Queensferry Passage

Ferries that operated on the River Forth.

Queensferry Passage
The naming of the ferries is interesting as they are connected with Scottish historical figures, although one may not be.
Robert The Bruce

Robert The Bruce
- Robert I, popularly known as Robert the Bruce, was King of Scots from 1306 until his death in 1329. Robert was one of the most famous warriors of his generation, and eventually led Scotland during the First War of Scottish Independence against England. (Wikipedia)

Queen Margaret
- Queen Margaret was a very pious Roman Catholic, and among many charitable works she established a ferry across the Firth of Forth in Scotland for pilgrims travelling to St Andrews in Fife, which gave the towns of South Queensferry and North Queensferry their names. (Wikipedia)

Mary Queen of Scots
- Mary, Queen of Scots, also known as Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland, reigned over Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567. Mary, the only surviving legitimate child of King James V, was six days old when her father died and she acceded to the throne. (Wikipedia)
WallaceSir William Wallace - While the trend has been made to name the ships after famous historical figures this is perhaps not true here. The ship may not have been named after:-
Sir William Wallace who was a Scottish knight who became one of the main leaders during the First War of Scottish Independence. Along with Andrew Moray, Wallace defeated an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in September 1297. (Wikipedia)
Alternatively the Glasgow Herald (03-Dec-1955) shows that the ship was launched by Lady Wallace wife of Sir William Wallace managing director of Brown Bros and Co. This company and Denny's worked closely together on marine engineering projects.

So while it appears the Wallace was named after the historical figure there is a chance that it was named after the marine engineer.