Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

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Friday, June 26, 1964 @ 1200
YORKSHIRE (1960-1963 and 1964-1971 General cargo ship 500 feet long of Bibby Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Bibby Line's YORKSHIRE arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Calcutta via Birkenhead

Arrived fromTilbury (London, U.K.)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Gross Tonnage7,218
Sailing forCalcutta (India) via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Draught forward on arrival11' 06"
Draught aft on arrival16' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 27th June
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,835 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Heavy lifts loaded22 lifts totalling 319 tons 3 cwts
Completed loading outward cargo1100 on 1st July
Draught forward on sailing15' 09"
Draught aft on sailing18' 10"
Vessel bunkered26 and 27 June bunkered 240 tons of fuel oil from oiler CLANITY

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Tuesday, June 23, 1964 @ 1540
AYRSHIRE ( 1957 - 1965 General cargo liner 534 feet long of Scottish Shire Line / Clan Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Scottish Shire's AYRSHIRE arrives in King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Durban

Arrived fromCardiff (Wales, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Sailing forDurban via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival11' 00"
Draught aft on arrival20' 05"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 24th June
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 800 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1415 on 26th June
Draught forward on sailing12' 07"
Draught aft on sailing20' 05"
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050

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Saturday, November 1, 1952 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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Cunard Line Sailing Notice for November 1952

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Wednesday, February 14, 1968 @ 2025
FRANK L (General cargo coaster) Own Page

Belgian coaster FRANK L arrives in Ardrossan Harbour to load Steel Coils for Cork (Ireland)

Arrived fromGarlieston (Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryAntwerp (Belgium)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage298
Master of vessel on arrivalP Lahaut
Draught aft on arrival7' 04"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentMcBride's Shipping Agency Ltd., 93 Hope Street, Glasgow Tel. 041-248-5161

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Friday, January 17, 1964 @ 0530
FORCADOS (1963-1975 General cargo ship 465 feet long of Elder Dempster & Company, Liverpool) Own Page

Elder Dempster's FORCADOS arrives in Glasgow with Logs, Timber and Oil from Dakar (Senegal)

Arrived fromDakar (Senegal) Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth1 / 2 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)Gross Tonnage7,689
Sailing forGreenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Sailed from berth1 / 2 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival25' 01"
Draught aft on arrival25' 07"
Cargo carried on arrivalLogs, Timber and Oil
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 17th January
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargoCommenced discharging 162 tons of Oil at 2305 on 23 January, completed 0215 on 24 January
Outward cargoPart inward cargo
Draught forward on sailing17' 03"
Draught aft on sailing23' 03"
Vessel on ground17th January at 0830 at first low water, draught both forward and aft 25' 03"

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Sunday, April 15, 1956 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1956 Advert by Ellerman & Bucknall Line for their services to South and East Africa

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Monday, December 6, 1954 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1954 Advert by Ellerman & Bucknall Line for their services from Australia

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Monday, November 25, 1963 @ 0540
ROELOF HOLWERDA (1961-1968 General cargo coaster 49.41m 162 feet long of Scheepvaartkantoor Holwerda, Heerenveen, / Hendrik & Piet Holwerda, Heerenveen) Own Page

ROELOF HOLWERDA arrives in King George V Dock, Glasgow with 500 tons of Wheat from Rouen

Arrived fromRouen (France)Port of RegistryHeerenveen, Netherlands
Arrived in berth5 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)Net Tonnage213
Sailing forMerklands Quay, GlasgowGross Tonnage383
Sailed from berth5 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)Deadweght Tonnage547
Draught forward on arrival9' 00"
Draught aft on arrival10' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalWheat 500 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1300 on 25th November
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo0930 on 27th November
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing4' 06"
Draught aft on sailing7' 03"
Ships agentInwards : J S Braid Outwards : Lietke & Co., Hope Street, Glasgow

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Wednesday, September 7, 1955 @ 0700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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Ross & Marshall's Clyde Puffer fleet on 7th September 1955

MOONLIGHT had arrived at Brodick (Isle of Arran) on

6 September with a cargo of crushed limestone from

Carnlough (Northern Ireland) and was discharging the

cargo, for the account of  D. R. Shaw, Esq.

 

SEALIGHT was in Queen’s Dock, Glasgow and was waiting

to discharge but delayed due to a dock strike,

   She had loaded Limestone (for account of J. Dougall Esq.)

at Glenarm (Northern Ireland) on 2nd September and

arrived at Queen’s Dock on 3rd.   The strike continued

until 9th and SEALIGHT was unloaded, and she bunkered

with coal on 10th and on 12th she moved to King George V

Dock where she loaded bagged Barley for Port Ellen

(Isle of Islay) for the account of Sheriff’s Port Company.

 

WARLIGHT was on passage to Dumbarton, having loaded

a cargo of timber at Aros (Isle of Mull) and arrived at

Dumbarton on 8th September.   After discharging she

went to Scott’s shipyard at Bowling where she was taken

onto their slip for rudder repairs.

 

RAYLIGHT was at the Coal Pier, Dunoon, discharging a

cargo of coal (for the account of A Blackwood, Esq.)

which she had brought from Troon.    After discharging

RAYLIGHT left for Glenarm in Northern Ireland to load

a cargo of Limestone for Glasgow, but, owing to

weather conditions in the North Channel, she had to

divert to Campbeltown for shelter, and remained

windbound in Campbeltown for six days before being

able to continue on passage to Glenarm.

 

POLARLIGHT had arrived at Meadowside Quay,

 Glasgow, on 2nd September with the intention of

loading a cargo of  Barley for Bruichladdich, Isle of

Islay (for account of Bruichladdich Distillery Company)

but she was caught in a dock strike until 9th September

when loading was resumed.

   After loading was completed POLARLIGHT shifted

to Queen’s Dock where she bunkered with coal and

then left on passage to Bruichladdich.

 

LIMELIGHT was at Paisley on 6th and 7th September

loading 3,000 cases of Beer (weight 52 tons 3cwts)

for Belfast (account of  Mac Shipping Company.)

   On finishing loading on 7th, LIMELIGHT left Paisley

  for Greenock where she bunkered with coal and then

left on passage to Belfast.

 

STARLIGHT was on her second day of hire to

V.S.O.  …. Whatever that is ?????

 

SKYLIGHT was at the Coal Pier at Dunoon discharging

a cargo of coal which she had brought from Troon for

the account of the Engineer Manager of the Gas Works.

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Wednesday, July 22, 1964 @ 0520
AKASSA PALM (1958-1972 General cargo ship 473 feet long of Palm Line, London) Own Page

Palm Line's AKASSA PALM arrives in Glasgow with logs and general cargo from West Africa

Arrived fromDakar (Senegal) via BelfastPort of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)Gross Tonnage5,797
Sailing forLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Sailed from berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival17' 05"
Draught aft on arrival21' 08"
Cargo carried on arrival2,778 tons of general cargo and logs
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 22nd July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1600 on 28th July
Outward cargoPart same inward general cargo
Draught forward on sailing11' 06"
Draught aft on sailing17' 02"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone CENtral 9891

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Wednesday, July 15, 1964 @ 1630
CLAN GRANT (1962-1980 General cargo liner 497 feet long of Clan Line Steamers) Own Page

CLAN GRANT arrives in King George V Dock, Glasgow to unload and then load for South Africa

Arrived fromBeira and Cape Town via Manchester and Elderslie Dry DockPort of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Sailing forCape Town and Durban (South Africa) via Swansea
Sailed from berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival14' 00"
Draught aft on arrival15' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 1,348 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1730 on 15th July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1000 on 18th July
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 16th July
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,235 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1600 on 21st July
Draught forward on sailing12' 00"
Draught aft on sailing18' 10"
Engine trials20th July from 1155 to 1215
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050

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Sunday, April 30, 1939 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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1939 Advert by Anchor Line for their sailings and tours to New York for the World's Fair

Ship's locationNew York (U.S.A.)

