Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

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Sunday, January 6, 1963 @ 1000
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List of P & O Passenger Sailings from Sydney in 1963

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Tuesday, February 6, 1962 @ 1152
LA COLINA (1958-1974 Ore carrier 427 feet long of Buries Markes, London Own Page

Buries Marques LA COLINA shifts from Queen's Dock to River Kelvin, Glasgow

Sailing forRiver Kelvin, GlasgowPort of RegistryLondon
Sailed from berth17 Queen's Dock, Glasgow Net Tonnage2,959
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)Gross Tonnage7,216
Draught forward on sailing12' 05"Deadweght Tonnage9,920
Draught aft on sailing12' 07"

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Tuesday, February 6, 1962 @ 0835
CRANE (1937-1964 General cargo coastal ship 223 feet long of General Steam Navigation Company, London) Own Page

General Steam's CRANE leaves Glasgow for Bordeaux and Tonnay Charente via Liverpool

Sailing forTonnay Charente and Bordeaux via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Sailed from berth8 Queen's Dock, Glasgow Net Tonnage370
Outward cargoGeneral cargo and 1 liftGross Tonnage835
Draught forward on sailing9' 10"Deadweght Tonnage1,080
Draught aft on sailing12' 00"
Ships agentThe General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 2803

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Monday, February 5, 1962 @ 1055
CLAN FORBES (1961 - 1968 General cargo liner of Clan Line Steamers, Glasgow) Own Page

CLAN FORBES leaves Queen's Dock for King George V Dock, Glasgow

Sailing forKing George V Dock, GlasgowPort of RegistryGlasgow
Sailed from berth12 Queen's Dock, Glasgow Gross Tonnage9,240
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)Deadweght Tonnage11,920
Draught forward on sailing6' 03"
Draught aft on sailing18' 04"
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050

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Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 2323
AMERICAN CLIPPER (1946- 1969 cargo ship 458 feet long of United States Line, New York) Own Page

AMERICAN CLIPPER leaves 1 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow for North America

Ship's locationPassing Govan Wharf Watch House, Glasgow and heading outbound / downriver from GlasgowPort of RegistryNew York
Net Tonnage4,839
Gross Tonnage8,228
Deadweght Tonnage9,995

 

   Tug FLYING BUZZARD at the bow and tug FLYING SPITFIRE at the stern were assisting AMERICAN CLIPPER from the berth at 1 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow, and canting her to head downriver and then towing her past Govan to start her passage to North America.

 

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Sunday, July 8, 1962 @ 1601
BLEASDALE (1962-1984 Suction Hopper Dredger 193 feet overall of British Transport Docks Board, Fleetwood : 1984 scrapped at Garston) Own Page

New Suction hopper dredger BLEASDALE passes Govan Wharf inbound to Glasgow

Ship's locationPassing Govan Wharf Watch House, Govan, Glasgow, inbound towards GlasgowPort of RegistryFleetwood (England)
Net Tonnage444
Gross Tonnage1,029
Deadweght Tonnage1,245

   Tug BRIGADIER at the bow and tug CAMPAIGNER

at the stern were towing Suction hopper dredger

BLEASDALE from Simons Lobnitz Shipbuilders, Renfrew

(River Clyde) and passing Govan Wharf, Glasgow on their

way upriver.

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Sunday, July 8, 1962 @ 1439
ONITSHA (1952-1972 general cargo liner 416 feet long of Elder Dempster Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Elder Dempster's ONITSHA passes Govan Wharf inbound to Glasgow

Ship's locationPassing Govan Wharf Watch House, Govan, Glasgow, inbound towards GlasgowPort of RegistryLiverpool

   Tug CHIEFTAIN at the bow and tug FLYING WITCH

at the stern were towing Elder Dempster cargo ship

ONITSHA and passing Govan Wharf, Glasgow on their

way upriver.

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Saturday, July 7, 1962 @ 1247
RIEN TEEKMAN (1954-1973 General cargo coaster 57.5m overall of E. Wagenborg's Scheepvaart- & Expeditiebedrijf N.V., Amsterdam / Jan Teekman & Wed. Aaltje Teekman-Galenkamp, Hattem, Gelderland) Own Page

Wagenborg's coaster RIEN TEEKMAN passes Govan Wharf inbound to Glasgow

Ship's locationPassing Govan Wharf Watch House, Govan, Glasgow, inbound towards GlasgowPort of RegistryDelfzijl (Netherlands)
Net Tonnage353
Gross Tonnage499
Deadweght Tonnage725

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Saturday, July 7, 1962 @ 0710
ROBERT DUNDAS (1938-1974 Royal Fleet Auxiliary coastal store carrier 220 feet long: pennant no. A204) Own Page

Royal Fleet Auxiliary ROBERT DUNDAS passes Govan Wharf inbound to Glasgow

Ship's locationPassing Govan Wharf Watch House, Govan, Glasgow, inbound towards GlasgowPort of RegistryAdmiralty, London
Gross Tonnage1125

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Saturday, July 7, 1962 @ 0158
SAPPEMEER (1951-1968 Dutch general cargo coaster 54.16 metres 180 feet long and speed 10.5 knots of Carebeka N.V. Groningen) Own Page

Carebeka coaster SAPPEMEER passes Govan Wharf inbound to Glasgow

Ship's locationPassing Govan Wharf Watch House, Govan, Glasgow, inbound towards GlasgowPort of RegistryGroningen (Holland)
Net Tonnage261
Gross Tonnage499
Deadweght Tonnage670

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Friday, July 6, 1962 @ 1801
RUYSDAEL (1957 - 1968 general cargo ship 461 feet long of Bolton Shipping Company, London : 1979 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

Ore carrier RUYSDAEL passes Govan Wharf inbound to Glasgow

Ship's locationPassing Govan Wharf Watch House, Govan, Glasgow, inbound towards GlasgowPort of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage6452
Deadweght Tonnage10,431

 

   Tug FLYING SPITFIRE at the bow and tug FLYING PETREL

at the stern were towing ore carrier RUYSDAEL and passing

Govan Wharf, Glasgow on their way upriver.

 

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Friday, July 6, 1962 @ 1305
SHAHRISTAN (1945 - 1962 general cargo ship 448 feet long of Frank C Strick Line, London) Own Page

Frank Strick's SHAHRISTAN passing Govan Wharf Watch House and heading towards Glasgow

Ship's locationPassing Govan Wharf Watch House, Glasgow and inbound for GlasgowPort of RegistryLondon
Net Tonnage5,139
Gross Tonnage7,309

   Tug FLYING DUCK at the bow and tug FLYING WIZARD

at the stern were towing Frank Strick’s cargo ship

SHAHRISTAN and passing Govan Wharf, Glasgow on

their way upriver towards Glasgow.

