Friday photo - Dandie Dinmont

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Friday photo is not changing to puppy of the week but it so happens that today's choice of ship shares its name with a breed of terrier - the Dandie Dinmont. The dog breed is named after a "jovial farmer" who appears in the Walter Scott novel Guy Mannering, perhaps the ship was too...

Regardless, it is now my new favourite name for a ship. The Dandie Dinmont was a paddle steamer built by A & J Inglis in Glasgow in 1895.

She started life working the Craigendoran - Dunoon/Holy Loch route for the North British Steam Packet company.

Specification details are available from clydebuilt database here and the records of A & J Inglis are held by Glasgow City Archives.

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