SHIPS OF THE CLYDE
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So far there are 13,803 individual 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.
ALSATIA left Norfolk (Virginia, USA) May 1 from Baltimore
AMSTELKROON at Dunedin May 1 from Glasgow
ARUNDEL CASTLE left Madeira May 1 for Durban
BENALDER left Penang May 1 for UK
BENLAWERS left Port Swettenham May 2 for UK
BENMACDHUI at Le Havre May 2 for London
BENNEVIS at Port Swettenham May 2 for UK
BENRINNES left Singapore May 1 for UK
BENVORLICH at Manila May 1 for UK
CALEDONIA at Suez May 1 for UK
CANTON left Port Said May 1 for London
CHUSAN at Hong Kong April 30 for London
CILICIA left Aden April 30 for Bombay
CITY OF GLASGOW at Bombay May 1 from Liverpool
CITY OF LICHFIELD at Suez April 30 for Liverpool
CLAN MACDOUGALL left Melbourne May 1 for Glasgow
CLAN MACLEOD at Colombo May 2 from Glasgow
DEVONSHIRE left Gibraltar May 2 for Liverpool
DILWARA left Malta April 30 for Southampton
DUNERA left Singapore April 30 for Southampton
ELYSIA left New York April 30 for Glasgow
EMPIRE CLYDE left Suez May 1 for Hong Kong
EMPIRE FOWEY at Southampton May 1 from Hong Kong
FRANCONIA left Greenock April 30 for Quebec
MAHOUT at Port Said May 2 for Calcutta
ORONSAY left Port Said May 1 for London
ORSOVA at Naples May 2 for Sydney
RUSTENBURG CASTLE left Durban April 30 for Beira
SAXONIA left Montreal April 30 for Liverpool
SCYTHIA at Quebec April 30 from Southampton
STRATHAIRD left Suez May 1 for Sydney
STRATHEDEN left Fremantle May 2 for Brisbane
STRATHMORE left Fremantle May 2 for London
TASMANIA STAR left Wellington April 30 for London
Hello and thank you for visiting this website
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 "Latest Events" tab shows the latest 30 most noteworthy listings added to the website, but there are very many other everyday listings which are added to the site and which are not shown on "Latest Events."
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
Burns & Laird vessel diaries and material
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.