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Acolite

 

Builder Scott, Bowling
Official  Nr 87422
Yard Nr
Launched 1885
Delivered
Length 65.9 ft
Beam 17.5 ft
Gross 62 tons
Nettt 34 tons
Engine

Built for and owned by Alexander Ross, later  Ross & Marshall of Greenock.One of only a few of R&M's vessels who's names didn't end in "light", but instead in "ite" or "yte".  some records refer to her as "Acolyte" but she was formally registed as "Acoli te".

In 1910 she was registered to William Campbell of Greenock, was back with Alexander Ross in 1915 and then again with Campbell in the 1920 NML.IN the 1930 list she is registered to the Light Shipping Company (Hugh Campbell) of Greenock She appears to have led an unremarkable life is nothing further is recorded about her until she went for scrap in 1936 after 51 years service.

Note the open helm position.

Photograph courtesy of the Roy Cressey Collection.