Friday photo - Baron Vernon

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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.


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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