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TITLE
S.S. Lochbroom
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_PHOTO_01277
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
13151
KEYWORDS
steamer
steam ship
castle
Caisteal Moil
Castle Moile
S.S. Lochbroom
S.S. Lochbroom

The S.S. Lochbroom, an iron ship, was built in 1871 by Elders of Govan for the Aberdeen Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. The MacBrayne ferry company bought her around 1931 as the City of London and renamed her, following a company policy of naming new ships after Scottish sea lochs. The "Lochbroom" was purchased to replace the "Claymore" on the Glasgow to Lochinver route, carrying passengers and freight for west coast ports, and was finally sold for scrap in July 1937. In this photograph, the ship appears to be waiting to dock at the pier at Kyle of Lochalsh. Kyleakin on Skye is out of shot on the right, but Castle Maol can just be seen close to the shore in the background on the right.


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S.S. Lochbroom

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s

steamer; steam ship; castle; Caisteal Moil; Castle Moile; S.S. Lochbroom

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

The S.S. Lochbroom, an iron ship, was built in 1871 by Elders of Govan for the Aberdeen Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. The MacBrayne ferry company bought her around 1931 as the City of London and renamed her, following a company policy of naming new ships after Scottish sea lochs. The "Lochbroom" was purchased to replace the "Claymore" on the Glasgow to Lochinver route, carrying passengers and freight for west coast ports, and was finally sold for scrap in July 1937. In this photograph, the ship appears to be waiting to dock at the pier at Kyle of Lochalsh. Kyleakin on Skye is out of shot on the right, but Castle Maol can just be seen close to the shore in the background on the right. <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>