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Eigg Flit Boat

Gaelic Name:

N/A

EIGG

Current Status:

Type:

Callsign:

Wood MV

IMO:

MMSI:

Launched:

Acquired:

0

13/05/1966

Entered Service:

Disposed:

1978

Details

Ordered By:

Cost:

Registered:

Launched by: 

Named after:

P&O

Island where she served as flit boat

Dimensions 

Length:

32'

Draught:

Breadth:

3'5''

11'4''

Gross Tonnage:

20

Technical

Builders:

Harland & Wolff?

Yard No:

0

Engine Builders:

Diesel

Machinery:

Kelvin Diesel P4R

Speed:

0

Hoist & Lifts:

Remarks:

Eigg was a converted lifeboat from P&O Mooltan

Capacities 

Passengers:

Cars:

Crew:

Lifeboats:

0

0

0

Facilities 

Route Timeline

1923 - 1953: Lifeboat on RMS Mooltan
1954 - 19XX: Loch Morar Cruises
19XX - 1965: Cruises from Kyle of Lochalsh
1966 - 1974: Flit Boat at Eigg
1974 - 1978: Laid Up

Current, Last or Usual Route

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History

Built in 1923 this small double bowed vessel was originally a lifeboat for RMS Mooltan. The P&O vessel was withdrawn in 1953 and the little lifeboat went to work for Bruce Watt on Loch Morar as part of the Kyles Nevis Tour under the name of Chieftain. Later she moved to Kyle of Lochalsh where she ran cruises to Eilean Donan Castle as A'Mhaighdean Mhara before being purchased by David MacBrayne for service as flit boat at Eigg, displacing Staffa to act as flit boat at Lochboisdale while the new pier there was being built. While in the MacBrayne fleet she was named Eigg. She was withdrawn from service in 1974 and scrapped in 1978.

Text thanks to John MacLeod

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