Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

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Friday, December 1, 1972 @ 0900
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Ben Line schedules from Malaysian Straits for December 1972 and January 1973

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Friday, December 1, 1972 @ 0900
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Blue Funnel and Glen Line schedules at Singapore and Straits for December 1972 and January 1973.

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Tuesday, December 19, 1972 @ 0600
The date shown is the date advertised on the published schedule and time is our own best estimate
PANDO GULF (1968-1974 General cargo ship formerly British India's WOODARRA of P & O Line, London) Own Page

PANDO GULF due to arrive at Singapore to load general cargo for London, Hamburg and Rotterdam

Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage8,753

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Friday, November 29, 1963 @ 0845
ELPENOR (1954-1978 General cargo ship 487 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool)) Own Page

Alfred Holt's ELPENOR arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow from Singapore via Liverpool

Arrived fromSingapore and Hong Kong via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth1 / 2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage7,757
Sailing forGovan Drydock, Govan, Glasgow
Sailed from berth1 /King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 757 tons and 297 tons of bulk oil
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1000 on 29 November for bulk oil and 0930 on 29 November for general cargo
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1550 on 29 November for oil and 1700 on 2 December for general cargo
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing12' 00"
Draught aft on sailing17' 06"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

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Wednesday, May 24, 1961 @ 0700
KING GEORGE V (1926-1975 Excursion Passenger steamer 260 feet long of David MacBrayne / Caledonian MacBrayne) Own Page

David MacBrayne's KING GEORGE V leaves Fort William on an excursion cruise to Iona

Port of RegistryGlasgow (UK)
Gross Tonnage985

KING GEORGE V landing passengers by motor boat at the jetty at Iona.

 

Iona Abbey with the Isle of Mull in the background

 

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Friday, September 1, 1972 @ 0900
The date shown is the date advertised on the published timetable
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Blue Funnel and Norse Oriental schedule for September and October 1972 to East and South Australia

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Monday, December 21, 2020 @ 1050
KENYA (1951-1969 A 700- Passenger / refrigerated cargo liner 517 feet long of British India Steam Navigation Company, London) Own Page

Dinner Menu of British India Line’s KENYA

Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Gross Tonnage14,464

 

Dinner Menu of British India Line’s KENYA

E-mail from Deborah Wright (London)

21 December 2020  @ 1050

 

Interested in reading the Dinner Menu.    There was no curry

on offer.  I thought that there would always be a curry for dinner on British India ships.

 

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Thursday, August 30, 1962 @ 2030
RUSH (Oiler 181 feet ... in 1962) Own Page

Oiler RUSH arrives at Shieldhall, Glasgow with 750 tons of Molasses from Birkenhead

Arrived fromBirkenhead (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth2 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)
Sailing forAvonmouth (England, U.K.)
Sailed from berth2 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival12' 06"
Draught aft on arrival11 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalMolasses 750 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1745 on 1 September
Stevedore discharging inward cargoC O E
Completed discharge of inward cargo1115 on 2 September
Commened loading outward cargo0200 on 31 August
Outward cargoMolasses 80 tons in bulk (delivered by road tanker)
Stevedore loading outward cargoC.O.E.
Completed loading outward cargo31 August
Draught forward on sailing6' 00"
Draught aft on sailing10' 00"
Ships agentJ & J Denholm Ltd,, 37 Renfield Street, Glasgow Telephone CENtral 5571

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Wednesday, March 13, 1963 @ 1800
KENYA (1951-1969 A 700- Passenger / refrigerated cargo liner 517 feet long of British India Steam Navigation Company, London) Own Page

Dinner Menu on British India passenger / cargo liner KENYA

Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Gross Tonnage14,464

Front cover of the 13th March 1963 Dinner Menu of British India

Steam Navigation Company passenger - cargo liner KENYA (1951-1969).

the painting depicting a Clyde Puffer vessel arriving at the small town of

Port Askaig, on the Isle of Islay in the Western Isles of Scotland..


 "Puffers" were 66 feet (20m) general cargo steam coasters which carried

all sorts of cargo from, generally Clyde ports, to every island and

settlement and croft in the West of Scotland. 

 The crews of 4 men, were tough and hardy and as well as sailing these

small slow ships actually discharged the cargoes by hand at the

destination.


 Talking about Port Askaig on Islay a well known old story is :

      A puffer arrived at Port Askaig with a cargo of bags of malt for the

local whisky distillery.    The master, a gruff and experienced and

thoroughly competent man, went to the distillery office to telephone

to the puffer owners in Glasgow to report his arrival in Port Askaig.

   The Shipping Manager was not pleased.   "Why are you at

Port Askaig ?   I distinctly told you to go to Port Ellen.   The

Lagavulin Distillery there is waiting for your cargo." 

.... (Port Ellen is another small township in Islay, quite a distance

along the coast from Port Askaig)  

   

"There's no need to be annoyed" replied the master, "at least

Port Askaig and Port Ellen are on the same island and I didn't

go to Port Said in Egypt"

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Saturday, July 14, 1973 @ 0930
GLEN SANNOX (1957-1989 Passenger / vehicle ferry 256 feet long of Caledonian Steam Packet Company, / Caledonian MacBrayne, Gourock) Own Page

GLEN SANNOX leaves Gourock Pier for a cruise to Brodick (Arran) and round Holy Isle

Port of RegistryGlasgow
Net Tonnage388
Gross Tonnage1,107
Deadweght Tonnage301

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Sunday, November 20, 1960 @ 1300
CARINTHIA (1955-1968 Passenger / cargo liner 608 feet long of Cunard Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Tourist Class Luncheon Menu of Cunard Liner CARINTHIA

Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)
Gross Tonnage21,947

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Saturday, December 12, 2020 @ 1430
GLENLEE (1992- A 3-masted barque 245.34 feet (74.83 met long and a static floating museum ship at Riverside Museum, Glasgow)) Own Page

Static exhibit GLENLEE at Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Ship's locationRiverside Museum Pontoon, Yorkhill, GlasgowPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)

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Tuesday, May 31, 1966 @ 1040
WAVERLEY (1947 - 1974 Excursion paddle steamer 240 feet long of Caledonian Steam Packet Company, Gourock) Own Page

WAVERLEY leaves Craigendoran for other Clyde piers for a cruise along Loch Long to Arrochar

Ships agentCaledonian Steam Packet Company Limited, Gourock (Scotland)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage693

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Saturday, June 11, 1966 @ 1740
SICILIA (1965-1968 General cargo liner 472 feet overall of Anchor Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Anchor Line's SICILIA arrives at Meadowside Quay, Glasgow with 500 tons general cargo from New York

Arrived fromNew York Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth1 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east and stern 2 blinds east of berths 1 / 2 bulkhead)
Sailing forNo. 2 Elderslie Drydock, Elderslie, Glasgow
Sailed from berth1 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east and stern 2 blinds east of berths 1 / 2 bulkhead)
Draught forward on arrival14' 06"
Draught aft on arrival18' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 500 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 13th June
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1115 on 15th June
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing11' 10"
Draught aft on sailing18' 00"
Ships agentAnchor Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone CENtral 9809

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Monday, September 12, 1955 @ 0600
The date shown as advertised on the published timetable but time shown is our best estimate
SOCOTRA (1946-1965 General cargo ship of P & O Line, London : Scrapped in 1965) Own Page

SOCOTRA due at Madras (India) westward bound to load for U.K. / Continent

Ships agentBinny & Company (Madras) Ltd., 7 Armenian Street, Madras, 1, (India) Tel. 2974Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Gross Tonnage7,754

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Wednesday, February 23, 1955 @ 0600
The date shown as advertised on the published timetable but time shown is our best estimate
CHILKA (1950-1972 General cargo ship of British India Steam Navigation Company, London) Own Page

CHILKA due at Madras (India) westward bound to load for U.K. / Continent

Ships agentBinny & Company (Madras) Ltd., 7 Armenian Street, Madras, 1, (India)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Gross Tonnage7,132

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Friday, September 1, 1972 @ 0900
TAIPOOSHAN (1968-1975 Passenger / cargo liner (formerly Elder Dempster's APAPA) of Shun Cheong Steam Navigation Company (S) Pte. Ltd., Hong Kong ): scrapped Kaohsiung 1975) Own Page

September and October 1972 sailings for TAIPOOSHAN between Hong Kong, Singapore and Penang

Port of RegistryHong Kong

TAIPOOSHAN was formerly APAPA (1948-1968) of Elder Dempster Lines, Liverpool.

News Event

Tuesday, October 17, 1972 @ 0600
The date shown is the date advertised on the published timetable and time is our best estimate
LOUISE LYKES in 1972 Own Page

LOUISE LYKES due at Singapore to discharge and load for New Orleans, Mobile, Houston, Galveston

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Friday, September 1, 1972 @ 0900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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September and October 1972 sailings by American President Lines from Singapore area to U.S.A.

