Falls of Bruar

“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)

loading ports

Two of Falls of Clyde’s bow ports.

09 09.05 Napier windlass

The Napier windlass in Falls of Clyde’s fo’c’sle.


3 comments on “Falls of Bruar

  1. […] Falls of Bruar was launched in March of 1879, just three months after the Falls of Clyde. She was the second ship built by Russell and Co. for […]

  2. […] since I read the description of the launch of the Falls of Bruar, I have been wondering if the Falls of Clyde had side ports as well. If they existed, they would […]

  3. […] Ports Lower Bow Ports – Exterior Upper Bow Ports – Interior Share this:MoreLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. Published […]

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