Friday photo - Baron Vernon

9:30 AM

There were two Baron Vernons built on the clyde (see Clydebuilt database here and here), but these pictures are of a ship which was launch as the Dunmore Head in Belfast. She was bought by Hugh Hogarth & Sons and renamed the Baron Vernon.

In May 1923 she was involved in a collision with the ss Metagama on the Clyde and she was towed to a beach near dumbarton. These pictures are from 1924 when she was raised to be sent to the Netherlands to be rebuilt and lengthened.

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The collision led to an interesting legal case about the concept of remote damages (information

In 1929 she was wrecked as the Hawkinge near Cape Finisterre.

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