Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

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Saturday, February 10, 1962 @ 1500
PORT HALIFAX (1937-1962 General cargo ship 457 feet long of Port Line, London) Own Page

PORT HALIFAX arrives at Plantation Quay, Glasgow to load 1,000 tons of general cargo for Auckland

Arrived fromElderslie Drydock, Elderslie, GlasgowPort of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth73 Plantation Quay, Glasgow (with her head west and stern 3 blinds into berth 65)Gross Tonnage5,820
Sailing forAuckland (New Zealand) via Liverpool
Sailed from berth73 Plantation Quay, Glasgow (with her head west and stern 3 blinds into berth 65)
Draught forward on arrival8' 07"
Draught aft on arrival15' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 12th February
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,000 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo2200 on 15th February
Draught forward on sailing11' 06"
Draught aft on sailing15' 05"
Ships agentPatrick Henderson & Co., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CENtral 9467

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Tuesday, December 22, 1964 @ 1520
WIM 11 (1957-1972 General cargo coaster 60.71m long of Kamp's Scheepvaart- en Handelmaatschappij N.V.,/ Kasper Roelf Bosma (8.1.1968 Erven), Hendrik Johannes Hekman (loods) & Jan Bosma) Own Page

Kamp's Coaster WIM 11 (for WIM 2) arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load Steel for Cadiz (Spain)

Arrived fromDundalk (Eire / Ireland)Port of RegistryGroningen (Netherlands)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage275
Master of vessel on arrivalH J HekmanGross Tonnage498
Draught aft on arrival10' 00"Deadweght Tonnage865
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentJ S Braid, Glasgow

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Saturday, December 19, 1964 @ 0015
HEENVLIET (1961-1973 General cargo coaster 66.80m long of Soetermeer, Fekkes' Cargadoorskantoor N.V., Rotterdam / N.V. Rederij Meervliet, Rotterdam / W.A. Soetermeer Jr., Rotterdam) Own Page

Coaster HEENVLIET arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load Steel for Port Talbot (Wales)

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage260
Master of vessel on arrivalJ BusGross Tonnage499
Draught aft on arrival10' 00"Deadweght Tonnage1,025
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentJ S Braid, Glasgow

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Sunday, December 6, 1964 @ 0745
SAINT FERGUS (1964-1981 General cargo coaster 128 feet long of J & A Gardner, Glasgow) Own Page

Gardner's coaster SAINT FERGUS arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with Limestone from LLanddulas (Wales)

Arrived fromLLanddulas (Conwy County Borough, Wales, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage306
Master of vessel on arrivalW McCraeDeadweght Tonnage439
Draught aft on arrival11' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLimestone
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Saturday, December 5, 1964 @ 1655
ANZAC (1939-1976 Clyde puffer 66 feet long of J & J Hay Ltd, Glasgow) Own Page

Clyde puffer ANZAC arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load Bagged Malt for Isle of Islay

Arrived fromDunoon (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage52
Master of vessel on arrivalJ Stark
Draught aft on arrival7' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Saturday, December 5, 1964 @ 0635
SAINT RULE (1941- 1973 General cargo coaster 172 feet long of J & A Gardner Ltd., Glasgow : 1981 Wrecked at Cyprus) Own Page

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

Arrived fromLondonderry (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage285
Master of vessel on arrivalE MacKinnonGross Tonnage524
Draught aft on arrival12' 06"Deadweght Tonnage650
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

News Event

Saturday, July 4, 1964 @ 0800
CLAN MACLEOD (1948 - 1976 General cargo ship 466 feet long of Clan Line Steamers, Glasgow) Own Page

CLAN MACLEOD arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Cape Town via Birkenhead

Arrived fromLiverpool (England, U.K.) via Elderslie Drydock, GlasgowPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage6,073
Sailing forCape Town (South Africa) via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival11' 00"
Draught aft on arrival15' 02"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 4th July
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 400 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1840 on 7th July
Draught forward on sailing10' 07"
Draught aft on sailing17' 03"
Engine trials6th July from 1210 to 1250 and from 2145 to 2225 : and on 7th July from 1200 to 1235
Vessel bunkered6th July 100 tons of fuel oil from oiler CLANITY
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050

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Thursday, July 16, 1936 @ 0210
TUSCANIA (1922-1939 Passenger / cargo liner of Anchor Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Anchor Line's TUSCANIA cruises in 1936

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

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Saturday, June 27, 1964 @ 1700
GALATI (General cargo ship 320 feet long) Own Page

GALATI arrives at Shieldhall, Glasgow to load Steel Sheets for Glaz (Romania)

Arrived fromManchester (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)
Sailing forGlaz (Romania)
Sailed from berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival9' 10"
Draught aft on arrival13' 09"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 29th June
Outward cargoSteel sheets 1,700 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJ F Wilson, 24 Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 2345
Completed loading outward cargo1400 on 30th June
Draught forward on sailing13' 06"
Draught aft on sailing17' 09"

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Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 1048
TWEED (1959- Motor water tanker 112 feet long of Furness Withy & Co. Ltd., Port of Spain, Trinidad) Own Page
Port of RegistryPort of Spain, Trinidad
Net Tonnage108
Gross Tonnage170
Deadweght Tonnage294

TWEED, a 1959-built 112 foot water carrier of

Furness Withy, Port of Spain, Trinidad 

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

    Looking at your list of ships I was surprised to see

TWEED of Furness Withy, a 112 foot water tanker at

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

   Anyone have information on this ship ?

 

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Friday, April 3, 1964 @ 0410
TEAKWOOD (1962-1970 General cargo ship 474 feet long of John I. Jacobs & Co., London : scrapped 1984 Own Page

John Jacobs TEAKWOOD calls at King George V Dock, Glasgow on passage to Tampa (Florida, U.S.A.)

