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SS Kinfauns Castle

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1880 The first steel ocean mail steamer, built for the Donald Currie Line.

1880 Thomas Boulton, son of Isaac Watt Boulton died on board H.M.S.S. Kinfauns Castle

1899 The Kinfauns Castle, and her sister ship the Kildonan Castle, were built at the Fairfield Yard - they were the largest steamers constructed to then for the Castle Mail Packets Company.

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