Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

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What/When Ship

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Friday, March 10, 1967 @ 0230
MORAY FIRTH 1V (1960-1981 General cargo coaster 182 feet overall of Gillie & Blair, Newcastle : 1985 scrapped in England) Own Page

MORAY FIRTH 1V arrives at Queen's Dock, Glasgow and waits to transship cargo to HOBART STAR

Arrived fromSwansea (South Wales, U.K.)Port of RegistryNewcastle (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth7 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)
Sailing forHull (England)
Sailed from berth7 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (alongside HOBART STAR)
Draught forward on arrival12' 00"
Draught aft on arrival12' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalTinplate 750 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 15th March (transhipping onto HOBART STAR)
Stevedore discharging inward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo1415 on 16th March
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing5' 06"
Draught aft on sailing6' 09"
Ships agentJ S Nowery & Co., Ltd., 93 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 5133

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Saturday, March 26, 1960 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
BREMEN (1959-1971 Passenger liner of North German LLoyd, Bremen)) Own Page

North German LLoyd passenger liner BREMEN leaves Southampton for New York

Ship's locationSouthampton (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryBremen (Germany)
Sailing forNew York (USA)
Ships agentE H Mundy & Co Ltd., 87 Jermyn Street, London, S.W.1. Tel. TRAfalgar 1321

News Event

Tuesday, March 21, 1967 @ 2125
WISCONSIN (General cargo ship 463 feet overall) Own Page

WISCONSIN arrives at Stobcross Quay, Glasgow with 760 tons of general cargo from Tampa (Florida)

Arrived fromTampa (Florida) via Liverpool
Arrived in berth58 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)
Sailing forGdynia (Poland)
Sailed from berth58 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival13' 10"
Draught aft on arrival20' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 760 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 22nd March
Stevedore discharging inward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo0930 on 23rd March
Outward cargoPart same inward general cargo
Draught forward on sailing9' 06"
Draught aft on sailing21' 06"
Ships agentCurrie Line

News Event

Monday, April 25, 1960 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
HANSEATIC (1958-1966 Passenger Liner of Hamburg-Atlantic Line, Hamburg) Own Page

Hamburg-Atlantic passenger liner HANSEATIC scheduled to leave Southampton for New York

Ship's locationSouthampton (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryHamburg (Germany)
Sailing forNew York (USA)
Outward cargoPassengers
Ships agentE H Mundy & Co Ltd., 87 Jermyn Street, London, S.W.1. Tel. TRAfalgar 1321

News Event

Friday, January 8, 1960 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
DILWARA (1936-1960 Troopship of British India Steam Navigation Company, London) Own Page

Troopship DILWARA at Southampton embarks a Battalion of Scottish Army Troops for Aden

Ship's locationSouthampton (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Sailing forAden (Yemen)
Outward cargo1st Battalion Royal Highland Fusiliers on their first overseas posting

News Event

Thursday, October 5, 1950 @ 1700
ESCAUT (1947-1965 General cargo coaster of Wm H Muller, Rotterdam :1985 Scrapped) Own Page

Muller's coaster ESCAUT closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Rouen and Paris (France)

Ship's location21 Prince's Dock, Glasgow Port of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)
Ships agentWm H Muller & Co. (London) Ltd., 69 St Vincent St., Glasgow Tel. City 6002/3

Radio Message

Thursday, June 6, 1968 @ 2140
ACHATINA (1958-1984 an A-class crude and white oil products tanker 170m of Shell Tankers UK : 1984 scrapped at Chittagong) Own Page

Shell tanker ACHATINA anchors in Brodick Bay (Isle of Arran, Firth of Clyde)

Ship's locationRoadstead off Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Deadweght Tonnage19,063

Shell tanker ACHATINA advises Ardrossan Harbour Port Control

that she has anchored in Brodick Bay (Isle of Arran) and will

come over at 2130 on 7th June for docking at Ardrossan.

News Event

Thursday, June 6, 1968 @ 2235
SAN PAULO (1964- General cargo coaster 243 feet long of Jose Manuel Pombo, El Ferrol, Spain) Own Page

SAN PAULO leaves Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour with steel coils for Bilbao (Spain)

Sailing forBilbao (Spain)Port of RegistryEl Ferrol (Spain)
Sailed from berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage459
Outward cargoSteel coilsGross Tonnage999
Draught aft on sailing16' 06"Deadweght Tonnage1,378
Master of vessel on sailingJ Goni

News Event

Monday, October 2, 1967 @ 1000
Own Page

Glasgow Agents Roxburgh, Henderson merge with P Henderson & Company

News Event

Monday, October 2, 1967 @ 1700
CITY OF COLOMBO (1956-1977 General cargo ship of Ellerman Lines, London : Scrapped in 1979) Own Page

CITY OF COLOMBO closes at Grangemouth for receiving cargo for Persian Gulf Ports

Ships agentFrank C Strick & Co. (Glasgow) Ltd., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CITy 6131Port of RegistryLondon (UK)

News Event

Friday, October 20, 1967 @ 1700
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
FARSISTAN (1959-1973 General cargo ship of Frank C Strick Line, London) Own Page

Strick's FARSISTAN closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Persian Gulf Ports

Ships agentFrank C Strick & Co. (Glasgow) Ltd., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CITy 6131Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage9,633

News Event

Tuesday, December 12, 1967 @ 1700
ROONAGH HEAD ( 1952-1971 General cargo ship 455 feet long of Ulster Steamship Company / Head Line, Belfast : 1971 Scrapped at Castellon, Spain) Own Page

ROONAGH HEAD closes at Glasgow for Saint John (New Brunswick) and Halifax (Nova Scotia)

Ships agentDonaldson Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1, Tel 041-221-3901Port of RegistryBelfast
Gross Tonnage6,143

 

News Event

Friday, December 15, 1967 @ 1700
DEFENDER (1955-1975 General cargo liner of Harrison Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Harrison Line's DEFENDER closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for the West Indies

Ships agentPrentice, Service & Henderson Ltd., 68 Gordon Street, Glasgow, C.1. Tel 0141- 248-4011Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)

News Event

Friday, December 8, 1967 @ 1700
CITY OF KARACHI ( 1951 - 1972 general cargo liner 489 feet long of Ellerman Line, London) Own Page

CITY OF KARACHI closes at Birkenhead for cargo for Las Palmas, West, South and East Africa

Ships agentHall Line Ltd., Tower Building, Liverpool 3 Tel. CENtral 8444 Telex 62-185Port of RegistryGlasgow
Gross Tonnage7,320
Deadweght Tonnage11,056

News Event

Wednesday, October 7, 1964 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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Conducting their business in Great Waters around 7 October 1964

ACCRA left Las Palmas 7 October for Liverpool

BENCLEUCH at Manila 8 October for Cebu

BENCRUACHAN left Rotterdam 8 October for Hamburg

CANBERRA left Fremantle 8 October for Sydney

CASTEL FELICE left Suez 6 October for Sydney

COROMANDEL left Penang 7 October for Bangkok

EMPIRE STAR at Adelaide 7 October for Brisbane

EMPRESS OF CANADA left Liverpool 7 October for Montreal

FREMANTLE STAR at Melbourne 8 October for London

HAPARANGI left Wellington 7 October for Dunedin

KOHIMA at Matadi 7 October for Lobito

PHRYGIA at Toronto 6 October for Montreal

PORT PIRIE at Suez 7 October for London

PORT JACKSON left Aden 6 October for Liverpool

QUEEN ELIZABETH left New York 7 October for Southampton

SUNDA left Port Said 7 October for London

UNITED STATES left New York 7 October for Southampton

News Event

Thursday, June 6, 1968 @ 2310
MOONLIGHT (1966 - General cargo motor coaster 118 feet long of Light Shipping Co. Ltd. / Ross & Marshall, Greenock) Own Page

Ross & Marshall's coaster MOONLIGHT arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load Steel Coils for Dublin

Arrived fromGreenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGreenock (Scotland, UK)
Arrived in berth6 Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage97
Master of vessel on arrivalJ McNivenGross Tonnage200
Draught aft on arrival8' 06"Deadweght Tonnage320
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

News Event

Thursday, June 6, 1968 @ 0415
ONWARD ENTERPRISE (1966 Coastal oil products tanker 159 feet long of Fleetwood Tankers Ltd.,/ B. A. Parkes, Fleetwood) Own Page

ONWARD ENTERPRISE arrives in Ardrossan Harbour to load a cargo of Tar for Belfast

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryFleetwood (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth1 Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage116
Master of vessel on arrivalK WrightGross Tonnage334
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)Deadweght Tonnage470
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

News Event

Monday, August 19, 2019 @ 1730
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Some interesting Youtube videos

Courtesy Frans Wittman (Bremen)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EDM3Cd90jk&feature=youtu.be    shows Donaldson Line’s SANTONA on passage

from Glasgow 1967 / 1968 to the Great Lakes.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCrnLas1PjI

River Clyde late 1940s

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trbIkB4hd5s

A few Scottish ships

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tseRYPOM05k

Passenger ships and freighters 1950s and 1960s

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmBacWD4M4M

100 years of British ships

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxTa9SC5Teg    shows a

day in the life of a port pilot at Santa Marta, Columbia 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2Sjwryjr6Q   in 2010

two harbour pilots guiding USS IWO JIMA into

 New York Harbor.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBQSC-e9tWY   Nederlands Loodswezen - Dutch maritime pilots

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NA3jDtRouo   Amsterdam

Pilots.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7FOoRGlR68  

 board "SMIT ROTTERDAM" legendary ocean tug.SMIT TAK,WIJSMULLER salvage,SVITZER-MAERSK.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p166qFbUo4E   in

2012 Dramatic Rescue Of Crew From Foundering Cargo Ship MV Tycoon

- Never Before Seen Footage

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czPELtVmgr4   Salvage

of the Modern Express by SMIT Salvage

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc-6ek-cEyU   Pilot

boarding submarine HNLMS Bruinvis at North East Spit pilot station.

Pilot Captain Chris Renault.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgKqTVTFSEY    Captain

Radhika Menon Film in 2015

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJboRqV3wGo ….. Mt Hirmand

collision 1

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47jiRWiue54 …. Giant

Waves at sea Storm Videos

News Event

Sunday, March 5, 1967 @ 0505
SUNMAR (1959-1969 General cargo ship 341 feet overall on long term charter to Saguenay Terminals, Canada: 1983 scrapped at Kilindini Own Page

Saguenay's SUNMAR arrives at Queen's Dock, Glasgow to unload and then load for Barbados

Arrived fromHalifax (Canada) via Newport (Wales)Port of RegistryItaly
Arrived in berth7 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)
Sailing forBarbados via Liverpool
Sailed from berth15 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival14' 02"
Draught aft on arrival18' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 773 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 6th March
Stevedore discharging inward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo1700 on 7th March
Commened loading outward cargo0830 on 7th March
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 150 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo2000 on 7th March
Draught forward on sailing14' 08"
Draught aft on sailing15' 00"
Ships agentConstantine & Co. Ltd., 120 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CITy 6171 Grams "Constantine"

News Event

Wednesday, June 5, 1968 @ 1955
EVA WINTHER (1966-1971 General cargo coaster 81.8m overall : 1984 foundered near Monrovia, Liberia) Own Page

EVA WINTHER leaves Ardrossan Harbour with Steel Coils for Bilbao, Spain

Sailing forBilbao (Spain)Port of RegistryKobenhaven (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Sailed from berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage974
Outward cargoSteel coilsGross Tonnage1,599
Draught aft on sailing17' 00"Deadweght Tonnage2,510
Master of vessel on sailingB Petersen

News Event

Sunday, May 1, 1949 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
Own Page

1949 Advert by P MacCallum & Sons Ltd., Greenock

Radio Message

Wednesday, June 5, 1968 @ 2340
OVERSEAS ADVENTURER (1963-1973 Oil Products tanker 560 feet long of London and Overseas Bulk Carriers : Scrapped 1987 ) Own Page

Tanker OVERSEAS ADVENTURER anchors in Ardrossan Roadstead, draught 23' 06", even keel

Ship's locationRoadstead off Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Vessel MasterJ HillmanNet Tonnage7,764
Deadweght Tonnage18,574

News Event

Tuesday, September 5, 1967 @ 1400
BROOKMOUNT (1959-1970 General cargo coaster 265 feet overall of Belfast Steamship Company, Belfast) Own Page

BROOKMOUNT arrives at 52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow to load a heavy lift for Londonderry

Arrived fromGlasgow HarbourPort of RegistryBelfast (Northern Ireland, UK)
Arrived in berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with head west)..... beside the big crane
Sailing forLondonderry (Northern Ireland)
Sailed from berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with head west)..... beside the big crane
Draught forward on arrival9' 00"
Draught aft on arrival12' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Commened loading outward cargo1415 on 5th September
Outward cargoSame general cargo and 1 lift of 13 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoScruttons Ltd., 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 7771
Heavy lifts loaded1 X lift of 13 tons (by the giant crane)
Completed loading outward cargo1420 on 5th September
Draught forward on sailing9' 00"
Draught aft on sailing12' 01"
Ships agentBurns & Laird Lines, 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2.

News Event

Saturday, August 10, 1957 @ 1700
PATRICIAN (1947-1963 General cargo ship 373 feet long of Ellerman Papayanni Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Ellerman & Papayanni Line's PATRICIAN closes at Glasgow for cargo for Mediterranean Ports

Ships agentCity Line Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C 2 Tel Central 9971Port of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Gross Tonnage3,604

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Tuesday, September 27, 1960 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
WEATHER ADVISER (1960-1976 Ocean Weather Ship 252ft 77m of Air Ministry, London : Scrapped 1982) Own Page

Ocean Weather Ship WEATHER ADVISER shelters at Princes Pier, Greenock

Ship's locationPrinces Pier, Greenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Ships agentThe Shore Captain, Ocean Weathership Base, Greenock

News Event

Monday, April 1, 1935 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
Own Page

1930s poster by Anchor Line of Glasgow for their passenger services to Egypt and India

News Event

Wednesday, June 15, 1960 @ 0035
LAIRDSROCK (1947-1966 General cargo 2-hatch coaster 166 feet long of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow : Sank 1980 in Greek waters) Own Page

LAIRDSROCK has fuel shortage and towed by DEVON COAST from Ailsa Craig to Ardrossan

Ship's locationNorth Channel between Ailsa Craig and Pladda Island (Firth of Clyde)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Vessel MasterA PalmerNet Tonnage234
Gross Tonnage471

   At 2220 on 14th June LAIRDSROCK, on passage from

Belfast to Ardrossan, was near Ailsa Craig and had to

reduce speed due to fuel shortage.