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Tuesday, August 2, 1966 @ 1800
ACCRA (1947- 1967 Passenger / cargo liner 453 feet long of Elder Dempster Lines, Liverpool)) Own Page

Dinner Menu for Elder Dempster's ACCRA homeward to Liverpool between Tema and Takoradi (Ghana)

Vessel MasterCaptain C. S. H. O' SullivanPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)

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Friday, June 3, 1966 @ 1345
The date and time shown is the date and time advertised on the published timetable
DUCHESS OF HAMILTON ( 1932-1971 Passenger excursion steamer 272 feet long with triple screws of Caledonian Steam Packet Company, Gourock) Own Page

DUCHESS OF HAMILTON leaves Ayr on a non-landing afternoon cruise to Arran Coast and Holy Isle

Sailed from berthAyr (Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Net Tonnage297
Gross Tonnage801
Deadweght Tonnage155

News Event

Thursday, December 17, 1964 @ 1220
LIMELIGHT (1964 - 1966 General cargo coaster 89 feet long of Ross & Marshall, Greenock : wrecked Islay 10 October 1966) Own Page

LIMELIGHT arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load bagged malt for a distillery in Islay

Vessel MasterJ McNivenPort of RegistryGreenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived fromIslay (pronounced "eye - la" Western Isles of Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage140
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Deadweght Tonnage70
Sailing forIsle of Islay (Western Isles of Scotland, U.K.)
Sailed from berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoBagged Malt (for a Distillery in Islay)
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Wednesday, December 16, 1964 @ 2155
LAIRDSCREST (1936-1968 coastal general cargo ship with Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow : 1978 scrapped) Own Page

LAIRDSCREST arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load general cargo for Belfast

Vessel MasterJ WoodPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived fromGlasgowGross Tonnage789
Arrived in berth10 Eglinton Tidal Basin, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Sailing forBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)
Sailed from berth10 Eglinton Tidal Basin, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Ships agentBurns & Laird Lines, The Harbour, Ardrossan

News Event

Friday, September 1, 1972 @ 0900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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September 1972 sailing notice for P & O and British India Lines from Singapore area

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Friday, September 1, 1972 @ 0900
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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September 1972 sailing notice for Maersk Line from Singapore area to USA, Japan and Persian Gulf

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Friday, September 1, 1972 @ 0900
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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September 1972 sailing notice for Blue Funnel and Glen Lines from Singapore area

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Tuesday, December 15, 1964 @ 0345
JACINTH (1939-1970 General cargo coaster 178 feet long of William Robertson's Gem Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Gem Line coaster JACINTH arrives in Ardrossan Harbour to load a cargo of Clay for Runcorn

Arrived fromRuncorn (on Manchester Ship Canal, England)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage332
Sailing forRuncorn (on Manchester Ship Canal, England)Gross Tonnage650
Sailed from berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Master of vessel on arrivalD McKinnon
Draught aft on arrival9' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoClay
Draught aft on sailing13' 00"
Ships agentGeneral Freight, Ardrossan Harbour

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Monday, May 25, 1959 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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The Ross & Marshall's Light Shipping "Clyde Puffer" vessel diary for Monday 25 May 1959

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Tuesday, September 8, 1953 @ 0600
The date shown as advertised on the published timetable but time shown is our best estimate
CHYEBASSA (1942-1969 General cargo ship of British India Steam Navigation Company, London : 1969 scrapped in Hong Kong) Own Page

CHYEBASSA due in Madras (India) : leaves Eastbound for Calcutta

Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage7,043

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Monday, September 7, 1953 @ 0600
The date shown as advertised on the published timetable but time shown is our best estimate
WILLESDEN ( General cargo ship 465 feet long of Watts, Watts Company, London) Own Page

WILLESDEN due in Madras (India) : leaves Eastbound for Calcutta

Port of RegistryLondon

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Sunday, September 6, 1953 @ 0600
The date shown as advertised on the published timetable but time shown is our best estimate
CLAN MACKENDRICK (1948-1961 General cargo ship 446 feet overall of Cayzer Irvine / Clan Line, London) Own Page

CLAN MACKENDRICK due in Madras (India) : leaves Eastbound for Vizaghapatnam

Port of RegistryGlasgow (UK)
Gross Tonnage7,504

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Sunday, September 6, 1953 @ 0600
The date shown as advertised on the published timetable but time shown is our best estimate
OLINDA (1950-1966 General cargo ship of British India Steam Navigation Co., London) Own Page

OLINDA due in Madras (India) : leaves Eastbound for Penang, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan

Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage5,424

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Thursday, June 2, 1966 @ 1900
The date and time shown is the date and time advertised on the published timetable
MAID OF CUMBRAE (1953-1971 Passenger ferry 161 feet (49m) long of Caledonian Steam Packet Company, Gourock, Scotland : Scrapped 2006) Own Page

MAID OF CUMBRAE leaves Rothesay on a non-landing evening cruise to Kyles of Bute

Sailing forNon-landing cruise to Kyles of ButePort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Sailed from berthRothesay (Isle of Bute, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Outward cargoPassengers
Ships agentCaledonian Steam Packet Company Limited, Gourock (Scotland)

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Monday, December 14, 1964 @ 1930
WARLIGHT (1919-1964 Steam engined general cargo Crinan Canal size Clyde puffer 86 feet long of Light Shipping / Ross & Marshall, Greenock) Own Page

Puffer WARLIGHT arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load bagged malt for Craighouse (Isle of Jura)

Vessel MasterF MulhollandPort of RegistryGreenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived fromMallaig (Scottish Highlands)Net Tonnage60
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage135
Sailing forCraighouse (Isle of Jura)
Sailed from berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Draught aft on arrival8' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoMalt (in bags) for the Distillery in Jura
Draught aft on sailing9' 06"
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Wednesday, April 3, 1963 @ 1240
GRANTON OSPREY ( 1960 - 1970 Deep-sea fishing trawler GN19 of William Carnie / Carnie & Croan, Granton) Own Page

Deep Sea Trawler GRANTON OSPREY arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with 985 boxes of fish

Arrived fromDeep sea fishing groundsPort of RegistryGranton, Edinburgh
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage79
Sailing forDeep sea fishing grounds
Sailed from berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Master of vessel on arrivalR Telford
Draught aft on arrival12' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalFish 985 boxes
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board) ... with oil bunkers
Draught aft on sailing13' 00"
Ships agentCarnie & Croan, Granton

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Sunday, May 24, 1959 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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The Ross & Marshall's Light Shipping "Clyde Puffer" vessel diary for Sunday 24 May 1959

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Saturday, October 1, 1966 @ 1410
ANTONIA (General cargo ship 431 feet long in 1966) Own Page

ANTONIA arrives at Meadowside Quay, Glasgow with 1,952 tons of general cargo from Pensacola USA

Arrived fromPensacola (Florida, USA) via Manchester
Arrived in berth2 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east and stern 2 1/2 blinds east of 2 / 3 bulkhead)
Sailing forHouston (Texas, USA) via Swansea
Sailed from berth1 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival14' 11"
Draught aft on arrival22' 11"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 1,952 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 2nd October
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1000 on 6th October
Commened loading outward cargo1330 on 5th October
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,433 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo1350 on16th October
Draught forward on sailing15' 07"
Draught aft on sailing21' 03"
Ships agentAnchor Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone CENtral 9809

News Event

Monday, November 30, 2020 @ 2104
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Do Azamara Club Cruises know something that we in the U.K. don’t know ?

 

E-mail from J.R.  (Bishopton, near Greenock)

30 November 2020 

 

Do Azamara Club Cruises know something that we in the U.K. don’t know ?

 

   Driving to work in Glasgow I pass King George V Dock

and see the three Azamara cruise ships AZAMARA JOURNEY, QUEST and PURSUIT,

laid up there, having arrived around July this year.

 

   So imagine my surprise to see in a weekend newspaper

a full page with the title AZA-MAZING AZAMARA OFFERS, advertising cruises for next year (2021).

 

AZAMARA JOURNEY is advertised for April 2021 for 8 nights

for Italy, Montenegro and Croatia.

and also

12 nights in July around the British Isles 

and also

16 nights in December for Singapore, Far East and Australia.

 

AZAMARA PURSUIT for 9 nights in May for Greece, Crete and islands.

 

AZAMARA QUEST for 15 nights in December for Miami and the Caribbean.

 

   The world news nowadays is full of Covid-19 lockdowns

and quarantines and visa restrictions and Azamara must

be hoping that everything calms down especially for the

April, May and July cruises.

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Sunday, December 13, 1964 @ 1120
EILEEN M ( 1938- 1966 coastal oil products tanker of Metcalf Motor Coasters, Liverpool) Own Page

EILEEN M arrives in Ardrossan Harbour to load a cargo of gas oil for Stornoway via Tarbert

Arrived fromStornoway (Outer Hebrides, Western Isles of Scotland)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth1a Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan HarbourReg Tonnage133
Sailing forStornoway (Outer Hebrides, Western Isles of Scotland) via Tarbert (Kintyre, Scotland)Gross Tonnage323
Sailed from berth1a Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour
Master of vessel on arrivalJ Scanlan
Draught aft on arrival10' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivallLight (= no cargo aboard)
Outward cargoGas Oil
Draught aft on sailing11' 00"
Master of vessel on sailingJ Scanlan
Ships agentR L Alpine, Ardrossan

News Event

Sunday, December 13, 1964 @ 1650
RAGNA GORTHON (Oil tanker in 1964) Own Page

Tanker RAGNA GORTHON arrives at Ardrossan Harbour from Puerto Miranda (Venezuela) via Stanlow

Arrived fromPuerto Miranda (Venezuela) via Stanlow (Manchester Ship Canal)Port of RegistryHelsingborg (Sweden)
Arrived in berth12 Ocean Tanker Berth, Ardrossan Harbour (Scotland, U.K.) .. tugs SEAWAY and CAMPAIGNERNet Tonnage7,153
Sailing forSwansea (Wales, U.K.)
Sailed from berth12 Ocean Tanker Berth, Ardrossan Harbour (Scotland, U.K.) .. tugs SEAWAY and CAMPAIGNER
Master of vessel on arrivalA Carlsson
Draught aft on arrival20' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalCrude Oil
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught aft on sailing21' 00"
Master of vessel on sailingA Carlsson
Ships agentT L Duff & Company, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Tel 29 and 40

