Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

News Event

Thursday, January 18, 1968 @ 0230
GLOUCESTERSHIRE (1964-1971 General cargo ship 471 feet long of Bibby Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Bibby Line's GLOUCESTERSHIRE arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow from Rangoon (Burma)

Arrived fromRangoon (Burma) via Cape Town (South Africa) via AvonmouthPort of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Arrived in berth6 / 6A King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage8,827
Sailing forLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Sailed from berth2 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival16' 09"
Draught aft on arrival24' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 2,197 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 18th January
Stevedore discharging inward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo1730 on 24th January
Outward cargoPart same inward general cargo
Draught forward on sailing12' 10"
Draught aft on sailing21' 06"
Ships agentPatrick Henderson & Co., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CENtral 9467

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

the problem.


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.