   A short time later DEVON COAST was passing and

was alerted by radio, and, at 0035 on 15th June

DEVON COAST took LAIRDSROCK in tow towards

Ardrossan.

 

   At 0331 when nearing Ardrossan the tow lines

were cast off and LAIRDSROCK proceeded into the

Harbour under her own power.

News Event

Saturday, March 14, 1959 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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Ross & Marshall's Clyde Puffer / Lighter fleet employment around 14 March 1959

STORMLIGHT 

    On Tuesday 10th March at Prince’s Dock, Glasgow she

had loaded bags of malt for Bruichladdich (for the account

of Bruichladdich Distillery) and then shifted to the nearby

Queen’s Dock where she loaded bunker coal at the coaling

crane.

   STORMLIGHT then left Queen’s Dock for Bruichladdich.

Wednesday 11th was very stormy with heavy seas and

the vessel put into Campbeltown for shelter and remained

there until 1000 on Thursday 12th when she left to

resume her passage around the Mull of Kintyre to

Bruichladdich, arriving late that evening.

   Friday 13th she began discharging at the pier

but had to stop discharging due to the heavy seas.

   Working all day on Saturday 14th she discharged her

cargo, and lay at Bruichladdich overnight and next

morning, Sunday 15th, left for Glenarm (Northern Ireland)

where she would load Limestone Dust for Glasgow.   

 


MOONLIGHT 

   Thursday 12th she had loaded Limestone Dust at

Glenarm (Northern Ireland) and left for Glasgow and

arrived at Queen’s Dock late on Friday 13th.

   Saturday 14th discharged her cargo and she shifted

to the coaling crane and loaded bunker coal.   That night

and the next day, Sunday 15th, she spent in Glasgow.

   Monday 16th MOONLIGHT shifted to the nearby Prince’s

Dock where she loaded bags of malt for the Distillery at

Port Ellen (Isle of Islay) and then left on passage and

arrived on Tuesday 17th and commenced discharging at 1300.

   


SEALIGHT 

   On Friday 13th she was in King George V Dock, Glasgow

and loaded Barley for the Distillery at Port Ellen (Isle of Islay)

and then shifted upriver to Queen’s Dock where she loaded

coal for her bunkers (like most puffer lighters of the time

she was powered by a coal fired steam engine) and then

left for Port Ellen where she arrived on Sunday 15th and

began discharging the next day.

 

 

WARLIGHT 

   In the afternoon of Friday 6th March she was at Troon

  Harbour (Firth of Clyde) and loaded a cargo of coal for

Bruichladdich (Isle of Islay) for the account of Bruichladdich

Distillery Company, and also loaded coal for her bunker

and then left on passage to Bruichladdich.

   Unable to manage in the heavy seas on 7th March

WARLIGHT had to divert to Campbeltown for shelter, and

there she remained until Thursday 12th March.

   At 0900 that morning she left Campbeltown to make

passage to Islay but found it was too difficult and

returned to Campbeltown at 1400.

   Friday 13th March she again left Campbeltown at

0900 but again had to return.  

   Saturday 14th March she left Campbeltown and finally

resumed her passage and arrived at Bruichladdich on

Sunday 15th and commenced discharging on Monday

afternoon.

 

 

POLARLIGHT 

   On Wednesday 11th March she was at Troon Harbour

  (Firth of Clyde) and loaded a cargo of coal for Bellanoch

(on the Crinan Canal) for the account of Colin McPhail

Company and also filled her bunkers with coal and left

on passage to Bellanoch.

   She arrived Thursday 12th March and commenced

discharging, continuing on Friday and finishing on

Saturday 14th March.

   On Sunday 15th she turned around in the canal

and returned to the lock in Ardrishaig and entered

Loch Fyne and made her way to Furnace, a small

township on the Loch to load an 85-ton cargo of

Granite Chips for account of William Sim Company.

 


LIMELIGHT 

   On Friday 13th March she was at Furnace on Loch

Fyne and loaded Crushed Granite for Glasgow for

account of William Sim Company.

   Saturday 14th she discharged her cargo at Custom

House Quay, Glasgow, then shifted to Queen’s Dock to

load coal bunkers and then moved downriver to Greenock

  where, on Sunday 15th she was on a days hire by J & J

Denholm Ltd.

  

STARLIGHT 

   On Tuesday 10th March she was at Rothesay Dock,

Clydebank and loaded a cargo of coal for the Gas Works

at Dunoon.

   At 1300 on 11th she was discharging at Dunoon and,

later, returned to Greenock for coal bunkers.   After

bunkering she returned to Dunoon and on Thursday 12th

completed discharging the coal.    Now empty she returned

to Greenock where from 13th to 16th she had boiler

cleaning and repairs to the ceiling in her hold.

 


SKYLIGHT 

   Friday 13th March she was in Queen’s Dock, Glasgow and

loaded a cargo of coal for the Gas Works in Campbeltown

and left on passage.

   Saturday 14th she sheltered in Rothesay and then left

for Campbeltown arriving on Sunday 15th.

   She discharged her cargo on Monday 16th and

Tuesday 17th and on 17th left on passage to

Furnace (Loch Fyne) where, on 18th, loaded 110-tons

of Crushed Granite for the account of William Sim

Company of Glasgow.

News Event

Friday, March 24, 1967 @ 1610
LAIRDSFIELD (1966-1970 General cargo coaster 175 feet long of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow) Own Page

LAIRDSFIELD arrives at Queen's Dock, Glasgow from Ardrossan

Arrived fromArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (UK)
Arrived in berth18 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)Gross Tonnage521
Sailing forArdrossan Harbour (Scotland) then Belfast
Sailed from berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with head east)..... beside the big crane
Draught forward on arrival6' 00"
Draught aft on arrival8' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo1300 on 28th March
Outward cargo1 X lift 50 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoScruttons Ltd., 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 7771
Completed loading outward cargo1330 on 28th March
Draught forward on sailing6' 03"
Draught aft on sailing9' 00"
Ships agentBurns & Laird Lines, 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2.

News Event

Saturday, June 1, 1968 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
BENALBANACH (1967-1972 General cargo ship 563 feet long of Ben Line, Edinburgh) Own Page

Company postcard of Ben Line's cargo ship BENALBANACH (1967-1972)

Port of RegistryLeith (Scotland, UK)
Net Tonnage6,333
Gross Tonnage11,466
Deadweght Tonnage13,385

News Event

Friday, March 1, 1968 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
Own Page

In 1968 Yarrow Shipbuilders, Glasgow require two Naval Officers for electrical and weapons design

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Tuesday, June 4, 1968 @ 2205
SAINT RONAN (1966-1980 General cargo coaster 147 feet long of J & A Gardner, Glasgow) Own Page

Gardner's coaster SAINT RONAN arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with scrap metal from Belfast

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth1a Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage204
Master of vessel on arrivalJ HumeGross Tonnage433
Draught aft on arrival12' 00"Deadweght Tonnage535
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

News Event

Monday, August 19, 1957 @ 1700
SCHOLAR (1947-1964 General cargo ship of T & J Harrison Line of Liverpool) Own Page

Harrison Line's SCHOLAR closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Durban, Lourenco Marques and Beira

Ships agentPrentice, Service & Henderson Ltd., 175 West George Street, Glasgow, C.2. Port of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Gross Tonnage7,280

News Event

Monday, October 21, 1963 @ 0305
JUGUM (1959- Coastal oil products tanker 193 feet overall of Partenreederei m.s."JUGUM",managed by Atlantic-Rhederei F&W Joch) Own Page

Coastal tanker JUGUM arrives in Renfrew Harbour, River Clyde, with 689 tons of oil from Stockholm

Arrived fromStockholm (Sweden)Gross Tonnage621
Arrived in berthPudzeoch Basin (Renfrew Harbour, River Clyde,.... with her head south)
Sailing forFredrikstad (Norway)
Sailed from berthPudzeoch Basin (Renfrew Harbour, River Clyde,.... with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival9' 06"
Draught aft on arrival12' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalOil 689 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 21st October
Completed discharge of inward cargo1820 on 21st October
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing8' 00"
Draught aft on sailing10' 00"

News Event

Thursday, May 10, 1956 @ 1700
PAVIA (1953- 1965 General cargo liner of Cunard Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Cunard cargo ship PAVIA closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Mediterranean, Greece and Turkey

Ships agentT L Duff & Company Limited, 24 George Square, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 2827 Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)
Gross Tonnage3,411

News Event

Thursday, April 3, 1958 @ 1700
MEMPHIS (1947-1971 General cargo ship 364 feet overall of Moss Hutchison Line, Liverpool, 1971-1972 P & O General cargo Division)) Own Page

Moss Hutchison's MEMPHIS closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Mediterranean Ports

Ships agentMoss Hutchison Line Limited, 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel. Central 6643Port of RegistryLiverpool

News Event

Wednesday, July 16, 1958 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
RHODESIA CASTLE (1951-1967 Passenger / cargo liner of Union Castle Line, London) Own Page

Union Castle's RHODESIA CASTLE starts 10-day cruise to Malaga, Gibraltar, Casablanca and Lisbon

Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)

News Event

Wednesday, May 13, 1964 @ 0030
CLAN FRASER (1961-1965 General cargo ship 497 feet overall of Cayzer Irvine / Clan Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Clan Line's CLAN FRASER arrives at Glasgow to load for Durban and Lourenco Marques via Birkenhead

Arrived fromBarrow-in-Furness (England)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Gross Tonnage9,292
Sailing forDurban and Lourenco Marques via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Draught forward on arrival8' 11"
Draught aft on arrival16' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 13th May
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,050 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1330 on 15th May
Draught forward on sailing10' 09"
Draught aft on sailing17' 08"
Engine trials15th May from 1505 to 1520
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050

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Monday, May 11, 1964 @ 0820
IVERAGH (1963- General cargo coaster 158 feet overall of J Tyrrell, Dublin) Own Page

Tyrrell's coaster IVERAGH arrives at Shieldhall, Glasgow with 510 tons of Gypsum from Dundalk

Arrived fromDundalk (Eire / Ireland)Port of RegistryDublin (Ireland / Eire)
Arrived in berth2 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)Gross Tonnage412
Sailing forDundalk (Eire / Ireland)
Sailed from berth2 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival9' 09"
Draught aft on arrival10' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGypsum 510 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0845 on 11th May
Stevedore discharging inward cargoR P Shaw & Sons, 24 Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 2454
Completed discharge of inward cargo1140 on 11th May
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing3' 06"
Draught aft on sailing7' 02"
Ships agentJ B Couper, Glasgow

Note :  The name of the vessel is IVERAGH, and not

INVERAGH as shown in the Log Book.

News Event

Saturday, May 2, 1964 @ 1300
ASTYANAX (1948-1957 General cargo ship 487 feet overall of Blue Funnel Line then in 1957 transferred to Glen Line, renamed Glenfruin, 1962 reverted to Astyanax, 1972 scrapped.) Own Page

Alfred Holt's ASTYANAX arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to unload and load for Eastern Ports

Arrived fromSingapore via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)
Arrived in berth1 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Gross Tonnage7,654
Sailing forPenang via Birkenhead
Sailed from berthKing George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Draught forward on arrival14' 08"
Draught aft on arrival19' 07"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 1,196 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 3rd May
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1100 on 11th May
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 8th May
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 300 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1500 on 12th May
Draught forward on sailing14' 10"
Draught aft on sailing19' 10"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

News Event

Wednesday, January 22, 1975 @ 1000
Own Page

1975 Letterhead from Hong Kong office of Ben Line Steamers Limited

News Event

Saturday, April 20, 1935 @ 0807
LAIRDSHEATHER (1922-1937 General cargo coaster 190 feet long of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow : 1937 scrapped in Barrow in Furness, England) Own Page

Burns & Laird's coaster LAIRDSHEATHER leaves Ayr for Port Askaig (Isle of Islay, Scotland)

Vessel MasterN McCorkindalePort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Net Tonnage215
Gross Tonnage515

News Event

Friday, March 8, 1963 @ 0225
POINTSMAN ( 1956 - Steam Coastal tanker, speed 7 knots, 233 feet long of Helmsman Shipping Company / C Rowbotham & Sons (Management) Ltd, London) Own Page

POINTSMAN arrives in Ardrossan Harbour with a cargo of Fuel Oil from Heysham

Arrived fromHeysham (England)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage547
Master of vessel on arrivalD HuntGross Tonnage1,174
Draught aft on arrival15' 04"
Cargo carried on arrivalFuel oil
Ships agentT L Duff & Company, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Tel 29 and 40

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Friday, March 8, 1963 @ 0200
SAINT KENTIGERN (1938 - General cargo coaster 236 feet long of J & A Gardner, Glasgow) Own Page

Gardner's coaster SAINT KENTIGERN arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with scrap metal from Belfast

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage152
Master of vessel on arrivalD McKayGross Tonnage249
Draught aft on arrival10' 00"Deadweght Tonnage310
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

News Event

Friday, March 8, 1963 @ 0150
PALM (1927-1963 Coastal tar carrier of Fishers of Newry) Own Page

Tar carrier PALM arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load Tar for Belfast

Arrived fromWaterford (County Waterford, Ireland)Port of RegistryNewry
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage122
Master of vessel on arrivalJ HollywoodGross Tonnage343
Draught aft on arrival10' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Thursday, March 7, 1963 @ 1935
SHELL SUPPLIER ( 1952-1967 Coastal oil products tanker 194 feet long of Shell Mex & BP, London) Own Page

Coastal tanker SHELL SUPPLIER arrives in Ardrossan Harbour with gas oil from Faslane

Arrived fromFaslane (Gare Loch, Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Master of vessel on arrivalJ Jack
Draught aft on arrival14' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalGas Oil
Ships agentT L Duff & Company, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Tel 29 and 40

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Sunday, March 17, 1957 @ 1000
Own Page

Conducting their business in Great Waters around 17 March 1957

 

EFFIE MAERSK arrived at Iloilo (Philippines) on 15 March from Baltimore 

HERTA MAERSK left Calcutta 16 March for Osaka (Japan)

HULDA MAERSK arrived at Djakarta on 17 March from Halifax (Canada)

KIRSTEN MAERSK left Kobe 16 March for Moji (Japan)

KIRSTEN MAERSK left Moji 17 March for Hong Kong 

MATHILDE MAERSK left Kobe 17 March for Osaka (Japan)

OLUF MAERSK arrived at Tokyo 17 March from Kosseir (Egypt)

RITA MAERSK arrived at Iloilo (Philippines) on 18 March from Bangkok

SUSAN MAERSK left Yokohama 16 March for New York

VIBEKE MAERSK arrived at Djakarta 16 March from Yokohama

 

News Event

Monday, August 12, 2019 @ 1435
Own Page

A new section for Buses, Coaches Trolleybuses, Emergency Service Vehicles, Aircraft and Trains ?