News Event

Saturday, December 12, 1964 @ 2300
GLEN SHIEL (1959-1973 General cargo motor coaster 109 feet long of Hay Hamilton Ltd, Glasgow : Sank 1973) Own Page

Coaster GLEN SHIEL arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load a cargo of bagged malt for Islay

Arrived fromIslay (pronounced "eye - la" Western Isles of Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage89
Sailing forIsle of Islay (Western Isles of Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage195
Sailed from berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Deadweght Tonnage265
Master of vessel on arrivalJ West
Draught aft on arrival8' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoBagged Malt (for a Distillery in Islay)
Draught aft on sailing10' 00"
Master of vessel on sailingJ West
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Saturday, December 12, 1964 @ 1900
KAFFIR (1944 - 1974 General cargo Clyde puffer lighter of J & J Hay, Glasgow : 1974 wrecked at Ayr) Own Page

Puffer KAFFIR arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load a cargo of bagged malt for Islay

Arrived fromIslay (pronounced "eye - la" Western Isles of Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage96
Sailing forIsle of Islay (Western Isles of Scotland, U.K.)
Sailed from berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Master of vessel on arrivalD Black
Draught aft on arrival7' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoBagged Malt (for a Distillery in Islay)
Draught aft on sailing9' 00"
Master of vessel on sailingD Black
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

News Event

Friday, December 11, 1964 @ 0710
WANGEROOG (pronounced Van - ger - oo - gi (as in "give") ( 1963 - 1972 coastal oil / products tanker 70m long of Carl W Hansen Tankschiffahrt, Hamburg) Own Page

WANGEROOG arrives in Ardrossan Harbour with a cargo of Bitumen from Stanlow

Vessel MasterHans RickerPort of RegistryHamburg, Germany
Arrived fromStanlow (on Manchester Ship Canal, England, U.K.)Reg Tonnage526
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Deadweght Tonnage1875
Sailing forStanlow (on Manchester Ship Canal, England, U.K.)
Sailed from berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)
Draught aft on arrival15' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalBitumen
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentT L Duff & Company, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Tel 29 and 40

News Event

Friday, December 11, 1964 @ 0630
THEODORA (1958-1972 Coastal oil tanker 57.64m long of N.V. Teerbedrijf Uithoorn (TEBU), Uithoorn) Own Page

Coastal tanker THEODORA arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load a cargo of bitumen for Belfast

Vessel MasterG PatjePort of RegistryUithoorn (Netherlands)
Arrived fromDouglas (Isle of Man)Net Tonnage230
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Gross Tonnage499
Sailing forBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Deadweght Tonnage740
Sailed from berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)
Draught aft on arrival8' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoBitumen
Draught aft on sailing12' 06"
Ships agentT L Duff & Company, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Tel 29 and 40

News Event

Sunday, March 5, 1967 @ 1600
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
AUSTRALIS (Passenger liner of Chandris Line) Own Page

Chandris Line's AUSTRALIS leaves Sydney (Australia) for various ports and Southampton

Ship's locationWharf No. 8 Darling Harbour, Sydney (Australia)
Sailing forAuckland, Suva, Panama Canal, Miami (Port Everglades) and Southampton
Ships agentChandris Lines (Aust) Pty. Ltd., Chandris House, 135 King Street, Sydney (Australia)

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Friday, December 11, 1964 @ 0500
SAINT RULE (1941- 1973 General cargo coaster 172 feet long of J & A Gardner Ltd., Glasgow : 1981 Wrecked at Cyprus) Own Page

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

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage285
Sailing forPort Ellen (Isle of Islay ..pronounced "eye - la" Western Isles of Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage524
Sailed from berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Deadweght Tonnage650
Master of vessel on arrivalE Mackinnon
Draught aft on arrival13' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Master of vessel on sailingE Mackinnon
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

News Event

Thursday, March 2, 1967 @ 1200
ORONSAY (1951-1975 Passenger liner 708 feet long of P & O-Orient Line, London) Own Page

P & O liner ORONSAY leaves 13 Wharf, Pyrmont, Sydney ( Australia) for Southampton (UK)

Ships agentP & O - Orient Lines, 55 Hunter Street, Sydney Telephone 2-0317Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)

News Event

Thursday, April 24, 1975 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
ATREUS ( 1951-1977 General cargo ship 487 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool : 1979 scrapped at Kaohsiung (Taiwan)) Own Page

Voyage diary for Alfred Holt's ATREUS from 24 April 1975 to 02 August 1977

Port of RegistryLiverpool
Gross Tonnage7,800

News Event

Wednesday, August 30, 1967 @ 1440
ASTYANAX (1948-1957 General cargo ship 487 feet overall of Blue Funnel Line then in 1957 transferred to Glen Line, renamed Glenfruin, 1962 reverted to Astyanax, 1972 scrapped.) Own Page

Alfred Holt's ASTYANAX arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Singapore via Birkenhead

Arrived fromSwansea (South Wales, U.K.)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)
Arrived in berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage7,654
Sailing forSingapore via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival16' 07"
Draught aft on arrival18' 05"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 31st August
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 800 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1100 on 3rd September
Draught forward on sailing16' 10"
Draught aft on sailing21' 10"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

News Event

Saturday, November 28, 2020 @ 1257
LOCH SHIRA (2007- roro ferry 176.84 feet long of Caledonian MacBrayne, Gourock) Own Page

Caledonian MacBrayne's LOCH SHIRA approaches Largs on passage from Cumbrae Slip

Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)

 A beautiful calm and cool day on Saturday 28 November 2020, not

a cloud in the sky and the water like glass and at 1257 hours the

Caledonian MacBrayne ro-ro ferry LOCH SHIRA approaches Largs

Pier (Firth of Clyde, Scotland) from Cumbrae Slip on her daily service

between Largs and the Island of

Great Cumbrae (pronounced come - bray). 


News Event

Sunday, September 9, 1973 @ 0920
GLEN SANNOX (1957-1989 Passenger / vehicle ferry 256 feet long of Caledonian Steam Packet Company, / Caledonian MacBrayne, Gourock) Own Page

GLEN SANNOX leaves Gourock Pier for Dunoon and other piers on a cruise around Ailsa Craig

Port of RegistryGlasgow
Net Tonnage388
Gross Tonnage1,107
Deadweght Tonnage301

 

 

 

 

News Event

Tuesday, April 18, 1967 @ 1145
LOCH ARD (1955-1971 General cargo coaster 184 feet long of David MacBrayne, Glasgow : 1985 scrapped) Own Page

David MacBrayne's LOCH ARD arrives in Queen's Dock, Glasgow from West Highlands of Scotland

Arrived fromWest Highlands and Islands of ScotlandPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth24 / 22 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)Reg Tonnage237
Sailing forWest Highlands of ScotlandGross Tonnage611
Sailed from berth24 / 22 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival8' 11"
Draught aft on arrival11' 04"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 125 tons and livestock
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1300 on 18th April
Stevedore discharging inward cargoScruttons Ltd., 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 7771
Completed discharge of inward cargo0900 on 19th April
Commened loading outward cargo0915 on 19th April
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 410 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoScruttons Ltd., 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 7771
Completed loading outward cargo1900 on 20th April
Draught forward on sailing10' 00"
Draught aft on sailing12' 00"
Ships agentDavid MacBrayne Ltd., 44 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2. Telephone CENtral 9231

News Event

Friday, April 28, 1967 @ 1645
PEGU (General cargo ship 1961-1964 British & Burmese / P Henderson, 1964-1966 Elder Dempster,1966-1972 Guinea Gulf Line,1972 China Mutual,1972-1975 Elder Dempster,1975-1980 Guinea Gulf Line) Own Page

Henderson Line's PEGU arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Chittagong via Birkenhead

Arrived fromGovan Dry Dock, GlasgowPort of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Net Tonnage3,031
Sailing forChittagong (East Pakistan = now known as Bangladesh) via BirkenheadGross Tonnage5,764
Sailed from berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Deadweght Tonnage9,300
Draught forward on arrival13' 06"
Draught aft on arrival14' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 03 May
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 500 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1130 on 05 May
Draught forward on sailing14' 00"
Draught aft on sailing17' 01"
Ships agentPatrick Henderson & Co., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CENtral 9467

 28th April 1967 and Patrick "Paddy" Henderson /

Elder Dempster / Guinea Gulf / China Mutual Line's

conventional cargo ship PEGU (1961-1980) arrives

at King George V Dock, Glasgow from Govan Drydock

to load 500 tons of general cargo for Chittagong 

(East Pakistan / Bangladesh) via Birkenhead.

   Why is the ship named PEGU ?   You surely must

be absolutely thirsting to know.

   She was built for the Henderson Line of Glasgow,

also known as the British & Burmese Steam Navigation

Company whose main trade was U.K. to Burma

(now known as Myanmar).  Henderson's named their

ships after principal Burmese places, rivers, etc. such

as YOMA, SALWEEN, PROME and MARTABAN. 

