Built by Ross & Marshall for their own account to
replace their earlier 1879 Skylight. .
On 15th December 1920 she sank in Rothesay Dock, Glasgow.
The contemporary record at RCAHMS
does not explain the circumstances but does include the
statement "Constructive Total Loss: all gone?".
She was obviously salvaged as she went on to live a second
life as the "Baylight" owned by the River Wear Commissioners,
having been so registered at Sunderland in 1946. She was
still showing as such in the Mercantile Navy List of 1955 and
appears to have continued in service until at least 1960. I
have no information on her after this.
The photograph below, taken in 1960, shows her as
"Baylight" alongside the quay at the site of the
redevelopment of the North Sands Shipyard at Sunderland.
"Baylight" is the small vessel in the centre of the picture.
The others are not identified. Any offers
I have information that she was
purchased by Dutch interests and towed to Holland for
demolition. My informant in the Netherlnds is trying to
establish a date for