How about a new section for Buses, Coaches Trolleybuses, Emergency Service Vehicles, Aircraft and Trains ?

Edward Morgan (Swansea, Wales) emails asking if we can provide a new section covering the above types of vehicles and transport.

   Does anyone want such a new section ?

12 August 2019

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News Event

Tuesday, November 16, 1965 @ 0545
WIELDRECHT (1963-1977 General cargo ship 517 feet overall of Phs. van Ommeren N.V, Rotterdam /. N.V.Stoomvaart Maatschappij 'De Maas', Rotterdam : 1991 scrapped at Sitalpur (Bangladesh) Own Page

WIELDRECHT arrives in Glasgow with 3388 tons of Grain from Sydney (Australia) via London

Arrived fromSydney (Australia) via LondonPort of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)
Arrived in berth3 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east and bow 1/2 blind west of berth 2 / 3 bulkhead)Net Tonnage5,978
Sailing forDakar (Senegal, West Africa)Gross Tonnage10,442
Sailed from berth3 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east and bow 1/2 blind west of berth 2 / 3 bulkhead)Deadweght Tonnage15,384
Draught forward on arrival19' 00"
Draught aft on arrival19' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGrain 3,388 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0850 on 16th November
Completed discharge of inward cargo1535 on 17h November
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing12' 06"
Draught aft on sailing18' 03"
Vessel bunkered17th November bunkered 370 tons of fuel oil and 40 tons diesel from oiler CLANITY
Ships agentJ & J Denholm Ltd,, 37 Renfield Street, Glasgow Telephone CENtral 5571

News Event

Monday, November 8, 1965 @ 1210
GLENMOOR (1953-1976 General cargo ship 449 feet long of Moor Line Ltd (Walter Runciman & Co Ltd), London / 1968 Anchor Line Ltd, Glasgow ) Own Page

GLENMOOR arrives at Meadowside Quay, Glasgow with 9,896 tons of Grain from Brownsville (Texas, USA)

Arrived fromBrownsville (Texas, USA)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Arrived in berth3 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head west and stem 1 1/2 blinds into berth 4)
Sailing forDiesel Wharf, Scotstoun, Glasgow (on north bank of River Clyde)
Sailed from berth3 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival27' 03"
Draught aft on arrival27' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalGrain 9,896 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1300 on 8th November
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Navigation Trust, 16 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2.
Completed discharge of inward cargo15th November : finished elevating at 1110 : finished bagging at 1530
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing8' 00"
Draught aft on sailing12' 00"
Ships agentH Hogarth & Sons Ltd., 120 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 6535

Telephone put on board on arrival

News Event

Thursday, December 1, 1898 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
SIAM (1898-1912 General cargo ship of East Asiatic Company, Kobenhavn / Copenhagen) Own Page

SIAM of East Asiatic Company, Kobenhavn, Denmark

Port of RegistryKobenhavn (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Gross Tonnage3,875

News Event

Friday, November 28, 1958 @ 1320
SCOTTISH EAGLE (1952-1957 Oil tanker 547 feet overall of Scottish Tanker Co (Cayzer, Irvine & Co Ltd), Glasgow / 1957-1962 Thompson Steam Shipping Co Ltd, Glasgow : 1969 scrapped Karachi) Own Page

Tanker SCOTTISH EAGLE arrives in King George V Dock from Elderslie Drydock, Glasgow

Arrived fromFinnart (Loch Long, Scotland) via Elderslie Drydock, GlasgowPort of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Net Tonnage6,367
Sailing forSwansea (Wales, U.K.) Gross Tonnage11,193
Sailed from berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Deadweght Tonnage15,710
Draught forward on arrival17' 00"
Draught aft on arrival19' 09"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board).... with Galley coal
Draught forward on sailing20' 09"
Draught aft on sailing24' 00"
Engine trials3rd December from 1730 to 1820 : 4th December from 1515 to ... 1730 ????
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050

News Event

Tuesday, December 2, 1958 @ 1345
STREAM FISHER (1946-1969 General cargo coaster 185 feet overall of James Fisher, Barrow-in-Furness : 1977 scrapped at Lisbon, Portugal)) Own Page

STREAM FISHER arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow with 2500 barrels of Whale Oil

Arrived fromHamburg (Germany) via Prince's Dock (Glasgow)Port of RegistryBarrow (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Net Tonnage443
Sailing forBarrow in Furness (England) via Old Kilpatrick (River Clyde)Gross Tonnage738
Sailed from berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Cargo carried on arrivalWhale Oil 2500 barrels
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1345 on 2nd December
Stevedore discharging inward cargoAndrew Main & Sons, Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1247
Completed discharge of inward cargo1100 on 3rd December
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)

News Event

Wednesday, June 14, 1967 @ 0925
LAIRDSGLEN (1954-1974 Livestock / general cargo ship 298 feet long of Burns and Laird Lines, Glasgow) Own Page

Burns & Laird's LAIRDSGLEN arrives at Stobcross Quay, Glasgow to load a heavy lift for Dublin

Arrived fromDublin via Merklands Quay, GlasgowPort of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with her head west) .. beside the giant 150-ton lift craneNet Tonnage523
Sailing forDublin (Eire / Ireland) via Glasgow HarbourGross Tonnage1,544
Sailed from berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with her head west) .. beside the giant 150-ton lift crane
Draught forward on arrival11' 10"
Draught aft on arrival15' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo
Commened loading outward cargo0930 on 14th June
Stevedore loading outward cargoScruttons Ltd., 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 7771
Heavy lifts loaded1 X Boiler 34 tons
Completed loading outward cargo1000 on 14th June
Draught forward on sailing11' 09"
Draught aft on sailing15' 05"
Ships agentBurns & Laird Lines Ltd, 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 9650

News Event

Thursday, December 7, 1961 @ 1835
PLADDA ( 1950-1963 General cargo coaster 218 feet long of Clyde Shipping Company, Glasgow) Own Page

Master's report to Clyde Shipping Company that PLADDA touched the bank on Manchester Ship Canal

Port of RegistryGlasgow
Net Tonnage397
Gross Tonnage854
Deadweght Tonnage1,211


 Report by James McKellar, Master of PLADDAA

to Clyde Shipping Company, Glasgow describing

the vessel touching the bank of Manchester Ship Canal.


News Event

Wednesday, April 9, 1958 @ 1700
SEAMEW (1947-1966 General cargo ship of General Steam Navigation Company, London) Own Page

General Steam's SEAMEW closes at Glasgow for Casablanca, Gibraltar, Cadiz and Oporto

Ships agentMoss Hutchison Line Limited, 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel. Central 6643Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)

News Event

Friday, July 29, 1966 @ 1844
IRISH COAST ( 1952-1968 Passenger and cargo vessel 340 feet long of Coast Lines, Liverpool) Own Page

IRISH COAST leaves Anderston Quay, Glasgow with 1142 passengers and 20 cars for Dublin

Vessel MasterJames MacKinnonPort of RegistryLiverpool
Sailing forDublin (Eire / Ireland)
Sailed from berth30 Anderston Quay, Glasgow

News Event

Monday, July 12, 1965 @ 2255
ALBERT V (1965-1973 General cargo coaster 65.98m 161 feet overall of P.A. van Es & Co. N.V., Rotterdam) Own Page

Coaster ALBERT V arrives at Rothesay Dock, Clydebank to load 520 tons of Pig Iron for Antwerp

Arrived fromAyr (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Port of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)
Arrived in berth3 Rothesay Dock,Recess, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head east)Net Tonnage271
Sailing forAntwerp (Belgium)Gross Tonnage494
Sailed from berth6 / 4 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head east)Deadweght Tonnage1,000
Draught forward on arrival5' 00"
Draught aft on arrival8' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo1300 on 13th July
Outward cargoPig Iron 520 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoHoneyman & Company, 12 Waterloo Street, Glasgow C.2. Telephone CENtral 6922
Completed loading outward cargo1645 on 13th July
Draught forward on sailing10' 03"
Draught aft on sailing11' 06"

Radio Message

Monday, June 3, 1968 @ 0345
GROUVILLE (1964-1968 General cargo coaster of Channel Shipping, Jersey : 1985 scrapped at Limassol, Cyprus) Own Page

GROUVILLE in Roadstead off Ardrossan Harbour requests docking orders

Ship's locationRoadstead off Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Port of RegistryJersey (Channel Islands, U.K.)
Net Tonnage182
Gross Tonnage399

GROUVILLE in the Roadstead off Ardrossan

Harbour, via Portpatrick Radio,  requests docking

orders from Ardrossan Port Control.

    Port Control advises that Pilot will

board 0630 / 0700

News Event

Monday, March 1, 1948 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
Own Page

Around 1948 a busy Fitting-Out Basin at Fairfield Shipyard, Govan, Glasgow

Can anyone put names to these six vessels in the

Fitting-Out Basin at Fairfield Shipyard at Govan, Glasgow

around 1948 ???


News Event

Friday, May 23, 1958 @ 1855
ROMNEY (1952-1978 General cargo ship 472 feet long of Lamport & Holt Line, Liverpool :1978 Scrapped) Own Page

Lamport & Holt's ROMNEY arrives at Meadowside Quay, Glasgow with grain from Rosario

Arrived fromRosario (Argentina) via Prince's Dock, GlasgowPort of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Arrived in berth2 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)Gross Tonnage8,237
Sailing forNo. 3 Govan Drydock, Govan, Glasgow
Sailed from berth2 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival16' 06"
Draught aft on arrival17' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalGrain 2,000 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 24th May
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Navigation Trust, 16 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2.
Completed discharge of inward cargo1140 on 27th May
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing10' 05"
Draught aft on sailing14' 03"
Ships agentPatrick Henderson & Co., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CENtral 9467

News Event

Saturday, May 26, 1973 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
BENALDER (1972-1992 Container ship of Ben Line, Edinburgh) Own Page

Ben Line's BENALDER due to arrive at Hong Kong and carrying a 1925-vintage motor car

Port of RegistryLeith (Scotland, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage57,887

Courtesy of University of Glasgow Archives & Special

Collections Ben Line Collection UGC199/8/8/7

News Event

Thursday, April 12, 1962 @ 2005
LAURENTIA (1947 - 1967 Passenger/cargo liner 455 feet long with Donaldson Line, Glasgow : 1967 Scrapped in Valencia, Spain) Own Page

Donaldson Line's LAURENTIA arrives at Prince's Dock, Glasgow from Saint John (New Brunswick)

Arrived fromSaint John (New Brunswick, Canada)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth16 / 17 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east and stern 2 1/2 blinds in)Gross Tonnage8249
Sailing forMontreal (Canada)
Sailed from berth12 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival25' 03"
Draught aft on arrival25' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalGrain 2,500 tons and general cargo 3,219 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 13th April
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Stevedoring Company Limited, Prince's Dock, Glasgow S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 2367
Completed discharge of inward cargo1915 on 19th April
Commened loading outward cargo1545 on 18th April
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,100 tons and 37 passengers
Heavy lifts loaded24th April loaded 1 X heavy lift of 17 tons 2 cwts from floating crane NEWSHOT
Completed loading outward cargo1000 on 25th April
Draught forward on sailing16' 11"
Draught aft on sailing21' 00"
Ships agentDonaldson Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1, Tel CENtral 3901

News Event

Tuesday, July 7, 1959 @ 1230
NORDIC ( 1950 - 1964 ex- CHINESE PRINCE, General cargo ship 490 feet long, on long-term charter to Shaw Savill Line, London from 1950 to 1964) Own Page

Shaw Savill Line's NORDIC arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Melbourne

Arrived fromMerklands Quay, GlasgowPort of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with head south and bow 3 1/2 blinds from north wall of berth 2 / 3)
Sailing forMelbourne via Liverpool
Sailed from berth2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with head south)
Draught forward on arrival8' 06"
Draught aft on arrival17' 09"
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 11th July
Outward cargoGeneral cargo and 2 heavy lifts
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Heavy lifts loaded2 X lifts total 50 tons by Holt's crane
Completed loading outward cargo1545 on 17th July
Draught forward on sailing8' 10"
Draught aft on sailing19' 06"
Engine trials14th July from 1700 to 1830

On 14th July during loading of cargo the port bridge

wing of NORDIC was damaged by crane 3 and the

damage was repaired by Clyde Navigation Trust (being

the owners of the crane). 

