Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

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Thursday, July 29, 1965 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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Conducting their business around end of July 1965

ALBANY from London, at Nassau, 29 July

AMERICAN RELIANCE left Rotterdam 30 July for London

ARAGON at Las Palmas 30 July for London

BARADINE at Aden 29 July for London

BEAVERFIR left Toronto 29 July for Detroit

BENARMIN left Nagoya 30 July for Kobe

BENMACDHUI at Hong Kong 30 July for San Fernando

BENREOCH left Port Said 30 July for London

CANBERRA STAR at Brisbane 29 July from London

CARINTHIA at Liverpool 30 July from Montreal

CHANTALA left Middlesbrough 30 July for Karachi

CHINKOA left Bilbao 29 July for London

CITY OF KHARTOUM at Cochin 30 July for London

CITY OF LIVERPOOL at Tanga 29 July for Beira

CITY OF PERTH at Liverpool 29 July for Belfast

CITY OF RIPON left Middlesbrough 29 July for Yokohama

CITY OF WELLINGTON left Singapore 29 July for London

CITY OF WINNIPEG at Suez 28 July for London

DEVIS left Montevideo 28 July for Buenos Aires

EDINBURGH CASTLE left Durban 30 July for Southampton

HEREFORDSHIRE at Durban 29 July for Beira

IBERIA STAR at Las Palmas 30 July for Buenos Aires

INTERPRETER left Kingston (Jamaica) 29 July for Tampico

KADIEK left Las Palmas 30 July for Douala

KENYA at Naples 30 July for Durban

LYCIA left Chicago 29 July for Liverpool

MAHSEER at Middlesbrough 29 July for Chittagong

MEDIC left Hamburg 29 July for Liverpool

MEGANTIC left Lyttelton 29 July for London

NIEUW AMSTERDAM left Southampton 30 July for Rotterdam

PENDENNIS CASTLE at Southampton 30 July from Durban

PORT AUCKLAND from London at Hobart 30 July

PORT CHALMERS left Rotterdam 30 July for Tokyo

QUEEN MARY left Cherbourg 29 July for New York

SANTONA left Montreal 29 July for Hamilton (Ontario)

SOUTH AFRICAN TRADER left London 29 July for Beira

STAFFORDSHIRE at Port Said 29 July for Rangoon

TANTALLON CASTLE left Hamburg 29 July for London

TASMANIA STAR at Adelaide 30 July for London

UGANDA at Gibraltar 30 July for London

URUGUAY left Las Palmas 28 July for London

WELLINGTON STAR at Auckland 30 July for London

WINDSOR CASTLE left Cape Town 29 July for Durban

WOODARRA left Hamburg 29 July for London

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Saturday, March 28, 2020 @ 1500
KYLES (Static exhibit coaster of Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine, Scotland) Own Page

Museum static exhibit coaster KYLES at Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine, Scotland

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Saturday, March 28, 2020 @ 1400
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Fridge (refrigerator) magnets of Tenerife

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Saturday, March 28, 2020 @ 1400
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Fridge (refrigerator) magnet of Tighnabruaich (Kyles of Bute, Clyde, Scotland)

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Saturday, March 28, 2020 @ 1400
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Fridge (refrigerator) magnet of Salou (Spain / Espana)

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Saturday, March 28, 2020 @ 1400
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Fridge (refrigerator) magnet of cruise liner destinations in the Caribbean Sea

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Saturday, March 28, 2020 @ 1400
OASIS OF THE SEAS (2009- Cruise liner 1,187 feet 362m overall of Royal Caribbean International) Own Page

Fridge (refrigerator) magnet of cruise liner OASIS OF THE SEAS

Port of RegistryNassau (Bahamas)
Net Tonnage257,429
Gross Tonnage226,838
Deadweght Tonnage15,000

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Friday, October 21, 1966 @ 1700
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Around November 1966 Sailing Notice for Clan Line services from UK to African and Eastern Ports

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Monday, January 5, 1987 @ 1000
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1987 Advert by International Towing Limited, Canterbury, England, for their Anchor Handling Tugs

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Wednesday, December 23, 1964 @ 0110
SERIALITY ( 1952 - 1971 General cargo coaster 241 feet long of F T Everard Company, London) Own Page

Everard's coaster SERIALITY arrives at Rothesay Dock, Clydebank with Clinker from Lidkoping (Sweden)

Arrived fromLidkoping (Sweden)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth3 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head west)Net Tonnage714
Sailing forBlyth (England)Gross Tonnage1,575
Sailed from berth25 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow Deadweght Tonnage1,850
Draught forward on arrival14' 08"
Draught aft on arrival15' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalClinker 1,600 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1500 on 23rd December
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJ F Wilson, 24 Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 2345
Completed discharge of inward cargo1530 on 24th December
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing7' 06"
Draught aft on sailing13' 08"

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Monday, March 26, 1962 @ 0700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
U.S.S. ROY O'HALE (1944-1974 Edsall-Class Destroyer Escort 306 feet 93.27m long DER 336 of U.S. Navy : scrapped 1975) Own Page

Destroyer Escort U.S.S. ROY O'HALE at Custom House, Greenock for Shore Leave and Water, etc.

Port of RegistryUnited States Navy

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Wednesday, January 1, 1964 @ 0635
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Upper Glasgow Harbour 1st to 7th January 1964

Ship's locationUpper Glasgow Harbour

 

1  0635  ROYAL ULSTERMAN arrives at Lancefield Quay, Glasgow from Belfast

1  0915  William Robertson’s coaster PRASE arrives at Custom House Quay, Glasgow with a cargo of Granite from Creetown

1  2103  ROYAL ULSTERMAN leaves Lancefield Quay for Belfast

3  0715  ROYAL SCOTSMAN arrives at Lancefield Quay from Belfast

3  0840  SCOTTISH COAST arrives at Anderston Quay from Dublin

3  1005  LAIRDS LOCH arrives at Broomielaw from Londonderry

3  1145  Oiler CLANITY arrives at SCOTTISH COAST to bunker her with fuel oil

3  1245  Oiler CLANITY leaves SCOTTISH COAST after bunkering her with fuel oil

3  1705  LAIRDS LOCH leaves Broomielaw for Londonderry

3  1835  SCOTTISH COAST leaves Anderston Quay for Dublin

3  1930  PRASE leaves Custom House Quay light-ship for Garston

3  2103  ROYAL SCOTSMAN leaves Lancefield Quay for Belfast

4  0715  ROYAL ULSTERMAN arrives at Lancefield Quay from Belfast

4  2105  ROYAL ULSTERMAN leaves Lancefield Quay for Belfast

5  0715  ROYAL SCOTSMAN arrives at Lancefield Quay from Belfast

5  0925  LAIRDS LOCH arrives at Broomielaw from Londonderry

5  2230  SCOTTISH COAST arrives at Anderston Quay from Dublin

5  2245  LAIRDSGLEN arrives at Anderston Quay from Dublin

6  0910  Puffer MOONLIGHT arrives at Custom House Quay with a cargo of Limestone from Glenarm