The online Britannica.com informs us :

https://www.britannica.com/place/Pegu-historical-city-Myanmar

Pegu, Burmese Bago, port city, southern Myanmar

(Burma), on the Pegu River, 47 miles (76 km)

northeast of Yangon (Rangoon). Pegu was the

capital of the Mon kingdom and is surrounded by

the ruins of its old wall and moat, which formed a

square, with 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometre) sides.   On

the Yangon–Mandalay railway, it is the start of

a branch line southeast along the Gulf of Martaban.


News Event

Saturday, September 17, 1966 @ 1445
The date and time shown is the date and time advertised on the published timetable
MAID OF CUMBRAE (1953-1971 Passenger ferry 161 feet (49m) long of Caledonian Steam Packet Company, Gourock, Scotland : Scrapped 2006) Own Page

MAID OF CUMBRAE leaves Dunoon for Gourock then a non-landing cruise to Garelochhead (Gare Loch)

Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)

News Event

Thursday, March 12, 1964 @ 0900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
CALEDONIAN PRINCESS (1961-1982 Passenger / vehicle ferry 353 feet long of British Railways Board / Caledonian Steam Packet/ /British Transport Ship Management/Sealink) Own Page

CALEDONIAN PRINCESS at James Watt Dock, Greenock bunkers fuel oil from oiler CLANITY

Port of RegistryStranraer (Scotland, U.K.)
Net Tonnage1,306
Gross Tonnage3,630
Deadweght Tonnage688

 

News Event

Thursday, August 3, 1967 @ 1045
NELEUS ( 1953 - 1971 General cargo ship 489 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool : scrapped China 1974) Own Page

Alfred Holt's NELEUS arrives King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Sydney via Liverpool

Arrived fromElderslie Drydock, Elderslie, GlasgowPort of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage7,800
Sailing forSydney (Australia) via Liverpool
Sailed from berth2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival12' 07"
Draught aft on arrival17' 11"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo1100 on 3rd August
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,400 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1830 on 8th August
Draught forward on sailing13' 03"
Draught aft on sailing21' 10"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

News Event

Friday, August 5, 1966 @ 0916
SCOTTISH COAST (1957-1969 Passenger cargo ship 342 feet long of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow : 2002 scrapped at Mumbai, India)) Own Page

Burns & Laird's SCOTTISH COAST leaves Ardrossan Harbour on her daylight summer service to Belfast

Vessel MasterCaptain Douglas McCormickPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Ships agentBurns & Laird Lines, The Harbour, ArdrossanNet Tonnage1827
Gross Tonnage3817

 

News Event

Saturday, December 5, 1959 @ 0840
LADY ROSLIN (1958-1982 Explosives carrier 174 feet long of I.C.I. Nobel Division, Irvine) Own Page

ICI's LADY ROSLIN arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to take on bunkers of fuel oil

Vessel MasterR HardwickePort of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived fromBirkenhead (England, U.K.) Net Tonnage304
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage275
Sailing forIrvine (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage698
Sailed from berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Deadweght Tonnage552
Draught aft on arrival10' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board) ... with oil bunkers
Draught aft on sailing11' 00"
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

News Event

Friday, December 4, 1959 @ 2300
LASCAR (1939-1972 Steam general cargo Clyde puffer lighter 66 feet long of J & J Hay, Glasgow : 1972 scrapped at Troon) Own Page

Puffer LASCAR arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with a cargo of scrap metal from Belfast

Vessel MasterW J RossPort of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage50
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage96
Sailing forTroon (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Deadweght Tonnage140
Sailed from berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Draught aft on arrival9' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught aft on sailing7' 06"

News Event

Thursday, December 3, 1959 @ 0930
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 Bitumen from Stanlow

Vessel MasterF LeaskPort of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived fromStanlow (on Manchester Ship Canal, England, U.K.)Reg Tonnage1,280
Arrived in berth1a Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.) ..assisted by tug SEAWAY
Sailing forStanlow (on Manchester Ship Canal, England, U.K.)
Sailed from berth1a Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.) ..assisted by tug SEAWAY
Draught aft on arrival17' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalBitumen
Outward cargoDistillate
Draught aft on sailing16' 00"
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

News Event

Thursday, December 3, 1959 @ 1210
AMELAND (1956-1970 White products tanker of Stoomvaart Maatschappij Rotterdam (dochter K.R.L.) / Shell Tankers, Rotterdam : 1976 scrapped Bilbao) Own Page

Tanker AMELAND arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with crude oil from Punta Cardon (Venezuela) via Stanlow

Vessel MasterK Van TwiskPort of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)
Arrived fromPunta Cardon (Venezuela) via Stanlow (on Manchester Ship Canal, England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth12 Ocean Tanker Berth, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde) .. tugs SEAWAY and FORAGER
Sailing forOld Kilpatrick (River Clyde, Scotland)
Sailed from berth12 Ocean Tanker Berth, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde) .. tugs SEAWAY and WRESTLER
Draught aft on arrival22' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalCrude Oil
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught aft on sailing20' 00"
Ships agentT L Duff & Company, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Tel 29 and 40

Image contributed by Hans Willems

News Event

Friday, June 9, 1967 @ 1510
RUTHENIC (1966-1967 General cargo ship 469 feet long formerly Royal Mail Line's DURANGO :transferred in 1966 to Shaw Savill Line, London : 1967 scrapped Taiwan) Own Page

Shaw Savill's RUTHENIC arrives King George V Dock, Glasgow from Nelson (New Zealand) via Liverpool

Arrived fromNelson (New Zealand) via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage9,806
Sailing forBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)
Sailed from berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival13' 03"
Draught aft on arrival22' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 900 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 12th June
Stevedore discharging inward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo1430 on 14th June
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing12' 10"
Draught aft on sailing20' 06"

News Event

Thursday, May 25, 1967 @ 1245
PERSEUS (1950 - 1973 Cargo / passenger liner 516 feet long with Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool : 1973 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

Alfred Holt's PERSEUS arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Singapore via Birkenhead

Arrived fromElderslie Drydock, Elderslie, GlasgowPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage10,109
Sailing forSingapore via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival15 06"
Draught aft on arrival19' 08"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo1300 on 25th May
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,250 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo2045 on 29th May
Draught forward on sailing17' 08"
Draught aft on sailing21' 06"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

News Event

Tuesday, May 31, 1966 @ 0840
DUCHESS OF HAMILTON ( 1932-1971 Passenger excursion steamer 272 feet long with triple screws of Caledonian Steam Packet Company, Gourock) Own Page

DUCHESS OF HAMILTON leaves Craigendoran for various Clyde piers on passage to Inveraray

Port of RegistryGlasgow
Net Tonnage297
Gross Tonnage801
Deadweght Tonnage155

 Timetable for Clyde excursion steamer DUCHESS OF HAMILTON sailings

from Craigendoran to Inveraray on Tuesdays in the summer season of 1966.


News Event

Friday, January 21, 1966 @ 0125
NORBETH (General cargo ship / bulk carrier 510 feet long) ... in 1966 Own Page

NORBETH arrives at Meadowside Quay, Glasgow with 14,521 tons of Grain from Vancouver

Arrived fromVancouver (Canada)
Arrived in berth4 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (head east with bow 1 blind west of wall of berth 3 / 4 )
Sailing forMexican Ports
Sailed from berth4 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (head east)
Draught forward on arrival30' 06"
Draught aft on arrival30' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGrain 14,521 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0935 on 21 January
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Port Authority, 16 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2.
Completed discharge of inward cargo1035 on 4 February
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing5' 06"
Draught aft on sailing20' 03"
Vessel bunkeredSee "Remarks" below
Ships agentJ & J Denholm Ltd,, 37 Renfield Street, Glasgow Telephone CENtral 5571

 

Can anyone please give information – owners, etc. of NORBETH in 1966. 

 Shifts :

26 January from 1645 to 1745 hours shifted 45 feet astern using 3 boatmen.

3 February at 1145 hours shifted 23 feet astern, no boatmen used.

  

Bunkered :

25 January bunkered 290 tons fuel oil from oiler CLANITY.

4 February bunkered 340 tons fuel oil from oiler CLYDE ENTERPRISE.

 

On ground :

 First Low Water:  draught forward 28’ 06”  aft 28’ 09” alongside quay, vessel upright.

 Second Low Water:  draught forward 26’ 05”  aft 29’ 00” and 5 feet off quay, vessel upright.

 Third Low Water:  draught forward 27’ 06”  aft 29’ 00” and 5 feet off quay, vessel upright.