News Event

Wednesday, July 1, 1959 @ 0705
MENESTHEUS (1958-1977 General cargo ship 495 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's MENESTHEUS arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to unload and load for Eastern Ports

Arrived fromHong Kong via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage8,510
Sailing forHong Kong via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival16' 00"
Draught aft on arrival21' 11"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 1,262 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 1st July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1430 on 3rd July
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 7th July
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,250 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Heavy lifts loaded4 lifts total 21 tons 7 cwts by Holt's crane
Completed loading outward cargo1020 on 11th July
Draught forward on sailing15' 06"
Draught aft on sailing20' 00"
Vessel drydocked3rd to 6th July at Elderslie Drydock, Glasgow
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

News Event

Saturday, June 1, 1968 @ 1915
CITO (1960-1969 General cargo coaster 188 feet overall 57.3m of H Willemse, Voorburg : 1969 scuttled off Ashdod, Israel)) Own Page

Coaster CITO arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with scrap metal from London

Arrived fromLondon (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryPanama
Arrived in berth1 Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage112
Master of vessel on arrivalW Van WijkGross Tonnage400
Draught aft on arrival10' 00"Deadweght Tonnage565
Cargo carried on arrivalContainers
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

News Event

Saturday, June 1, 1968 @ 0355
SAINT BRIDGET (1953- a general cargo coaster 190 feet long of J & A Gardner Company, Glasgow) Own Page

Gardner's coaster SAINT BRIDGET arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with scrap metal from Belfast

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth6 Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage358
Master of vessel on arrivalD McKinnonGross Tonnage709
Draught aft on arrival12' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

News Event

Thursday, April 23, 1959 @ 0745
SWALLOW (1953-1960 General cargo coaster 173 feet 50.37m overall of Bodewes' Scheepswerven N.V., Hoogezand, Groningen) Own Page

Netherlands coaster SWALLOW arrives in Glasgow to load steel tubes for Amsterdam

Arrived fromLondonderry (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGroningen (Netherlands)
Arrived in berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Net Tonnage306
Sailing forAmsterdam (Netherlands) via Fowey (England)Gross Tonnage495
Sailed from berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Deadweght Tonnage750
Draught forward on arrival5' 00"
Draught aft on arrival8' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 23rd April
Outward cargoSteel tubes 64 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co. Ltd., Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Completed loading outward cargo1030 on 23rd April
Draught forward on sailing5' 09"
Draught aft on sailing8' 05"

News Event

Wednesday, April 22, 1959 @ 1500
CLAN MACINTYRE (1952-1976 General cargo liner 471 feet long of Clan Line / King Line, Glasgow) Own Page

CLAN MACINTYRE arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to discharge then load for East Africa

Arrived fromAustralian ports via Manchester and LiverpoolPort of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Sailing forEast African ports via Swansea
Sailed from berth8 / 9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival22' 03"
Draught aft on arrival23' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 4,187 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 23rd April
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1500 on 1st May
Commened loading outward cargo1500 on 1st May
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 400 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1600 on 6th May
Draught forward on sailing8' 06"
Draught aft on sailing18' 00"
Engine trialsOn 6th May from 1200 to 1220
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 1511
PACIFIC ENVOY (1958-1967 then 1970-1971 a 500 feet long cargo liner of Furness Withy Line, London : 1974 scrapped at Whampoa (China) Own Page

PACIFIC ENVOY passes Govan Wharf, Glasgow on her way downriver

Ship's locationPassing Govan Wharf Watch House, Glasgow and heading downriver ( = heading towards Greenock)Port of RegistryLondon

Tug CRUISER at the bow and tug WARRIOR at the stern were

towing Furness Withy cargo ship PACIFIC ENVOY and passing

Govan Wharf, Glasgow on their way downriver.

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 0126
FOGLARO (1962-1967 Ore carrier 489 feet long of Rederi AB Regulus (Rex), Stockholm, Sweden) Own Page

Ore Carrier FOGLARO passes Govan Wharf, Glasgow on her way downriver

Ship's locationPassing Govan Wharf Watch House, Glasgow and heading downriver ( = heading towards Greenock)Port of RegistryStockholm (Sweden)

Tug FLYING TEMPEST at the bow was towing Ore Carrier FOGLARO and passing Govan Wharf, Glasgow on their way downriver.

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 0012
LAURENTIA (1947 - 1967 Passenger/cargo liner 455 feet long with Donaldson Line, Glasgow : 1967 Scrapped in Valencia, Spain) Own Page

Donaldson Line's LAURENTIA passes Govan Wharf, Glasgow on her way downriver

Ship's locationPassing Govan Wharf Watch House, Glasgow and heading downriver ( = heading towards Greenock)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Gross Tonnage8249

 

Tug FLYING PETREL at the bow was towing Donaldson Line’s cargo ship LAURENTIA and passing Govan Wharf, Glasgow on their way downriver.

 

News Event

Wednesday, February 27, 1963 @ 0950
STADT RENDSBURG (1961-1969 General cargo coaster 51.73m overall of Johann Pieper, Rendsburg.)) Own Page

STADT RENDSBURG arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load coal for East Yelland (Denmark)

Arrived fromDublin (Ireland)Port of RegistryRendsburg (Germany)
Arrived in berthEglinton Tidal Basin, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage307
Sailing forEast Yelland (Denmark)Gross Tonnage499
Sailed from berthEglinton Tidal Basin, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Deadweght Tonnage725
Master of vessel on arrivalG Buefeind
Draught aft on arrival8' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoCoal
Master of vessel on sailingG Buefeind
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

News Event

Wednesday, February 27, 1963 @ 0130
VIOD (1957-1963 General cargo coaster 50.5m overall of N.V. Wijnne & Barends' Cargadoors, Delfzijl / Klaas Groen, Groningen) Own Page

Wijnne & Barend's VIOD arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load coal for East Yelland, Denmark

Arrived fromBideford (south-west Devon, England)Port of RegistryGroningen (Netherlands)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Net Tonnage223
Sailing forEast Yelland (Denmark)Gross Tonnage398
Sailed from berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Deadweght Tonnage635
Master of vessel on arrivalP Schwerz
Draught aft on arrival7' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoCoal
Master of vessel on sailingP Schwerz
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

News Event

Tuesday, February 26, 1963 @ 2359
JOHN V ( in 1963 General cargo coaster) Own Page

Netherlands coaster JOHN V arrives in Ardrossan Harbour to load Coal for East Yelland, Denmark

Arrived fromEast Yelland (Denmark)Port of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Net Tonnage261
Sailing forEast Yelland (Denmark)
Sailed from berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)
Master of vessel on arrivalK Drent
Draught aft on arrival8' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoCoal
Draught aft on sailing10' 00"
Master of vessel on sailingK Drent
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

News Event

Tuesday, February 26, 1963 @ 0305
SAINT BEDAN (1937-1964 General cargo coaster 157 feet long owned by J & A Gardner, Glasgow) Own Page

Gardner's coaster SAINT BEDAN arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with scrap metal from Belfast

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage240
Sailing forBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage452
Sailed from berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Deadweght Tonnage550
Master of vessel on arrivalD McKinnon
Draught aft on arrival12' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board) and oil bunkers
Draught aft on sailing9' 06"
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

News Event

Wednesday, July 1, 1953 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
CITY OF WINCHESTER (1952-1970 General cargo ship 568 feet overall of Ellerman Lines, London) Own Page

Ellerman Lines CITY OF WINCHESTER

Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage10,594

News Event

Tuesday, July 25, 1967 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
SHEAF TYNE (1967-1978 Bulk carrier 709 feet overall of Sheaf Steam Shipping Co. Ltd. / W. A. Souter & Co. Ltd., Newcastle : 1996 scrapped) Own Page
Port of RegistryNewcastle (England, U.K.)
Net Tonnage19,431
Gross Tonnage29,037
Deadweght Tonnage51,735

News Event

Sunday, April 29, 1962 @ 1430
FERNFIELD (1958 - 1971 General dry-cargo coaster of Zillah Shipping Company, Liverpool) Own Page

Zillah Shipping's coaster FERNFIELD arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow with Grain from Antwerp

Arrived fromAntwerp (Belgium)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Reg Tonnage266
Sailing forMillom (near Barrow-in-Furness, England)
Sailed from berth5 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival9' 09"
Draught aft on arrival13' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGrain 650 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 30th April
Stevedore discharging inward cargoBulk Handling (Spencer)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1645 on 1st May
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing5' 04"
Draught aft on sailing9' 06"
Ships agentMehren & Company, 342 Argyle Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 5945

News Event

Saturday, August 27, 1960 @ 1800
LAIRDSROCK (1947-1966 General cargo 2-hatch coaster 166 feet long of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow : Sank 1980 in Greek waters) Own Page

Burns & Laird's coaster LAIRDSROCK leaves Greenock with 250 tons of sugar for Londonderry

Vessel MasterJohn M SinclairPort of RegistryGlasgow
Net Tonnage234
Gross Tonnage471

News Event

Wednesday, February 1, 1933 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
Own Page

1933 poster by Anchor Line, Glasgow advertising their cruises

News Event

Saturday, November 1, 1952 @ 1000
Own Page

Burns & Laird Lines apply to rename ships KILDARE and MEATH to LAIRDSFORD and LAIRDSCASTLE

News Event

Saturday, April 1, 1950 @ 0900
CITY OF LIVERPOOL (1948-1967 General cargo liner of Ellerman Lines, London) Own Page

Feature in April 1950 Australia's "Fashion" Magazine and Ellermam's CITY OF LIVERPOOL

Ship's locationMelbourne (Australia)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Vessel MasterCaptain Scrimageour

News Event

Friday, July 18, 1947 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
ASHTON (1938-1965 a twin-screw 72-Passenger ferry 63 feet long of Caledonian Steam Packet Company, Gourock) Own Page

Clyde ferry ASHTON carries passengers to view and visit the Home Fleet of the Royal Navy at Greenock

Ship's locationGreenock (Scotland U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (UK)
Net Tonnage17
Gross Tonnage38

   In mid-July 1947 the Home Fleet of the Royal Navy

assembled at the Tail-of-the-Bank anchorage in the

Firth of Clyde off Greenock to be reviewed by the King

and Queen, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret and

Lieutenant Mountbatten.

   The Review coincided with the annual summer

holiday fortnight in Glasgow (known as the Glasgow

Fair Holidays) and the public were allowed to visit the

Battleships DUKE OF YORK and HOWE and also the

Aircraft Carrier ILLUSTRIOUS.

   Clyde Steamers operated many special excursions

from Clyde ports to view the Fleet and one of the

small passenger vessels, ASHTON, carried passengers

from Princes Pier, Greenock around the warships and

also to visit the three large vessels.

18th   ASHTON arrives at Princes Pier, Greenock and

embarks passengers

18th   ASHTON leaves Princes Pier for a cruise around

the Fleet anchored at Tail-of-the-Bank

18th   ASHTON arrives back at Princes Pier and lands

her passengers after their cruise

18th   ASHTON leaves Princes Pier for Gourock Pier

19th   A busy day for ASHTON.   She made 7 runs from

Princes Pier carrying passengers to Battleship

H.M.S. DUKE OF YORK at Tail-of-the-Bank and

3 runs from Princes Pier carrying passengers on

a cruise around the Fleet

20th   ASHTON came from Gourock Pier to Princes

Pier for rehearsal purposes

20th   ASHTON left Princes Pier and returned to Gourock

20th   ASHTON returned to Princes Pier from Gourock.   She

then had another busy day to Tail-of-the-Bank making

6 runs with passengers to Aircraft Carrier H.M.S. ILLUSTRIOUS

and 4 runs cruising around the Fleet.

21st   ASHTON made 6 runs from Princes Pier

with passengers to Battleship H.M.S. HOWE and 3

runs cruising around the Fleet

25th   From Princes Pier ASHTON made 7 runs cruising

around the Fleet and 4 runs with passengers to Aircraft

Carrier H.M.S. ILLUSTRIOUS

26th   From Princes Pier ASHTON made 7 runs with

passengers to Battleship H.M.S. DUKE OF YORK and

3 runs with passengers to Aircraft Carrier H.M.S. ILLUSTRIOUS

27th   ASHTON took passengers from Princes Pier on 6

cruises around the Fleet and, at the end of her day and

having landed her passengers at Princes Pier, she shifted

to the nearby Albert Harbour in Greenock for shelter.

28th   ASHTON left Albert Harbour for Gourock Pier.   This

completed her cruising duties for the Fleet Review.

  

News Event

Saturday, June 1, 1946 @ 1200
THIS DATE IS APPROXIMATE, and is our best estimate of the correct date
METAL INDUSTRIES FLOATING DOCK of Metal Industries, Faslane, Gare Loch, Firth of Clyde Own Page

METAL INDUSTRIES FLOATING DOCK, looking forward, of Metal Industries, Faslane, Gare Loch

Ship's locationGare Loch (Firth of Clyde, U.K.)

