Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

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Tuesday, May 5, 1959 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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The Ross & Marshall's Light Shipping "Clyde Puffer" vessel diary for Tuesday 5 May 1959

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Monday, May 4, 1959 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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The Ross & Marshall's Light Shipping "Clyde Puffer" vessel diary for Monday 4 May 1959

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Thursday, July 27, 1967 @ 2050
BECKY (1965-1975 General cargo ship 99.32m 326 feet long of John E. Sandstrom, Stockholm but chartered to A/B Transmarin : 1981 scrapped)) Own Page

BECKY arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow with 400 tons of Arsenic from Ronnskar (Sweden)

Arrived fromRonnskar (Sweden)Port of RegistryPanama
Arrived in berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Gross Tonnage1,792
Sailing forArdrossan Harbour (Scotland)Deadweght Tonnage3,353
Sailed from berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Draught forward on arrival16' 02"
Draught aft on arrival17' 04"
Cargo carried on arrivalArsenic 400 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 27th July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Port Authority, 16 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2.
Completed discharge of inward cargo1630 on 31st July
Outward cargoPart same inward cargo of arsenic
Draught forward on sailing14' 03"
Draught aft on sailing16' 09"
Ships agentVon Mehren, Glasgow

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Saturday, April 1, 1950 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
CALEDONIA (1948-1965 Passenger - Cargo Liner 506 feet long of Anchor Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Anchor Line poster of their CALEDONIA leaving Bombay on her homeward passage to UK

Port of RegistryGlasgow
Gross Tonnage11252

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Monday, July 3, 1967 @ 1210
CLAN MATHESON (1957-1978 General cargo ship 502 feet long of Cayzer Irvine / Clan Line, Glasgow : 1978 scrapped) Own Page

CLAN MATHESON arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Red Sea and Indian ports

Arrived fromHull (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage7,585
Sailing forPort Said, Suez, Aqaba, Aden, Bombay and Madras via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival10' 03"
Draught aft on arrival18' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 4th July
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 820 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1700 on 12th July
Draught forward on sailing13' 00"
Draught aft on sailing18' 03"
Engine trials12th July from 1700 to 1705 and again from 1820 to 1835
Vessel drydocked4th to 6th July at Govan Drydock, Glasgow ..... see Events for this ship
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020 @ 1150
HAM 316 (2005- Hopper Dredger 128m of Sleephopperzuigers BV, Netherlands) Own Page

Hopper Dredger HAM 316 arrives at Shieldhall, Glasgow for dredging operations in the River Clyde

Ship's locationRiver Clyde, passing Braehead Shopping Centre, Glasgow and inbound to ShieldhallPort of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)
Arrived fromMoerdijk (Netherlands)Gross Tonnage9,760
Deadweght Tonnage13,700

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Thursday, June 8, 1967 @ 0200
PROMETHEUS (1967-1978 General cargo ship 564 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's PROMETHEUS arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Far Eastern Ports

Arrived fromNewcastle (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Sailing forSingapore via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival16' 10"
Draught aft on arrival25' 05"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 12th June
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1400 on 15th June
Draught forward on sailing22' 00"
Draught aft on sailing23' 03"
Vessel bunkered13th June bunkered 130 tons of fuel oil from oiler CLANITY
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

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Thursday, June 1, 1967 @ 1915
MARGRETHE HOYER (1964-1977 Tanker 55.35m 182 feet long of S. P. Christensen Partrederi, Vejle, Denmark) Own Page

Danish Tanker MARGRETHE HOYER arrives in Glasgow with Sperm Oil from Ponta Delgada (Azores)

Arrived fromPonta Delgada (Azores)Port of RegistryVejle (Denmark)
Arrived in berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow Gross Tonnage543
Sailing forWest...... ??? (Iceland)Deadweght Tonnage619
Sailed from berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival10' 02"
Draught aft on arrival11' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalSperm Oil 475 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 2nd June
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Port Authority, 16 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2.
Completed discharge of inward cargo1500 on 3rd June
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing1' 00"
Ships agentOlsen, Johnston & Co. Ltd., 3 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone CENtral 5815

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Friday, April 21, 1967 @ 2335
HOUSTON CITY (1963-1972 General cargo ship 500 feet 143.6m long of Reardon Smith Line / Leeds Shipping Co., Bideford, England : 1984 scrapped at Shanghai, China), Own Page

Reardon Smith's HOUSTON CITY (on charter to Safmarine) arrives at Glasgow to load for South Africa

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryUK
Arrived in berth2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage10,089
Sailing forCape Town (South Africa) via Swansea (Wales, UK)
Sailed from berth2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival12' 01"
Draught aft on arrival17' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0830 on 23rd April
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,900 tons and 5 X heavy lifts,
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Heavy lifts loaded25th April loaded 5 X heavy lifts total 86 1/2 tons from floating crane NEWSHOT
Completed loading outward cargo1440 on 26th April
Draught forward on sailing16' 06"
Draught aft on sailing19' 01"
Ships agentF W Allan & Ker Ltd., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C. 2. Telephone CENtral 0925-8

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Monday, January 1, 1968 @ 0930
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Advert for 1st January New Year's Day cruises around Sydney Harbour, Australia

