Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

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Thursday, November 19, 1959 @ 0745
LADY ROSLIN (1958-1982 Explosives carrier 174 feet long of I.C.I. Nobel Division, Irvine) Own Page

I.C.I. explosives carrier. LADY ROSLIN arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to take on bunkers of oil fuel

Arrived fromLiverpool (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage304
Master of vessel on arrivalR HardwickReg Tonnage275
Draught aft on arrival11' 00"Gross Tonnage698
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)Deadweght Tonnage552
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66


   The I.C.I explosives carrier LADY ROSLIN arrived

at Ardrossan Harbour to take on bunkers of oil fuel.


   Although their home port was Irvine (Firth of Clyde)

these specialised I.C.I. vessels, whether light-ship

or carrying explosives, were not allowed to re-fuel at

Irvine, due to the close proximity of the large I.C.I.

Nobel Explosives Factory at Stevenston.


   The ships, to bunker, called at Ardrossan Harbour,

about 4 miles north of Irvine.