Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

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Tuesday, January 10, 1950 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1950s advert by Shaw Savill Line, London for their passenger services

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Saturday, October 12, 1963 @ 1700
PRINS CASIMIR (1955 - 1967 general cargo ship 258 feet long of Oranje Line, Rotterdam : 1992 scrapped) Own Page

PRINS CASIMIR closes at Glasgow for cargo for Montreal and Great Lakes Ports

Ships agentJ C Peacock & Co. Ltd., 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C.1. Tel DOUglas 7101 Grams "Peacock" Port of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)

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Wednesday, May 1, 1957 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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June 1957 Sailing Notice for Royal Mail Lines, London

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019 @ 1603
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Two workmen talking at B Ae Systems Shipyard at Govan, Glasgow

 

By e-mail from Jim (Glasgow)

    At BAe Systems Shipyard (formerly Fairfields Shipyard) in Govan, Glasgow the other day I overheard two workmen talking :

 

 First Man : “My wife has just bought a new thing for the house.

   You put some scented water in it and switch it on.  When it boils

and bubbles it is supposed to remove all the impurities from the air.

    I told her that it’s a bloody waste of money”

 

Second Man :  “Knowing you, the air in your house will be full

of profanities (= bad language,  swearing,  nasty, unpleasant

and unkind words.”)

 

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Sunday, October 5, 1958 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1950s advert by Sociedade Geral de Comercio, Industria e Transportes, Lisbon, Portugal

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Sunday, October 5, 1958 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1950s advert by Palm Line, London tor their services from U.K. and Continental Ports and West Africa

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Thursday, February 14, 1963 @ 1240
TIDE (1959 - 1973 general cargo coaster 192 feet 48.9m overall of Amons & Co, Zaandam / N.V. Rederij "Tide", Bunde, Limburg /Timmerman's Handel & Industrie Maats N.V., Goes, Netherlands) Own Page

Netherlands coaster TIDE arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load a cargo of coal for East Yelland

Arrived fromCork (Ireland)Port of RegistryGoes (Netherlands)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Net Tonnage267
Sailing forEast Yelland (Denmark)Gross Tonnage399
Sailed from berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Deadweght Tonnage565
Master of vessel on arrivalA Borg
Draught aft on arrival8' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoCoal
Master of vessel on sailingA Borg

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Thursday, February 14, 1963 @ 1210
WILLY (1960-1965 General cargo coaster 48.21m overall of N.V. Wijnne & Barends, Delfzijl, Groningen / Rederij 'Willy', Groningen / Hendrik Tattje, Jakob Vellinga, Hendrik Wolthuis) Own Page

Wijnne & Barends coaster WILLY arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load a cargo of coal for East Yelland

Arrived fromNewport (South Wales, U.K.)Port of RegistryGroningen (Netherlands)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Net Tonnage253
Sailing forEast Yelland (Denmark)Gross Tonnage499
Sailed from berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Deadweght Tonnage650
Master of vessel on arrivalHendrik Wolthuis
Draught aft on arrival8' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoCoal
Draught aft on sailing12' 00"
Master of vessel on sailingHendrik Wolthuis

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Thursday, February 23, 1967 @ 1115
SAINT RONAN (1966-1980 General cargo coaster 147 feet long of J & A Gardner, Glasgow) Own Page

Gardner's coaster SAINT RONAN arrives at Queen's Dock, Glasgow with Granite from Bonawe

Arrived fromBonawe (Scottish Highlands, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth14 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)Net Tonnage204
Sailing forLochaline (Morvern area, Scottish Highlands, Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage433
Sailed from berth14 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)Deadweght Tonnage535
Draught forward on arrival9' 08"
Draught aft on arrival10' 07"
Cargo carried on arrivalGranite 400 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1300 on 23rd February
Stevedore discharging inward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo0945 on 24th February
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing6' 00"
Draught aft on sailing7' 02"
Ships agentJ & A Gardner & Co. Ltd., 228 Clyde Street, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone 041 221 7845

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Monday, June 24, 2019 @ 1330
IDOMENEUS (1972-1976 General cargo ship of Alfred Holt Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

How do you pronounce IDOMENEUS of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool

Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage7,664

How do you pronounce IDOMENEUS, of Alfred

 Holt’s Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool ???

   Is it    “EYE” domeneus (as in a person’s eye)

Or

   Is it “I”  domeneus (as in “it”  or  “in”)

 Thanks,

J M  (Morecambe, England)

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Sunday, February 23, 1964 @ 0900
ZIELONA GORA (1961- 1979 General cargo ship 356 feet 108.3m overall of Polish Steamship Company (Polsteam), Szczecin : 1979 scrapped in Spain) Own Page

ZIELONA GORA arrives at Glasgow to load tubes and heavy lifts for Stettin (Szczecin, Poland)

Arrived fromAmsterdam (Netherlands)Port of RegistrySzczecin (Poland)
Arrived in berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Net Tonnage1,925
Sailing forStettin (Szczecin, Poland)Gross Tonnage3,804
Sailed from berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Deadweght Tonnage4,950
Draught forward on arrival7' 02"
Draught aft on arrival15' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 24th February
Outward cargoTubes 1,600 tons and 4 heavy lifts total 53 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co. Ltd., Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Heavy lifts loaded26th February loaded 4 heavy lifts total 53 tons from floating crane NEWSHOT
Completed loading outward cargo1515 on 26th February
Draught forward on sailing15' 00"
Draught aft on sailing18' 00"
Ships agentJ S Braid, Glasgow

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Sunday, February 23, 1964 @ 0630
DIOMED ( 1956 - 1970 cargo liner 490 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's DIOMED arrives at Glasgow to load for Singapore and Bangkok via Birkenhead

Arrived fromHamburg (Germany)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Sailing forSingapore and Bangkok via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival15 00"
Draught aft on arrival20' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 23rd February
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,500 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1645 on 26th February
Draught forward on sailing17' 03"
Draught aft on sailing20' 07"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone CENtral 9891

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Saturday, June 22, 2019 @ 1535
CAPO 11J (Motor Launch) Own Page

Motor Launch CAPO 11J manoeuvering in Old Dock, Troon Harbour

Ship's locationOld Dock, Troon (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)

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Saturday, July 15, 1967 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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Possibly 1960s watercolour painting of the Soo Locks, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, U.S.A.

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Saturday, June 22, 2019 @ 1443
SARAH-B (General cargo ship (formerly KOBEPA) 81.44m overall x 11.58m breadth) Own Page

German cargo ship SARAH-B at Port of Ayr, Scotland

Ship's locationPort of Ayr (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryElsfleth (Germany)
Gross Tonnage1,596
Deadweght Tonnage2,300

Can anyone please supply details of SARAH-B  (formerly KOBEPA)


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Saturday, April 1, 1950 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1950s advert by David Traill & Sons, Stevedores and Contractors, Grangemouth, Scotland

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Tuesday, May 9, 1967 @ 1250
KIFFA (1951-1965 Refrigerated / general cargo ship 109.5m 288 feet overall of Cie. Maritime des Chargeurs Réunis, Le Havre : 1969 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

KIFFA arrives at Stobcross Quay, Glasgow to load containers and 1 lift for Chicago via Montreal

Arrived fromRotterdam (Netherlands) via Prince's Dock, GlasgowPort of RegistryLe Havre (France)
Arrived in berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with head east)..... beside the big 150-ton craneGross Tonnage4,102
Sailing forChicago via Montreal
Sailed from berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with head east)..... beside the big 150-ton crane
Draught forward on arrival12' 09"
Draught aft on arrival16' 01"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Commened loading outward cargo1730 on 9th May
Outward cargoSame inward cargo, 6 containers and 1 heavy lift
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Heavy lifts loaded6 containers total 75 tons and 1 lift of 17 tons, all loaded by the giant 150-ton crane
Completed loading outward cargo1920 on 9th May
Draught forward on sailing15' 08"
Draught aft on sailing16' 11"
Ships agentJohn G Borland & Peat Ltd., 179 West George Street, Glasgow, C. 2. Telephone 041-248-3651

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Thursday, April 27, 1967 @ 1250
CANADIAN STAR ( 1957 - 1972 General cargo liner 472 feet long of Blue Star Line, London) Own Page

Blue Star's CANADIAN STAR arrives at Stobcross Quay, Glasgow to load heavy lifts for Los Angeles

Arrived fromPrince's Dock, GlasgowPort of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with her head west) .. beside the giant 150-ton lift craneGross Tonnage6,291
Sailing forLos Angeles (U.S.A.)
Sailed from berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with her head west) .. beside the giant 150-ton lift crane
Draught forward on arrival15' 10"
Draught aft on arrival23' 09"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Commened loading outward cargo1300 on 27th April
Outward cargoGeneral cargo and 8 heavy lifts
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Heavy lifts loaded8 heavy lifts total 105 tons 11 cwts loaded onto CANADIAN STAR by the giant 105-ton crane
Completed loading outward cargo1510 on 27th April
Draught forward on sailing16' 00"
Draught aft on sailing23' 10"
Ships agentJ S Nowery & Co., Ltd., 93 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 5133

