Builders: A & J Inglis Pointhouse 1898
Propulsion type: Paddle simple double diagonal
Owners: Dumbarton & Balloch Joint Line Committee, London Midland & Scottish and London and North Eastern Railway Companies, British Transport Commission
Service dates: 1898 - 1953
Tonnage: Gross 256
Princess May was a Loch Lomond steamer and the sister to Prince George. This splendid picture comes from a 1905 glass slide and shows her on an inclement day, moving off from the pier. Princess May sailed on the Balloch to Ardlui service until she became a spare steamer after the introduction of Prince Edward in 1912. Sailings were undertaken at Easter and then from late May until the end of September. Princess May again took up the regular service, upon the withdrawal of Prince George in 1936 and she continued until the introduction of Maid of the Loch in 1953, when the Princess May was broken up on the slipway at Balloch.
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