Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

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Wednesday, October 3, 1956 @ 0405
ONITSHA (1952-1972 general cargo liner 416 feet long of Elder Dempster Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Elder Dempster's ONITSHA arrives in Glasgow to load General Cargo for Africa

Arrived fromLiverpool (England, UK)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth19 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (head west)
Sailing forFreetown (Sierra Leone) via Liverpool
Sailed from berth19 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (head west)
Draught forward on arrival8' 02"
Draught aft on arrival17' 02"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight ship - no cargo on board
Commened loading outward cargo3rd October
Outward cargo2,600 tons of general cargo
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo0945 on 11th October
Draught forward on sailing15' 04"
Draught aft on sailing20' 06"
Ships agentRoxburgh Colin Scott, Glasgow

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Monday, August 20, 1956 @ 2220
FLAMINIAN (1956-1974 General cargo ship 363 feet long of Ellerman & Papayanni Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Ellerman's FLAMINIAN arrives in Glasgow from Mediterranean with Esparto Grass and general cargo

Arrived fromMediterranean PortsPort of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Arrived in berth25 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (head east)Gross Tonnage3,100
Sailing forLiverpool (England, UK)
Sailed from berth25 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (head east)
Draught forward on arrival14' 07"
Draught aft on arrival16' 09"
Cargo carried on arrivalEsparto Grass and General cargo. Weighers W S Clark on quay
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 21st August
Stevedore discharging inward cargoSmith & Coggins
Completed discharge of inward cargo1030 on 24th August
Outward cargoPart general cargo inwards
Draught forward on sailing9' 06"
Draught aft on sailing14' 10"
Ships agentCity Line Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow C 2 (telephone 9971)

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Tuesday, August 7, 1956 @ 2400
RUTENFJELL (1953-1965 General cargo ship of A/S Rudolf Olsen Ugelstad, Norway :1981 Scrapped) Own Page

RUTENFJELL arrives in Glasgow to load cargo and passengers for the Great Lakes via Montreal

Arrived fromChicago via AntwerpPort of RegistryNorway
Arrived in berth83 Plantation Quay, Glasgow (head West, 1 blind in)Gross Tonnage2,060
Sailing forGreat Lakes of North America via Montreal
Sailed from berth83 Plantation Quay, Glasgow (head West, 1 blind in)
Draught forward on arrival10' 00"
Draught aft on arrival14' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo both inwards and outwards
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 8th August
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClutha Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo0930 on 8th August
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 8th August
Outward cargo350 tons of general cargo and 5 passengers
Stevedore loading outward cargoClutha Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1530 on 10th August
Draught forward on sailing14' 07"
Draught aft on sailing15' 07"
Vessel bunkeredAt 0945 on 9th August bunkered 100 tons of fuel oil from Shell Mex 5
Ships agentJ C Peacock & Co Ltd, 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow C 1 tel DOUglas 7101 'Grams "Peacock"

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Wednesday, April 11, 1956 @ 1510
EGYPTIAN (1947-1964 General cargo liner of Ellerman Papayanni Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Ellerman & Papayanni's EGYPTIAN arrives in Glasgow from Famagusta (Cyprus) via Liverpool

Arrived fromFamagusta (Cyprus) via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth3 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (head east)Gross Tonnage3,607
Sailing forMediterranean Ports via Liverpool
Sailed from berth3 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (head east)
Draught forward on arrival12' 08"
Draught aft on arrival17' 04"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 12th April
Stevedore discharging inward cargoSmith & Coggins
Completed discharge of inward cargo1500 on 13th April
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 12th April
Outward cargo200 tons of general cargo
Stevedore loading outward cargoSmith & Coggins
Completed loading outward cargo1500 on 13th April
Draught forward on sailing10' 08
Draught aft on sailing18' 10"
Ships agentCity Line Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow C 2 (telephone 9971)

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Sunday, April 8, 1956 @ 1535
PRINS MAURITS (1937-1956 General cargo ship of Maatschappij Zeetransport NV (Anthony Veder NV Rotterdam as manager) Rotterdam Netherland,:1964 Wrecked, India) Own Page

Maatschappij Zeetransport's PRINS MAURITS arrives in Glasgow to load for Chicago and Montreal

Arrived fromRotterdam via LondonPort of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)
Arrived in berth83 Plantation Quay, Glasgow (head West)Net Tonnage688
Draught forward on arrival12' 05"Gross Tonnage1,287
Draught aft on arrival14' 10"Deadweght Tonnage2,410
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo (outwards)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 9th April
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Stevedore loading outward cargoClutha Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1900 on 12th April
Draught forward on sailing13' 08"
Draught aft on sailing17' 08"
Ships agentJ C Peacock & Co Ltd, 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow C 1 tel DOUglas 7101 'Grams "Peacock"

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Friday, May 24, 1957 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
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Somewhere East of Suez - Kuwait and Fao (now known as Al-Faw) around 24 May 1957

 Arrived at Kuwait 

 KARSIYAKA arrived May 24 from Szczecin (Poland)

CITY OF LICHFIELD arrived May 24 from Mena al Ahmadi

OZARDA arrived May 24

RAKI arrived May 24 from Houston 

BALATON arrived May 26 from Beirut 

DUMRA arrived May 26 from Bombay 

 

 Sailed from Kuwait 

 LIEVE VROUWEKERK left May 24 for Mena al Ahmadi

STAR ACTURUS left May 24 for Bombay 

 

Arrived at Fao (now known as Al-Faw, Iraq)

 WHEATFIELD arrived May 24 from Djibouti 

KREBSIA arrived May 24 from Buenos Aires 

PRESIDENT MENY arrived May 24 from Le Havre 

LONDON ENDURANCE arrived May 24 from Dakar 

POLLUX arrived May 24 from Heysham

  

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Tuesday, May 22, 1956 @ 1850
CITY OF DELHI (1925-1956 General cargo ship of Ellerman Lines, London : Scrapped 1956)) Own Page

Ellerman's CITY OF DELHI arrives at Glasgow to load general cargo for Karachi via Liverpool

Arrived fromManchester (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Arrived in berth25 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (head east)Gross Tonnage7,443
Sailing forKarachi via Liverpool
Sailed from berth25 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (head east)
Draught forward on arrival10' 10"
Draught aft on arrival17' 06"
Cargo carried on arrival500 tons of Ballast
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 23rd May
Stevedore discharging inward cargoSmith & Coggins
Completed discharge of inward cargo2000 on 25th May
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 23rd May
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Stevedore loading outward cargoSmith & Coggins
Completed loading outward cargo1645 on 27th May
Draught forward on sailing11' 01"
Draught aft on sailing20' 01"
Ships agentCity Line Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow C 2 (telephone 9971)

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Friday, August 24, 1956 @ 2300
DELPHIC (1949-1971 Passenger / cargo ship of Shaw Savill & Albion Line, London : 1971 Scrapped) Own Page

Shaw Savill's DELPHIC arrives in Glasgow to load general cargo for New Zealand

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland)Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Arrived in berth73 Plantation Quay, Glasgow (head west, stem on wall 73/77)Gross Tonnage10,691
Sailing forNew Zealand Ports via Liverpool
Sailed from berth73 Plantation Quay, Glasgow (head west, stem on wall 73/77)
Draught forward on arrival15' 10"
Draught aft on arrival20' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight ship - no cargo on board
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 7th August
Outward cargo1,000 tons of general cargo
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1130 on 11th August
Draught forward on sailing17' 04"
Draught aft on sailing22' 00"
Ships agentPatrick Henderson, 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow

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Monday, May 28, 1956 @ 1700
PORT NELSON (1951-1972 General cargo ship of Port Line, London : 1972 Scrapped) Own Page

Port Line's PORT NELSON arrives in Glasgow with 2,227 tons of cargo from New Zealand

Arrived fromNew Zealand via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLondon (UK)
Arrived in berth77 Plantation Quay, Glasgow (head west)Gross Tonnage8,375
Sailing forMiddlesbrough (England)
Sailed from berth77 Plantation Quay, Glasgow (head west)
Draught forward on arrival15' 05"
Draught aft on arrival23' 04"
Cargo carried on arrival2,227 tons of general cargo
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 29th May
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo1200 on 31st May
Outward cargoLight ship ( = empty of cargo / no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing12' 00"
Draught aft on sailing20' 06"
Engine trials31st May slow turn from 1630 to1640
Ships agentPatrick Henderson, 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow

