Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

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Friday, May 20, 1960 @ 1700
MAAKEFJELL (1959-1972 General cargo ship of Olsen & Ugelstad, Norway) Own Page

MAAKEFJELL closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Montreal and the Great Lakes

Ships agentJ C Peacock & Co. Ltd., 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C.1. Tel DOUglas 7101 Grams "Peacock" Port of RegistryNorway
Gross Tonnage7,180 tons
Deadweght Tonnage9,419 tons

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Monday, May 15, 1967 @ 1700
ETLY DANIELSEN (1959-1968 General cargo coaster 86m 283 feet overall of I/S O.L.E.& K.Danielsen.(Rederiet Otto Danielsen, Kopenhagen : scrapped Ortona, Italy 1986) Own Page

Danish coaster ETLY DANIELSEN arrives at Meadowside Quay, Glasgow with Wheat from Rotterdam

Arrived fromRotterdam (Netherlands)Port of RegistryKobenhaven (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Arrived in berth2 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east and stern on berth 2 / 3 brick wall)Net Tonnage787
Sailing forLövholmen ( Norrbotten, Sweden)Gross Tonnage1,562
Sailed from berth2 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east and stern on berth 2 / 3 brick wall)Deadweght Tonnage2,123
Draught forward on arrival13' 06"
Draught aft on arrival16' 05"
Cargo carried on arrivalWheat 1,620 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0850 on 16th May
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Port Authority, 16 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2.
Completed discharge of inward cargo1830 on 17th May
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentWilliam Robertson (Shipowners) Ltd., 45 West Nile Street, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone CENtral 9402

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Monday, June 1, 1970 @ 1000
BENWYVIS (1966-1972 General cargo ship of William Thomson's Ben Line, Edinburgh) Own Page

Ben Line Company postcard of BENWYVIS in service 1966-1972

Port of RegistryLeith (Scotland, UK)

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Sunday, March 2, 1975 @ 0800
ADRASTUS ( 1954 - 1978 "A" class General cargo liner 489 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's cargo liner ADRASTUS voyage diary for 1975 and 1976 and 1977

Port of RegistryLiverpool

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Thursday, June 23, 1960 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
U.S.S. RHODES (1943-1974 Destroyer Escort 306 feet (93.27 m) long, Pennant Number DER 384 of U.S. Navy :1975 Scrapped) Own Page

U.S.S. RHODES arrives at Custom House Quay, Greenock for stores, fresh water, shore leave, etc.

Port of RegistryU.S.Navy

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Friday, May 9, 1969 @ 1000
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1969 Advert by Royal National Life-Boat Institution for two Inspectors of Lifeboats

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Friday, May 9, 1969 @ 1000
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1969 Advert by Straits Steamship Company of Singapore for Chief Engineers on one-year contracts

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Friday, May 9, 1969 @ 1700
FACTOR (1948-1972 General cargo ship 464 feet overall of Thos & Jas Harrison Ltd. / Charente S. S. Co. Ltd.,, Liverpool : 1972 Scrapped) Own Page

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

Ships agentPrentice, Service & Henderson Ltd., 68 Gordon Street, Glasgow, C.1. Tel 041- 220 1016Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Net Tonnage3,862
Gross Tonnage6,533
Deadweght Tonnage9,230

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Friday, May 9, 1969 @ 1700
CITY OF OXFORD (1948-1976 General cargo liner 463 feet long of Ellerman City Line, Glasgow) Own Page

CITY OF OXFORD closes at Birkenhead for cargo for West, South and East Africa

Ships agentHall Line Ltd., Tower Building, Liverpool 3 Tel. CENtral 8444 Telex 62-185Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage7,593

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Wednesday, March 27, 1963 @ 1520
SAINT ANGUS (1936 -1965 General cargo coaster 151 feet long of J & A Gardner Company, Glasgow) Own Page

Gardner's coaster SAINT ANGUS leaves Ardrossan Harbour for Irvine Harbour

Sailing forIrvine (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Sailed from berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage195
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)Gross Tonnage391
Draught aft on sailing10' 06"
Master of vessel on sailingR Black
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Tuesday, March 26, 1963 @ 2250
EILEEN M ( 1938- 1966 coastal oil products tanker of Metcalf Motor Coasters, Liverpool) Own Page

EILEEN M arrives at Ardrossan from Stornoway to load petrol and gas oil for Portree

Arrived fromStornoway (Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Western Isles of Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage133
Master of vessel on arrivalD B OwenGross Tonnage323
Draught aft on arrival8' 06"
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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Saturday, July 16, 1966 @ 2048
ROYAL ULSTERMAN (1936-1968 Passenger and cargo ship 339 feet long of Burns and Laird, Glasgow : 1973 Scrapped in Greece) Own Page

ROYAL ULSTERMAN leaves Glasgow with Passengers, General Cargo, cars and Mails for Belfast

Vessel MasterFlintPort of RegistryBelfast (Northern Ireland, UK)
Net Tonnage1,449
Gross Tonnage3,288
Deadweght Tonnage854

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Tuesday, February 2, 1965 @ 1800
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
BULWARRA (1954-1971 General cargo ship of Australian National Line) Own Page

Australian National Line's BULWARRA expected to leave Sydney for Brisbane and Darwin (Australia)

Ships agentJames Patrick & Co. Pty. Ltd., Paul Building, 33-35 Pitt Street, Sydney Telephone 27-6611Port of RegistryAustralia

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Monday, January 5, 1970 @ 1700
KAMBERDYK (General cargo ship of Holland America Line, Rotterdam) Own Page

KAMBERDYK on Furness Withy charter closes at Glasgow for Pacific Coast of North America

Ships agentFurness Withy & Co. Ltd., 19 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone 041-248-3831Port of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 @ 1700
S A TRANSPORTER (1966-1972 General cargo liner of South African Marine Corporation, Cape Town : 1972 scrapped at Kaohsiung (Taiwan)) Own Page

Safmarine's S A TRANSPORTER closes at Liverpool for receiving cargo for South and East Africa

Ship's locationWest Langton Dock, LiverpoolPort of RegistryKaapstad (Pronounced kapstet : Afrikaans for "Cape Town")

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Monday, December 29, 1969 @ 1700
CLAN MACILWRAITH (1960 - 1979 Cargo liner 494 feet long of Clan Line Steamers, Glasgow) Own Page

CLAN MACILWRAITH closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Red Sea and East African ports

Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Port of RegistryGlasgow

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Wednesday, January 14, 1970 @ 1700
CORTIAN (1966-1971 General cargo ship of Mossgiel Steamship Co Ltd., Glasgow / Ellerman & Papayanni, Liverpool)) Own Page

Mossgiel's CORTIAN closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Marseilles and West Italian ports

Ships agentJohn Bruce & Co. (Shipping) Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2.Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage539

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Friday, May 22, 1964 @ 1700
KARAGHISTAN (1957-1973 General cargo ship of Frank C. Strick & Co. / Strick Line, London : 1978 wrecked off Pylos, Greece after steering failed) Own Page

Frank Strick's KARAGHISTAN 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 Tonnage7,150

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Thursday, March 5, 1964 @ 0800
NORTHERN STAR (1961-1975 Passenger liner 650 feet long of Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, London) Own Page

Shaw Savill Line's NORTHERN STAR arrives at Darling Harbour, Sydney

Arrived in berthDarling Harbour, Sydney (Australia)Port of RegistrySouthampton (England, UK)
Reg Tonnage12,567
Gross Tonnage23,982

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Thursday, March 5, 1964 @ 1100
ORIANA (1961-1986 Passenger liner 804 feet long of P & O-Orient Lines / P & O Steam Navigation Company, London)) Own Page

ORIANA leaves Sydney for Southampton (England) via North America and the Far East

Sailing forSouthampton (England) via North America and the Far EastPort of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Sailed from berthPassenger Terminal, Sydney (Australia)
Ships agentP & O - Orient Lines, 55 Hunter Street, Sydney Telephone 2-0317

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Wednesday, March 18, 1964 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
KOWHAI (1952-1973 General cargo ship of Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand Ltd.) Own Page

Union S S Company's KOWHAI leaves Sydney (Australia) for Hobart (Tasmania)

Ships agentUnion Steam Ship Company of New Zealand Ltd., Union House, 247 George Street, SydneyPort of RegistryNew Zealand
Gross Tonnage3,528

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Tuesday, March 10, 1964 @ 0800
CASTEL FELICE ("Happy Castle" 1952-1970 Passenger liner 150m long of Sitmar Line, Italy : 1970 Scrapped) Own Page

Sitmar passenger liner CASTEL FELICE expected to arrive at Pyrmont, Sydney

Arrived in berthNo. 13 Wharf, Pyrmont, Sydney, AustraliaPort of RegistryItaly
Ships agentNavcot Australia Pty Ltd., London Assurance House, 4th Floor, 16-20 Bridge Street, SydneyGross Tonnage12,149

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Thursday, May 14, 1964 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
BENLARIG (1961-1969 General cargo ship of William Thomson Ben Line, Edinburgh) Own Page

Ben Line's BENLARIG sails from Grangemouth for Far Eastern Ports

Ships agentThe General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 2803Port of RegistryLeith (Scotland, UK)

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Tuesday, February 13, 1962 @ 1552
SAXON (1925-1965 General cargo lighter - "Clyde Puffer" - of Walter Kerr, Millport, Isle of Great Cumbrae, Firth of Clyde, Scotland) Own Page

Clyde puffer lighter SAXON arrives at 8 Queen's Dock, Glasgow to load a cargo of Slag for Millport

Arrived fromMillport (Isle of Cumbrae, Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Port of RegistryGlasgow (UK)
Arrived in berth8 Queen's Dock, Glasgow
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)

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Sunday, February 11, 1962 @ 1630
FOXFIELD (1954-1966 General cargo coaster 57.61m overall of Zillah Shippinf / W A Savage, Liverpool : 1989 scrapped at Cadiz, Spain) Own Page

FOXFIELD arrives at 52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow with heavy lifts from Birkenhead

Arrived fromBirkenhead (England, U.K.) Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with head east)Gross Tonnage562
Cargo carried on arrivalLiftsDeadweght Tonnage850

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Sunday, February 11, 1962 @ 0135
LAIRDSBURN (1959-1966 General cargo coaster 165 feet long of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow : 1978 sank at Sicily) Own Page

LAIRDSBURN arrives at 4 Queen's Dock, Glasgow with 1 heavy lift from Belfast

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth4 Queen's Dock, GlasgowNet Tonnage228
Cargo carried on arrival1 liftGross Tonnage513
Ships agentBurns & Laird Lines Ltd, 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 9650Deadweght Tonnage720

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Wednesday, August 17, 1960 @ 1030
TIDEO (1955-1976 General cargo ship of Societa Ligure di Armamento, Genoa : 1983 scrapped) Own Page

TIDEO arrives at Meadowside Quay, Glasgow with 10,106 tons of Grain from East London (South Africa)

Arrived fromEast London (South Africa)Port of RegistryGenoa (Italy)
Arrived in berth3 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east ; stern on bulkhead berth 3 / 4)
Sailing forNew Orleans (U.S.A.)
Sailed from berth3 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east ; stern on bulkhead berth 3 / 4)
Draught forward on arrival27' 02"
Draught aft on arrival27' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGrain 10,106 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1030 on 17th August
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Navigation Trust, 16 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2.
Completed discharge of inward cargo1115 on 20th August
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing11' 07"
Draught aft on sailing16' 06"
Ships agentFurness Withy & Co. Ltd., 19 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone CENtral 8193

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Monday, August 8, 1960 @ 1250
SOUTH AFRICAN PIONEER (1957-1966 General cargo ship 490 feet overall of South African Marine Corporation, Cape Town : 1972 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

SOUTH AFRICAN PIONEER arrives at Meadowside Quay, Glasgow from Durban via Belfast

Arrived fromDurban via BelfastPort of RegistryKaapstad (Pronounced ka pstet : Afrikaans for "Cape Town")
Arrived in berth1 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)Net Tonnage5,785
Sailing forPort Arthur (Texas, USA)Gross Tonnage9,684
Sailed from berth1 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival11' 03"
Draught aft on arrival24' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 1,897 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1300 on 8th August
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co .Ltd.,, Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Completed discharge of inward cargo1830 on 11th August
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing12' 00"
Draught aft on sailing20' 06"
Ships agentF W Allan & Ker Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1. Telephone CENtral 0925-8

At 0140 on 11th August SOUTH AFRICAN PIONEER left

berth 1 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head

east = towards the city) and moved upriver to the

entrance to Prince’s Dock where she canted (turned)

and returned downriver to the same berth 1 Meadowside

Quay, but this time with her head west (= facing downriver

= towards Greenock) and arriving at 0310 hours.

