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No: 16907   Contributor: Paul Strathdee   Year: 1978   Manufacturer: Ailsa Shipbuilding Company, United Kingdom   Country: United Kingdom

The last of the three Caledonian Macbrayne Clyde Streakers as they became known, SATURN was built by the Ailsa yard at Troon in 1978 for the Wemyss Bay to Rothesay service initially and this was at Rothesay just a week or so after entering service.
She has overtaken all the Clyde routes over the years and now is the sole survivor, her two near sisters JUNO and JUPITER now out of service.
She runs on the Gourock to Dunoon service at present, a route awaiting the outcome of fresh tendering.

Ed.: See picture #15961 also for this vessel
Picture added on 21 March 2011 at 12:51
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She's still sitting up at Rosneath at the end of October 2011 and a couple of flags are still flying.

Added by Dave Forbes on 29 October 2011.
The great survivor , she has been purchased by Pentland Ferries Ltd in 2015 to be utilised as a freight vessel and occasional ferry cover up in Orkney. She left the River Clyde on April 22nd 2015 under her new name ORCADIA.

Added by Dave Forbes on 23 April 2015.
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