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Tuesday, June 18, 1957 @ 1700
Own Page

Lamport & Holt sailing notice for June and July 1957 to South America

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Friday, August 11, 1939 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
DERBYSHIRE (1935-1964 Passenger / cargo liner of Bibby Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Bibby Line's DERBYSHIRE leaves Birkenhead for Eastern Ports

Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)

 

BIBBY  LINE

 

LONDON  and  MIDDLESBROUGH 

to

MARSEILLES,  PORT  SAID,   SUEZ,

PORT  SUDAN   and   RANGOON 

 

LIVERPOOL,   SWANSEA,   NEWPORT,

ROTTERDAM,   AMSTERDAM,

ANTWERP    and   HAMBURG 

to

GIBRALTAR,   MARSEILLES,   PORT  SAID,

SUEZ,   PORT  SUDAN,   COCHIN,

COLOMBO   and   RANGOON 

 

m.v. DERBYSHIRE

Closing Birkenhead  Rangoon Aug 9 other ports Aug 10

Sailing Birkenhead Aug 11

 

m.v. SHROPSHIRE 

Closing Birkenhead  Rangoon Aug 23 other ports Aug 24

Sailing Birkenhead Aug 25

 

Taking Goods at Through Rates for Cairo and

Jerusalem (with Transhipment at Port Said), Bassein,

Moulmein, Mandalay and Chittagong (with Transhipment

at Rangoon by special arrangement) and for Tuticorin (with Transhipment at Colombo)

 

BIBBY BROS. & CO.,

Martins Bank Buildings,  Water Street,  Liverpool 

or

ROXBURGH, COLIN SCOTT & CO. LTD.,

69 Buchanan Street,  Glasgow 

  

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Tuesday, August 22, 1950 @ 1000
ESCAUT (1947-1965 General cargo coaster of Wm H Muller, Rotterdam :1985 Scrapped) Own Page

Sailing Notice in 1950 for Wm H Muller's coaster ESCAUT from Glasgow to Paris (France)

Port of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)

 

 

GLASGOW  AND  PARIS  DIRECT

 

 

CARGO SERVICE TO AND FROM

 

GLASGOW  AND  PARIS

 

 

Direct without Transhipment in about 5 ½ days

 

m.v.  “ESCAUT”   (Lloyds  100 A1)

 

SAILING 22nd AUGUST 1950 

 

and Regularly Every Three Weeks

 

 

ROUEN  CARGO  ACCEPTED  if  inducement

 

Apply to Loading Brokers

 

WM. H. MULLER & CO. (LONDON) LTD.,

 

59 ST. VINCENT STREET, GLASGOW 

 

Telephone  City  6002/3

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday, March 5, 1969 @ 1000
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Advertisment in 1969 by C.P. Ships for a Hull Inspector to assist in tankers building in Japan

C. P. SHIPS LTD.

 

NAVAL ARCHITECTS DEPARTMENT

TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT

 

A Hull Inspector will be required to assist our Hull Superintendent in construction of large tankers building in Japan, for a period of 18-24 months, commencing about middle 1969.

Shipyard steelwork and outfitting experience essential rather than technical qualifications.

The applicant should be under 40 years of age and preferably single, but married men will be considered.

U.K. salary and generous overseas subsistence will be paid.

 

All applications, giving details of previous experience and present salary, should be addressed to :

 

Manager, Medical and Personnel Services,

C.P. SHIPS LTD.,

6265 Trafalgar Square,

London, W.C.2

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Sunday, March 2, 1969 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
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Ben Line at the beginning of March 1969

BENARMIN left Manila March 4 for Yokohama 

BENAVON left Bangkok March 3 for Labuan 

BENCRUACHAN left Singapore March 4 for Hong Kong 

BENGLOE left Cape Town March 4 for Singapore 

BENKITLAN at Grangemouth March 3 for Hull 

BENLARIG at Singapore March 3 for Rejang

BENLEDI at Kaohsiung March 2 for Hong Kong 

BENLOMOND left Durban March 3 for Hamburg 

BENLOYAL at London March 4 for Southampton 

BENNEVIS left Dakar March 2 for Singapore 

BENREOCH left Southampton March 3 for Durban 

BENSTAC left Southampton March 3 for Singapore 

BENWYVIS at Singapore March 4 for Dakar  

  

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Friday, June 3, 1938 @ 0711
SAINT COLUMBA (1936-1968 Mail and passenger steamer of David MacBrayne, Glasgow : Scrapped 1958) Own Page

1938 Advertisment by David MacBrayne for sailing by SAINT COLUMBA from Glasgow to Ardrishaig

Port of RegistryGlasgow (UK)
Deadweght Tonnage785

GLASGOW  AND  THE  HIGHLANDS 

 

NOTICE The THROUGH STEAMER SERVICE to

INVERNESS, Etc. IS NOW IN OPERATION.

 

R. M. TURBINE STEAMER

SAINT   COLUMBA 

AT  7.11  A.M. 

 

From  BRIDGE WHARF  (SOUTH SIDE)

GOVAN, 7.20 a.m.,  GREENOCK  (PRINCES PIER) 9 a.m.,

GOUROCK,  9.28 a.m. 

Trains in connection leave Queen Street 7.55 a.m.,

St. Enoch 7.30 a.m.,   Central 8.35 a.m. 

For DUNOON, INNELLAN, ROTHESAY, KYLES OF BUTE, TARBERT (for ISLAY), ARDRISHAIG and Return.

Steamer leaves Ardrishaig on return journey at 1.10 p.m. 

 

STEAMER  DAY  RETURN  FARES : 

Glasgow to Tarbert or Ardrishaig

1st Class 8/       3rd Class 5/6

Or, including Breakfast, Dinner and Plain Tea

1st Class 14/6       3rd Class 11/6

Cheap Rail and Steamer Day Fares are also issued

at Glasgow Stations.

 

CIRCULAR  DAY  TOURS   to

ARDRISHAIG  and  OBAN

For full particulars and fares, apply to the

Undernoted.

 

CARGO  STEAMER  SAILINGS

Cargo is being received today (Friday) till 4 p.m. 

Tomorrow (Saturday) and on Monday 6th June till

11 a.m. for Port Ellen, Bowmore, Gigha, Ardlussa,

Luing, Easdale, Oban, Lismore, Kingairloch,

Kinlochleven, Fort William, Tobermory, Lochsunart,

Mingarry and Croggan.

 

All Passengers, Goods, Live Stock, etc., conveyed

subject to Company’s conditions.

 

DAVID  MACBRAYNE,  LTD.,

44  ROBERTSON  STREET,  GLASGOW  C.2.

Telephone  No.  Central  9966

  

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Thursday, May 30, 1957 @ 1600
CAPETOWN CASTLE (1938-1967 Passenger / cargo liner of Union Castle Mail Steam Ship Co. Ltd., London) Own Page

Union Castle Line's CAPETOWN CASTLE leaves Southampton for South Africa

Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Gross Tonnage27,000

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Friday, April 19, 1957 @ 0700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
PENTAKOTA (1946-1961 General cargo ship of British India Line, London) Own Page

British India Line's PENTAKOTA touches ground when entering Ibo, Mozambique

Ship's locationIbo Island is part of the Quirimbas Islands, north of Pemba in Mozambique.Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Gross Tonnage6,704

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Wednesday, July 4, 1956 @ 0810
JOSEPH LYKES (1940-1958 General cargo ship of Lykes Brothers Steamship Company, USA : 1972 Scrapped) Own Page

Lykes Line's JOSEPH LYKES arrives in Glasgow from USA then loads for New Orleans

Arrived fromMobile (Alabama, USA) via Dublin (Ireland)Port of RegistryTampa (USA)
Arrived in berth77 Plantation Quay, Glasgow (head east)Gross Tonnage6,750
Sailing forNew Orleans (USA) via Liverpool
Sailed from berth77 Plantation Quay, Glasgow (head east)
Draught forward on arrival14' 10"
Draught aft on arrival16' 00"
Cargo carried on arrival1,062 tons of general cargo
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0900 on 4th July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo1130 on 6th July
Commened loading outward cargo1730 on 5th July
Outward cargo1,000 tons of general cargo
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1930 on 9th July
Draught forward on sailing12' 05"
Draught aft on sailing19' 03"
Ships agentFrank C .Strick & Co. (Glasgow) Ltd., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow C 2 Telephone CITy 6131

