Category:Vital Spark (ship, 1944)

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Built by S & D Brown of Hull
Completion date
Length overall 20.3 m (22.2 yd)
Beam 5.6 m (18.3 ft)
Draft 3.5 m (11.4 ft)
Gross tonnage 132
Net tonnage 41


Vital Spark 
Instance of fictional ship
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  • Construction: Steel Hull with Diesel Engine, one of the last puffers to have a loadline certificate to carry cargo.


  • 1944 Named: ELDESA as VIC 72 ship for the Navy (VIC - Victualling Inshore Craft (Victual meaning Supplies))
  • 1984 Renamed: EILEAN EISDEAL, Operated by The Easdale Shipping Company, mainly out of Ayr harbour.
  • 1994 Out of service
  • 2001 Maritime Exhibit at Inveraray Pier
  • 2005 Sold to Inveraray Maritime Experience with plans well underway to preserve her.
  • 2006 Renamed: VITAL SPARK OF GLASGOW Named after the stories written by the Inveraray writer Neil Munro who wrote about 'Para Handy', skipper of the puffer, the 'Vital Spark'. Flag: United Kingdom


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