Arrived fromMeadowside Quay, GlasgowPort of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Gross Tonnage9,092
Sailing forTampa (Florida, U.S.A.)
Sailed from berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Draught forward on arrival11' 10"
Draught aft on arrival13' 07"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing12' 08"
Draught aft on sailing14' 02"

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Wednesday, December 2, 1964 @ 0205
SAINT FERGUS (1964-1981 General cargo coaster 128 feet long of J & A Gardner, Glasgow) Own Page

SAINT FERGUS arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with a cargo of scrap metal from Belfast

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage306
Master of vessel on arrivalW McCraeDeadweght Tonnage439
Draught aft on arrival10' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Saturday, November 28, 1964 @ 0710
RACE FISHER (General cargo coaster of James Fisher Ltd., Barrow) Own Page

RACE FISHER arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with containers from Larne

Arrived fromLarne (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryBarrow (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Master of vessel on arrivalM Hollywood
Cargo carried on arrivalContainers

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Saturday, November 28, 1964 @ 1745
GLENCLOY (1930-1966 Clyde Puffer lighter 85 feet long of G & G Hamilton)) Own Page

Hamilton's Puffer GLENCLOY arrives at Ardrossan from Tobermory to load bagged Malt for Islay

Arrived fromTobermory (Isle of Mull, Western Isles of Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage120
Master of vessel on arrivalJ McGuire
Draught aft on arrival8' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Thursday, August 6, 1964 @ 2040
ALBERT WILLEM (1954-1966 General cargo coaster 170 feet (51.9 meters) of N.V. Agence Maritime John B. Vets & Co., Antwerp, Belgium Owner: N.V. Motorschip Westland, Rotterdam, Netherlands Own Page

ALBERT WILLEM arrives in Glasgow with 593 tons of Wheat from Fecamp, France

Arrived fromFecamp (France)Port of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)
Arrived in berth5 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)Net Tonnage209
Sailing forSwansea (Wales, U.K.) Gross Tonnage428
Sailed from berth5 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)Deadweght Tonnage647
Draught forward on arrival10' 07"
Draught aft on arrival12' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalWheat 593 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 7th August
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1450 on 11th August
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentJ S Braid, Glasgow

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Sunday, October 18, 1964 @ 1215
CLAN FERGUSSON (1961-1965 General cargo ship 496 feet long of Clan Line / Cayzer Irvine, Glasgow) Own Page

CLAN FERGUSSON arrives at Glasgow to unload then load for Eastern Ports via Birkenhead

Arrived fromPort Elizabeth (South Africa) via ManchesterPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Gross Tonnage9,242
Sailing forPort Said, Suez, Aqaba, Aden, Cochin and Colombo via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Draught forward on arrival11' 09"
Draught aft on arrival16' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 578 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 19th October
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1200 on 22nd October
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 20th October
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,000 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1500 on 23rd October
Draught forward on sailing13' 00"
Draught aft on sailing16' 10"
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050

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Friday, May 31, 1957 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
Own Page

Vessels in Port of Swansea on 31 May 1957

Swansea 31 May 1957

 Vessels in Port

Courtesy Keith Driver, Swansea.

 

ALIGNITY in Queen’s Dock, Swansea

ANCHISES in Palmer’s Dry Dock, Swansea

APOLLO in Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea

ASTRO in King’s Dock, Swansea

ATT-S in Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea

BALLYGARVEY in King’s Dock, Swansea

BANNPRIDE in King’s Dock, Swansea

BOLBEC in King’s Dock, Swansea

BRITISH SPLENDOUR in King’s Dock, Swansea

BRORA in South Dock, Swansea

CORINTHIAN in King’s Dock, Swansea

DANAE in Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea

HAVNY Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea

KATE in King’s Dock, Swansea

LADY SONIA in King’s Dock, Swansea

MARIA ALTHOFF in King’s Dock, Swansea

PETERTOWN in King’s Dock, Swansea

PINEMORE in King’s Dock, Swansea

PORT DUNEDIN in King’s Dock, Swansea

ROSEWOOD in Queen’s Dock, Swansea

SUNOAK in King’s Dock, Swansea     

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Sunday, November 29, 1964 @ 0220
WIRRAL COAST (1962-1973 General cargo coaster of Coast Lines, Liverpool : 1985 wrecked off Lebanon) Own Page

WIRRAL COAST arrives in Ardrossan Harbour with trailers from Larne

Arrived fromLarne (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth2a Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage881
Master of vessel on arrivalR G Jones
Draught aft on arrival10' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalTrailers
Ships agentNorthern Ireland Trailers, Ardrossan

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Sunday, November 29, 1964 @ 0455
EILEEN M ( 1938- 1966 coastal oil products tanker of Metcalf Motor Coasters, Liverpool) Own Page

Metcalf's coastal tanker EILEEN M arrives at Ardrossan from Douglas to load Gas Oil for Ardrishaig

Arrived fromDouglas (Isle of Man)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth1a Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage133
Master of vessel on arrivalJ ScanlanGross Tonnage323
Draught aft on arrival11' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Friday, October 1, 1954 @ 1000
Own Page

October 1954 information and fares for passengers on Anchor Line's cargo ships from USA to UK

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Monday, January 9, 1967 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
DALESMAN (1961-1979 General cargo liner of Charente Steamship / T & J Harrison Line, Liverpool) Own Page

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

Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)

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Thursday, December 24, 1964 @ 0750
SKODVIK (1962-1965 Coastal Oil tanker 256 feet long of A/S Lemkuhl, Oslo :1983 Broken up at Landskrona, Sweden) Own Page

A/S Lemkuhl coastal tanker SKODVIK arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with a cargo of fuel oil

Arrived fromEastham (River Mersey, England, U.K.)Port of RegistryOslo (Norway)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage587
Master of vessel on arrivalK Melaa
Draught aft on arrival16' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalFuel oil
Ships agentT L Duff & Company, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Tel 29 and 40

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Thursday, December 24, 1964 @ 1510
VESTVARD (1955-1967 Oil products tanker 555 feet long of Kloster Rederi A/S ( Lauritz Kloster Oslo as manager ) Oslo Norway : 1968 scuttled in Caribbean Sea) Own Page

Kloster's Tanker VESTVARD arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with Fuel Oil from Thameshaven

Arrived fromThameshavenPort of RegistryOslo (Norway)
Arrived in berth12 Ocean Tanker Berth, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage6,879
Master of vessel on arrivalA LaaneGross Tonnage11,916
Draught aft on arrival25' 03"Deadweght Tonnage18,178
Cargo carried on arrivalFuel oil
Ships agentT L Duff & Company, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Tel 29 and 40

   About 1430 Ardrossan tug SEAWAY and Steel

 & Bennie tug CHIEFTAIN (Master D McLaughlin)

 met the Norwegian tanker VESTVARD at the Roadstead,

about 2 miles off Ardrossan Harbour and connected their towlines, SEAWAY at the tanker’s bow and CHIEFTAIN

at the tanker’s stern.