6  1130  Puffer MOONLIGHT leaves Custom House Quay light-ship for Queen’s Dock, Glasgow

6  1627  Oiler CLANITY arrives to bunker LAIRDSGLEN at Anderston Quay

6  1755  Oiler CLANITY finishes bunkering LAIRDSGLEN and leaves for Dunglass Oil Depot

6  1840  SCOTTISH COAST leaves Anderston Quay for Dublin

6  2102  ROYAL SCOTSMAN leaves Lancefield Quay for Belfast

7  0730  ROYAL ULSTERMAN arrives at Lancefield Quay from Belfast

7  1730  LAIRDSGLEN leaves Anderston Quay for Dublin

7  1735  LAIRDS LOCH leaves Broomielaw for Londonderry

7  2102  ROYAL ULSTERMAN leaves Lancefield Quay for Belfast

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Wednesday, January 1, 1964 @ 0900
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The Alexandria Towing Company Limited Booklet in January 1964

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Saturday, January 1, 1955 @ 0000
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1955 Advert by Clyde Shipping Co. Ltd., Glasgow for their service Glasgow and Belfast with London.

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Friday, January 7, 1955 @ 1030
EGIDIA ( 1945 - 1962 General cargo liner 496 feet long of Anchor Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Anchor Line's EGIDIA arrives at Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow from New York via Avonmouth

Arrived fromNew York via AvonmouthPort of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth3 Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)
Sailing forNew York (USA)
Sailed from berth4 Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival26' 00"
Draught aft on arrival26' 08"
Cargo carried on arrivalGrain 7,453 tons and general cargo 269 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1000 on 12th January
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Commened loading outward cargo1400 on 2nd February
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,500 tons and 2 passengers and 44 ponies
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo1000 on 5th February
Draught forward on sailing18' 06"
Draught aft on sailing19' 02"
Vessel bunkeredOn 31 January, from 1520 to 1655, bunkered 220 tons fuel oil from oiler SHELL MEX 5
Vessel on groundAt low water on 8th January
Ships agentAnchor Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone CENtral 9809

At 1815 hours on 19th January EGIDIA, draught forward 25’ 11” and draught aft 26’ 07” left from berth 3 Yorkhill Quay and shifted downriver to Meadowside Quay where she would discharge her cargo of 7,453 tons of Grain at the giant Meadowside Granary.

   After completing discharging the Grain, she returned to berth 4 Yorkhill Quay at 2330 hours on 27th January.

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Tuesday, December 27, 1960 @ 0600
LOCH LINNHE (1928-1966 General cargo coaster of Anglo Irish Transport / Jack Rainey) Own Page

LOCH LINNHE arrives at Ardrossan Harbour on her trailer service from Larne

Arrived fromLarne (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Cargo carried on arrivalTrailers

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Sunday, December 25, 1960 @ 1140
JACINTH (1939-1970 General cargo coaster 178 feet long of William Robertson's Gem Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Gem Line coaster JACINTH arrives in Ardrossan Harbour with a cargo of Limestone from Llanddulas

Arrived fromLLanddulas (Conwy County Borough, Wales, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage332
Master of vessel on arrivalA McKinnonGross Tonnage650
Draught aft on arrival14' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalLimestone
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Sunday, December 25, 1960 @ 0920
MICHEL SWENDEN (1951-1962 General cargo coaster 55.30meters overall of N.V. Agence Maritime John B. Vets & Co., Antwerp, Belgium /: N.V. Motorschip Brabant, Rotterdam) Own Page

Netherlands coaster MICHEL SWENDEN arrives in Ardrossan Harbour with scrap metal from Dublin

Arrived fromDublin (Eire / Ireland)Port of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage342
Master of vessel on arrivalH A NyshGross Tonnage499
Draught aft on arrival11' 06"Deadweght Tonnage800
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Saturday, December 24, 1960 @ 0535
SAINT KILDA (1955-1961 General cargo coaster of J & A Gardner, Glasgow : 25.11.1961 Whilst on passage from Port Talbot with steel coils for Glasgow, capsized and sank 3.5 NM SW from Caldy Island) Own Page

Gardner's coaster SAINT KILDA arrives in Ardrossan Harbour with scrap metal from Belfast

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage339
Master of vessel on arrivalW EnnisGross Tonnage708
Draught aft on arrival10' 09"
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Saturday, March 4, 1961 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1961 Advert by Guinea Gulf Line of Liverpool for their service to West Africa

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Saturday, December 24, 1960 @ 0605
FRAGUM (1952-1964 Coastal oil tanker 332 feet long of Shell Tankers, London :1976 scrapped at Hong Kong) Own Page

Shell U.K. coastal tanker FRAGUM arrives in Ardrossan Harbour with Bitumen from Stanlow

Arrived fromStanlow (on Manchester Ship Canal, England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.) ... assisted by tug SEAWAYReg Tonnage1,280
Master of vessel on arrivalW Thompson
Draught aft on arrival17' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalBitumen
Ships agentT L Duff & Company, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Tel 29 and 40

Billy Fullarton writes :

   I bought this photograph at the Ship Show

in Greenock.

   It's the Shell U.K. coastal tanker FRAGUM 

that I often saw at Stanlow, Heysham and

Ardrossan.   There is no date on the photo.

   In 1964 FRAGUM was transferred to Shell

New Zealand and renamed MAUREA.