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Sunday, October 16, 1966 @ 1425
PIONEER COVE (1946-1970 a 1946-built C2-S-B1 type general cargo ship 460 feet overall of United States Lines, New York : 1970 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

United States Lines PIONEER COVE arrives at Glasgow to unload then load for Boston

Arrived fromBoston via Liverpool and DublinPort of RegistryU.S.A.
Arrived in berthMerklands Quay, Glasgow ( head west with stern 1 blind in from east end of shed)
Sailing forBoston (Massachussets, USA)
Sailed from berthMerklands Quay, Glasgow ( head west with stern 1 blind in from east end of shed)
Draught forward on arrival13' 09"
Draught aft on arrival17' 07"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 982 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1430 on 16th October
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Port Authority and James Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3
Completed discharge of inward cargo1830 on 20th October
Commened loading outward cargo1900 on 18th October
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 3,336 tons : Sperm oil 380 tons and 3 passengers
Stevedore loading outward cargoClyde Port Authority, Glasgow
Heavy lifts loadedFloating crane NEWSHOT loaded 8 containers on 21st and 10 containers on 25th onto PIONEER COVE
Completed loading outward cargo2100 on 25th October
Draught forward on sailing17' 06"
Draught aft on sailing24' 00"
Vessel bunkered25th October bunkered 350 tons of fuel oil from oiler CLYDE ENTERPRISE
Ships agentW B Woolley & Co. Ltd., 54 West Nile Street, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone 041 248 2929 Telex 77219

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Thursday, January 27, 1966 @ 1435
AMERICAN PRESS (1948-1967 General cargo ship 460 feet overall of United States Line, New York : 1971 scrapped) Own Page

United States Lines AMERICAN PRESS arrives at Glasgow from Boston via Liverpool

Arrived fromBoston (USA) via LiverpoolPort of RegistryNew York (USA)
Arrived in berth1 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east and stern 1 blind east of 1 / 2 bulkhead)Gross Tonnage9,150
Sailing forBoston (Massachussets, USA)
Sailed from berth1 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head east and stern 1 blind east of 1 / 2 bulkhead)
Draught forward on arrival10' 02"
Draught aft on arrival20' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1445 on 27th January
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1400 on 31st January
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 30th January
Outward cargo1 passenger : general cargo 2,039 tons : and 330 tons of sperm oil
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo1500 on 2nd February
Draught forward on sailing15' 00"
Draught aft on sailing24' 09"
Ships agentW B Woolley & Co. Ltd., 54 West Nile Street, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone 041 248 2929 Telex 77219

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Friday, January 21, 1966 @ 2020
STALEY BRIDGE (1940- 1967 General cargo coaster 138 feet overall of John Summers Steelworks, England) Own Page

Coaster STALEY BRIDGE arrives at Merklands Quay, Glasgow to load Grain for Drogheda

Arrived fromArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryChester (England)
Arrived in berthMerklands Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)Net Tonnage122
Sailing forDrogheda (Ireland)Gross Tonnage297
Sailed from berthMerklands Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)Deadweght Tonnage350
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0935 on 24th January
Outward cargoGrain 292 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoClyde Port Authority, Glasgow
Completed loading outward cargo1515 on 24th January
Ships agentHay Hamilton Ltd., 140 West George Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone DOUglas 3421

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Saturday, April 11, 1964 @ 1355
NEPTUN (General cargo ship 494 feet overall) Own Page

Cargo ship NEPTUN berths at Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow with Soya Beans from USA

Arrived fromNorfolk (Virginia, U.S.A.) via Meadowside Quay, Glasgow
Arrived in berth2 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head west)
Sailing forBaie-Comeau (Canada)
Sailed from berth2 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival16' 06"
Draught aft on arrival20' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalSoya Beans 2,996 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 12th April
Completed discharge of inward cargo0930 on 15th April
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing12' 09"
Draught aft on sailing21' 00"
Vessel bunkered14th April bunkered 460 tons of fuel oil from oiler CLANITY
Ships agentJ & J Denholm Ltd,, 37 Renfield Street, Glasgow Telephone CENtral 5571

Any information or details of this ship NEPTUN will be appreciated. 

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Sunday, July 1, 1962 @ 2232
LAURENTIA (1947 - 1967 Passenger/cargo liner 455 feet long with Donaldson Line, Glasgow : 1967 Scrapped in Valencia, Spain) Own Page

Donaldson Line's LAURENTIA passing Govan Wharf Watch House, Glasgow heading downriver

Ship's locationPassing Govan Wharf Watch House, Glasgow and heading downriver ( = heading towards Greenock)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Ships agentDonaldson Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1, Tel CENtral 3901Gross Tonnage8249

Tugs FLYING DUCK and FLYING WIZARD at the stern

and tug FLYING DIPPER at the bow were towing

Donaldson Line's LAURENTIA astern from Prince's Dock to

berth 4 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow and passing Govan

Wharf, Glasgow and heading downriver.

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Sunday, July 1, 1962 @ 1005
MIRTO (General cargo ship of Oretea S.p.a di Navigazione) Own Page

Italian cargo ship MIRTO passing Govan Wharf Watch House, Glasgow sailing for U.S. Gulf Ports

Ship's locationPassing Govan Wharf Watch House, Glasgow and heading downriver ( = heading towards Greenock)Port of RegistryItaly

Tug FLYING DUCK at the bow and tug FLYING DOLPHIN

towing at the stern were towing Italian cargo ship MIRTO

(which was sailing for U.S. Gulf Ports) from 4 Meadowside

Quay and passing Govan Wharf, Glasgow and heading

downriver towards Greenock. 

 

 

Any information or details of this ship MIRTO will be appreciated.  

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Friday, June 14, 2019 @ 1240
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Govan Pontoon at Water Row, Govan, Glasgow

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Friday, June 14, 2019 @ 1245
No 8 (Former passenger ferry which crossed River Clyde at Glasgow : now an exhibit at Riverside Museum, Glasgow) Own Page

Former passenger ferry No 8 alongside GLENLEE at Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Ship's locationAlongside GLENLEE at Riverside Museum, Pointhouse, GlasgowPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)

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Wednesday, June 1, 1949 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1949 Advert by Ross & Marshall, Ltd., Managers of "Light" Shipping Co. Ltd., Greenock

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Friday, July 14, 1967 @ 1700
AUTHOR (1958-1978 General cargo ship of T & J Harrison, Liverpool) Own Page

Harrisons AUTHOR closing at Birkenhead for receiving cargo for West, South and East Africa

Ships agentThos & Jas Harrison Ltd., LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)

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Friday, May 12, 1967 @ 1555
GIACINTO MOTTA (1955-1967 General cargo ship 543 feet overall : sank 23 July 1967 off Camp Island, Newfoundland) Own Page

GIACINTO MOTTA arrives at the giant crane at Stobcross Quay, Glasgow to load steel coils

Arrived fromBremen (Germany)Port of RegistryItaly
Arrived in berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with head east)Deadweght Tonnage15,800
Sailing forSorel and Chicago via Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow
Sailed from berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with head east)
Draught forward on arrival18' 08"
Draught aft on arrival19' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalSteel Coils (outwards) 6,000 tons
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 14th May
Outward cargoSteel coils 2,001 tons (loaded by the giant crane)
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo2055 on 15th May
Draught forward on sailing21' 00"
Draught aft on sailing21' 02"
Ships agentJ & J Denholm Ltd,, 37 Renfield Street, Glasgow Telephone CENtral 5571

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Sunday, April 7, 1963 @ 1320
H.M.S. CLYDE (1960-1971 "Ton" class inshore minesweeper - formerly HMS AMERTON - pennant number M1105 of Royal Navy, London : 1971 scrapped) Own Page

Royal Navy Minesweeper H.M.S. CLYDE arrives at Ardrossan Dockyard

Arrived fromGreenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryAdmiralty (Royal Navy, London)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland) ... Ardrossan Dockyard on arrivalNet Tonnage225
Sailing forSea : Firth of Clyde for trials
Sailed from berthArdrossan Dockyard, Ardrossan (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)
Master of vessel on arrivalLt. R Tapley
Draught aft on arrival9' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentArdrossan Dockyard Company, Ardrossan

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Saturday, April 6, 1963 @ 0915
PALM (1927-1963 Coastal tar carrier of Fishers of Newry) Own Page

Tar carrier PALM arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load Tar for Belfast

Arrived fromDublin (Eire / Ireland)Port of RegistryNewry
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage122
Sailing forBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage343
Sailed from berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Master of vessel on arrivalMcAllister
Draught aft on arrival10' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoTar
Draught aft on sailing13' 00"
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Friday, January 10, 1936 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1930's poster issued by Anchor Line of Glasgow for their Summer Cruises to the Mediterranean

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Saturday, August 20, 1966 @ 2010
DICK LYKES (1945-1970 General cargo ship 460 feet long of Lykes Brothers Steamship Company, Tampa, USA : 1970 scrapped Taiwan) Own Page

