SHIPS OF THE CLYDE
An easy-to-use nostalgic shipping history website ....... it's free ........ it's non-commercial ........there are no adverts......... and there is no need to register to use it.
So far there are 26,011 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.
An example : On "Latest Events" seven events are listed for May 1964 for Caledonian Steam Packet Company sailings by their vessels from Bridge Wharf, Glasgow carrying passengers on excursion day cruises to piers on the Firth of Clyde, such as
25 May 1964
MAID OF ARGYLL embarked 578 passengers at Berth 7 Bridge Wharf, where she was lying 2nd-off (alongside) the steamer QUEEN MARY 11, and at 1010 left on her excursion cruise to Millport on the Firth of Clyde.
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 100 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
Meadowside Dry Dock and River Kelvin
Prince's Dock, Plantation Quay, Govan Dry-Docks, Glasgow
Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, and Pudzeoch (Renfrew)
Bridge Wharf and Clyde Place Quay, Glasgow, passenger vessels 1930s to 1950s
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
Vessels repaired in the Clyde during 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.