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Tuesday, January 1, 1980 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
Own Page

"With Compliments" slip of Edinburgh Tankers PLC., Edinburgh (part of Ben Line Group)

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Thursday, January 7, 1960 @ 1700
ASSIOUT ( 1949 - 1973 General cargo ship 367 feet long of Moss Hutchison Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Moss Hutchison's ASSIOUT 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
Net Tonnage1,539
Gross Tonnage3422
Deadweght Tonnage4716

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Tuesday, January 12, 1960 @ 1700
DIPLOMAT (1953-1972 General cargo liner of T & J Harrison Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Harrison Line's DIPLOMAT closes at Birkenhead for receiving cargo for South and East Africa

Ships agentThos & Jas Harrison Ltd., LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool (England)

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Saturday, January 23, 1960 @ 1000
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

Furness Withy's PACIFIC ENVOY closes at Glasgow for San Francisco, Seattle, Victoria and Vancouver

Ships agentFurness Withy & Co. Ltd., 19 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone CENtral 8193 / 6Port of RegistryLondon

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Saturday, April 20, 1963 @ 0325
SAINT ANGUS (1936 -1965 General cargo coaster 151 feet long of J & A Gardner Company, Glasgow) Own Page

Gardner's coaster SAINT ANGUS 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 Tonnage195
Master of vessel on arrivalR BlackGross Tonnage391
Draught aft on arrival12' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Saturday, April 20, 1963 @ 2050
BRITISH RESOURCE (1949-1972 Ocean oil tanker 166.73m overall of BP Tanker Company, London : 1972 scrapped at Castellon, Spain) Own Page

B.P. Tanker BRITISH RESOURCE arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with fuel oil from Milford Haven

Arrived fromMilford HavenPort of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth12 Ocean Tanker Berth, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde) .. tugs SEAWAY and THUNDERERNet Tonnage6,490
Master of vessel on arrivalA DaviesGross Tonnage11,200
Draught aft on arrival23' 06"Deadweght Tonnage16,200
Cargo carried on arrivalFuel oil
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Tuesday, December 1, 1964 @ 1000
Own Page

December 1964 leaflet for Anchor Line Eastern Service sailings and passenger fares

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Tuesday, March 23, 1954 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
Own Page

Ship arrivals and sailings at Marseilles (France) on 23,24 and 25 March 1954

Contributed by Dominique (President Harrison) … Marseilles

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Saturday, March 23, 1963 @ 1050
MOONLIGHT ( - 1964 Ross & Marshall's steam engined general cargo Clyde puffer) Own Page

Clyde puffer MOONLIGHT arrives at Ardrossan to load Bagged Malt and Empty Barrels for Isle of Islay

Arrived fromPort Ellen (Isle of Islay, Western Isle of Scotland)Port of RegistryGreenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Master of vessel on arrivalD Logan
Draught aft on arrival7' 06"
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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Monday, February 12, 1962 @ 1405
SIDONIA (1961-1967 General cargo liner 472 feet / 144 metres of Anchor Line / 1967-1968 Moor Line, Glasgow : 1985 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

Anchor Line's SIDONIA leaves 4 Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow for New York

Sailing forNew York (USA)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Sailed from berth4 Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow Net Tonnage2.740
Outward cargoGeneral cargo Gross Tonnage5,704
Draught forward on sailing17' 07"
Draught aft on sailing20' 09"
Ships agentAnchor Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone CENtral 9809

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Saturday, February 10, 1962 @ 1302
CILICIA (1938-40 Anchor Line passenger/cargo ship : 1940-44 Armed Merchant Cruiser : 1944-46 Troopship : 1946 Returned to owners : 1966-80 training ship / Hostel in Rotterdam : 1980 scrapped Bilbao) Own Page

Anchor Liner CILICIA leaves 3 Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow for Bombay via Birkenhead

Sailing forBombay via BirkenheadPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Sailed from berth3 Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow Gross Tonnage11,136
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Draught forward on sailing20' 00"
Draught aft on sailing21' 02"
Ships agentAnchor Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone CENtral 9809

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Friday, February 9, 1962 @ 1517
LOCHWOOD ( 1949-1963 general cargo ship 287 feet long of Joseph Constantine Company) Own Page

Constantine's LOCHWOOD leaves Queen's Dock, Glasgow for Leghorn and Genoa (Italy) via Liverpool

Sailing forLeghorn and Genoa (Italy) via LiverpoolPort of RegistryGlasgow
Sailed from berth7 Queen's Dock, GlasgowNet Tonnage851.84
Outward cargoGeneral cargo Gross Tonnage1689.23
Draught forward on sailing15' 00"
Draught aft on sailing17' 00"
Ships agentConstantine & Co. Ltd., 120 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CITy 6171 Grams "Constantine"

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Monday, February 26, 1962 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
U.S.S. LAUNCH S 19-5 Own Page

U.S. Navy Launch S19-5 at East India Harbour, Greenock till April 5 for fitting of a deck house

Ship's locationEast India Harbour, GreenockPort of RegistryU.S. Navy

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Wednesday, January 23, 1963 @ 0700
ABILITY (1943 - 1975 General cargo coaster 211 feet long of F T Everard, London : 1982 scrapped in Greece) Own Page

Everard's coaster ABILITY arrives at Rothesay Dock, Clydebank with Clinker from Drogheda (Ireland)

Arrived fromDrogheda (Ireland)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth2 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head south)
Sailing forDrogheda (Ireland)
Sailed from berth7 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival13' 00"
Draught aft on arrival14' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalClinker 1,020 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 23rd January
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJ F Wilson, 24 Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 2345
Completed discharge of inward cargo1605 on 23rd January
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 24 January : stopped loading 1200 on 24 January : started loading 0800 on 25 January
Outward cargoSlag 1,033 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJ F Wilson, 24 Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 2345
Completed loading outward cargo1140 on 25th January
Draught forward on sailing12' 02"
Draught aft on sailing14' 02"
Vessel bunkered22.20 tons fuel oil from Mobil road tanker

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Friday, March 1, 1935 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1935 poster by Anchor Donaldson for their £2 emigrant passenger service from Glasgow to Canada