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Tuesday, May 29, 1956 @ 1550
CAPTAIN COOK (1952-1960 Passenger ship 525 feet long of British Government (managed by Donaldson Bros & Black, Glasgow) for emigrants to New Zealand) Own Page

Emigrant ship CAPTAIN COOK arrives at Glasgow to load passengers for New Zealand

Arrived fromSaigon (Vietnam) and New Zealand via Marseilles (France)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth11/12 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (head West)Gross Tonnage13,595
Sailing forNew Zealand Ports
Sailed from berth65 Plantation Quay, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival22' 05"
Draught aft on arrival26' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight ship - no cargo or passengers on board
Outward cargo1,078 Passengers and their baggage
Draught forward on sailing24' 05"
Draught aft on sailing29' 00"
Vessel bunkeredOn 12th June bunkered 500 tons of fuel oil from oiler SHELL MEX 5
Ships agentDonaldson Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow Phone CENtral 3901

News Event

Friday, July 27, 1956 @ 1900
GEELONG STAR (1954-1958 General cargo liner of Blue Star Line, London) Own Page

GEELONG STAR arrives in Glasgow to load for West Coast ports of USA and Canada via Curacoa

Arrived fromLiverpool (England, UK)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Arrived in berth12 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (head East)
Sailing forWest Coast ports of USA and Canada via Curacoa
Sailed from berth12 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (head East)
Draught forward on arrival14' 11"
Draught aft on arrival22' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo (outwards)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 28th July
Outward cargo761 tons of general cargo and 10 passengers
Stevedore loading outward cargoClyde Stevedore Company
Completed loading outward cargo2030 on 31st July
Draught forward on sailing18' 00"
Draught aft on sailing22' 06"
Vessel bunkered0845 on 31st July bunkered 160 tons of fuel oil from oiler INVERTEST
Ships agentJ S Lowery

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Friday, August 3, 1956 @ 2005
FLOWERGATE (1952-1964 General cargo ship of Turnbull Scott Line, London :1977 Scrapped) Own Page

Turnbull Scott's cargo ship FLOWERGATE arrives at Govan Graving Dock, Glasgow from Liverpool

Arrived fromLiverpoolPort of RegistryLondon (UK)
Arrived in berthNo. 2 Govan Dry Dock, GlasgowGross Tonnage4,894
Sailing forNew Zealand Ports via Liverpool
Sailed from berth73 Plantation Quay, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival7' 02"
Draught aft on arrival12' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight ship - no cargo on board
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 10th August
Outward cargo1,000 tons of general cargo
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1330 on 14th August
Draught forward on sailing10' 00"
Draught aft on sailing16' 00"
Ships agentPatrick Henderson, 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow

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Friday, June 29, 1956 @ 1955
KALADAN (1952-1963 General cargo ship of Elder Dempster Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Elder Dempster's KALADAN arrives in Glasgow with 5,625 tons of general cargo and logs

Arrived fromWest Africa via GreenockPort of RegistryGlasgow (UK)
Arrived in berth22 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (head West)Gross Tonnage4,916
Sailing forWest Africa via Liverpool
Sailed from berth19 Prince's Dock, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival20' 00"
Draught aft on arrival22' 06"
Cargo carried on arrival5,625 tons of general cargo and logs
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 30th June
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo1700 on 11th July
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 12th July
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1130 on 21st July
Draught forward on sailing13' 01"
Draught aft on sailing19' 10"
Ships agentRoxburgh Colin Scott, Glasgow

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Wednesday, May 29, 1957 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
HNLMS GRONINGEN (1956-1981 Destroyer of Royal Netherlands Navy / Koninklijke Marine) Own Page

Dutch Escort Destroyer GRONINGEN in collision with a fishing vessel off Ymuiden

Port of RegistryNetherlands

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Sunday, May 19, 1957 @ 0600
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
HENRY FORD 11 Own Page

HENRY FORD 11 in collision with tanker SPRUCEBRANCH near Detroit

Ship's locationNear Detroit (U.S.A.)

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Monday, May 27, 1957 @ 0900
Own Page

Advertisment by Sociedade Geral De Comercio Industria e Transportes, Lisbon, Portugal

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Friday, May 24, 1957 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
Own Page

Colombo and Galle (Ceylon / Sri Lanka) around 24 May 1957

COLOMBO ROADS   (Ceylon / Sri Lanka)

NORTH PRINCE arrived May 25 from Kwinana (Western Australia)

SOUTHBANK arrived May 25 from Chittagong 

 

COLOMBO 

OYONNAX arrived May 24 from Tengku (East Sumatra)

BLYTH EXPLORER arrived May 24

MAHRONDA arrived May 24 from Middlesbrough 

EMPIRE ORWELL arrived May 25 from Southampton 

STAR ALCYONE arrived May 25 from Yokohama 

PRESIDENT MONROE arrived May 25

RAJAH arrived May 25 from Calcutta 

BRITISH BOMBARDIER arrived May 25

 

MAHSUD sailed May 24 for London 

EFFIGYNY sailed May 24 for Cochin 

AKAKURASAN MARU sailed May 24 for Karachi 

PHONIX sailed May 24 for Rangoon 

OB sailed May 24 for Odessa 

ORANJE sailed May 24 for Djakarta (Java, Indonesia)

HESPERIA sailed May 25 for Chittagong 

CASTLEVILLE sailed May 25 for New York 

 

GALLE  (Ceylon / Sri Lanka)

CLAN MACKENZIE sailed May 25 for Cochin

  

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Thursday, May 30, 1957 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
(1944-1959 Oil tanker 460 feet long of Anglo Saxon Petroleum Company / Shell Tankers, London :1959 Scrapped) Own Page

Shell Tanker NASSARIUS stranded at Yokohama because of a strike by her Chinese seamen

Ship's locationYokohama (Japan)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Gross Tonnage8,246

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Thursday, October 14, 1954 @ 2310
EMKE (1950-1955 General cargo coaster 41.85 meters long of Kamp's Scheepvaart- en Handelmaatschappij N.V., Groningen, Netherlands Owner: N.V. Kustvaart van de Witte, Hippolytushoef, Netherlands ) Own Page

Kamp's Scheepvaart coaster EMKE arrives in Glasgow with general cargo from Paris

Arrived fromParis (France) via LiverpoolPort of RegistryHippolytushoef ( Netherlands)
Arrived in berth33 Springfield Quay, GlasgowNet Tonnage108
Sailing forParis via Rouen (France)Gross Tonnage230
Sailed from berth33 Springfield Quay, GlasgowDeadweght Tonnage265
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo (both inwards and outwards)
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 15th October
Stevedore discharging inward cargoMain Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo1130 on 16th October
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 16th October
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Stevedore loading outward cargoMain Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1600 on 18th October

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Tuesday, January 18, 1955 @ 1930
IRISH PINE (1948-1965 General cargo ship 436 feet long of Irish Shipping Company, Dublin) Own Page

Irish Shipping's IRISH PINE arrives in Glasgow with grain and timber from St John's, Newfoundland

Arrived fromSt John's (Newfoundland) via Dublin (Ireland)Port of RegistryDublin (Ireland / Eire)
Arrived in berth39 General Terminus Quay, GlasgowNet Tonnage2,740
Sailing forLimerick (Ireland)Gross Tonnage5,048
Sailed from berth39 General Terminus Quay, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival22' 05"
Draught aft on arrival23' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGrain (Inward) and Timber (Outward)
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 19th January
Stevedore discharging inward cargoSmith & Coggins
Outward cargoPart same cargo of Timber
Draught forward on sailing15' 06"
Draught aft on sailing17' 05"
Vessel bunkered0915 on 1st February 500 tons of fuel oil from oiler SHELL MEX 5

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Sunday, August 9, 1959 @ 0700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
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 in Glasgow to load for Pacific coast of USA and Canada