Lykes Brothers DICK LYKES arrives at Meadowside Quay, Glasgow from New Orleans (USA) via Manchester

Arrived fromNew Orleans (USA) via Manchester Port of RegistryTampa (USA)
Arrived in berth1 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her stern 1 blind east 1 / 2 wall)Gross Tonnage8,174
Sailing forNew Orleans (USA) via Liverpool
Sailed from berth1 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her stern 1 blind east 1 / 2 wall)
Draught forward on arrival10' 11"
Draught aft on arrival16' 08"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 664 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 21st August
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1600 on 24th August
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 21st August
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 553 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo1845 on 24th August
Draught forward on sailing11' 03"
Draught aft on sailing16' 09"
Ships agentFrank C Strick & Co. (Glasgow) Ltd., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CITy 6131

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Thursday, December 28, 1961 @ 1700
TACTICIAN ( 1961-1979 Cargo liner of T. & J. Harrison Line, Liverpool) Own Page

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

Ships agentPrentice, Service & Henderson Ltd., 68 Gordon Street, Glasgow, C.1. Tel 0141- 248-4011Port of RegistryLiverpool

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Monday, July 2, 1962 @ 0645
LAIRDS LOCH ( 1944-1969 Passenger / cargo vessel 263 feet long of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow) Own Page

LAIRDS LOCH passing Govan Wharf Watch House, Glasgow inbound for Glasgow

Ship's locationPassing Govan Wharf Watch House, Glasgow and inbound for Glasgow Port of RegistryGlasgow

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Monday, July 2, 1962 @ 0158
PRINS WILLEM V Own Page

PRINS WILLEM V passing Govan Wharf Watch House, Glasgow inbound for Glasgow

Ship's locationPassing Govan Wharf Watch House, Glasgow and inbound for Glasgow

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Sunday, July 1, 1962 @ 2310
AUGVALD (1958-1969 General cargo liner 430 feet long of Norwegian owners) Own Page

AUGVALD passing Govan Wharf Watch House, Glasgow inbound for Glasgow

Ship's locationPassing Govan Wharf Watch House, Glasgow and inbound for Glasgow Port of RegistryNorway

AUGVALD was being towed at the bow by the

 tug STRONGBOW and towed at the stern

 by the tug WARRIOR

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Sunday, July 1, 1962 @ 1610
AMARNA (1949-1967 then 1968-1971 General cargo ship of Moss Hutchison Line, Liverpool) Own Page

AMARNA passing Govan Wharf Watch House, Glasgow inbound for Glasgow

Ship's locationPassing Govan Wharf Watch House, Glasgow and inbound for Glasgow Port of RegistryLiverpool

 

AMARNA was being towed at the bow by the

 tug FLYING WIZARD and towed at the stern

 by the tug FLYING WITCH

 

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Wednesday, March 8, 1967 @ 0630
LOCH ARD (1955-1971 General cargo coaster 184 feet long of David MacBrayne, Glasgow : 1985 scrapped) Own Page

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

Arrived fromWest Highlands and Islands of ScotlandPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth24 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)Reg Tonnage237
Sailing forWest Highlands and Islands of ScotlandGross Tonnage611
Sailed from berth24 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival9' 06"
Draught aft on arrival11' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 80 tons and Livestock
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 8th March
Stevedore discharging inward cargoScruttons Ltd., 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 7771
Completed discharge of inward cargo1345 on 8th March
Commened loading outward cargo1415 on 8th March
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 380 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoScruttons Ltd., 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 7771
Completed loading outward cargo1930 on 9th March
Draught forward on sailing10' 05"
Draught aft on sailing12' 00"
Ships agentDavid MacBrayne Ltd., Clyde House, 44 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2. Telephone CENtral 9231

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Tuesday, May 1, 1951 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1950s advert by William Thomson's Ben Line, Edinburgh tor their services to the Far East

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Friday, February 10, 1950 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa in 1950

Contributed by P.W.

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Wednesday, June 1, 1955 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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Bookmarks from ship's library on Anchor Line passenger vessels in 1950s

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Wednesday, March 16, 1966 @ 0750
ROMNEY (1952-1978 General cargo ship 472 feet long of Lamport & Holt Line, Liverpool :1978 Scrapped) Own Page

Lamport & Holt's ROMNEY arrives at Meadowside Quay, Glasgow to discharge 2,946 tons of Grain

Arrived fromSouth American Ports via Prince's Dock (Glasgow) and LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Arrived in berth3 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head west and bow 10 feet west of 3 / 4 bulkhead)Gross Tonnage8,237
Sailing forPrince's Dock (Glasgow)
Sailed from berth3 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head west and bow 10 feet west of 3 / 4 bulkhead)
Draught forward on arrival18' 01"
Draught aft on arrival18' 11"
Cargo carried on arrivalGrain 2,946 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0845 on 16th March
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Port Authority, 16 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2.
Completed discharge of inward cargo1545 on 17th March
Outward cargoPart same inward general cargo (for Liverpool)
Draught forward on sailing7' 04"
Draught aft on sailing18' 06"
Ships agentJ S Nowery & Co., Ltd., 93 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 5133

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Friday, March 4, 1966 @ 1020
TRANSGERMANIA (1963-1971 General cargo ship 151.8m 498 feet overall of Poseidon – Schiffahrt GmbH, Hamburg : 1977 scrapped at Gadani Beach, Pakistan) Own Page

German ship TRANSGERMANIA arrives at Meadowside Quay, Glasgow with Maize from Philadelphia

Arrived fromPhiladelphia (USA) Port of RegistryHamburg (Germany)
Arrived in berth3 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (stem 2 blinds 10 feet west of 3 / 4 bulkhead)Gross Tonnage6,053
Sailing forRotterdam (Netherlands)
Sailed from berth3 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (stem 2 blinds 10 feet west of 3 / 4 bulkhead)
Draught forward on arrival29' 07"
Draught aft on arrival29' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalMaize 10,312 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1105 on 4th March
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Port Authority, Glasgow
Completed discharge of inward cargo1845 on 10th March
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing11' 06"
Draught aft on sailing15' 04"
Ships agentE von Mehren & Company, 343 Argyle Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone 014-248-5945 Telex 77152

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Thursday, September 28, 1967 @ 1532
LAIRDSGLEN (1954-1974 Livestock / general cargo ship 298 feet long of Burns and Laird Lines, Glasgow) Own Page

LAIRDSGLEN arrives at giant crane at 52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow to load 2 heavy lifts for Dublin

Arrived fromGlasgow HarbourPort of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with head west)..... beside the giant crane to load 2 heavy liftsNet Tonnage523
Sailing forDublin (Eire / Ireland)Gross Tonnage1,544
Sailed from berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with head west)..... beside the giant crane after loading 2 heavy lifts
Draught forward on arrival13' 03"
Draught aft on arrival15' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Commened loading outward cargo1535 on 28th September
Outward cargoSame general cargo outwards and 2 heavy lifts totalling 49 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoScruttons Ltd., 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 7771
Completed loading outward cargo1635 on 28th September
Draught forward on sailing13' 08"
Draught aft on sailing15' 06"
Ships agentBurns & Laird Lines Ltd, 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 9650

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Thursday, September 28, 1967 @ 0730
AMERICAN IMPORTER ( 1945 - 1969 C"-type cargo / 12 passengers ship 459 feet long of United States Line) Own Page

United States Lines AMERICAN IMPORTER arrives at Glasgow from New York via Dublin

Arrived fromNew York via Dublin (Ireland) and Merklands Quay (Glasgow)Port of RegistryNew York
Arrived in berth5 Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)Gross Tonnage8,228
Sailing forBoston (USA)
Sailed from berth5 Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival13' 03"
Draught aft on arrival19' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo : 207 tons for Yorkhill and 750 tons inwards
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 28th September
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1100 on 29th September
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 28th September
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 602 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo1630 on 29th September
Draught forward on sailing13' 06"
Draught aft on sailing20' 04"
Ships agentW B Woolley & Co. Ltd., 54 West Nile Street, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone 041-248-2929 Telex 77219

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Sunday, February 10, 1963 @ 1810
TURQUOISE (1955-1966 General cargo coaster 171 feet long speed 10 knots of William Robertson's Gem Line, Glasgow) Own Page

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

Arrived fromLLanddulas (Conwy County Borough, Wales, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage279
Sailing forGarston (England, U.K.)Gross Tonnage547
Sailed from berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Master of vessel on arrivalD McKinnon
Draught aft on arrival13' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLimestone
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught aft on sailing10' 00"
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

 

 

 

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Sunday, February 10, 1963 @ 0915
JOHN V (General cargo coaster) Own Page

Netherlands coaster JOHN V arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load coal for Yelland (Denmark)

Vessel MasterK Drend ????Port of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)
Arrived fromYelland (Denmark)Net Tonnage261
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Sailing forYelland (Denmark)
Sailed from berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Draught aft on arrival8' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoCoal
Draught aft on sailing10' 00"
Master of vessel on sailingK Drend ????
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

Can anyone please supply information on this vessel

in February 1963 ????