   The Admiralty FLOATING DOCK 1V, seen looking forward, now owned by Metal Industries, Faslane, Gare Loch, is seen moored in Gare Loch

News Event

Tuesday, November 8, 1966 @ 1030
SUSSEX (1949-1976 General cargo ship 561 feet overall of Federal Steam Navigation / P & O, London :1976 Scrapped) Own Page

Federal Steam's cargo ship SUSSEX arrives in Glasgow with general cargo from New Zealand ports

Arrived fromNew Zealand ports via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Arrived in berth2 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east and stern on berth 2 / 3 brick wall)Gross Tonnage11,272
Sailing forAvonmouth (England, U.K.)
Sailed from berth2 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east and stern on berth 2 / 3 brick wall)
Draught forward on arrival28' 03"
Draught aft on arrival28' 07"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 2,729 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1050 on 8th November
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Port Authority, 16 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2. (Spencer)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1630 on 11th November
Outward cargoPart same inward general cargo
Draught forward on sailing22' 03"
Draught aft on sailing28' 03"
Vessel on groundFirst and second low water : alongside and upright
Ships agentPatrick Henderson & Co., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CENtral 9467

News Event

Thursday, October 27, 1966 @ 0855
HAWARDEN BRIDGE (1940-1967 General cargo coaster 138 feet long of John Summers Steelworks, Shotton, Chester) Own Page

John Summers coaster HAWARDEN BRIDGE arrives at Glasgow to load Flax Seed for Drogheda

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryChester (England)
Arrived in berth4 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (at west end and with her head east)Net Tonnage122
Sailing forDrogheda (Ireland)Gross Tonnage297
Sailed from berth4 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (at west end and with her head east)Deadweght Tonnage362
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0855 on 27th October
Outward cargoFlax Seed 281 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoClyde Port Authority, Glasgow
Completed loading outward cargo1435 on 27th October
Ships agentHay Hamilton Ltd., 140 West George Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone DOUglas 3421

News Event

Monday, October 31, 1966 @ 0600
AMERICAN PRESS (1948-1967 General cargo ship 460 feet overall of United States Line, New York : 1971 scrapped) Own Page

United States Line's AMERICAN PRESS arrives at Merklands Quay, Glasgow from Boston via Dublin

Arrived fromBoston via DublinPort of RegistryNew York (USA)
Arrived in berthMerklands Quay, Glasgow ( head east 1 1/2 blinds in)Gross Tonnage9,150
Sailing forNew York (USA)
Sailed from berth1 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival12' 06"
Draught aft on arrival19' 05"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 752 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 30th October
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Navigation Trust, 16 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2. (Spencer)
Completed discharge of inward cargo2030 on 1st November
Commened loading outward cargo1530 on 31st October at Merklands Quay
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 2,786 tons and 1 passenger
Stevedore loading outward cargoClyde Navigation Trust, 16 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2. (Spencer)
Heavy lifts loadedSee "Remarks" below
Completed loading outward cargo1655 on 6th November
Draught forward on sailing15' 05"
Draught aft on sailing24' 02"
Vessel bunkered5th November by ANP. 180 tons of diesel oil : What is ANP ?????
Ships agentW B Woolley & Co. Ltd., 54 West Nile Street, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone 041 248 2929 Telex 77219

 

4th November loaded 6 containers averaging 12 tons each from floating crane NEWSHOT

6th November loaded 20 containers averaging 16 tons each from floating crane NEWSHOT

 

News Event

Monday, August 13, 1956 @ 1905
PRINS MAURITS (1937-1956 General cargo ship 262 feet overall of Maatschappij Zeetransport NV (Anthony Veder NV Rotterdam as manager) Rotterdam Netherland,:1964 Wrecked, India) Own Page

PRINS MAURITS arrives in Prince's Dock, Glasgow with a general cargo from Quebec

Arrived fromQuebec (Canada)Port of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)
Arrived in berth21 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east and stern on wall of berth 20 / 21)Net Tonnage688
Sailing forLondon and AntwerpGross Tonnage1,287
Sailed from berth21 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east and stern on wall of berth 20 / 21)Deadweght Tonnage2,410
Draught forward on arrival15' 02"
Draught aft on arrival15' 09"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 846 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 14th August
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co .Ltd.,, Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Completed discharge of inward cargo1815 on 15th August
Outward cargoPart same inward general cargo
Draught forward on sailing11' 00"
Draught aft on sailing13' 07"
Ships agentJ C Peacock & Co. Ltd., 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C.1. Tel DOUglas 7101 Grams "Peacock"

News Event

Saturday, July 1, 1967 @ 1400
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
Own Page

Excursion steamer DUCHESS OF HAMILTON or DUCHESS OF MONTROSE at Campbeltown

Ship's locationCampbeltown (Kintyre, Firth of Clyde, Scotland)

 

Contributed by Billy Kennedy  (Dumbarton, Scotland)

 

News Event

Wednesday, July 4, 1962 @ 1555
AUGVALD (1958-1969 General cargo ship of A/S Corona ( H.M.Wrangel & Co A/S Haugesund as manager ) Haugesund Norway : 1984 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

Norwegian cargo ship AUGVALD passes Govan Wharf, Glasgow on her way downriver

Ship's locationPassing Govan Wharf Watch House, Glasgow and heading downriver ( = heading towards Greenock)Port of RegistryHaugesund (Norway)
Net Tonnage4,990
Gross Tonnage8,609
Deadweght Tonnage12,802

   Tug BRIGADIER at the bow and tug STRONGBOW

at the stern were towing Norwegian cargo ship

AUGVALD and passing Govan Wharf, Glasgow on

their way downriver.

   

News Event

Wednesday, July 4, 1962 @ 0043
PROSPER (General cargo ship) Own Page

PROSPER passing Govan Wharf Watch House for 2 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow

Ship's locationPassing Govan Wharf Watch House, Glasgow and heading downriver ( = heading towards Greenock)
Sailing for2 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow
Sailed from berthPrince's Dock, Glasgow

 

   Tug WARRIOR at the bow and tug STRONGBOW

at the stern were towing cargo ship PROSPER from

Prince’s Dock, Glasgow and passing Govan Wharf

on their way downriver to berth PROSPER at 2

Meadowside Quay.

 

News Event

Friday, February 18, 1966 @ 0025
HOLENDRECHT (1958-1978 Bulk carrier 541 feet overall of Phs van Ommeren, Rotterdam : 1982 scrapped) Own Page

HOLENDRECHT arrives at Meadowside Quay, Glasgow with 15,828 tons of Grain from Philadelphia

Arrived fromPhiladelphia (USA) Port of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)
Arrived in berth3 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east and stem 1 1/2 blinds west of berth 2 / 3 wall))Gross Tonnage11,930
Sailing forGulf of Mexico Deadweght Tonnage17,983
Sailed from berth3 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east and stem 1 1/2 blinds west of berth 2 / 3 wall))
Draught forward on arrival31' 02"
Draught aft on arrival30' 09"
Cargo carried on arrivalGrain 15,828 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0845 on 18th February
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Port Authority, Glasgow
Completed discharge of inward cargo0930 on 1st March
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing14' 00"
Draught aft on sailing21' 03"
Ships agentJ & J Denholm Ltd,, 37 Renfield Street, Glasgow Telephone CENtral 5571

 

Bunkered

  On 25th February bunkered 370 tons of fuel oil and

90 tons of diesel from oiler CLANITY.

   On 26th February bunkered 380 tons of fuel oil

from oiler CLANITY.

 

On Ground.

   At 1st low water, draught forward 29’ 03” and

aft 30’ 00”, vessel 7’ 00” off quay and upright.

  At 2nd low water, draught forward 27’ 10” and

aft 30’ 00”, vessel 4’ 00” off quay and upright.   At

1820 hours the Tide Gauge at Govan showed 5’ 07”

   At 1850 hours on 19th February the Tide Gauge

at Govan showed low water 6’ 00,” and vessel’s

draught forward was 27’ 06” and aft 29’ 06” and

was lying 5’ 00” off the quay and upright.

   At 1930 hours, low water on 20th February

vessel was on the ground, 5 feet off the quay

and upright and draught forward 27’ 11” and

aft 29’ 11.”

 

News Event

Friday, March 1, 1974 @ 1000
Own Page

Ben Bulletin March 1974

Courtesy of University of Glasgow Archives & Special Collections Ben Line Collection UGC199/8/8/8/1

News Event

Monday, February 25, 1963 @ 1625
BRILLIANT (1958-1968 General cargo coaster 68.4m overall of William Robertson's Gem Line, Glasgow : 1982 foundered in Caribbean) Own Page

Gem Line coaster BRILLIANT arrives in Ardrossan Harbour to bunker with fuel oil

Arrived fromTroon (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage563
Sailing forLlanddulas (Conwy County Borough, Wales, U.K.)Gross Tonnage1,143
Sailed from berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Deadweght Tonnage1,442
Master of vessel on arrivalW Cowie
Draught aft on arrival9' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught aft on sailing10' 03"
Master of vessel on sailingW Cowie
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

News Event

Sunday, July 10, 1955 @ 1000
Own Page

1955 Advert by David & William Henderson & Co. Ltd., Shipbuilders, Meadowside, Glasgow

News Event

Thursday, August 6, 2015 @ 1800
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
Own Page

Palma (Majorca) and an unknown ferry is leaving Palma for Barcelona

Ship's locationPalma (Majorca)

News Event

Thursday, November 28, 1957 @ 0700
SANDA (1950-1963 General cargo coaster 219 feet overall of Clyde Shipping Company, Glasgow : 1972 scrapped) Own Page

Master's report of damage to Clyde Shipping Company's SANDA at Waterford (Ireland)

Ship's locationWaterford, IrelandPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Net Tonnage397
Gross Tonnage854
Deadweght Tonnage1,156

 Report by James Campbell, Master of SANDA

to Clyde Shipping Company, Glasgow describing

damage caused to vessel at Waterford (Ireland)


News Event

Thursday, April 1, 1937 @ 1000
Own Page

1937 Advert by Anchor Line, Toronto, for sailings from New York and Boston to Ireland and Glasgow

News Event

Sunday, February 24, 1963 @ 1050
VERMONT (1962-1977 Oil products tanker 169.7m overall of K/S Harwi ( Rolf Wigan's Rederi A/S Bergen, Norway : 1984 scrapped Hangpu China) Own Page

Tanker VERMONT arrives in Ardrossan Harbour from Stanlow via Belfast

Arrived fromStanlow (on Manchester Ship Canal, England, U.K.) via Belfast (Northern Ireland) Port of RegistryMonrovia (Liberia)
Arrived in berth12 Ocean Tanker Berth, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage7,201
Sailing forFaslane (Gare Loch, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage12,416
Sailed from berth12 Ocean Tanker Berth, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Deadweght Tonnage20,778
Master of vessel on arrivalB Coen
Draught aft on arrival22' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalPetrol & Avtur
Outward cargoKerosene ROB (ROB = Remaining on board)
Draught aft on sailing19' 06"
Master of vessel on sailingB Coen
Ships agentT L Duff & Company, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Tel 29 and 40

 

   Steel & Bennie tugs STRONGBOW (tugmaster A McInnes)

and WRESTLER (tugmaster E Docherty) had travelled

from Greenock and arrived at ocean tanker VERMONT

which was waiting in Ardrossan Roadstead.   STRONGBOW

attached her tow rope to VERMONT’s bow and WRESTLER

attached her rope to the tanker’s stern.

   The tugs, towing VERMONT from the Roadstead, passed

through the Ardrossan Harbour entrance and berthed the

tanker at berth 12 Ocean Tanker berth at 1050am.

   At 1110am when VERMONT was all fast at the berth

the Harbour Pilot released both tugs and they left Ardrossan

to make their 28 mile passage back to Victoria Harbour

in Greenock.

 

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Teak fronts on the front of ship's bridges

By Eric S.     8th July 2019

Many cargo vessels and tankers built as late as the 1950s had

teak fronts to their bridges, even though the rest of their

superstructures was steel. Why was this so? Was the teak

front at these late dates merely a design feature, or an echo

of past practice, perhaps, or were there practical reasons?

All comments are welcome.

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Can anyone identify this cap badge ?

Samms of Nantwich e-mails:    07 July 2019

 I saw this officer’s cap at a flea market.   Can

 

anyone identify the cap badge ? 

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What shipping Companies served Calcutta, Chalna, Chittagong and Rangoon and what problems did the Monsoon rains and storms cause to the ships ?

By e-mail from R.S. (London)  2 July 2019

    There was a programme on television the other evening

about the Monsoon in the Bay of Bengal.   I was a North

Atlantic man and never ventured to the Far East.

   I wondered what difficulties would be experienced by

ships during the Monsoon season’s heavy rainfall and

swollen rivers and storms.

    And also, I can only think of maybe 3 shipping

companies which regularly traded to the area – Calcutta,

Chalna, Chittagong, Rangoon.   What other companies

were there ?

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Where did this ship come from in Sweden ???

Haltst…….. ?????

 

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U.S. Navy supply ships calling at Fairlie (Firth of Clyde)

From Alan and Jean, (Fairlie, Firth of ClydeScotland)

20 May 2019  @ 1540

    We were very interested in your mention of U.S.S. YELLOWSTONE

at Tail-of-the Bank.

   It reminded us in 1960s, 1970s and 1980s when U.S. Navy

supply ships were common callers at the Navy jetty at Fairlie,

bringing stores for the Holy Loch vessels, and the stores

were taken from Fairlie to Holy Loch in the Ross & Marshall

lighters and small coasters.

   The U.S. ships were quite colourful (colorful) with their

grey hulls and their funnels (stacks) painted grey with yellow

and blue bands.

   Our favourite, her name began with M, not quite sure but

could be MARSHFIELD or MARSHLAND ….. or something like

that, was obviously a WW2 type but always immaculate

 and a frequent caller.

   Does anyone else remember these ships calling at

the Clyde ?

 

Alan and Jean.

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Clyde Navigation Trust launches NEWARK, GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS

 

 14 March 2019   @ 1239

Richard Danielson e-mails

 The Clyde Navigation Trust harbour launches: Newark, Garmoyle and Dunglass have had little written about them. 

I have a photo showing two of them (which two I cannot tell) giving a tow to the Duchess of Hamilton to help her turn at Bridge Wharf in 1969. 

Please ask anyone who knows about the work of the launches to get in touch with me by email.

THANK YOU.
Richard Danielson.
 

 

Admin Note :

   For safety and security of our readers we do not normally show e-mail addresses.    Any reply to this interesting question should be made to our “CONTACT US” and we will forward the message to Richard.

 

20 March 2019  @ 1604

 

Jim Howie  (Partick, Glasgow)

 

   I am replying to Richard’s query about the small boats at Glasgow.

   Sorry to disappoint you Richard but there was a small but bulky booklet produced possibly about 50 years ago that described in great detail all the Clyde Navigation Trust / Clyde Port Authority vessels.   I did have a copy but it’s been lost.

  

In 1960’s the Clyde Trust / Authority had quite a few vessels.

6 Dredgers : CESSNOCK, CRAIGIEHALL, ELDERSLIE, LENNOX 11, ROSSLYN and SIR WILLIAM H. RAEBURN.

12 Hopper Barges.

1 Dumb grab hopper barge.

1 Tug CLYDE.

4 high-level Vehicular Ferryboats : FINNIESTON, GOVAN and WHITEINCH.  The remaining one was a spare in case of breakdowns.

3 chain-operated ferries : RENFREW and ERSKINE.  The remaining one was a spare in case of breakdowns.