Arrived fromManchester (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (U.K.)
Arrived in berth77 Plantation Quay, Glasgow (head west, stem on west bulkhead of berth 77)Net Tonnage5,529
Sailing forVancouver via ColonGross Tonnage9,442
Sailed from berth77 Plantation Quay, Glasgow (head west, stem on west bulkhead of berth 77)Deadweght Tonnage11,410
Draught forward on arrival18' 05"
Draught aft on arrival21' 01"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo (outwards)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 14th August
Outward cargo2,300 tons of general cargo and 12 passengers
Stevedore loading outward cargoClutha Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1500 on 14th August
Draught forward on sailing21' 10"
Draught aft on sailing24' 00"
Ships agentFurness Withy & Co. Ltd., 19 St Vincent Place, Glasgow Tel Central 3193/6

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Wednesday, August 12, 1959 @ 1550
CITY OF LANCASTER (1958-1979 General cargo ship Ellerman Line, London : 1982 Scrapped) Own Page

Ellerman's CITY OF LANCASTER arrives in Glasgow to load general cargo for Calcutta

Arrived fromAvonmouth (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryU.K.
Arrived in berth8 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (head West, stem 1 blind in)
Sailing forCalcutta (India) via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth1 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (head West, stem 1 blind in)
Draught forward on arrival8' 07"
Draught aft on arrival18' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight ship - no cargo on board
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 18th August
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Stevedore loading outward cargoJ Spencer
Completed loading outward cargo1430 on 24th August
Draught forward on sailing10' 05"
Draught aft on sailing17' 10"
Engine trialsTurn of engines 1510-1512 on 21st August
Ships agentCity Line Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow C 2 (telephone 9971)

News Event

Tuesday, June 9, 1959 @ 1405
ZINI (1947-1959 General cargo liner of Elder Dempster Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Elder Dempster's ZINI arrives in Glasgow from Freetown (Sierra Leone)

Arrived fromFreetown (Sierra Leone)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Arrived in berth6 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (head East, 1 blind in from top)
Sailing forLiverpool (England, UK)
Sailed from berth6 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (head East, 1 blind in from top)
Draught forward on arrival22' 02"
Draught aft on arrival23' 00"
Cargo carried on arrival3,407 tons of Timber and General cargo
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1430 on 9th June
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJ Spencer
Completed discharge of inward cargo1900 on 15th June
Outward cargoPart same cargo
Draught forward on sailing12' 02"
Draught aft on sailing19' 06"
Ships agentRoxburgh Colin Scott, Glasgow

News Event

Tuesday, August 13, 1963 @ 0342
PENELOPE EVERARD ( 1963-1984 General cargo coaster 264 feet long of F T Everard, London) Own Page

Everard's coaster PENELOPE EVERARD arrives at Clydebank with a cargo of Clinker from London

Arrived fromLondon (England, UK)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth3 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (head East)Gross Tonnage1554
Sailing forArklow (Ireland / Eire)Deadweght Tonnage2586
Sailed from berth5 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, River Clyde, Scotland, U.K.
Draught forward on arrival16' 10"
Draught aft on arrival18' 06"
Cargo carried on arrival2,467 tons clinker
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 16th August
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJ F Wilson
Completed discharge of inward cargo1430 on 20th August
Outward cargoLight ship ( = empty of cargo / no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing6' 00"
Draught aft on sailing14' 00"
Vessel bunkered30.02 tons of fuel oil on 17th August

News Event

Saturday, May 18, 1957 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
EVA Own Page

Steamer EVA lands a seaman at Tromso after he damaged the steering gear and caused grounding

Ship's locationTromso (Norway)

News Event

Friday, May 17, 1957 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
SANTANDER (1946-1967 General cargo ship of Pacific Steam Navigation Company, Liverpool) Own Page

Pacific Steam's SANTANDER settles on a harbour buoy at Corral, Chile

Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)
Gross Tonnage6,648

News Event

Saturday, November 8, 1952 @ 0900
Own Page

Advertisment in 1952 by Ropner Line for their service from U.K. to Florida and U.S.A. Gulf Ports

News Event

Wednesday, June 5, 1957 @ 1700
CLAN ROBERTSON (1954-1959 General cargo liner 466 feet long of Clan Line / Cayzer Irvine, Glasgow Own Page

CLAN ROBERTSON closes at Birkenhead for receiving cargo for East Africa

Port of RegistryGlasgow

News Event

Friday, May 31, 1957 @ 0300
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
WORLD NO. 1 (Converted landing ship tank) Own Page

Crew of WORLD NO. 1 fight a pitched battle with Chinese pirates between Hong Kong and Macao

News Event

Tuesday, June 4, 1957 @ 1700
PORT NELSON (1951-1972 General cargo ship of Port Line, London : 1972 Scrapped) Own Page

Port Line's PORT NELSON closes at London for receiving cargo for Australian Ports

Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Gross Tonnage8,375

News Event

Monday, May 27, 1957 @ 1700
BENARTY (1956-1962 Cargo Liner of Ben Line, Leith) Own Page

Ben Line's BENARTY closes at London for receiving cargo for Far East ports

Port of RegistryLeith (Scotland)

News Event

Thursday, December 16, 1954 @ 1050
HUGO NIELSEN (1949-1967 General cargo ship of D/S A/S Progress / O. Amsinck of Copenhagen, Denmark : 1974 Wrecked) Own Page

D/S A/S Progress cargo ship HUGO NIELSEN arrives at Glasgow with a cargo of onions from Spain

Arrived fromSpanish ports via LiverpoolPort of RegistryKobenhavn (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Arrived in berth29 Springfield Quay, GlasgowDeadweght Tonnage2,200
Sailing forBelfast (Northern Ireland)
Sailed from berth29 Springfield Quay, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival8' 00"
Draught aft on arrival11' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalOnions
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 17th December
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClutha Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo1730 on 19th December
Outward cargoLight ship ( = empty of cargo / no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing5' 06"
Draught aft on sailing12' 06"

News Event

Monday, March 28, 1938 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
ARIGUANI (1926-1956 Passenger and Banana carrier of Elders & Fyffes, U.K. : 1956 Scrapped) Own Page

Elders & Fyffes ARIGUANI sails from Avonmouth for Jamaica

Port of RegistryU.K.
Gross Tonnage6,746

 

FYFFES                JAMAICA 

LINE           to       BERMUDA

 

Weekly sailings from Bristol (Avonmouth Docks)

ARIGUANI  …………  Mar 28  ……….  JAMAICA 

BAYANO  … Apr 3    BERMUDA and JAMAICA 

28 Days (including 2 days Hotel in Jamaica)  £52  10

28 Days (including 9 days Hotel in Bermuda)  £61  15

FIRST CLASS ONLY     ALL OUTSIDE ROOMS

Special Summer Rates operate May – August

 

ELDERS  &  FYFFES  LTD.,

31/2  Bow  Street,  London,  W.C.2.

or  Usual  Agents

  

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Monday, March 28, 1938 @ 1700
Own Page

Clyde Shipping Company sailings from Glasgow around the end of March 1938

Sailed from berthGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)

 

CLYDE  SHIPPING  CO.  LTD.

PASSENGERS  AND  CARGO

 

Sailings from Glasgow to

LONDON … MON, TUES & FRI,   5 p.m. 

PLYMOUTH ……………. MONDAYS  5 p.m. 

SOUTHAMPTON ………. TUESDAYS  5 p.m. 

WATERFORD ……..…. TUESDAYS  12  noon 

CORK ……….. ……..…. TUESDAYS  12  noon 

LIMERICK ..  MON 28TH MAR  5 p.m. (Cargo only)

GALWAY ..  MON 11TH APR  5 p.m. (Cargo only)

 

78 CARLTON PLACE,  GLASGOW,  C. 5.

  

News Event

Tuesday, March 30, 1954 @ 0900
AUTOCARRIER (1931- Passenger and car carrier 220 feet long of British Transport Commission Southern Railway : 1954 Scrapped) Own Page

Advertisment for sale of British Transport Commission's AUTOCARRIER

Port of RegistryU.K.

