Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

Ship: HALCYON (1951-1966 Diesel / sailing General cargo puffer lighter 84 feet long of William McMillan, Campbeltown / Irvine Shipping & Trading Company, Irvine : 1966 scrapped at Troon)

Port of Registry: Hull (England) then from 1959 Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland
Net Tonnage: 57
Reg Tonnage: -
Gross Tonnage: 101
Deadweight Tonnage: -

HALCYON was originally built as a sailing ketch, and after being purchased by her master William McMillan in 1947 was fitted with a new engine. She was a regular visitor to Irvine Harbour, and was scrapped in 1966. Longer than the usual Clyde puffer she was 84 feet long and had a beam of 20 feet. The writer, Douglas, often saw her at Irvine in the 1960's and she was still fitted with a sail