Sunday, 25 January 2009


Like her fleetmate RED DUCHESS, Taylor and Taylor's coaster RED BARONESS has also been sold by the Troon-based operator to an Irish concern trading under the name of Coast Lines Shipping Ltd. So far the only obvious alteration has been to the vessels' funnels, now repainted white with dark green bands top and bottom, and the letters JH (or HJ?) superimposed on the white part. RED BARONESS was seen this afternoon sailing from Sandbank with a cargo of timber for Troon, a voyage which would take her around four hours. On the opposite shore of the Holy Loch, Western Ferries' SOUND OF SCALPAY lies at Kilmun pier.