SHIPS OF THE CLYDE
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So far there are 12,637 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.
Arrivals and Sailings at Queen’s Dock, Yorkhill, and Stobcross Quay, Glasgow, 1st -10th May 1965
1st May 1965
0810 General Steam’s RINGDOVE arrives in Queen’s Dock from Tonnay Charente via Dublin and Liverpool
1430 Tank Landing Craft 4041 ABBEVILLE arrives at 52 Stobcross Quay from Dalmuir Basin
1925 Everard’s coaster SINGULARITY arrives at Queen’s Dock from Gothenburg
2nd May 1965
1735 Saguenay’s SUNHILL leaves Queen’s Dock with a general cargo for Barbados via Liverpool
3rd May 1965
0510 Tank Landing Craft 4041 ABBEVILLE had loaded 1 boiler of 180 tons, total cargo 200 tons, then left 52 Stobcross Quay for Porvoo (Finland) via Helensburgh (Firth of Clyde)
1515 Degaussing vessel DCV 401 arrives at 54 Stobcross Quay from Greenock
1700 RINGDOVE leaves Queen’s Dock for Bordeaux via Liverpool
4th May 1965
0025 Hain’s TREMORVAH arrives at 62 Stobcross Quay from Manchester
1125 ROBERT DUNDAS arrives at Queen’s Dock from Holyhead via Greenock
1550 GRETE SKOU leaves West Basin, Yorkhill, for New Orleans via Swansea
1710 SINGULARITY leaves Queen’s Dock for Preston
2332 Anchor Line’s SIDONIA leaves Yorkhill Quay for New York
5th May 1965
1005 HOPPER NO. 26 towing a Diving Bell arrives in Queen’s Dock from Elderslie
1050 Oiler CLYDE ENTERPRISE arrives alongside TREMORVAH to bunker her with fuel oil
1300 Oiler CLYDE ENTERPRISE leaves TREMORVAH for Prince’s Dock
1610 Tank cleaner TULIPBANK arrives in Queen’s Dock from King George V Dock
1710 ROCKHAMPTON STAR arrives at 58 Stobcross Quay from Govan Dry Dock
6th May 1965
0010 GRECIAN leaves Queen’s Dock for Famagusta via Liverpool
0320 TREMORVAH leaves Stobcross Quay with whisky and general cargo for Wilmington (Delaware, USA)
0515 CAXTON arrives at 62 Stobcross Quay with newsprint from Dalhousie (Canada)
1515 Moss Hutchison’s KYPROS arrived in Queen’s Dock from Cadiz
1910 ROBERT DUNDAS leaves Queen’s Dock with Government Stores for Belfast
7th May 1965
0810 TULIPBANK leaves Queen’s Dock for Prince’s Dock
0830 Floating crane NEWSHOT arrives in Queen’s Dock from King George V Dock
1500 NEWSHOT leaves ROCKHAMPTON STAR at Stobcross Quay for Prince’s Dock
1605 HOPPER NO. 10 arrives in Queen’s Dock from River
1655 FAIR HEAD arrives in West Basin, Yorkhill, from Liverpool
1810 Dredger ELDERSLIE arrives in Queen’s Dock from River
9th May 1965
0430 FAIRWAY arrives in Queen’s Dock from Messina via Avonmouth
1730 ROCKHAMPTON STAR leaves Stobcross Quay for Cape Town via Liverpool
1830 Cunard’s ANDANIA berths at 5 Yorkhill Quay from New York via London
1950 FAIR HEAD leaves West Basin, Yorkhill, with general cargo for Detroit and Chicago
10th May 1965
0730 POLARIS arrives in Queen’s Dock from Hamburg and disembarks 6 passengers
0852 Dredger ELDERSLIE leaves Queen’s Dock for River
1450 Oiler CLYDE ENTERPRISE comes alongside CAXTON to bunker her with fuel oil
1610 Oiler CLYDE ENTERPRISE leaves CAXTON after bunkering her with fuel oil
1755 Puffer SKYLIGHT arrives in Queen’s Dock from Furnace with Granite Chips
1935 KYPROS leaves Queen’s Dock for Tripoli via Liverpool
2035 MICHALIOS X arrives in Queen’s Dock from Antwerp
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
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.