Previous names

  • 1949 - 1963 Mid Tyne Ferry No.3
  • 1963 - 1987 Tyne Queen
Certificate no 391
Status Registered


Function Passenger Vessel
Subfunction Excursion
Location Inverness
Vessel type Excursion
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions Yes
Info required No


Builder Hawthorn, Leslie & Co, Hebburn
Built in 1949
Hull material Steel
Rig None
Number of decks 3
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
18.10 feet (5.52 m)
7.00 feet (2.14 m)
Length: Overall
75.00 feet (22.88 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


Built in 1949 by Hawthorn, Leslie at Hebburn-on-Tyne, JACOBITE QUEEN is a passenger vessel with a capacity for 159 passengers. She has a 150 bhp Gardner diesel 6L3B engine. Her career is recorded as follows: between 1949-1963, she operated as a passenger ferry across the River Tyne for the Mid Tyne Ferry Co., and re-named TYNE QUEEN in late 1953. Between 1963-1987, she continued operating the same ferry route but for the Swan Hunter Shipyard 3. From 1987 to date she has been operating as a day passenger vessel based at Inverness and cruising to Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal.


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

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