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Thursday, March 21, 1963 @ 0635
EILEEN M ( 1938- 1966 coastal oil products tanker of Metcalf Motor Coasters, Liverpool) Own Page

EILEEN M arrives at Ardrossan from Douglas to load petrol and gas oil for Ardrishaig

Arrived fromDouglas (Isle of Man)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth1a Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage133
Master of vessel on arrivalD B OwenGross Tonnage323
Draught aft on arrival10' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Thursday, March 21, 1963 @ 2150
CORNELIS VAN DER SCHOOT (1962-1974 general cargo coaster of N.V. Scheepvaartbedrijf 'Gruno', Amsterdam / Jan en Dirk van der Schoot (Kustvaartrederij Gebr. Van der Schoot), Harlingen,) Own Page

Gruno's CORNELIS VAN DER SCHOOT arrives in Ardrossan Harbour to load steel for Seville (Spain)

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryHarlingen (Netherlands)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage328
Master of vessel on arrivalP PloeyGross Tonnage499
Draught aft on arrival9' 06"Deadweght Tonnage798
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Wednesday, June 15, 1977 @ 1000
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Ben Bulletin June 1977 ... The house magazine of Ben Line of Edinburgh

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Monday, August 23, 1937 @ 0800
TUSCANIA (1922-1939 Passenger / cargo liner of Anchor Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Breakfast Menu on Anchor Line's TUSCANIA Sunlands Cruise 23 August 1937

Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage16,991

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Tuesday, August 26, 1958 @ 0025
ANTENOR (1957-1970 General cargo ship 491 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's ANTENOR arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Far Eastern Ports

Arrived fromHamburg (Germany)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Arrived in berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage7,965
Sailing forFar East via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival17' 09"
Draught aft on arrival20' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 26th August
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 26th August
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,000 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo2100 on 1st September
Draught forward on sailing16' 06"
Draught aft on sailing23' 07"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

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Friday, April 4, 1958 @ 1700
META (1931-1962 Steam-powered general cargo North-Sea coaster 262 feet long of Glen & Company, Glasgow) Own Page

Glen & Co's META closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Gothenburg and Malmo

Ships agentGlen & Co. Ltd., 165 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CENtral 9414Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage1,575

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Friday, April 5, 1963 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
CHARLTON MIRA (1958-1969 Bulk carrier 495 feet long of Charlton Steam Shipping Company, London / Chandris (England) Ltd. : Scrapped in 1987) Own Page

CHARLTON MIRA at James Watt Dock, Greenock bunkers fuel oil from oiler CLANITY

Ship's locationJames Watt Dock, GreenockPort of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Ships agentT L Duff & Company Limited, 24 George Square, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 2827 Net Tonnage5.791
Gross Tonnage9,881
Deadweght Tonnage14,700

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Wednesday, March 20, 1963 @ 1750
H.M.S. BRINKLEY (1954-1966 Ley class inshore minehunter Pennant M2005 length 100 feet overall of Royal Navy, London) Own Page

Coastal minehunter H.M.S. BRINKLEY arrives in Ardrossan Harbour from sea

Arrived fromSeaPort of RegistryAdmiralty, London (U.K.)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Master of vessel on arrivalJ Cobbold / M Dickens
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)

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Wednesday, March 20, 1963 @ 1600
SHELL DRILLER (1952-1966 Coastal oil products tanker of Shell Mex & B.P. Ltd., London) Own Page

Coastal tanker SHELL DRILLER arrives in Ardrossan Harbour with gas oil from Stanlow

Arrived fromStanlow (on Manchester Ship Canal, England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Master of vessel on arrivalA P Stewart
Draught aft on arrival15' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGas Oil
Ships agentT L Duff & Company, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Tel 29 and 40

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Wednesday, February 14, 1962 @ 1700
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
ELISABETH BOYE Own Page

ELISABETH BOYE leaves Sydney for Port Moresby, Rabaul, Wewak, Madang and Lae

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Monday, December 7, 1936 @ 2204
ROYAL SCOTSMAN (1936-1967 Passenger and cargo ship 339 feet long of Burns & Laird Line, Glasgow) Own Page

ROYAL SCOTSMAN leaves Lancefield Quay, Glasgow with Passengers and General Cargo for Belfast

Vessel MasterD DarrochPort of RegistryGlasgow
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 200 tons and 157 passengersGross Tonnage3,288

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Friday, July 6, 1962 @ 0737
TABOR (1952-1971 Refrigerated / General cargo ship 385 feet long of Moss Hutchison Line, Liverpool then 1971-1975 of P & O General Cargo Division) Own Page

Moss Hutchison's TABOR passes Govan Wharf, Govan, Glasgow heading towards Glasgow

Ship's locationPassing Govan Wharf Watch House, Govan, Glasgow, inbound towards GlasgowPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Net Tonnage1,587
Gross Tonnage3,694
Deadweght Tonnage5,008

Tug FLYING WITCH at the bow and tug FLYING DOLPHIN

at the stern were towing Moss Hutchison’s cargo ship TABOR

and passing Govan Wharf, Glasgow on their way to

Queen’s Dock.

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Wednesday, March 20, 1963 @ 2305
MOONLIGHT ( - 1964 Ross & Marshall's steam engined general cargo Clyde puffer) Own Page

Ross & Marshall's Clyde Puffer / Lighter MOONLIGHT arrives in Ardrossan Harbour from Glasgow

Arrived fromGlasgowPort of RegistryGreenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Sailing forPort Ellen (Isle of Islay ..pronounced "eye - la" Western Isles of Scotland, U.K.)
Sailed from berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Master of vessel on arrivalLogan
Draught aft on arrival7' 09"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoBagged Malt and empty casks ((both for a Distillery in Islay)
Master of vessel on sailingLogan
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Thursday, March 21, 1963 @ 0715
HINEA (1956-1976 H-class crude and white oil products tanker 560 feet long of Anglo Saxon / Shell Tankers U.K., London : 1976 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

Shell tanker HINEA arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with Petrol and Avtur from Stanlow

Arrived fromStanlow (on Manchester Ship Canal, England, U.K.) via Belfast (Northern Ireland) Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth12 Ocean Tanker Berth, Ardrossan Harbour ... tugs SEAWAY and CAMPAIGNERGross Tonnage12,211
Sailing forCuracao (a Lesser Antilles island in the southern Caribbean Sea and the Dutch Caribbean region) Deadweght Tonnage19,248
Sailed from berth12 Ocean Tanker Berth, Ardrossan Harbour ... tugs SEAWAY and WRESTLER
Master of vessel on arrivalJ Greene
Draught aft on arrival20' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalPetrol and Avtur
Outward cargoGas Oil ROB (= Remaining on board)
Master of vessel on sailingJ Greene
Ships agentT L Duff & Company, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Tel 29 and 40

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Monday, October 30, 1961 @ 0445
ORIENTAL STAR (General cargo ship 454 feet overall) Own Page

ORIENTAL STAR arrives in Glasgow with a cargo of Phosphates from Nauru in Micronesia

Arrived fromNauru (Republic of Nauru formerly known as Pleasant Island, an island in Central Pacific)
Arrived in berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Sailing forCardiff (Wales, UK)
Sailed from berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival30' 03"
Draught aft on arrival31' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalPhosphates
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 30th October
Stevedore discharging inward cargoAndrew Main & Sons, Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1247
Completed discharge of inward cargo1800 on 6th November
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing5' 05"
Draught aft on sailing18' 00"
Vessel bunkeredSee "Remarks" below
Vessel on groundNo, vessel was afloat at all times

 

2nd November bunkered 10 tons of Diesel Oil from oiler APEXITY.

2nd November bunkered 50 tons of fuel oil from oiler CLANITY.

4th November bunkered 110 tons of fuel oil from oiler APEXITY.