   Both tugs then towed VESTVARD from the

Roadstead and through the Harbour entrance and

berthed her at berth 12 Ocean Tanker Berth, where

 she would discharge her cargo of Fuel Oil through

pipelines to the nearby Shell Oil Refinery at

North Crescent Road, Ardrossan.

   On being released by the Pilot at 1525, tug SEAWAY

returned to her berth in Ardrossan and CHIEFTAIN

left Ardrossan to return the 30 miles to her base

at Greenock.

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Monday, October 28, 1963 @ 1245
GILLIAN EVERARD (1963-1984 General cargo coaster 244 feet long of F T Everard, London) Own Page

GILLIAN EVERARD arrives in Rothesay Dock, Clydebank with 2,524 tons of Clinker from London

Arrived fromLondon (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth2 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage1,598
Sailing forSwansea (Wales, U.K.) Deadweght Tonnage2,635
Sailed from berth2 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival16' 04"
Draught aft on arrival18' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalClinker 2,524 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1300 on 28th October
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJ F Wilson, 24 Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 2345
Completed discharge of inward cargo1330 on 31st October
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing6' 01"
Draught aft on sailing13' 00"
Vessel bunkeredAt berth 5 Rothesay Dock on 30th October bunkered 47.75 tons of fuel oil

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Tuesday, October 22, 1963 @ 0755
GEORGINA V EVERARD ( 1955-1978 General cargo coaster 306 feet long of F T Everard, London : 1985 scrapped in Greece) Own Page

GEORGINA V EVERARD arrives at Rothesay Dock, Clydebank with Clinker from London

Arrived fromLondon (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth5 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head north)Net Tonnage1,218
Sailing forSwansea (Wales, U.K.) Gross Tonnage2,535
Sailed from berth2 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head north)Deadweght Tonnage3,297
Draught forward on arrival17' 03"
Draught aft on arrival19' 09"
Cargo carried on arrivalClinker 3,061 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1300 on 22nd October
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJ F Wilson, 24 Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 2345
Completed discharge of inward cargo1545 on 25th October
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing6' 06"
Draught aft on sailing15' 00"
Vessel bunkeredAt berth 5 Rothesay Dock on 22nd October bunkered 76.66 tons of fuel oil

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Thursday, May 1, 1941 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
Own Page

1941 Map of Paisley Harbour, on the River "White Cart," Scotland, U.K.

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Sunday, July 26, 1959 @ 0715
ROMNEY (1952-1978 General cargo ship 472 feet long of Lamport & Holt Line, Liverpool :1978 Scrapped) Own Page

Lamport & Holt's ROMNEY arrives in Glasgow with general cargo from Santos (Brasil) via Liverpool

Arrived fromSantos via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Arrived in berth21 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east and bow 8 blinds from top of dock)Gross Tonnage8,237
Sailing forBuenos Aires (Argentina) via Liverpool
Sailed from berth20 / 21 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east and stem 3 1/2 blinds into 21)
Draught forward on arrival19' 10"
Draught aft on arrival23' 11"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 3,131 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 26th July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1900 on 29th July
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 29th July
Outward cargoGeneral cargo outwards and part of the same inward general cargo
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo1915 on 29th July
Draught forward on sailing12' 06"
Draught aft on sailing19' 05"
Ships agentPatrick Henderson & Co., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CENtral 9467

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Friday, February 3, 1967 @ 1605
CLAN MACNAB (1961-1980 General cargo ship 506 feet long of Clan Line / Cayzer Irvine, London : 1984 scrapped) Own Page

CLAN MACNAB docks in No.2 dock at Elderslie, Glasgow

Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Net Tonnage4,994
Gross Tonnage9,169

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Wednesday, January 25, 1967 @ 2310
ALICE BOWATER (1959-1969 General cargo ship 325 feet long of Bowater Steamship Company, London : 1984 scrapped at Bizerta after catching fire) Own Page

ALICE BOWATER docks in No.2 dock at Elderslie, Glasgow

Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)

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Tuesday, January 24, 1967 @ 0905
CHAKDARA (1951-1972 General cargo ship 465 feet long of British India Steam Navigation Company, London) Own Page

CHAKDARA docks in No.3 dock at Elderslie, Glasgow for a second docking

Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Net Tonnage4,027
Gross Tonnage7,132

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Monday, January 23, 1967 @ 1055
CLAN RANALD (1964-1976 General cargo ship 482 feet long of Cayzer Irvine / Clan Line, Glasgow) Own Page

CLAN RANALD docks in No. 2 dock at Elderslie, Glasgow

Port of RegistryGlasgow (UK)
Net Tonnage4,272
Gross Tonnage7,955

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Monday, January 16, 1967 @ 1510
H.M.S. INTREPID (1967-1999 Fearless class Assault ship 520 feet long of Royal Navy, London : scrapped in 2008) Own Page

H.M.S. INTREPID docks in No. 2 dock at Elderslie, Glasgow

Ships agentJohn Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering, Clydebank, GlasgowPort of RegistryAdmiralty, London
Gross Tonnage12,120

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Monday, January 16, 1967 @ 0135
CLAN FINLAY (1962-1968 General cargo liner 497 feet long 16 knots of Clan Line, Glasgow) Own Page

CLAN FINLAY docks in No. 3 dock at Elderslie, Glasgow

Port of RegistryGlasgow
Gross Tonnage9,292

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Thursday, January 12, 1967 @ 1305
CLAN MACILWRAITH ( 1960 - 1979 Cargo liner 494 feet long of Clan Line Steamers, Glasgow) Own Page

CLAN MACILWRAITH docks in No. 3 dock at Elderslie, Glasgow

Port of RegistryGlasgow

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Sunday, March 22, 1964 @ 0800
CUMBERLAND (1948-1973 Refrigerated general cargo liner 561 feet long of Federal Steam Navigation, London : 1976 scrapped in Taiwan) Own Page

Federal Steam's cargo ship CUMBERLAND arrives in Glasgow from Auckland via New York

Arrived fromAuckland (New Zealand) via New York (USA)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth6 / 6A King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Net Tonnage5,658
Sailing forLiverpool (England, U.K.)Gross Tonnage11,281
Sailed from berth6 / 6A King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Deadweght Tonnage14,800
Draught forward on arrival25' 06"
Draught aft on arrival29' 08"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 5,089 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 22nd March
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1945 on 1st April
Outward cargoPart same inward general cargo
Draught forward on sailing18' 06"
Draught aft on sailing24' 00"
Engine trialsFrom 0730 to 0800 hours on 2nd April

