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TITLE
Clansman arriving into Stornoway
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_01_125_0226
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
14216
KEYWORDS
ferries
boats
ships
transport
routes
travel
ferry boats
Clansman arriving into Stornoway

The Clansman was built by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd for David MacBrayne Ltd in 1964. She was originally fitted with a vehicle hoist and side ramp and began life on the Mallaig - Armadale route and also served as a winter relief vessel for the Mull, Lewis and Uig-Tarbert-Lochmaddy routes. In 1972, she underwent extensive remodelling. The vehicle hoist and side ramp was removed and bow and stern ramps were added. She was lengthened, the car deck headroom was increased and the passenger deck space was increased. She also received two new masts, a radar scanner and twin rudders. Clansman served on the new Stornoway route between 1973 and 1974 before moving to the Mull route and serving as relief for the Lewis route as well as the Stromness - Scrabster P&O route. Caledonian MacBrayne sold Clansman in 1984.

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Clansman arriving into Stornoway

1970s

ferries; boats; ships; transport; routes; travel; ferry boats

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

The Clansman was built by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd for David MacBrayne Ltd in 1964. She was originally fitted with a vehicle hoist and side ramp and began life on the Mallaig - Armadale route and also served as a winter relief vessel for the Mull, Lewis and Uig-Tarbert-Lochmaddy routes. In 1972, she underwent extensive remodelling. The vehicle hoist and side ramp was removed and bow and stern ramps were added. She was lengthened, the car deck headroom was increased and the passenger deck space was increased. She also received two new masts, a radar scanner and twin rudders. Clansman served on the new Stornoway route between 1973 and 1974 before moving to the Mull route and serving as relief for the Lewis route as well as the Stromness - Scrabster P&O route. Caledonian MacBrayne sold Clansman in 1984.