Licensed, when clear of cargo to carry 654 passengers above Dunoon and Skipness and 349 ditto, when plying below the above places. The steerage is 18 feet 4 inches in length. Fore cabin, 13 feet 6 inches commodious and comfortably fitted up. The cabin saloon is 31 feet long, the seats are of crimson velvet and has a large lady's cabin both tastefully fitted with the usual requisites, &c. The vessel is steered upon the hurricane-deck by the ordinary steering-wheel, the connexion between the two rudders is simple and efficient. This is the first steamer that has been fitted with the double rudder to ply on the Clyde for which purpose it is well adapted having no necessity for putting about as the other steamers have to do. Artizan Magazine November 1855
After two years on the Clyde Sir Colin Campbell moved to Hull where she was operated by the South Yorkshire Railway on passenger service from Bridlington to Scarborough and Whitby. By 1865 she was plying between Hull and Grimsby for the Gainsborough Steam Packet Company.