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Searchlight   

 

Builder Swan, Kelvin Dock
Official Nr 81804
Yard Nr
Launched 1880
Delivered
Length c 66 ft
Beam c 18 ft
Gross 69 tons
Nett 58 tons as built 35 when conv.
Engine 2 cyl steam compound ?

Originally built as a sailing vessel, the "Gladstone", for a George J Kidston of Glasgow, she was fitted with a 25hp steam engine in 1899 and in 1900 was acquired by Alexander Ross (  Ross & Marshall ) of Greenock and renamed "Searchlight". She was bought in 1918 by Wm Campbell of Greenock and had been revoved from the MNL by 1926.