 

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Friday, July 15, 1960 @ 1000
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Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow cancel all sailings due to an unofficial strike by seamen

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Saturday, June 25, 1960 @ 0930
IRISH COAST ( 1952-1968 Passenger and cargo vessel 340 feet long of Coast Lines, Liverpool) Own Page

IRISH COAST starts her 1960 summer season Ardrossan - Belfast passenger sailings

Port of RegistryLiverpool

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Saturday, May 28, 1960 @ 1000
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Caledonian Steam Packet Clyde pleasure and excursion sailings from Arran for Summer 1960

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Friday, July 1, 1960 @ 1000
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Caledonian Steam Packet Clyde pleasure sailings from Ardrossan for July, August and September 1960

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Friday, January 12, 1962 @ 1800
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
MALEKULA Own Page

MALEKULA leaves Sydney for Papua and New Guinea via Queensland Ports

Sailing forFrom Sydney to Brisbane, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns to Papua and New Guinea
Ships agentBurns, Philp & Co. Ltd., 7 Bridge Street, Sydney, Australia

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Friday, January 5, 1962 @ 1800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
WATAMURRA (McIlwraith, McEacharn Limited) Own Page

McIlwraith, McEacharn's WATAMURRA leaves Sydney for Hobart

Sailing forHobart (Tasmania)
Sailed from berthSydney (Australia)
Ships agentMcIlwraith, McEacharn Limited

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Friday, January 26, 1962 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
WANGANELLA (1932-1970 Passenger / cargo ship 474 feet overall of McIlwraith, McEacharn Limited) Own Page

McIlwraith, McEacharn's WANGANELLA leaves Sydney for Wellington

Sailing forWellington (New Zealand)Gross Tonnage9,576
Sailed from berthNo 3 Darling Harbour, Sydney (Australia)
Outward cargoPassengers and general cargo

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Saturday, January 6, 1962 @ 1200
CHANGSHA (1949-1969 Passenger / cargo ship 424 feet overall of China Navigation Company Ltd / John Swire & Sons Ltd, London : 1981 scrapped at Gadani Beach, Pakistan) Own Page

China Navigation CHANGSHA leaves Walsh Bay, Sydney for Torres Strait, Manila, Hong Kong and Japan

Sailing forTorres Strait, Manila, Hong Kong and JapanPort of RegistryHong Kong
Sailed from berth10 Walsh Bay, Sydney, AustraliaNet Tonnage4,104
Ships agentSwire and Yuill Pty Ltd., 6 Bridge Street, SydneyGross Tonnage7,414
Deadweght Tonnage6,065

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Monday, January 8, 1962 @ 0800
FAIRSEA (1949-1969 Passenger Liner of Alvion SS Co / A Vlasov / Sitmar / Societa Trasporti Marittimi SpA (SITMAR) : 1969 scrapped at La Spezia (Italy) Own Page

Sitmar passenger liner FAIRSEA expected to arrive at No 3 Wharf, Woolloomooloo, Sydney

Arrived in berthNo 3 Wharf, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, AustraliaPort of RegistryItaly
Ships agentNavcot Australia Pty Ltd., London Assurance House, 4th Floor, 16-20 Bridge Street, SydneyGross Tonnage13,433

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Friday, June 7, 1968 @ 0645
LOCHBROOM (1948-1972 General cargo coaster 151 feet long of David MacBrayne Ltd, Glasgow : 1974 stranded in Mediterranean)) Own Page

MacBrayne's LOCHBROOM arrives in Ardrossan Harbour and waits to enter Ardrossan Dockyard

Arrived fromStornoway (Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Western Isles of Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth14 Winton Pier, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage130
Master of vessel on arrivalD B WatsonGross Tonnage413
Draught aft on arrival10' 06"Deadweght Tonnage535
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentArdrossan Dockyard Company, Ardrossan

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Friday, June 7, 1968 @ 0130
POINTSMAN ( 1956 - Steam Coastal tanker, speed 7 knots, 233 feet long of Helmsman Shipping Company / C Rowbotham & Sons (Management) Ltd, London) Own Page

Rowbotham's coastal tanker POINTSMAN arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with fuel oil from Heysham

Arrived fromHeysham (England)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth1a Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage547
Master of vessel on arrivalR AndrewsGross Tonnage1,174
Draught aft on arrival15' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalFuel oil
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Tuesday, October 15, 1957 @ 1720
VITA FISH (1956- General cargo coaster 174 feet overall of Norwegian owners : 1981 sank as target of French Navy Exocet missile) Own Page

Norwegian coaster VITA FISH arrives at Meadowside Quay, Glasgow with 181 tons of Grapes

Arrived fromAlmeria (Spain) via LiverpoolPort of RegistryNorway
Arrived in berth2 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)
Sailing forBordeaux (France)
Sailed from berthMerklands Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught aft on arrival12' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGrapes 181 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 16th October
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co .Ltd.,, Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Completed discharge of inward cargo1930 on 16th October
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing5' 00"
Draught aft on sailing10' 00"
Ships agentJohn Bruce & Co. (Shipping) Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 3581

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Saturday, October 12, 1957 @ 0230
BIRMINGHAM CITY (1950-1963 General cargo ship 452 feet overall of Bristol City Line, Bristol) Own Page

Bristol City Line's BIRMINGHAM CITY arrives in Glasgow with general cargo from Halifax (Canada)

Arrived fromHalifax (Canada) Port of RegistryBristol (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth1 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)Gross Tonnage5,571
Sailing forCardiff (Wales, UK)
Sailed from berth1 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival20' 04"
Draught aft on arrival26' 04"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 500 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 12th October
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1930 on 13th October
Outward cargoPart same inward general cargo
Draught forward on sailing23' 03"
Draught aft on sailing25' 10"
Vessel on groundFirst low water on 12th October, draught forward 23' 10" and aft 26' 11"

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Tuesday, March 30, 1954 @ 1700
PORT ALMA (1928-1964 Refrigerated / general cargo ship of Port Line, London) Own Page

PORT ALMA closes at London for cargo for Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Bell Bay and Hobart

Ship's location6 King George V Dock, LondonPort of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Ships agentPort Line Limited, Cunard House, 88 Leadenhall Street, London, E.C.3. Telephone AVEnue 1270Gross Tonnage7,983

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Monday, October 12, 1964 @ 1845
Own Page

Meeting to elect four shipowners to be Trustees of Rothesay Harbour Trust (Scotland)

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Tuesday, October 6, 1964 @ 1700
LAURENTIA (1947 - 1967 Passenger/cargo liner 455 feet long with Donaldson Line, Glasgow : 1967 Scrapped in Valencia, Spain) Own Page

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

Ships agentDonaldson Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1, Tel CENtral 3901Port of RegistryGlasgow
Gross Tonnage8249

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Friday, October 9, 1964 @ 1700
PRINS FREDERICK HENDRIK (1947- General cargo ship 258 feet overall of Oranje Lijn (Maats Zeetransport) N.V., Rotterdam) Own Page

PRINS FREDERICK HENDRIK closes Glasgow for Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago

Ships agentJ C Peacock & Co. Ltd., 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C.1. Tel DOUglas 7101 Grams "Peacock" Port of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)
Net Tonnage807
Gross Tonnage1,557
Deadweght Tonnage2,726

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Friday, August 25, 1972 @ 1000
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Ben Line announce sale of BENLEDI, BENWYVIS and BENALBANACH (and BENVALLA and BENARMIN)

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Tuesday, March 12, 1963 @ 1400
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
Vessel MasterThomas SlaterGross Tonnage208

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

Glasgow Harbour Docks and Quays in 1949

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Thursday, April 8, 1965 @ 0750
FINLANDIA (1960-1975 General cargo coaster 51m 165 feet overall of Kamp's Scheepvaart- en Handelmaatschappij N.V., Groningen / Jan Stoter, Amsterdam) Own Page