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Saturday, October 1, 1960 @ 2055
LAIRDSROCK (1947-1966 General cargo 2-hatch coaster 166 feet long of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow : Sank 1980 in Greek waters) Own Page

Burns & Laird's coaster LAIRDSROCK leaves Glasgow with general cargo for Belfast

Vessel MasterJohn M SinclairPort of RegistryGlasgow
Sailing forBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Net Tonnage234
Sailed from berthGlasgowGross Tonnage471

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 @ 1943
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Gibraltar around 1970

 

Received by e-mail :

   Gibraltar around 1970, my favourite port, John L.,  (Papayanni Line)

 

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Monday, October 5, 1959 @ 1100
ISAAC CARTER ( 1952-1964 General cargo ship of Walter Runciman / Transatlantic Carriers, London) Own Page

ISAAC CARTER arrives at Merklands Quay, Glasgow with Newsprint from Port Alfred (Canada)

Arrived fromPort Alfred (Quebec, Canada)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berthMerklands Quay, Glasgow ( head east : 2 pawls from west end and assisted by Clyde Shipping tugs)
Sailing forThree Rivers (Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada)
Sailed from berthMerklands Quay, Glasgow ( head east : 2 pawls from west end and assisted by Clyde Shipping tugs)
Draught forward on arrival19' 06"
Draught aft on arrival21' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalPaper 4,000 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1300 on 5th October
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co .Ltd.,, Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Commened loading outward cargo0945 on 9th October
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing9' 08"
Draught aft on sailing18' 03"
Vessel bunkered7th October bunkered 280 tons of fuel oil from oiler CLANITY
Ships agentAnchor Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone CENtral 9809

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Saturday, September 26, 1959 @ 0900
SUNVARD (1957-1966 General cargo ship 148,25m 487 feet long of Klosters Rederi A/S, Oslo) Own Page

Klosters SUNVARD arrives in Glasgow with 11,276 tons of Grain from Norfolk (Virginia, U.S.A.)

Arrived fromNorfolk (Virginia, U.S.A.)Port of RegistryOslo (Norway)
Arrived in berth4 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east) ... assisted by Steel & Bennie tugsNet Tonnage5,055
Sailing forGulf of Mexico PortsGross Tonnage8,960
Sailed from berth2 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east) ... assisted by Steel & Bennie tugsDeadweght Tonnage13,400
Draught forward on arrival28' 10"
Draught aft on arrival28' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalGrain 11,276 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 29th September
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Navigation Trust, Glasgow
Completed discharge of inward cargo1330 on 21st October
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing8' 00"
Draught aft on sailing19' 00"
Ships agentConstantine & Co. Ltd., 120 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CITy 6171 Grams "Constantine"

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Friday, July 4, 1958 @ 1700
ELSBETH WIARDS (1951-1967 General cargo ship 465 feet long) Own Page

ELSBETH WIARDS arrives at Meadowside Quay, Glasgow with 9,580 tons of Grain from East London

Arrived fromEast London (South Africa)Gross Tonnage5,945
Arrived in berth2 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east) ... assisted by Clyde Shipping Company tugsDeadweght Tonnage10,619
Sailing forRotterdam (Netherlands)
Sailed from berth2 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east) ... assisted by Clyde Shipping Company tugs
Draught forward on arrival24' 10"
Draught aft on arrival26' 05"
Cargo carried on arrivalGrain 9,580 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 5th July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Navigation Trust, Glasgow
Completed discharge of inward cargo1530 on 11th July
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing9' 06"
Draught aft on sailing16' 00"
Vessel on groundFirst low water on arrival, draught forward 24' 6" and aft 25' 10"
Ships agentOlsen, Johnston & Co. Ltd., 3 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone CENtral 5815

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Thursday, September 15, 1960 @ 0900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
FRESHMERE (1942-1975 Fresh-class coastal water carrier of Royal Fleet Auxiliary, London)) Own Page

FRESHMERE loading water at Albert Harbour, Greenock for EMPRESS OF FRANCE at anchorage

Ship's locationAlbert Harbour, Greenock (Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Sailing forLoading water at Albert Harbour, Greenock for EMPRESS OF FRANCE at Tail-of-the-Bank anchorageReg Tonnage113

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Thursday, September 15, 1960 @ 0900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
VIC 66 (Coastal water tanker) Own Page

VIC 66 loading water at Albert Harbour, Greenock for EMPRESS OF FRANCE at anchorage

Ship's locationAlbert Harbour, Greenock (Scotland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage51
Sailing forLoading water at Albert Harbour, Greenock for EMPRESS OF FRANCE at Tail-of-the-Bank anchorage

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Tuesday, August 17, 1920 @ 1800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
EMPRESS OF BRITAIN (1905-1914 Passenger liner of Canadian Pacific Ocean Services, Liverpool : 1914 Armed Merchant Cruiser : 1915 Troopship : 1919 returned to owners : 1930 scrapped Own Page

Invitation in 1920 for voyage on Canadian Pacific's EMPRESS OF BRITAIN from Clyde to Liverpool

Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage14,189

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Wednesday, February 15, 1939 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1939 Advert by Ellerman's City & Hall Lines for voyages from Port Said (Egypt) to England and India

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Tuesday, July 14, 1964 @ 0055
ZUIDERZEE (1956-1969 General cargo coaster 51.34m 169 feet long of Kamp's Scheepvaart- en Handelmaatschappij N.V., / Rederij Koster & Smid (Evert Smid en Arie Donald de Koster), Groningen) Own Page

Coaster ZUIDERZEE arrives in King George V Dock, Glasgow with Wheat from Rouen (France)

Arrived fromRouen (France)Port of RegistryGroningen (Netherlands)
Arrived in berth5 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)Net Tonnage266
Sailing forRothesay Dock, Clydebank, GlasgowGross Tonnage499
Sailed from berth5 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)Deadweght Tonnage714
Draught forward on arrival10' 06"
Draught aft on arrival12' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalWheat 650 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 14th July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1450 on 16th July
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing5' 06"
Draught aft on sailing7' 06"
Ships agentMehren & Company, 342 Argyle Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 5945

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Saturday, February 10, 1968 @ 0345
GLENFYNE (1965-1988 General cargo motor coaster 109 feet long of G & G Hamilton / Hay Hamilton / Glenlight Shipping, Glasgow) Own Page

Coaster GLENFYNE arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with a cargo of Limestone from Llanddulas

Arrived fromLlanddulas (Conwy County Borough, Wales, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth2 Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage100
Master of vessel on arrivalJ McGuireGross Tonnage200
Draught aft on arrival9' 06"Deadweght Tonnage249
Cargo carried on arrivalLimestone
Ships agentGeneral Freight, Ardrossan Harbour

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Saturday, February 10, 1968 @ 1535
WANGEROOG (pronounced Van - ger - oo - gi (as in "give") ( 1963 - 1972 coastal oil / products tanker 70m long of Carl W Hansen Tankschiffahrt, Hamburg) Own Page

Coastal tanker WANGEROOG arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with Bitumen from Stanlow via Dublin

Arrived fromStanlow (on Manchester Ship Canal, England, U.K.) via Dublin (Ireland) Port of RegistryHamburg, Germany
Arrived in berth1a Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage526
Master of vessel on arrivalK KucklinDeadweght Tonnage1875
Draught aft on arrival14' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalBitumen
Ships agentT L Duff & Company Limited, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 29 and 40

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Tuesday, September 8, 1964 @ 0430
MENESTHEUS (1958-1977 General cargo ship 495 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's MENESTHEUS arrives at Glasgow to unload and then load for Hong Kong

Arrived fromPenang via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth3 / 4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage8,510
Sailing forHong Kong via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival16' 06"
Draught aft on arrival20' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 920 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 8th September
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 11th September
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,075 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1545 on 15th September
Draught forward on sailing14' 01"
Draught aft on sailing23' 01"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 80 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone CENtral 9891

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Saturday, January 7, 1939 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
CIRCASSIA ( 1937 - 1966 Passenger and cargo liner 483 feet long of Anchor Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Anchor Line's CIRCASSIA leaves Liverpool for Marseilles and Bombay

Port of RegistryGlasgow

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Monday, January 22, 1968 @ 0135
MOONLIGHT (1966 - General cargo motor coaster 118 feet long of Light Shipping Co. Ltd. / Ross & Marshall, Greenock) Own Page

Ross & Marshall's coaster MOONLIGHT arrives in Ardrossan Harbour to load for Dublin

Arrived fromJura (Western Isles of Scotland)Port of RegistryGreenock (Scotland, UK)
Arrived in berth7 Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage97
Master of vessel on arrivalJ McNivenGross Tonnage200
Draught aft on arrival6' 6"Deadweght Tonnage320
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Thursday, January 25, 1968 @ 1235
SONJA (General cargo ship) Own Page

Cargo ship SONJA arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with Wood Pulp from Funedal

Arrived fromFunedalPort of RegistryMonrovia (Liberia)
Arrived in berth1 Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.) .. assisted by tug SEAWAYNet Tonnage885
Master of vessel on arrivalJ Helemae
Draught aft on arrival18' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalWood Pulp
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Wednesday, November 21, 1962 @ 1430
ABILITY (1943 - 1975 General cargo coaster 203 feet long of F T Everard, London) Own Page