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Monday, July 4, 1966 @ 0942
SCOTTISH COAST (1957-1969 Passenger cargo ship 342 feet long of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow : 2002 scrapped at Mumbai, India)) Own Page

SCOTTISH COAST leaves Ardrossan Harbour with passengers and cars for Belfast

Vessel MasterCaptain Douglas McCormickPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Sailing forBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Net Tonnage1827
Sailed from berth11 Eglinton Tidal Basin Bunkering Berth (south Montgomerie Pier) Ardrossan HarbourGross Tonnage3817
Outward cargo516 passengers, 17 cars, 2 motor cycles
Ships agentBurns & Laird Lines, The Harbour, Ardrossan

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Friday, October 26, 1984 @ 0758
BENAVON (1973-1992 Container ship of William Thomson's Ben Line, Edinburgh) Own Page

Ben Line's container ship BENAVON arrives at Singapore

Arrived in berthSingaporePort of RegistryLeith (Scotland, UK)
Cargo carried on arrivalContainers

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Tuesday, December 25, 1962 @ 2325
TEESFIELD (1959-1978 Oil products tanker 556 feet overall of Hunting & Sons Eden Tankers, Newcastle : 1978 scrapped at Inverkeithing)) Own Page

Hunting's tanker TEESFIELD berths in Rothesay Dock, Clydebank from Old Kilpatrick

Arrived fromOld Kilpatrick Oil Terminal (near Glasgow, River Clyde)Port of RegistryNewcastle (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth17 / 18 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head east)Gross Tonnage12,146
Sailing forLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Sailed from berth17 / 18 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival24' 00"
Draught aft on arrival24' 04"
Cargo carried on arrivalPart cargo of Fuel Oil (outwards)
Outward cargoSame part cargo of Fuel Oil (outwards)
Draught forward on sailing24' 00"
Draught aft on sailing24' 04"

While tanker TEESFIELD was berthed in Rothesay Dock she

was 10 feet off forward and alongside aft, with even strain

on her moorings.

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Tuesday, March 26, 1963 @ 1120
POLYCREST (1958-1970 Oil tanker of Einar Rasmussen, Kristiansand, Norway) Own Page

Einar Rasmussen's tanker POLYCREST berths in Ardrossan Harbour with crude oil from Stanlow

Arrived fromPuerto Miranda (Venezuela) via Stanlow (Manchester Ship Canal)Port of RegistryKristiansand (Norway)
Arrived in berth12 Ocean Tanker Berth, Ardrossan Harbour ( Scotland, U.K.) .. tugs SEAWAY and STRONGBOWNet Tonnage7,363
Master of vessel on arrivalS StendalGross Tonnage12,754
Draught aft on arrival21' 06"Deadweght Tonnage19,912
Cargo carried on arrivalCrude Oil
Ships agentT L Duff & Company, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Tel 29 and 40

POLYCREST was towed from the roadstead to the ocean

tanker berth at Ardrossan Harbour, being towed at the

bow by the Ardrossan tug SEAWAY and towed at the

stern by the Steel & Bennie tug STRONGBOW.

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Monday, December 30, 1963 @ 1140
CENTAUR (1964- 1975 Passenger / cargo ship 481 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel / Ocean Transport & Trading Company, Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's new ship CENTAUR berths at King George V Dock, Glasgow for tests and loading cargo

Arrived fromTail-of-the-Bank anchorage off Greenock on trials (being a new ship from John Brown's, Clydebank)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth1 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Sailing forSingapore via Liverpool
Sailed from berth1 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Draught forward on arrival18' 07"
Draught aft on arrival25' 08"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo1500 on 30th December
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 100 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1500 on 31st December
Draught forward on sailing21' 02"
Draught aft on sailing25' 03"
Engine trialsHauled off quay from 0710 to 0745 on 4 January 1964
Vessel bunkered3 January 1964 bunkered 30 tons of fuel oil and on 6 January 30 tons fuel oil, both from CLANITY
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

From 0645 to 0745 on 3rd January 1964 CENTAUR

 was hauled 60 feet off the Quay for stabilizer

 tests.

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Friday, March 22, 1963 @ 1830
EILEEN M ( 1938- 1966 coastal oil products tanker of Metcalf Motor Coasters, Liverpool) Own Page

EILEEN M arrives at Ardrossan from Ardrishaig to load gas oil and avtur for Stornoway

Arrived fromArdrishaig (Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage133
Master of vessel on arrivalD B OwensGross Tonnage323
Draught aft on arrival8' 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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Friday, March 22, 1963 @ 0915
FRAGUM (1952-1964 Coastal oil tanker 332 feet long of Shell Tankers, London :1976 scrapped at Hong Kong) Own Page

Shell coastal tanker FRAGUM arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with fuel oil from Heysham

Arrived fromHeysham (England)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.) ... assisted by tug SEAWAYReg Tonnage1,280
Master of vessel on arrivalJ Diston
Draught aft on arrival17' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalFuel oil
Ships agentT L Duff & Company, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Tel 29 and 40

News Event

Tuesday, July 26, 1966 @ 1255
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 berth 1 / 2 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow

Arrived fromNew York via Liverpool Port of RegistryNew York (USA)
Arrived in berth1 / 2 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east and stern 7 blinds west of 1 / 2 wall)Gross Tonnage9,150
Sailing forDublin (Eire / Ireland)
Sailed from berth1 / 2 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east and stern 7 blinds west of 1 / 2 wall)
Draught forward on arrival12' 00"
Draught aft on arrival21' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 1,255 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1300 on 26th July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1630 on 29th July
Commened loading outward cargo0900 on 29th July
Outward cargoGeneral cargo outwards 48 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo1630 on 29th July
Draught forward on sailing10' 05"
Draught aft on sailing18' 11"
Ships agentW B Woolley & Co. Ltd., 54 West Nile Street, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone 041 248 2929 Telex 77219

News Event

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 @ 1101
CENTAUR (1964- 1975 Passenger / cargo ship 481 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel / Ocean Transport & Trading Company, Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's CENTAUR at UK in 1960's before coming to Singapore and Australia

Port of RegistryLiverpool

E-mail from J.W. (Darwin, Australia)

6 November 2019

Have you any details about Blue Funnel CENTAUR in 1960’s before leaving UK and coming to Singapore and Australia ?

 

Douglas replies :

I’ll put something in tomorrow about CENTAUR leaving Glasgow.

