Monday, 8 October 2007


Small she may be, but PUNCHER fulfills a very important role when large ships are arriving at the various berths around the Clyde. Owned by Clyde Marine Services, PUNCHER is a line-runner, used to take the mooring ropes from ship to shore as they are being berthed. She has a strong GRP hull, which was purchased by her owners, and completed by them to their own specification in 1974. She has remained on the Clyde for all of her working life, apart from a few days spent on Loch Katrine, when she was used, along with another of Clyde Marine's line-runners, to tow the steamship SIR WALTER SCOTT from Stronachlachar to Trossachs Pier during one of her winter refits.


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