 

News Event

Thursday, January 28, 1960 @ 0245
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' 09"
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

News Event

Wednesday, January 27, 1960 @ 0935
MAID OF CUMBRAE (1953-1971 Passenger ferry 161 feet (49m) long of Caledonian Steam Packet Company, Gourock, Scotland : Scrapped 2006) Own Page

MAID OF CUMBRAE arrives at Old Dock, Ardrossan Dockyard for her annual overhaul

Arrived fromGourock Pier, Firth of ClydePort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berthOld Dock, Ardrossan Dockyard (Firth of Clyde) on arrival
Master of vessel on arrivalJ McCormick
Draught aft on arrival6' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentBritish Railways, The Harbour, Ardrossan

News Event

Monday, September 26, 1960 @ 0900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
CLANITY ((1956 -1969 Coastal and Harbour oiler 171 feet long of F T Everard, London) Own Page

Greenock Harbour Dues for oiler CLANITY fuelling IRISH PINE at James Watt Dock, Greenock

Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Net Tonnage224
Gross Tonnage495

News Event

Thursday, November 19, 1959 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
Own Page

Conducting their business in Great Waters around 19th November 1959

ANDES left Las Palmas (Canary Islands) 17 November for Southampton 

ARCADIA left Melbourne 18 November for Sydney 

BENATTOW at Singapore 19 November for Port Swettenham (Malaysia)

BENCRUACHAN at Hong Kong 19 November for Pusan (South Korea)

BENDORAN at Rotterdam 19 November for London

BENLOYAL left Bangkok (Thailand) 19 November for Iloilo (Philippines)

BENMACDHUI left Port Said (Egypt) 19 November for Liverpool

BENREOCH left Port Said (Egypt) 18 November for London

BENVEG left Singapore 19 November for Bangkok (Thailand)

BENWYVIS at Wellington (New Zealand) for Napier (New Zealand)

CAPE FRANKLIN from Wabana (Canada) at Tail of the Bank (Greenock) on 19 November

CAPE HAWKE from Curacao (Lesser Antilles, Caribbean Sea) at Liverpool 19 November

CHESHIRE at Port Said (Egypt) 18 November for Rangoon (Burma)

CHUSAN at Bombay (India) 19 November for London

CITY OF EXETER at Las Palmas (Canary Islands) 18 November for Beira (Mozambique)

CITY OF HULL at Port Elizabeth (South Africa) 18 November for Beira (Mozambique)

CITY OF LIVERPOOL left Durban (South Africa)  18 November for London

CITY OF NEWPORT left Suez (Egypt) 18 November for Chalna (East Pakistan / Bangladesh)

CITY OF WINNIPEG at Suez (Egypt) 19 November for London

EGIDIA at Suez (Egypt) 18 November for Liverpool

IBERIA left Aden (Yemen) 17 November for London

MALAKAND at Aden (Yemen) on passage from Glasgow to Chalna (East Pakistan / Bangladesh)

QUEEN ELIZABETH left New York 18 November for Southampton

QUEEN MARY left Southampton 19 November for New York

SANTONA called at Montreal (Canada) 18 November on passage from Glasgow to the Great Lakes

SUCCESSOR at Barbados (an island country in Lesser Antilles in Caribbean Sea) 18 November from London

SYLVANIA left Liverpool 18 November for Montreal (Canada)

News Event

Friday, November 13, 2020 @ 2040
BARON FORBES (1922-1953 General cargo ship of Hugh Hogarth & Co. Ltd., / Baron Line, Ardrossan : 1953 scrapped) Own Page

Does anyone remember Hogarth’s BARON FORBES (1922-1953) and tracing a discharge book

Port of RegistryArdrossan (Scotland, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage3.061

Does anyone remember Hogarth’s BARON FORBES which was

scrapped in 1953

and

Tracing a discharge book left aboard in 1959.

 E-mail 13 November 2020

From Murdo MacPherson

 Does anybody remember the rent boat BARON FORBES an old

ex-german ship the worst ship I sailed in she was scrapped

in 1953,  forecastle accommodation one trip was enough

The captain Mcphail was strict
ps I left my discharge book on an Everard ship in Goole

in 1959 got any ideas how I can trace it

News Event

Saturday, May 23, 1959 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
Own Page

The Ross & Marshall's Light Shipping "Clyde Puffer" vessel diary for Saturday 23 May 1959

News Event

Monday, December 20, 1954 @ 0955
AMERICAN FARMER (1945-1964 General cargo freighter 461 feet long of United States Lines, New York : 1969 scrapped) Own Page

AMERICAN FARMER arrives at Yorkhill, Glasgow to discharge then load for Boston (Massachussets, USA)

Arrived fromU.S.A. via LiverpoolPort of RegistryNew York, USA
Arrived in berth6 West Basin, Yorkhill, Glasgow (with her head north)Gross Tonnage8,211
Sailing forBoston (Massachussets, USA)
Sailed from berth6 West Basin, Yorkhill, Glasgow (with her head north)
Draught forward on arrival12' 10"
Draught aft on arrival21' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 250 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 22nd December
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo2000 on 23rd December
Commened loading outward cargo1015 on 20th December
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,867 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo1900 on 28th December
Draught forward on sailing19' 02"
Draught aft on sailing20' 03"
Ships agentW B Woolley & Co. Ltd., 54 West Nile Street, Glasgow, C.1.

News Event

Tuesday, December 14, 1954 @ 1645
SPENSER (1950-1955 General cargo ship 430 feet long of Lamport & Holt Line, Liverpool : 1962 scrapped) Own Page

Lamport & Holt's SPENSER arrives at Yorkhill, Glasgow to load for River Plate

Arrived fromKelvin Dry Dock, Pointhouse, GlasgowPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth6 West Basin, Yorkhill, GlasgowGross Tonnage6,334
Sailing forRiver Plate via Newport (Wales)
Sailed from berth3 Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival12' 02"
Draught aft on arrival14' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo1300 on 15th December
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 471 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo1500 on 17th December
Draught forward on sailing13' 00"
Draught aft on sailing16' 01"
Engine trialsFrom 0445 to 0610 hours on 15th December

News Event

Thursday, December 16, 1954 @ 1532
DICK LYKES (1945-1970 General cargo ship 460 feet long of Lykes Brothers Steamship Company, Tampa, USA : 1970 scrapped Taiwan) Own Page

Lykes freighter DICK LYKES arrives at Queen's Dock, Glasgow from New Orleans (USA) via Liverpool

Arrived fromNew Orleans (USA) via LiverpoolPort of RegistryTampa (USA)
Arrived in berth30 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)Gross Tonnage8,174
Sailing forNew Orleans (U.S.A.)
Sailed from berth30 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival10' 08"
Draught aft on arrival20' 04"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 1,000 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 17th December
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1930 on 22nd December
Commened loading outward cargo1400 on 22nd December
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 62 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo1100 on 23rd December
Draught forward on sailing11' 00"
Draught aft on sailing18' 00"

News Event

Sunday, November 15, 1959 @ 1830
LAIRDSBURN (1959-1966 General cargo coaster 165 feet long of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow : 1978 sank at Sicily) Own Page

Burns & Laird's coaster LAIRDSBURN arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with scrap metal from Belfast

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage228
Master of vessel on arrivalJ WoodGross Tonnage513
Draught aft on arrival10' 00"Deadweght Tonnage720
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Ships agentBurns & Laird Lines, The Harbour, Ardrossan

News Event

Sunday, November 15, 1959 @ 0730
PALM (1927-1963 Coastal tar carrier of Fishers of Newry) Own Page

Fisher's of Newry coastal Tar Carrier PALM arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load Tar for Belfast

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

News Event

Friday, December 17, 1954 @ 1300
SEAMEW (1947-1966 General cargo ship 259 feet long of General Steam Navigation Company, London) Own Page

General Steam's SEAMEW arrives at Queen's Dock, Glasgow from Oporto and Cadiz via Liverpool

Arrived fromOporto (Portugal) and Cadiz (Spain) via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Arrived in berth3 / 5 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)
Sailing forLisbon and Oporto via Bristol
Sailed from berth3 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival13' 11"
Draught aft on arrival14' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 839 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 24th December
Stevedore discharging inward cargoMain, Pearson & Co. Ltd., 4 Finnieston Quay, Glasgow, C.3. Telephone CENtral 6287
Completed discharge of inward cargo24th December
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 23rd December
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 65 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoMain, Pearson & Co. Ltd., 4 Finnieston Quay, Glasgow, C.3. Telephone CENtral 6287
Completed loading outward cargo1530 on 24 December
Draught forward on sailing9' 04"
Draught aft on sailing13' 02"
Vessel bunkered22 December at 1040 bunkered 60 tons of fuel oil from oiler INVERTEST
Ships agentThe General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 2803

News Event

Saturday, December 18, 1954 @ 1645
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 liner CILICIA arrives at Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow from Bombay (India) via Cardiff (Wales)

Arrived fromBombay (India) via Cardiff (Wales)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth3 Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)Gross Tonnage11,136
Sailing forBombay (India) via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth3 Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival19' 00"
Draught aft on arrival21' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 714 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 21st December
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1800 on 23rd December
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 23rd December
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 920 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo2030 on 26th December
Draught forward on sailing20' 08"
Draught aft on sailing22' 00"
Vessel bunkeredFrom 1330 till 1455 on 24 December bunkered 200 tons of fuel oil from oiler SHELL MEX 5
Ships agentAnchor Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone CENtral 9809

News Event

Saturday, December 11, 1954 @ 1210
COOLSINGEL (1953-1955 General cargo coaster 53.25m 175 feet of N.V. Import & Transport company 'Invotra',Rotterdam : 1966-1970 as LAIRDSFIELD : 1970 sank) Own Page

Netherlands coaster COOLSINGEL arrives at Queen's Dock, Glasgow to load pig iron for Rotterdam

Arrived fromMeadowside Quay, GlasgowPort of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)
Arrived in berth12 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)Net Tonnage251
Sailing forRotterdam (Netherlands)Gross Tonnage499
Sailed from berth12 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)Deadweght Tonnage775
Draught forward on arrival5' 05"
Draught aft on arrival7' 09"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 12th December
Outward cargoPig Iron 700 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJ F Wilson, 24 Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 2345
Completed loading outward cargo1415 on 16th December
Draught forward on sailing11' 06"
Draught aft on sailing12' 06"