FINLANDIA arrives at Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow to load Pig Iron for Rotterdam

Arrived fromDundalk (Eire / Ireland)Port of Registry1960-1965 Zwolle, Netherlands 1965-1975 Groningen, Netherlands
Arrived in berth4 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head east)Net Tonnage252
Sailing forRotterdam (Netherlands)Gross Tonnage397
Sailed from berth9 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head east)Deadweght Tonnage620
Draught forward on arrival5' 03"
Draught aft on arrival9' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 8th April
Outward cargoPig Iron 564 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoHoneyman & Company, 12 Waterloo Street, Glasgow C.2. Telephone CENtral 6922
Completed loading outward cargo1600 on 8th April
Draught forward on sailing9' 10"
Draught aft on sailing12' 00"

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Wednesday, April 7, 1965 @ 1730
MURELL (1954-1972 General cargo coaster 139 feet long of James Tyrell, Dublin) Own Page

Tyrell's coaster MURELL arrives at Rothesay Dock, Clydebank with Ore Residue from Cork

Arrived fromCork (Ireland)Port of RegistryDublin
Arrived in berth12 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head east)Gross Tonnage319
Sailing forCork (Ireland)
Sailed from berth9 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival8' 03"
Draught aft on arrival10' 11"
Cargo carried on arrivalOre residue 367 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 8th April
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co .Ltd.,, Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Completed discharge of inward cargo1230 on 8th April
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 9th April
Outward cargoLifts 40 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJ F Wilson, 24 Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 2345
Completed loading outward cargo0945 on 9th April

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Friday, June 1, 1973 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
SHEAF ROYAL (1972- 1978 Bulk carrier 199.919m 656 feet overall of The Sheaf Navigation Company Ltd., Newcastle upon Tyne : 1999 scrapped at Alang, India) Own Page

SHEAF ROYAL (1972-1978 of The Sheaf Navigation Company Ltd., Newcastle upon Tyne, England)

Port of RegistryNewcastle, England
Net Tonnage15,174.55
Gross Tonnage22,848.94
Deadweght Tonnage38,100

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Friday, April 1, 1960 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
BENLOYAL (1959-1969 General cargo liner 550 feet long of William Thomson's Ben Line, Edinburgh) Own Page

Ben Line Company postcard of BENLOYAL in service 1959-1969

Port of RegistryLeith (Scotland, UK)

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Sunday, March 17, 1963 @ 1600
GLENCLOY (1930-1966 Clyde Puffer lighter 85 feet long of G & G Hamilton)) Own Page

GLENCLOY arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load drums of bitumen for Stornoway

Arrived fromPort Ellen (Isle of Islay, Western Isle of Scotland)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage120
Master of vessel on arrivalR Heath
Draught aft on arrival8' 03"
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Saturday, April 18, 1964 @ 0800
WALDEMAR PETER (General cargo ship) Own Page

Vessel diary for WALDEMAR PETER on time charter to Donaldson Line, Glasgow in 1964

Vessel MasterStahler

Can anyone give details and owners of WALDEMAR PETER in 1964 ???

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Thursday, February 20, 1964 @ 0500
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 1 King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Far Eastern Ports

Arrived fromHamburg (Germany) via Elderslie (River Clyde, Glasgow)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)
Arrived in berth1 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Sailing forSingapore and Port Swettenham via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth1 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Draught forward on arrival13' 06"
Draught aft on arrival16' 09"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 20th February
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,200 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1400 on 26th February
Draught forward on sailing15' 04"
Draught aft on sailing18' 10"
Vessel bunkered21st February bunkered 230 tons of fuel oil from oiler CLANITY
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

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Saturday, February 15, 1964 @ 1345
CANOPIC (1954-1976 Refrigerated / general cargo ship 512 feet overall of Shaw Savill & Albion Line, London ) Own Page

Shaw Savill Line's CANOPIC arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow from Fremantle via Liverpool

Arrived fromFremantle via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Arrived in berth6 / 6A King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage11,166
Sailing forLondon (England, U.K.)
Sailed from berth6 / 6A King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival21' 10"
Draught aft on arrival26' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 1,538 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 16th February
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1700 on 18th February
Outward cargoPart same inward general cargo
Draught forward on sailing21' 10"
Draught aft on sailing23' 03"

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Sunday, September 1, 1963 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
BENARMIN (1963-1972 General cargo liner 550 feet long of William Thomson's Ben Line, Leith) Own Page

Shipbuilders model of Ben Line's BENARMIN (1963-1972)

Port of RegistryLeith (Scotland)
Net Tonnage6,486
Gross Tonnage11,362
Deadweght Tonnage13,015

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Friday, January 1, 1960 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
Own Page

1960 Advert by Blundell and Crompton Limited, Engineers and Ship Repairers, London

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Friday, January 1, 1960 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
Own Page

1960 Advert by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Limited Shipbuilders, Tyneside, England

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Monday, February 1, 1937 @ 1000
Own Page

1937 Advert by Anchor Line of Glasgow for their Sailings from New York and Boston to UK

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Monday, March 3, 1975 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
ALCINOUS (1973-1975 formerly ANCHISES 1946-1973 General cargo ship 487 feet overall of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool : 1975 scrapped Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

Alfred Holt's ALCINOUS voyage diary from March 1975 to scrapping in September 1975

Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage7,642

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Monday, February 17, 1941 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
JOHAN VAN OLDENBARNEVELT (1930-1940 then 1950-1963 Passenger / cargo liner 587 feet long of N.V. Stoomvaart Maatschappij 'Nederland', Amsterdam, Netherlands : 1940-1950 Troopship) Own Page

JOHAN VAN OLDENBARNEVELT arrives at anchorage off Gourock (Clyde, Scotland)

Port of RegistryAmsterdam (Netherlands)
Net Tonnage11,335
Gross Tonnage19,040

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Saturday, March 16, 1963 @ 0550
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 arrivalBlackGross Tonnage391
Draught aft on arrival13' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Saturday, March 16, 1963 @ 0230
PALM (1927-1963 Coastal tar carrier of Fishers of Newry) Own Page

PALM arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with a cargo of Tar from 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 arrivalMcAllisterGross Tonnage343
Draught aft on arrival14' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalTar
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Wednesday, September 22, 1965 @ 0915
CANADIAN STAR ( 1957 - 1972 General cargo liner 472 feet long of Blue Star Line, London) Own Page

CANADIAN STAR arrives at 7 / 8 Prince's Dock, Glasgow to load for Los Angeles via Vancouver

Arrived fromLiverpool (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth7 / 8 Prince's Dock, Glasgow Gross Tonnage6,291
Draught forward on arrival14' 06"
Draught aft on arrival22' 09"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Ships agentJ S Nowery & Co., Ltd., 93 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 5133

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Wednesday, September 22, 1965 @ 0240
HEENVLIET (1961-1973 General cargo coaster 66.80m long of Soetermeer, Fekkes' Cargadoorskantoor N.V., Rotterdam / N.V. Rederij Meervliet, Rotterdam / W.A. Soetermeer Jr., Rotterdam) Own Page

HEENVLIET arrives at 3 Prince's Dock, Glasgow from Naples (Napoli, Italy) via Belfast

Arrived fromNaples (Napoli, Italy) via BelfastPort of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)
Arrived in berth3 Prince's Dock, Glasgow Net Tonnage260
Draught forward on arrival5' 03"Gross Tonnage499
Draught aft on arrival10' 00"Deadweght Tonnage1,025
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo

