PS Maid of the Loch

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Coordinates: 56°00′31″N 4°35′31″W / 56.008663°N 4.591872°W / 56.008663; -4.591872

PS Maid of the Loch at Balloch
PS Maid of the Loch at the pier at Balloch, Loch Lomond whaur she is unnergaein restoration.
History
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Name: PS Maid of the Loch
Ainer: British Transport Commission
Operator: Caledonian Steam Packet Company
Route: Loch Lomond
Bigger: A. & J. Inglis o Pointhouse, Glesga[1]
Yard nummer: 1474P
Launched: 5 March 1953
In service: 25 May 1953
Oot o service: 31 August 1981
Homeport: Balloch
Honours an
awairds:
Last paddle steamer built in a Clyde shipyard[2]
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Name: PS Maid of the Loch
Ainer: Loch Lomond Steamship Company
Route: Static
Acquired: 1995
Homeport: Balloch, Loch Lomond
Status:
  • UK Designatit Veshels Leet
  • Static exhibit; unner restoration
General chairacteristics
Cless an teep: Passenger
Teep: Paddle steamer
Tonnage: 555 grt
Lenth: 191 feet (58.2 m)[1]
Beam: 28.1 feet (8.6 m)
Draucht: 4 ft 6 in
Installed pouer: 900ihp[2]
Propulsion: Steam, compoond diagonal ingines bi Rankin & Blackmore, Greenock[2]
Speed: 13.75 knots (25.5 km/h)
Capacity: Passengers: 1000

PS Maid of the Loch is the last paidle steamer biggit in Britain. She operatit on Loch Lomond for 29 years an as o 2016 is bein restored at Balloch pier.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Maid of the Loch: History". Loch Lomond Steamship Company. Retrieved 2008-09-25.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Database of ships built on the Clyde: PS Maid of the Loch". clydesite.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-09-25.