firstly a warm welcome to ShipOnedinGroup!
The Scotch Lass was a floating kettle ( Robert Onedin's expression).
The steamer had three different names in the story of The Onedin Line.
1. The Golden Nugget
2. The Anne Onedin
3. The Scotch Lass
Actually it was the steam ship, James asked Albert Frazier to design
for The Onedin Steamship Company in series two firstly called The
The series three begins with the launching of this steamer and it
was named The Anne Onedin as a memory of the first Mrs. Onedin, who
died in childbirth.
In the series three when James has difficulties rising the money to
pay costs of The Anne Onedin to Frazier's shipyards, Albert's father
took the steamer to his own ownership and renamed the steamer as The
In a reality The Scotch Lass was Carlotte Rhodes.
Alison McLeay writes in her book "The world of the Onedin Line":
Charlotte Rhodes is no means James Onedin's only vessel (although
with a quick change of name-plate she has been several of them –
Scotch Lass, Caledonia, Oberon, Cardiff).
I hope this information will answer your question about The Scotch
Maija, Thanks a bunch for that nice welcome & the great info on the
Scotch Lass. (I see I was also a bit off with the name. I know time
has clouded my memory, buy at least I was close!) You certainly
answered my question (& a few others I hadn't thought of!).