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The 110 Year Old Ship - Sir Walter Scott

Neil

Deckhand
One of the oldest passenger ships still running day trips in the UK is the 1899 built screw driven steamer Sir Walter Scott which operates on Loch Katrine near Callander in Scotland.

She was built by Denny Bros Ltd at Dumbarton in 1899 and then stripped and re-assembled after being transported to the loch.

She has sailed on the loch since 1900 and in 2007 she has converted to run on bio-fuel having previously run on coal and then smokeless type fuels.

She still has her original 3-cylinder triple expansion engine and two locomotive type boilers.

She is licenced to carry about 300 passengers.

Photos of her below as built and as she is today.
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1899 SIR WALTER SCOTT LOCH KATRINE.jpg
 

Neil

Deckhand
Another photo below of the 110 year old Sir Walter Scott on the slipway for her annual overhaul.

She comes back into service about April most years.
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Maid4JohnBev

Deckhand
Neil - Hi!

Great photo of SWS on slipway. I'm currently writing an article about her as she now needs new boilers, and would like to include this photo. Would you give your permission and who should it be credited to? A higher res image would also be good if you would agree to provide it.

Many thanks,
John
 
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