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

Arrived fromDrogheda (Ireland)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth5 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head north)
Sailing forPartington (on Manchester Ship Canal, England, U.K.)
Sailed from berth2 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival12' 10"
Draught aft on arrival14' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalClinker 1,061 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 22 November
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJ F Wilson, 24 Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 2345
Completed discharge of inward cargo1600 on 22 November
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing5' 00"
Draught aft on sailing9' 06"
Vessel bunkeredAt 1450 on 21 November bunkered 19.62 tons of fuel oil from Mobil road tanker

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Thursday, July 16, 1964 @ 0520
IRISH SPRUCE ( 1957 - 1972 General cargo ship 449 feet long of Irish Shipping Company, Dublin) Own Page

IRISH SPRUCE arrives at Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow with Soya Beans from Baltimore (U.S.A,)

Arrived fromBaltimore and Dublin via Meadowside Quay, GlasgowPort of RegistryDublin (Ireland / Eire)
Arrived in berth2 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)Gross Tonnage8,014
Sailing forWaterford (Ireland)
Sailed from berth2 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival28' 02"
Draught aft on arrival22' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalSoya Beans 6,028 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0930 on 16th July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoAndrew Main & Sons, Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1247
Completed discharge of inward cargo1800 on 27th July
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing13' 05"
Draught aft on sailing16' 09"
Vessel bunkered21 July bunkered 45 tons Diesel and 300 tons and 50 tons fuel oil from CLYDE ENTERPRISE
Vessel on groundAt 1240 on 16 July, forward 26' 06" and aft 22' 01," and 18" on ground for'd and 3 feet off quay

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Wednesday, January 1, 1964 @ 1000
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The Alexandria Towing Company Limited Booklet in 1964

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Sunday, September 16, 2018 @ 1610
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SYDNEY : Australia or Canada ?

 

SYDNEY  :  Australia or Canada ?

    First let me say that I really enjoy reading your site, but

I have to point out a little anomaly.

   You show many vessels as going to or coming from

 Sydney.   I suspect that most readers will assume that

the Sydney referred to is the big city in Australia, but here

in Cape Breton Island in Canada is another Sydney, a busy

seaport.

   So can I ask that, for geographical accuracy, when

Sydney is mentioned that it is shown as being Australia

  or Cape Breton Island in Canada.

   Dale, Cape Breton Island, Canada.

 

Douglas replies :

   Thanks for your message Dale.   My education has

quite obviously been sadly lacking as I did not know

that there was a Sydney in Canada, but now that I am

aware I will try to look out for any future items and

amend them “geographically accurately” as necessary.

   As an afterthought, do any other readers know of

ports with the same names and which could be confused

with each other ?

    Douglas

 

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Wednesday, October 5, 1960 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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Conducting their business in Great Waters around 5 October 1960

 

ATHLONE CASTLE at Cape Town 6 October for Durban 

CALABAR left Takoradi 4 October for Lagos 

CAPE HAWKE at Tampa 4 October from Liverpool

CITY OF ROCHESTER left Aden 4 October for Dar-es-Salaam

CLAN CAMPBELL from Glasgow at Port Said 5 October

CLAN MACINDOE from Glasgow at Beira 4 October

CLAN STEWART from Glasgow at Beira 4 October

CORFU left Colombo 4 October for London

DUNEDIN STAR left Port Said 4 October for Hull

EMPRESS OF BRITAIN left Montreal 4 October for Greenock

HERTFORD at Auckland 6 October for Dunedin

HOBART STAR left Brisbane 5 October for Glasgow

IONIC left Liverpool 5 October for Brisbane

JOURNALIST at Mombasa 5 October for Liverpool

KADEIK at Rotterdam 4 October for Sapele

KALADAN at Takoradi 3 October for Douala

KOYAN at Takoradi 3 October for Hamburg

LAURENTIA from Glasgow at Montreal 5 October

NEVASA left Port Said 4 October for Southampton

ORONSAY left Melbourne 6 October for Sydney (Australia)

ORONTES left Gibraltar 5 October for London

PILCOMAYO at Las Palmas 5 October for San Antonio

QUEEN ELIZABETH left New York 5 October for Southampton

QUEEN MARY left Southampton 6 October for New York

SAXONIA at Montreal 5 October from Southampton

SOUTHSTAR left Jacksonville 4 October for Charleston

STRATHEDEN at Port Said 5 October for Sydney (Australia)

SULIMA at Las Palmas 5 October for Manchester

SURREY at Aden 5 October for Liverpool

UNITED STATES left Le Havre 5 October for New York

WARWICK CASTLE left Mombasa 5 October for Beira

WORCESTERSHIRE at Suez 5 October for London

YOMA at Port Sudan 5 October for Glasgow

 

News Event

Tuesday, February 13, 1968 @ 2255
VLIELAND (1959-1978 a Shell A-class Crude and white oil products tanker of Holland Bulk Transport, Rotterdam / Shell Tankers, Rotterdam : 1978 scrapped at Hong Kong) Own Page

Shell Tanker VLIELAND arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with a cargo of fuel oil from Thameshaven

Ship's locationArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Port of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)
Vessel MasterBoumanNet Tonnage6,966
Arrived fromThameshaven
Arrived in berth12 Ocean Tanker Berth, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Draught aft on arrival22' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalFuel oil
Ships agentT L Duff & Company, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Tel 29 and 40

   About 2230 the Steel & Bennie Tug WRESTLER (Master T Slater)

arrived at Ardrossan Roadstead from Greenock to assist the tanker

VLIELAND to berth in Ardrossan Harbour.

   The Ardrossan Harbour tug SEAWAY (Master Neil Mealey) also

met VLIELAND at the Roadstead and she attached her towline to

the tanker’s bow and WRESTLER attached her towline to the

tanker’s stern.

   The tugs then towed VLIELAND (Captain Bouman), an A-class

vessel of Shell Tankers Rotterdam bow first through the 300 feet

wide harbour entrance and at 2255 berthed her at berth 12 ocean

tanker berth where she would discharge her cargo of fuel oil

through the pipelines to the nearby Shell Oil Depot at North

Crescent Road, Ardrossan.

   On being released by the Pilot (Alastair Caldwell), WRESTLER

left the harbour at 2305 to return to Greenock.

Image courtesy of Ryan, Utrecht

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Saturday, September 15, 2018 @ 1240
RAMON DE LARRINAGA (1954- General cargo ship of Larrinaga Steamship Co. Ltd., Liverpool) Own Page

Deck Cadet officers Critchley and Doherty from RAMON DE LARRINAGA in 1965

Port of RegistryLiverpool
Net Tonnage3,021
Gross Tonnage5,818
Deadweght Tonnage10,000

Alan Rutherford is interested in the whereabouts of other deck cadet officers Critchley and Doherty from RAMON DE LARRINAGA in 1965

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Saturday, October 15, 1960 @ 1700
GRINDEFJELL (1953 - 1966 General cargo ship of Olsen & Ugelstad, Oslo, Norway) Own Page

Fjell Line's GRINDEFJELL closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Montreal and the Great Lakes

Ships agentJ C Peacock & Co. Ltd.,, 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C.1. Tel DOUglas 7101 Grams "Peacock"Port of RegistryOslo
Gross Tonnage1,887
Deadweght Tonnage3,240

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Saturday, October 8, 1960 @ 1700
GRECIAN (1949-1966 General cargo ship 362 feet long of Ellerman Papayanni Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Papayanni's GRECIAN closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Mediterranean Ports

Ships agentJohn Bruce & Co. (Shipping) Ltd., 45 Renfield Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel. CITy 3581Port of RegistryLiverpool
Net Tonnage1,517
Gross Tonnage3,347
Deadweght Tonnage3,909

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Saturday, October 15, 1960 @ 1700
TABOR (1952-1971 Refrigerated / General cargo ship 385 feet long of Moss Hutchison Line, Liverpool then 1971-1975 of P & O General Cargo Division) Own Page

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

Ships agentMoss Hutchison Line Limited, 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel. Central 6643Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Net Tonnage1,587
Gross Tonnage3,694
Deadweght Tonnage5,008

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Sunday, March 21, 1954 @ 1000
Own Page

1954 Advert by Harland & Wolff Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Company

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Friday, October 14, 1960 @ 1700
CRAFTSMAN (1947-1967 Steam General cargo ship 464 feet long of Charente Steamship Company / T & J Harrison, Liverpool) Own Page

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

Ships agentPrentice, Service & Henderson Ltd., 68 Gordon Street, Glasgow, C.1. Tel CENtral 1016Port of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Net Tonnage4,000
Gross Tonnage6,725
Deadweght Tonnage9,160

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Friday, October 7, 1960 @ 1700
FACTOR (1948-1972 General cargo ship of Thos & Jas Harrison Line, Liverpool : 1972 Scrapped) Own Page

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

Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage6,533

News Event

Saturday, October 15, 1960 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
BENLOYAL (1959-1969 General cargo liner 550 feet long of William Thomson's Ben Line, Edinburgh) Own Page

