puffers & vics


Turk (2)


Builder J & J Hay Kirkintilloch
Official Nr 160240
Yard Nr
Launched 1929
Length 66 ft
Beam 17.6 ft
Gross 70 tons
Nett 40 tons
Engine 2 Cyl Steam Compound

Owned and operated by J & J Hay throughout her working life.  Her only "claim to fame" appears to have been in June 1930 when, the morning after arriving at Princes Dock in Glasgow with a cargo of timber from Ardentiny, she capsised and sank at her berth. Re-floated, she was soon back in service, a major part of which was coaling the Clyde Port Authority's dredgers. She was eventually scrapped in 1964. 

In the photograph below she is seen tied up alongside her fleet-mate "Slav" at Glasgow's Queen's Dock in 1958. Both look to be laden with full loads of coal.

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