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Wednesday, 28 November 2018


SPARTAN (ex-VIC 18) was built by J. Hay & Sons, Kirkintilloch, in 1940. VIC 18 was the only VIC known to have been built in a Scottish yard. After the war, she was sold to her builders, who also operated a puffer fleet, on 24 September 1946, and renamed SPARTAN. She was employed in carrying coal and general cargoes around the Firth of Clyde and as far as Mull, Iona and Islay. She was motorised with a Scantia diesel in 1961, and remained in the puffer trade - owned from 1974 by the Glenlight Shipping Company, an associated company of J. Hay. In 1980, she was withdrawn and laid up at Bowlingham, before being acquired in 1982 by the enthusiast group the West of Scotland Boat Museum Association. In 1983, she became a museum exhibit at the Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine, North Ayrshire. Source: Paul Brown, Historic Ships

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Vic 32

Vic 32 puffing her way past Clydebank and the entrance to the River Cart.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Vic 32

VIic 32 coal powered puffer,she had been in Glasgow as part of the 2014 Commonwealth Flotilla.
Click HERE for pictures of her at James Watt Dock.