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When it was subsequently demobbed, it plied its civilian trade around the western seaboard of Scotland. Victuals Inshore Craft (V.I.C. No 27) was initially designed, fitted out and registered as a shore-to-ship water carrier. She originally worked out of Rosyth then later at Scapa Flow before moving to the west coast of Scotland. She was one of a number of different types of puffer that were engaged in cargo trade; their size and means of propulsion depended upon whether their main use was to be in canals, river estuaries, or the more exposed coastal sea routes.
The nickname Puffer came from the distinctive puff-puff sound that emanates from the funnel while the…
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