11 passenger ferryboats.

1 60-ton floating crane NEWSHOT.

1 Diving Bell barge.

2 Divers’ motor boats.

1 Oil Separating Barge PLOVER

3 motor launches NEWARK, GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS.

1 Hydrographic Survey launch CRANNOG.

And a number of very small rope boats which were used in the docks and piers to bring the mooring ropes from ships to the pawls on the dockside.

 

I think CRANNOG did an awful lot of the surveying for the placement for both Finnart and Hunterston jetties.

And around mid 1990s NEWARK was fitted with an A-frame at the stern and spent a week in Ardrossan Harbour dragging the bottom of Eglinton Dock to clear all debris prior to the construction of the Marina in the dock.

   The motor launches normally berthed at the Trust / Authority workshops at Renfrew although at odd times they laid alongside the dredgers and hoppers in Queen’s Dock.

 

   If you would care to put the photograph on this site I have a friend who may be able to identify the boats in question.

 

Jim Howie.

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Looking for images / photos of BALLYGALLY HEAD of 1950s

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Joseph McGurk Jr. e-mails

Hi, I am looking for any photos of the tramp steam ship, BALLYGALLY HEAD, I think

there were two built, one in the late 1800s and the other in the mid 1950s

   I would appreciate if you could find any as it would make my father very happy as

he sailed on her

   Thank you, regards Joseph mc gurk jr

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Renfrew Harbour, Firth of Clyde, around 1980

    January 2019 : Robert Orr contributed this image of Clyde Navigation Trust / Clyde Port Authority HOPPER No. 25 at their wharf at their workshops at Renfrew Harbour around 1980.

 

   Does anyone have any idea what the other ships are ?


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The advert for paddle steamer EAGLE 111 in 1937

 6th  January 2019.

   James Barrowman (Brighton, England) e-mails :

I am an enthusiast for paddle steamers and read your item on EAGLE 111.

   The advertisement shows the ship departing from Glasgow (Bridge Wharf) s. s.

   Assuming that s.s. does not mean Steam Ship, can anyone help with what s.s. means ?

   Thanks, Jim Barrowman.

7th January 2019 

   J.S. (Pollokshaws, Glasgow) replies :

The River Clyde runs generally east to west through

the centre of Glasgow and essentially divides the city

into two halves, the  “North Side” and the “South Side.”

   In the past and even today people talk of coming

from or living in the South Side.

   Up to around 1970’s passenger excursion steamers

and cross-channel to Ireland steamers left Broomielaw,

Anderston Quay and Lancefield Quay on the North Side

and in the summer months left Bridge Wharf on the

South Side (hence S.S.) on excursions “Doon the Watter”

= Down the Water = sailing down the River Clyde to

Clyde piers such as Dunoon and Rothesay and

Tighnabruaich.

   The advert mentions the steamer calling at Govan

 Wharf and Renfrew to pick up passengers.

   Today Govan Wharf is only recognisable by a derelict

and ruined few baulks of timber.   It was situated on the

South Bank essentially between the Govan Drydocks

(now also derelict) and the Bae Shipyard (formerly Fairfields

yard) and beside the playing field between Wanlock Street

and Dunvegan Street, Govan.   Up to the 1960s the

small Govan Passenger Ferry used to ply from near

Govan Wharf across the river to the east end of Meadowside

Quay

   It was news to me that excursion steamers stopped

at Renfrew.   I have no idea where the stop was located.

   Perhaps someone can help.

 

Ref The advert for paddle steamer EAGLE 111 in 1937.

12 January 2019   Robert Orr replies :


The steamer berth at Renfrew was on the river bank at 'The Green' in

Renfrew and as far as I'm aware was destroyed during the 'Clydebank

Blitz' in 1941, (this being air attacks on the town of Clydebank on the

opposite bank of the Clyde, home amongst other things to John Browns

shipyard). If you go to Google maps and search Clyde Street Renfrew

the bollards for mooring ropes are still visible at the edge of the Green.

The Scania Yard visible in street view was the start of the land

 

occupied by Simons and Lobnitz shipyards in Renfrew.

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Questions about Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line in 1960's

10 December 2018   Geoff in Australia e-mails :

I was on the Ulysses which traded between the Far East,mainly Indonesia and the East Coast and Gulf of the US.I understand it was a route which belonged to the Indra Line which Holts acquired in 1915. I believe that it may have been incorporated into a round the world service later.My time was during the late 50s and ended in 1960.

Crews during my time consisted of Europeans on deck and Chinese in the engine room, and catering,on ships trading from Liverpool. The Ulysses had Malays on deck and Chinese in the engine room,I cant remember who were the catering staff.


Gunung Djati was the name of the leading Javanese Haji and Islamic missionary.

 

With regards to crewing, the Dutch arm of Blue Funnel had all Chinese crews with Dutch officers, certainly in the 1950s.

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Ellerman’s CITY OF EXETER at Plymouth in 1958    

I was quite surprised to read that CITY OF EXETER called

at Plymouth in 1958.   Was Plymouth a normal call for Ellerman

African service passenger liners?

   Jim Hesketh, Liverpool 

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12 November 2018

 

TWEED, a 1959-built 112 foot water carrier of

Furness Withy, Port of Spain, Trinidad

 James R. (Avonmouth, England) e-mails :

    Looking at your list of ships I was surprised to see

TWEED of Furness Withy, a 112 foot water tanker at

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

   Anyone have information on this ship ?

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Can anyone name this British coaster ?

 

05 November 2018

Billy Fullarton writes :

  I took this photograph in 1970s or 1980s at Ardrossan

HarbourScotland.   Can anyone name this coaster. ?

 

   I think her name ends in SOUND.

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British & Irish KILKENNY in 1935

Does anyone have details of this ship in 1935 ???

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Ben Line carried a Naval tug from Trincomali to Gan ???

     I was with Brocklebank’s and sometimes called at

Gan Island in the Indian Ocean to discharge stores for

the RAF overside to landing craft in the lagoon.

   Talking to someone he said that he was on a Ben ship

which carried a small naval tug from Trincomali in

Ceylon to Gan, around late 1960s.

   Anyone know about this ?

    J.S., (Wallasey)

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Questions about Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line in 1960's

Jim J. of Liverpool e-mails :

   Around 1966 I was on a Royal Mail or Pacific Steam ship

in Houston / New Orleans area and saw an Alfred Holt Blue

Funnel ship there.

   Can anyone enlighten me as to why a Blue Funnel would

be in the Gulf of Mexico ?

   Also in conversation someone told of Blue Funnel having

Chinese crews on deck and catering.   I had always thought

that Blueys had British crews.   Someone please tell me

what is correct.

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Deck cadets Critchley and Doherty on RAMON DE LARRINAGA in 1965

 22 May 2018

 Alan Rutherford e-mails :

   Interested in whereabouts of other deck cadet officers Critchley and Doherty from RAMON DE LARRINAGA in 1965 ?

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   Looking for information on some British ships around 1950-1954

 Ian Rae e-mails  ....  4 March 2018 @ 1221

 Great website.

I am trying to find information on some of the voyages my late brother -in-law made.
Blairdevon-this was his first trip, signed on 30 April paid off 12 June 1950.This was a fairly ancient coal burner.Dont know owner
Tahsinia-20Jun-13 Oct 1950-to
Bombay
Saxon (?) Star-28 Sep -25 April 1952-(paid off Manchester)
Camerionia9 Jun to 10 Sep 1952
Empire Halladale-a troopship-23 Oct 1952 -paid off Birkenhead 22 Jan 1953
Retainer 6 Feb-31 Oct 1953-paid off Antwerp
Cortona 15 Dec 1953-19 Jan 1954

Thereafter he sailed out of London and latterly on Manchester Liners
When I tried your search the year 1951 was missing


Regards,
Ian Rae

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Can anyone identify this USN lapel badge ?

     Dominique and her husband from Lyons (France) were on vacation in Spain and bought this lapel badge in a street market in Tarragona (near Barcelona).

   Can anyone identify the badge ?

2018-02-18 @ 1320

 

19 May 2018

Hello Douglas,

It's Bryn (Wayt) here - you helped me with the Austerland cargo vessel last year. Thanks again.

This message is about the image of the USN "Anchor pin".
There are loads on eBay just type in "US Navy Petty Officer gold tie pin" 

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First ship was CHARLTON MIRA of Charlton Steam Shipping Company, London

Bill Steel e-mails

Charlton Mira was my first ship. Built in Sunderland at Bartram's yard. Doxford 670LB4 diesel oil engine. She had two scotch boilers and steam auxiliaries. Lovely vessel but would roll on wet grass.

17 February 2018 @ 2307

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 What is the difference between Agents / General Agents and Freight Brokers ?

    Jim Harrison  (Brighton, England) e-mails :

 I am using the India Steamship Company sailing notice as a simple example, but my question actually can also relate to many other shipping companies.

   The India Company shows that intending shippers can contact the U.K. General Agents Stelp & Leighton or the U.K. Freight Brokers J. H. Wackerbarth.

   My question is : what is the difference between using Agents / General Agents and Freight Brokers ?

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   German cargo ship MILLERNTOR in 1954

 

    In January 1954 the cargo ship MILLERNTOR, registered in Hamburg, 2,787 nett tons and Master T. Goldsweer, arrived at Ardrossan Harbour, Scotland, with a cargo of Iron Ore from Narvik (Norway).

 

   After unloading she left Ardrossan returning to Narvik.

 

Does anyone have any information or details of MILLERNTOR ?

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" If sufficient inducement "

 James Bridges (Canterbury, England) e-mails –

   Many of your sailing notices show that a ship will go to a port “if sufficient inducement.”      What exactly is “if sufficient inducement ?”

“ If sufficient inducement “

 

23 January 2019 at 2113

 Geoff  (Australia)  e-mails :

 

James Bridges (Canterbury, England) e-mails –

 “Many of your sailing notices show that a ship will go to a port “if

sufficient inducement.” What exactly is “if sufficient inducement ?


My understanding of "sufficient inducement" meant if there was

 enough cargo to be lifted to be commercially viable. ”

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Was she “ LAIRDS OAK “ or “ LAIRDSOAK ” ?

   Robert Bothwell (Glasgow) e-mails :

I have always had an affection for Burns & Laird Lines of Glasgow and refer to your entry of their coaster LAIRDS OAK in 1954.

   The Ships in Focus book shows her name as LAIRDSOAK but the accompanying photograph clearly shows the name LAIRDS OAK.

   I know it’s a bit pedantic but what was her name, LAIRDS OAK or was it LAIRDSOAK ?  


 

Harbour oilers CLYDE ENTERPRISE and CLYDE VENTURE in late 1960’s

 

   Does anyone have details of these two oilers which were working in the Clyde in late 1960’s ?

 

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Coaster BALLYCASTLE in 1953

 

In 1953 the coaster BALLYCASTLE of John Kelly, Belfast, was at Ardrossan Harbour loading a cargo of coke for Londonderry.   Does anyone have details of this ship ?

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   Carebeka's coaster RIAN in 1953

 

 In December 1953 the Carebeka’s Groningen registered coaster RIAN arrived at Ardrossan Harbour from Hamburg.

 

   The handwriting in the Harbour Log-book is not easy to read.   The master’s name could be Cloinga or Eloinga : can any Netherlands reader tell what the name is ?

 

   Also the cargo is shown as  “M of Potash” …. What is “M of Potash” ???

  


Details needed of Van Nievelt, Goudriaan's ALPHERAT in 1954

When the Blue Star Line cargo ship PARAGUAY STAR was leaving Montevideo for Buenos Aires her docking bridge fouled the housed port anchor of the Dutch cargo ship ALPHERAT.

   The docking bridge sustained displaced and buckled bridge rails and started deck plank caulking.   Repairs at Buenos Aires cost 5,850 Argentinian Pesos.

   PARAGUAY STAR. a passenger and cargo liner of 10,722 gross tons, was on passage from Liverpool for Buenos Aires and ALPHERAT is a passenger and cargo ship of Rotterdam South America Line (Rotterdam-Zuid Amerika Lijn) and operated by Van Nievelt, Goudriaan & Co. Stoomvaart Maatschappij, Rotterdam.   ALPHERAT is well known for carrying Jewish emigrants from Rotterdam to South America.

Additional note :

Can anyone supply details of ALPHERAT ?


 

Norwegian Tanker RAILA in 1953

 

   Does anyone have details of the Tanker RAILA, registered in Oslo, which was working around the British coast in 1953 ?

 

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Elder Dempster services from USA and Canada and Calcutta to Africa.

 Fred from Formby (Merseyside, England, writes

 

“ I was surprised to read in the Elder Dempster Lines entry of 27th May 1957 that they did sailings from U.S.A. and Canada to West Africa, also Canada to South Africa and also Calcutta to West Africa.

 

Can someone tell something about these services ? ”

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CHANTALA  (Worcester Park, Surrey) writes :

British India Steam Navigation handbook for Hindustani for Navigating Officers and Deck Cadets

   In 1965 when joining BI as a Deck Cadet a necessary handbook was for issuing commands in the Hindustani Language.

   All I can remember now is “Asti aria kurro”

   Does anyone still have the book and can scan or photograph a few pages to show the commands ?

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Sailings from Glasgow Bridge Wharf in April, May and June 1968 to Rothesay and Tighnabruaich.

 

      Thank you so very much for putting in the sailings from Bridge Wharf in Glasgow that I asked for.   Anne G., Isle of Bute

  


 

British Army Tank Landing Craft LCT 4086 and her base at Cairnryan in 1954

 

   Tank Landing Craft LCT 4086 of the British Army’s Royal Army Service Corps arrived at Ardrossan Dockyard in February 1954.   Anyone have details of this vessel and of her life and also details of her base at Cairnryan (which is near Stranraer in south-west Scotland)

  


Anchor Line advertisement of 1871

    I did laugh on seeing the wonderful Handyside and Henderson address of their office in Londonderry as 96 ½ Foyle Street.

   If anyone is in Londonderry can they please, please take a photograph of that building and post it on this site.

Thank you.

Still laughing

Fred of Formby, Merseyside, England.