News Event

Tuesday, July 12, 1966 @ 0045
METEOOR (1955-1970 General cargo coaster 56.28m 185 feet overall of N.V. Wijnne & Barends' Cargadoors- en Agentuurkantoren, Groningen / Berend Johannes Balk, Groningen) Own Page

Wijnne & Barend's coaster METEOOR arrives at Meadowside Quay, Glasgow with Grain from Rouen

Arrived fromRouen (France)Port of RegistryGroningen (Netherlands)
Arrived in berth4 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east : between towers and awaiting berth)Net Tonnage310
Sailing forRothesay Dock, Clydebank, GlasgowGross Tonnage499
Sailed from berth2 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)Deadweght Tonnage797
Draught forward on arrival10' 00"
Draught aft on arrival11' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGrain 653 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1300 on 12th July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Port Authority, 16 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2.
Completed discharge of inward cargo1125 on 13th July
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentJ S Braid, Glasgow

News Event

Wednesday, June 29, 1966 @ 2230
PACIFIC STRONGHOLD (1958-1971 Cargo liner 501 feet long of Furness Withy Line, London) Own Page

Furness Withy's PACIFIC STRONGHOLD arrives at Meadowside Quay, Glasgow with a cargo of Barley

Arrived fromPacific ports and Le Havre and Plantation Quay (Glasgow)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth2 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head west with her bow 20 feet east of sheds 2/3 bulkhead)Gross Tonnage9,439
Sailing forManchester (England, U.K.)
Sailed from berth2 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head west with her bow 20 feet east of sheds 2/3 bulkhead)
Draught forward on arrival23' 06"
Draught aft on arrival25' 07"
Cargo carried on arrivalBarley 718 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0920 on 30th June
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Port Authority, 16 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2.
Completed discharge of inward cargo1850 on 30th June
Outward cargoPart same inward cargo of Barley
Draught forward on sailing21' 10"
Draught aft on sailing25' 00"
Ships agentFurness Withy & Co. Ltd., 19 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone CENtral 8193

News Event

Monday, November 4, 2019 @ 1405
CLAN FRASER (1961-1965 General cargo ship 497 feet overall of Cayzer Irvine / Clan Line, Glasgow) Own Page

CLAN FRASER engine trial and a rope across King George V Dock, Glasgow

Port of RegistryGlasgow
Gross Tonnage9,292

4 November 2019 

Jim McGoogan e-mails :

   Your article of CLAN FRASER of 8th January 1964 says a rope

was put across King George V Dock, Glasgow while the ship was

making an engine trial.

   Why put a rope across the dock and where would the rope

be attached to the ship and also attached to the dock ?

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News Event

Monday, July 1, 1963 @ 1500
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
ACCRA (1947- 1967 Passenger / cargo liner 453 feet long of Elder Dempster Lines, Liverpool)) Own Page

July 1963 saw a drowning in the swimming pool of Elder Dempster’s ACCRA nearing Freetown

Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)

July 1963 saw a drowning in the swimming pool of Elder Dempster’s ACCRA 

 

Margaret Taylor sends an e-mail

18 April 2019 @ 1856
 

Many moons ago - July of 1963 - my husband and I and two daughters

travelled from Liverpool to Lagos on Elder Dempster Line`s ACCRA.

 During the voyage - the day before arriving at Freetown, if I remember

rightly, a passenger returning home to Nigeria was tragically drowned

during an event in the ship`s swimming pool.

 My husband, a doctor, was going to Nigeria to work at

University College Hospital, Ibadan. He spent hours on deck trying to

save the victim`s life.
It is an event which has been in my memory for 55 years - a

rare and unexpected tragedy for an historic and well-known

shipping line. 


Administrator's Note.   Any reply to this e-mail should be

made to our CONTACT US at the top of the page and it

will be forwarded to Mrs. Taylor.

News Event

Wednesday, January 8, 1964 @ 0830
CLAN FRASER (1961-1965 General cargo ship 497 feet overall of Cayzer Irvine / Clan Line, Glasgow) Own Page

CLAN FRASER arrives at Glasgow to load for Durban and Lourenco Marques via Swansea

Arrived fromGovan Dry Dock, Glasgow .... vessel had entered drydock on arriving at GlasgowPort of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage9,292
Sailing forDurban and Lourenco Marques via Swansea
Sailed from berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival9' 09"
Draught aft on arrival15' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0900 on 8th January
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 10th January
Draught forward on sailing12' 00"
Draught aft on sailing15' 10"
Engine trialsFrom 1210 to 1225 on 10th January with rope across dock
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050

News Event

Sunday, December 22, 1963 @ 1600
JASON (1950 - 1972 General cargo/passenger liner 523 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

JASON arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Melbourne and Adelaide via Liverpool

Arrived fromElderslie Drydock, Elderslie, GlasgowPort of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage10,160
Sailing forMelbourne and Adelaide via Liverpool
Sailed from berth2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival15' 03"
Draught aft on arrival21' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 23rd December
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 4,700 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Heavy lifts loadedOn 30 December loaded 116 tons of heavy lifts from floating crane NEWSHOT
Completed loading outward cargo1930 on 6th January 1964
Draught forward on sailing24' 06"
Draught aft on sailing26' 00"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

News Event

Saturday, December 21, 1963 @ 1245
ARABRITT (General cargo ship 324 feet overall) Own Page

ARABRITT arrives at Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow to load steel tubes for Vancouver (Canada)

Arrived fromNewport (South Wales, U.K.)
Arrived in berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head west
Sailing forVancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Sailed from berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head west
Draught forward on arrival14' 06"
Draught aft on arrival20' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 22nd December
Outward cargoSteel tubes 620 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co. Ltd., Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Completed loading outward cargo1100 on 23rd December
Draught forward on sailing16' 04"
Draught aft on sailing22' 02"
Ships agentJ S Braid, Glasgow

News Event

Tuesday, November 10, 1959 @ 0845
ALMADEN (1946- General cargo ship of Cofruna Line, Valencia : 1970 scrapped at Santander)) Own Page

Cofruna Line's ALMADEN arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load general cargo for Avilles (Spain)

Arrived fromDublin (Eire / Ireland)Port of RegistryValencia (Spain)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage1,411
Master of vessel on arrivalJ FradusGross Tonnage2,525
Draught aft on arrival14' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo ROB (= Remaining on Board)
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

