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What's Those Symbols Mean?
TSMV - Twin Screw Motor Vessel
PS - Paddle Steamer
SS - Single Screw Steamer
TSS - Twin Screw Steamer
Tr.SS - Triple Screw Steamer
MV - Motor Vessel
DSMV - Double Screw Motor Vessel (ie all double-ended craft - the Loch Class ferries.)
Quin.SMV - Five Propellers (ie KING EDWARD)
PMV - Paddle Motor Vessel
DEPV - Diesel Electric Paddle Vessel
Tr.SMV - Triple Screw Motor Vessel
DMB - David MacBrayne
CSP - Caledonian Steam Packet
CMB - Caledonian MacBrayne
CalMac - Caledonian MacBrayne's affectionate name, known by locals and staff alike
SoC - Abbreviation of Ships Of CalMac
What's all That Engine Stuff Mean in the Ships Profiles?
"What does the abbreviation of 2Oil4SCSA6Cy43/4"x6" mean!?"
Well, lets take the case of the vessel Countess of Breadalbane:
Translates as 2 oil engines, 4-stroke cycle, single acting, 6 cylinders, 43/4" bore x 6"stroke.
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Q. Where can I find models of CalMac boats to buy?
A. There are various outlets round the Clyde Area that sell one off models and there are one or two mass produced models out there. We don't however stock these in our shop and neither do CalMac at the moment.
Our recommendation is keeping an eye on the online auction site eBay or searching Google.
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