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Tuesday, September 21, 1965 @ 1330
BHAMO (1907-1938 General cargo ship of P. Henderson & Co. / British & Burmese Steam Navigation Co., Glasgow : 1938 scrapped at Japan.) Own Page

Patrick Henderson's BHAMO arrives at 22 Prince's Dock, Glasgow from Rangoon (Burma) via Liverpool

Arrived fromRangoon (Burma) via LiverpoolPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth22 Prince's Dock, Glasgow Gross Tonnage5,239
Draught forward on arrival9' 10"
Draught aft on arrival17' 02"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo
Ships agentPatrick Henderson & Co., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CENtral 9467

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Monday, September 20, 1965 @ 2220
MANCHESTER PROGRESS (1938-1966 General cargo ship of Manchester Liners, Manchester, England :1966 Scrapped at Split, Yugoslavia) Own Page

MANCHESTER PROGRESS arrives at 19 Prince's Dock, Glasgow to load for Wilmington (North Carolina)

Arrived fromManchester (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryManchester (England, UK
Arrived in berth19 Prince's Dock, Glasgow Gross Tonnage5,620
Draught forward on arrival16' 10"
Draught aft on arrival18' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Ships agentFurness Withy & Co. Ltd., 19 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone CENtral 8193

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Sunday, September 19, 1965 @ 1545
INDIAN RELIANCE (1955-1979 General cargo ship of India Steamship Company, Calcutta : 1979 scrapped at Bombay)) Own Page

INDIAN RELIANCE arrives at 1 / 2 Prince's Dock, Glasgow to load general and bulk oil for Bombay

Arrived fromNewport (South Wales, U.K.)Port of RegistryCalcutta (India)
Arrived in berth1 / 2 Prince's Dock, Glasgow Gross Tonnage7,422
Draught forward on arrival16' 08"Deadweght Tonnage10,138
Draught aft on arrival18' 02"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards

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Sunday, September 19, 1965 @ 0735
LAURENTIA (1947 - 1967 Passenger/cargo liner 455 feet long with Donaldson Line, Glasgow : 1967 Scrapped in Valencia, Spain) Own Page

LAURENTIA arrives at Prince's Dock, Glasgow with general cargo and 48 passengers from Montreal

Arrived fromMontreal (Canada) Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth14 / 15 Prince's Dock, Glasgow Gross Tonnage8249
Draught forward on arrival22' 00"
Draught aft on arrival24' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo and 48 passengers

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Saturday, September 18, 1965 @ 1805
PRINS WILLEM 1V (1940-1966 General cargo ship 258 feet overall of Maatschappij Zeetransport / Oranje Lijn, Rotterdam Maatschappij Zeetransport N.V. (Oranje Lijn) , Rotterdam) Own Page

PRINS WILLEM 1V arrives at 31 Prince's Dock, Glasgow from the Great Lakes via Liverpool

Arrived fromGreat Lakes via LiverpoolPort of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)
Arrived in berth31 Prince's Dock, Glasgow Net Tonnage806
Draught forward on arrival13' 03"Gross Tonnage1,535
Draught aft on arrival15' 00"Deadweght Tonnage2,680
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo both inwards and outwards

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Friday, September 17, 1965 @ 1900
SKYCREST (1962-1968 General cargo ship 463 feet overall of Crest Shipping Co./ Ivanovic & Co Ltd, London : 1985 scrapped at Dalian, China)). Own Page

SKYCREST arrives at Plantation Quay, Glasgow to load general cargo for Auckland (New Zealand)

Arrived fromGrangemouth (Scotland)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth73 Plantation Quay, Glasgow Gross Tonnage9,455
Draught forward on arrival8' 10"
Draught aft on arrival14' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)

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Monday, January 2, 1939 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
Own Page

1939 advert by Anchor Line, Glasgow for their passenger service to World's Fair, New York

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Thursday, June 1, 1950 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
BENAVON (1949-1970 General cargo ship 483 feet overall of William Thomson's Ben Line, Edinburgh : 1971 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

Ben Line's BENAVON (1949-1970)

Port of RegistryLeith (Scotland, UK)
Gross Tonnage8,079
Deadweght Tonnage11,270

Ben Line's general cargo ship BENAVON (1949-1970) was built by

J. L. Thompson & Sons Ltd. yard number 658, in Sunderland,

England in 1949.   8,079 gross tons, 11,270 deadweight tons,

483 feet overall X 60 feet X 37 feet and powered by three

Parsons turbines giving a service speed of 16 knots and had accommodation for four passengers.  In January 1970 she was

sold to Safety Shipping Company S. A., Panama / V, K. Edie

Hsu, Hong Kong and renamed LIZIANA.   On 8th November

1971 she arrived at Shieh Sheng Fat Steel Company at

Kaohsiung, Taiwan for scrapping.

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Thursday, January 27, 1966 @ 1400
HOPECREST ( 1961 - 1969 General cargo ship 501 feet long of Hopemount Shipping Co. Ltd. / Stott, Man & Fleming, Newcastle : 1984 scrapped at Gadani Beach, Pakistan) Own Page

HOPECREST arrives at Meadowside Quay, Glasgow with a cargo of Grain from Adelaide

Arrived fromAdelaide (Australia) via BelfastPort of RegistryNewcastle (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth3 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east and stern 1 blind west of berth 3 / 4 bulkhead)Net Tonnage4,112
Sailing forYorkhill Quay, GlasgowGross Tonnage7,610
Sailed from berth3 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east and stern 1 blind west of berth 3 / 4 bulkhead)Deadweght Tonnage11,680
Draught forward on arrival22' 10"
Draught aft on arrival23' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGrain 3,616 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1125 on 28th January
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Port Authority, 16 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2.
Completed discharge of inward cargo1500 on 3rd February
Outward cargoPart same inward cargo of Grain
Draught forward on sailing16' 03"
Draught aft on sailing22' 00"
Vessel bunkered31st January bunkered 20 tons of diesel oil from oiler CLANITY
Ships agentH Hogarth & Sons Ltd., 120 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 6535

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

1935 poster by Anchor Line for their service from Londonderry to New York, Boston and Philadelphia

Around 1935 poster by Anchor Line of Glasgow advertising

their passenger liner service from Londonderry (Northern Ireland)

to New York, Boston and Philadelphia (USA)

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Saturday, March 16, 1963 @ 1245
CADANS (1958-1969 General cargo coaster 60.21 meters long of Beck's Scheepvaartkantoor N.V., Groningen, Netherlands Owner: Rederij Beck's Scheepvaartbedrijf Motorschip Cadans, Groningen, Netherlands Own Page

Beck's coaster CADANS arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load steel sections for St- Nazaire (France)

Arrived fromWaterford (County Waterford, Ireland)Port of RegistryGroningen (Netherlands)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Master of vessel on arrivalS Elsinga
Draught aft on arrival8' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentT L Duff & Company, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Tel 29 and 40

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Friday, April 21, 1961 @ 1700
LAURENTIA (1947 - 1967 Passenger/cargo liner 455 feet long with Donaldson Line, Glasgow : 1967 Scrapped in Valencia, Spain) Own Page

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

Ships agentDonaldson Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1, Tel CENtral 3901Port of RegistryGlasgow
Gross Tonnage8249

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Friday, April 7, 1961 @ 1700
FORESTER (1952-1970 General cargo ship 468 feet overall of T & J Harrison Ltd. / Charente S. S. Co. Ltd.,, Liverpool) Own Page

