Robert Napier’s Boats

GLASGOW HERALDTHURSDAY 14 OCTOBER 1897 F.C. [Free Church] Manse, Errol, October 12, 1897 Sir. – Would you permit me to supplement the excellent list of Clyde steamers which an ‘Old Coaster’ gives in the ‘Herald’ today? He has altogether omitted Napier’s boats on the Gareloch. They were built – the Duchess of Argyle, 1849; theContinue reading “Robert Napier’s Boats”

Steamer sunk

ELGIN COURIER FRIDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 1852 SERIOUS STEAM-BOAT ACCIDENT – STEAMER SUNK On Friday night, about eight o’clock, the river steamers Duchess of Argyll and Emperor came into collision upon the Gairloch, by which both vessels sustained very serious damage, and are so disabled that some time must elapse before they are fit to resumeContinue reading “Steamer sunk”