Past Times: The new St. Clair

Artisit's impression of new St Clair.
Artisit's impression of new St Clair.

From The Shetland Times, Friday 5th February, 1960.

The new St. Clair

This is an artist’s impression of the North of Scotland Shipping Company’s new motor ship St. Clair. The building of the ship is progressing very satisfactorily, and the launching should take place within the next few weeks. All going well, the ship will be in service early in July.

The new ship is 280 feet long, 49 feet broad, with a depth of 27 feet. She is fitted with anti-roll stabilisers, and her service speed will be about 16 1/2 knots.

The engine is a Sulzer diesel, built at the firm’s works at Winterthur, Switzerland, and the ship will have sleeping accommodation for 180 first-class (principally in two-berth cabins) and 132 second-class passengers.


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