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Friday, August 18, 1967 @ 1230
POLEGATE (1961-1967 General cargo ship 442 feet overall of United Merchants Shipping (Michalinos & Co.) London : November 1967 arrived at Elsen u Metall, Hamburg for scrapping) Own Page

POLEGATE arrives at Queen's Dock, Glasgow and awaits removal for scrapping

Arrived fromRothesay Dock, Clydebank, Scotland, UKPort of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth29 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west 1 1/2 pawls in)Gross Tonnage7,241
Sailing forHamburg (Germany) .... for scrapping by Elsen u Metall
Sailed from berth29 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west 1 1/2 pawls in)
Draught forward on arrival6' 06"
Draught aft on arrival13' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing7' 09"
Draught aft on sailing12' 09"
Vessel bunkered31st August 100 tons : 16 September 150 tons : 17 October 50 tons fuel oil all ex CLANITY
Ships agentT L Duff & Company Limited, 24 George Square, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 2827

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Thursday, November 2, 1967 @ 1510
HEROS (1964-1979 Tug / Salvage ship 136 feet 41.41 m overall of Bugsier Reederei und Bergungs AG, Hamburg Own Page

German Tug HEROS arrives in Queen's Dock, Glasgow to tow POLEGATE to Hamburg

Arrived fromDover (England)Port of RegistryHamburg (Germany)
Arrived in berth29 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (alongside POLEGATE)Net Tonnage40
Sailing forTail-of-the-Bank anchorage off Greenock (to tow POLEGATE to Hamburg)Gross Tonnage479
Sailed from berth29 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (alongside POLEGATE)Deadweght Tonnage303
Cargo carried on arrivalTowing gear
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1530 on 2nd November
Completed discharge of inward cargo2010 on 2nd November
Ships agentLietke & Co. Ltd., 116 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 1336

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Friday, March 1, 1935 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1930s Advertisment by Anchor Line, for their weekly Glasgow and New York services via Londonderry

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Sunday, January 1, 1950 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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Foreign going and coastal shipping services from the Port of Glasgow in 1950

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Wednesday, September 23, 1942 @ 1400
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In World War 2 : a Royal Navy message closing Gare Loch for acceptance dive of a submarine

Ship's locationGare Loch (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)

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Saturday, April 16, 1960 @ 1823
LAIRDSCREST (1936-1968 coastal general cargo ship with Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow : 1978 scrapped) Own Page

Burns & Laird's coaster LAIRDSCREST leaves Londonderry for Liverpool

Vessel MasterH DavidsonPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage789

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Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 1856
ACCRA (1947- 1967 Passenger / cargo liner 453 feet long of Elder Dempster Lines, Liverpool)) Own Page

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

Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)

 

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

 

Margaret Taylor sends an e-mail

18 April 2019 @ 1856
 

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

travelled from Liverpool to Lagos on Elder Dempster Line`s ACCRA.

 During the voyage - the day before arriving at Freetown, if I remember

rightly, a passenger returning home to Nigeria was tragically drowned

during an event in the ship`s swimming pool.

 My husband, a doctor, was going to Nigeria to work at

University College Hospital, Ibadan. He spent hours on deck trying to

save the victim`s life.
It is an event which has been in my memory for 55 years - a

rare and unexpected tragedy for an historic and well-known

shipping line. 


Administrator's Note.   Any reply to this e-mail should be

made to our CONTACT US at the top of the page and it

will be forwarded to Mrs. Taylor.

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Thursday, November 28, 1963 @ 0700
CLAN MACNAIR (1962-1980 General cargo ship 506 feet overall of Cayzer, Irvine & Co Ltd, / Clan Line) Own Page

Clan Line's CLAN MACNAIR arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Karachi and Bombay

Arrived fromNewport (South Wales, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)
Sailing forKarachi (Pakistan) and Bombay (India) via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival10' 00"
Draught aft on arrival18' 08"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 28th November
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 2,000 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co. Ltd., Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Completed loading outward cargo1515 on 3rd December
Draught forward on sailing13' 03"
Draught aft on sailing19' 01"
Ships agentJohn Scott & Co. (Shipping) Ltd., 80 Blythswood Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 0381/3

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Thursday, September 21, 1967 @ 0330
TENERIFFA (1952-1970 General cargo ship 455 feet overall of Wilhelm Wilhelmsen Line, Oslo : 1979 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

Wilhelmsen's TENERIFFA arrives at Yorkhill Basin, Glasgow for cargo for New Orleans, USA

Arrived fromStavanger (Norway) via LiverpoolPort of RegistryTonsberg (Norway)
Arrived in berth8 West Basin, Yorkhill, Glasgow Net Tonnage2,923
Sailing forNew Orleans (USA) via Liverpool Gross Tonnage5,150
Sailed from berth8 West Basin, Yorkhill, Glasgow Deadweght Tonnage7,835
Draught forward on arrival16' 03"
Draught aft on arrival20' 05"
Cargo carried on arrivalPart General cargo (outwards)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 21st September
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 563 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo1600 on 22nd September
Draught forward on sailing16' 02"
Draught aft on sailing23' 00"
Ships agentEscombe McGrath & Co. Ltd., 89 West Campbell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone 041 248 4081

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Wednesday, August 1, 1962 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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Conducting their business in Great Waters around 1 August 1962

ADELAIDE STAR left Wellington 1 August for Bluff

ALAUNIA left Philadelphia 31 July for London

ALBANY left Gravesend 2 August for Maracaibo

AMERICAN VETERAN from Glasgow at Philadelphia 1 August

ASIA left Quebec 31 July for London

BENATTOW left Penang 2 August for Aden

BENDORAN at Bangkok 1 August for Rejang

BENGLOE left Aden 1 August for Singapore

BENLAWERS left Probolinggo (East Java, Indonesia) 1 August for Semarang

BRASIL STAR left Lisbon 1 August for Buenos Aires

CANOPIC left Napier 1 August for London

CANTON at Singapore 1 August for London

CARINTHIA left Liverpool 1 August for Montreal

CHILKA at Barcelona 31 July for London

CITY OF EXETER left Plymouth 2 August for London

CITY OF NEWCASTLE left Singapore 1 August for Yokohama

CITY OF WORCESTER at Las Palmas 1 August for London

COLOMBIE left Southampton 2 August for Trinidad

CUMBERLAND left Liverpool 1 August for Auckland

EMPIRE STAR left Brisbane 1 August for Liverpool

EMPRESS OF BRITAIN at Liverpool 2 August from Montreal

ESSEX left Liverpool 1 August for Auckland

FAIRSEA left Port Said 31 July for Southampton

JOURNALIST left Barbados 31 July for Glasgow

LISMORIA from Glasgow at Montreal 1 August

MATHURA from New Orleans at Liverpool 1 August

NEVASA at Aden 2 August for Southampton

ORIANA from Sydney at Southampton 2 August

PORT VINDEX left Melbourne 2 August for Hobart (Tasmania)

QUEEN ELIZABETH left New York 1 August for Southampton

QUEEN MARY left Southampton 2 August for New York

REINA DEL MAR from Valparaiso at Liverpool 2 August

SAXONIA from Southampton at Montreal 1 August

TANTALLON CASTLE left Lourenco Marques 1 August for London

TASMANIA STAR left Liverpool 1 August for Auckland

TINTAGEL CASTLE at Port Elizabeth 1 August for Beira

TUSCANY left Callao 31 July for Talcahuano

UNITED STATES left Southampton 2 August for New York

WAIRANGI left Montreal 31 July for Liverpool

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Tuesday, August 14, 1962 @ 1700
CUSTODIAN (1961-1979 Heavy-lift general cargo ship 488 feet 149 metres of T & J Harrison, Liverpool) Own Page

Harrison Line's CUSTODIAN closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for West, South and East Africa

Ships agentPrentice, Service & Henderson Ltd., 68 Gordon Street, Glasgow, C.1. Tel 0141- 248-4011Port of RegistryLiverpool
Net Tonnage4,782
Gross Tonnage8,701
Deadweght Tonnage11,575

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Monday, October 23, 1967 @ 1405
WHITE RIVER (1958=1976 General cargo ship 546 feet long of International Navigation Corp., Monrovia : 1981 scrapped at Aviles, Spain) Own Page

WHITE RIVER arrives at Stobcross Quay, Glasgow to load steel coils for Chicago

Arrived fromRotterdam (Netherlands)Port of RegistryMonrovia (Liberia)
Arrived in berth54 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)Gross Tonnage10,379
Sailing forRiverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (to continue loading) then Chicago (USA)Deadweght Tonnage15,930
Sailed from berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival8' 08"
Draught aft on arrival19' 02"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 24th October
Outward cargoSteel coils 2,338 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo2100 on 25th October
Draught forward on sailing12' 10"
Draught aft on sailing19' 04"
Ships agentJ & J Denholm Ltd,, 37 Renfield Street, Glasgow Telephone CENtral 5571