News Event

Friday, January 28, 1944 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
CILICIA (1938-40 Anchor Line passenger/cargo ship : 1940-44 Armed Merchant Cruiser : 1944-46 Troopship : 1946 Returned to owners : 1966-80 training ship / Hostel in Rotterdam : 1980 scrapped Bilbao) Own Page

Anchor Line's CILICIA / H.M.S. CILICIA service as a Troop Transport in World War 2

Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage11,136

 

Courtesy of University of Glasgow Archives & Special Collections GB248 Anchor Line Ltd.(UGD 255/1/7/7)

 

News Event

Tuesday, November 22, 1960 @ 0215
HASSELO ( 1955-1967 Ore carrier 484 feet overall of Rederi AB Rex Stockholm Sweden) Own Page

Ore carrier HASSELO arrives at General Terminus Quay, Glasgow with Iron Ore from Lulea

Arrived fromLulea (Sweden)Port of RegistryStockholm (Sweden)
Arrived in berthEast Terminus, Glasgow (with bow 2 pawls west of fence) ..Pilot Conway and 2 Clyde Shipping tugs
Sailing forRotterdam (Netherlands)
Sailed from berthEast Terminus, Glasgow (with bow 2 pawls west of fence) ..Pilot Begg and 2 Clyde Shipping tugs
Draught forward on arrival27' 04"
Draught aft on arrival26' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalIron Ore 10,404 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 22nd November
Stevedore discharging inward cargoColvilles Ltd.
Completed discharge of inward cargo1830 on 22nd November
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing5' 06"
Draught aft on sailing18' 03"
Ships agentBISCO (British Iron & Steel Corporation)

 

On leaving General Terminus Quay, Glasgow, ore carrier HASSELO, with Pilot Begg in charge and a Clyde Shipping tug at the bow and stern, the vessel moved off the berth and was towed astern down the channel to the entrance to Prince’s Dock where the tugs canted (turned) her to face downriver to start on her passage to Rotterdam.  

 

News Event

Friday, September 5, 1958 @ 1630
PRASE ( 1938 - ? General cargo coaster of Wm Robertson's Gem Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Gem Line's PRASE arrives at 5 Kingston Dock, Glasgow with granite chips from Trevor (Wales)

Arrived fromTrevor (Wales, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth5 Kingston Dock, GlasgowGross Tonnage374
Draught forward on arrival11' 00"
Draught aft on arrival12' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGranite chips
Ships agentWilliam Robertson (Shipowners) Ltd., 45 West Nile Street, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone CENtral 9402

News Event

Friday, September 5, 1958 @ 1210
ALHAMA (1953-1962 General cargo ship 335 feet long of John Bruce Company / Mossgiel Shipping, Glasgow : 1974 scrapped) Own Page

ALHAMA arrives at Springfield Quay from Stobcross Crane, Glasgow to load for Italian Ports

Arrived fromStobcross Crane, GlasgowPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth29 / 31 Springfield Quay, Glasgow Net Tonnage1,170
Draught forward on arrival10' 00"Gross Tonnage2,346
Draught aft on arrival15' 07"Deadweght Tonnage3,500
Cargo carried on arrivalPart General cargo and heavy lifts
Ships agentJohn Bruce & Co. (Shipping) Ltd., 45 Renfield Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel. CITy 3581

News Event

Friday, September 18, 1959 @ 1445
NESTOR ( 1952 - 1968 General cargo liner 490 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's NESTOR arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Fremantle and Melbourne

Arrived fromElderslie Drydock, Elderslie, GlasgowPort of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth1 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Sailing forFremantle via Melbourne and Liverpool
Sailed from berth1 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Draught forward on arrival12' 06"
Draught aft on arrival16' 11"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 21st September
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1115 on 26th September
Draught forward on sailing14' 07"
Draught aft on sailing20' 01"
Vessel bunkeredSee "Remarks" below
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

Bunkered.

At 1600 on 21st September bunkered 20 tons diesel oil from oiler CLANITY and at 1155 on 22nd bunkered 170 tons of diesel oil also from CLANITY.

News Event

Thursday, July 28, 1966 @ 0050
SPINEL (1937 - 1940 then 1946 - 1970 a 185 feet long general cargo coaster owned by William Robertson's Gem Line, Glasgow ) Own Page

Gem Line's SPINEL arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with a cargo of Limestone from Llanddulas

Arrived fromLlanddulas (Conwy County Borough, Wales, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage333
Master of vessel on arrivalGilliesGross Tonnage650
Draught aft on arrival14' 00"Deadweght Tonnage830
Cargo carried on arrivalLimestone
Ships agentGeneral Freight, Ardrossan Harbour

News Event

Wednesday, July 27, 1966 @ 2000
SCOTTISH COAST (1957-1969 Passenger cargo ship 342 feet long of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow : 2002 scrapped at Mumbai, India)) Own Page

SCOTTISH COAST arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with passengers and cars from Belfast

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage1827
Master of vessel on arrivalL StewartGross Tonnage3817
Cargo carried on arrivalPassengers and cars (automobiles)
Ships agentBurns & Laird Lines, The Harbour, Ardrossan

News Event

Wednesday, July 27, 1966 @ 1545
A.N.P. (Coaster) Own Page

A.N.P, arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load a cargo of Shelphalt for Belfast

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryKobenhaven (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage92
Master of vessel on arrivalD Knudsen
Draught aft on arrival7' 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

News Event

Friday, November 3, 1961 @ 1700
LISMORIA (1948 - 1967 Passenger / cargo liner 455 feet long of Donaldson Line, Glasgow : 1967 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Tatwan) Own Page

Donaldson Line's LISMORIA closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Montreal

Ships agentDonaldson Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1, Tel CENtral 3901Port of RegistryGlasgow
Gross Tonnage8323

News Event

Thursday, February 8, 1962 @ 1800
KYPROS (1950-1967 then 1967-1971 of Moss Hutchison Line, Liverpool then 1971-1976 P & O General cargo Division) Own Page

Moss Hutchison's KYPROS leaves 29 Queen's Dock Glasgow for Tripoli via Liverpool

Sailing forTripoli via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool
Sailed from berth29 Queen's Dock, Glasgow
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Draught forward on sailing12' 03"
Draught aft on sailing15' 00"
Ships agentMoss Hutchison Line Limited, 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel. Central 6643

News Event

Thursday, February 8, 1962 @ 1445
CLAN MACINNES ( 1952 - 1978 General cargo liner 471 feet long of Clan Line Steamers, Glasgow) Own Page

