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The Link Between

A majestic new passenger ferry, the Duke of Argyll, defies the winter weather and launches in style on the Clyde.

Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins Silent


The January dreek is no deterrent for Clyde shipbuilders, or for a newsreel cameraman. With a stately glide down the slipway, the magnificent 'Duke of Argyll' marks the inauguration of a new Irish Sea passenger ferry service. The dramatic scale and lovely symmetry of ocean-going vessels ensured they were a popular subject with filmmakers and photographers, as amply demonstrated here.

Built by William Denny and Brothers of Dumbarton, the Duke of Argyll was one of three large passenger ferries ordered by the London Midland and Scottish Railway in 1928 for their Irish Sea route between Heysham and Belfast.