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Saturday, March 2, 1957 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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Furness Withy Line Sailing Notice from UK for March / April 1957

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Friday, December 23, 1960 @ 2345
LAIRDSBURN (1959-1966 General cargo coaster 165 feet long of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow : 1978 sank at Sicily) Own Page

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

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage228
Master of vessel on arrivalD CampbellGross Tonnage513
Draught aft on arrival10' 06"Deadweght Tonnage720
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Ships agentBurns & Laird Lines, The Harbour, Ardrossan

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Friday, December 23, 1960 @ 1745
CRANE (1937-1964 General cargo coastal ship 223 feet long of General Steam Navigation Company, London) Own Page

General Steam's CRANE arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load steel plates for St. Nazaire (France)

Arrived fromGlasgowPort of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage370
Master of vessel on arrivalJ CullenGross Tonnage835
Draught aft on arrival13' 00"Deadweght Tonnage1,080
Cargo carried on arrivalPart General cargo (outwards) ROB = Remaining on board
Ships agentMoss Hutchison Line Limited, 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel. Central 6643

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Thursday, April 1, 1954 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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About 1954 Advert by Steel & Bennie, Ltd., Tug Owners of Glasgow

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Friday, January 1, 1960 @ 0000
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Part of the Ben Line company calendar for 1960

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Tuesday, May 28, 1957 @ 1450
BISHOPDALE (1937-1970 Oil products tanker 468 feet long Pennant No. A 128 of Royal Fleet Auxiliary, London : 1970 scrapped at Bilbao (Spain) Own Page

Royal Fleet Auxiliary Tanker BISHOPDALE arrives at River Wall, Shieldhall, Glasgow for repairs

Arrived fromHarland & Wolff Basin, Govan, GlasgowPort of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berthRiver Wall, Shieldhall Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)Net Tonnage4.920
Sailing forGibraltar via Tail-of-the-Bank (anchorage off Greenock)Gross Tonnage8,406
Sailed from berthRiver Wall, Shieldhall Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival7' 09"
Draught aft on arrival17' 05"
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 sailing12' 09"
Draught aft on sailing16' 08"
Engine trials5th June from 1500 to 1540 at River Wall. Tugs and Pilot in attendance
Vessel bunkered5th June bunkered 250 tons of fuel oil from oiler RFA ROWANOL

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Wednesday, September 21, 1960 @ 1155
NORDLAND (1930- General cargo ship 471 feet long of Lubeck Linie A G) Own Page

NORDLAND arrives at Meadowside Quay, Glasgow with Grain from Hudson Bay, Manitoba, Canada

Arrived fromPort Churchill (Hudson Bay, Manitoba, Canada) via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLubeck (Germany)
Arrived in berth4 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)Gross Tonnage1,808
Sailing forMontreal (Canada)
Sailed from berth4 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival17' 03"
Draught aft on arrival24' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGrain
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1300 on 21st September
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Navigation Trust, 16 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2.
Completed discharge of inward cargo1530 on 23rd September
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing13' 00"
Draught aft on sailing14' 08"
Vessel on groundOn ground on first low water, 5 feet off quay and on even keel
Ships agentJ & J Denholm Ltd,, 37 Renfield Street, Glasgow Telephone CENtral 5571

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Monday, July 1, 1963 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
ACCRA (1947- 1967 Passenger / cargo liner 453 feet long of Elder Dempster Lines, Liverpool)) Own Page

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

Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)

Margaret Taylor writes :

 

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

daughters traveled from Liverpool to Lagos on Elder Dempster

Line`s ACCRA. During the voyage - the day before arriving at

Freetown, if I remember rightly, a passenger returning home to

Nigeria was tragically drowned during an event in the ship`s

swimming pool. My husband, a doctor, was going to Nigeria

  to work at University College Hospital, Ibadan. He spent hours

on deck trying to save the victim`s life.

It is an event which has been in my memory for 55 years - a rare

and unexpected tragedy for an historic and well-known shipping line. 

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Monday, December 14, 1959 @ 1000
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1959 Advert for Applications from Master Mariners for the Port Phillip Pilot Service, Australia

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Friday, June 1, 1962 @ 0700
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1962 Advert by Union Steam Ship Co. of New Zealand for travel to England and the Continent

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Monday, March 23, 2020 @ 2025
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Paddle Steamers at Pusser River, Chalna, Bangladesh

Paddle Steamers at Pusser River, Chalna, Bangladesh

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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Sunday, October 1, 1961 @ 1100
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
FOREMAN (1959-1972 Harbour and coastal tug of United Towing, Hull : wrecked in 1981) Own Page

United Towing's tug FOREMAN leaves Princes Pier, Greenock, towing WEATHER RECORDER

Sailing forAntwerp (Belgium)Port of RegistryHull (England)
Gross Tonnage227

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Wednesday, March 20, 1957 @ 1700
GLENGARRY (1946-1970 then 1971 General cargo ship of Glen & Shire Line, London : scrapped 1971) Own Page

GLENGARRY closes at London for Penang, Prai, Port Swettenham, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan

Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage9,311

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Saturday, March 7, 1964 @ 1500
CASTEL FELICE ("Happy Castle" 1952-1970 Passenger liner 150m long of Sitmar Line, Italy : 1970 Scrapped) Own Page

Sitmar Line's CASTEL FELICE arrives at Outer East Station Pier, Melbourne from UK

Ships agentNavcot Australia Pty. Ltd., 330 Collins Street, Melbourne, AustraliaPort of RegistryItaly
Gross Tonnage12,149

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Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 1057
IERNE (1955- Lighthouse Tender of Commissioners of Irish Lights, Dublin) Own Page

Why was Irish Lights Tender IERNE registered in Liverpool ?

Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)

Why was Irish Lights Tender IERNE registered in Liverpool ?

 J R of Birkenhead e-mails :

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

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

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Thursday, March 5, 1964 @ 0000
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Shipping at Melbourne (Australia) on 5th March 1964

 

Melbourne 5 March 1964

Contributed by Tommy Goodwin

 

ARAWATTA    19 Victoria Dock (sailing 6th for Sydney)

ADEN    20 Victoria Dock

AYRSHIRE    31 South Wharf

AROS    11 North Wharf  (sailing 6th for Newcastle)

BASS TRADER   Due 5th at 0830 at Tasmanian Ferry Terminal 

BASS TRADER   Tasmanian Ferry Terminal  (sailing at 1630 for Devonport)

BRAESIDE    Due 5th from Sydney for 22 Victoria Dock

BULIMBA    16 Victoria Dock

BLYTHE STAR    14 South Wharf (sailing for Geelong)

BINBURRA    13 North Wharf  (sailing 6th for Brisbane)

CANBERRA STAR   (Due 6th from Beira at 17 North Wharf

CENTAUR    Due 6th from Sydney at Outer East Station Pier

CRYSTAL SEA     18 Victoria Dock

CAPE YORK     24 South Wharf

EASTERN ARGOSY    24 Victoria Dock

EASTERN MOON    (Due 6th from Sydney at 12 Victoria Dock

ENFIELD     Williamstown Floating Dock (sailing 6th for Newcastle)

GLADSTONE STAR    Gibbs Bight (sailing 6th for Sydney)

H.M.A.S. QUEENBOROUGH     Inner East Nelson Pier

IRON KING    21 South Wharf

KOMATA    8 Victoria Dock (sailing for New Zealand)