CLAN MACINNES leaves Stobcross Quay, Glasgow with general cargo and lifts for Durban via Birkenhead

Sailing forDurban via BirkenheadPort of RegistryGlasgow
Sailed from berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow Gross Tonnage6,389
Outward cargoGeneral cargo and liftsDeadweght Tonnage8,945
Draught forward on sailing13' 05"
Draught aft on sailing16' 09"
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050

News Event

Thursday, February 8, 1962 @ 1438
TEXAN (Clyde puffer) Own Page

Clyde puffer lighter TEXAN leaves 8 Queen's Dock, Glasgow with a cargo of Coal for Dunoon

Outward cargoCoalPort of RegistryGlasgow

News Event

Thursday, February 8, 1962 @ 1200
HANS (General cargo coaster, 2 holds, one mast of Dutch owners) Own Page

Netherlands coaster HANS leaves 14 Queen's Dock, Glasgow for Carnlough (Northern Ireland)

Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)Port of RegistryGroningen
Net Tonnage179

News Event

Wednesday, February 7, 1962 @ 1300
IRISH LARCH ( 1956 - 1968 General cargo ship 496 feet long of Irish Shipping Company, Dublin) Own Page

IRISH LARCH leaves 5 Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow for New Orleans

Outward cargoGeneral cargo Port of RegistryDublin
Draught forward on sailing14' 06"
Draught aft on sailing19' 10"

News Event

Sunday, February 3, 1963 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
Own Page

Royal Rotterdam LLoyd passenger sailings from Sydney in 1963

News Event

Monday, January 21, 1963 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
WATERMAN (1951- Passenger liner / Emigrant ship of Kon. Rotterdamsche Lloyd) Own Page

WATERMAN leaves Sydney for Wellington, Papeete, Balboa, Miami and Southampton to Rotterdam

Ships agentRoyal Interocean Lines, 261 George Street, SydneyPort of RegistryNetherlands

News Event

Tuesday, February 26, 1963 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
WANGANELLA (1932-1970 Passenger / cargo ship 474 feet overall of McIlwraith, McEacharn Limited) Own Page

WANGANELLA leaves Sydney on a cruise to Bay of Islands, Auckland, Hobart and Melbourne

Ships agentF H Stephens Pty Ltd., Liner House, 13-15 Bridge Street, Sydney (Australia)Gross Tonnage9,576

News Event

Monday, February 24, 1975 @ 1000
FLINTSHIRE (1962-1978 General cargo ship of Glen Line, London) Own Page

1975-1977 Voyage Diary of Glen Line's FLINTSHIRE

Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage11,926

News Event

Thursday, November 30, 1961 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
U.S.S. ESSEX (1942-1969 Essex-class Aircraft Carrier 872 feet (266 m) overall of United States Navy: 1975 Scrapped) Own Page

Aircraft carrier U.S.S. ESSEX arrives at Tail of the Bank anchorage off Greenock, Scotland

Port of RegistryUnited States Navy

News Event

Wednesday, October 31, 1962 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
TEXA ( 1960-1964 Clyde puffer 66 feet long of McNeil of Greenock) Own Page

Clyde puffer lighter TEXA at Princes Pier, Greenock loading Mails for EMPRESS OF BRITAIN

Port of RegistryGlasgow
Net Tonnage36
Gross Tonnage96

News Event

Monday, March 30, 1959 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
LOGAN (1923-1961 Clyde puffer 66 feet long of James Warnock, Paisley)) Own Page

Clyde puffer LOGAN arrives at James Watt Basin, Greenock with 86 tons of sand from Loch Sunart

Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)

News Event

Tuesday, January 27, 1959 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
ARDFERN (Steam Clyde puffer lighter of Warnock Brothers, Paisley) Own Page

Clyde puffer ARDFERN arrives at James Watt Basin, Greenock with 110 tons of sand

Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.) ... ???
Reg Tonnage38

News Event

Tuesday, September 23, 1958 @ 0700
CORINALDO (1949-1967 Refrigerated cargo ship of Donaldson Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Departure Letter from Master of CORINALDO to Donaldson Line on leaving London for Zeebrugge

Vessel MasterJ L McQueenPort of RegistryGlasgow

News Event

Thursday, January 1, 1953 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
Own Page

The Ben Line Dock Office in Royal Victoria Dock, London

News Event

Thursday, January 1, 1970 @ 1000
Own Page

Ben Line calendar showing locations of Bens ( = mountains) in Scotland

News Event

Tuesday, January 17, 1950 @ 1700
CITY OF SHREWSBURY (1947-1959 "Liberty-type" general cargo ship of Ellerman & Bucknall S.S. Company, London : 1969 scrapped at Hong Kong) Own Page

CITY OF SHREWSBURY closes at Glasgow for Port Said, Suez, Aden, Vizagapatam and Calcutta

Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)

News Event

Tuesday, December 22, 1936 @ 1810
LAIRDSMOOR (1929-1937 Passenger / cargo ferry 265 feet overall of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow : 1937 sank after collosion off south Scotland)) Own Page

Burns & Laird's LAIRDSMOOR leaves Londonderry with passengers and Army Troops for Heysham

Vessel MasterA HendersonPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Outward cargo357 6/2 passengers and 9 horsesGross Tonnage1,464

News Event

Tuesday, December 5, 1961 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
SOUTHERN CROSS (1955-1973 Passenger liner of Shaw Savill & Albion Line, London) Own Page

Shaw Savill Line's SOUTHERN CROSS leaves Southampton on a Round-the-World Passenger Cruise

Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)

News Event

Friday, November 3, 1961 @ 1700
ASTRONOMER (1951-1970 General cargo Liner 12 knots speed of Charente Steamship / T & J Harrison Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Harrison Line's ASTRONOMER closes at Birkenhead for receiving cargo for West, South and East Africa

Ships agentThos & Jas Harrison Ltd., LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool
Gross Tonnage8,150

News Event

Friday, November 3, 1961 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
ASSIOUT ( 1949 - 1973 General cargo ship 367 feet long of Moss Hutchison Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Moss Hutchison's ASSIOUT 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
Net Tonnage1,539
Gross Tonnage3422
Deadweght Tonnage4716

News Event

Monday, November 13, 1961 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
PORT PIRIE (1947-1972 Refrigerated cargo liner 529 feet long of Port Line, London) Own Page

