Shandon Yacht Fire

The Scotsman 26 July 1930

Yesterday, when two engineers were endeavouring to start the engines of a twin-screw cabin cruiser on the Gareloch near the Glasgow Motor Boat Racing Club’s pier at Shandon, one of the engines mis-fired and an explosion occurred, throwing one of the men into the fore-saloon with great violence.

A fire broke out, and the Helensburgh fire brigade extinguished it, but not before considerable damage had been done. The boat, which belonged to Mr R Mitchell, late of Shandon Hydro, was a 60-foot twin-screw cabin cruiser, and the damage is estimated at £1000.

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