News Event

Thursday, April 8, 1954 @ 2000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
ANUNCIADA (General cargo ship of Swiss Overseas Shipping Co. Ltd., Geneva) Own Page

Swiss Overseas Shipping Line's ANUNCIADA leaves London for South and South East Africa

Port of RegistrySwitzerland

News Event

Saturday, April 3, 1954 @ 2000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
REINA DEL PACIFICO (1931-1958 Passenger / cargo ship of Pacific Steam Navigation Company, Liverpool : 1958 Scrapped) Own Page

REINA DEL PACIFICO sails from Liverpool for Caribbean and South American Ports

Port of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Gross Tonnage17,702

News Event

Thursday, April 1, 1954 @ 1700
RODOPI (General cargo ship of Hellenic Lines, Piraeus, Greece) Own Page

Hellenic Lines RODOPI closes at London for receiving cargo for Mediterranean Ports

Port of RegistryPiraeus (Greece)

News Event

Thursday, July 3, 1958 @ 0143
ISELIN ( 1955-1968 Ore carrier ) Own Page

Ore carrier ISELIN arrives in Glasgow with a cargo of Iron Ore from Monrovia, Africa

Arrived fromMonrovia (Liberia, West Africa)
Arrived in berthWest end of General Terminus Quay, Glasgow
Sailing forOslo (Norway)
Sailed from berthWest end of General Terminus Quay, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival28' 05"
Draught aft on arrival28' 09"
Cargo carried on arrivalIron Ore
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 3rd July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoColvilles Limited
Completed discharge of inward cargo1630 on 4th July
Ships agentBISCO (British Iron & Steel Corporation Ltd.)

News Event

Tuesday, July 8, 1958 @ 1755
MARTABAN (1949-1952 Passenger / cargo ship of Patrick "Paddy" Henderson's Line, Glasgow : 1952-1965 taken over by Elder Dempster Line) Own Page

Henderson Line's MARTABAN arrives in berth at Glasgow to load general cargo for Rangoon (Burma)

Arrived fromPrince's Dock, GlasgowPort of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth29/31 Springfield Quay, GlasgowGross Tonnage5,740
Sailing forRangoon (Burma) via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth29/31 Springfield Quay, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival7' 03"
Draught aft on arrival17' 02"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight ship - no cargo on board
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 10th July
Outward cargo1,326 tons of general cargo
Stevedore loading outward cargoJ Spencer
Completed loading outward cargo1420 on 17th July
Draught forward on sailing11' 00"
Draught aft on sailing19' 01"
Ships agentP Henderson & Co. (Agencies) Ltd., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow C. 2

News Event

Thursday, November 10, 1955 @ 0915
ELSE NIELSEN (1950-1964 General cargo ship of D/S A/S Progress / O. Amsinck, Copenhagen) Own Page

D/S A/S Progress cargo ship ELSE NIELSEN arrives at Glasgow to load for Antwerp and Ghent

Arrived fromAntwerp (Belgium) via BelfastPort of RegistryKobenhavn (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Arrived in berth59 Mavisbank Quay, Glasgow
Sailing forAntwerp and Ghent
Sailed from berthPlantation Quay, Glasgow (at Clyde Villa crane)
Draught forward on arrival8' 02"
Draught aft on arrival14' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0930 on 10th November
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Shipping Company Limited
Commened loading outward cargo1430 on 10th November
Outward cargoGeneral cargo and two heavy lifts
Stevedore loading outward cargoClyde Shipping Company Limited
Heavy lifts loadedTwo heavy lifts of 18 tons and 12 tons
Completed loading outward cargo1600 on 11th November
Draught forward on sailing8' 03"
Draught aft on sailing13' 09"
Ships agentClyde Shipping Company Limited, 78 Carlton Place, Glasgow

News Event

Tuesday, September 7, 1954 @ 0545
ALCAZAR (1947-1958 General cargo ship 89.5m long of COFRUNA – Cia. Frutero Valenciana de Nav. Sa, Valencia :1973 Scrapped) Own Page

Spanish ship ALCAZAR arrives at Glasgow to load general cargo for Bilbao

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland) Port of RegistryValencia (Espana / Spain)
Arrived in berth33 Springfield Quay, GlasgowGross Tonnage2,604
Sailing forBilbao (Spain) via Liverpool
Sailed from berth33 Springfield Quay, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival6 feet
Draught aft on arrival14' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalPart same General cargo (outwards)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 7th September
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Stevedore loading outward cargoClutha Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1525 on 8th September
Draught forward on sailing10' 07"
Draught aft on sailing12' 09"

News Event

Monday, April 26, 1954 @ 1700
ARTISAN (1946-1969 General cargo ship of T & J Harrison, Liverpool : 1969 Scrapped) Own Page

Harrison Line's ARTISAN closes at Birkenhead for receiving cargo for Eastern Ports

Port of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Gross Tonnage7,037

News Event

Tuesday, March 30, 1954 @ 0900
Own Page

Advertisment by Palm Line for their services to West Africa

News Event

Wednesday, March 31, 1954 @ 1700
ENGLAND (1947- 1967 General cargo ship of Currie Line, Leith) Own Page

Currie Line's ENGLAND closes at London for receiving cargo for Marseilles, Genoa, Leghorn and Naples

Port of RegistryLeith (Scotland, UK)
Gross Tonnage2,271

News Event

Sunday, March 28, 1954 @ 0630
EMPIRE WINDRUSH (1945-1954 Troopship 500 ft 3 in (152.48 m) of Ministry of Transport, London and managed by New Zealand Shipping Company, London : 1954 Sank) Own Page

British Troopship EMPIRE WINDRUSH broadcasts an SOS for a serious engine-room fire

Ship's locationOff Cap Caxine (Algeria)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Net Tonnage7,788
Gross Tonnage13,882
Deadweght Tonnage8,530

 

 

 

News Event

Monday, March 29, 1954 @ 0900
CABLE ENTERPRISE (1924-1954 Cable repairing ship 199 feet long of Cable & Wireless, London) Own Page

Cable repairing ship CABLE ENTERPRISE is offered for sale

Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Deadweght Tonnage697

News Event

Wednesday, March 31, 1954 @ 1700
JONATHAN HOLT (1943-1962 General cargo ship of John Holt & Co. Guinea Gulf Line, Liverpool : 1968 Scrapped) Own Page

Guinea Gulf Line's JONATHAN HOLT closes at Liverpool for receiving cargo for West African ports

Port of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Gross Tonnage 4,963

News Event

Wednesday, May 29, 1957 @ 0900
Own Page

Work begins on Link at Upper Great Lakes

News Event

Wednesday, May 29, 1957 @ 0900
Own Page

Advertisment by Loveridge Ltd, Cardiff for Derrick Blocks and Snatch Blocks

News Event

Sunday, May 26, 1957 @ 0900
Own Page

Advertisment by Guinea Gulf Line, Liverpool for their service to West Africa

News Event

Saturday, November 19, 1955 @ 0900
Own Page

Advertisment by Cechofracht Shipping Corporation, Prague

News Event

Thursday, May 29, 1958 @ 1800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
AURELIA (1954-1969 Passenger Liner of Cia, Genovese do Armamento / Codegar Line, Trieste) Own Page

Special voyage in May 1958 by AURELIA from Trieste to Fremantle and Melbourne

Port of RegistryTrieste (Italy)

 

SPECIAL  VOYAGE

 

M.V.  “ AURELIA “  (10,000 tons)  to

AUSTRALIA 

( Fremantle and Melbourne)

Sailing from TRIESTE 29th May.

Fare, including Rail U.K/Trieste from £139

 

Apply to your local Travel Agent or

Phs. Van Ommeren (London) Ltd.,

24 Pall Mall,  S.W.1.   ( WHItehall 9512 )

27 Leadenhall Street,  E.C.3.   ( ROYal 3242 )

  

News Event

Monday, January 1, 2018 @ 1205
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News Event

Sunday, March 28, 1954 @ 1545
CARRONPARK (1949-1963 General cargo ship of Denholm Line, London : 1974 Scrapped) Own Page

Small fire occurred in crew recreation room of Denholm Line's CARRONPARK in London

Ship's location25 Shed, Royal Albert Dock, LondonPort of RegistryGlasgow (UK)
Gross Tonnage5,328

News Event

Thursday, December 9, 1954 @ 1125
ARDGLEN (1953-1972 General cargo coaster 221 feet long of P MacCallum & Sons, Greenock: 1982 Scrapped) Own Page

Peter MacCallum's coaster ARDGLEN arrives at Glasgow to load Dried Fruit for Hamburg

Arrived fromPort GlasgowPort of RegistryGreenock (UK)
Arrived in berth23 Windmillcroft Quay, GlasgowNet Tonnage496
Sailing forHamburg (Germany) via Old Kilpatrick (River Clyde)Gross Tonnage1,044
Sailed from berth23 Windmillcroft Quay, GlasgowDeadweght Tonnage1,338
Draught forward on arrival7' 00"
Draught aft on arrival10' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight ship - no cargo on board
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 10th December
Outward cargoDried Fruit
Stevedore loading outward cargoR P Shaw & Sons
Completed loading outward cargo1145 on 18th December
Draught forward on sailing11' 06"
Draught aft on sailing16' 06"

News Event

Sunday, March 31, 1957 @ 1230
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
FEDERICO C (1958-1983 Passenger Liner of Costa Line, Genoa : 2000 Sank) Own Page

Costa Passenger Liner FEDERICO C launched at Genoa for Italy- South America service

Ship's locationGenoa (Italy)Port of RegistryGenoa (Italy)
Gross Tonnage21,000

   The new Costa Line passenger liner FEDERICO C was launched at the Gio. Ansaldo Shipyard at Sestri Ponente, Genoa, Italy.