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Sunday, December 22, 1963 @ 0455
PELEUS ( 1949 - 1972 General cargo / passenger liner 516 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's PELEUS arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to unload and load for Eastern Ports

Arrived fromColombo via Liverpool and DublinPort of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth3 / 4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage10,093
Sailing forSingapore via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth3 / 4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival17' 04"
Draught aft on arrival20' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 22nd December
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1700 on 26th December
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 24th December
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 700 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1600 on 27th December
Draught forward on sailing16' 09"
Draught aft on sailing20' 04"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

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Saturday, October 15, 1960 @ 2000
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)

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Tuesday, June 1, 1965 @ 1000
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1965 Recruiting Poster for the U.S. Navy

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Tuesday, November 1, 1955 @ 1000
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1955 Advert by Ellerman & Bucknall Line for their services from Australian Ports

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Friday, September 25, 1925 @ 0950
CALEDONIA (1925-1939 Passenger liner 553 feet long of Anchor Line, Glasgow - see also H.M.S. SCOTSTOUN) Own Page

Invitation to the Trial Trip of Anchor Line's new ship CALEDONIA at Tail-of-the-Bank, Greenock

Port of RegistryGlasgow

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Monday, December 22, 1969 @ 1000
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1969 Advertisment by Westcott & Laurance Line for their cargo sailings linking Lebanon and London

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Thursday, August 30, 1962 @ 0220
CITADEL (1950-1971 General cargo coaster 138 feet 45 metres long of Carebeka N.V./ Owner Rijkent Huizenga, Groningen, Netherlands : 1978 scrapped in Antwerp) Own Page

Carebeka coaster CITADEL arrives in Glasgow with 300 tons of Chocolate Crumb from Waterford

Arrived fromWaterford (County Waterford, Ireland)Port of RegistryGroningen (Netherlands)
Arrived in berth61 / 63 Mavisbank Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)Reg Tonnage241
Sailing forWaterford (County Waterford, Ireland)Gross Tonnage369
Sailed from berth61 / 63 Mavisbank Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)Deadweght Tonnage460
Draught forward on arrival8' 10"
Draught aft on arrival9' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalChocolate crumb 300 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1300 on 3rd September
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo0930 on 4th September
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing3' 07"
Draught aft on sailing5' 00"
Ships agentClyde Shipping Company Ltd., 78 Carlton Place, Glasgow, C.5. Telephone SOUth 2181

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Thursday, December 31, 1964 @ 1535
PRASE ( 1938 - ? General cargo coaster of Wm Robertson's Gem Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Gem Line coaster PRASE arrives in Ardrossan Harbour with a cargo of scrap metal from Belfast

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage374
Master of vessel on arrivalW Adair
Draught aft on arrival11' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Monday, September 3, 1962 @ 0355
DUNKYLE (1957-1973 Ore carrier 505 feet long of St Andrews Shipping Co. Ltd. - J. & J. Denholm (Management) Ltd., GreenockĀ : Scrapped in 1979) Own Page

Ore carrier DUNKYLE arrives at General Terminus Quay, Glasgow with Iron Ore from Seven Islands

Arrived fromSeven Islands (Canada) .. Pilot Perry and 3 Clyde Shipping Company tugsPort of RegistryLondon (UK)
Arrived in berthGeneral Terminus Quay, Glasgow Net Tonnage4,494
Sailing forLa Goulette (Tunis, Tunisia) Gross Tonnage10,687
Sailed from berthTerminus Quay, Glasgow ... Pilot Taylor with 2 Steel & Bennie tugs, canted inside Prince's DockDeadweght Tonnage14,300
Draught forward on arrival27' 06"
Draught aft on arrival27' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalIron Ore 13,104 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0600 on 3rd September
Stevedore discharging inward cargoColvilles Ltd.
Completed discharge of inward cargo2100 on 3rd September
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing18' 09"
Draught aft on sailing20' 02"
Vessel bunkered4th September bunkered 197 tons of fuel oil from oiler INVERTEST

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Friday, December 25, 1964 @ 1205
DIEVERTJE (1957-1961 and then 1964-1971 General cargo coaster 59.39m long of Carebeka N.V., Groningen, Netherlands / Hendrik Damhof, Delfzijl) Own Page

Carebeka's DIEVERTJE arrives in Ardrossan Harbour with a cargo of Barrels from Cadiz (Spain)

Arrived fromCadiz (Spain)Port of RegistryDelfzijl (Netherlands)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage225
Master of vessel on arrivalA J HaismanGross Tonnage498
Draught aft on arrival10' 00"Deadweght Tonnage889
Cargo carried on arrivalBarrels
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Tuesday, August 28, 1962 @ 2230
BHAMO (1957-1967 General cargo ship 470 feet long of Patrick Henderson / 1967 transferred to Guinea Gulf Line : 1979 scrapped) Own Page

Henderson Line's BHAMO arrives at Glasgow to load general cargo for Rangoon via Liverpool

Arrived fromMiddlesbrough (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth33 Springfield Quay, Glasgow (with her head west and bow approximately 6 pawls into Terminus Quay)Gross Tonnage5,932
Sailing forRangoon via Liverpool
Sailed from berth29 / 31 Springfield Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival11' 06"
Draught aft on arrival18' 04"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 20th September
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 250 or 300 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co. Ltd., Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Completed loading outward cargo1445 on 26th September
Draught forward on sailing12' 01"
Draught aft on sailing18' 10"
Ships agentPatrick Henderson & Co., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CENtral 9467

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Monday, August 27, 1962 @ 1010
KOYAN (1952-1966 General cargo ship 455 feet long of British & Burmese Steam Navigation / Patrick Henderson / 1964 - 1966 Elder Dempster, Liverpool : 1978 scrapped) Own Page

Henderson's KOYAN at Springfield Quay, Glasgow to load general cargo and 2 heavy lifts

Arrived fromLondon (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth29 / 31 Springfield Quay, Glasgow (assisted by 2 Steel & Bennie tugs)Net Tonnage3,193
Sailing forBombay via BirkenheadGross Tonnage5,537
Sailed from berth29 / 31 Springfield Quay, Glasgow (assisted by 2 Steel & Bennie tugs)Deadweght Tonnage9,300
Draught forward on arrival12' 00"
Draught aft on arrival16' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo1015 on 27th August
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 2,500 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co. Ltd., Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Heavy lifts loaded28 August loaded 1 X 16 1/2 tons per road and NEWSHOT and 1 X 25 1/2 tons by rail and NEWSHOT
Completed loading outward cargo1735 on 3rd September
Draught forward on sailing13' 08"
Draught aft on sailing17' 07"
Ships agentJohn G Borland & Peat Ltd., 200 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 3651

