Category:Maid of the Loch (ship, 1953)

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PS Maid of the Loch

Ship[edit]

  • Type: Passenger ship
  • Built by A&J Inglis of Pointhouse, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Erected at their yard on the Clyde, dismantled, and transported to Loch Lomond. She was re-assembled on the slipway at Balloch.
  • Launched: 5th March 1953
  • Entered service: 25th May 1953
  • Length: 191 feet [58.2m]
  • Breadth: 28.1 feet [8.6m]
  • Tonnage: 555 gross
  • Main engine: Steam, compound diagonal
  • Speed: 13.75 knots [25.5 km/h]
  • Passengers: 1000

History[edit]

  • 05.03.1953 Named: Maid of the Loch Flag: United Kingdom
  • 1981 Out of service
  • 1992 Sold to Loch Lomond Steamship Company, a Charity registered in Scotland No. SC024062. From that time undergoing progressive restoration.
  • 1996 Striking new livery of black hull with red boot-topping, white superstructure, and red funnel with black top
  • 1996/7 Wooden promenade and upper decks replaced in with steel and aluminium respectively
  • 2001 In business again
  • 2004 Officially an historic ship, being placed on the UK “Designated Vessels List” which recognizes vessels of “substantial heritage merit with regional and local significance”