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 JUPITER (III)

Gaelic Name: lupadar
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HISTORY
 USUAL ROUTE:
Upper Clyde Routes
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 Picture: Leaving Dunoon, Ships of CalMac Collection
 DETAILS
Type: Steel DSMV
Callsign: GUIF
IMO: 7341051
MMSI: 
Built: 1973
Launched: 11/27/1973
Acquired: 
Entered Service: 19/03/1974
Disposed: N/A
Ordered By: Caledonian MacBrayne
Cost: 750.000
Registered: Glasgow
Launched by: Mrs N. J. D. Whittle - wife of the then Calmac general manager
Named after: Roman God
 DIMENSIONS
Length: 217.9'
Draught: 12.9'
Breadth: 43.9'
Gross tonnage: 849
 CAPACITIES
Passengers: 687
Cars: 40
Crew: 10
Lifeboats (Number of): 2
 TECHNICAL
Builders: James Lamont & Co. Ltd., Port Glasgow
Yard No: 418
Engine Builders: Mirrlees Blackstone Ltd., Stockport.
Machinery: 2 x 4SCSA, each 8 cyls. 8 x 11 . Voith-Schneider propellers.
Speed: 14 kts
Hoist & Lifts: 
 FACILITIES

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 REMARKS
Jupiter was not the first in the fleet to be fitted with Voith-Schneider units that was the KEPPEL. The other pair were the Kyleakin ferries LOCHALSH and KYLEAKIN, built for the CSP in the early 1970's.
Jupiter is the older of the two 'streakers' which are both fitted with revolutionary Voith-Schneider propeller units fitted fore and aft (15kts ahead, 13 kts astern and 3 sideways)
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