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Z

 

Builder Grangemouth Dockyard?
Yard Nr  
Launched 1899
Delivered  
Length 66 ft
Beam 18 ft
Gross 66 tons
Deadweight  
Engine 2 cyl steam compound?

Built for the Leith, Hull and Hamburg Steam Packet Co., owned by James Curry of Leith, "Z" was employed, as were most of their lighters, on the transhipment of cargo along the Monklands and Forth and Clyde Canals between Port Dundas in Glasgow and the ports on the Firth of Forth.

On 22nd February 1937 "Z" was in collision with the steamer "Eland" off Customs House Quay, Greenock, after which she sank a further two miles downstream.

I've identified a total of 13 of these alphabetically named steam lighters owned by LHHSP Co. There are others in the sequence but these were either sailing vessels or dumb lighters and so are excluded.