11 June 2018  Bryn Wayt replies that the building has been demolished and modern housing has been built on its site

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German cargo ship RUHR in 1953

 

  On 15th December 1953 the German cargo ship RUHR, registered in Hamburg and 1,725 nett tons, Captain Ekelman, brought a cargo of scrap metal from Halifax (Canada) to Ardrossan Harbour.

 

   Has anyone got any details of this ship ?

 

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British coaster J B KEE in 1957

 

 Fred of Formby (Merseyside, England) writes :

 

   I have put in a short article about J B KEE making a distress call on 4th November 1957.

 

   Anyone have details of this ship ?

 

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Which Donaldson Line ship collided with a Cunard Liner in 1960’s in Quebec or Montreal ?

 

 Bas Buma (Rotterdam) e-mails ….. translated by Google

 

   Does anyone remember in 1960’s when a Donaldson cargo ship collided with a Cunard passenger liner, maybe CARINTHIA or SYLVANIA at Quebec or Montreal?   My memory is not good now.

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At what time did Union Castle mailships leave South Africa for U.K. ?

 

 Jim Allbright (London) e-mails :

 

   I thoroughly enjoy reading your “Conducting their business in Great Waters” articles as they remind me of places and ships of long, long ago.

 

   Something which I have always pondered – Union Castle passenger liners left Southampton at 4pm on Thursdays for South Africa, --- but did they have a set time, say 4pm when sailing from, for example Cape Town or Durban, when returning to U.K. ?

 

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SUNBEAR of Saguenay Terminals.

 

   In 1962 Saguenay had chartered a general cargo ship named SUNBEAR.   Does anyone have details of this vessel ?

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Can anyone identify or help with a cargo ship AUSTERLAND around 1955-1960 ? === ship is now firmly believed to be AUSTRALIND 

Captain Bryn Wayt writes :

 My father fitted a T/V to a ship that visited the Clyde around the years 1955-60 and I accompanied my him to assist - I was young and have only a limited memory of the event.
The 'Master' invited us both to sail with him "around the world" - so my guess was it was a long-range merchant vessel. It was NOT a "liner" but more of an "ocean freighter".
The name that sticks in my limited memory bank is the "AUSTERLAND".
I've tried various sources to find her, but have not been successful.
I was born and bred in
Glasgow, but I was not acquainted with the Dock in which the ship was anchored to narrow the search.
It was there for at least a week, as the "Master" visited my father's shop and asked for a T/V to be fitted in his vessel.
It took a little time to gather the required bits and bobs to accommodate the order that's why I say a week all told in dock.
Anybody who can give me a clue where to look would be thanked in customer fashion.

James Jeffries replies :

   I saw the message from Captain Wayt and I don’t know off-hand of AUSTERLAND but the name makes me think of AUSTRALIND of the Australind Steam Shipping Company / Bethell, Gwyn & Trinder Anderson & Company, London.

    AUSTRALIND was a 7,214 gross ton tramp cargo ship and was built in 1944 by William Denny & Brothers, Dumbarton, for Australind,  and in 1959 was sold to Argus Steam Ship Company, Liberia and renamed PORTALON.

   In 1972 she was scrapped in Santander, Spain.

However it’s an interesting problem and I’ll start looking for an AUSTERLAND

 

Billy MacAulay (Moderator and Senior Member) writes :

   I have never heard of AUSTERLAND, but as Jim says AUSTRALIND is a possibility as Trinder Anderson vessels were visitors – though not too frequently – to Glasgow - and AUSTRALIND was in Govan Drydock, Glasgow around 1954.

   But I will also look for AUSTERLAND and being a cargo ship will search at Queen’s and Prince’s Docks and surroundings.   It will take some time as there is a lot to plough through.

  

 

  


 

   Why was LADY McGOWAN IN Loch Riddon ?

 

 The small I.C.I. explosives carrying coaster LADY McGOWAN was in Loch Riddon on 29 November 1953.

 

   Loch Riddon is a small Loch situated near Tighnabruaich in the Kyles of Bute, a lonely and sparsely populated hilly area off the main area known as Firth of Clyde, Scotland.

 

   Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions as to the reason why LADY McGOWAN would be in this unusual locality ?

  


John Kelly's coaster BALLYCLARE in late 1953.

   In our entries for this ship it is difficult to read the Master's name... possibly Capt. Crab.   Anyone know if this is correct ?

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Small boat sailor writes from Inverkip :

 

 

 

   I see that motor launches P.D.1 and 8641 passed King George V Dock, Glasgow in January 1967.   Their names vaguely ring a bell in my memory but I don’t remember anything about them.

 

   Does anyone know anything of these two launches ?

 

Just a guess could P.D.1 refer to the launch being the mooring rope boat in Prince’s Dock ?

 

   Sandy

  


Mystery of CVC in Prince’s Dock area of Glasgow

   In 1958 the Clyde Shipping Company’s coaster PLADDA

 was listed as berthed in CVC in Prince’s Dock

 area in Glasgow.

   Does anyone know where CVC was ?

Jim Sloan replies : CVC was Clyde Vila Crane on the quay around berth 81 Plantation Quay, Glasgow

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Pacific Steam Navigation’s KENUTA at Puna in 1957

 

Tom Hayworth e-mails :

 

Your homepage shows KENUTA at Puna in 1957.   Where is Puna ?

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Ben Line’s Far-East coaster BENVEG in 1957

 

Leith Man e-mails

I was very surprised to see your entry for BENVEG in January 1957

for BENVEG as I had never heard of her.

 

Anyone have any more information please ?

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SPRINGFIELD QUAY, GLASGOW

Harry Cochrane e-mails :and conveniently close to the city centre. With restaurants, casino, bingo, bowling, cinema and hotel, everything you need is at The Quay.

For a good few years what was Springfield Quay in Glasgow has been redeveloped into an entertainment area with a cinema, hotel, casino and restaurants.   There was always a big sign at the entrance reading "SPRINGFIELD QUAY" but now the sign has been removed and replaced with a much smaller and more modern one saying "THE QUAY"

It's sad to have the last of the great Glasgow dockside quayside names disappear from public view.

aand conveniently close to the city centre. With restaurants, casino, bingo, bowling, cinema and hotel, everything you need is at The Quay.nd conveniently close to the city centre. With restaurants, casino, bingo, bowling, cinema and hotel, everything you need is at The Quay.


MYSTERY SHIP PORTHOLE

 From Michael Irwin (michaelj87836@gmail.com)
When: 16 September 2016 15:09
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I have a very short video posted on youtube of a porthole that I am trying to identify. It is more than likely WW1 era. Glass window is 14" in diameter and the entire assembly weighs 132 lbs. The name of the youtube video is Mystery Ship Porthole and I will leave a link. Thanks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbgNppQ8XWM

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LASHERCIA ..... A Spanish coaster in 1962

   Does anyone have information on LASHERCIA which was trading around the Irish Sea and Liverpool in 1962 ?

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Clyde Navigation Trust launches GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS

Jim Allison writes : I see from arrivals and sailings that the Clyde Navigation Trust launches GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS were busy on the River, even in the middle of the night.  What was their occupation ?

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Carrickfergus (Northern Ireland) in January 1963.

From Sean R  (Larne, Northern Ireland)

   Thanks very much for showing the ships bringing explosives from Irvine to Carrickfergus in January 1963.   After 53 years I've now found out the two ships in the photographs, CASCADE the Dutch coaster and LADY ANSTRUTHER of ICI.    Sean R.


 

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   Please use the "Contact us" button and tell the team in as much detail as possible so that we can try to provide items which are of interest to you.

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Netherlands coaster MADO in 1963

   In January 1963 the Groningen registered coaster MADO was at Irvine, Scotland, having arrived with a cargo of 200 tons of fertilizer from Rotterdam.   Does anyone have any information or details of this ship

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CARGOES FOR BEIRA BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT ONLY

I see from the sailing notices (such as in SYDNEY STAR) that cargoes for Beira in East Africa are often accepted by special arrangement only.  Why by special arrangement ?

  Charlie and Misty Fennelly, New Jersey. U.S.A.

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Holland America cargo ship DUIVENDYK

Holland America cargo ship DUIVENDYK was at Glasgow from August 27 1959 to September 2 1959 loading scrap metal for Japan.   Does anyone have any information about this vessel.


 

Information needed on cargo ship KORBACH in 1958

 

KORBACH was closing for receiving cargo in Glasgow on 25 July 1958 and loading for the Great Lakes, Detroit and Chicago.    She was probably on a charter by Anchor Line or Head Line or Cunard Line.

 

Does anyone have any information on KORBACH ?


 

“Conducting their business in Great Waters” series

Just to say how much we enjoy reading your “Conducting their business in Great Waters” series.   Really good to read of BENDORAN at Zamboanga and DURBAN CASTLE at St. Helena Island and British India’s KENYA at Zanzibar. And Misty appreciates the diary of Donaldson Line's LETITIA that you included for her.  This is the only website that brings the voyages to life.   Even the kids read it and are sure learning their world geography.   Charlie and Misty Fennelly,  New Jersey. U.S.A (Misty was born in Canada and her family were Pilots on Saint Lawrence)


WHERE IS " PULO BOKOM "

On 5th January 1957 Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel CALCHAS was at Pulo Bokom.   It's not on Wikipedia.   Where is Pulo Bokom ?

"Hydatina" of Croydon, England, writes :

Pulau Bukom, also known as Pulau Bukum, is a small island belonging to Singapore that is located about five kilometres to the south of the main island of Singapore, off the Straits of Singapore. The size of Pulau Bukom is about 1.45 km².   Royal Dutch Shell Group had a refinery there which I visited a number of times on Shell U.K. Tankers.

Note : The event for CALCHAS has been amended accordingly.


MEANING OF CERTAIN SHIPPING DESCRIPTIONS
Mandy Skinner writes :
   I teach Modern Studies and Geography and my classes use this amazing website to learn of the trade and shipping business on the Clyde from the 1950's, and how the Port of Glasgow and Britain supplied to, and received goods from, every part of the world.
   However, as a non-sailor, I am mystified as to the actual meanings of some descriptions regarding ships.   Can someone please enlighten me ?
   The terms are
   
   Gross tonnage
   Net tonnage
   Deadweight tonnage
   Loading coal or oil bunkers / bunkered
   The ship was "ranging"
   On the ground
   Stevedore
   Longshoremen
   Bad spillage while unloading cargo  (I would have thought that any spillage was bad)
   Dragging her anchor
   Hopper barge
   Canting in Prince's Dock
   Shifting along the wall
   Palm oil cargo
   Shelphate
   Weatherbound / Windbound 
   Cleaning tanks  (as in the ship TULIPBANK)
   Fitting out
   Thank you,   Mandy Skinner

 

A question about Alfred Holt and the King George V Dock in Glasgow

Jim Alison e-mails :   Your event of 25th August 1958 tells that Blue Funnel's PELEUS loaded a 6-ton lift by "Holt's crane".   Did Alfred Holt have a company crane at Glasgow, or could it be the ship's own derrick that was used. ?


CLAN MACINTOSH and help needed on the origin of three launches loaded at Glasgow.

On 9th July 1958 CLAN MACINTOSH loaded 3 launches by her own gear at Glasgow.   The launches came from "Mechano / Medano.   Please have a look at the image, which has been enlarged, and see if you can throw some light on the launches.


Scottish motor coaster PIBROCH built in 1956 by Scott & Sons of Bowling

Does anyone have details of her owners and employment after being sold by Scottish Malt Distillers Company ?


CAN YOU HELP  The oilers "Invertest, Apexity and Clanity" are noted as daily supplying bunker fuel oil to vessels. Have you any images or information on these three ships. ? 

A. Manson replies: Apexity and Clanity were owned by F.T Everard later taken over by Fisher.


CAN YOU HELP   Ore ships at General Terminus Quay .....when leaving, they left Terminus Quay astern.... where were they turned, to go downriver ahead.  Did they turn in Princes Dock...or at Yorkhill Basin...or at King George V Dock ?

  A. Manson replies "Ore carriers leaving General Terminus Quay were canted at Princes Dock ; the area inside the entrance was known as the Canting Basin."


CAN YOU HELP   Glasgow fire-boat "St. Mungo"    Billy and Terry Kelly noted that Glasgow had a fire-boat named "St. Mungo" operated by Glasgow Fire Service, moored at Yorkhill Quay at the entrance to Queens Dock,  and crewed by firemen based in Yorkhill Fire Station (just across the road from Yorkhill Quay.)  Does anyone have a photograph of "St. Mungo" ?

A. Manson replies :Photographs and history the early and latter St. Mungo Fireboats can be seen by going on website "St. Mungo Fireboat"


CAN YOU HELP    Blue funnel liner "Pyrrhus" is shown as arriving on 16th July 1958 (see the image) at berth 3 King George V Dock, head South, bow 5 1/2 ...something...into berth 4.   Any idea what the 5 1/2 something is ?


Ref. "Pyrrhus Berthing. The large timber or metal doors on the dockside of the cargo sheds are referred to as Blinds. There may six or seven of these so the bow or stern of a vessel may be sited in a position relative to the blinds.


CAN YOU HELP   The coaster "Salling" arrived at KG5 on 16th July 1958 from " G.at ? " (see the image)  Can anyone hazard a guess what the place "G....at" is ?

A Manson replies "Destination of "Salling" could possibly have Ghent, Belgium."


CAN YOU HELP.   Princes Dock logbook shows these vessels arriving, but the writing is hard to read.   Can you make out the names?

          

Click on these images to enlarge them

First is maybe.... Cruzeiro Do Sul

Below it is maybe.... Templar

Further down is maybe... Kaduna ...or Kadura

Further down maybe... La Manche

Just below that ......Barbanihalis (or something)

Still further down..... Prins W J or G Frerderick

And also on that page for 28th June at 2045 arrives "Somme" at berth 65 annexe.   I had never heard of "65 annexe"     Can anyone enlighten me? 

A Manson replies "berth 65 Plantation was an Annex abutting on the West end of Mavisbank Quay."    and Kaduna was owned by Paddy Henderson, vessels trading to Burma and associated areas.