KUMALLA     Due 6th from strahan at 6 Yarraville Wharf

LAKEMBA     Dry Dock

LEMANA    5 North Wharf

MILOS     Due 5th from Adelaide at 9/10 South Wharf 

MOBIL COMET   Due 5th at Gillibrand Pier from Ras Tanura

NEWCASTLE STAR       Inner East Princes Pier

NORTH ESK        13 South Wharf

NUDDEA     D  Appleton Dock

NIDAR     17 South Wharf

ORONSAY     Due at 1700 on 6th from Sydney at Outer West station Pier

PORT NAPIER     28 South Wharf

PORT ST LAWRENCE     Outer West Princes Pier (sailing for Brisbane)

PORT PIRIE     23 Victoria Dock

SIBIGO     17 Victoria Dock (sailing for Sydney)

STRAAT MADURA     27 South Wharf (sailing 6th for Sydney)

STRAAT JOHORE    21 Victoria Dock

SOUTH ESK     7/8 South Wharf  (sailing for Tasmania)

TINNES     3 Newport Wharf  (sailing for Sydney)

TJILUWAH     29 South Wharf

TUNGUS    32 South Wharf

WAIANA    Due 6th from New Zealand at 8 Victoria Dock

WHAKATANE      C  Appleton Dock

YANDERRA    Due 5th from Devonport at Tasmanian Ferry Terminal 

YANDERRA     Tasmanian Ferry Terminal  (sailing for Burnie)

ZARATARUSTRA   18 South Wharf

 

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Tuesday, April 9, 1963 @ 0615
CLIPPER ( 1956 - 1968 General cargo coaster 191 feet long of A C Hoff, Rotterdam : 1973 sank near Calais) Own Page

CLIPPER arrives at Ardrossan Harbour on her Container service from Larne

Arrived fromLarne (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryRotterdam
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage315
Master of vessel on arrivalVan EsGross Tonnage499
Cargo carried on arrivalContainersDeadweght Tonnage780
Ships agentAtlantic Steam Navigation, The Harbour, Ardrossan

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Tuesday, April 9, 1963 @ 1145
IERNE (1955- Lighthouse Tender of Commissioners of Irish Lights, Dublin) Own Page

Commissioners of Irish Lights Tender IERNE arrives at Ardrossan Dockyard for overhaul

Arrived fromDun Laoghaire (Eire / Ireland)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berthOld Dock, Ardrossan Dockyard (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.) on arrival
Master of vessel on arrivalW Greenlees
Draught aft on arrival14' 02"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentArdrossan Dockyard Company, Ardrossan

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Tuesday, April 9, 1963 @ 0245
LASCAR (1939-1972 Clyde puffer 66 feet long of J Hay & Sons, Glasgow) Own Page

Hay's Clyde puffer LASCAR arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load drums of Bitumen for Stornoway

Arrived fromDunoon (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage50
Master of vessel on arrivalC MairGross Tonnage96
Draught aft on arrival7' 09"Deadweght Tonnage140
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, July 7, 1960 @ 1100
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
ELIZABETH PATON ( 1960 - 1972 Number GW10 Deep-sea fishing trawler 106 feet long of Ardrossan Trawling Company / Walter K Paton / Thomas L Devlin (Granton) Own Page

New Deep-sea fishing trawler ELIZABETH PATON fitting out at Ardrossan Dockyard, Scotland

Ship's locationOld Dock, Ardrossan Dockyard (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Reg Tonnage71
Gross Tonnage220

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Monday, October 19, 1964 @ 1215
PERSEUS (1950 - 1973 Cargo / passenger liner 516 feet long with Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool : 1973 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

Alfred Holt's PERSEUS arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow from Singapore via Dublin

Arrived fromSingapore via DublinPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage10,109
Sailing forSingapore via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival16' 09"
Draught aft on arrival21' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 1,230 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1730 on 19th October
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo2100 on 26th October
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 25th October
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 975 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1440 on 28th October
Draught forward on sailing16' 10"
Draught aft on sailing20' 07"

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Thursday, March 21, 1957 @ 1700
SUNLAND (1954-1966 Cargo ship owned by A. I. Langfeldt of Kristiansand, Norway, and on long-term charter from 1954-1966 to the Saguenay Terminals Company.) Own Page

Saguenay's SUNLAND closes at Liverpool for receiving cargo for Trinidad, Demerara and West Indies

Port of RegistryKristiansand. (Norway)

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Tuesday, August 9, 1966 @ 0922
SCOTTISH COAST (1957-1969 Passenger cargo ship 342 feet long of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow : 2002 scrapped at Mumbai, India)) Own Page

Burns & Laird's SCOTTISH COAST leaves south Montgomerie Pier, Ardrossan for Belfast

Outward cargo288 Passengers and 16 cars (automobiles)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Draught forward on sailing14' 02"Net Tonnage1827
Draught aft on sailing15' 06"Gross Tonnage3817
Master of vessel on sailingCaptain Douglas McCormick

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Wednesday, February 5, 1958 @ 1200
ORSOVA (1954-1974 Passenger Liner of Orient Line / P & O Line, London) Own Page

Orient Line's passenger liner ORSOVA sails from 13 Wharf, Pyrmont, Sydney for Southampton

Ships agentOrient Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., 2 Spring Street, Sydney Telephone B 0540Port of RegistryLondon

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Tuesday, February 4, 1958 @ 1800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
KARUAH (General cargo ship of Southern Shipping Company, Sydney) Own Page

Southern Shipping's cargo ship KARUAH leaves Sydney (Australia) for Launceston (Tasmania)

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Tuesday, March 18, 1958 @ 1600
ORONTES (1929-1962 Passenger liner of P & O) Own Page

Orient Line's passenger liner ORONTES leaves No. 20 Wharf, Pyrmont, Sydney for Southampton

Ships agentOrient Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., 2 Spring Street, Sydney Telephone B 0540Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)

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Thursday, March 13, 1958 @ 1000
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1958 Advert by The British Travel Association about timing a trip from Australia to Britain

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Wednesday, July 6, 1960 @ 1700
KANTARA ( 1947 - 1972 General cargo ship 366 feet overall of Moss Hutchison Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Moss Hutchison's KANTARA closes at Glasgow for Malta, Limassol, Famagusta, Tel Aviv and Haifa

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

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Thursday, July 14, 1960 @ 1700
TRIBESMAN (1946-1961 General cargo ship of Thos & Jas Harrison Ltd., Liverpool) Own Page

