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TITLE
Puffer
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMSTRACHAN_142
CREATOR
JM Strachan
SOURCE
J I R Martin
ASSET ID
28989
KEYWORDS
cargo boats
Puffer

'Vic 27' was built 1943 by J. Pimblott & Sons Northwich, on the river Weaver in Cheshire, official number 168863. She was used as a water carrier at Rosyth and she was retained by the Admiralty until being laid up in 1962. In 1968 she was lying at Ardrossan, still simply called VIC27, when Sir James Miller purchased her from the Glenburn Shipping of Glasgow. In 1969, she was renamed AULD REEKIE after conversion, and used as a youth training vessel out of Oban. VIC stands for Victualing Inshore Craft (Victual meaning Supplies)

She has now been renamed 'MAGGIE' after the fictional puffer used in the film 'The Maggie'

She is 20.36 metres in length, 5.63 metres in beam and has a draught of 2.43 metres unladen. With a full cargo this increased to 5.79 metres since the heavy weight of the steam plant resulted in the boat always lying deep in the water at the stern. Her registered tonnage was 41 and her gross tonnage 96.83 and certified for 5 seamen.

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Puffer

cargo boats

J I R Martin

'Vic 27' was built 1943 by J. Pimblott & Sons Northwich, on the river Weaver in Cheshire, official number 168863. She was used as a water carrier at Rosyth and she was retained by the Admiralty until being laid up in 1962. In 1968 she was lying at Ardrossan, still simply called VIC27, when Sir James Miller purchased her from the Glenburn Shipping of Glasgow. In 1969, she was renamed AULD REEKIE after conversion, and used as a youth training vessel out of Oban. VIC stands for Victualing Inshore Craft (Victual meaning Supplies)<br /> <br /> She has now been renamed 'MAGGIE' after the fictional puffer used in the film 'The Maggie' <br /> <br /> She is 20.36 metres in length, 5.63 metres in beam and has a draught of 2.43 metres unladen. With a full cargo this increased to 5.79 metres since the heavy weight of the steam plant resulted in the boat always lying deep in the water at the stern. Her registered tonnage was 41 and her gross tonnage 96.83 and certified for 5 seamen.