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Monday, March 26, 1956 @ 1000
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1956 Advert by A/B Transmarin, Helsingborg for their service to Mediterranean Ports

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Wednesday, December 23, 1964 @ 2120
SPARTAN (1946-1961 steam Clyde "puffer" / Re-engined 1961-1980 as motor coaster of J & J Hay Ltd / Glenlight Shipping Company : 1980- Static exhibit at Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine) Own Page

Clyde puffer SPARTAN arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load Bagged Malt for Port Ellen, Isle of Islay

Arrived fromBowling (River Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth2 Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Master of vessel on arrivalD Craig
Draught aft on arrival8' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Sunday, December 20, 1964 @ 1715
KETTY DANIELSEN (1963-1970 General cargo ship 81m long of Rederiet Otto Danielsen, Copenhagen, Denmark : 1995 Scrapped at Genoa, Italy) Own Page

KETTY DANIELSEN arrives in Ardrossan Harbour to load Steel Coils for Bilbao (Spain)

Arrived fromCork (Ireland)Port of RegistryKobenhaven (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Arrived in berth2 Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage710
Master of vessel on arrivalHyllegaardGross Tonnage1,437
Draught aft on arrival11' 00"Deadweght Tonnage2,057
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentGeneral Freight, Ardrossan Harbour

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Thursday, December 10, 1964 @ 2145
ADMIRAL NELSON (1949-1969 General cargo coaster 4.48m of G. de Ruiter's Kustvaart- en Rederijbedrijf (K. de Ruiter), Scheveningen / Gerrit de Ruiter, Scheveningen Own Page

Coaster ADMIRAL NELSON arrives in Ardrossan Harbour to load Asphalt Blocks for Arklow (Ireland)

Arrived fromGlasgowPort of RegistryScheveningen (Netherlands)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage178
Master of vessel on arrivalA Van Der ZwanGross Tonnage365
Draught aft on arrival6' 06"Deadweght Tonnage425
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentJ S Braid, Glasgow

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Thursday, December 10, 1964 @ 0045
EDISON (1956-1973 General cargo coaster 56.74 metres long of E. Wagenborg's Scheepvaart, Delfzijl) Own Page

Wagonborg coaster EDISON arrives in Ardrossan Harbour to load Steel for Cadiz (Spain)

Arrived fromPort Talbot (Wales, U.K.) Port of RegistryDelfzyl (pronounced Delf-zell) Netherlands
Arrived in berth2 Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage324
Master of vessel on arrivalJ TuikGross Tonnage498
Draught aft on arrival9' 00"Deadweght Tonnage788
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)

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Friday, November 27, 1964 @ 1920
ALSTERKAMP (1957- General cargo coaster) Own Page

German coaster ALSTERKAMP arrives in Ardrossan Harbour to load Steel Coils for Bilbao (Spain)

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryHamburg (Germany)
Arrived in berth2 Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage619
Master of vessel on arrivalSitekGross Tonnage974
Draught aft on arrival10' 00"Deadweght Tonnage1,587
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentGeneral Freight, Ardrossan Harbour

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Sunday, March 15, 1964 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
CRETAN (Clyde puffer of J Hay & Sons, Glasgow Own Page

Clyde Puffer CRETAN in 1964

Port of RegistryGlasgow
Reg Tonnage35

Billy Fullarton writes :

   Purchased this photograph at the Ship Show

in Greenock.

   On the back is written “Puffer CRETAN on the

outside and inside is Puffer INCA” and date 1964

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Sunday, March 15, 1964 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
FRAGUM (1952-1964 Coastal oil tanker 332 feet long of Shell Tankers, London :1976 scrapped at Hong Kong) Own Page

Shell U.K. coastal tanker FRAGUM

Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Reg Tonnage1,280

Billy Fullarton writes :

   I bought this photograph at the Ship Show

in Greenock last year.

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

that I often saw at Stanlow, Heysham and

Ardrossan.   There is no date on the photo.


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Monday, August 10, 2015 @ 1300
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Postcard bought in Gibraltar in 2015

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Sunday, March 15, 1964 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
THUNDERER (1958-1973 Tug 114 feet long of Steel & Bennie, Greenock) Own Page

Steel & Bennie tug THUNDERER passing Dumbarton Rock, Firth of Clyde

Port of RegistryGlasgow
Gross Tonnage208

Billy Fullarton writes :

   I purchased this photograph at the Ship Show

in Greenock last year.

   It's the Steel & Bennie tug THUNDERER passing

Dumbarton Rock in the River Clyde.   The Esso oil

tanks at Dunglass, Bowling, can be seen on the

right side.   There is no date shown.


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Monday, July 20, 1964 @ 1700
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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Canadian Pacific's EMPRESS OF CANADA passing Cloch Lighthouse, Firth of Clyde

Courtesy Billy Fullarton from his collection

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Sunday, June 1, 1975 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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What coaster is this leaving Ardrossan, Scotland in 1970's / 1980s ?

Ship's locationArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)

Billy Fullarton writes :

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

Harbour, Scotland.   Can anyone name this coaster. ?

 

   I think her name ends in SOUND.

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Thursday, July 1, 1954 @ 1000
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July 1954 Sailing Notice for Moss Hutchison Line services from Glasgow

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Tuesday, September 1, 1959 @ 1000
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1959 Brochure of Steel & Bennie Tug Owners, Glasgow

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Monday, January 13, 1964 @ 0915
SOUTH AFRICA STAR (1948 to 1967 General cargo ship 492 feet long of Blue Star Line, London : 1967 scrapped in Japan)) Own Page

Blue Star's SOUTH AFRICA STAR arrives at Glasgow to unload then load for Australia

Arrived fromBrisbane (Australia) via LondonPort of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Sailing forBrisbane (Australia) via Stobcross Crane ( Glasgow) and Liverpool
Sailed from berth2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival10' 09"
Draught aft on arrival17' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 45 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1030 on 13th January
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1700 on 13th January
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 14th January
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1865 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Heavy lifts loaded16th January loaded 2 X 40 ton lifts from Floating Crane NEWSHOT
Completed loading outward cargo1830 on 17th January
Draught forward on sailing13' 06"
Draught aft on sailing20' 00"
Ships agentJ S Nowery & Co., Ltd., 93 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 5133

