 185
Launched 8/6/1901
Length 91.8 ft

19.1 ft

Gross 104 tons
Nett 31 tons
Engine 2 cyl steam 24nhp

Built for Andrew Bremner of Breadalbane Crescent, Wick as a fishing vessel. Bought by Duncan McIver of Stornoway in 1919 and after purchase by Clyde Cargo Steamers in 1924 was converted to cargo carrying. She then passed through a number of different owners: Charles F Paton of Glasgow in 1925, Robert Martin of Glasgow in 1927. George Paton of Glasgow in 1929. George Best (Edinburgh) Ltd in 1930, P C McLeod of Alloa in 1932 (registration moved to Alloa), before finally to George V Guyton of Great Yarmouth in 1932. She was broken up by Alloa Shipbreakers in 1950, where she is pictured (below) alongside the 1898 Clydebank-built LMS paddle steamer "Juno". From the photograph, her registration had clearly been moved from Alloa to Glasgow post-1932 although I am unable to trace any information on this, eg other owners post-Guyton.


Photograph courtesy Crawford Alexander