From 1966 to 1970 coaster COOLSINGEL served as

LAIRDSFIELD of Burns & Laird Lines of Glasgow

News Event

Tuesday, December 14, 1954 @ 1110
PROME (1937-1962 Passenger / cargo liner 462 feet overall of Patrick Henderson Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Henderson Line's PROME berths at Yorkhill, Glasgow to discharge and then load for Rangoon

Arrived fromPrince's Dock, GlasgowPort of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth8 West Basin, Yorkhill, Glasgow (with her head north)
Sailing forRangoon (Burma) via Liverpool and Swansea
Sailed from berth8 West Basin, Yorkhill, Glasgow (with her head north)
Draught forward on arrival9' 07"
Draught aft on arrival18' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalPart General cargo
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1300 on 14th December
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo0930 on 20th December
Commened loading outward cargo1300 on 14th December
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 874 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo1535 on 20th December
Draught forward on sailing11' 06"
Draught aft on sailing18' 10"
Vessel bunkeredFrom 0920 till 1145 on 16 December bunkered 300 tons of fuel oil from oiler SHELL MEX 5
Ships agentPatrick Henderson & Co., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CENtral 9467

News Event

Friday, September 18, 1936 @ 1808
LAIRDSCASTLE (1930-1940 Passenger / general cargo ship 276 feet overall of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow : 1940 sank near Sanda Island after collision near Ailsa Craig) Own Page

Burns & Laird's LAIRDSCASTLE leaves Glasgow with 47 passengers for Dublin

Vessel MasterD McCallumPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Net Tonnage1,031
Gross Tonnage1,945

News Event

Friday, May 22, 1959 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
Own Page

The Ross & Marshall's Light Shipping "Clyde Puffer" vessel diary for Friday 22 May 1959

News Event

Tuesday, January 9, 1968 @ 1050
AUTOMEDON (1949-1971 General cargo ship 487 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's AUTOMEDON arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow from Singapore via Liverpool

Arrived fromSingapore via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)
Arrived in berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage7,636
Sailing forSingapore via Dublin (Ireland)
Sailed from berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival15' 08"
Draught aft on arrival18' 05"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 404 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1100 on 9th January
Stevedore discharging inward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo0930 on 12th January
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 10th January
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 850 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1645 on 12th January
Draught forward on sailing13' 10"
Draught aft on sailing21' 10"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Henderson & Co. Ltd., 80 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1. (from October 1967)

News Event

Friday, June 7, 1957 @ 2130
SUE LYKES (1945 - 1972 general cargo ship 460 feet long of Lykes Brothers Steamship Company, USA : 1972 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

SUE LYKES arrives at Meadowside Quay, Glasgow from Gulf of Mexico ports via Prince's Dock, Glasgow

Arrived fromGulf of Mexico ports via Prince's Dock, GlasgowPort of RegistryTampa, Florida, USA
Arrived in berth1 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)Gross Tonnage8,067
Sailing forHouston USA via LiverpoolDeadweght Tonnage11,330
Sailed from berth1 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival8' 02"
Draught aft on arrival15' 01"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 6 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 8th June
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Commened loading outward cargo0900 on 8th June
Outward cargoPart general cargo
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo1115 on 12th June
Draught forward on sailing12' 06"
Draught aft on sailing16' 04"

News Event

Saturday, January 6, 1968 @ 1810
CLAN MACGOWAN (1963-1969 General cargo liner 471 feet long of Clan Line / King Line, Glasgow : 1985 scrapped at Calcutta)) Own Page

CLAN MACGOWAN arrives at 4 King George V Dock, Glasgow from Durban via Manchester

Arrived fromDurban via ManchesterPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Net Tonnage4,909
Sailing forLiverpool (England, U.K.)Gross Tonnage8,811
Sailed from berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival12' 03"
Draught aft on arrival17' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 1,195 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 7th January
Stevedore discharging inward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing11' 06"
Draught aft on sailing16' 06"
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050

News Event

Thursday, May 21, 1959 @ 0800
Own Page

The Ross & Marshall's Light Shipping "Clyde Puffer" vessel diary for Thursday 21 May 1959

News Event

Wednesday, September 11, 1957 @ 2025
FRANZ DOERENKAMP (1955-1968 General cargo coaster 71.2m 234 feet overall of Partenreederei m/s Franz Doerenkamp / DG Neptun,, Bremen : 1989 scrapped at Piraeus, Greece) Own Page

German coaster FRANZ DOERENKAMP arrives at Glasgow with 178 tons of fruit from Cartagena, Spain

Arrived fromCartagena (Murcia, Spain) via LiverpoolPort of RegistryBremen (Germany)
Arrived in berthMerklands Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)Gross Tonnage1,189
Sailing forBremen (Germany)
Sailed from berthMerklands Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival10' 06"
Draught aft on arrival14' 00"
Cargo carried on arrival6,774 packages of fruit (178 tons)
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 12th September
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co .Ltd.,, Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Completed discharge of inward cargo1515 on 12th September
Outward cargoPart same inward cargo of fruit
Draught forward on sailing10' 03"
Draught aft on sailing11' 06"
Ships agentConstantine & Co. Ltd., 120 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CITy 6171 Grams "Constantine"

News Event

Saturday, January 12, 1963 @ 1300
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
THUNDERER (1958-1973 Tug 114 feet long of Steel & Bennie, Greenock) Own Page

Thomas Slater, Master of the Steel & Bennie tug THUNDERER

Ship's locationVictoria Harbour, Greenock (Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Gross Tonnage208

News Event

Friday, August 10, 1962 @ 1100
SEAWAY (1946 - 1969 Coastal and Harbour tug 114 feet long of Ardrossan Harbour Company, Ardrossan : 1969 Scrapped at Dalmuir, River Clyde) Own Page

Master Neil Mealey and Mate John MacPherson of Ardrossan Harbour Company's tug SEAWAY

Ship's locationArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Port of RegistryArdrossan
Gross Tonnage260

10th August 1962, on harbour tug SEAWAY at

Ardrossan Harbour, Firth of Clyde, Master Neil Mealey

(formerly of Steel & Bennie, tug owners, Glasgow)

and mate John MacPherson.  The image of the men

and Douglas on the tug was much too faded to

reproduce on site.

News Event

Thursday, December 21, 1967 @ 0735
CALCHAS (1947-1957 then 1962-1973 General cargo ship 487 feet overall of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's CALCHAS arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Hong Kong

Arrived fromAmsterdam (Netherlands)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)
Arrived in berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Sailing forHong Kong via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival16' 03"
Draught aft on arrival18' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 21st December
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,000 tons and 1 X lift of 150 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Heavy lifts loaded1 X lift of 150 tons from floating crane NEWSHOT
Completed loading outward cargo28th December
Draught forward on sailing16' 00"
Draught aft on sailing18' 11"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Henderson & Co. Ltd., 80 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.(from October 1967) 0141 221 9891

News Event

Thursday, January 4, 1968 @ 0235
RENOIR (1967-1971 General cargo ship 411 feet long chartered from Booth Line "BENEDICT" of Lamport & Holt Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Lamport & Holt's RENOIR arrives at Shieldhall, Glasgow to load for Porto Alegre (Brasil)

Arrived fromSwansea (South Wales, U.K.)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)Gross Tonnage4,300
Sailing forPorto Alegre (Brasil) via Liverpool
Sailed from berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival18' 02"
Draught aft on arrival22' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 4th January
Outward cargoTractors and cases of machinery 134 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoClyde Port Authority, 16 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2.
Completed loading outward cargo1645 on 5th January
Draught forward on sailing18' 07"
Draught aft on sailing22' 05"
Ships agentJ S Nowery & Co., Ltd., 93 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone 041 221 3775

News Event

Thursday, December 21, 1967 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
INDIAN RESOLVE (1956- General cargo ship 534 feet long of India Steamship Co., Calcutta) Own Page

INDIAN RESOLVE arrives at Shieldhall, Glasgow to load steel coils for Bombay (India)

Arrived fromHamburg (Germany)Port of RegistryCalcutta (India)
Arrived in berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)Gross Tonnage9,780
Sailing forBombay (India) via Prince's Dock, GlasgowDeadweght Tonnage11,776
Sailed from berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival10' 06"
Draught aft on arrival16' 08"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo1300 on 21st December
Outward cargoSteel coils
Stevedore loading outward cargoClyde Port Authority, 16 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2.
Completed loading outward cargo24th December
Draught forward on sailing12' 02"
Draught aft on sailing19' 03"
Ships agentF W Allan & Ker Ltd., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C. 2. Telephone 0141 221 0925

 

News Event

Wednesday, May 20, 1959 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
Own Page

The Ross & Marshall's Light Shipping "Clyde Puffer" vessel diary for Wednesday 20 May 1959

News Event

Saturday, September 14, 1957 @ 0345
MARGARET BOWATER (1955-1968 General cargo ship / Newsprint carrier 430 feet long of Bowater Steamship Co., / Furness Withy / Cayzer Irvine, London : 1971 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

MARGARET BOWATER arrives at Meadowside Quay, Glasgow with Newsprint and 3 Passengers

