SHIPS OF THE CLYDE
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So far there are 12,274 individual and nostalgic entries relating to ships and shipping in Glasgow and the Clyde and worldwide, - British and foreign vessels - Passenger Liners, cargo ships, container ships, tramps, tankers, coasters, puffers, tugs, Clyde steamers, harbour craft, Naval ships, shipbuilding, etc ........ and more details are added every day.
ALARIC at Sydney on 27th February for London
ARABY at Cork 27th February for Manchester
ATHENIC at New Plymouth 28th February from London
BENALBANACH left Port Sudan 27th February from Hong Kong
BENATTOW at Hamburg 28th February for Middlesbrough
BENCLEUCH at Singapore 28th February from Hamburg
BENDORAN at London on 27th February from Bangkok
BENLAWERS left Rotterdam 28th February from Middlesbrough
BENREOCH at Singapore 28th February from Bangkok
CANADIAN STAR left Los Angeles 26th February for Vancouver
CANTON left Aden 26th February for London
CITY OF BRISBANE left Melbourne 27th February for Hull
CITY OF CHESTER at Dar-es-Salaam 26th February from Glasgow
CITY OF HEREFORD left Liverpool 27th February for Chalna
CITY OF PORT ELIZABETH at Cape Town 26th February for London
CITY OF PRETORIA left Las Palmas 27th February for London
CORFU at Singapore 27th February for Hong Kong
CORINALDO left Montevideo 26th February for London
CORINTHIC at Auckland 28th February for Lyttelton
FLAMENCO at San Antonio 27th February from London
HIMALAYA left Aden 26th February for Sydney
LOCH AVON left New Westminster 26th February for Liverpool
LOCH GARTH left San Francisco 26th February for Vancouver
ORIANA left Sydney 28th February for London
ORONTES at Fremantle 28th February for Sydney
PORT HOBART left Cristobal 27th February for London
REINA DEL MAR left Vigo 27th February for Liverpool
RUSTENBURG CASTLE left Cape Town 26th February for Southampton
SAXONIA left Halifax 26th February for New York
STIRLING CASTLE left Port Elizabeth 26th February for Durban
STRATHNAVER at Melbourne 27th February for London
SUEVIC left Fremantle 27th February for Melbourne
WANDERER left Port Elizabeth 26th February for Beira
WARWICKSHIRE left Port Sudan 26th February for Rangoon
WINDSOR CASTLE at Cape Town 27th February for Southampton
Hello and thank you for visiting this website "ShipsoftheClyde.com"
The aim of this nostalgic website is to record the visits of vessels to Glasgow Docks and the River Clyde and other ports in Britain and often worldwide, generally through the years 1950 to 1975 and sometimes earlier and sometimes later, and to describe any events of local shipping and overseas interest - and vessel movements at other Clyde ports and harbours, and memories from the docks and yards and dry-docks. Such a free and vastly detailed store of information will be of immense assistance to researchers, historians, enthusiasts and the general public who may need to find information on certain ships and shipping on the Clyde and often elsewhere.
It is intended to add items on a daily basis. There is an enormous amount to do, and it will take time.
USING THE SITE
The primary search facility is by the "Search Events" tab. Just click on that tab, put in the dates you want to view, either as a single date, or, as a general sweep, as for example 10th March 1960 to 15th September 1968. If you want the listings for a particular ship then select the ship's name from the "Ships" tab. Then just click on "Show full details." If you want to see all the ships entries for a certain period of time then just leave the "Ships" field empty and click "Show full details"
The "Ships" tab simply shows the names of the vessels currently on the site, but more ships are being added as the entries progress. Information or details on all the vessels will be most gratefully received, and would be added to the website.
Vessel arrivals and sailings and articles are often input in a varied basis, very often at the specific request of a viewer. Generally speaking, entries so far (including those which are being planned and prepared) include :
KGV Dock, Shieldhall Riverside and Shieldhall Wharf, Glasgow
General Terminus, Kingston Dock, Bridge Wharf, Springfield and Mavisbank Quays, Glasgow
Queen's Dock, Stobcross and Yorkhill Quays, Glasgow
Elderslie Drydocks dockings and undockings, Glasgow
Broomielaw, Lancefield, Anderston, Clyde Place and Custom House Quays, Glasgow
Merklands and Meadowside Quays, Glasgow
Prince's Dock, Plantation Quay, Govan Dry-Docks, Glasgow
Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, and Pudzeoch (Renfrew)
Ardrossan Shipyard and Drydock
Ayr and Troon Harbours
Ross & Marshall coastal vessel diaries
Bowling Watch House and Bowling Harbour, River Clyde
Dunglass and Old Kilpatrick oil depots, River Clyde
Arnott Young Shipbreakers at Dalmuir, Glasgow
Govan Watch House, Glasgow
Irvine Harbour 1950's to 1990's
Donaldson Line archive material and their vessel diaries
Clyde Pilot Handbook of 1930
Ailsa Shipyard at Troon
Anchor Line's SIDONIA maiden voyage in 1961
Anchor Line's choice pilots at Glasgow from 1960's
Patrick Henderson (Paddy Henderson) Line material.
Greenock ship movements
Clyde steamers attending Liners at Greenock from 1945 to 1948
Clyde steamer timetable for 1955
Clyde Emergency Port Anchorage in WW2
Transatlantic ship diaries for before 1900
Articles about shipping from 1850 to the present day
and very many vessel movements worldwide 1950's to 1980's
CAN YOU HELP WITH THIS WEBSITE ?
As you will appreciate, there is a massive amount of information still to be input, and if you can help to key the data to the site (the data will be provided to you), or have details of any of the ships or paintings or images which you can contribute, please contact us at the "Contact Us" tab at the top of the page.
ALSO while transcribing material, it is sometimes hard to read some ships names, places, etc, and the "difficult to read" items are shown in the "Comments/Can you help" section. Any assistance you can give in clarifying them will be gratefully appreciated.
DISCLAIMER: Although every attempt is made to ensure complete accuracy, I cannot accept responsibility for any losses incurred due to errors or mistakes within. Data has been sourced from many places and contributors and therefore can be subject to errors. It is the individuals own responsibility to double check all information.
Lastly, I am personally unable to conduct research on behalf of viewers, due to the time required in keeping this website updated. However, any requests for research or assistance or specific queries can be placed in the "Comments/Can you help" section for other viewers to assist.