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SEEN ON THE CALEDONIAN CANAL
« on: July 11, 2014, 13:41:06 »
While we were on the Caledonian canal last week I saw this old icebreaker tug moored at Fort Augustus, she is the Scot II  built in 1932 for use on the canal and Loch Ness, she appears to have been derelict for some time, but it appears that she is due now for restoration. ;) ;)
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Re: SEEN ON THE CALEDONIAN CANAL
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2014, 13:42:21 »
more pics
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Re: SEEN ON THE CALEDONIAN CANAL
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2014, 11:36:02 »
She would be a good project for you, George. As fast as you build them she could be breaking ice this winter.
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Re: SEEN ON THE CALEDONIAN CANAL
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2014, 13:07:06 »
 ^-^ MTM  I think my wife would object a bit if I tried to get it upstairs to my workshop. ??? ???
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Re: SEEN ON THE CALEDONIAN CANAL
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2014, 23:31:18 »
I found these pictures of the Scott II on the internet they show her on her sea trials and also show her after conversion to Diesel on the slipway
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Re: SEEN ON THE CALEDONIAN CANAL
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2014, 05:38:44 »
Tug/Icebreaker
Registered: (GBR)ON 137669
59 GRT, L22,64m, B4,63m, Dr2,1m, Dp2,74m  (75.1'x15.1'x7.5')
1 fpp, C2cyl by "MacColl & Pollock", 36nhp-250ihp
re-engined 1960 diesel 8cyl Kelvin type T8 (1 prototype of 2 made), 240bhp

SCOT II
1931: Built by "Henry Robb Ltd" at Leith (GBR) (YN 184)
1931: delivered to the UK "Ministry of Transport for the Caledonian Canal" at Inverness (GBR)
1948: To "British Waterways Board" (GBR)
1960: re-engined diesel 8cyl Kelvin type T8 (1 prototype of 2 made), 240bhp, fitted out as a passenger ship to offer excursions on the Caledonian Canal
        (from the summer of 1961, she sailed on a programme of cruises from Muirtown Wharf, Inverness, taking her as far
         as Drumnadrochit Bay, about half way down Loch Ness under the auspices of the British Waterways Board)
1991: operated by "Highland Marine of Kyle" at Lochalsh on behalf of BWB for just one season
1992: in use at Laggan as a floating pub for some time, before moving back to Muirtown where the Waterways Board commenced a refurbishment programme, which sadly failed to materialise
2001-3 conversion by Waterways Trust Scotland for "as a community, wildlife and environment education facility" still under way at Muirtown Basin, Inverness (GBR)
2002: convertion to café started
2005: To Andrew Pearce at Doncaster (GBR)
2005: still unfinished, moved (under tow) to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute earlier this year, apparently for refurbishment. By the end of July the hull was lying in one of the former oil platform construction basins at Ardyne, a few miles across in south Cowal.
2005 -xx/12: sank at her moorings at Ardyne (GBR)
2010: lying aground, intended to be brought back to the Caledonian canal, around the Fort Augustus area, for restauration by Dan Clark

Info courtesy Piet van Damme
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Re: SEEN ON THE CALEDONIAN CANAL
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2014, 06:36:00 »
Hi MTM,

Why are there 2 white waterlines?

Andy
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Re: SEEN ON THE CALEDONIAN CANAL
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2014, 07:36:30 »
The upper line is a trim line--for decoration only. Kinda like parsley on a dinner plate.
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