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Wednesday, January 8, 1964 @ 0710
MENELAUS ( 1957 - 1972 cargo liner 495 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's MENELAUS arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow from Kobe via Liverpool

Arrived fromKobe (Japan) via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Sailing forLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Sailed from berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival14' 06"
Draught aft on arrival21' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 756 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 8th January
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1530 on 12th January
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing14' 08"
Draught aft on sailing19' 09"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

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Saturday, January 18, 1964 @ 1430
CLAN MACNAB (1961-1980 General cargo ship 506 feet long of Clan Line / Cayzer Irvine, London : 1984 scrapped) Own Page

CLAN MACNAB arrives in Glasgow to load general cargo and 1 heavy lift for African Ports

Arrived fromLiverpool (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head north)Net Tonnage4,994
Sailing forDurban and Lourenco Marques via BirkenheadGross Tonnage9,169
Sailed from berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head north)
Draught forward on arrival9' 03"
Draught aft on arrival16' 09"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 19th January
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 700 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Heavy lifts loaded22nd January loaded 1 X 40 ton boiler from floating crane NEWSHOT
Completed loading outward cargo1200 on 23rd January. Dockers in Port were on strike from 0930 20th until 0800 22nd January
Draught forward on sailing10' 03"
Draught aft on sailing17' 07"
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050

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Tuesday, August 17, 1937 @ 1200
TUSCANIA (1922-1939 Passenger / cargo liner of Anchor Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Lunch Menu on Anchor Line's TUSCANIA "Sunlands Cruise" 17th August 1937

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

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Saturday, August 24, 1935 @ 1945
LAIRDSHEATHER (1922-1937 General cargo coaster 190 feet long of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow : 1937 scrapped in Barrow in Furness, England) Own Page

Burns & Laird's coaster LAIRDSHEATHER leaves Liverpool for Belfast

Vessel MasterJohn CameronPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Net Tonnage215
Gross Tonnage515

 

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Tuesday, June 14, 1938 @ 1000
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1938 Advert by Ellerman's Wilson Line for their service from Hull to Mediterranean Ports

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Saturday, January 15, 1938 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1938 Advert by Ellerman Lines for Papayanni and Westcott & Laurance services to the Mediterranean

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Friday, March 12, 1937 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1937 Advert by City and Hall Lines for Eastward Voyages from U.K. to Eastern Ports

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Thursday, April 9, 1964 @ 1120
SZCZECIN (1954- General cargo ship 338 feet long of Polish Steamship Company, Szczecin)) Own Page

Polish ship SZCZECIN arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow with pig iron from Szczecin, Poland

Arrived fromSzczecin (Poland)Port of RegistrySzczecin (Poland)
Arrived in berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Gross Tonnage3,818
Sailing forAntwerp (Belgium)
Sailed from berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Draught forward on arrival21' 00"
Draught aft on arrival23' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalPig Iron 4,000 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1300 on 9th April
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co .Ltd.,, Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Completed discharge of inward cargo1100 on 15th April
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing11' 01"
Draught aft on sailing14' 07"
Ships agentCory Brothers, Glasgow

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Tuesday, April 7, 1964 @ 2130
PACIFIC NORTHWEST (1954-1971 General and refrigerated cargo liner 501 feet long of Furness Withy & Co. Ltd., London : Scrapped 1974) Own Page

Furness Withy's PACIFIC NORTHWEST arrives at Glasgow from Vancouver via London

Arrived fromVancouver via LondonPort of RegistryLondon (U.K.)
Arrived in berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Net Tonnage5,529
Sailing forLiverpool (England, U.K.)Gross Tonnage9,442
Sailed from berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Deadweght Tonnage11,410
Draught forward on arrival23' 00"
Draught aft on arrival25' 09"
Cargo carried on arrival1,809 tons of general cargo and barley
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 8th April
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1845 on 12th April
Outward cargoPart same inward general cargo
Draught forward on sailing18' 10"
Draught aft on sailing21' 06"
Ships agentFurness Withy & Co. Ltd., 19 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone CENtral 8193

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Thursday, April 1, 1954 @ 1000
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April 1954 Sailing Notice for Clan Line sailings from U.K.

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

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Monday, May 30, 1938 @ 1800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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Bibby Line's STAFFORDSHIRE and YORKSHIRE on 30 May 1938

STAFFORDSHIRE

On passage from Liverpool for Rangoon

Left Colombo 31 May 1938

 

YORKSHIRE

On passage from Rangoon for London

Left Gibraltar 30 May 1938

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Sunday, October 23, 1955 @ 1000
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1955 Advert by Grimsby / Norway Line "Nordenfjeldske Steamship Services"

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Monday, May 1, 1961 @ 1000
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1961 Advertisment by Glen & Co Ltd, Glasgow for their services to Gothenburg, Malmo and Landskrona

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Friday, March 1, 1957 @ 1000
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March 1957 sailing notice for Elder Dempster services from U.K. and Continent to West Africa

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Wednesday, June 25, 1958 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
NEEDLES (1958-1960 Ore Carrier of Clyde Shipping Company, Glasgow : 1973 scrapped) Own Page

Clyde Shipping's ore carrier NEEDLES contacts lock wall and entrance of Port Talbot

Ship's locationPort Talbot (Wales, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Vessel MasterP McMillanGross Tonnage6,859

  Report by Master of NEEDLES to Clyde Shipping

Company, Glasgow describing NEEDLES coming

into contact with the Lock Wall and Entrance

to Port Talbot.