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

Ships agentPrentice, Service & Henderson Ltd., 68 Gordon Street, Glasgow, C.1. Tel CENtral 1016Port of RegistryLiverpool
Net Tonnage4,632
Gross Tonnage8,377
Deadweght Tonnage10,520

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Monday, April 10, 1961 @ 1700
KARNAK (1948-1971 Refrigerated / general cargo ship 366 feet long of Moss Hutchison Line, Liverpool) Own Page

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

Ships agentMoss Hutchison Line Limited, 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel. Central 6643Port of RegistryLiverpool
Net Tonnage1,558
Gross Tonnage3,198
Deadweght Tonnage4,794

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Thursday, August 20, 1936 @ 1510
LAIRDSHEATHER (1922-1937 General cargo coaster 190 feet long of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow : 1937 scrapped in Barrow in Furness, England) Own Page

Burns & Laird's coaster LAIRDSHEATHER leaves Ardrossan Harbour for Londonderry

Vessel MasterA WallacePort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Sailing forLondonderry (Northern Ireland)Net Tonnage215
Sailed from berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage515
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 100 tons
Draught forward on sailing9' 01"
Draught aft on sailing12' 06"

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Thursday, January 1, 1976 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
DUNSTANBURGH CASTLE (1976-1981 a 9-hatch gearless bulk carrier of Bamburgh Shipping Company, Newcastle) Own Page

DUNSTANBURGH CASTLE a 9-hatch gearless bulk carrier of Bamburgh Shipping Company

Port of RegistryNewcastle, England
Gross Tonnage57,133

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Sunday, December 1, 1974 @ 1000
BENBHUI (Ben Line's harbour launch at Hong Kong) Own Page

BENBHUI is the Ben Line's harbour launch at Hong Kong and the smallest vessel in their fleet

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Saturday, November 22, 1958 @ 1000
MACHARDA (1938-1962 General cargo ship 493 feet long of T & J Brocklebank Line, Liverpool : 1962 Scrapped at Hong Kong) Own Page

Brocklebank's MACHARDA arrives at Shieldhall, Glasgow for repairs by Alexander Stephen Shipbuilders,

Arrived fromSpringfield Quay, GlasgowPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)
Arrived in berthEast end of Shieldhall Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)Gross Tonnage7,998
Sailing forBremen (Germany)
Sailed from berthEast end of Shieldhall Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival10' 06"
Draught aft on arrival19' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing10' 03"
Draught aft on sailing20' 10"
Engine trialsSee note below
Vessel bunkeredAt 0905 on 12th December bunkered fuel oil from oiler APEXITY

3rd December the tank cleaner vessel TULIPBANK was alongside MACHARDA to clean her tanks.

 

5th December the floating crane NEWSHOT was alongside

MACHARDA for lifts in the cargo ship’s engine room.

 

At 2240 on 11th December MACHARDA hauls 80 feet off

the quay for engine trials, starting the trials at 2310 and

finishing the trials at 0008 on 12th, and back alongside

at 0030 on 12th

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Friday, November 21, 1958 @ 1800
SARPEDON (1958-1962 General cargo ship 473 feet overall of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool : 1962 scrapped) Own Page

Alfred Holt's SARPEDON arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Australian Ports

Arrived fromHamburg (Germany)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth1 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Gross Tonnage7,797
Sailing forAustralian Ports via Liverpool
Sailed from berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Draught forward on arrival17' 04"
Draught aft on arrival20' 01"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 22nd November
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1530 on 25th November
Draught forward on sailing19' 03"
Draught aft on sailing20' 06"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

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Wednesday, March 13, 1963 @ 1955
SAN FLORO ( 1956-1971 General cargo coaster) Own Page

Spanish coaster SAN FLORO arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with cargo from La Pallice (France)

Arrived fromLa Pallice (France) via Newport (Wales)Port of RegistrySantander (Spain)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage458
Draught forward on arrivalL BustoGross Tonnage976
Draught aft on arrival13' 00"Deadweght Tonnage1300
Cargo carried on arrivalPlywood and general cargo
Ships agentRennie & Watson Ltd., 73 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2. Telephone CENtral 4741

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Wednesday, March 13, 1963 @ 0450
SCHOKLAND (1952-1965 General cargo coaster 43.50m overall of Peter & Gerrit Dekker, Groningen) Own Page

Dekker's coaster SCHOKLAND arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with scrap metal from Belfast

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryZwolle (Netherlands)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage188
Master of vessel on arrivalVan KliefGross Tonnage298
Draught aft on arrival9' 00"Deadweght Tonnage396
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Wednesday, March 13, 1963 @ 0125
LASCAR (1939-1972 Clyde puffer 66 feet long of J Hay & Sons, Glasgow) Own Page

Clyde puffer lighter LASCAR 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 Tonnage50
Master of vessel on arrivalMarrGross Tonnage96
Draught aft on arrival9' 03"Deadweght Tonnage140
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Tuesday, March 12, 1963 @ 1140
SHELL SUPPLIER ( 1952-1967 Coastal oil products tanker 194 feet long of Shell Mex & BP, London) Own Page

Shell coastal tanker SHELL SUPPLIER arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with Gas Oil from Faslane

Arrived fromFaslane (Gare Loch, Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Master of vessel on arrivalJ Jack
Draught aft on arrival14' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGas Oil ROB (= Remaining on board)
Ships agentT L Duff & Company, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Tel 29 and 40

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Friday, November 30, 1962 @ 0207
FILEFJELL (1961-1967 Motor ore carrier 605 feet overall of A/S Falkefjell & A/S Dovrefjell / Olsen & Ugelstad, Oslo : 1986 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

FILEFJELL arrives at General Terminus Quay, Glasgow with Iron Ore from San Nicolas (Peru)

Arrived fromSan Nicolas (Peru)Port of RegistryOslo (Norway)
Arrived in berthGeneral Terminus Quay, Glasgow (with her head east) ..Pilot MacCallum and 3 tugsNet Tonnage8,656
Sailing forMonrovia (Liberia, West Africa)Gross Tonnage17,622
Sailed from berthGeneral Terminus Quay, Glasgow (with her head east) ..Pilot B Taylor and 4 tugsDeadweght Tonnage26,610
Draught forward on arrival31' 01"
Draught aft on arrival31' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalIron Ore 24,000 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0600 on 30th November
Stevedore discharging inward cargoColvilles Ltd.
Completed discharge of inward cargo1130 on 2nd December
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board) and oil bunkers
Draught forward on sailing13' 01"
Draught aft on sailing21' 02"
Vessel bunkeredSee note below
Ships agentBISCO (British Iron & Steel Corporation)

30th November FILEFJELL bunkered 320 tons of fuel

oil and on 1st December bunkered 110 tons of fuel

oil, both times from oiler CLYDE ENTERPRISE.


On sailing from General Terminus Quay the 605 feet

long  FILEFJELL (Pilot B. Taylor) was towed astern by

4 tugs, passing Queen’s and Prince’s Docks, Yorkhill,

Meadowside and Merklands Quays to King George V

Dock where her stern was put into the dock and she

was canted to port and then proceeded ahead going

downriver to Greenock and the Firth of Clyde and

then on passage to Monrovia, in Liberia, West Africa.