   She is 21,000 gross tons, 605feet (184m) long, has 9 decks, is powered by two De Laval steam turbines giving a speed of 21 knots and has a crew of 400.

   FEDERICO C is expected to make her maiden voyage at the end of this year carrying 840 passengers on the liner service between Genoa (Italy) and the South American ports of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Buenos Aires (Argentina).

News Event

Thursday, March 28, 1957 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
Own Page

Conducting their business in Great Waters at the end of March 1957

ANCHISES from Glasgow at Hong Kong March 29

ARGENTINA left Lisbon March 30 for Buenos Aires 

ASSYRIA left Gravesend March 29 for Montreal 

BENLEDI left Port Swettenham March 30 for Port Sudan 

BENMACDHUI from Hong Kong at Rotterdam March 29

BENREOCH at Rotterdam March 30 for Hong Kong 

BENVENUE left Penang March 29 for Bangkok 

BENVORLICH at Manila March 30 for London 

BERBICE left Middlesbrough March 30 for Venezuela 

BRITANNIC from New York at Liverpool March 31

CALGARY at Takoradi March 31 for London 

CLAN MACDONALD from Glasgow at Dakar March 28

CORINALDO from Glasgow at Saint John N.B. March 30

EGORI from Liverpool at Takoradi March 31

GLOBE TRADER from Glasgow at Las Palmas March 28

HIMALAYA left Sydney March 29 for London 

IBERIA left Cape Town March 29 for Fremantle

INVENTOR left Demerara March 29 for Liverpool 

KENYA left Cape Town March 29 for Mombasa 

LIBERTAD left Lisbon March 30 for London 

MEDIA left Liverpool March 30 for New York 

ORONSAY at Cape Town March 30 for Sydney 

ORONTES from Sydney at Southampton March 29

PORT CHALMERS left Swansea March 30 for Melbourne 

PORT LYTTELTON left Cape Town March 28 for Hobart 

SAXONIA at New York March 30 from Liverpool 

SCYTHIA left New York March 28 for Southampton 

STIRLING CASTLE at Southampton March 29 from Durban 

SYDNEY at Cape Town March 30 for Sydney 

TARANTIA from New York at Avonmouth March 29

UGANDA at Las Palmas March 29 for London 

UNITED STATES from Bremerhaven at New York March 29

WAIPAWA at Cape Town March 28 for New Zealand 

WARWICKSHIRE at Liverpool March 29 from Rangoon 

WINCHESTER CASTLE left Southampton March 28 for Cape Town 

  

News Event

Sunday, March 31, 1957 @ 2000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
QUEEN MARY (1936-1940 Passenger liner 1,019.4 ft (310.7 m) of Cunard Line: 1940-1946 Troopship: 1946-1967 returned to service with Cunard Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Cunard Liner QUEEN MARY is "blacklisted" in Southampton and may give her passengers to IVERNIA

Ship's locationCherbourg (France)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)

   A dispute involving dockworkers on strike at Southampton has resulted in the Cunard passenger liner QUEEN MARY being “blacklisted” at the port, apparently because the ship was being overhauled there and had sailed without the work being completed and also because Naval tugs had been used in assisting her to leave for New York.

   QUEEN MARY was on her return passage from New York and was scheduled to call at the French port of Cherbourg to disembark some passengers before returning to Southampton.

   However, with QUEEN MARY now being unable to return to Southampton with her 1,150 Britain-bound passengers, the Cunard Line have had to make alternative arrangements.

   QUEEN MARY usually calls at Cherbourg for three or four hours before leaving for Southampton, and Cunard have arranged for the liner to remain at Cherbourg for four days and then return direct to New York.

   For the passengers Cunard Line have two options available.   One is to have four special railway trains to take them to Calais and catch cross-channel ferries back to England.   The other option is to have the liner IVERNIA come from Plymouth and take them to Southampton.

   The 1,250 members of crew of QUEEN MARY have sent a message from the ship to the National Union of Seamen in London asking for their assistance in having the “blacklisting” removed from the ship.

  

News Event

Monday, April 1, 1957 @ 1800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
ATLIT (1955-1968 General cargo ship of Zim Israel Line, Haifa) Own Page

Zim Israel cargo ship ATLIT leaves Haifa and travels around the coast of Africa to Elath

Ship's locationHaifa (Israel)Port of RegistryHaifa (Israel)
Gross Tonnage898

   The Zim Israel National Navigation Company cargo ship ATLIT left Haifa for Elath in the Gulf of Aqaba.   Because the Egyptian Government will not allow Israeli ships to transit the Suez Canal the vessel will have to sail through the Mediterranean then around the entire coast of Africa and then pass through the Strait of Tiran to Elath.

 

News Event

Sunday, March 31, 1957 @ 2200
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
Own Page

Coast Guard broadcast a look-out message for an overdue Naval Fishing Boat at North of Scotland

    The British Coast Guard broadcast a message asking all ships  to keep a look-out for a Naval Fishing Boat which had left Lossiemouth in the Moray Firth, Scotland, and had failed to arrive at her destination in the Orkney Islands.

   A Royal Navy spokesman said that the vessel, which has a crew of eight, may have had radio failure and be sheltering in the Moray Firth area.

  

News Event

Monday, April 1, 1957 @ 1000
Own Page

1957 Advertisment by Glasgow Wireless College for trainee Radio Officers

 

GLASGOW  WIRELESS  COLLEGE 

 

The MARCONI COMPANY require

hundreds of newly trained RADIO OFFICERS

annually from 1957 onwards.   Salaries range to

£1000 per annum and beyond.   Immediate appointment

on qualifying short intensive training course.   Day and

Evening classes.   Students now being enrolled for

new Session.   Apply Secretary, Glasgow Wireless College,

Newton Place, Glasgow  C.3.    

  

News Event

Saturday, April 6, 1957 @ 1200
Own Page

Holiday Notice for 1957 Easter Holiday at Port of Irvine, Scotland

 

HOLIDAY  NOTICE

 

 PORT  OF  IRVINE 

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that

MONDAY 8th APRIL will be OBSERVED

as HOLIDAY at this PORT.   WORK OF

LOADING and UNLOADING VESSELS

will CEASE at 12 noon on SATURDAY

6th APRIL and RESUME at 8am TUESDAY

9th APRIL 1957.

 

By Order

THE  IRVINE  HARBOUR  COMPANY

W. M. HAMILTON,  Secterary     

  

News Event

Wednesday, October 1, 1969 @ 1230
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
BAKNES (1970-74 Bulk carrier 520 feet long of Nile Steamship Co Ltd (Industrial and Commercial Finance Corporation Ltd) / Tenax Steamship Company Ltd, London / J & J Denholm) Own Page

Bulk carrier BAKNES is launched at Greenock but the drag chains remained attached to the ship

Ship's locationGreenock (Scotland U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Net Tonnage7,591
Gross Tonnage13,241
Deadweght Tonnage21,546

   A very unusual occurrence happened at the launching at Greenock of the 13,241 gross ton 520 feet long bulk carrier BAKNES when, on being launched and leaving the slipway and entering the water, a cable attached to the drag-chains did not free itself and remained holding the floating vessel to the chains at the building slipway.

   BAKNES effectively blocked the shipping channel off the Scott Lithgow Cartsdyke Shipyard for over an hour and prevented ships from using the river.