Ben Line's cargo ship BENLOYAL sails from Grangemouth for Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong

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

News Event

Sunday, February 23, 1964 @ 0955
CLAN MACIVER ( 1958 - 1979 General cargo liner 503 feet long of Clan Line, London) Own Page

CLAN MACIVER arrives in Glasgow to load general cargo for Madras and Eastern Ports

Arrived fromLiverpool (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Gross Tonnage7,105
Sailing forMadras via BirkenheadDeadweght Tonnage9,937
Sailed from berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Draught forward on arrival9' 03"
Draught aft on arrival17' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 24th February
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 900 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Draught forward on sailing12' 07"
Draught aft on sailing17' 09"
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050

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Sunday, September 13, 1964 @ 0650
MYSTIC (1959-1975 General cargo ship 480 feet long of Johnson Warren Line and chartered to Shaw Savill, London) Own Page

Shaw Savill's chartered MYSTIC arrives in Glasgow with general cargo from Adelaide

Arrived fromAdelaide (Australia) via BelfastPort of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth6 / 6A King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Gross Tonnage6,656
Sailing forLondon (England, U.K.)
Sailed from berth6 / 6A King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Draught forward on arrival15 06"
Draught aft on arrival19' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 2,627 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 14th September
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1500 on 24th September
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing11' 04"
Draught aft on sailing17' 05"

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Sunday, February 9, 1964 @ 1015
CLYTONEUS (1948-1972 General cargo ship 487 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool : 1972 Scrapped) Own Page

Alfred Holt's CLYTONEUS arrives at Glasgow to load for Singapore and Hong Kong via Birkenhead

Arrived fromHamburg (Germany)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Arrived in berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage7,620
Sailing forSingapore and Hong Kong via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival15' 09"
Draught aft on arrival20' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo1030 on 9th February
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,600 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1910 on 12th February
Draught forward on sailing15' 03"
Draught aft on sailing20' 06"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

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Saturday, February 8, 1964 @ 1800
MARKHOR (1963-1981 General cargo ship 480 feet long of T & J Brocklebank Ltd., Liverpool / Cunard Line / Eggar Forrester Holdings : scrapped 1984) Own Page

Brocklebank's MARKHOR arrives at Glasgow for engine repairs by Alexander Stephen Shipbuilders

Arrived fromLondon (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berthShieldhall Wharf, Govan, GlasgowNet Tonnage3,029
Sailing forNewport (South Wales, U.K.)Gross Tonnage6,178
Sailed from berthShieldhall Wharf, Govan, GlasgowDeadweght Tonnage10,950
Draught forward on arrival9' 04"
Draught aft on arrival14' 04"
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 sailing9' 05"
Draught aft on sailing18' 00"
Engine trialsFrom 1830-1900 hours on 22nd February

News Event

Thursday, February 1, 1968 @ 0200
LOCHDUNVEGAN (1950-1973 General cargo coaster 180 feet long of David MacBrayne, Glasgow) Own Page

MacBrayne's LOCHDUNVEGAN finishes annual overhaul and leaves Ardrossan Dockyard for Glasgow

Sailing forGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Sailed from berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage222
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught aft on sailing10' 00"
Master of vessel on sailingA Matheson

News Event

Friday, April 1, 1938 @ 1000
Own Page

1938 Advert by Ellerman Lines for Holiday Voyages to Marseilles, Egypt, India, Ceylon, South Africa

News Event

Wednesday, June 12, 1968 @ 1720
SOMERSBYDYKE (1967-1979 General cargo ship of Klondyke Shipping Co., Hull : 1998 scrapped at Calcutta ) Own Page

SOMERSBYDYKE leaves Ardrossan Harbour with a cargo of steel coils for Bilbao (Spain)

Sailing forBilbao (Spain)Port of RegistryHull (England)
Sailed from berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage 1597
Outward cargoSteel coils
Draught forward on sailing18' 00"
Master of vessel on sailingJ J Gomeg

News Event

Wednesday, January 23, 1963 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
SPINEL (1937 - 1940 then 1946 - 1970 a 185 feet long general cargo coaster owned by William Robertson's Gem Line, Glasgow ) Own Page

Gem Line coaster SPINEL calls at East India Harbour, Greenock to land an injured seaman

Arrived in berthEast India Harbour, GreenockPort of RegistryGlasgow
Reg Tonnage333
Gross Tonnage650
Deadweght Tonnage830

News Event

Wednesday, January 23, 1963 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
HNLMS HOLLAND (1954-1978 Holland-class Destroyer 113.1 m (371 ft 1 in) Pennant D808 of Royal Netherlands Navy) Own Page

Royal Netherlands Navy Destroyer HOLLAND arrives at Princes Pier, Greenock for water

Ship's locationGreenock, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.Port of RegistryRoyal Netherlands Navy

News Event

Saturday, October 15, 1960 @ 1700
GRINDEFJELL (1953 - 1966 General cargo ship of Olsen & Ugelstad, Oslo, Norway) Own Page

Fjell Line's GRINDEFJELL closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for the Great Lakes

Ship's locationGlasgowPort of RegistryOslo
Ships agentJ C Peacock & Co. Ltd., 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C.1. Tel DOUglas 7101 Grams "Peacock" Gross Tonnage1,887
Deadweght Tonnage3,240

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Friday, July 6, 1962 @ 1845
RUYSDAEL (1957 - 1968 general cargo ship 461 feet long of Bolton Shipping Company, London : 1979 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

RUYSDAEL arrives at Glasgow to unload and then load for Buenos Aires (Argentina) via Liverpool

Arrived fromBuenos Aires (Argentina) via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth7 / 8 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east and stern 5 1/2 blinds in)Gross Tonnage6452
Sailing forBuenos Aires (Argentina) via LiverpoolDeadweght Tonnage10,431
Sailed from berth7 / 8 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival18' 08"
Draught aft on arrival21' 04"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 1,477 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 7th July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1530 on 10th July
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 25th July
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 150 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo1500 on 26th July
Draught forward on sailing11' 02"
Draught aft on sailing16' 07"
Vessel bunkeredAt 1010 on 25th July bunkered 140 tons Diesel and at 1515 bunkered 10 tons fuel oil from APEXITY
Ships agentJ S Nowery & Co., Ltd., 93 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 5133

 

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Tuesday, October 18, 1960 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
BENDIGO (1954-1968 General cargo liner 527 feet long of P & O Line, London) Own Page

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

Ship's locationGrangemouth (Firth of Forth, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Sailing forMelbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane (Australia)Gross Tonnage8,777
Ships agentThe General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow,

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Monday, November 21, 1960 @ 2100
FRUIN ( 1958-1963 General cargo coaster of William Sloan Company, Glasgow) Own Page

Sloan's FRUIN leaves Windmillcroft Quay, Glasgow with general cargo for Bristol via Belfast

Sailing forBristol via BelfastPort of RegistryGlasgow
Sailed from berth17 Windmillcroft Quay, GlasgowGross Tonnage906
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Draught forward on sailing8' 07"
Draught aft on sailing12' 11"
Ships agentWilliam Sloan & Co. Ltd., 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 4621

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Monday, November 21, 1960 @ 1540
LOCH ARD (1955-1971 General cargo coaster 184 feet long of David MacBrayne, Glasgow : 1985 scrapped) Own Page

MacBrayne's LOCH ARD leaves Kingston Dock, Glasgow for the West Highlands and Islands of Scotland

Sailing forWest Highlands and Islands of ScotlandPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Sailed from berth6 Kingston Dock, GlasgowReg Tonnage237
Outward cargoGeneral cargo Gross Tonnage611
Draught forward on sailing8' 05"
Draught aft on sailing11' 11"
Ships agentDavid MacBrayne Ltd., Clyde House, 44 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2. Telephone CENtral 9231

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Saturday, November 19, 1960 @ 1920
YOMA (1950-1964 Passenger and cargo liner 463 feet long of "Paddy" Henderson Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Henderson's YOMA leaves Springfield Quay, Glasgow for Rangoon via Birkenhead

Sailing forRangoon via BirkenheadPort of RegistryGlasgow
Sailed from berth29 / 31 Springfield Quay, Glasgow
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Draught forward on sailing12' 05"
Draught aft on sailing16' 03"
Ships agentPatrick Henderson & Co., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CENtral 9467

News Event

Monday, October 24, 1960 @ 1630
AJOY ( 1960 - ? a bucket dredger 185 feet long of Commissioners for the Port of Calcutta, Calcutta) Own Page

New Indian dredger AJOY collides with Renfrew Ferry and goes aground and sinks at Pudzeoch, Renfrew

Arrived fromRiver Clyde where she had been doing dredging trials at Newshot Isle (opposite Clydebank)Port of RegistryCalcutta, India
Arrived in berthPudzeoch Basin (South End) ----- at Renfrew (River Clyde) ... ON GROUNDNet Tonnage347
Sailing forElderslie number 1 DrydockGross Tonnage1,066
Sailed from berthPudzeoch Basin .....at Renfrew (River Clyde
Ships agentFleming & Ferguson Shipbuilders, Paisley

At 1630 on 24th October 1960 the new Indian dredger AJOY was returning to Pudzeoch Basin, Renfrew, after trials at Newshot Isle, when she was in collision with the Renfrew Ferry on arrival, and immediately grounded and sank.