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

Ships agentPrentice, Service & Henderson Ltd., 68 Gordon Street, Glasgow, C.1. Tel 0141- 248-4011Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage7,083

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Wednesday, June 6, 1962 @ 1640
TRINCULO (1957-1972 Ore carrier 504 feet overall of C. T. Bowring Steamship Company, London) Own Page

Bowring's ore carrier TRINCULO arrives at Terminus Quay, Glasgow with Iron Ore from Seven Islands

Arrived fromSeven Islands (Canada) Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Arrived in berthWest Terminus Quay, Glasgow (head east and stern 85 feet from ferry)
Sailing forPepel (is a coastal town in the Port Loko District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone).
Sailed from berthWest Terminus Quay, Glasgow (head east and stern 85 feet from ferry)
Draught forward on arrival27' 06"
Draught aft on arrival28' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalIron Ore
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1645 on 6th June
Stevedore discharging inward cargoColvilles Ltd.
Completed discharge of inward cargo2000 on 7th June
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board) ... with oil bunkers
Draught forward on sailing9' 01"
Draught aft on sailing13' 07"
Vessel bunkered7th June bunkered 209 tons of fuel oil from oiler INVERTEST
Ships agentBISCO (British Iron & Steel Corporation)

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Sunday, September 1, 1963 @ 1337
PENELOPE EVERARD ( 1963-1984 General cargo coaster 264 feet long of F T Everard, London) Own Page

PENELOPE EVERARD arrives at Rothesay Dock, Clydebank with 2,457 tons of Clinker from London

Arrived fromLondon (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth1 Recess Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head east)Gross Tonnage1554
Sailing forArklow (Ireland)Deadweght Tonnage2586
Sailed from berth2 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head north)
Draught forward on arrival16' 09"
Draught aft on arrival17' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalClinker 2,457 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1300 on 3rd Seprember
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJ F Wilson, 24 Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 2345
Completed discharge of inward cargo1130 on 5th Seprember
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing5' 06"
Draught aft on sailing15' 06"
Vessel bunkeredAt berth 5 on 2nd September bunkered 29.95 tons of Marine Diesel from road transport

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Sunday, August 25, 1963 @ 1000
ARDUITY (1946-1969 Coastal Tanker 234ft long of F T Everard, London) Own Page

Everard's coastal tanker ARDUITY arrives at Rothesay Dock, Clydebank with 1155 tons of Gas Oil

Arrived fromCoryton Oil Refinery (in Essex, England, on the estuary of the River Thames)Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Arrived in berth5 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head north)Gross Tonnage950
Sailing forCoryton Oil Refinery (in Essex, England, on the estuary of the River Thames)
Sailed from berth5 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head north)
Draught forward on arrival12' 09"
Draught aft on arrival14' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGas Oil 1,155 tons
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing7' 00"
Draught aft on sailing12' 00"
Vessel bunkered25th August bunkered 15 tons of Marine Diesel from road transport

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Saturday, October 31, 1964 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
PORT DENISON (1960-1966 General cargo ship on long term charter to Port Line, London) Own Page

Port Line's PORT DENISON closes at Grangemouth for cargo for Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney

Ships agentThe General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 2803Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage6,227

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Saturday, April 28, 1962 @ 0700
TAUTRA (1960 - 1967 General cargo ship 370 feet overall of Skips A/S Tautra (T.Torkildsens Rederi A/S Trondheim : 1987 scrapped at Split, Yugoslavia) Own Page

1962 Voyage Diary of Norwegian TAUTRA while on 4-month Charter to Donaldson Line, Glasgow

Port of RegistryTrondheim, Norway
Net Tonnage1,340
Gross Tonnage2,887
Deadweght Tonnage4,775

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Wednesday, June 1, 1955 @ 1000
Own Page

1950s advert by Ellerman Lines, London tor their world-wide range of services

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Sunday, April 1, 1951 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
Own Page

1951 Advert for H Hogarth & Sons Ltd, Glasgow

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Wednesday, January 29, 1964 @ 0225
TANTALUS (1960 - 1969 General cargo ship 455 feet overall of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool Own Page

Alfred Holt's TANTALUS arrives at Glasgow to load for Labuan (Malaysia) via Birkenhead

Arrived fromFalmouth (England)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth2 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)
Sailing forLabuan (a federal territory of Malaysia) via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival10' 06"
Draught aft on arrival18' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 3rd February
Outward cargo1,100 tons of general cargo and tubes
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1130 on 9th February
Draught forward on sailing14' 06"
Draught aft on sailing20' 01"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

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Wednesday, May 26, 1965 @ 1700
CITY OF MANCHESTER ( 1950 - 1971 General cargo liner 485 feet of Ellerman Line, London) Own Page

Ellerman's CITY OF MANCHESTER closes at Glasgow for Durban, Lourenco Marques and Beira

Ships agentCity Line Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C 2 Tel Central 9971Port of RegistryLondon

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Tuesday, May 15, 1973 @ 1000
BENLAWERS (1970-1978 General cargo ship of Ben Line, Edinburgh) Own Page

1973-1978 Voyage Diary of Ben Line's general cargo ship BENLAWERS

Port of RegistryLeith (Scotland, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage12,784

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Saturday, May 1, 1937 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
Own Page

Some 1930's Company Posters by Anchor / Donaldson Lines of Glasgow

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Friday, July 22, 1960 @ 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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Friday, July 15, 1960 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
BENCRUACHAN (1946-1966 General cargo liner of William Thomson Ben Line, Edinburgh) Own Page

Ben Line's BENCRUACHAN sails from Grangemouth for Singapore, Hong Kong, Manila and Cebu

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

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Thursday, March 12, 1964 @ 1200
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
INVERCLOY ( 1935- 1967 General cargo Clyde puffer lighter 66 feet long of G & G Hamilton / Hamilton & McPhail / Hay Hamilton Ltd, Glasgow : 1967 Scrapped) Own Page

Clyde puffer lighter INVERCLOY arrives at East India Harbour, Greenock for shelter

Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Reg Tonnage44
Gross Tonnage95

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Tuesday, July 5, 1960 @ 1700
LARS MELING (1955-1969 General cargo ship 140.5m overall of Skibs-A/S Corona, Haugesund, Norway : 1984 scrapped at Shanghai, China) Own Page

LARS MELING closes at Birkenhead for receiving cargo for Durban, Lourenco Marques and Beira

Port of RegistryHaugesund (Norway)
Net Tonnage3,074
Gross Tonnage5,314
Deadweght Tonnage9,350

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Saturday, March 7, 2020 @ 1555
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
Own Page

Cloch Lighthouse on the Firth of Clyde, Scotland

 

Contributed by Jim Montgomery, Gourock.

