Certificate no 386
Status Archived


Function Passenger Vessel
Location Oban
Archive reason More information required
Current use Unknown
Available to hire No
Available for excursions Yes
Info required Yes


Builder Unknown
Built in 1927
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
49.97 feet (15.24 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


Built in 1927, DUCHESS is a passenger vessel with the capacity to carry 77 passengers. Based at Oban, she ran excursions to Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull.

However, she has ceased trading as a passenger boat due to age and costs and is currently up for sale.

We are lacking information about this particular vessel.  If you have any information on this vessel, past or present, please contact us.


Hamer, Geoffrey, Trip Out 1995/6 - A Guide to the Passenger Boat Services of the British Isles, G P Hamer, 1995

Key dates

  • 1927

    Built as a Passenger Vessel and used on daily trips from Oban to Duart Castle

  • 2015

    Vessel thought to be in Oban in poor condition

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