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Sunday, November 25, 1962 @ 2050
OBUASI (1952-1972 General cargo ship 450 feet overall of Elder Dempster Lines Ltd., Liverpool) Own Page

Elder Dempster's OBUASI arrives in Springfield Quay, Glasgow from Swansea

Arrived fromSwansea (South Wales, U.K.)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth29 / 31 Springfield Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)Net Tonnage3,119
Sailing forWest Africa via DublinGross Tonnage5,895
Sailed from berth29 / 31 Springfield Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)Deadweght Tonnage7,089
Draught forward on arrival16' 05"
Draught aft on arrival17' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 26th November
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1130 on 29th November
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 26th November
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,371 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo1130 on 29th November
Draught forward on sailing18' 07"
Draught aft on sailing20' 07"
Ships agentPatrick Henderson & Co., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CENtral 9467

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Monday, April 3, 1961 @ 1000
Own Page

1961 Advert by J & C Harrison Ltd., London for engineers on a dry cargo ship

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Saturday, May 13, 1961 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
BALLARAT (1954-1968 General cargo liner 527 feet long of P & O, London) Own Page

P & O cargo ship BALLARAT sails from Grangemouth for Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

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

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Saturday, April 15, 1961 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
BENMACDHUI (1948-1972 General cargo liner 474 feet long of Ben Line, Edinburgh) Own Page

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

Ships agentThe General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 2803Port of RegistryLeith (Scotland, UK)
Net Tonnage4,674
Gross Tonnage7,845
Deadweght Tonnage11,500

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Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 1250
CLYDELINK PASSENGER FERRY (Passenger ferry of Clydelink, Glasgow) Own Page

CLYDELINK PASSENGER FERRY on her Riverside Museum service across the River to Govan Pontoon

Ship's locationGovan Pontoon, Water Row, Govan, Glasgow

News Event

Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 1245
Own Page

What sailing ship is this today beside the Riverside Museum, Glasgow ?????

Ship's locationYorkhill Quay, beside the Riverside Museum, Glasgow

News Event

Thursday, March 5, 1936 @ 0625
LAIRDS LOCH ( 1944-1969 Passenger / cargo vessel 263 feet long of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow) Own Page

Burns & Laird's LAIRDS LOCH leaves Ardrossan Harbour with 308 cattle (from Belfast) for Ayr

Vessel MasterNeil CampbellPort of RegistryGlasgow
Sailing forAyr (Scotland, U.K.)
Sailed from berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Outward cargoCattle 308
Draught forward on sailing11' 03"
Draught aft on sailing16' 02"
Ships agentBurns & Laird Lines, The Harbour, Ardrossan

News Event

Tuesday, March 12, 1963 @ 0050
ARIANTA (1959-1978 Oil tanker 560 feet 169m overall 14.5 knots of Shell Tankers U.K. : 1978 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

Shell tanker ARIANTA arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with a cargo of Petrol & Avtur

Arrived fromCuracao via Stanlow and BelfastPort of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth12 Ocean Tanker Berth, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland) .. tugs SEAWAY and STRONGBOWNet Tonnage7,511
Master of vessel on arrivalJ KellGross Tonnage13,148
Draught aft on arrival22' 04"Deadweght Tonnage19,310
Cargo carried on arrivalPetrol & Avtur
Ships agentT L Duff & Company, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Tel 29 and 40

News Event

Wednesday, August 3, 1960 @ 2000
CALGARIA (1956-1963 General cargo liner 495 feet long of Donaldson Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Donaldson Line's CALGARIA arrives at Meadowside Quay, Glasgow with grain from Canada

Arrived fromMontreal (Canada) via Prince's Dock (Glasgow)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth4 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)Gross Tonnage8,418
Sailing forPrince's Dock (Glasgow)
Sailed from berth4 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival19' 10"
Draught aft on arrival24' 07"
Cargo carried on arrivalGrain 3,500 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 4th August
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Navigation Trust, 16 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2.
Completed discharge of inward cargo1430 on 9th August
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing13' 00"
Draught aft on sailing21' 04"
Ships agentDonaldson Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1, Tel CENtral 3901

Gangway was broken at 0705 on 7th August.

News Event

Thursday, September 1, 1960 @ 0735
AMERICAN CLIPPER (1946- 1969 cargo ship 458 feet long of United States Line, New York) Own Page

AMERICAN CLIPPER arrives at Merklands Quay, Glasgow with general cargo from New York via Dublin

Arrived fromNew York via DublinPort of RegistryNew York
Arrived in berthMerklands Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)Net Tonnage4,839
Sailing forWest Basin, Yorkhill, GlasgowGross Tonnage8,228
Sailed from berthMerklands Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)Deadweght Tonnage9,995
Draught forward on arrival10' 07"
Draught aft on arrival23' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 621 tons inwards and outwards
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 1st September
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo2030 on 1st September
Outward cargoGeneral cargo inwards and outwards
Draught forward on sailing10' 02"
Draught aft on sailing21' 00"
Ships agentW B Woolley & Co. Ltd., 54 West Nile Street, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone 041 248 2929 Telex 77219

News Event

Sunday, March 10, 1963 @ 0810
B P ENGINEER (Coastal oil tanker of Shell Mex & bp, London) Own Page

Coastal tanker B P ENGINEER arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load Burning Oil for Preston

Arrived fromPreston, (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage338
Master of vessel on arrivalD McInnes
Draught aft on arrival13' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentT L Duff & Company, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Tel 29 and 40

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

 

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

   Can anyone help ?

14 September 2019

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Where is the “Chapman Anchorage” ???

   Robbie Keen (CarlisleEngland) emails:

 I see in the entry for BENWYVIS that she

was in “Chapman Anchorage.”   Where is

Chapman Anchorage and what would she

 be doing there ???

Robbie.  31 August 2019

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Teak fronts on the front of ship's bridges

By Eric S.     8th July 2019

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

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

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

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

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

All comments are welcome.

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Can anyone identify this cap badge ?

Samms of Nantwich e-mails:    07 July 2019

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

 

anyone identify the cap badge ? 

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

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

    There was a programme on television the other evening

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

Atlantic man and never ventured to the Far East.

   I wondered what difficulties would be experienced by

ships during the Monsoon season’s heavy rainfall and

swollen rivers and storms.

    And also, I can only think of maybe 3 shipping

companies which regularly traded to the area – Calcutta,

Chalna, Chittagong, Rangoon.   What other companies

were there ?

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Where did this ship come from in Sweden ???

Haltst…….. ?????

 

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

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

20 May 2019  @ 1540

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

at Tail-of-the Bank.

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

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

bringing stores for the Holy Loch vessels, and the stores

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

lighters and small coasters.

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

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

and blue bands.

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

could be MARSHFIELD or MARSHLAND ….. or something like

that, was obviously a WW2 type but always immaculate

 and a frequent caller.

   Does anyone else remember these ships calling at

the Clyde ?

 

Alan and Jean.

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Clyde Navigation Trust launches NEWARK, GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS

 

 14 March 2019   @ 1239

Richard Danielson e-mails

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

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

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

THANK YOU.
Richard Danielson.
 

 

Admin Note :

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

 

20 March 2019  @ 1604

 

Jim Howie  (Partick, Glasgow)

 

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

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

  

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

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

12 Hopper Barges.

1 Dumb grab hopper barge.

1 Tug CLYDE.

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

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

11 passenger ferryboats.

1 60-ton floating crane NEWSHOT.

1 Diving Bell barge.

2 Divers’ motor boats.

1 Oil Separating Barge PLOVER

3 motor launches NEWARK, GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS.

1 Hydrographic Survey launch CRANNOG.

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

Jim Howie.