Arrived fromCornerbrook (Newfoundland)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth1 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)Net Tonnage3,537
Sailing forCornerbrook (Newfoundland)Gross Tonnage6,481
Sailed from berth1 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)Deadweght Tonnage8,345
Draught forward on arrival20' 07"
Draught aft on arrival24' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalNewsprint 4,215 tons and 3 passengers
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 14th September
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co .Ltd.,, Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Completed discharge of inward cargo1600 on 19th September
Outward cargo1 X lift of 15 tons
Heavy lifts loaded20th September at 1330 loaded 1 X lift of 15 tons
Draught forward on sailing11' 00"
Draught aft on sailing19' 09"
Ships agentAnchor Line and Furness Withy

News Event

Monday, January 29, 1968 @ 2130
CLAN MACGILLIVRAY (1962-1981 General cargo ship 508 feet long of Cayzer Irvine / Clan Line / King Line, London) Own Page

CLAN MACGILLIVRAY arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Durban (South Africa)

Arrived fromManchester (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth6 / 6A King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage9,039
Sailing forDurban (South Africa) via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival12' 03"
Draught aft on arrival17' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 30th January
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,200 tons and 6 lifts (total 66 tons 10 cwts)
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Heavy lifts loaded1st February loaded 6 lifts (total 66 tons 10 cwts) from floating crane NEWSHOT
Completed loading outward cargo1130 on 2nd February
Draught forward on sailing13' 09"
Draught aft on sailing19' 08"
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050

News Event

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 @ 1540
WILSON BLYTH (1995- ) IMO 9124419 General cargo ship 88m long of Wilson ASA, Bergen, Norway) Own Page

Cargo ship WILSON BLYTH leaves Ayr (Scotland) for Wicklow (Ireland)

Ship's locationPort of Ayr (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Port of RegistryValletta (Malta)
Net Tonnage1,369
Gross Tonnage2,446
Deadweght Tonnage3,713

   The afternoon of Tuesday 27th October 2020 at

Ayr (Firth of Clyde, Scotland) was not good for

working in a garden, shopping in the town or for

taking photographs of a ship.

   Completely overcast sky, heavy continual rain,

bitingly cold with a strong southerly wind and poor

visibility.

   If you had been out in it you would have known

all about it.

   So WILSON BLYTH will probably be more than

happy to leave.

 

   WILSON BLYTH (1995- ) an 88m general cargo

ship of  Wilson ASA of Bergen, Norway had arrived

at the river berth in Ayr with a cargo of road salt

from the warmer climate of Sfax, Tunisia, in a

hot corner of the Mediterranean.

  1545 hours. Preparing to leave the River berth at Ayr.

 1550 hours.  Pilot aboard.  Navigation lights switched on

and crew at harbour stations.


    

1555 hours.  Moving astern to cant at the entrance to

Griffin Dock to turn to starboard to face the port entrance.

   The rain was now heavier than ever.


 1610 hours.  In the background is the Netherlands registered

cargo ship MONIKA which had berthed in Griffin Dock at 0800

that morning with a cargo of wind turbine components from

 TarantoItaly.

 

 

1611 hours and WILSON BLYTH straightens up for the port

entrance and is followed by the Pilot Boat SCOTIA.

  And now she was departing light-ship on her 206

nautical miles passage to Wicklow, Ireland, and, at

a speed of 6.7 knots, expected to arrive at the Irish

  Port at 0900 hours 28 October.

 

1620 hours in blustery wind and torrential rain the

Pilot Boat SCOTIA returns to Ayr harbour with the Pilot.


1622 hours and as WILSON BLYTH heads south west into

the setting sun the torrential rain amazingly appears to

stop, leaving a suddenly bright horizon and heavy squalls

in the north channel.

News Event

Monday, June 27, 1955 @ 1005
The date and time shown is the date and time advertised on the published timetable
CALEDONIA (1934-1939 and 1946-1969 Excursion paddle steamer 230 feet 70.1 metres 14 knots of Caledonian Steam Packet Company. Gourock) Own Page

Paddle steamer CALEDONIA day cruises from Ardrossan on Mondays and Thursdays in Summer 1955

Port of RegistryGlasgow
Gross Tonnage623
Deadweght Tonnage161

 

News Event

Tuesday, January 16, 1968 @ 1410
PELEUS ( 1949 - 1972 General cargo / passenger liner 516 feet long of Ocean Steamship Company / Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool : 1972 scrapped at Kaohsiung (Taiwan) Own Page

Alfred Holt's PELEUS arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow from Kobe (Japan) via Liverpool

Arrived fromKobe (Japan) via Liverpool Port of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Net Tonnage5,852
Sailing forYokohama (Japan) via Swansea (Wales, UK)Gross Tonnage10,093
Sailed from berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Deadweght Tonnage11,215
Draught forward on arrival16' 06"
Draught aft on arrival22' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 516 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1430 on 16th January
Stevedore discharging inward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo0930 on 19th January
Commened loading outward cargo1500 on 17th January
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 650 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1130 on 21st January
Draught forward on sailing17' 00"
Draught aft on sailing21' 05"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Henderson & Co. Ltd., 80 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1. (from October 1967)

News Event

Saturday, September 16, 2017 @ 1215
CLYDE CLIPPER (Passenger excursion ferry of Clyde Marine Services, Greenock) Own Page

CLYDE CLIPPER at Riverside Museum pontoon, Glasgow

Ship's locationRiverside Museum Pontoon, GlasgowPort of RegistryGreenock (Scotland)

News Event

Wednesday, February 21, 1968 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
PACIFIC RELIANCE (1951-1971 cargo liner 500 feet long of Furness Withy Company) Own Page

PACIFIC RELIANCE arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow with 10 passengers and cargo from Seattle

Arrived fromSeattle (Washington State, USA)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth6 / 6A King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage9442
Sailing forMeadowside Quay, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival26' 00"
Draught aft on arrival26' 06"
Cargo carried on arrival10 Passengers and 1,467 tons of general cargo
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 22nd February
Stevedore discharging inward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Outward cargoPart same inward general cargo
Draught forward on sailing20' 00"
Draught aft on sailing25' 00"
Ships agentFurness Withy & Co. Ltd., 19 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone 041-248-3831

Latest Comments

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Does anyone remember Hogarth’s BARON FORBES which was

scrapped in 1953

and

Tracing a discharge book left aboard in 1959.

 E-mail 13 November 2020

From Murdo MacPherson

 Does anybody remember the rent boat BARON FORBES an old

ex-german ship the worst ship I sailed in she was scrapped

in 1953,  forecastle accommodation one trip was enough

The captain Mcphail was strict
ps I left my discharge book on an Everard ship in Goole

in 1959 got any ideas how I can trace it

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Isthmian Steamship Lines of USA

E-mail October 10  2020 

 From Bobby Ford  (USA)


Do you have anything about Isthmian Steamship Lines,

or anyone remember them, who did freighter service

from India and Far East in 1950 / 60’s.

   Any memories of the "STEEL" boats  ?

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What do you want (or not want) on this website ?

    It is the time of year to ask you, the readers, what you want  -  or

do not want  -  on this website.

    More of this, or less of that, or maybe something new ?

    Please let us know what you want, so that we can try to provide the material which is of interest to YOU.

    Also we are always interested in receiving material from our readers.   So, wherever you are in the world, how about sending

stories, images or items to put in the website ?

 Thank you.  11 August 2020

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Information needed on Cunard Line's ASCANIA (1911-1918)

10th August 2020    E-mail from a viewer. 

Cunard Lines ASCANIA  (1911-1918)

 I am wondering if you might have more information and pictures

on the Vessel Ascania - Shipping line Cunard 1911-1918

Master - SGS Mihal.

This is a ship that my grandfather travelled from Southampton,

England to HalifaxNova ScotiaCanada in 1914.

Please any information would help.

Thank You

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Where did the Royal Navy families from H.M.S.MAIDSTONE stay in Rothesay ?

    Port of Registry Admiralty (Royal Navy, London)

 

Where did the Royal Navy families stay in Rothesay ?

 

E-mail 03 June 2020 from Helen G (Glasgow)

 

   As a young girl in 1960s my parents and I often visited my

aunt in Rothesay …(Isle of Bute, Firth of Clyde,)

   It was exciting to see a big Royal Navy ship, I remember

her name was MAIDSTONE, and she was anchored in the bay. 

  There was always submarines about her and sailors in

uniform in the town.

   My aunt used to tell that some sailors and their families

stayed in “Navy Houses” in Rothesay.   Does anyone know

where the houses were ?

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Song about the Clyde and the musical band on Glasgow excursion steamers in 1950s / 60s

 

Email from Margaret Rose (nee Wilson)   May 31 2020 Montreal  

 

In the early 1960s my family emigrated from Scotland to Montreal(Canada).

   Dad always used to tell of sailing down the Clyde from

Glasgow on excursion steamers and there was a musical

band aboard which played Scottish tunes to entertain

passengers.

   A favourite song was something about the Clyde.   I know

it’s a long shot but does anyone know the name of the

song and the band ?

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Lightship ALBATROSS built at Robbs Shipyard, Leith in 1927

E-Mail from a viewer   31 May 2020

Hello- I wonder if anyone can please help. I am researching a lightship built at Robbs shipyard in 1927. Her name is Albatross and I believe she was built in yard 30. I would dearly love to see her build plans but I know that is a massive ask. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks

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Cruise ships may be laid up in the Clyde

 

22 May 2020

1353

 

From Jimmy Johnston (Paisley)

 

   In the news they are talking about laying up idle cruise liners in the Clyde.   Where in the Clyde or even in Scotland could be good places to put these big ships.

