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VIC 23      Cloch Lass      Limelight (1)  

 

Builder R.Dunston, Thorne
Official Nr 167137
Yard Nr 389
Launched 4/10/1942
Delivered 11/42
Length 66.8 ft
Beam 18.4 ft
Gross 96 tons
Deadweight 140 tons
Engine 2 Cyl Steam Compound
GOVERNMENT SERVICE
On Naval service until 1947.
CIVIL USE

1948 - Renamed “Limelight” with Light Shipping Co Ltd of Glasgow.

She subsequently became “Cloch Lass” of M Brown & Co of Greenock, prior to the former “Christo” being renamed “Limelight” in 1963 by her new owners Light Shipping Ltd (Ross & Marshall) of Glasgow.

Scrapped at Dalmuir in 1966 . The photograph below left shows her not long after after her launch in 1942, and on the right as Limelight leaving Princess Dock, Glasgow.

Photograph courtesy of George Robinson

Photograph courtesy of the Roy Cressey Collection