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TITLE
S.S. Dunara Castle
EXTERNAL ID
HCD01012
PLACENAME
Loch Skiport
DISTRICT
South Uist
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: South Uist
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12654
KEYWORDS
ship
Dunara Castle
sea loch
S.S. Dunara Castle

The S.S. Dunara Castle, named after a ruined castle on the north west coast of Mull, was built by Martin Orme. Her maiden voyage was on 21 July 1875. The 423 ton steamer originally had two funnels, but was refunnelled in 1899. As well as carrying cargo the Dunara Castle had accommodation for 44 cabin class passengers. She sailed weekly between Glasgow and the Hebrides in the summer months, and during the high season the trips were extended to St. Kilda. She was used in the evacuation of St Kilda residents in 1930. Most of the crew were Gaelic speakers from the Highlands and Islands, with three generations of one family serving on the steamer. The Dunara was scrapped in Glasgow in 1948 after 73 years of service.


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S.S. Dunara Castle

INVERNESS: South Uist

ship; Dunara Castle; sea loch

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

The S.S. Dunara Castle, named after a ruined castle on the north west coast of Mull, was built by Martin Orme. Her maiden voyage was on 21 July 1875. The 423 ton steamer originally had two funnels, but was refunnelled in 1899. As well as carrying cargo the Dunara Castle had accommodation for 44 cabin class passengers. She sailed weekly between Glasgow and the Hebrides in the summer months, and during the high season the trips were extended to St. Kilda. She was used in the evacuation of St Kilda residents in 1930. Most of the crew were Gaelic speakers from the Highlands and Islands, with three generations of one family serving on the steamer. The Dunara was scrapped in Glasgow in 1948 after 73 years of service. <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 />