 

    I bought this undated photograph today in the town.

It shows Cloch Lighthouse (near Gourock, Firth of Clyde) ... the lighthouse is now unmanned and is fully automated, although the building was sold and is now someone’s home.

    The image shows the Firth of Clyde as it broadens out at Gourock, with the snow-topped hills of Argyll in the background and one of the red-hulled Western Ferries having left McInroy’s Point, Gourock and making her way towards Hunters Quay on the Argyll side of the Clyde.

   It may be of interest that Hunters Quay is at the Holy Loch, where, for many years, the U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarines had their base and their depot ships PROTEUS, HUNLEY and SIMON LAKE.


 

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Thursday, August 27, 1959 @ 0630
LAURENTIA (1947 - 1967 Passenger/cargo liner 455 feet long with Donaldson Line, Glasgow : 1967 Scrapped in Valencia, Spain) Own Page

Donaldson Line's LAURENTIA arrives at Prince's Dock, Glasgow from Montreal, Canada

Arrived fromMontreal (Canada) Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth11 / 12 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east and her bow 5 blinds from east end)Gross Tonnage8249
Sailing forMontreal (Canada)
Sailed from berth17 Prince's Dock, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival21' 10"
Draught aft on arrival23' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalGrain 3,250 tons, general cargo 1,236 tons, 37 passengers
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 27th August
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Stevedoring Company Limited, Prince's Dock, Glasgow S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 2367
Completed discharge of inward cargo1030 on 2nd September
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 1st September
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,340 tons, 3 heavy lifts and 51 passengers
Stevedore loading outward cargoClyde Stevedoring Co. Ltd., Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 2367
Heavy lifts loadedFrom floating crane NEWSHOT loaded 3 lifts total 16 tons 15 cwts
Completed loading outward cargo1430 on 2nd September
Draught forward on sailing15' 10"
Draught aft on sailing21' 00"
Vessel on groundFirst low water after arrival, alongside and on even keel, draught 20' 02" forward and 22' 10" aft
Ships agentDonaldson Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1, Tel CENtral 3901

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Wednesday, February 28, 1962 @ 0828
CITY OF BROOKLYN (1949-1967 General cargo ship 485 feet long of Ellerman Lines Ltd (Hall Line Ltd), Liverpool :Sank in 1970) Own Page

Ellerman's CITY OF BROOKLYN leaves Sydney for Melbourne

Port of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Net Tonnage4,411
Gross Tonnage7,557
Deadweght Tonnage10,880

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Thursday, March 1, 1962 @ 2216
BENDIGO (1954-1968 General cargo liner 527 feet long of P & O Line, London) Own Page

P & O cargo ship BENDIGO arrives at Sydney from Newcastle (New South Wales, Australia)

Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Gross Tonnage8,777

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Thursday, March 1, 1962 @ 1000
Own Page

McIlwraith, McEacharn sailing notices for services from Sydney to Wellington, Auckland and Hobart

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Tuesday, September 12, 1967 @ 0745
LOCH ARD (1955-1971 General cargo coaster 184 feet long of David MacBrayne, Glasgow : 1985 scrapped) Own Page

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

Arrived fromWest Highlands and Islands of ScotlandPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth20 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Reg Tonnage237
Sailing forWest Highlands and Islands of ScotlandGross Tonnage611
Sailed from berth24 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival8' 00"
Draught aft on arrival11' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo, 270 livestock and 3 passengers
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 12th September
Stevedore discharging inward cargoScruttons Ltd., 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 7771
Completed discharge of inward cargo1400 on 13th September
Commened loading outward cargo1300 on 13th September
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 146 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoScruttons Ltd., 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 7771
Completed loading outward cargo1330 on 14th September
Draught forward on sailing9' 00"
Draught aft on sailing12' 04"
Ships agentDavid MacBrayne Ltd., Clyde House, 44 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2. Telephone CENtral 9231

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Saturday, October 1, 2016 @ 1300
SPARTAN (1946-1961 steam Clyde "puffer" / Re-engined 1961-1980 as motor coaster of J & J Hay Ltd / Glenlight Shipping Company : 1980- Static exhibit at Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine) Own Page

Scottish Maritime Museum's static exhibit coaster SPARTAN undergoing restoration

Ship's locationScottish Maritime Museum, Harbourside, Irvine (Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow

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Monday, March 20, 1967 @ 1715
PEISANDER (1967-1978 Cargo ship 564 feet overall of Ocean Transport Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's new ship PEISANDER arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow for her maiden voyage

Arrived from54 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Sailing forSingapore via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival16' 01"
Draught aft on arrival22' 01"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 21st March
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 750 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1115 on 29th March
Draught forward on sailing17' 11"
Draught aft on sailing22' 10"
Vessel bunkered23rd March bunkered 180 tons of fuel oil from oiler CLANITY
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

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Monday, March 13, 1967 @ 1110
BALTISTAN (1953-1972 General cargo ship 478 feet overall of Frank C Strick & Co., London : 1974 scrapped after stranding) Own Page

Frank Strick's BALTISTAN arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Doha (Persian Gulf)

Arrived fromDoha (Persian Gulf)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage7,489
Sailing forDoha (Persian Gulf) via Manchester
Sailed from berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival11' 08"
Draught aft on arrival17' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 14th March
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,300 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoClyde Port Authority, Glasgow
Completed loading outward cargo1500 on 17th March
Draught forward on sailing15' 08"
Draught aft on sailing17' 09"
Ships agentFrank C Strick & Co. (Glasgow) Ltd., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CITy 6131

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Saturday, February 2, 1963 @ 1800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
BAMORA (1961-1971 General cargo ship of British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd, London) Own Page

British India Line's cargo ship BAMORA leaves Melbourne for Portland (Victoria, Australia)

Sailing forPortland (Victoria, Australia)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Sailed from berthOuter East, Princes Pier, MelbourneGross Tonnage6,475
Ships agentP & O - Orient Lines, Melbourne

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Thursday, June 12, 1958 @ 1000
Own Page

1958 Advert by Royal Company "De Schelde" N.V., Flushing, Holland

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Monday, July 8, 1912 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
GNEISENAU (1903-1918 Passenger / cargo liner of Nord-deutscher Lloyd, Germany) Own Page

Nord-deutscher Lloyd passenger liner GNEISENAU leaves Southampton for Australia

Port of RegistryGermany
Gross Tonnage8,081

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Wednesday, September 22, 1971 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
VATERLAND (1966-1988 General cargo coaster 64.7 metres of Capt. Heindrich Kottermam) Own Page