Port Line's PORT PIRIE sails from Grangemouth for Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney

Ships agentThe General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 2803Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Net Tonnage6,163
Gross Tonnage10,535

News Event

Friday, November 17, 1961 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
BENLARIG (1961-1969 General cargo ship of William Thomson Ben Line, Edinburgh) Own Page

Ben Line's BENLARIG sails from Grangemouth for Far Eastern Ports

Ships agentThe General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 2803Port of RegistryLeith (Scotland, UK)

News Event

Friday, December 6, 1963 @ 1830
ROWALLAN CASTLE (1943-1971 Refrigerated and general cargo liner 475 feet long of Union Castle Line, London) Own Page

ROWALLAN CASTLE arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Port Sudan via Swansea

Arrived fromGreenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)Gross Tonnage7,943
Sailing forPort Sudan via SwanseaDeadweght Tonnage9,275
Sailed from berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival13' 06"
Draught aft on arrival19' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 9h December
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 2,150 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Heavy lifts loaded1 X 12 1/2 ton lift from floating crane NEWSHOT
Completed loading outward cargo1600 on 13h December
Draught forward on sailing19' 09"
Draught aft on sailing21' 04"

News Event

Sunday, November 17, 1963 @ 0930
PYRRHUS (1949 - 1972 General cargo and passenger liner 516 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

PYRRHUS arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to unload, Drydock and then load for the Far East

Arrived fromSingapore via DublinPort of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage10,093
Sailing forSingapore and Hong Kong via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival17' 01"
Draught aft on arrival21' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 925 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0930 on 17th November
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1900 on 20th November
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 24th November
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 600 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1900 on 26th November
Draught forward on sailing17' 09"
Draught aft on sailing19' 09"
Vessel drydockedTo Elderslie at 0050 on 20th November : Returned to berth at 1415 on 22nd November
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

News Event

Saturday, July 20, 1963 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
GALILEO GALELEI (1963-1979 Passenger liner 213.65m 701 feet overall of Lloyd Triestino, Genoa : 1999 sank after engine room fire) Own Page

LLoyd Triestino liner GALILEO GALELEI leaves Sydney on a 7-day cruise to Noumea and Brisbane

Sailed from berthSydney (Australia)Port of RegistryGenoa (Italy)
Ships agentGilchrist Watt & Sanderson Pty, Ltd., 17 O' Connell Street, Sydney Telephone BL5801Gross Tonnage27,888
Deadweght Tonnage9,486

News Event

Wednesday, February 7, 1962 @ 1520
TEXA ( 1960-1964 Clyde puffer 66 feet long of McNeil of Greenock) Own Page

Clyde puffer lighter TEXA leaves 8 Queen's Dock, Glasgow with a cargo of coal for Dunoon

Sailing forDunoon (Firth of Clyde)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Sailed from berth8 Queen's Dock, GlasgowNet Tonnage36
Outward cargoCoalGross Tonnage96

News Event

Tuesday, February 6, 1962 @ 2320
AMERICAN MANUFACTURER (1948-1968 General cargo ship of United States Lines, New York) Own Page

United States Line's AMERICAN MANUFACTURER leaves Yorkhill,Glasgow for New York and Boston

Sailing forNew York and Boston (USA)Port of RegistryNew York, USA
Sailed from berth8 West Basin, Yorkhill, Glasgow
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Draught forward on sailing17' 03"
Draught aft on sailing23' 06"
Ships agentW B Woolley & Co. Ltd., 54 West Nile Street, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone 041 248 2929 Telex 77219

News Event

Tuesday, February 6, 1962 @ 2255
SUNLAND (1954-1966 Cargo ship owned by A. I. Langfeldt of Kristiansand, Norway, and on long-term charter from 1954-1966 to the Saguenay Terminals Company.) Own Page

Saguenay's SUNLAND leaves Queen's Dock, Glasgow for Jamaica and Barbados via Liverpool

Sailing forJamaica and Barbados via LiverpoolPort of RegistryKristiansand. (Norway)
Sailed from berth15 / 7 Queen's Dock, Glasgow
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Draught forward on sailing10' 04"
Draught aft on sailing18' 05"

News Event

Tuesday, February 6, 1962 @ 2240
EASTWOOD (1960-1968 General cargo ship 271 feet long of Constantine & Company, Glasgow) Own Page

EASTWOOD leaves 24 Queen's Dock, Glasgow for Genoa and Leghorn (Italy)

Sailing forGenoa and Leghorn (Italy)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Sailed from berth24 Queen's Dock, GlasgowGross Tonnage1,793
Outward cargoGeneral cargo Deadweght Tonnage2,216
Draught forward on sailing15' 06"
Draught aft on sailing18' 03"

News Event

Tuesday, February 6, 1962 @ 1225
SIDONIA (1961-1967 General cargo liner 472 feet / 144 metres of Anchor Line / 1967-1968 Moor Line, Glasgow : 1985 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

Anchor Line's SIDONIA shifts from 3 Yorkhill Quay to No 1 Govan Drydock, Glasgow

Sailing forNo 1 Govan Drydock, Govan, GlasgowPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Sailed from berth3 Yorkhill Quay, GlasgowNet Tonnage2.740
Outward cargoGeneral cargo outwards Gross Tonnage5,704
Draught forward on sailing13' 06"
Draught aft on sailing17' 06"
Ships agentAnchor Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone CENtral 9809

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CLAN FRASER and a rope across the dock at Glasgow

 4 November 2019

Jim McGoogan e-mails :

   Your article of CLAN FRASER of 8th January 1964 says a rope was put across King George V Dock, Glasgow while the ship was making an engine trial.

   Why put a rope across the dock and where would the rope be attached to the ship and also attached to the dock ?

 

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Glasgow shipping line Maclay and Mcintyre and ship pictures of DOMIRA 2 and LYNFIELD.

 

   A reader asks for any information on Glasgow shipping line Maclay and Mcintyre and ship pictures of DOMIRA 2 and LYNFIELD.

   Can anyone help ?

14 September 2019

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Where is the “Chapman Anchorage” ???

   Robbie Keen (CarlisleEngland) emails:

 I see in the entry for BENWYVIS that she

was in “Chapman Anchorage.”   Where is

Chapman Anchorage and what would she

 be doing there ???

Robbie.  31 August 2019

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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

 23 January 2019  1011

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)
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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.