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e-mail from Tommy Robertson   (Dumbarton)

21 May 2020

 

Elder Dempster / Blue Funnel ship scrapped at Dalmuir (Glasgow) around 1980

 

Does anyone know the name of the Alfred Holt Blue Funnel

ship that was scrapped at the Arnott Young yard at Dalmuir. 

  She was definitely a Blue Funnel job but had the Elder

Dempster buff funnel.

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Paddle Steamers at Pusser River, Chalna, Bangladesh

 

E-mail 23 March 2020 from N.L. of Cardiff, Wales

 

   I was looking at your item on the WAVERLEY which calls herself the “Last seagoing paddle steamer in the World.”

  It reminded me of the last time I was at Chalna (Pusser River, Bangladesh) in early 1980s where there were many largish paddle steamers about 300 feet (100 metres) long chugging around.  

   I never thought of what they were doing, maybe bringing the gangs of workers to the anchorage to load Jute (who remembers the biting Jute Flies) onto the ships, or maybe taking passengers to some place downriver.

   But these were big working paddle steamers.   Does anyone else remember them ?

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Why was Irish Lights Tender IERNE registered in Liverpool ?

 19 March 2020 @ 1057

J R of Birkenhead e-mails :

   I read your item about the IERNE, a lights tender owned by the Commissioners of Irish Lights, DublinIreland.  

   Why was she registered in Liverpool and not Dublin ? and what was her eventual fate ?

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Maclay and McIntyre of Glasgow ships DOMIRA and KASSANGA and a ship LYNFIELD of Stockton on Tees

A viewer e-mails 

   I am particularly looking for some information about a Glasgow Tramp Shipping Co called Maclay and Mc intyre and 2 ships of there's Domira sold 1919 and Kassanga bought 1911 sunk 1917. 

 Also a ship called Lynfield belonging to a shipping co called Field from Stockton on Tees 

Can anyone help ?

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Stewardesses and Nurse on Burns & Lairds IRISH COAST in 1966

 2019-12-29

By e-mail

Does anyone remember the Stewardesses (usually student school-teachers who were working during the summer holidays) and the Nurse who worked on Burns & Lairds IRISH COAST in 1966.

Mary D.

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Old Mississippi – type passenger steamer in Sydney (Australia)

Jim Middleton (London) e-mails

29 December 2019

 The BBC news today showed the wild fires at Sydney and the smoke at Sydney Harbour.

   I was surprised to see in the news report, in the background, an old Mississippi type passenger steamer, with two tall abreast funnels (stacks) passing under the Harbour Bridge.

   Can anyone give details of this vessel and its route and timetable ?

   Thanks, JM.

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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…….. ?????

January 2020 and Bryn Wayt e-mails

A chap was asking where ship came from: the spelling was incorrect using Haltstwik on the 'docket'.

The origin of the ship must have been HALLSTAVIK in Sweden.

The place was/is famous for it paper-mill, hence the ships cargo bound for Belfast.
Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallstavik

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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.

 

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The advert for paddle steamer EAGLE 111 in 1937

 6th  January 2019.

   James Barrowman (Brighton, England) e-mails :

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

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

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

   Thanks, Jim Barrowman.

7th January 2019 

   J.S. (Pollokshaws, Glasgow) replies :

The River Clyde runs generally east to west through

the centre of Glasgow and essentially divides the city

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

   In the past and even today people talk of coming

from or living in the South Side.

   Up to around 1970’s passenger excursion steamers

and cross-channel to Ireland steamers left Broomielaw,

Anderston Quay and Lancefield Quay on the North Side

and in the summer months left Bridge Wharf on the

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

= Down the Water = sailing down the River Clyde to

Clyde piers such as Dunoon and Rothesay and

Tighnabruaich.

   The advert mentions the steamer calling at Govan

 Wharf and Renfrew to pick up passengers.

   Today Govan Wharf is only recognisable by a derelict

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

South Bank essentially between the Govan Drydocks

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

yard) and beside the playing field between Wanlock Street

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

small Govan Passenger Ferry used to ply from near

Govan Wharf across the river to the east end of Meadowside

Quay

   It was news to me that excursion steamers stopped

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

   Perhaps someone can help.

 

Ref The advert for paddle steamer EAGLE 111 in 1937.

12 January 2019   Robert Orr replies :


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

occupied by Simons and Lobnitz shipyards in Renfrew.

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

10 December 2018   Geoff in Australia e-mails :

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

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


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

 

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

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Ellerman’s CITY OF EXETER at Plymouth in 1958    

I was quite surprised to read that CITY OF EXETER called

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

African service passenger liners?

   Jim Hesketh, Liverpool 

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12 November 2018

 

TWEED, a 1959-built 112 foot water carrier of

Furness Withy, Port of Spain, Trinidad

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

    Looking at your list of ships I was surprised to see

TWEED of Furness Withy, a 112 foot water tanker at

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

   Anyone have information on this ship ?

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Can anyone name this British coaster ?

 

05 November 2018

Billy Fullarton writes :

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

HarbourScotland.   Can anyone name this coaster. ?

 

   I think her name ends in SOUND.

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British & Irish KILKENNY in 1935

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

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

     I was with Brocklebank’s and sometimes called at

Gan Island in the Indian Ocean to discharge stores for

the RAF overside to landing craft in the lagoon.

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

which carried a small naval tug from Trincomali in

Ceylon to Gan, around late 1960s.

   Anyone know about this ?

    J.S., (Wallasey)

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

Jim J. of Liverpool e-mails :

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

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

Funnel ship there.

   Can anyone enlighten me as to why a Blue Funnel would

be in the Gulf of Mexico ?

   Also in conversation someone told of Blue Funnel having

Chinese crews on deck and catering.   I had always thought

that Blueys had British crews.   Someone please tell me

what is correct.

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Deck cadets Critchley and Doherty on RAMON DE LARRINAGA in 1965

 22 May 2018

 Alan Rutherford e-mails :

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

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   Looking for information on some British ships around 1950-1954

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

 Great website.

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

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


Regards,
Ian Rae

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Can anyone identify this USN lapel badge ?

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

   Can anyone identify the badge ?

2018-02-18 @ 1320

 

19 May 2018

Hello Douglas,

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

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

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

Bill Steel e-mails

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

17 February 2018 @ 2307

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

    Jim Harrison  (Brighton, England) e-mails :

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

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

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

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   German cargo ship MILLERNTOR in 1954

 

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

 

   After unloading she left Ardrossan returning to Narvik.

 

Does anyone have any information or details of MILLERNTOR ?

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" If sufficient inducement "

 James Bridges (Canterbury, England) e-mails –

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

“ If sufficient inducement “

 

23 January 2019 at 2113

 Geoff  (Australia)  e-mails :

 

James Bridges (Canterbury, England) e-mails –

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

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


My understanding of "sufficient inducement" meant if there was

 enough cargo to be lifted to be commercially viable. ”

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Was she “ LAIRDS OAK “ or “ LAIRDSOAK ” ?

   Robert Bothwell (Glasgow) e-mails :

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

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

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


 

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

 

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

 

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Coaster BALLYCASTLE in 1953

 

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

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   Carebeka's coaster RIAN in 1953

 

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

 

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

 

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

  


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

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

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

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

Additional note :

Can anyone supply details of ALPHERAT ?


 

Norwegian Tanker RAILA in 1953

 

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

 

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

 Fred from Formby (Merseyside, England, writes

 

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

 

Can someone tell something about these services ? ”

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CHANTALA  (Worcester Park, Surrey) writes :

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

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

   All I can remember now is “Asti aria kurro”

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

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

 

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

  


 

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

 

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

  


Anchor Line advertisement of 1871

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

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

Thank you.

Still laughing

Fred of Formby, Merseyside, England.

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

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German cargo ship RUHR in 1953

 

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

 

   Has anyone got any details of this ship ?

 

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British coaster J B KEE in 1957

 

 Fred of Formby (Merseyside, England) writes :

 

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

 

   Anyone have details of this ship ?

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 Jim Allbright (London) e-mails :

 

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

 

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

 

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SUNBEAR of Saguenay Terminals.

 

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

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

Captain Bryn Wayt writes :

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

James Jeffries replies :

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

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

   In 1972 she was scrapped in Santander, Spain.

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

 

Billy MacAulay (Moderator and Senior Member) writes :

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

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

  

 

  


 

   Why was LADY McGOWAN IN Loch Riddon ?

 

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

 

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

 

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

  


John Kelly's coaster BALLYCLARE in late 1953.

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

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Small boat sailor writes from Inverkip :

 

 

 

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

 

   Does anyone know anything of these two launches ?

 

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

 

   Sandy

  


Mystery of CVC in Prince’s Dock area of Glasgow

   In 1958 the Clyde Shipping Company’s coaster PLADDA

 was listed as berthed in CVC in Prince’s Dock

 area in Glasgow.

   Does anyone know where CVC was ?

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

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Pacific Steam Navigation’s KENUTA at Puna in 1957

 

Tom Hayworth e-mails :

 

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

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Ben Line’s Far-East coaster BENVEG in 1957

 

Leith Man e-mails

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

for BENVEG as I had never heard of her.

 

Anyone have any more information please ?

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SPRINGFIELD QUAY, GLASGOW

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

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

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

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


MYSTERY SHIP PORTHOLE

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

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

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LASHERCIA ..... A Spanish coaster in 1962

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

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Clyde Navigation Trust launches GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS

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

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Carrickfergus (Northern Ireland) in January 1963.

From Sean R  (Larne, Northern Ireland)

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


 

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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.