Invoice from James Spencer Stevedores to Clyde Shipping Company for loading of VATERLAND

Ship's locationGlasgowPort of RegistryHamburg, Germany
Reg Tonnage942
Deadweght Tonnage1300

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Sunday, April 28, 1963 @ 1500
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
RAJULA (1926-1973 Passenger / cargo liner 462 feet long of British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd., London : Scrapped 1974) Own Page

British India Line's RAJULA leaves Madras for Penang, Port Swettenham and Singapore

Ships agentBinny & Company (Madras) Ltd., 7 Armenian Street, Madras, 1, (India)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Net Tonnage4,702
Gross Tonnage8,478

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Sunday, March 31, 1957 @ 1500
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
RAJULA (1926-1973 Passenger / cargo liner 462 feet long of British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd., London : Scrapped 1974) Own Page

British India Line's RAJULA leaves Madras one day earlier than previously advertised

Ships agentBinny & Company (Madras) Ltd., 7 Armenian Street, Madras, 1, (India)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Net Tonnage4,702
Gross Tonnage8,478

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Thursday, March 1, 1962 @ 1000
Own Page

March 1962 advertisment by New South Wales (Australia) Railways for rail tours from Sydney

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Wednesday, March 7, 1962 @ 1800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
NYORA Own Page

John Burke Line's NYORA leaves Sydney (Australia) for Mackay, Townsville and Cairns

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Friday, April 22, 1966 @ 0315
MAR TIRRENO (1957-1979 General cargo ship 131.5m 559 feet of Compania Maritima del Nervion, Bilbao : 1979 scrapped in Spain) Own Page

Spanish ship MAR TIRRENO arrives at Meadowside Quay, Glasgow with 16,008 tons of Grain

Arrived fromNew Orleans (USA)Port of RegistryBilbao (Spain)
Arrived in berth3 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east ; bow 1 bollard west of wall berth 2 / 3)Gross Tonnage5,238
Sailing forAntwerp (Belgium)
Sailed from berth3 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival29' 06"
Draught aft on arrival28' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalGrain 16,008 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0850 on 22 April
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Port Authority, 16 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2.
Completed discharge of inward cargo1850 on 4 May
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing11' 00"
Draught aft on sailing17' 00"
Ships agentCory Brothers Shipping Ltd., 8 Woodside Terrace, Glasgow, C. 3. Telephone 041-332-2494

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Wednesday, August 28, 1963 @ 1910
CHRISTEN SMITH (1947-1968 Heavy lift cargo ship 418 feet long of Christen Smith Shipping Co. Oslo (Belships Company Ltd. Skibs A/S : 1979 scrapped at Santander, Spain) Own Page

Heavy lift ship CHRISTEN SMITH arrives at Rothesay Dock, Clydebank with Pyrites from Italy

Arrived fromSavona (Italy)Port of RegistryOslo (Norway)
Arrived in berth12 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head east and 13 pawls left in berth 11)Gross Tonnage6,125
Sailing forPrince's Dock (Glasgow)Deadweght Tonnage9,880
Sailed from berth12 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head east and 13 pawls left in berth 11)
Draught forward on arrival24' 09"
Draught aft on arrival25' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalPyrites
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 29th August
Stevedore discharging inward cargoHoneyman & Company, 12 Waterloo Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 6922
Completed discharge of inward cargo1130 on 2nd September
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing9' 00"
Draught aft on sailing19' 00"
Ships agentCargo Agents - Gillespie Nicol : Ship's Agents - Hugh Hogarth

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Wednesday, July 24, 1963 @ 0930
AMENITY (1944 - 1968 General cargo coaster 211 feet long of F T Everard, London) Own Page

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

Arrived fromDrogheda (Ireland)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth2 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage881
Sailing forPartington (on Manchester Ship Canal)Deadweght Tonnage1155
Sailed from berth2 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival13' 03"
Draught aft on arrival13' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalClinker 1,080 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1000 on 24th July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJ F Wilson, 24 Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 2345
Completed discharge of inward cargo1700 on 24th July
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing5' 06"
Draught aft on sailing10' 10"

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Tuesday, November 14, 1961 @ 1700
MALTASIAN (1950-1962 then 1964-1967 General cargo ship 375 feet long of Ellerman Papayanni Line, Liverpool) Own Page

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

Ships agentJohn Bruce & Co. (Shipping) Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2.Port of RegistryLiverpool
Gross Tonnage3,910

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Friday, May 1, 1970 @ 1700
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
BENALLIGIN (1968-1972 General cargo liner of Ben Line, Edinburgh) Own Page

Ben Line Company postcard of BENALLIGIN in service 1968-1972

Port of RegistryLeith (Scotland, UK)
Gross Tonnage9,868

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Tuesday, November 22, 1955 @ 1700
ST ESSYLT (1948-1965 General cargo ship of South American Saint Line, London) Own Page

ST ESSYLT closes at Antwerp for receiving cargo for Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires

Ships agentAgence Maritime De Keyser Thornton, S.A., 14 Longue Rue de L'Hopital, AntwerpPort of RegistryLondon (UK)

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Saturday, May 28, 1960 @ 1000
Own Page

Advert by Caledonian Steam Packet Company, Gourock for their summer sailings from Arran in 1960

Ship's locationIsle of Arran (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)

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Friday, November 5, 1937 @ 1000
CIRCASSIA ( 1937 - 1966 Passenger and cargo liner 483 feet long of Anchor Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Front page of "Journal of Commerce" featuring Anchor Line's CIRCASSIA and CILICIA

Port of RegistryGlasgow

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Thursday, October 15, 1964 @ 2105
CLAN MACGOWAN (1963-1969 General cargo liner 471 feet long of Clan Line / King Line, Glasgow : 1985 scrapped at Calcutta)) Own Page

CLAN MACGOWAN arrives at 9 King George V Dock, Glasgow to discharge 2,030 tons of general cargo

Arrived fromCape Town (South Africa) via Liverpool and GreenockPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Net Tonnage4,909
Sailing forLiverpool (England, U.K.)Gross Tonnage8,811
Sailed from berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival17' 09"
Draught aft on arrival19' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 2,030 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 16th October
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1800 on 22nd October
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing8' 05"
Draught aft on sailing17' 00"
Engine trials22nd October from 1645 to 1700 hours with a rope across the dock
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050

CLAN MACGOWAN arrived at Glasgow to discharge Clan Line cargo, and after unloading, left Glasgow for Liverpool on a Shaw Savill Line charter (her Glasgow Agents then being Patrick Henderson Company)