The dredger was raised by Metal Industries at 6pm on 14th November 1960.

At 0955 on 18th November AJOY moved to Elderslie Number 1 Drydock for repairs

 

News Event

Wednesday, October 12, 1960 @ 1215
AVAFORS (1959-1976 Ore carrier of Grangesberg-Oxelosund, Sweden : Scrapped 1983 ) Own Page

Ore carrier AVAFORS shifts 110 feet to the Eastward along General Terminus Quay, Glasgow

Ship's locationEast General Terminus Quay, GlasgowPort of RegistryGothenburg, Sweden
Gross Tonnage10,588
Deadweght Tonnage15,870

Ore carrier AVAFORS shifts 110 feet to the Eastward (towards Glasgow) along General Terminus Quay, Glasgow to make space for the imminent arrival of ore carrier ATLANTIC FAITH

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Monday, October 3, 1960 @ 1930
VLIELAND (1955-1962 a general cargo coaster 140 feet 41.9 metres long of Harm Pieter Veling, Klaaskamp ) Own Page

Coaster VLIELAND arrives at Springfield Quay, Glasgow with general cargo from Paris via Manchester

Arrived fromParis via ManchesterPort of RegistryRotterdam (Holland)
Arrived in berth33 Springfield Quay, GlasgowNet Tonnage160
Draught forward on arrival5' 06"Gross Tonnage282
Draught aft on arrival7' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo
Ships agentWilliam H Muller & Co. (London) Ltd., 80 Blythswood Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 0381

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Monday, January 6, 1936 @ 1000
Own Page

1936 Press Release by Anchor Line announcing that their New York liners will call at Dublin

News Event

Tuesday, June 27, 1950 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
TWEEDSMUIR PARK (1943-1950 General cargo ship : 1961 scrapped) Own Page

TWEEDSMUIR PARK arrives in Greenock with Palm Kernels and Timber from West Africa

Arrived fromWest AfricaNet Tonnage4,242
Arrived in berthJames Watt Dock, Greenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Master of vessel on arrivalH A Johnson
Cargo carried on arrivalPalm Kernels (Timber also discharged and landed to facilitate discharge)
Ships agentM Langlands & Sons Ltd., 14 Brymner Street, Greenock Telephone Greenock 20208

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Sunday, June 18, 1950 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
DAVINA GOEKOOP (1949-1955 General cargo coaster 48.10m long of W.H. James & Co's Scheepvaart- en Handelmaatschappij N.V., Rotterdam / Owner: Davina Goekoop N.V., The Hague) Own Page

Netherlands coaster DAVINA GOEKOOP arrives in Greenock with Bog-Ore from Delfzijl (Netherlands)

Arrived fromDelfzijl (Netherlands)Port of RegistryThe Hague (Netherlands)
Arrived in berthJames Watt Dock, Greenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage248
Master of vessel on arrivalW VerwoerdGross Tonnage400
Cargo carried on arrivalBog-OreDeadweght Tonnage525
Ships agentP MacCallum & Sons Ltd., 5 Cathcart Street, Greenock Telephone Greenock 20401

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Thursday, June 22, 1950 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
CUNENE (General cargo ship) Own Page

CUNENE arrives in Greenock with a cargo of Sugar from the Dominican Republic

Arrived fromSan Domingo (officially Santo Domingo de Guzmán, is the capital in the Dominican Republic)Port of RegistryPortugal
Arrived in berthJames Watt Dock, Greenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage3,688
Master of vessel on arrivalJ Ambrade
Cargo carried on arrivalSugar
Ships agentJ & J Denholm Ltd,, Custom House Quay, Greenock Telephone Greenock 22276

News Event

Thursday, June 1, 1950 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
MESERET (in 1950 General cargo ship) Own Page

Turkish ship MESERET arrives in Greenock with a cargo of Sugar from Cuba

Arrived fromCubaPort of RegistryIzmir (Turkey)
Arrived in berthJames Watt Dock, Greenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Master of vessel on arrivalA Ilker
Cargo carried on arrivalSugar
Ships agentJ & J Denholm Ltd,, Custom House Quay, Greenock Telephone Greenock 22276

News Event

Thursday, May 25, 1950 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
LOKOJA PALM (1949-1966 General cargo ship of Palm Line, London) Own Page

Palm Line's LOKOJA PALM arrives in Greenock with Palm Kernels from West Africa

Arrived fromWest AfricaPort of RegistryLondon (UK)
Arrived in berthJames Watt Dock, Greenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage5,135
Master of vessel on arrivalH Astbury
Cargo carried on arrivalPalm Kernels
Ships agentJ & J Denholm Ltd,, Custom House Quay, Greenock Telephone Greenock 22276

News Event

Wednesday, May 24, 1950 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
IXIA (1947-1952 General cargo ship 432 feet long of Stag Line, Newcastle : 1960 scrapped at Spezia, Italy)) Own Page

Stag's IXIA arrives in Greenock with a cargo of Sugar from San Pedro de Macoris (Dominican Republic)

Arrived fromSan Pedro de Macoris (Dominican Republic)Port of RegistryNorth Shields (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berthJames Watt Dock, Greenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Deadweght Tonnage9,653
Master of vessel on arrivalJ Wilson
Cargo carried on arrivalSugar
Ships agentJ & J Denholm Ltd,, Custom House Quay, Greenock Telephone Greenock 22276

News Event

Saturday, April 29, 1950 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
CAPE GRENVILLE (1949-1965 General cargo ship 437 feet long of Lyle Shipping Company, Glasgow : 1980 scrapped at Gadani Beach, Pakistan) Own Page

Lyle Shipping's CAPE GRENVILLE arrives in Greenock with a cargo of Sugar from Cuba

Arrived fromCubaPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berthJames Watt Dock, Greenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage4,453
Master of vessel on arrivalJohn McIntyreGross Tonnage7,463
Cargo carried on arrivalSugarDeadweght Tonnage10,060
Ships agentJ & J Denholm Ltd,, Custom House Quay, Greenock Telephone Greenock 22276

News Event

Thursday, May 21, 1964 @ 1430
SPOLESTO (1958-1971 General cargo coaster 202 feet long (61.54 metres) of Spoorhout, Wassenaar / Dammers & Van Der Helde, Holland). Own Page

Dammers & Van Der Heide's coaster SPOLESTO at Glasgow loads 650 tons of Tubes for Libya

Arrived fromDublin (Ireland)Port of RegistryRotterdam, Holland
Arrived in berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)Net Tonnage301
Sailing forLibyaGross Tonnage499
Sailed from berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)Deadweght Tonnage930
Draught forward on arrival6' 06"
Draught aft on arrival9' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo1730 on 21st May
Outward cargoTubes 650 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co. Ltd., Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Completed loading outward cargo0945 on 23rd May
Draught forward on sailing9' 06"
Draught aft on sailing11' 09"
Ships agentJ S Braid, Glasgow

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Wednesday, May 20, 1964 @ 1230
IRISH PINE (1948-1965 General cargo ship 436 feet long of Irish Shipping Company, Dublin) Own Page

IRISH PINE arrives at Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow with Soya Beans from Toledo (U.S.A,)

Arrived fromToledo (Ohio, USA) via Dublin (Ireland) and Meadowside (Glasgow)Port of RegistryDublin (Ireland / Eire)
Arrived in berth2 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)Net Tonnage2,740
Sailing forMontreal (Canada) via Elderslie Drydock, GlasgowGross Tonnage5,048
Sailed from berth2 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival20' 04"
Draught aft on arrival15' 04"
Cargo carried on arrivalSoya Beans 3,500 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1830 on 20th May
Stevedore discharging inward cargoAndrew Main & Sons, Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1247
Completed discharge of inward cargo1730 on 25th May
Draught forward on sailing10' 00"
Draught aft on sailing14' 04"
Ships agentJ S Braid, Glasgow

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Tuesday, May 19, 1964 @ 0045
HEREFORDSHIRE (1944-1954 then 1961-1969 cargo ship 492 feet long of Bibby Line, Liverpool : 1973 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

Bibby Line's HEREFORDSHIRE arrives at Glasgow to load for Colombo and Rangoon via Birkenhead