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Monday, October 23, 1967 @ 1305
RAMORE HEAD (1948- General cargo ship 455 feet long of Ulster Steamship Company/ G Heyn / Head Line, Belfast) Own Page

Head Line's RAMORE HEAD arrives at Stobcross Quay, Glasgow to load 2 heavy lifts for Canada

Arrived fromPrince's Dock, GlasgowPort of RegistryBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with her head west) .. beside the giant craneNet Tonnage3,086
Sailing forMontreal (Canada) via Prince's Dock, GlasgowGross Tonnage6,195
Sailed from berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with her head west) .. beside the giant craneDeadweght Tonnage9,130
Draught forward on arrival16' 11"
Draught aft on arrival18' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Commened loading outward cargo1320 on 23rd October
Outward cargoSame inward cargo and 2 heavy lifts total 156 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Heavy lifts loaded2 heavy lifts total 156 tons loaded onto the ship by the giant Stobcross heavy lift crane
Completed loading outward cargo1520 on 23rd October
Draught forward on sailing17' 02"
Draught aft on sailing18' 03"
Ships agentDonaldson Line (Agency), 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1, Tel CENtral 3901

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Tuesday, October 10, 1967 @ 0610
SCOTIA (1966-1970 General cargo ship 457 feet overall of Cunard Line, London) Own Page

Cunard cargo ship SCOTIA arrives at Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow to unload then load for New York

Arrived fromNorfolk (Virginia) via GreenockPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth5 Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)Gross Tonnage5,837
Sailing forNew York (USA)
Sailed from berth4 / 5 Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival17' 00"
Draught aft on arrival18' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 1,532 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 10th October
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1030 on 13th October
Commened loading outward cargo1100 on 12th October
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,786 tons including 72 containers
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo1830 on 15th October
Draught forward on sailing16' 07"
Draught aft on sailing20' 09"
Engine trialsFrom 1115 to 1130 hours on 14th October
Vessel bunkered11th October bunkered fuel oil from CLYDE ENTERPRISE
Ships agentAnchor Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone CENtral 9809

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Monday, July 1, 1935 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1935 Advert by Lloyd Triestino Italian Lines for their services to India and the Far East

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Tuesday, April 16, 1963 @ 1615
HALCYON (1947-1966 General cargo puffer lighter 84 feet long of William McMillan, Campbeltown / Irvine Shipping & Trading Company, Irvine) Own Page

Clyde puffer HALCYON arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load Malt and Empty Barrels for Islay

Arrived fromArdrishaig (Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryIrvine, Ayrshire, Scotland
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage57
Sailing forIsle of Islay (Western Isles of Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage101
Sailed from berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Master of vessel on arrivalJ McMillan
Draught aft on arrival6' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoMalt (in bags) and empty barrels
Draught aft on sailing6' 06"
Master of vessel on sailingJ McMillan
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Tuesday, April 16, 1963 @ 1610
GRANTON FALCON (Deep sea fishing trawler) Own Page

Deep Sea Trawler GRANTON FALCON arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with 800 boxes of fish

Arrived fromSea (Deep sea fishing grounds)Port of RegistryGranton (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Sailing forSea (Deep sea fishing grounds)
Sailed from berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Master of vessel on arrivalW Patterson
Draught aft on arrival14' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalFish 800 boxes
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught aft on sailing14' 06"
Ships agentCarnie & Croan, Granton

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Tuesday, April 16, 1963 @ 1640
DIOSKUROI (1960-1969 Oil tanker of Canopus Transoceanic Corp., Piraeus Own Page

Greek Tanker DIOSKUROI arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with fuel oil from Heysham via Belfast

Arrived fromHeysham (England) via BelfastPort of RegistryPiraeus (Greece)
Arrived in berth12 Ocean Tanker Berth, Ardrossan Harbour (Scotland, U.K.) .. tugs SEAWAY and STRONGBOWGross Tonnage12,575
Sailing forCuracao (a Lesser Antilles island in the southern Caribbean Sea and the Dutch Caribbean region) Deadweght Tonnage20,290
Sailed from berth12 Ocean Tanker Berth, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland) .. tugs SEAWAY and THUNDERER
Master of vessel on arrivalD Kutologiannis
Draught aft on arrival20' 07"
Cargo carried on arrivalFuel oil
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught aft on sailing20' 06"
Master of vessel on sailingD Kutologiannis
Ships agentT L Duff & Company, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Tel 29 and 40

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Thursday, March 14, 1963 @ 0300
ANABISI (General cargo coaster) Own Page

ANABISI arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with Fencing and Plywood from La Pallice (France) via Newport

Arrived fromLa Pallice (France) via Newport (Wales)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage248
Sailing forBilbao (Spain)Gross Tonnage483
Sailed from berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Master of vessel on arrivalF Sanchez
Draught aft on arrival9' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalFencing and Plywood
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Master of vessel on sailingF Sanchez
Ships agentRennie & Watson Ltd., 73 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2. Telephone CENtral 4741

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Wednesday, March 13, 1963 @ 2115
WHITEHAVEN (1957-1964 General cargo coaster 56 metres long for Whitehaven Shipping & Trading, Uk) Own Page

Coaster WHITEHAVEN arrives in Ardrossan to load coal for East Yelland (Denmark)

Arrived fromEast Yelland (Denmark)Port of RegistryNewcastle (England)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage375
Sailing forEast Yelland (Denmark)
Sailed from berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Master of vessel on arrivalWray
Draught aft on arrival8' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoCoal and oil bunkers
Draught aft on sailing10' 06"
Master of vessel on sailingWray
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Tuesday, June 1, 1937 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1937 Advert by Ellerman and Bucknall S S Co., Cape Town for their services from London

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Friday, November 16, 1962 @ 1330
RIEVAULX (pronounced Ree- voh as in "Oh Dear" 1958-1973 Ore carrier 505 feet 154m long of Bolton Steam Shipping Company, England : 1984 scrapped China) Own Page

RIEVAULX arrives at Terminus Quay, Glasgow from Port Elizabeth (South Africa) via Birkenhead

Arrived fromPort Elizabeth (South Africa) via BirkenheadPort of RegistryMiddlesbrough, England
Arrived in berthGeneral Terminus Quay, Glasgow Gross Tonnage10,974
Sailing forFalmouth (England)Deadweght Tonnage15,608
Sailed from berthTerminus Quay, Glasgow ..Pilot Graham and 3 Steel & Bennie tugs, canted inside Prince's Dock
Draught forward on arrival19' 03"
Draught aft on arrival22' 08"
Cargo carried on arrivalIron Ore 8,214 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1400 on 16th November
Stevedore discharging inward cargoColvilles Ltd.
Completed discharge of inward cargo1240 on 17th November
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing15' 05"
Draught aft on sailing22' 06"
Vessel on groundAt 2200 on 16th November vessel afloat and alongside draught forward 16' 00" and aft 22' 09"
Ships agentBISCO (British Iron & Steel Corporation)

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Wednesday, November 14, 1962 @ 2335
BITTERN (1949-1966 General cargo ship 290 feet overall of British and Continental Steamship Co., Liverpool : 1975 scrapped in Pakistan) Own Page

BITTERN arrives at Mavisbank Quay, Glasgow to unload then load for Ghent and Antwerp

Arrived fromAntwerp (Belgium) via BelfastPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth57 / 59 Mavisbank Quay, Glasgow (with stern 5 blinds west of bulkhead)Gross Tonnage1,527
Sailing forGhent and Antwerp
Sailed from berth57 / 59 Mavisbank Quay, Glasgow (with stern 5 blinds west of bulkhead)
Draught forward on arrival10' 00"
Draught aft on arrival15' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 343 tons and 100 tons of sand
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 15th November
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo0900 on 17th November
Commened loading outward cargo1730 on 15th November
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 240 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo0920 on 17th November
Draught forward on sailing11' 03"
Draught aft on sailing13' 00"

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Friday, November 9, 1962 @ 1105
CRAFTSMAN (1947-1967 Steam General cargo ship 464 feet long of Charente Steamship Company / T & J Harrison, Liverpool) Own Page

Harrison Line's CRAFTSMAN arrives at Springfield Quay, Glasgow to load for Trinidad via Liverpool

Arrived fromAmsterdam (Netherlands)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Arrived in berth29 / 31 Springfield Quay, Glasgow (with her head west and stem 1 1/2 blinds in from ferry)Net Tonnage4,000
Sailing forTrinidad via LiverpoolGross Tonnage6,725
Sailed from berth29 / 31 Springfield Quay, Glasgow (with her head west and stem 1 1/2 blinds in from ferry)Deadweght Tonnage9,160
Draught forward on arrival11' 08"
Draught aft on arrival19' 02"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 11th November
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 908 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo1130 on 14th November
Draught forward on sailing12' 08"
Draught aft on sailing21' 07"
Vessel on groundAt 0720 on 13th November ship aground and alongside draught forward 12' 07" and aft 19' 06"
Ships agentPrentice, Service & Henderson Ltd., 68 Gordon Street, Glasgow, C.1. Tel 0141- 248-4011

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Saturday, November 3, 1962 @ 0345
FOGLARO (1962-1967 Ore carrier 489 feet long of Rederi AB Regulus (Rex), Stockholm, Sweden) Own Page

Ore carrier FOGLARO arrives at east end of General Terminus Quay, Glasgow from Lulea (Sweden)

Arrived fromLulea (Sweden)Port of RegistryStockholm (Sweden)
Arrived in berthEast end of General Terminus Quay, Glasgow
Sailing forPernis (Netherlands)
Sailed from berthEast end of General Terminus Quay, Glasgow ... Pilot Smith, 2 Steel & Bennie tugs
Draught forward on arrival27' 06"
Draught aft on arrival27' 07"
Cargo carried on arrivalIron Ore 11,000 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0600 on 3rd November
Stevedore discharging inward cargoColvilles Ltd.
Completed discharge of inward cargo1150 on 4th November
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing8' 08"
Draught aft on sailing19' 05"

Pilot Smith and 2 Steel & Bennie tugs assisted FOGLARO from

General Terminus Quay and canted her at the entrance to

Prince’s Dock. 

