“March 11th, Messrs. Russell and Co., Port Glasgow, launched into the wet dock a four masted ship, Falls of Bruar. She is a sister ship to the Falls of Clyde, lately built by the same builders, both being the order of Messrs. Wright and Breakenridge, Glasgow. The dimensions are:—Length, 260 feet; breadth, 40 feet; depth, 23 feet 6 inches. The tonnage is 1,740 tons net register, and she will carry 2,860 tons dead weight cargo. This vessel has been built to Lloyd’s highest class, and is made to suit the timber trade, having four bow ports and four side ports. All her standing gear is set up with screws. She has donkey boiler and steam winch, is fitted with Napier’s patent windlass, and has all the latest improvements.”
From Vol. I of The Marine Engineer (April 1879 to March 1880)
Two of Falls of Clyde’s bow ports.
The Napier windlass in Falls of Clyde’s fo’c’sle.