Purchased by G & G
Hamilton of Glasgow in 1948 and re-named Glen Rosa.
On 16th January 1958 while on passage
from Troon to Bunessan on Mull with a cargo of 120 tons of
coal she experienced compass problems, thought to be due to
local magnetic aberations, and as a result grounded on rocks on the south coast of Mull
about 2 miles NE of Frank Lockwood's Island. She was abandoned and became
a total loss. Her crew of four were rescued
by the boom defence ship "Barrington" which had been standing by
another stranding nearby, that of the boom defence vessel Barcombe. The two
photographs immediately below show the "Barcombe" and "Glenrosa"
aground in Lochbuie. They were taken by local boat-owner and keen
amateur photographer the late Alisdair Gibson, and very
kindly sent to me by his grandson Bryan.
The location and date of the lower photograph are not
recorded but it does look like Bowling Harbour, at the western
end of the Forth and Clyde