SS Shieldhall

Current Status Updated 5d ago

Sailing into Southampton


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SS Shieldhall is a preserved steamship that operates from Southampton. She is one of the last reciprocating steam engined ships built, using technology that dated back to the last quarter of the 19th century and which was obsolete at the time of her construction. She spent her working life as one of the "Clyde sludge boats", making regular trips from Shieldhall in Glasgow, Scotland, down the River Clyde and Firth of Clyde past the Isle of Arran, to dump treated sewage sludge at sea. These steamships had a tradition, dating back to the First World War, of taking organised parties of passengers on their trips during the summer. SS Shieldhall has been preserved and the accommodation is again being put to good use for cruises.

Vital Statistics

Length 82m
Beam 14m
Draft 3m
Tonnage 1,870 DWT
Capacity 1,800
Crew 12
Service Speed 0.0 kts (0.0 mph)
Top Speed 9.0 kts (10.4 mph)
MMSI 232002589
IMO 9117337
Call Sign MVRW8