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Sailing forColombo and Rangoon via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival12' 02"
Draught aft on arrival19' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 19th May
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 450 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1830 on 19th May
Draught forward on sailing14' 02"
Draught aft on sailing19' 00"

News Event

Wednesday, June 23, 1937 @ 1000
Own Page

1937 Anchor Line Passage Rates and Timetables to and from New York, Boston, Ireland and Glasgow

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Wednesday, March 6, 1968 @ 0600
LION (1968-1976 Roll on - roll off ferry 364 feet long of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow) Own Page

LION makes an early morning arrival at Ardrossan Harbour with Passengers and vehicles from Belfast

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth10 Eglinton Tidal Basin, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage3,333
Master of vessel on arrivalCaptain Douglas McCormick
Draught aft on arrival13' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalPassengers and vehicles
Ships agentBurns & Laird Lines, The Harbour, Ardrossan

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Wednesday, March 6, 1968 @ 1545
AMELAND (1956-1970 White products tanker of Stoomvaart Maatschappij Rotterdam (dochter K.R.L.) / Shell Tankers, Rotterdam : 1976 scrapped Bilbao) Own Page

Shell Rotterdam's chartered AMELAND leaves Ardrossan Harbour for Curacao

Sailing forCuracao (a Lesser Antilles island in the southern Caribbean Sea and the Dutch Caribbean region) Port of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)
Sailed from berth12 Ocean Tanker Berth, Ardrossan Harbour .....Pilot Caldwell, tugs SEAWAY and WRESTLER
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught aft on sailing19' 00"
Master of vessel on sailingP Huller

   Tug SEAWAY at the stern and tug WARRIOR at the bow towed the tanker AMELAND astern from the ocean tanker berth at Ardrossan Harbour, through the Harbour entrance to the Roadstead, where AMELAND was canted to head outwards.

   When Pilot Alastair Caldwell released the tugs, WARRIOR (tug-master William Hendry) left the Roadstead to make her way back to her base at Greenock.

   AMELAND, identical to the Shell “H” and “K” class bridge-amidships tankers then left on her ocean passage to Curacao in the Caribbean Sea.    

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Sunday, September 9, 2018 @ 1516
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Tankers, coasters, tugs and naval vessels .... Ocean or Coastal ...... Any flag ...... Anywhere

 

   A reader in Australia writes that he emigrated to Queensland a few years ago and feels that there is a lack of stories on this site, especially for tankers, coasters, tugs and naval vessels – wherever in the world.

   Can we therefore ask readers to contribute stories  or memories for inclusion on this site.

   Thank you.

 

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Thursday, July 1, 1954 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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July 1954 Sailings for City Line from UK to Karachi, Bombay, Visakhapatnam, Calcutta and Chalna

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Saturday, January 18, 1964 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1964 Handbook of Ardrossan Harbour Company, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.

 

 

 

 

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Saturday, August 21, 1954 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
ORONSAY (1951-1975 Passenger liner 708 feet long of P & O-Orient Line, London) Own Page

Orient Line's ORONSAY leaves London on a 20 days cruise to the Mediterranean

Sailed from berthLondon, U.K.Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)

News Event

Wednesday, March 18, 1964 @ 1610
TOSNOLES (General cargo ship 403 feet long) Own Page

TOSNOLES arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load 4,800 tons of steel for Leningrad

Arrived fromRothesay Dock, Clydebank, Scotland, UK
Arrived in berth6 / 6A King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Sailing forLeningrad (Russia)
Sailed from berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival4' 06"
Draught aft on arrival16' 05"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 20th March
Outward cargoSteel 4,800 tons
Completed loading outward cargo1830 on 24th March
Draught forward on sailing20' 04"
Draught aft on sailing23' 02"

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Tuesday, March 17, 1964 @ 1710
HECTOR (1950 - 1972 passenger/cargo liner 523 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool : 1972 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

Alfred Holt's HECTOR arrives at Glasgow to unload, then drydock and then load for Australia

Arrived fromMelbourne and Adelaide via CardiffPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Net Tonnage5,922
Sailing forBrisbane and Melbourne via LiverpoolGross Tonnage10,125
Sailed from berth2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival21' 03"
Draught aft on arrival23' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 3,232 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 18th March
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1700 on 23rd March
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 21st March
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 2,200 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Heavy lifts loaded4 lifts totalling 63 tons from floating crane NEWSHOT (the date and time are unknown)
Completed loading outward cargo1445 on 31st March
Draught forward on sailing20' 06"
Draught aft on sailing22' 07"
Vessel bunkered300 tons of fuel oil from oiler CLANITY (the date and time are unknown)
Vessel drydocked23rd March at 1720 to Elderslie : 25th March at 0012 berthed at no. 2 KGV from Elderslie
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

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Saturday, April 25, 1964 @ 1000
MENESTHEUS (1958-1977 General cargo ship 495 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's MENESTHEUS arrives at Glasgow to unload cargo and then Drydock at Elderslie

Arrived fromSingapore via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)Gross Tonnage8,510
Sailing forElderslie Drydock, Glasgow
Sailed from berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival13' 10"
Draught aft on arrival19' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 825 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 26th April
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1900 on 28th April
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing14' 00"
Draught aft on sailing19' 05"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

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Friday, June 14, 1968 @ 1835
METRE (1963-1973 General cargo coaster 54.25m long of C.V. Terwogt & Lagers, Amsterdam / Scheepsexploitatie Maatschappij 'Het Gein', Amsterdam) Own Page

METRE arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with a cargo of Sodium Chlorate from Trollhatten (Sweden)

Arrived fromTrollhatten (Sweden)Port of RegistryAmsterdam (The Netherlands)
Arrived in berth6 Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage185
Master of vessel on arrivalFramGross Tonnage423
Draught aft on arrival12' 03"Deadweght Tonnage550
Cargo carried on arrivalSodium Chlorate
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Friday, June 14, 1968 @ 1520
MONA'S ISLE ( 1950 - 1980 Passenger vessel of Isle of Man Steam Packet Company) Own Page

MONA'S ISLE arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with passengers and vehicles from Douglas (Isle of Man)

Arrived fromDouglas (Isle of Man)Port of RegistryDouglas ( Isle of Man )
Arrived in berth10 Eglinton Tidal Basin, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage953
Master of vessel on arrivalT CorteenGross Tonnage2,491
Draught aft on arrival12' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalPassengers and vehicles
Ships agentMcBride's Shipping Agency Ltd., 93 Hope Street, Glasgow Tel. 041-248-5161

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Monday, April 6, 1959 @ 1230
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
H.M.S. LINCOLN (1960-1983 Salisbury class type 61 aircraft direction frigate 340 feet 100m long Pennant no. F99 of Royal Navy, London : Scrapped 1983) Own Page

New Royal Navy Frigate H.M.S. LINCOLN launched by Fairfield Shipbuilders, Govan, Glasgow

Ship's locationFairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Limited, Govan, GlasgowPort of RegistryAdmiralty (Royal Navy, London)

Contributed by Jim Woods  (Hamilton, Scotland)

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Wednesday, May 1, 1957 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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Around May, June and July 1957 Sailing Notice for Cunard Line to USA, Canada and Mediterranean

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Monday, May 18, 1970 @ 1000
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1970 Advertisment by Ellerman Lines for their services from Canada and UK to Ceylon

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Tuesday, January 27, 1970 @ 1000
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1970 Advertisment by Westcott & Laurance Line for their services from UK to Greece and Turkey

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Thursday, November 1, 1962 @ 2400
SAINT MODAN (1960- 1979 General cargo coaster 166 feet long of J & A Gardner, Glasgow) Own Page

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

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage244
Master of vessel on arrivalRossGross Tonnage488
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metalDeadweght Tonnage614
Ships agentR L Alpine, Ardrossan

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Wednesday, June 26, 1963 @ 2125
BORNRIF (1963-1969 General cargo coaster 61.77m long of J. de Winter's Scheepvaartbedrijf, Groningen / Wed. Rikstje de Winter-Brouwer, Groningen) Own Page

Coaster BORNRIF arrives at Rothesay Dock, Clydebank to load Pig Iron for Emden (Germany)

Arrived fromIrvine (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGroningen (Netherlands)
Arrived in berth3 / 4 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow Net Tonnage305
Sailing forEmden (Germany)Gross Tonnage497
Sailed from berth9 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow Deadweght Tonnage940
Draught forward on arrival6' 08"
Draught aft on arrival8' 09"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 27th June
Outward cargoPig Iron 880 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoHoneyman & Company, 12 Waterloo Street, Glasgow C.2. Telephone CENtral 6922
Completed loading outward cargo1545 on 27th June
Draught forward on sailing10' 10"
Draught aft on sailing12' 09"

