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TITLE
SS 'Lochgarry'
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00291
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12017
KEYWORDS
Lochgarry
Rathlin Island
Second World War
SS 'Lochgarry'

This photograph shows the Lochgarry coming in to the pier at Kyle of Lochalsh in the 1930s. The SS 'Lochgarry' was taken into the MacBrayne fleet in 1937, having previously been named the 'Lairdstock', and built in 1898 as the 'Vulture'. The new fittings were of a high standard, with electric lighting, hot and cold water in the 48 berths, a dining saloon to accommodate 100 guests at a sitting and spacious sun and shelter decks. As the advertising leaflet said, 'The Lochgarry is a proud ship.'

The SS 'Lochgarry' was used on the Glasgow to West Highland passenger service until World War II when she was requisitioned for war service in 1940 and served at Dunkirk. The Lochgarry struck rocks off Rathlin Island in bad seas and sank with the loss of 23 lives


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SS 'Lochgarry'

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s

Lochgarry; Rathlin Island; Second World War

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

This photograph shows the Lochgarry coming in to the pier at Kyle of Lochalsh in the 1930s. The SS 'Lochgarry' was taken into the MacBrayne fleet in 1937, having previously been named the 'Lairdstock', and built in 1898 as the 'Vulture'. The new fittings were of a high standard, with electric lighting, hot and cold water in the 48 berths, a dining saloon to accommodate 100 guests at a sitting and spacious sun and shelter decks. As the advertising leaflet said, 'The Lochgarry is a proud ship.' <br /> <br /> The SS 'Lochgarry' was used on the Glasgow to West Highland passenger service until World War II when she was requisitioned for war service in 1940 and served at Dunkirk. The Lochgarry struck rocks off Rathlin Island in bad seas and sank with the loss of 23 lives <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />