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Nelson

 

Builder J&J Hay Kirkintilloch
Official Nr 102586
Yard Nr  
Launched 2/5/1893
Delivered  
Length 66 ft
Beam 18.1 ft
Gross 81 tons
Nett 38 tons
Engine 2 Cyl Steam Compound

Built for their own use, Nelson was the last of the non-tribal named vessels owned by Hay.

In 1924 she was sold on to Hughes Blockow & Co Ltd of Blyth Northumberland and eventually scrapped at the end of 1956.

The photograph below was taken at her launch in 1893. Note that Hay had to launch sideways due to the width restriction of the canal.

 

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