PS Carham


Description

This vessel was built for the North British Steam Packet Company by A & J Inglis at the Pointhouse Shipbuilding Yard in 1864 to operate the Silloth to Dumfries and Annan service.

Named Carham for Carham Hall, associated with the North British Railway chairman Richard Hodgson.


Tags

Paddle steamer


Dates

  /  /1864North British Steam Packet Company
PS Carham built by A & J Inglis at the Pointhouse Shipbuilding Yard to operate the Silloth to Dumfries and Annan service. This was the first vessel the NB ordered from Inglis.
  /  /1869PS Carham
Relocated to the Clyde. Operated from Helensburgh Pier to piers on the Gareloch and Dunoon (when the PS Dandie Dinmont [I] was unavailable).
  /09/1872PS Carham
Sold by the North British Steam Packet Company to the Dingwall and Skye Railway to operate the Strome Ferry to Portree service.
24/04/1877Dingwall and Skye Railway
Highland Railway takes over steamer operations. (Including PS Carham.)
30/03/1880Dingwall and Skye Railway
PS Carham grounds off the island of Raasay.
  /  /1882PS Carham
Sold by the Highland Railway to the Bournemouth Steam Packet Company. (Date uncertain.)
  /06/1882PS Carham
Sold by the Bournemouth Steam Packet Company to the Ramsgate Steamship Company. Renamed PS Queen of Thanet.
  /  /1888PS Carham
Scrapped. Latterly owned by R & D Jones, Liverpool. (Alternative date 1889.)