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Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd (CalMac) was formed by the amalgamation on 1 January 1973 of two companies - the Caledonian Steam Packet Company Ltd and David MacBrayne Ltd – whose histories stretch back through two centuries.
The company formed back in 1973 was subsequently split to form Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) in 2006.
This new group own the vessels and piers and also CalMac Ferries Ltd which charter the fleet from CMAL and run them on their respective routes.


This list is ordered from newest to oldest vessel owned from 1973 by the various companies mentioned above. Vessels are listed by the date the were acquired if not from new. Vessels not listed as 'Disposed' are currently being operated by the respective companies.
 
 NAME  TYPE UNIT

 BUILT #

 DISPOSED

 OPERATOR
Currently on Charter TO CalMac CLIPPER RANGER (12) FF M 1998 (2013) ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
LOCH SEAFORTH (II) C/FF M 2014 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
LOCHINVAR HV~ L 2013 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
HALLAIG HV~ L 2012 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
ARGYLL FLYER MC F 2001 (2011) ----   Argyll Ferries Ltd
FINLAGGAN CF M 2011 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
HILDASAY FF M 1999 (2010) 2012 (11) NorthLink Ferries
HELLIER FF M 1997 (2010) 2012 (11) NorthLink Ferries
LOCH SHIRA CF L 2006 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
ARGYLE (VII) CF M 2006 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
BUTE (VII) CF M 2005 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
CLARE FF M 1971 (2003) 2010   NorthLink Ferries
CORUISK (III) CF M 2003 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
LOCH PORTAIN CF L 2003 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
ALICAT MC F 2000 (2002) ----   Argyll Ferries Ltd
HAMNAVOE CF M 2002 2012 (11) NorthLink Ferries
HJALTLAND CF M 2002 2012 (11) NorthLink Ferries
HROSSEY CF M 2002 2012 (11) NorthLink Ferries
HASCOSAY FF M 1971 (2002) 2010   NorthLink Ferries
Currently on Charter TO CalMac MUIRNEAG (07) FF M 1979 (2002) 2013   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
LOCHNEVIS (II) CF M 2000 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
HEBRIDES (III) CF M 2000 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
LAIG BAY ML T 2000 2004   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
CLANSMAN (V) CF M 1998 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
LOCH ALAINN CF L 1997 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
LOCH BHRUSDA CF L 1996 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*

ISLE OF LEWIS

CF M 1995 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
CALEDONIAN ISLES CF M 1993 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
LOCH TARBERT CF M 1992 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
LOCH BUIE (III) CF L 1992 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
LOCH FYNE CF L 1991 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
LOCH DUNVEGAN (II) CF L 1991 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*

LORD OF THE ISLES

CF M 1989 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
ISLE OF MULL CF M 1987 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
LOCH RANZA CF L 1987 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
LOCH RIDDON CF L 1986 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
LOCH LINNHE CF L 1986 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
LOCH STRIVEN CF L 1986 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*

HEBRIDEAN ISLES

CF M 1985 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
ISLE OF ARRAN CF M 1983 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
LOCHMOR MV M 1979 2001   Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd
CLAYMORE (III) CF M 1978 1996   Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd
SATURN CF M 1977 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
ISLE OF CUMBRAE CF L 1976 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*

RAASAY

CF I 1976 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
Currently on Charter FROM CalMac CANNA (10) CF I 1975 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
KILDONAN ML T 1923 (1975) 1985   Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd
STAFFA ML T 1934 (1975) 1981   Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd
EIGG CF I 1974 ----   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
JUNO CF M 1974 2010   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*
PIONEER (III) CF M 1974 2004   Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd

SUILVEN

CF M 1974 1995   Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd
JUPITER CF M 1973 2011   Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd*

TIGER

ML T 1904 (1973) 1975   Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd
CRAIGNURE (06) ML T 1904 (1973) 1964   Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd
BRUERNISH CF I 1973 2006   Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd
RHUM CF I 1973 1997   Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd
COLL (II) CF I 1973 1997   Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd

KILBRANNAN (08)

CF I 1972 1992   David MacBrayne Ltd
MORVERN (08) CF I 1972 1995   David MacBrayne Ltd
SCALPAY (II) CF L 1971 ????   David MacBrayne Ltd
LOCHALSH (III) CF L 1971 1991   Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd
CALEDONIA (III) CF M 1966 (1970) 1987   Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd
HM2 - 011 PH F 1970 ????   Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd
IONA (VII) CF M 1970 1997   David MacBrayne Ltd
KYLEAKIN (III) CF L 1970 1991   Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd

CORUISK (II)

CF L 1969 1986   Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd
EILEAN BUIDHE (09) CF   1963 (1969) 1970   Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd
EILEAN DHU (09) CF   1940 (1969) 1970   Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd
DHUIRNISH (09) CF   1956 (1969) 1971   Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd
BROADFORD (II) CF   1967 1986   Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd
KEPPEL MV M 1961 (1966) 1993   Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd
EIGG ML T 1923 (1966) 1978 (01) David MacBrayne Ltd

PORTREE (II)