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Looking for images / photos of BALLYGALLY HEAD of 1950s

 23 January 2019  1011

Joseph McGurk Jr. e-mails

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

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

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

he sailed on her

   Thank you, regards Joseph mc gurk jr

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Renfrew Harbour, Firth of Clyde, around 1980

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

 

   Does anyone have any idea what the other ships are ?


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The advert for paddle steamer EAGLE 111 in 1937

 6th  January 2019.

   James Barrowman (Brighton, England) e-mails :

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

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

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

   Thanks, Jim Barrowman.

7th January 2019 

   J.S. (Pollokshaws, Glasgow) replies :

The River Clyde runs generally east to west through

the centre of Glasgow and essentially divides the city

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

   In the past and even today people talk of coming

from or living in the South Side.

   Up to around 1970’s passenger excursion steamers

and cross-channel to Ireland steamers left Broomielaw,

Anderston Quay and Lancefield Quay on the North Side

and in the summer months left Bridge Wharf on the

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

= Down the Water = sailing down the River Clyde to

Clyde piers such as Dunoon and Rothesay and

Tighnabruaich.

   The advert mentions the steamer calling at Govan

 Wharf and Renfrew to pick up passengers.

   Today Govan Wharf is only recognisable by a derelict

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

South Bank essentially between the Govan Drydocks

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

yard) and beside the playing field between Wanlock Street

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

small Govan Passenger Ferry used to ply from near

Govan Wharf across the river to the east end of Meadowside

Quay

   It was news to me that excursion steamers stopped

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

   Perhaps someone can help.

 

Ref The advert for paddle steamer EAGLE 111 in 1937.

12 January 2019   Robert Orr replies :


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

occupied by Simons and Lobnitz shipyards in Renfrew.

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

10 December 2018   Geoff in Australia e-mails :

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

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


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

 

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

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Ellerman’s CITY OF EXETER at Plymouth in 1958    

I was quite surprised to read that CITY OF EXETER called

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

African service passenger liners?

   Jim Hesketh, Liverpool 

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12 November 2018

 

TWEED, a 1959-built 112 foot water carrier of

Furness Withy, Port of Spain, Trinidad

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

    Looking at your list of ships I was surprised to see

TWEED of Furness Withy, a 112 foot water tanker at

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

   Anyone have information on this ship ?

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Can anyone name this British coaster ?

 

05 November 2018

Billy Fullarton writes :

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

HarbourScotland.   Can anyone name this coaster. ?

 

   I think her name ends in SOUND.

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British & Irish KILKENNY in 1935

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

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

     I was with Brocklebank’s and sometimes called at

Gan Island in the Indian Ocean to discharge stores for

the RAF overside to landing craft in the lagoon.

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

which carried a small naval tug from Trincomali in

Ceylon to Gan, around late 1960s.

   Anyone know about this ?

    J.S., (Wallasey)

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

Jim J. of Liverpool e-mails :

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

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

Funnel ship there.

   Can anyone enlighten me as to why a Blue Funnel would

be in the Gulf of Mexico ?

   Also in conversation someone told of Blue Funnel having

Chinese crews on deck and catering.   I had always thought

that Blueys had British crews.   Someone please tell me

what is correct.

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Deck cadets Critchley and Doherty on RAMON DE LARRINAGA in 1965

 22 May 2018

 Alan Rutherford e-mails :

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

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   Looking for information on some British ships around 1950-1954

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

 Great website.

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

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


Regards,
Ian Rae

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Can anyone identify this USN lapel badge ?

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

   Can anyone identify the badge ?

2018-02-18 @ 1320

 

19 May 2018

Hello Douglas,

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

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

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

Bill Steel e-mails

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

17 February 2018 @ 2307

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

    Jim Harrison  (Brighton, England) e-mails :

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

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

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

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   German cargo ship MILLERNTOR in 1954

 

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

 

   After unloading she left Ardrossan returning to Narvik.

 

Does anyone have any information or details of MILLERNTOR ?

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" If sufficient inducement "

 James Bridges (Canterbury, England) e-mails –

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

“ If sufficient inducement “

 

23 January 2019 at 2113

 Geoff  (Australia)  e-mails :

 

James Bridges (Canterbury, England) e-mails –

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

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


My understanding of "sufficient inducement" meant if there was

 enough cargo to be lifted to be commercially viable. ”

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Was she “ LAIRDS OAK “ or “ LAIRDSOAK ” ?

   Robert Bothwell (Glasgow) e-mails :

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

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

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


 

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

 

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

 

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Coaster BALLYCASTLE in 1953

 

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

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   Carebeka's coaster RIAN in 1953

 

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

 

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

 

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

  


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

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

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

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

Additional note :

Can anyone supply details of ALPHERAT ?


 

Norwegian Tanker RAILA in 1953

 

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

 

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

 Fred from Formby (Merseyside, England, writes

 

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

 

Can someone tell something about these services ? ”

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CHANTALA  (Worcester Park, Surrey) writes :

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

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

   All I can remember now is “Asti aria kurro”

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

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

 

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

  


 

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

 

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

  


Anchor Line advertisement of 1871

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

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

Thank you.

Still laughing

Fred of Formby, Merseyside, England.

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

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German cargo ship RUHR in 1953

 

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

 

   Has anyone got any details of this ship ?

 

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British coaster J B KEE in 1957

 

 Fred of Formby (Merseyside, England) writes :

 

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

 

   Anyone have details of this ship ?

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 Jim Allbright (London) e-mails :

 

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

 

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

 

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SUNBEAR of Saguenay Terminals.

 

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

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

Captain Bryn Wayt writes :

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

James Jeffries replies :

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

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

   In 1972 she was scrapped in Santander, Spain.

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

 

Billy MacAulay (Moderator and Senior Member) writes :

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

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

  

 

  


 

   Why was LADY McGOWAN IN Loch Riddon ?

 

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

 

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

 

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

  


John Kelly's coaster BALLYCLARE in late 1953.

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

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Small boat sailor writes from Inverkip :

 

 

 

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

 

   Does anyone know anything of these two launches ?

 

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

 

   Sandy

  


Mystery of CVC in Prince’s Dock area of Glasgow

   In 1958 the Clyde Shipping Company’s coaster PLADDA

 was listed as berthed in CVC in Prince’s Dock

 area in Glasgow.

   Does anyone know where CVC was ?

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

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Pacific Steam Navigation’s KENUTA at Puna in 1957

 

Tom Hayworth e-mails :

 

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

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Ben Line’s Far-East coaster BENVEG in 1957

 

Leith Man e-mails

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

for BENVEG as I had never heard of her.

 

Anyone have any more information please ?

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SPRINGFIELD QUAY, GLASGOW

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

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

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

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


MYSTERY SHIP PORTHOLE

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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.


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


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

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


Clan Line offices were at Clan Line 109 hope Street Glasgow


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

A Manson replies : 

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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

A Manson writes :

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


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

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


30th January 2014

PLEASE KEEP YOUR COMMENTS RELEVANT TO SHIPS AND SHIPPING AT GLASGOW

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

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

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

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


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

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


BERTH NUMBERS AT SHIELDHALL RIVERSIDE WHARF

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

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


NUMBERING OF BERTHS FROM BROOMIELAW AND BRIDGE WHARF TO PLANTATION

A Manson writes :

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


WHO OWNED OR OPERATED GENERAL TERMINUS AND ITS CRANES

Bill McKellar e-mails :

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