Prinz Willem 1V and Prinz W J Fredrick were owned by Dutch Company Oranje Lijn and traded to, and spent some time in the Great Lakes.


CAN YOU HELP   What is the name of this ship?  Is it Sunnarhav or Sunnanhav.  She arrived in Glasgow on 6th July 1965.  Just to allow continuity of entering details, the ship is listed in events as being "Sunnanhav" unless otherwise corrected.

A Manson replies : "Sunnanhan" could possibly have been owned by Saguenay Terminals who prefixed several of their ships names by "Sun"


CAN YOU HELP   The vessel "Mango" or "Manyo" arrived at Princes Dock from Ardrossan on 14th July 1965, draft 5' 10" forard and 12' 8" aft, which would be the draft of a coaster.  But the logbook shows her sailing on 18th July for Three Rivers (Canada) draft forard 17' 07" and aft 19' 06"   Any thoughts or information on this vessel would be welcome. 


THANKS FOR THE MEMORY   Mrs  Margaret Buckner e-mails from Canada.

"I was browsing and chanced on your website, and was astonished to discover mention of the Donaldson ships taking passengers from Princes Dock to Montreal.   I was a little girl in 1960 when my folks emigrated from Kirkintilloch to Canada on Laurentia, and it was a very rough crossing, but was calm when we passed Newfoundland.  The mention of "Laurentia" brought the memories flooding back, having been forgotten for 50 years. Thanks for bringing back the memory.


CAN YOU HELP   : This interesting little advert was in the 23rd June 1906 issue of "Largs and Millport Weekly News"   Note the early start for the days sailing, and the unusual name "Bute 4"     Any information on the firm or the vessels?   Click on the image to enlarge it to full size.

     

A Manson replies: For full history on SS Bute suggest Logging on" SS Bute at Greenock" With information regarding builders of same and SS Kyle then follow Princess Alice Disaster where all will be revealed re ultimate fate of Vessel. 


CAN YOU HELP  : The vessel "Cedric" arrived at KG5 on 10th October 1967. It's difficult to decipher where she came from.  Any suggestions?  Click on the image to enlarge it.

A Manson writes : 
The "Cedric" which arrived at KG5 dock 10th October 1967 would have come from Napier, New Zealand, where she would have loaded refrigerated cargo, e.g. lamb, butter, etc. This was a regular run for vessels belonging to the New Zealand Shipping Company.

A Manson writes :

Ref. the "Cedric" The port referred to is Napier New Zealand.


CAN YOU HELP   This vessel "Stern" or "Stein" arrived KG5.   Is the name "Stern" or "Stein"    Click on the image to enlarge it.


CAN YOU HELP   : What is the name of this 1967 arrival.  Click on the image to enlarge it.


CAN YOU HELP  : Falcon Reefer arrived from USA and Newfoundland.   Which was the USA port concerned?   Click on the image to enlarge it.

A MANSON replies: Gloucester Massachusetts USA is on of America's oldest Ports.


CAN YOU HELP  : Harrison's "Statesman" in Jan 1968 at Shieldhall Riverside Quay conducted an engine test.   What is the word after the test.  Click on the image to enlarge it.

A Manson writes :

Ref. the engine test on "Statesman" at Riverside Shieldhall . The engines would have been run on slow speed. Vessels having such must be securely moored probably with insurance wires as an added precaution .


MANOEUVERING ON THE RIVER   : Jim Allison e-mails that when a vessel was moving on the river Clyde and passing the entrances to Rivers Kelvin, Cart and Leven, after heavy rainfall, the amount of water coming off these rivers would hit any passing vessel on the side and tend to push her in the opposite direction.  You needed a strong steady hand on the wheel at these points.


CAN YOU HELP  :  On 3rd May 1965 a vessel "DCV 401" arrived.  Any information on that vessel ?


THE BIG EX-BP TANKER AT PLANTATION.    : Jim Allison writes that a big ex-BP tanker which lay at Plantation for some time, around 1980, and was leaving for breaking in the far east, was towed astern downriver to Shieldhall and her stern put into KG5, and she was turned there to go downstream ahead.   He doesn't remember the name.


SEAMEN'S MISSION AT YORKHILL/SCOTSTOUN  ; Tam Thomson asks if anyone remembers the "Seamens Mission" at Yorkhill or Scotstoun in 1970s, run by pensioners/church, where seamen/retired sailors could get a hearty cooked meal at a reasonable price.

A Manson replies; 

There once was a"Flying Angel " Seamens Club in York Street Glasgow long since gone. There is still a Stella Maris Club for seamen situated at 937 Dumbarton Road Yoker Glasgow open several days a week .It is affiliated to St. Brendans Church on Kelso Street close by.

Tam Thomson replies: Much appreciated for your answer Mr Manson. I didn't know about the Flying Angel but you have made me think.  was there a seamens club beside the Clyde Shipping offices at the suspension bridge.  The stella Maris, yes that is the very one.  I had a dinner in there must be twenty years ago. the ladies had finished meals but made me one specially when i came in.  Its great that you have brought back memory and i like all your ansers to the help bit as you really know your stuff about the clyde.  Have a good new year mr Manson, and Douglas please keep up the internet site as it is great to read about the ships at Glasgow, and i hope you have a good new year to. 

A Manson replies:Re the Stella Maris Club which may stir a memory of the subscriber. It was for many years situated in Carlton Place on the South side of the Upper Clyde close to the Suspension Bridge.


MEXICAN WARSHIPS IN PRINCE'S DOCK  ; Joe Barrowman asks if anyone remembers some "Mexican ?" frigates which visited Princes Dock in early 1970s.


CAN YOU HELP    Can you decipher the name of the ship Bleuersand?   And she has come from Sfax via ?????   Could it be Ayr?   Click on the image to enlarge it.

Bill McKellar e-mails : I would say that it's Ayr for Bluersand.


CAN YOU HELP   Can you clarify the ships names Jozina and Teun ?   Click on the image to enlarge it.


CAN YOU HELP   Joe Matthewson asks where Paddy Henderson's offices and the Ellerman City Line offices were in Glasgow and is looking for details from the Ellerman deck cadet recruiting brochure around 1965

A reply :   Ellerman once had offices at City line, Managers George Smith and Sons 76 Bothwell Street Glasgow.


Clan Line offices were at Clan Line 109 hope Street Glasgow


CAN YOU HELP  Joe Matthewson remembers that around 1980 an Ellerman vessel was a long time at Yorkhill Quay with bow damage. What was her name, and what was the story of the damage.

A Manson replies : 

The Ellerman vessel was the City of Lancaster but renamed Lancaster by Greek owners who simply painted over the City of .She arrived in Glasgow having suffered severe bow damage in a collision. The forecastle was shored using two of the ship's derricks
She discharged a cargo Mediterranean potatoes at Merklands Quay. The cargo was in a severe state of rot due to exposure to the elements. Thereafter the vessel was berthed at Meadowside Quay and the entire crew, including the master, vanished overnight abandoning the vessel . There was difficulty in contacting agents 
Subsequently I believe she was taken to a shipbreakers.
A photograph of her can be seen in ,I think, November or Decembers copy of Ships Monthly


CAN YOU HELP  Tommy Campbell remembers the ore boats at General Terminus, and asks if anyone rememers Livanita, Vivita, Dapo Sky, Welsh something or other.

A Manson replies: The "Livanita" of Norwegian Registry was one of many iron ore carriers which discharged at General Terminal Quay Mavisbank. She did on one  occasion run aground at Elderslie Dry Dock area Partial discharge to lighten the vessel was done by grab into Puffers which were of shallow draught and able to go alongside for that purpose.  She was eventually re-floated and thereafter completed Discharge at General Terminus.


BILL McKELLAR WRITES : I really like reading about the old boats and think that todays boats don't have the good looks of the old ones.  My favourites were the Blue funnel ones and the Palm boats, and I always thought that the newer Clan boats were too squat for my liking.   The dredgers and hoppers had character and at new year time they were all tied up in KG5 and the top of the dock was jammed full of them.  Ellerman had nice colours.  My favourite was Scottish Coast.


A MANSON writes:   At one time it was not uncommon for a vessel to conduct an engine trial while alongside a berth in port and prior to sailing probably after some engine repair or adjustment. Particular attention had to be given to secure mooring often meaning putting out "insurance wires" for added safety.


ADRIATIC COAST   Jack Lennon writes "I was surfing and found your item on the Coast Line's Adriatic Coast at Glasgow. I was on her at the time. great site for detail and nostalgia. Can you do a forum on the site.   

Douglas replies : I don't have plans for a Forum at present, but possibly in the future.


MEMORIES FROM THE ORE CARRIER DAYS  Peter Best of Newcastle e-mails : I spent seven years on the ore carriers on the Glasgow run carrying ore for the steelworks at Ravenscraig. One of me mates and me were going to the pool office just across the river, and instead of taking the ferry boat from the pier just astern of the ship, me mate said we could go under the water on a tunnel. We hunted for the doorway but coudent find it.  When we were leaving the pilot said that there was a tunnel but there was no way he would go through it. Strange thing was I gave up the sea and got work in the steelwork at Redcar.  One time we left Glasgow along with one of the Glasgow liberty ship passenger boats that was going to Canada and we kept in company with her all the way over until we turned off to Seven Islands.  We usually passed one of the empress or cunard boats, and the old man took us closer to give them a wave.  Me mate and me were in a pub beside the boat and got talking to the barmaid.  all the crews of the ore boats went in there and the barmaid said that she stayed just behind the big cranes and when a boat was being unloded the red dust covered all her washing and the windows had to be kept shut all the time to keep out the dust.


THE DERELICT BUILDING AT KG5 DOCK, BESIDE SAINSBURY'S PETROL STATION

Robert Stewart fills up his car with petrol at Sainsbury's at Braehead Retail Park, Glasgow, and tells of a derelict old building, which is falling to bits, which is just yards from the petrol station on the King George 5 Dock side of the fence.   Does anyone know the history of the building

A Manson writes :

If they are still in existence, it is possible that the derelict premises at Shieldhall/ Braehead could the remains of house or outbuildings of the farm that once stood on that site, Remains of WW11 gun emplacements were also evident for some time before the new developments.


UNUSUAL STOP AT STOBCROSS CRANE FOR QUEEN MARY 11 ON SAIL TO TIGHNABRUAICH 

On 24th August 1965 the Clyde passenger Excursion Steamer "Queen Mary 11" left her usual berth at Bridge Wharf, Glasgow,  at 11am taking her passengers on a trip downriver to Tighnabruaich.  But a few minutes later she berthed on the opposite side of the river - in the commercial shipping berth at Stobcross Quay just under the tall Stobcross Crane - and again boarded passengers for Tighnabruaich.  This was a most unusual stop  for an excursion steamer - just minutes after leaving her berth.  Anyone have any idea why the special stop would have occurred ?  Detail of the stop are in the "Events" for 24th August 1965.


30th January 2014

PLEASE KEEP YOUR COMMENTS RELEVANT TO SHIPS AND SHIPPING AT GLASGOW

Douglas writes :  There have been seven e-mails recently received which comment or try to discuss    Scottish Independence,   Government "Bedroom Tax",   Government lack of aid to flooded areas in South of England,    Military forces being made redundant,    Amount of rainfall this winter,   Cost of living and electricity prices,    and today, the closure of certain Fire Brigade Control Rooms in Scotland.

None of these messages have the slightest relevance to this website or to shipping, and I have deleted them all and advised the senders accordingly.

Please only post messages which have a connection to shipping, Glasgow or the Clyde or appropriate.   Any other messages will be deleted, as this site will not become a platform for anyone to express their complaints or views or dis-satisfaction on Government policy or similar or anything unconnected to ships or shipping.

There are other sites and avenues where opinions can be posted .... but not on this site, thank you. 


CUNARD LINE'S "BRESCIA" AT GLASGOW IN OCTOBER 1965

"Brescia" is listed as arriving from Aiyow via Belfast.  Where on earth is Aiyow?


BERTH NUMBERS AT SHIELDHALL RIVERSIDE WHARF

The Riverside Wharf has two berths, numbers 1 and 2.    Does anyone know how the berths are numbered, either berth 1 at the entrance to King George V Dock and berth 2 going upriver towards the city ?

Or, like the main docks in the city, are the berths numbered as coming from the city downriver, meaning berth 1 would be nearest the city and berth 2 being at the entrance to King George V Dock ?


NUMBERING OF BERTHS FROM BROOMIELAW AND BRIDGE WHARF TO PLANTATION

A Manson writes :

Previously, when standing on King George V Bridge looking down-river the Berthing positions on the North side from Broomielaw to Berth 85 Plantation were designated in even numbers while those on the south side were in odd numbers from Bridge Wharf to Berth 85 Plantation. Berth 83 was colloquially known as "Starvation Point" Berth 85 was separated from Berth 83 by the entrance to Princes Dock and was adjacent to Govan Dry Docks.


WHO OWNED OR OPERATED GENERAL TERMINUS AND ITS CRANES

Bill McKellar e-mails :

I've been looking at the replies about Kingston Dock and General Terminus, and got to thinking.   Who actually owned or operated Terminus and the cranes, and when were the cranes demolished.


PORT CHALMERS

Liz Chalmers e-mails :   I'm sending this message for my dad who worked in Connels Yard and worked on Port Chalmers.   He was reading your stuff and remembers the day whem she went aground at Barclay Curles.   The yard manager was going daft in case she was badly damaged and would be late in going to the owners.  But it was all right and when she was going away all the yard men gave her a loud cheer as it went past.  He says it was a huge tall ship and bigger than the ben boats.


DUMBARTON AND LOCH LOMOND AND "MAID OF THE LOCH"

Alaister McKenzie e-mails :

First time in years I was in dumbarton and at the river side.   Got to thinking.  Last time i was here there was Glenlight boats taking the remains of Dennys yard somewhere.   Where did the stuff go to.   And is there a way for boats to go from dumbarton to loch lomond.   and how did the Maid of the Loch and the todays passenger boats on the loch get there as surely the maid is too deep to get up past dumbarton