Built in 1955 as I recall, for the Glasgow corporation. Hard to believe she's actually a sludge carrier! She carried on a long tradition with Glasgow 'banana boats' in that she had passenger accomodation fitted, to enable the local residents to take a free sail down the Clyde.
She was sold in the 70s to Southern Water, which took her to Southampton and her present home. Just prior to leaving the Clyde she had her bridge wings enclosed, which does nothing for her looks.
After a career down sauf, she was preserved and now spends her summers running excursions and giving would be Engineers experience down below with her twin Triplex engines.
Like I said, when she was built, even the s**t carriers looked good, the old girl isn't a patch on most ships out there today.
You people in the UK are so lucky to have ships such as this (and others) preserved and in working order. Although here in NZ, we do have some ships preserved, there is nothing on a scale like this. Be very grateful to those who take the trouble and time to keep such memories alive.