To Clyde Shipping Co..

This is either the Beachy or Rathlin (both 1,600 grt, 270 ft. long).
Both were built in 1936 and were sister ships. The former was sunk in 1941, but the latter survived war service
as a particularly successful convoy rescue ship. She was sold to Burns & Laird Lines, renamed Lairdscraig in 1953.
Three years later she was transferred to City of Cork Steam Packet Co. and was sailing as
the Glengariff on the Liverpool-Cork route until sold for scrap in 1963.
(The illustration on the cover above is also of either of the two ships.)

Interior photo from one of the Clyde ships.

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This page last updated February 8, 2009.