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1824 Company established by George and James Burns. Introduced the paddle steamer Fingal, of 296 tons, between Greenock and Belfast, which was larger than the PS Rob Roy which had been operating on that route since 1818.
1906 Introduced triple-screw steamer, RMS Viper of 1712 tons, between Ardrossan and Belfast
1912 Introduced the twin-screw Ermine, 1777 tons, between Glasgow and Dublin
1920 Acquired by Coast Lines