News Event

Tuesday, April 25, 1967 @ 1355
LOCH ARD (1955-1971 General cargo coaster 184 feet long of David MacBrayne, Glasgow : 1985 scrapped) Own Page

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

Arrived fromWest Highlands and Islands of ScotlandPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth24 / 22 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)Reg Tonnage237
Sailing forWest Highlands and Islands of ScotlandGross Tonnage611
Sailed from berth24 / 22 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival9' 06"
Draught aft on arrival11' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 120 tons and 7 livestock
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1540 on 25th April
Stevedore discharging inward cargoScruttons Ltd., 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 7771
Completed discharge of inward cargo0950 on 26th April
Commened loading outward cargo1000 on 26th April
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 350 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoScruttons Ltd., 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 7771
Completed loading outward cargo1855 on 27th April
Draught forward on sailing10' 00"
Draught aft on sailing12' 02"
Ships agentDavid MacBrayne Ltd., Clyde House, 44 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2. Telephone CENtral 9231

News Event

Tuesday, March 21, 1967 @ 1300
GABRIEL 111 (for GABRIEL 3 : a motor yacht 36 feet long) Own Page

Motor Yacht GABRIEL 111 arrives at Stobcross Quay, Glasgow and loaded onto floating crane NEWSHOT

Ship's locationLoaded onto floating crane NEWSHOT
Arrived fromMcGruer & Co. Ltd., Boatbuilders, Clynder, Gare Loch, Argyll & Bute, Scotland
Arrived in berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (arrived by road transport)..... beside the giant heavy lift crane

   The 36 feet long motor yacht GABRIEL 111 weighing

16 tons arrived at the giant crane at berth 52 Stobcross

Quay, Glasgow by road transport from McGruer

Boatbuilders at Clynder, Gare Loch, and was lifted

by the giant crane onto the floating crane NEWSHOT

which would take the yacht to Furness Withy’s cargo

ship PACIFIC STRONGHOLD at the nearby Prince’s

Dock, Glasgow. 

News Event

Saturday, March 18, 1967 @ 1745
ROBERT MIDDLETON (1938 - 1974 Coastal store carrier 220 feet overall of Royal Fleet Auxiliary : pennant no A241 : Scrapped 1983) Own Page

RFA ROBERT MIDDLETON arrives in Queen's Dock, Glasgow to load Government Stores for Belfast

Arrived fromPortsmouth (England)Port of RegistryAdmiralty, London
Arrived in berth17 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)Reg Tonnage582
Sailing forBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage1125
Sailed from berth17 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival7' 08"
Draught aft on arrival13' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 20th March
Outward cargoGovernment Stores
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1700 on 21st March
Draught forward on sailing9' 03"
Draught aft on sailing13' 09"

News Event

Saturday, March 18, 1967 @ 1406
DEERWOOD (1955-1969 General cargo ship 428 feet long of Wm.France, Fenwick & Co.) Own Page

DEERWOOD arrives at 10 Queen's Dock, Glasgow for repairs by Barclay Curle Shipyard

Arrived fromGeneral Terminus Quay, Glasgow Port of RegistryU.K.
Arrived in berth10 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west) ... for repairs by Barclay Curle ShipyardGross Tonnage6,616
Sailing forBayonne (France)
Sailed from berth10 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west) ... after repairs by Barclay Curle Shipyard
Draught forward on arrival8' 01"
Draught aft on arrival18' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing7' 11"
Draught aft on sailing20' 10"
Vessel bunkered20th March bunkered 290 tons fuel oil from oiler CLANITY
Ships agentH Hogarth & Sons Ltd., 120 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 6535

News Event

Sunday, March 10, 1963 @ 1000
Own Page

1963 Advert by P. Henderson & Co., Glasgow for their Shipping Agency services

News Event

Friday, March 17, 1967 @ 1700
RAVNEFJELL (1955-1967 General cargo liner 304 feet long of A/S Falkefjell / Olsen & Ugelstad, Norway : Scrapped 1985) Own Page

Fjell Line's RAVNEFJELL closes at Glasgow for cargo for Montreal, Toronto, Cleveland and Chicago

Ships agentJ C Peacock & Co. Ltd., 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C.1. Tel DOUglas 7101 Grams "Peacock" Port of RegistryOslo (Norway)

News Event

Friday, March 17, 1967 @ 1700
CITY OF DUNDEE ( 1961 - 1978 General cargo liner 434 feet long of Ellerman Line / Ellerman & Bucknall, London) Own Page

Ellerman's CITY OF DUNDEE closes at Birkenhead for cargo for Las Palmas, South and East Africa

Ships agentHall Line Ltd., Tower Building, Liverpool 3 Tel. CENtral 8444 Telex 62-185Port of RegistryLondon

News Event

Thursday, April 6, 1967 @ 2115
CLAN SUTHERLAND (1951-1971 general cargo ship 513 feet long of The Clan Line Steamers Ltd / , Cayzer, Irvine & Co., Glasgow) Own Page

CLAN SUTHERLAND arrives at Stobcross Quay, Glasgow to load a 141 ton heavy lift

Arrived fromLondon (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with head east)..... beside the big craneNet Tonnage3,864
Sailing forCape Town (South Africa) via King George V Dock, GlasgowGross Tonnage8,338
Sailed from berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with head east)..... beside the big craneDeadweght Tonnage10,870
Draught forward on arrival10' 10"
Draught aft on arrival18' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 7th April
Outward cargo1 heavy lift of 141 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Heavy lifts loaded1 lift of 141 tons
Completed loading outward cargo1000 on 7th April
Draught forward on sailing11' 06"
Draught aft on sailing18' 04"
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050

News Event

Tuesday, February 12, 1963 @ 1050
H.M.S. ABERFORD (1952-1964 "Ford" class seaward defence patrol boat pennant number P 3102 and 117 feet long of Royal Navy, London : 1975 scrapped at Kenya) Own Page

H.M.S. ABERFORD towed from Roadstead to 10 Eglinton Basin, Ardrossan by tug SEAWAY

Arrived fromBarrow-in-Furness (England)Port of RegistryAdmiralty, London (U.K.)
Arrived in berth10 Eglinton Tidal Basin, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)

   Royal Fleet Auxiliary tug BUSTLER arrived at the

roadstead off Ardrossan Harbour having towed the

Royal Navy patrol boat H.M.S. ABERFORD from

Barrow-in-Furness, England.

   At the roadstead BUSTLER handed over the tow

to the Ardrossan Harbour tug SEAWAY which towed

ABERFORD to 10 Eglinton Basin, Ardrossan Harbour

  and then into the Ardrossan Dockyard.

News Event

Tuesday, February 12, 1963 @ 1050
BUSTLER (1943-1973 Deep-sea tug of Royal Fleet Auxiliary, London : 1989 scrapped) Own Page

Fleet Auxiliary tug BUSTLER towing H.M.S. ABERFORD arrives at Roadstead off Ardrossan Harbour

Arrived fromBarrow-in-Furness (England)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berthRoadstead off Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Cargo carried on arrivalTowing Royal Navy patrol boat H.M.S. ABERFORD

   Royal Fleet Auxiliary tug BUSTLER arrived at the

roadstead off Ardrossan Harbour having towed the

Royal Navy patrol boat H.M.S. ABERFORD from

Barrow-in-Furness, England.

   At the roadstead BUSTLER handed over the tow

to the Ardrossan Harbour tug SEAWAY which towed

ABERFORD into Ardrossan Harbour and then into

the Ardrossan Dockyard.