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Friday, October 9, 1964 @ 0640
DOLIUS (1956-1970 and then in 1972 General cargo ship 491 feet overall of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

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

Arrived fromSingapore via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth6 / 6A King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage7,960
Sailing forGreenock Drydock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Sailed from berth6 / 6A King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival15 06"
Draught aft on arrival21' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 847 tons and oil
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 9th October
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1430 on 16th October
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing14' 10"
Draught aft on sailing19' 00"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

News Event

Friday, March 22, 1957 @ 1700
TANTALUS (1947-1958 General cargo ship of Alfred Holt / Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's TANTALUS closes at Birkenhead for receiving cargo for Far Eastern ports

Ships agentAlfred Holt & Co., LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage7,297

News Event

Saturday, June 15, 1957 @ 1000
Own Page

1957 Advertisment by Gdynia America Shipping Lines (London) Ltd.

News Event

Sunday, March 10, 1957 @ 1000
Own Page

1957 Advertisment by Jokelson & Handtsaem Stevedores and Shipping Agents, Paris, France

News Event

Tuesday, March 3, 1970 @ 1700
CUSTODIAN (1961-1979 Heavy-lift general cargo ship 488 feet 149 metres of T & J Harrison, Liverpool) Own Page

Harrison Line's CUSTODIAN closes at Birkenhead for Lobito, Durban, Beira and Lourenco Marques

Ships agentThos & Jas Harrison Ltd., LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool
Net Tonnage4,782
Gross Tonnage8,701
Deadweght Tonnage11,575

News Event

Saturday, June 1, 1985 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
Own Page

1985 lapel badge of Townsend Thoresen car ferries, England

News Event

Friday, July 10, 1964 @ 2200
SCHELDE (1958-1976 Rescue tug 45m overall of L.Smit & Co's Internationale Sleepdienst Maatschappij, Rotterdam / Smit Int, Willemstad, Curacao) Own Page

Smit's rescue tug SCHELDE leaves Bombay for disabled tanker PACIFIC SATELLITE off Mangalore

Sailing forDisabled Liberian oil tanker PACIFIC SATELLITE at anchor off Mangalore (India) Port of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)
Sailed from berthBombay (India)Reg Tonnage423

News Event

Sunday, March 4, 1962 @ 0800
ZUIDERKRUIS (1947-1969 An 800 emigrant passenger ship of Royal Rotterdam Lloyd / Royal Interocean Lines, Rotterdam : 1969 scrapped at Bilbao, Spain) Own Page

ZUIDERKRUIS arrives at Sydney from Amsterdam via Las Palmas, Cape Town and Durban

Ships agentRoyal Interocean Lines, 255 George Street, Sydney, Australia Telephone BU 27 3773Port of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)
Gross Tonnage9,178

Radio Message

Wednesday, February 14, 1962 @ 1650
NEWSHOT (1947-1973 Self-propelled 60-ton capacity floating heavy lift crane of Clyde Navigation Trust/ Clyde Port Authority, Glasgow) Own Page

Floating crane NEWSHOT leaves 8 Queen's Dock for Prince's Dock, Glasgow

Sailing forPrince's Dock, GlasgowPort of RegistryGlasgow
Sailed from berth8 Queen's Dock, Glasgow

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Paddle Steamers at Pusser River, Chalna, Bangladesh

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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Why was Irish Lights Tender IERNE registered in Liverpool ?

 19 March 2020 @ 1057

J R of Birkenhead e-mails :

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

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

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

A viewer e-mails 

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

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

Can anyone help ?

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Stewardesses and Nurse on Burns & Lairds IRISH COAST in 1966

 2019-12-29

By e-mail

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

Mary D.

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Old Mississippi – type passenger steamer in Sydney (Australia)

Jim Middleton (London) e-mails

29 December 2019

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

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

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

   Thanks, JM.

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CLAN FRASER and a rope across the dock at Glasgow

 4 November 2019

Jim McGoogan e-mails :

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

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

 

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

 

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

   Can anyone help ?

14 September 2019

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Where is the “Chapman Anchorage” ???

   Robbie Keen (CarlisleEngland) emails:

 I see in the entry for BENWYVIS that she

was in “Chapman Anchorage.”   Where is

Chapman Anchorage and what would she

 be doing there ???

Robbie.  31 August 2019

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Teak fronts on the front of ship's bridges

By Eric S.     8th July 2019

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

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

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

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

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

All comments are welcome.

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Can anyone identify this cap badge ?

Samms of Nantwich e-mails:    07 July 2019

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

 

anyone identify the cap badge ? 

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

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

    There was a programme on television the other evening

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

Atlantic man and never ventured to the Far East.

   I wondered what difficulties would be experienced by

ships during the Monsoon season’s heavy rainfall and

swollen rivers and storms.

    And also, I can only think of maybe 3 shipping

companies which regularly traded to the area – Calcutta,

Chalna, Chittagong, Rangoon.   What other companies

were there ?

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Where did this ship come from in Sweden ???

Haltst…….. ?????

January 2020 and Bryn Wayt e-mails

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

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

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

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

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

20 May 2019  @ 1540

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

at Tail-of-the Bank.

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

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

bringing stores for the Holy Loch vessels, and the stores

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

lighters and small coasters.

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

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

and blue bands.

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

could be MARSHFIELD or MARSHLAND ….. or something like

that, was obviously a WW2 type but always immaculate

 and a frequent caller.

   Does anyone else remember these ships calling at

the Clyde ?

 

Alan and Jean.

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Clyde Navigation Trust launches NEWARK, GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS

 

 14 March 2019   @ 1239

Richard Danielson e-mails

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

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

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

THANK YOU.
Richard Danielson.
 

 

Admin Note :

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

 

20 March 2019  @ 1604

 

Jim Howie  (Partick, Glasgow)

 

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

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

  

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

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

12 Hopper Barges.

1 Dumb grab hopper barge.

1 Tug CLYDE.

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

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

11 passenger ferryboats.

1 60-ton floating crane NEWSHOT.

1 Diving Bell barge.

2 Divers’ motor boats.

1 Oil Separating Barge PLOVER

3 motor launches NEWARK, GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS.

1 Hydrographic Survey launch CRANNOG.

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

Jim Howie.

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Looking for images / photos of BALLYGALLY HEAD of 1950s

 23 January 2019  1011

Joseph McGurk Jr. e-mails

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

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

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

he sailed on her

   Thank you, regards Joseph mc gurk jr

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Renfrew Harbour, Firth of Clyde, around 1980

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

 

   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.