As the Clyde Valley she was instrumental in the smuggling of arms to the Ulster Volunteer force in 1914, landing several cargoes of Martini-Henrys, Steyrs and Mausers at Larne, County Antrim, during the Home Rule Crisis of Spring and Summer 1914.
Many years later, a group of Protestant businessmen in Northern Ireland bought her with the intention of creating a floating Museum to the Gunnrunning and the old UVF, who later joined the 36th (Ulster) Division en masse...and any potential politcal threat to the british Government was conventiently removed on the first day of the Somme.....
The Clyde Valley, her original name restored, was moored in the harbour at Carrickfergus on Belfast lough for many years, unused after purchase, and was eventually scrapped as she was totally derelict. Nothing happened to the idea of a Museum to the UVF once the Troubles had started here in NI again.
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