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Bruce (2)      Gleniffer (2)

 

Builder Swan, Kelvin Dock  
Official Nr 73828
Yard Nr
Launched 9/5/1876
Delivered
Length 65.6 ft
Beam

17.8 ft

Gross 67 tons
Nett 46 tons
Engine 1 cyl steam non-condensing

Built for a George MacFarlane of Glasgow, Bruce capsized and sank off Irvine in 1882 when her cargo of manganese waste shifted.  Contemporary reports say that only her skipper, a Richard Burrows, survived. 

She was salvaged and returned to use in 1885 by James and John Glover of Paisley under the name "Gleniffer", replacing their earlier vessel of the same name. In 1892 she came into the ownership of Malcolm Campbell of Glasgow.