   The Royal Navy Salvage vessel H.M.S. KINGARTH was at the nearby Admiralty Base at Great Harbour, Greenock and quickly came to assist and her crew cut the cable with oxy-acetylene cutting equipment.

   BAKNES was then towed by her attending tugs to the Kingston Fitting-Out Basin at Port Glasgow.   The ship is expected to enter service next February and will be managed by J & J Denholm of Glasgow.

  

News Event

Wednesday, October 1, 1969 @ 1800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
ST CLAIR (1960-1977 Passenger / cargo ferry 296 feet long of North of Scotland, Orkney and Shetland Steam Nanigation Company, Aberdeen) Own Page

Male passenger lost overboard from ferry ST CLAIR on passage in a storm from Lerwick to Aberdeen

Ship's locationLerwick, Shetland Isles, U.K.Port of RegistryAberdeen, Scotland
Gross Tonnage3,303

   A middle-aged male passenger was lost overboard from the ferry ST CLAIR about two hours after leaving Lerwick in the Shetland Isles on her regular passage to Aberdeen.

   The ship, built in 1960 and 296 feet long, a passenger-cargo vessel operated by the North of Scotland, Orkney and Shetland Steam Navigation Company, was battling a severe storm and hurricane-force winds and was unable to turn around to make a search due to the severity of the weather.

 

  

 

  

News Event

Wednesday, October 8, 1969 @ 1800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
CITY OF EXETER (1953-1971 Passenger (107) / General cargo liner of Ellerman Lines, London Own Page

Ellerman's CITY OF EXETER leaves London for South Africa, Lourenco Marques and Beira

Ship's locationLondonPort of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Sailing forSouth Africa, Lourenco Marques and BeiraGross Tonnage13,253
Deadweght Tonnage11,400

 

ELLERMAN  LINES

 

SOUTH  AFRICA,

LOURENCO  MARQUES  and  BEIRA 

 

CITY OF EXETER  leaving London October 8

CITY OF DURBAN  leaving London November 5

 

Special reduced fares are applicable for

sailings between March / June 1970

 

For particulars apply to the Company’s Booking Agents

T. Llewelwn Davies & Co. Ltd.,

29 COCKSPUR STREET,  LONDON  S.W.1

Telephone  01-930-5372  or Travel Agents

  

 

  

News Event

Monday, October 6, 1969 @ 0300
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
DUNCRAIG (1957 - 1973 Ore carrier, 505 feet long of St. Andrews Shipping Company / Denholms, Glasgow : Scrapped 1982) Own Page

Denholm's ore carrier DUNCRAIG in collision with a fishing boat in the Kattegat, Denmark

Ship's locationKattegat, DenmarkPort of RegistryGlasgow
Gross Tonnage10,687

 

The British ore carrier DUNCRAIG, managed by Denholms of Glasgow, was navigating in fog in the Kattegat stretch of water, Denmark, when she was in collision with a small 10-ton fishing vessel, the force of the impact completely destroying the fishing boat.   DUNCRAIG launched one of her lifeboats and picked up the three crewmen who were in the water.

 

News Event

Monday, April 12, 1954 @ 1000
Own Page

Greek Navy offer 14 sunken warships for sale at an auction in 1954

News Event

Monday, November 21, 1955 @ 1700
DENBIGHSHIRE (1938-1967 General cargo ship of Glen & Shire Line, London : Scrapped 1969) Own Page

Glen & Shire Line's DENBIGHSHIRE closes at Rotterdam for receiving cargo for the Far East

Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Gross Tonnage8,983

News Event

Friday, December 2, 1955 @ 1700
CLAN ALLAN (1946-1958 then 1959-1961 General cargo ship of Cayzer Irvine / Clan Line, London) Own Page

CLAN ALLAN closes at Birkenhead for receiving cargo for South Africa

Port of RegistryGlasgow (UK)
Gross Tonnage7,043

News Event

Thursday, November 24, 1955 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
Own Page

Late November 1955 in Portland, Geelong and Melbourne, Australia

Portland  (Victoria, Australia)

CLAN MACDOUGALL arrived Nov 24

 

Geelong  (Australia)

WILLOWBANK sailed Nov 25 for Melbourne 

EDITH BORTHEN sailed Nov 25 for Brisbane 

 

Melbourne  (Australia)

ARCADIA sailed Nov 24 for Sydney 

ERVIKEN sailed Nov 25 for Port Pirie

CARPENTARIA sailed Nov 25 for Singapore 

CALTEX LIVERPOOL sailed Nov 25 for Bahrein

  

News Event

Tuesday, October 7, 1969 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
QUEEN ELIZABETH 2 (1969-2008 Passenger Liner of Cunard Line, London) Own Page

Severe North Atlantic storm delays the arrival of liner QUEEN ELIZABETH 2 in New York

Ship's locationNew York (U.S.A.)Gross Tonnage65,863

   The Cunard Passenger liner QUEEN ELIZABETH 2 arrived in New York three hours late due to her having to detour 260 miles out from the worst weather she has yet encountered.

   A company spokesman in London said that the ship, which was carrying 1,365 passengers, was remarkably steady in the very heavy seas, heavy swell and hurricane-force winds.   He added, in a wonderful Cunard understatement, that “Dancing was interrupted for only one or two short periods in the evening,”

  

News Event

Sunday, October 5, 1969 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
PRINCESA ISABEL (1962- Passenger / cargo liner) Own Page

Brazilian passenger liner PRINCESA ISABEL arrives at Glasgow for improvements to passenger capacity

Arrived fromRio de Janeiro (Argentina)Net Tonnage5,317
Arrived in berthTail-of-the-Bank (Anchorage off Greenock, Firth of Clyde) then Barclay Curles Shipyard, GlasgowGross Tonnage9,699

The 9,699 gross ton Brazilian passenger liner PRINCESA ISABEL arrived at Tail-of-the-Bank under tow from South America and was then towed upriver to Barclay Curle’s Shipyard in Scotstoun, Glasgow where she will be converted from a 530 passenger capacity to a much improved 360 capacity.

News Event

Friday, October 3, 1969 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
Own Page

Ben Line around the beginning of October 1969

BENALBANACH at Southampton October 4 for Singapore 

BENALLIGIN at Middlesbrough October 3 for Hamburg 

BENARKLE at Singapore October 6 for Port Swettenham

BENARMIN at Singapore October 5 for Port Swettenham

BENATTOW at Port Swettenham October 6 for Penang 

BENAVON at Le Havre October 5 for Hull 

BENDEARG at Singapore October 6 for London 

BENHIANT at Singapore October 6 for Bangkok 

BENKITLAN at Kota Kinabalu October 6 for Sandakan    

  

News Event

Monday, October 6, 1969 @ 1100
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
MASKELIYA (1954-1969 General cargo liner of Thos & Jno Brocklebank / Cunard Brocklebank, Liverpool : 1972 Scrapped) Own Page

Anchor Line Purser drowns at Glasgow despite efforts by Engineer from MASKELIYA to save him

Ship's locationYorkhill Quay, GlasgowPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)
Gross Tonnage7,350

    62-year old Mr. Andrew Young of Glasgow, a Purser with Anchor Line, drowned at Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow when he was reversing his car and it accidentally went over the quayside and fell about 30 feet (10 metres) into the water.

   Mr Young and a companion had arrived at the Brocklebank Line cargo ship MASKELIYA and the companion had boarded the ship when he saw the car reversing at the quayside and topple backwards over the edge.

   The 28-year old Mr. James Gannon of Huyton, Lancashire, Third Engineer on MASKELIYA heard the shouting and rushed to the quayside and jumped into the water, trying four times to reach the submerged car but without success as the water was too deep.

   The Glasgow Fireboat ST MUNGO from her station at the other end of Yorkhill Quay and the Police Launch SEMPER VIGILO were on the scene within minutes and a fireman jumped into the water and attempted to hook a rope line to the sunken car but was unsuccessful.

   The car had somersaulted as it sank and was resting on its roof on the riverbed with some of the windows broken.

   A diver from Clydeport recovered the body about an hour later and a crane lifted the car from the water,

  

News Event

Friday, December 22, 2017 @ 1700
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What is the difference between General Agents and Freight Brokers ?

Jim Harrison  (Brighton, England) e-mails :

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

    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 ?

