News EventThursday, January 18, 1968 @ 0230
|GLOUCESTERSHIRE (1964-1971 General cargo ship 471 feet long of Bibby Line, Liverpool)||
Bibby Line's GLOUCESTERSHIRE arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow from Rangoon (Burma)
At 1650 on 25th January two tugs pulled GLOUCESTERSHIRE
from her berth at 6 / 6A King George V Dock, Glasgow and
began moving her astern down the dock to the River Clyde,
to start her passage to Liverpool.
But as she reached the dock entrance and was being canted
to face downriver GLOUCESTERSHIRE experienced engine
trouble and the Pilot and Dock Master had to make an
immediate decision to berth her at the adjacent 2 Riverside
Quay to allow the obviously unhappy engineers to investigate
Both tugs waited with her and, at 1850 hours, with
repairs completed, the tugs pulled her off
Riverside Quay and GLOUCESTERSHIRE started
on her delayed sailing to Liverpool.