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TITLE
"Lochfyne" at Kentallen pier, c1930s
EXTERNAL ID
PC_MCCOLL_039
PLACENAME
Kentallen
DISTRICT
North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Neil Malcolm
ASSET ID
29274
KEYWORDS
piers
ferries
"Lochfyne" at Kentallen pier, c1930s

MacBrayne’s diesel-electric ship Lochfyne at Kentallen pier. The ship was built by Denny at Dumbarton in 1931 and at that time she was the first new excursion ship to enter West Highland waters for 21 years.

Powered by twin five-cylinder engines, her cruising speed was 16.5 knots. Able to carry 1200 passengers, she was very economical but suffered from excessive vibration throughout her working life.

She gained a second mast (aft) in 1953. The forward of her two funnels was a dummy one
The Lochfyne was withdrawn from service in 1969 but not broken up until 1974.

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"Lochfyne" at Kentallen pier, c1930s

ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin

1930s

piers; ferries

Neil Malcolm

MacBrayne’s diesel-electric ship <i>Lochfyne</i> at Kentallen pier. The ship was built by Denny at Dumbarton in 1931 and at that time she was the first new excursion ship to enter West Highland waters for 21 years. <br /> <br /> Powered by twin five-cylinder engines, her cruising speed was 16.5 knots. Able to carry 1200 passengers, she was very economical but suffered from excessive vibration throughout her working life.<br /> <br /> She gained a second mast (aft) in 1953. The forward of her two funnels was a dummy one<br /> The <i>Lochfyne</i> was withdrawn from service in 1969 but not broken up until 1974.