News Event

Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 1115
Own Page

Stena Line courtesy coach for their Cairnryan to Belfast service, at Ayr Railway Station

News Event

Sunday, June 6, 1965 @ 1400
THIS DATE IS APPROXIMATE, and is our best estimate of the correct date
Own Page

Advertisment in 1965 for Belfast Steamship Company and Burns & Laird Lines cross-channel service

News Event

Sunday, June 6, 1965 @ 1400
THIS DATE IS APPROXIMATE, and is our best estimate of the correct date
Own Page

Advertisment in 1965 for the British Rail cross-channel Heysham to Belfast steamer service

News Event

Sunday, June 6, 1965 @ 1400
THIS DATE IS APPROXIMATE, and is our best estimate of the correct date
Own Page

The cross-channel steamer berths at Donegall Quay, Belfast

News Event

Monday, March 18, 1957 @ 0600
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
PERAMA (Oil tanker) Own Page

Liberian Tanker PERAMA sinking in Gulf of Mexico

Ship's locationGulf of MexicoPort of RegistryLiberia

News Event

Sunday, November 20, 1955 @ 1000
Own Page

Advertisment in 1955 by Clarke Chapman for ships' deck and engine room auxiliaries

News Event

Monday, March 29, 1954 @ 0900
Own Page

Newspaper cutting about salvage of war wrecks at Singapore

News Event

Tuesday, March 30, 1954 @ 1700
Own Page

Sailing Notice for P & O and British India vessels in March, April and May 1954

News Event

Tuesday, November 22, 1955 @ 0045
SIFTER (Suction Hopper Dredger of William Cooper & Sons, Limited) Own Page

Sand dredger SIFTER and Everard coaster ANGULARITY in collision in River Mersey

Ship's locationRiver Mersey off Canning Dock, LiverpoolPort of RegistryU.K.
Vessel MasterJohn R Smith

News Event

Wednesday, November 23, 1955 @ 1000
Own Page

Advertisment in 1955 by Overseas Tankship (U.K.) Ltd. (Caltex) for Marine Engineer Officers

News Event

Tuesday, March 30, 1954 @ 1700
Own Page

Brocklebank Line sailings from Glasgow and Birkenhead around beginning of April 1954

News Event

Monday, March 29, 1954 @ 1000
Own Page

Advertisment in 1954 for an Assistant Naval Architect in Nigeria

News Event

Tuesday, March 30, 1954 @ 1700
Own Page

Alfred Holt Blue Funnel sailings from Swansea, Glasgow and Birkenhead around beginning of April 1954

News Event

Tuesday, July 9, 1957 @ 1700
BEAUVAIS (1950-1961 General cargo ship of Messageries Maritimes, France) Own Page

Messageries Maritimes cargo ship BEAUVAIS closes for cargo at London

Ship's locationLondonPort of RegistryFrance
Ships agentMessageries Maritimes, 72-75 Fenchurch Street, London, E.C.3. tel Royal 5107/9Gross Tonnage7,176

News Event

Tuesday, May 28, 1957 @ 0100
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
FIDES Own Page

Lloyds List cutting of Italian steamer FIDES aground off Scateri Island, Cape Breton coast

Ship's locationOff Scateri Island, Cape Breton coast, CanadaPort of RegistryItaly

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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.

 

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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 or CUC in Prince’s Dock area of Glasgow

 

 In 1958 the Clyde Shipping Company’s coaster PLADDA

 was listed as berthed in CVC ….. or CUC …… in Prince’s Dock

 area in Glasgow.

 

   Does anyone know where CVC or CUC was ?

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Pacific Steam Navigation’s KENUTA at Puna in 1957

 

Tom Hayworth e-mails :

 

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

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Ben Line’s Far-East coaster BENVEG in 1957

 

Leith Man e-mails

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

for BENVEG as I had never heard of her.

 

Anyone have any more information please ?

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SPRINGFIELD QUAY, GLASGOW

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

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

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

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


MYSTERY SHIP PORTHOLE

 From Michael Irwin (michaelj87836@gmail.com)
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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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   Please use the "Contact us" button and tell the team in as much detail as possible so that we can try to provide items which are of interest to you.

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Netherlands coaster MADO in 1963

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

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CARGOES FOR BEIRA BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT ONLY

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

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

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Holland America cargo ship DUIVENDYK

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


 

Information needed on cargo ship KORBACH in 1958

 

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

 

Does anyone have any information on KORBACH ?


 

“Conducting their business in Great Waters” series

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


WHERE IS " PULO BOKOM "

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

"Hydatina" of Croydon, England, writes :

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

Note : The event for CALCHAS has been amended accordingly.


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

 

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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

          

Click on these images to enlarge them

First is maybe.... Cruzeiro Do Sul

Below it is maybe.... Templar

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

Further down maybe... La Manche

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

     

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


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

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

A Manson writes :

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


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


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


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

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


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

A Manson writes :

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


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


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


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


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

A Manson replies; 

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

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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


Clan Line offices were at Clan Line 109 hope Street Glasgow


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

A Manson replies : 

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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

A Manson writes :

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


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

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


30th January 2014

PLEASE KEEP YOUR COMMENTS RELEVANT TO SHIPS AND SHIPPING AT GLASGOW

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

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

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

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


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

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


BERTH NUMBERS AT SHIELDHALL RIVERSIDE WHARF

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

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


NUMBERING OF BERTHS FROM BROOMIELAW AND BRIDGE WHARF TO PLANTATION

A Manson writes :

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


WHO OWNED OR OPERATED GENERAL TERMINUS AND ITS CRANES

Bill McKellar e-mails :

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


PORT CHALMERS

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


DUMBARTON AND LOCH LOMOND AND "MAID OF THE LOCH"

Alaister McKenzie e-mails :

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


STEAMSHIP "META"

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

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


MAVISBANK QUAY AND PLANTATION QUAY, GLASGOW

Jim Hillhouse e-mails :   

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


NUMBERING OF BERTHS FROM BROOMIELAW AND BRIDGE WHARF TO PLANTATION

A Manson writes :

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

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


NEGOTIATING CITY BRIDGES TO REACH CUSTOM HOUSE QUAY

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


HISTORY OF PUFFERS

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


KELVIN

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


CLYDE SHIPPING TUG AT ARDROSSAN

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

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


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

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


MEMORIES

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

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

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


K HADJIPATERAS

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

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


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

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

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

Norman Horrocks e-mails Historical information :

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


KING GEORGE V DOCK, GLASGOW

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


VENTILATOR KNOCKED OVER THE SIDE IN CARGO HANDLING

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


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

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


METCALF'S COASTAL TANKER "EILEEN M"

James Gallagher e-mails:

I am looking for information on a metcalf motor coaster the EILEEN M.   Me and my brother Tony sailed on her late 1950s from Stanlow to the Scottish islands.   Has anyone got info or photos of her. or know how I can find info of her thanks jim gallagher


CLYDE STEAMERS AND THE "THREE LOCHS" CRUISE

When I was a boy and spent my summers on the Clyde steamers from Gourock and Largs I remember going on cruises to the "Three Lochs"   I can't remember what were the three lochs involved.  Can anyone tell me ?       Sam McNaughton


BLUE FUNNEL SHIP AGROUND NEAR JAMES WATT DOCK, GREENOCK

Sam mcNaughton e-mails :

I remember there was a Blue Funnel ship inbound to Glasgow that went aground near James Watt Dock around 1960's.     Anyone remember this ?


PALM LINER JUST OFF GOUROCK PIER

Jim Hall writes:       One of my earliest memories of Gourock pier was around 1960 when my parents and I were at the pier and literally just maybe a hundred yards off the pier was a new Palm liner stopped in the water,    I think it was LOBITO or LAGOS PALM.    She was waiting for the Gourock pilot who was late for her, and Palm had come just off the pier to wait for the pilot.     Soon a pilot appeared and climbed down to the pilot boat and went off to the Palm.


CABLE SHIP "ALERT"

Robert Wotherspoon asks :   Does anyone remember the cable ship ALERT that used to frequent Rothesay Dock and the Gare Loch


ELDERSLIE DRY-DOCKS

Harry Roy writes :   Thanks very much for starting the entries for Elderslie Dry-Docks that I asked for.      There were 3 dry-docks there, numbers 1,2 and 3.     What docks had the numbers, what I mean is what dock was number1, and what dock was number 2 and what dock was number 3