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Thursday, March 21, 1957 @ 1600
EDINBURGH CASTLE (1947-1976 Passenger liner of Union Castle Line, London) Own Page

Union Castle's EDINBURGH CASTLE leaves Southampton for Las Palmas and South Africa

Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Gross Tonnage28,700

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Thursday, March 21, 1957 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
BARTON GRANGE (1949-1958 General cargo ship of Houlder Brothers, London) Own Page

Houlder Brothers BARTON GRANGE leaves Newport for Montevideo, Buenos Aires and Rosario

Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Gross Tonnage7,201

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Saturday, August 1, 1964 @ 2345
KIRTONDYKE (1957-1975 General cargo coaster 65.4m 215 feet long of Klondyke Shipping Co. Ltd., Hull : 1988 scrapped at Split, Yugoslavia) Own Page

Klondyke Shipping's coaster KIRTONDYKE arrives in Glasgow with machinery from Antwerp

Arrived fromAntwerp (Belgium)Port of RegistryHull (England)
Arrived in berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head north)Gross Tonnage959
Sailing forStobcross Crane, GlasgowDeadweght Tonnage1,259
Sailed from berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head north)
Draught forward on arrival8' 06"
Draught aft on arrival12' 02"
Cargo carried on arrivalMachinery 422 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 3rd August
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1115 on 4th August
Outward cargoPart same inward cargo
Draught forward on sailing6' 06"
Draught aft on sailing11' 04"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

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Friday, July 24, 1964 @ 2300
ASPHALION (1963-1966 General cargo ship 487 feet long of China Mutual Steam Navigation Company / Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's ASPHALION arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to unload and load for Eastern Ports

Arrived fromSingapore via NewportPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)
Arrived in berth6 / 6A King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Net Tonnage4,127
Sailing forSingapore via BirkenheadGross Tonnage7,629
Sailed from berth1 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Deadweght Tonnage9,340
Draught forward on arrival15 00"
Draught aft on arrival18' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 607 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 25th July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1840 on 29th July
Commened loading outward cargo0900 on 29th July
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 555 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo2030 on 30th July
Draught forward on sailing14' 00"
Draught aft on sailing19' 02"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

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Thursday, July 23, 1964 @ 1345
CLAN MACIVER ( 1958 - 1979 General cargo liner 503 feet long of Clan Line, London) Own Page

CLAN MACIVER arrives in Glasgow to unload and load general cargo and 1 lift for Eastern Ports

Arrived fromChittagong via LiverpoolPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage7,105
Sailing forCalcutta via NewportDeadweght Tonnage9,937
Sailed from berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival10' 01"
Draught aft on arrival18' 11"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 533 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1730 on 23rd July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 24th July
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 850 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1615 on 29th July
Draught forward on sailing10' 08"
Draught aft on sailing18' 08"
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050

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Wednesday, December 10, 1924 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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Christmas 1924 edition of "The Red Anchor" Staff Magazine of Anchor Line of Glasgow

Courtesy of University of Glasgow

Anchor Line Special Collection

UGD/255/1/32/8

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Monday, July 14, 1958 @ 1000
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1958 Advertisment for Compagnie Maritime Belge and Compagnie Maritime Congolaise

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Thursday, January 24, 1935 @ 0225
KILKENNY (British & Irish Line) Own Page

British & Irish KILKENNY in 1935

British & Irish KILKENNY in 1935

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

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Wednesday, January 23, 1935 @ 0009
LAIRDSHEATHER (1922-1937 General cargo coaster 190 feet long of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow : 1937 scrapped in Barrow in Furness, England) Own Page

Burns & Lairds LAIRDSHEATHER leaves Ayr with 157 tons of general cargo for Belfast

Vessel MasterMcCorkindalePort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Sailing forBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Net Tonnage215
Sailed from berthAyrGross Tonnage515
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 157 tons
Draught forward on sailing9' 07"
Draught aft on sailing12' 11"
Ships agentBurns & Laird Lines, The Harbour, Ayr

News Event

Thursday, June 30, 1960 @ 1045
CLANITY ((1956 -1969 A Coastal and Harbour oiler 171 feet long of F T Everard, London) Own Page

Oiler CLANITY arrives at Strick's FARSISTAN at Meadowside Quay, Glasgow to bunker her with fuel oil

Arrived fromEsso Oil Depot, Dunglass, Bowling ( River Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Arrived in berth4 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (alongside Strick's FARSISTAN)Net Tonnage224
Cargo carried on arrivalFuel oilGross Tonnage495

News Event

Monday, October 29, 2018 @ 0907
Own Page

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

 

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

     I was with Brocklebank’s and sometimes called at

Gan Island in the Indian Ocean to discharge stores for

the RAF overside to landing craft in the lagoon.

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

which carried a small naval tug from Trincomali in

Ceylon to Gan, around late 1960s.

   Anyone know about this ?

    J.S., (Wallasey)

 

News Event

Thursday, June 30, 1960 @ 0545
CALGARIA (1956-1963 General cargo liner 495 feet long of Donaldson Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Donaldson Line's CALGARIA arrives at Meadowside Quay, Glasgow with grain and general cargo

Arrived fromMontreal (Canada) via Prince's Dock (Glasgow)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth2 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow Gross Tonnage8,418
Draught forward on arrival18' 05"
Draught aft on arrival24' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGrain and General cargo
Ships agentDonaldson Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1, Tel CENtral 3901

News Event

Thursday, June 30, 1960 @ 0450
ETROG (1950-1961 General cargo ship of Zim Israel Lines, Haifa : 1973 Wrecked in Mediterranean) Own Page

Zim Israel's ETROG arrives at Merklands Quay, Glasgow with general cargo from Cadiz (Spain)

Arrived fromCadiz (Spain)Port of RegistryHaifa (Israel)
Arrived in berthMerklands Quay, GlasgowGross Tonnage1,901
Draught forward on arrival15' 04"
Draught aft on arrival16' 11"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo

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Wednesday, June 29, 1960 @ 1900
SNEATON (1947-1967 Tramp General cargo "Liberty type" ship 442 feet long of Headlam & Sons, Whitby : 1967 scrapped at Shanghai) Own Page

Headlam's cargo ship SNEATON shifted ahead from berth 2 to berth 1 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow

Ship's locationMeadowside Quay, GlasgowPort of RegistryWhitby, England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage7,293

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Wednesday, June 29, 1960 @ 0550
ROYAL ULSTERMAN (1936-1968 Passenger and cargo ship 339 feet long of Burns and Laird, Glasgow : 1973 Scrapped in Greece) Own Page

ROYAL ULSTERMAN from Belfast calls at Merklands Quay, Glasgow and lands cattle to the Lairage

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryBelfast (Northern Ireland, UK)
Arrived in berthMerklands Quay, GlasgowNet Tonnage1,449
Cargo carried on arrivalPassengers and cattleGross Tonnage3,288
Ships agentBurns & Laird Lines Ltd, 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 9650Deadweght Tonnage854

News Event

Thursday, September 8, 1960 @ 1420
CYMRIC (1953-1973 Refrigerated cargo ship 512 feet long of Shaw Savill Line, London : 1975 scrapped) Own Page

