Page 2nd Cover: of Maritime Reporter Magazine (March 1974)

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IRST ON THE FIRTH OF FORTH. The Comet was built by Henry Bell at

Port Glasgow in 1811 and placed in service on the River Clyde in 1812. It was the first steamship to run commercially in Europe.

The Comet was a public passenger steamer and, at first, this Scottish

Steam Packet plied between Glasgow and Greenock on the peaceful Clyde.

But not for long. She soon headed out to sea and became the first steamer on the Firth of Forth, gateway to the North.

This called for a certain amount of confidence since the ship was only about 25 tons, with a length of keel of 40 ft., a breadth of 1125 ft. and a depth of 5.6 ft.

But the Comet showed that steam was in Europe to stay.

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