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Victor

 

Builder J & J Hay Kirkintilloch
Yard Nr
Launched 1896
Delivered
Length c66 ft
Beam c16.5 ft
Gross 44 tons
Deadweight
Engine 2 Cyl Steam Compound
CIVIL USE

The third of three similar vessels to be built by J & J Hay in 1896 for their own use.  She was the last vessel built at Kirkintilloch of iron and appears to have spent all of her working life with Hay, finally being broken up back at Kirkintiloch in 1944. Originally built purely for canal use, i.e. as an "inside boat",she was modified at the request of the Admiralty during WW1 for use in coastal waters.

The photograph below shows Victor with a cargo of timber alongside at the wharf used by the Robinson Dunn sawmill at Temple in Glasgow in 1932. The then new Bearsden Road bascule bridge is in the background.

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