CF M 1965 1986   Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd
SCALPAY (I) TF   1956 (1965) 1971   David MacBrayne Ltd
CLANSMAN (IV) CF M 1964 1984   David MacBrayne Ltd
COLUMBA CF M 1964 1988   David MacBrayne Ltd
APPLECROSS ML T 1944 (1963) 1969 (02) David MacBrayne Ltd
HEBRIDES (II) CF M 1963 1985   David MacBrayne Ltd
IONA ML T 1962 1988 (01) David MacBrayne Ltd
LOCH EYNORT MV   1947 (1961) 1971   David MacBrayne Ltd
KYLEAKIN (II) / LARGS TF   1960 1983 (03) Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd
LOCH ARKAIG MV   1942 (1960) 1979 (01) David MacBrayne Ltd
GLEN SANNOX (III) CF M 1957 1989   Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd

LOCHALSH (II)

TF   1957 1979 (05) Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd
ULVA ML T 1956 2000 (01) David MacBrayne Ltd
CLAYMORE (II) MV M 1955 1976 (01) David MacBrayne Ltd
LOCH ARD MV   1955 1971   David MacBrayne Ltd
LOCH TOSCAIG MV   1945 (1955) 1975 (01) David MacBrayne Ltd
BUTE (VI) CF M 1954 1979   Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd

COWAL (II)

CF M 1954 1979   Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd
LOCHAILORT ML   1954 1969   David MacBrayne Ltd
ARRAN CF M 1953 1981 (04) Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd
LOCHSHIEL ML   1953 1970   David MacBrayne Ltd
MAID OF CUMBRAE MV   1953 1978   Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd
MAID OF SKELMORLIE MV   1953 1973   Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd
MAID OF ARGYLL MV   1953 1974   Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd
MAID OF ASHTON MV   1953 1973   Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd
MAID OF THE LOCH PS   1953 1982   Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd
LOCH CARRON MV   1951 1977 (01) David MacBrayne Ltd
ERISKAY ML   1951 1969   David MacBrayne Ltd
LOCHDUNVEGAN (I) MV   1946 (1950) 1973 (01) David MacBrayne Ltd
LOCH BROOM MV   1946 (1948) 1971   David MacBrayne Ltd
LOCHNELL MV   1941 (1947) 1981 (01) David MacBrayne Ltd
LOCH SEAFORTH MV   1947 1973 (01) David MacBrayne Ltd
WAVERLEY PS   1947 1974   Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd
LOCHIEL MV   1939 1970   David MacBrayne Ltd
GARRY ML   1937 1969   David MacBrayne Ltd

COUNTESS OF BREADALBANE

MV   1936 1971   Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd
KING GEORGE V TS   1926 (1935) 1975   David MacBrayne Ltd
CALEDONIA (II) PS   1934 1970   Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd
LOCHNEVIS (I) MV   1934 1970   David MacBrayne Ltd

QUEEN MARY II

TS   1933 1977   Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd
DUCHESS OF HAMILTON TS   1932 1972   Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd
LOCHFYNE MV   1931 1970   David MacBrayne Ltd
LOCHEARN MV   1930 1964   David MacBrayne Ltd

Type Abbreviations:
HV~ - Hybrid Vessel (Expected)
MC - Motor Cat
CF - Car Ferry
FF - Freight Ferry
ML - Motor Launch
MV - Motor Vessel
TF - Turntable Ferry
PH - Hovercraft
PS - Paddle Steamer
TS - Turbine Steamer
Unit Abbreviations:
M - Major Unit
L - Loch Class
I - Island Class
T - Tendor
F - Fast Cat




 

Notes:
# - Date in brackets ( ) in BUILT field is date company acquired the vessel.
* - CMAL own these vessels but are operated by CalMac

01 - These vessels were not transferred to Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd in 1973 and remained David MacBrayne Ltd ships until 1980 or their preceding disposal.
02 - Was re-acquired in 1973 and retained till 1985
.
03 - Transferred to the Clyde in the spring of 1972, converted to 9-car bow-loading ferry and renamed LARGS, taking up the Largs-Cumbrae Slip service in July.
04 - Transferred to David MacBrayne Ltd. On 08/11/69 for Islay service and though the transfer was reversed shortly afterwards remained a MacBrayne vessel on charter terms until the CalMac merger in 1973.
05 - Transferred to David MacBrayne Ltd. in October 1971 for Scalpay station and renamed SCALPAY, on the demise of the older timber-built turntable ferry
of that name. She remained in David MacBrayne Ltd ownership until her disposal.
06 - Acquired origionaly in 1950; sold 1964; reacquired 1973.
07 - MUIRNEAG is directly chartered by CalMac Ferries Ltd
08 - KILBRANNAN and MORVERN were both launched for David MacBrayne Ltd but registered in name of “Caledonian MacBrayne Services”, a brief association formed in February 1972 and which became registered owner of both vessels. Ironically, KILBRANNAN entered service in CSP colours and indeed was the last vessel in the fleet to have borne the yellow-and-black funnel.
09 - Bute Ferry Company.
10 - Canna appears in this list as she is owned by CMAL although she operates under charter to another company.
11 - Vessels transferred from CMAL ownership to new operating company Serco who won the contract in 2012.
12 - CLIPPER ARROW is directly chartered by

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