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Sunday, June 30, 1963 @ 2030
ADAM MITZKEVICH (General cargo ship 355 feet long of Polish Ocean Lines / Polskie Linie Oceaniczne) Own Page

Polish ship ADAM MITZKEVICH arrives at Rothesay Dock, Clydebank with steel coils from Ventspils

Arrived fromVentspils (a town on the Baltic Sea in northwestern Latvia)Port of RegistryGdynia (Poland)
Arrived in berth14 / 15 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head east)
Sailing forMurmansk (Russia)
Sailed from berth16 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival22' 00"
Draught aft on arrival22' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalSteel Coils 4,026 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 1st July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJ F Wilson, 24 Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 2345
Completed discharge of inward cargo1630 on 1st July
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)

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Tuesday, July 2, 1963 @ 0415
DEVON COAST (1947-1963 General cargo coaster of Coast Lines, Liverpool) Own Page

DEVON COAST arrives in Rothesay Dock, Clydebank to load 1,254 tons of Pig Iron for Rotterdam

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth3 / 4 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head east)
Sailing forRotterdam (Netherlands)
Sailed from berth9 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival7' 00"
Draught aft on arrival12' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 2nd July
Outward cargoPig Iron 1,254 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoHoneyman & Company, 12 Waterloo Street, Glasgow C.2. Telephone CENtral 6922
Completed loading outward cargo1030 on 3rd July
Draught forward on sailing13' 06"
Draught aft on sailing15' 10"

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Tuesday, April 23, 1963 @ 0900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
LADY ISLE (Clyde puffer of Irvine Shipping & Trading Company / McCorquodale / Ross & Marshall) Own Page

Clyde puffer LADY ISLE loads Mail at Princes Pier, Greenock for EMPRESS OF ENGLAND at anchorage

Ship's locationPrinces Pier, Greenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryTroon (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Sailing forCanadian Pacific Liner EMPRESS OF ENGLAND at Tail-of-the-Bank anchorageReg Tonnage45

  


Model of Clyde puffer LADY ISLE



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Thursday, April 1, 1954 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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April 1954 Sailing Notice for Ben Line from U.K. and Continent to the Far East

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Thursday, April 1, 1954 @ 1000
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April and May 1954 Sailing Notice for Compagnie Generale Transatlantique from Southampton

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Thursday, April 1, 1954 @ 1000
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April 1954 Sailing Notice for Blue Funnel Line from U.K. to the Far East and Indonesia

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Thursday, June 13, 1968 @ 0350
CAMBRIAN COAST (1957-1971 General cargo coaster of Coast Lines, Liverpool) Own Page

Coast Line's CAMBRIAN COAST arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with Trailers from Larne

Arrived fromLarne (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth2a Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Master of vessel on arrivalMondrill
Draught aft on arrival10' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalTrailers
Ships agentNorthern Ireland Trailers, Ardrossan

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Tuesday, June 4, 1968 @ 1205
POINTSMAN ( 1956 - Steam Coastal tanker, speed 7 knots, 233 feet long of Helmsman Shipping Company / C Rowbotham & Sons (Management) Ltd, London) Own Page

Rowbotham's POINTSMAN arrives in Ardrossan Harbour with a cargo of fuel oil from Heysham

Arrived fromHeysham (England)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth1a Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage547
Master of vessel on arrivalR AndrewsGross Tonnage1,174
Draught aft on arrival16' 02"
Cargo carried on arrivalFuel oil
Ships agentR L Alpine, Ardrossan

News Event

Sunday, June 2, 1968 @ 1200
TYNWALD (1947-1974 Passenger Ferry of Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Ltd., Douglas, Isle of Man) Own Page

TYNWALD leaves Ardrossan Harbour with passengers and vehicles for Douglas (Isle of Man)

Sailing forDouglas (Isle of Man, U.K.)Port of RegistryDouglas ( Isle of Man )
Sailed from berth10 Eglinton Tidal Basin, Ardrossan Harbour
Outward cargoPassengers and vehicles
Draught aft on sailing13' 00"
Master of vessel on sailingCrowley
Ships agentMcBride's Shipping Agency Ltd., 93 Hope Street, Glasgow Tel. 041-248-5161

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Tuesday, March 30, 1954 @ 1000
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1954 Advert by Blyth Dry Docks & Shipbuilding Company Limited

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Saturday, August 13, 1955 @ 1800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
WARLIGHT (1919-1964 Steam engined general cargo Clyde puffer 82 feet long of Light Shipping / Ross & Marshall, Greenock) Own Page

Clyde puffer WARLIGHT arrives at Salen (Loch Sunart) with a cargo of Tarred Chips from Bonawe

Arrived fromBonawe (Scottish Highlands, U.K.)Port of RegistryGreenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berthSalen (Loch Sunart, Ardnamurchan Peninsula, Scottish Highlands, U.K.)Net Tonnage60
Cargo carried on arrivalTarred Chips 150 tons (used in road-making)Gross Tonnage135

   On 13 August 1955 Ross & Marshall’s steam Puffer WARLIGHT had loaded 150 tons of Tarred Chips (used in road-making) at Bonawe – (account of J & A Gardner Quarry at Bonawe) and brought the cargo to Salen (Loch Sunart, Ardnamurchan Peninsula).

   WARLIGHT discharged her cargo on 15 and 16 August with her crew shovelling the chips (a long, hard and strenuous job … your writer has done this on PIBROCH) into a large ship’s bucket which was hoisted by the ship’s derrick from the hold and tipped into lorries on the pier.

   The puffer then left Salen and steamed down the Sound of Mull, past Oban and through the Firth of Lorne to Crinan, and travelling through the Crinan Canal to Ardrishaig and making for Furnace (near Inverary in Loch Fyne), arriving at Furnace on 17 August.

   There that afternoon WARLIGHT loaded 160 tons of Crushed Granite (for account of William Sim & Co. Ltd., Glasgow) from the local quarry then left Furnace making her way to Glasgow where she would discharge at Custom House Quay on 18 August.


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


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 ?”

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Was she “ LAIRDS OAK “ or “ LAIRDSOAK ” ?

   Robert Bothwell (Glasgow) e-mails :

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

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

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


 

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

 

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

 

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Coaster BALLYCASTLE in 1953

 

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

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   Carebeka's coaster RIAN in 1953

 

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

 

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

 

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

  


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

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

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

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

Additional note :

Can anyone supply details of ALPHERAT ?


 

Norwegian Tanker RAILA in 1953

 

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

 

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

 Fred from Formby (Merseyside, England, writes

 

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

 

Can someone tell something about these services ? ”

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CHANTALA  (Worcester Park, Surrey) writes :

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

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

   All I can remember now is “Asti aria kurro”

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

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

 

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

  


 

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

 

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

  


Anchor Line advertisement of 1871

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

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

Thank you.

Still laughing

Fred of Formby, Merseyside, England.

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

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German cargo ship RUHR in 1953

 

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

 

   Has anyone got any details of this ship ?

 

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British coaster J B KEE in 1957

 

 Fred of Formby (Merseyside, England) writes :

 

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

 

   Anyone have details of this ship ?

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 Jim Allbright (London) e-mails :

 

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

 

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

 

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SUNBEAR of Saguenay Terminals.

 

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

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

Captain Bryn Wayt writes :

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

James Jeffries replies :

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

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

   In 1972 she was scrapped in Santander, Spain.

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

 

Billy MacAulay (Moderator and Senior Member) writes :

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

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

  

 

  


 

   Why was LADY McGOWAN IN Loch Riddon ?

 

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

 

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

 

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

  


John Kelly's coaster BALLYCLARE in late 1953.

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

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Small boat sailor writes from Inverkip :

 

 

 

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

 

   Does anyone know anything of these two launches ?

 

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

 

   Sandy

  


Mystery of CVC in Prince’s Dock area of Glasgow

   In 1958 the Clyde Shipping Company’s coaster PLADDA

 was listed as berthed in CVC in Prince’s Dock

 area in Glasgow.

   Does anyone know where CVC was ?

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

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Pacific Steam Navigation’s KENUTA at Puna in 1957

 

Tom Hayworth e-mails :

 

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

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Ben Line’s Far-East coaster BENVEG in 1957

 

Leith Man e-mails

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

for BENVEG as I had never heard of her.

 

Anyone have any more information please ?

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SPRINGFIELD QUAY, GLASGOW

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

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

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

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


MYSTERY SHIP PORTHOLE

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I have a very short video posted on youtube of a porthole that I am trying to identify. It is more than likely WW1 era. Glass window is 14" in diameter and the entire assembly weighs 132 lbs. The name of the youtube video is Mystery Ship Porthole and I will leave a link. Thanks

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

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LASHERCIA ..... A Spanish coaster in 1962

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

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Clyde Navigation Trust launches GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS

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

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Carrickfergus (Northern Ireland) in January 1963.

