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Name: DURAS
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 24/11/1892
Completed: 01/1893
Builder: JP Rennoldson & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 146
Dimensions: 131grt, 51nrt, 95.5 x 18.1 x 9.7ft
Engines: C2cyl (16 & 32 x 21ins), 42rhp; (1921: Oil engine, 6cyl (5.5 x 7.5ins), 11nhp)
Engines by: JP Rennoldson & Sons Ltd; (1921: Peter Brotherhood, Peterborough)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 71844
History:
01/1893 Galway Bay Steamboat Co Ltd, Galway
1921 Frederick Palmer, Boston, Lincolnshire
by 1930 William C Halliday, Dalbeattie
1933 John McConkey, Carrickfergus; registered at Belfast
1936 Registered at Ayr
1937 W & A McMullan Ltd, Portaferry, County Down
1941 WG Garside, Ayr
1954 Broken up
Comments: Used on Galway to Aran Islands & other small harbours in Galway Bay & North Clare
The single fare to Aran was three shillings for saloon and 2s-6d for deck passengers. The one class fare to Ballyvaughan was 2s and bicycles were free.
She was replaced on this run in 1912 by the larger purpose built DUN AENGUS, after which she was used for towing sail vessels out of Galway Bay.
1921: Converted to a sailing ship with auxilliary power
1921: Oil engine installed. Engine manufactured in 1917
1954: Broken up in Denmark


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