Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

News Event

Wednesday, March 31, 1948 @ 1455
TALISMAN (1935-1967 Passenger paddle steamer of Caledonian Steam Packet Company, Gourock) Own Page

Paddle steamer TALISMAN misses her call at Dunoon due to severe storm

Ship's locationDunoon (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow

Severe gales with gusts of 80 to 90 miles per hour were sweeping Britain and in the Clyde the storm winds piled heavy seas into the Firth causing an exceptionally high tide and some damage.

   At Dunoon the promenades at both East and West Bays were awash and Dunoon Pier had to be closed to steamer traffic due to the stormy conditions.

   The Caledonian Steam Packet Company paddle steamer TALISMAN had to miss her 1455 call and bypassed the town and continued on her service to Craigendoran and the MacBrayne mail steamer SAINT COLUMBA coming from Tarbert and Ardrishaig missed her 1610 call.