Shaw Savill's CYMRIC arrives in Glasgow with general cargo from Auckland via London

Arrived fromAuckland via LondonPort of RegistrySouthampton (England)
Arrived in berthMerklands Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)
Sailing forLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Sailed from berthMerklands Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival19' 00"
Draught aft on arrival20' 08"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 587 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 9th September
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co .Ltd.,, Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Completed discharge of inward cargo1000 on 12th September
Outward cargoPart same inward general cargo
Draught forward on sailing21' 09"
Draught aft on sailing16' 00"
Ships agentPatrick Henderson & Co., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CENtral 9467

News Event

Friday, July 27, 1962 @ 2320
SIR ANDREW DUNCAN (1958-1967 Ore carrier 505 feet long of St Andrews Shipping / Denholm, Glasgow : 1967-1973 of British Steam Shipping, Greenock)) Own Page

Ore Carrier SIR ANDREW DUNCAN briefly berths for 2 hours in Rothesay Dock. Clydebank

Arrived fromGlasgowPort of RegistryGreenock (UK)
Arrived in berth17 / 18 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head west)Gross Tonnage10,687
Sailing forBirkenhead (England, U.K.)
Sailed from berth17 / 18 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival24' 08"
Draught aft on arrival25' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalPart cargo of Iron Ore
Outward cargoSame part cargo of Iron Ore
Draught forward on sailing24' 08"
Draught aft on sailing25' 06"

News Event

Saturday, May 5, 1962 @ 0900
ACTUALITY (1945-1963 General cargo coaster 211 feet long of F T Everard, London : 1963 sank off Hastings, England) Own Page

Everard's coaster ACTUALITY arrives in Rothesay Dock. Clydebank with Clinker from Drogheda

Arrived fromDrogheda (Ireland)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth1 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head south)
Sailing forPartington (on Manchester Ship Canal, England, U.K.)
Sailed from berth2 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival13' 10"
Draught aft on arrival14' 01"
Cargo carried on arrivalClinker 1,100 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1450 on 7th May
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJ F Wilson, 24 Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 2345
Completed discharge of inward cargo1420 on 8th May
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing5' 08"
Draught aft on sailing10' 08"

News Event

Monday, November 4, 1963 @ 0050
HECTOR (1950 - 1972 passenger/cargo liner 523 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool : 1972 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

Blue Funnel's HECTOR arrives in King George V Dock, Glasgow to discharge and load general cargo

Arrived fromMelbourne (Australia) via Prince's Dock (Glasgow)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Net Tonnage5,922
Sailing forAdelaide and Melbourne via LiverpoolGross Tonnage10,125
Sailed from berth2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Draught forward on arrival15' 09"
Draught aft on arrival20' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 92 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo4th November at 0800
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo4th November at 1545
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 4th November
Outward cargo2,200 tons of general cargo
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1530 on 7th November
Draught forward on sailing19' 10"
Draught aft on sailing23' 02"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

News Event

Wednesday, March 16, 1955 @ 1300
RENE PAUL (General cargo coaster 54.11m 176 feet long) Own Page

Coaster RENE PAUL carrying Grain from France waits in Queen's Dock, Glasgow for a berth to discharge

Arrived fromLa Pallice (France)Port of RegistryBelgium
Arrived in berth21 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)Net Tonnage284
Sailing forMeadowside Quay, GlasgowGross Tonnage545
Sailed from berth21 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)Deadweght Tonnage752
Draught forward on arrival12' 09"
Draught aft on arrival12' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalGrain 698 tons
Outward cargoSame cargo of Grain
Draught forward on sailing12' 09"
Draught aft on sailing12' 10"

News Event

Saturday, June 1, 1957 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
Own Page

Funnels (stacks) around 1957

News Event

Monday, May 30, 1955 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
Own Page

Clyde Puffer fleet of Ross & Marshall, Greenock on 30 May 1955

 

 MOONLIGHT discharging Coal at Portree (Isle of Skye).

   On completing discharge she would make for Kingston

Dock, Glasgow to load Animal Feeding Stuffs for

Belfast (account of R Cameron & Company)

 

 SEALIGHT at Greenock and moved to Queen’s Dock,

Glasgow and loaded 93 tons 14 cwts of Coal for Dunoon,

for account of the Engineer Manager of the Gas Works

 

 WARLIGHT at King George V Dock, Glasgow loading Bagged

Barley for Bruichladdich, Isle of Islay, for account of

Bruichladdich Distillery Company.

 

 RAYLIGHT finished discharging at Carbost, Loch Harport,

Bracadale (Isle of Skye) .and left for the Crinan Canal

  and for Bowling (River Clyde) where she would load

165 tons of Tar in drums for Sconser, Loch Sligachan

(Isle of Skye) for account of Scottish Tar Company.

 

POLARLIGHT on hire to the Northern Lighthouse Board,

Edinburgh.

 

LIMELIGHT at Custom House Quay, Glasgow discharging

Limestone from Glenarm, Northern Ireland, then shifted

to Queen’s Dock, Glasgow and loaded 90 tons 18 cwts

of Coal for Dunoon, for the account of J Lamont &

Company.

 

 STARLIGHT at Dalmuir, Clydebank, Glasgow awaiting

hire by Cable Ship IRIS, but the hire was later cancelled.

   STARLIGHT then went to Greenock and made repairs

while waiting for orders.

 

SKYLIGHT finished discharging Coal at Campbeltown

and waited there for orders until 1st June when she was

ordered to Furnace (Loch Fyne) to load 110 tons of

Crushed Granite for Custom House Quay, Glasgow, for

account of William Sim & Company.

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12 November 2018

 

TWEED, a 1959-built 112 foot water carrier of

Furness Withy, Port of Spain, Trinidad

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

    Looking at your list of ships I was surprised to see

TWEED of Furness Withy, a 112 foot water tanker at

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

   Anyone have information on this ship ?

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Can anyone name this British coaster ?

 

05 November 2018

Billy Fullarton writes :

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

HarbourScotland.   Can anyone name this coaster. ?

 

   I think her name ends in SOUND.

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British & Irish KILKENNY in 1935

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

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

     I was with Brocklebank’s and sometimes called at

Gan Island in the Indian Ocean to discharge stores for

the RAF overside to landing craft in the lagoon.

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

which carried a small naval tug from Trincomali in

Ceylon to Gan, around late 1960s.

   Anyone know about this ?

    J.S., (Wallasey)

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


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