News Event

Monday, February 11, 1963 @ 2130
JOHANNES (1952-1976 General cargo coaster 51.25m overall of N.V. Wijnne & Barends, Delfzijl, Groningen, Netherlands / Firma Gebr. Veenma (Klaas, David, Johannes & Anne), Groningen, Groningen) Own Page

Wijnne & Barends JOHANNES arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load coal for East Yelland (Denmark)

Arrived fromEast Yelland (Denmark)Port of RegistryGroningen (Netherlands)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage247
Sailing forEast Yelland (Denmark)Gross Tonnage493
Sailed from berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Deadweght Tonnage711
Master of vessel on arrivalJ Veenma
Draught aft on arrival9' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoCoal and oil bunkers
Draught aft on sailing12' 00"
Master of vessel on sailingJ Veenma
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

News Event

Monday, September 11, 1961 @ 1700
CITY OF LUCKNOW ( 1946-1963 General cargo liner 500 feet long of Ellerman Lines Ltd, London) Own Page

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

Ships agentCity Line Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C 2 Tel Central 9971Port of RegistryLondon
Net Tonnage5485.58
Gross Tonnage9972.38

News Event

Wednesday, September 13, 1961 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
BENCRUACHAN (1946-1966 General cargo liner of William Thomson Ben Line, Edinburgh) Own Page

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

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

News Event

Friday, May 24, 1963 @ 1000
Own Page

1963 Advert by Harrisons (Clyde) Glasgow for Second Engineer, Second and Third Mates and Cadets

News Event

Saturday, June 15, 1935 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
Own Page

1930's poster issued by Anchor Line of Glasgow for services to and from Gibraltar, Egypt and India

News Event

Tuesday, April 12, 1966 @ 1700
DISCOVERER (1964-1977 General cargo ship 407 feet long of Charente S S Co Ltd / T & J Harrison Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Harrison Line's DISCOVERER closes at Liverpool for receiving cargo for the West Indies

Ships agentThos & Jas Harrison Ltd., LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool (England)

News Event

Saturday, April 16, 1966 @ 1700
PRINS WILLEM GEORGE FREDERIK (General cargo ship of Oranje Line, Netherlands) Own Page

PRINS WILLEM GEORGE FREDERIK closes at Glasgow for cargo for Montreal and Great Lakes

Ships agentJ C Peacock & Co. Ltd., 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C.1. Tel DOUglas 7101 Grams "Peacock" Port of RegistryRotterdam, Holland

News Event

Friday, April 15, 1966 @ 1700
COLINA (1960-1967 general cargo liner 294 feet long of Donaldson Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Donaldson Line's COLINA closes at Glasgow for cargo for Quebec, Montreal, Toronto and Hamilton

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

News Event

Friday, April 15, 1966 @ 1700
CITY OF MANCHESTER ( 1950 - 1971 General cargo liner 485 feet of Ellerman Line, London) Own Page

Ellerman's CITY OF MANCHESTER closes at Birkenhead for cargo for West, South and East Africa

Ships agentHall Line Ltd., Tower Building, Liverpool 3 Tel. CENtral 8444 Telex 62-185Port of RegistryLondon

News Event

Sunday, February 19, 1967 @ 1520
ULLA DANIELSEN (1966- 1971 General cargo ship 62.65m 241 feet overall of Rederiet Otto Danielsen, Copenhagen : 2001 scrapped) Own Page

ULLA DANIELSEN arrives at Stobcross Quay, Glasgow with 1,400 empty barrels from Cadiz (Spain)

Arrived fromCadiz (Spain)Port of RegistryKobenhaven (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Arrived in berth58 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)Net Tonnage291
Sailing forPreston (England, UK)Gross Tonnage499
Sailed from berth58 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)Deadweght Tonnage1,043
Draught forward on arrival7' 06"
Draught aft on arrival10' 00"
Cargo carried on arrival1,400 empty barrels
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 20th February
Stevedore discharging inward cargoScruttons Ltd., 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 7771
Completed discharge of inward cargo1500 on 20th February
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing6' 00"
Draught aft on sailing9' 03"
Ships agentThe General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 2803

Image contributed by G W (Kobenhavn)

News Event

Saturday, February 18, 1967 @ 1645
RIONGES (1957-1976 General cargo ship 430 feet overall of Murmansk Shipping Company, Murmansk : 1976 scrapped at Castellon, Spain) Own Page

USSR cargo ship RIONGES arrives in Queen's Dock, Glasgow from Quebec (Canada) via Dublin

Arrived fromQuebec (Canada) via DublinPort of RegistryMurmansk (USSR = Russia)
Arrived in berth17 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)Net Tonnage2,856
Sailing forMurmansk (Russia)Gross Tonnage5,494
Sailed from berth17 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival7' 10"
Draught aft on arrival22' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 1,300 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 20th February
Stevedore discharging inward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo1330 on 23rd February
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing6' 00"
Draught aft on sailing18' 10"
Vessel bunkered21st February bunkered 70 tons of fuel oil from Road Transport Tanker
Ships agentCory Brothers, Glasgow

News Event

Monday, October 2, 1961 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
BALLARAT (1954-1968 General cargo liner 527 feet long of P & O, London) Own Page

P & O cargo ship BALLARAT leaves Grangemouth for Melbourne, Sydney, Port Kembla and Brisbane

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

News Event

Monday, May 20, 1963 @ 1000
Own Page

1963 Advert by British India Steam Navigation, London for Engineer Officers

News Event

Friday, February 8, 1963 @ 1455
TJERK HIDDES (1957-1972 General cargo coaster 50m 164 feet long of Scheepvaartkantoor Holwerda, Heerenveen, Netherlands / Gebr. van der Schoot, Harlingen, Netherlands) Own Page

Holwerda coaster TJERK HIDDES arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load coal for Denmark

Arrived fromManchester (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryHarlingen (Netherlands)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage257
Sailing forEast Zelland (Denmark)Gross Tonnage479
Sailed from berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Deadweght Tonnage580
Master of vessel on arrivalDe Jong
Draught aft on arrival8' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoCoal
Master of vessel on sailingDe Jong
Ships agentGeneral Freight, Ardrossan Harbour

News Event

Friday, February 8, 1963 @ 0050
SYLVIA (1958-1968 General cargo coaster 56.93m overall of Harm Roossien, Appingedam, Groningen, Netherlands) Own Page

Harm Roosien's coaster SYLVIA arrives in Ardrossan Harbour with scrap metal from Belfast

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryAppingedam, Groningen (Netherlands)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage298
Master of vessel on arrivalHarm RoosienGross Tonnage499
Draught aft on arrival10' 00"Deadweght Tonnage880
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal

News Event

Thursday, March 16, 1967 @ 1140
SWALLOW (1961-1967 General cargo ship 280 feet overall of General Steam Navigation Company, London) Own Page

General Steam's SWALLOW arrives in Glasgow and unloads then sold to Greek purchasers

Arrived fromGenoa (Italy) and DublinPort of RegistryLondon (UK)
Arrived in berth29 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)Gross Tonnage1,463
Draught forward on arrival7' 07"
Draught aft on arrival13' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 450 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1300 on 16th March
Stevedore discharging inward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo1130 on 21st March
Ships agentMoss Hutchison Line Limited, 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel. Central 6643

   General Steam’s SWALLOW arrives in Glasgow to

discharge her cargo and was then sold to Greek

purchasers who renamed her EVELPIS.

     See the entries for EVELPIS for her drydocking,

bunkering and leaving Glasgow for West Hartlepool

(England).  

News Event

Tuesday, February 25, 1936 @ 1830
LAIRDSCASTLE (1930-1940 Passenger / general cargo ship 276 feet overall of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow : 1940 sank near Sanda Island after collision near Ailsa Craig) Own Page

Burns & Laird's coaster LAIRDSCASTLE leaves Glasgow for Ardrossan for annual overhaul

Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Net Tonnage1,031
Gross Tonnage1,945

Latest Comments

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Where did this ship come from in Sweden ???

Haltst…….. ?????

 

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

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

20 May 2019  @ 1540

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

at Tail-of-the Bank.

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

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

bringing stores for the Holy Loch vessels, and the stores

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

lighters and small coasters.

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

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

and blue bands.

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

could be MARSHFIELD or MARSHLAND ….. or something like

that, was obviously a WW2 type but always immaculate

 and a frequent caller.

   Does anyone else remember these ships calling at

the Clyde ?

 

Alan and Jean.

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Clyde Navigation Trust launches NEWARK, GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS

 

 14 March 2019   @ 1239

Richard Danielson e-mails

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

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

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

THANK YOU.
Richard Danielson.
 

 

Admin Note :

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

 

20 March 2019  @ 1604

 

Jim Howie  (Partick, Glasgow)

 

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

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

  

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

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

12 Hopper Barges.

1 Dumb grab hopper barge.

1 Tug CLYDE.

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

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

11 passenger ferryboats.

1 60-ton floating crane NEWSHOT.

1 Diving Bell barge.

2 Divers’ motor boats.

1 Oil Separating Barge PLOVER

3 motor launches NEWARK, GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS.

1 Hydrographic Survey launch CRANNOG.

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

Jim Howie.

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Looking for images / photos of BALLYGALLY HEAD of 1950s

 23 January 2019  1011

Joseph McGurk Jr. e-mails

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

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

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

he sailed on her

   Thank you, regards Joseph mc gurk jr

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Renfrew Harbour, Firth of Clyde, around 1980

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

 

   Does anyone have any idea what the other ships are ?


