MV Clyde

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Owner: Clyde Navigation Trust
Builder: A. & J. Inglis, Pointhouse, Glasgow, Scotland
Yard number: 1643P
Launched: Wednesday, 14 December 1960
General characteristics
Type: Tug & Inspection Launch
Tonnage: 65 grt, 26 nrt
Length: 69.1/75 feet
Beam: 16.6 feet
Installed power: 152bhp
Propulsion: Twin diesel 2 x 8 cylinders, 2 screws
Speed: 10kn

MV Clyde was built at A. & J. Inglis in Pointhouse, Glasgow, and equipped with engines by L. Gardner and Sons, Manchester. She was used for inspections and conveyance of Trustees of the Clyde Navigation Trust (now Clydeport) on special occasions. Sometimes she was used for special excursions.[1]

From 1984 to 1993 she was used by Invicta Line Cruises of Chatham for services between Southend and Strood.[2]


  1. ^ Shipping Times: Launched 1960 - MV Clyde
  2. ^ Invicta Line Cruises