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PS Jeanie Deans (I) (later Duchess of York, then Isle of Cumbrae)

Builders: Barclay Curle & Co 1884

Propulsion type: Paddle single diagonal

Owners: North British Steam Packet Co, Derry & Moville Steam Packet Co, Glasgow Steamers Ltd, Buchanan Steamers Ltd.

Service dates: 1884 - 1920

Tonnage: Gross 486


Jeanie Deans was a fast steamer and reached 17.5 knots on trials. She was built without deck saloons, but with the increasing standards of comfort being demanded by Clyde passengers, deck saloons were added in 1894. She was sold in 1896 for use out of Londonderry on Lough Foyle but returned to the Clyde in 1899 as Duchess of York. In this guise she offered cruises from Glasgow and was used for the "Sunday-breaking" cruises which were becoming popular as people's leisure time increased. In 1904 she was sold again and became Isle of Cumbrae, in which condition she is shown above, towards the end of her career. During the Great War she was chartered to David MacBrayne Ltd, the Glsgow & South Western Railway and the Caledonian Steam Packet Co. In 1920 she was finally withdrawn from service and was broken up.

I am grateful to George Robinson for supplying the above image.

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