Tuesday, 13 November 2007

James Watt Dock

Three very different Caledonian MacBrayne ferries undergoing their annual overhauls at the Garvel Drydock, with CORUISK on the left, LOCH DUNVEGAN on the right, and in the drydock itself, ISLE OF MULL. The Colintraive based ferry LOCH DUNVEGAN was undocked yesterday, and ISLE OF MULL took her place shortly afterwards. As noted before, CORUISK was built by the Appledore shipyard for the Mallaig-Armadale service. Both of the other vessels were built at Port Glasgow at the Newark Shipyard. At the time ISLE OF MULL was built, the Ferguson yard was grouped together with Appledore under the then British Shipbuilders group. However, by the time LOCH DUNVEGAN was built, the yard's ownership had changed and was trading once more under the Ferguson name alone.