From Sean R  (Larne, Northern Ireland)

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


 

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Netherlands coaster MADO in 1963

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

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CARGOES FOR BEIRA BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT ONLY

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

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

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Holland America cargo ship DUIVENDYK

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


 

Information needed on cargo ship KORBACH in 1958

 

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

 

Does anyone have any information on KORBACH ?


 

“Conducting their business in Great Waters” series

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


WHERE IS " PULO BOKOM "

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

"Hydatina" of Croydon, England, writes :

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

Note : The event for CALCHAS has been amended accordingly.


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

 

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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

          

Click on these images to enlarge them

First is maybe.... Cruzeiro Do Sul

Below it is maybe.... Templar

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

Further down maybe... La Manche

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

     

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


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

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

A Manson writes :

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


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


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


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

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


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

A Manson writes :

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


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


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


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


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

A Manson replies; 

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

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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


Clan Line offices were at Clan Line 109 hope Street Glasgow


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

A Manson replies : 

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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

A Manson writes :

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


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

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


30th January 2014

PLEASE KEEP YOUR COMMENTS RELEVANT TO SHIPS AND SHIPPING AT GLASGOW

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

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

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

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


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

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


BERTH NUMBERS AT SHIELDHALL RIVERSIDE WHARF

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

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


NUMBERING OF BERTHS FROM BROOMIELAW AND BRIDGE WHARF TO PLANTATION

A Manson writes :

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


WHO OWNED OR OPERATED GENERAL TERMINUS AND ITS CRANES

Bill McKellar e-mails :

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


PORT CHALMERS

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


DUMBARTON AND LOCH LOMOND AND "MAID OF THE LOCH"

Alaister McKenzie e-mails :

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


STEAMSHIP "META"

On 14th October 1961 (the details are on site) a coaster steamship "Meta" arrived in Prince's Dock to load for Sweden, and during her stay loaded 270 tons of bunker coal.   It was quite unusual to have a steam-ship in those days.   Does anyone have any information on this ship ?

Vessel Meta was owned by Glen Line of Glasgow who operated between the U.K and Scandinavian Ports.Their inward cargo usually consisted of Matches and timber and allied products Exports from Scotland at one time were the chassis of the Volvo cars which were taken to Sweden for the final completion the exported from there. This was,as I recall the car driven by "The Saint" in the early detective series. The Meta was built in the early 1930,s


MAVISBANK QUAY AND PLANTATION QUAY, GLASGOW

Jim Hillhouse e-mails :   

I find it very interesting how you  show the berth numbers for the ships at Mavisbank and Plantation Quays.   I was wondering what berths numbers were in Mavisbank and which berths were in Plantation, and was there any separation or dividing line between Mavisbank and Plantation quays.


NUMBERING OF BERTHS FROM BROOMIELAW AND BRIDGE WHARF TO PLANTATION

A Manson writes :

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

Jim Hillhouse e-mails :  Thank you Mr Manson for explaining about berth 85.   Can I ask what that berth was used for? and you tell that from Broomielaw to berth 85 plantation were designated even numbers...... should that read broomielaw to berth something at stobcross were even numbers??


NEGOTIATING CITY BRIDGES TO REACH CUSTOM HOUSE QUAY

"puffer fan of Scotstoun" e-mails :     My favourite book is Dan McDonalds "The Clyde Puffer" but I'm a wee bit sceptical about a caption in it.   On page 30 he has a photo of puffer "Stormlight" passing downriver before 1959, and the caption is that she was returning from custom house quay and had  to negotiate five city bridges.   Surely it would be four bridges or would coasters at chq have to under the suspension bridge at south portland street also.   any ideas?


HISTORY OF PUFFERS

For a history of Puffers Go on "Puffers-The supreme Marine achievement of man's invention".


KELVIN

On 19th February 1962 (the item is on site) the coaster WOLFGANG VOGELSANG left "Kelvin" and berthed in Prince's Dock.    Can anyone hazard a guess what she would be doing in the Kelvin and where she would be berthed there ?


CLYDE SHIPPING TUG AT ARDROSSAN

Alan Brown writes that he remembers a Clyde Shipping tug helping a Steel and Bennie tug to dock a big tanker at Ardrossan in early 1960's.   Any information would be appreciated.

Douglas replies :  The tanker was SOUTHERN CLIPPER and docked at Ardrossan on 7th August 1962 assisted by the tugs CAMPAIGNER and FLYING WITCH.    Details will be put on site soon.


 END OF GLASGOW's   ANCHOR LINE,   GLEN LINE   AND DONALDSON LINE

Andy Hiddleston writes  : Following on to the thing about Paddy Henderson Line, I never understood why Anchor and Glen and Donaldson Lines all shut down.   Somebody please tell me why.


MEMORIES

Jim Muir writes  : I really like this website as it brings a lot of memories back.   When I was a boy and sailing doon the watter we passed a French ship in one of the riverside berths and me being silly and learning French at school shouted across to the French ship "Bonjour" as we passed.   Only now I realise it might not have been the French crew I shouted at but could have been the Glasgow dockers on the ship.

Another time on going doon the watter we were passing the Lang Dyke near Dumbarton Rock and we met a Lamport & Holt ship inward bound for Glasgow.  I think her name began with R... maybe Ronsard, but she was beautiful and immaculate with a massive black, white and blue funnel.  as we passed her the officer at the bow raised his white cap and waved it above his head, and the crowd on the Queen Mary 11 gave him a big cheer.

This is a great site and I enjoy looking up the visiting ships that I remember.


K HADJIPATERAS

"Volturno" of Italy e-mails   (this is a rough translation of the message in Italian

I am overjoyed to read about the Liberty ship K HADJIPATERAS as I saw her many times in Napoli (Naples) and went on ship with my papa who was agent.    Good ship site.   Volturno


BLUE FUNNEL''S "GUNUNG DJATI" IN 1960'S IN GLASGOW

David Hall asks if there is any information on Blue Funnel's passenger ship GUNUNG DJATI in Glasgow in 1960's as he remembers seeing it at Shieldhall.

Douglas replies : I've now put details on site for you.

Norman Horrocks e-mails Historical information :

The ship was actually built in 1936 by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, for Deutsche Ost-Afrika linie, and named PRETORIA.   She was employed on passenger service from German and continental ports to East Africa.

At the end of World War 11 the ship was taken as taken from the Germans as a British war prize and renamed EMPIRE DOON and used as a Troopship and managed by Orient Line for the British Ministry of War Transport.     In 1948 - 1949 she was reconditioned, again as a Troopship, and renamed EMPIRE ORWELL.

In 1958 she was chartered to Pan Islamic Steam Ship Company of Karachi, Pakistan, for pilgrim service.

November 1958 saw her sold to Blue Funnel Line of Liverpool (Ocean Steam Ship Company) and was refitted for the carriage of pilgrims from Indonesia to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and was renamed GUNUNG DJATI

In 1962 Blue Funnel sold her to the Indonesian Government who continued to use her for carrying pilgrims.

1979 saw a change of use, when the Indonesian Government transferred her to the Indonesian Navy as a Naval accommodation ship and renamed her KRI TANJUNG PANDAN

Her end came in 1987 when she was sold for scrap, and arrived at Kaosiung, Taiwan, for demolition

Andy Miller writes :   Blue Funnel boats were all named after Greek Gods?    What did GUNUNG DJATI refer or relate to ?


KING GEORGE V DOCK, GLASGOW

Roy Twigg of Liverpool writes   " What an amazing site that brings back memories of coming to Glasgow.   We always docked in King George V Dock and it always seemed to be crammed full of Blue Funnels and Clans with a Shaw Savill and Palm boat thrown in for good measure.   The dock was a long way from the town centre but there were always tramcars and buses to take us.    Thanks for such a good site.    Roy Twigg


VENTILATOR KNOCKED OVER THE SIDE IN CARGO HANDLING

David Stevenson remembers being on a ship in King George V Dock and when loading or unloading cargo a cargo net caught the ships ventilator and knocked it clean off and the unhappy ventilator went over the side into the drink.    David thinks the ventilator was brought back up by the port diver


EX-LONDON RIVER FLAT-IRON COLLIER ARRESTED AT SHIELDHALL RIVERSIDE QUAY

Frank McManus asks if anyone remembers an ex-London river flat-iron collier which had come to Glasgow and berthed at Shieldhall Riverside Quay maybe 30 years ago, and the Admiralty Marshal arrested the ship for non-payment of the crew's wages.   there was a crew's banner at the gangway saying "We are not prisoners"        Anyone remember this ?