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The advert for paddle steamer EAGLE 111 in 1937

 6th  January 2019.

   James Barrowman (Brighton, England) e-mails :

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

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

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

   Thanks, Jim Barrowman.

7th January 2019 

   J.S. (Pollokshaws, Glasgow) replies :

The River Clyde runs generally east to west through

the centre of Glasgow and essentially divides the city

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

   In the past and even today people talk of coming

from or living in the South Side.

   Up to around 1970’s passenger excursion steamers

and cross-channel to Ireland steamers left Broomielaw,

Anderston Quay and Lancefield Quay on the North Side

and in the summer months left Bridge Wharf on the

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

= Down the Water = sailing down the River Clyde to

Clyde piers such as Dunoon and Rothesay and

Tighnabruaich.

   The advert mentions the steamer calling at Govan

 Wharf and Renfrew to pick up passengers.

   Today Govan Wharf is only recognisable by a derelict

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

South Bank essentially between the Govan Drydocks

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

yard) and beside the playing field between Wanlock Street

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

small Govan Passenger Ferry used to ply from near

Govan Wharf across the river to the east end of Meadowside

Quay

   It was news to me that excursion steamers stopped

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

   Perhaps someone can help.

 

Ref The advert for paddle steamer EAGLE 111 in 1937.

12 January 2019   Robert Orr replies :


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

occupied by Simons and Lobnitz shipyards in Renfrew.

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

10 December 2018   Geoff in Australia e-mails :

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

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


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

 

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

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Ellerman’s CITY OF EXETER at Plymouth in 1958    

I was quite surprised to read that CITY OF EXETER called

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

African service passenger liners?

   Jim Hesketh, Liverpool 

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12 November 2018

 

TWEED, a 1959-built 112 foot water carrier of

Furness Withy, Port of Spain, Trinidad

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

    Looking at your list of ships I was surprised to see

TWEED of Furness Withy, a 112 foot water tanker at

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

   Anyone have information on this ship ?

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Can anyone name this British coaster ?

 

05 November 2018

Billy Fullarton writes :

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

HarbourScotland.   Can anyone name this coaster. ?

 

   I think her name ends in SOUND.

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British & Irish KILKENNY in 1935

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

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

     I was with Brocklebank’s and sometimes called at

Gan Island in the Indian Ocean to discharge stores for

the RAF overside to landing craft in the lagoon.

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

which carried a small naval tug from Trincomali in

Ceylon to Gan, around late 1960s.

   Anyone know about this ?

    J.S., (Wallasey)

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

Jim J. of Liverpool e-mails :

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

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

Funnel ship there.

   Can anyone enlighten me as to why a Blue Funnel would

be in the Gulf of Mexico ?

   Also in conversation someone told of Blue Funnel having

Chinese crews on deck and catering.   I had always thought

that Blueys had British crews.   Someone please tell me

what is correct.

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Deck cadets Critchley and Doherty on RAMON DE LARRINAGA in 1965

 22 May 2018

 Alan Rutherford e-mails :

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

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   Looking for information on some British ships around 1950-1954

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

 Great website.

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

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


Regards,
Ian Rae

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Can anyone identify this USN lapel badge ?

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

   Can anyone identify the badge ?

2018-02-18 @ 1320

 

19 May 2018

Hello Douglas,

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

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

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

Bill Steel e-mails

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

17 February 2018 @ 2307

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

    Jim Harrison  (Brighton, England) e-mails :

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

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

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

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   German cargo ship MILLERNTOR in 1954

 

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

 

   After unloading she left Ardrossan returning to Narvik.

 

Does anyone have any information or details of MILLERNTOR ?

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" If sufficient inducement "

 James Bridges (Canterbury, England) e-mails –

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

“ If sufficient inducement “

 

23 January 2019 at 2113

 Geoff  (Australia)  e-mails :

 

James Bridges (Canterbury, England) e-mails –

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

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


My understanding of "sufficient inducement" meant if there was

 enough cargo to be lifted to be commercially viable. ”

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Was she “ LAIRDS OAK “ or “ LAIRDSOAK ” ?

   Robert Bothwell (Glasgow) e-mails :

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

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

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


 

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

 

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

 

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Coaster BALLYCASTLE in 1953

 

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

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   Carebeka's coaster RIAN in 1953

 

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

 

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

 

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

  


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

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

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

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

Additional note :

Can anyone supply details of ALPHERAT ?


 

Norwegian Tanker RAILA in 1953

 

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

 

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

 Fred from Formby (Merseyside, England, writes

 

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

 

Can someone tell something about these services ? ”

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CHANTALA  (Worcester Park, Surrey) writes :

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

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

   All I can remember now is “Asti aria kurro”

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

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

 

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

  


 

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

 

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

  


Anchor Line advertisement of 1871

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

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

Thank you.

Still laughing

Fred of Formby, Merseyside, England.

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

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German cargo ship RUHR in 1953

 

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

 

   Has anyone got any details of this ship ?

 

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British coaster J B KEE in 1957

 

 Fred of Formby (Merseyside, England) writes :

 

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

 

   Anyone have details of this ship ?

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 Jim Allbright (London) e-mails :

 

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

 

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

 

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SUNBEAR of Saguenay Terminals.

 

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

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

Captain Bryn Wayt writes :

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

James Jeffries replies :

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

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

   In 1972 she was scrapped in Santander, Spain.

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

 

Billy MacAulay (Moderator and Senior Member) writes :

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

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

  

 

  


 

   Why was LADY McGOWAN IN Loch Riddon ?

 

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

 

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

 

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

  


John Kelly's coaster BALLYCLARE in late 1953.

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

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Small boat sailor writes from Inverkip :

 

 

 

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

 

   Does anyone know anything of these two launches ?

 

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

 

   Sandy

  


Mystery of CVC in Prince’s Dock area of Glasgow

   In 1958 the Clyde Shipping Company’s coaster PLADDA

 was listed as berthed in CVC in Prince’s Dock

 area in Glasgow.

   Does anyone know where CVC was ?

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

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Pacific Steam Navigation’s KENUTA at Puna in 1957

 

Tom Hayworth e-mails :

 

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

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Ben Line’s Far-East coaster BENVEG in 1957

 

Leith Man e-mails

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

for BENVEG as I had never heard of her.

 

Anyone have any more information please ?

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SPRINGFIELD QUAY, GLASGOW

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

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

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

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


MYSTERY SHIP PORTHOLE

 From Michael Irwin (michaelj87836@gmail.com)
When: 16 September 2016 15:09
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I have a very short video posted on youtube of a porthole that I am trying to identify. It is more than likely WW1 era. Glass window is 14" in diameter and the entire assembly weighs 132 lbs. The name of the youtube video is Mystery Ship Porthole and I will leave a link. Thanks

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

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LASHERCIA ..... A Spanish coaster in 1962

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

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Clyde Navigation Trust launches GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS

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

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Carrickfergus (Northern Ireland) in January 1963.

From Sean R  (Larne, Northern Ireland)

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


 

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Netherlands coaster MADO in 1963

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

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CARGOES FOR BEIRA BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT ONLY

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

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

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Holland America cargo ship DUIVENDYK

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


 

Information needed on cargo ship KORBACH in 1958

 

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

 

Does anyone have any information on KORBACH ?


 

“Conducting their business in Great Waters” series

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


WHERE IS " PULO BOKOM "

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

"Hydatina" of Croydon, England, writes :

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

Note : The event for CALCHAS has been amended accordingly.


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

 

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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

          

Click on these images to enlarge them

First is maybe.... Cruzeiro Do Sul

Below it is maybe.... Templar

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

Further down maybe... La Manche

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

     

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


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

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

A Manson writes :

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


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


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


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

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


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

A Manson writes :

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


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


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


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


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

A Manson replies; 

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

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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


Clan Line offices were at Clan Line 109 hope Street Glasgow


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

A Manson replies : 

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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

A Manson writes :

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


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

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


30th January 2014

PLEASE KEEP YOUR COMMENTS RELEVANT TO SHIPS AND SHIPPING AT GLASGOW

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

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

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

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


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

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


BERTH NUMBERS AT SHIELDHALL RIVERSIDE WHARF

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

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


NUMBERING OF BERTHS FROM BROOMIELAW AND BRIDGE WHARF TO PLANTATION

A Manson writes :

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


WHO OWNED OR OPERATED GENERAL TERMINUS AND ITS CRANES

Bill McKellar e-mails :

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


PORT CHALMERS

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


DUMBARTON AND LOCH LOMOND AND "MAID OF THE LOCH"

Alaister McKenzie e-mails :

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


STEAMSHIP "META"

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

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


MAVISBANK QUAY AND PLANTATION QUAY, GLASGOW

Jim Hillhouse e-mails :   

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


NUMBERING OF BERTHS FROM BROOMIELAW AND BRIDGE WHARF TO PLANTATION

A Manson writes :

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

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