One evening, parked by Neptune's Staircase was a "Clyde Puffer", originally a ministry of War Transport "Victualing Inshore Craft" Vic 32. From building until 1946 VIC 32 had seen Naval service at Fort William, carrying cargoes including ammunition and petroleum products. She reportedly voyaged as far north as Scapa Flow. Now owned by the The Puffer Preservation Trust, she is now used to offer week-long live-aboard holiday cruises around the West Coast and Clyde Islands and the Caledonian Canal. More can be found on http://savethepuffer.co.uk/
Arthur 'jumped ship' and took a few photographs in the engine room.