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Wednesday, January 17, 1968 @ 1700
The date shown is the date advertised on the published timetable
MORESBY (1965-1970 General cargo ship of Burns, Philp & Co. Ltd., Australia) Own Page

Burns, Philp cargo ship MORESBY expected to leave Sydney for Papua and New Guinea

Ships agentBurns, Philp & Co. Ltd., 7 Bridge Street, Sydney, Australia Telephone 2-0547Port of RegistryAustralia
Gross Tonnage3,175

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Tuesday, January 2, 1968 @ 1200
HIMALAYA (1949-1974 Passenger / cargo liner of P & O, London: scrapped 1974) Own Page

P & O Liner HIMALAYA leaves Darling Harbour, Sydney (Australia) for UK via South Africa

Sailing forUK via South AfricaPort of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Sailed from berth1B Wharf, Darling Harbour, Sydney (Australia)Gross Tonnage27,955
Ships agentP & O Lines of Australia Pty Ltd., 55 Hunter Street, Sydney Telephone 2-0317

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Tuesday, June 2, 1953 @ 1500
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
SIRDHANA (1947-1972 Passenger / cargo ship of British India Steam Navigation Company, London : 1972 scrapped in Taiwan) Own Page

British India's SIRDHANA sailing from Madras (India) to Penang (Malaysia) and Singapore.

Ships agentBinny & Company (Madras) Ltd., 7 Armenian Street, Madras, 1, (India)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage8,608

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Wednesday, July 19, 1967 @ 1230
AUCTORITAS (1959-1979 General cargo ship 545 feet long of Adriatico Tirenni Jonio Ligure ATJL di Alberto Ravano + Figli, Italy : 1979 scrapped) Own Page

AUCTORITAS arrives at Shieldhall, Glasgow to load 1,200 tons steel coils and plates for Chicago

Arrived fromPrince's Dock, GlasgowPort of RegistryItaly
Arrived in berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)Gross Tonnage11,218
Sailing forChicago (USA)Deadweght Tonnage16,246
Sailed from berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival9' 03"
Draught aft on arrival14' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalSteel Coils (outwards)
Commened loading outward cargo1730 on 19th July
Outward cargoSteel coils and plates
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo1745 on 26 July
Draught forward on sailing24' 00"
Draught aft on sailing26' 01"

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Wednesday, June 1, 1977 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
BENMACDHUI (1976-1989 Chemical Tanker of William Thomson's Ben Line, Edinburgh) Own Page

Ben Line Company postcard of their chemical tanker BENMACDHUI in service 1976-1989

Port of RegistryLeith (Scotland, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage1,598

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Saturday, May 2, 1959 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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Ross & Marshall's Light Shipping "Clyde Puffer" vessel diary for Saturday 2 May 1959

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Friday, May 1, 1959 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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Ross & Marshall's Light Shipping "Clyde Puffer" vessel diary for Friday 1 May 1959

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Sunday, February 9, 1975 @ 0250
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
BENLOMOND (1957-1977 General cargo liner 508 feet long 17 knots of William Thomson's Ben Line, Leith) Own Page

An item from the April 1975 edition of the "Ben Bulletin," the Company magazine of Ben Line

Port of RegistryLeith
Net Tonnage6,001
Gross Tonnage10,325
Deadweght Tonnage12,010

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Sunday, July 11, 1954 @ 1000
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July 1954 advert by Caltex Trading & Transport, London, for Engineer Officers in their tanker fleet

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Sunday, March 12, 1967 @ 1150
AFRAM RIVER (1962- 1984 General cargo ship 461 feet long of Black Star Line, Accra, Ghana 1984 scrapped at Aviles, Spain) Own Page

Black Star Line's AFRAM RIVER arrives at Glasgow from Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire) via Liverpool

Arrived fromAbidjan (Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa) via LiverpoolPort of RegistryTakoradi (Ghana)
Arrived in berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)Gross Tonnage7,356
Sailing forLondon (England, U.K.)Deadweght Tonnage9,937
Sailed from berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival17' 06"
Draught aft on arrival17' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLogs and general cargo 493 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 13th March
Stevedore discharging inward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo1400 on 14th March
Outward cargoPart same inward cargo
Draught forward on sailing15' 00"
Draught aft on sailing18' 00"
Ships agentJohn G Borland & Peat Ltd., 179 West George Street, Glasgow, C. 2. Telephone 041-248-3651

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Wednesday, March 8, 1967 @ 1255
NORDSTAD (1955- General cargo ship 66 metres 160 feet long of Nordship / Hans Chr. Nyrerød, Holmestrand, Norway) Own Page

NORDSTAD arrives in Glasgow from Paisley to load 490 tons of steel slabs for Seville (Spain)

Arrived fromPaisley (River Cart : near Glasgow)Port of RegistryHolmestrand, Norway
Arrived in berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow Gross Tonnage467
Sailing forSeville (Spain)Deadweght Tonnage909
Sailed from berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival4' 03"
Draught aft on arrival8' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 9th March
Outward cargoSteel slabs 490 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoClyde Port Authority, Glasgow
Completed loading outward cargo1430 on 9th March
Draught forward on sailing8' 10"
Draught aft on sailing11' 00"
Ships agentRennie & Watson Ltd., 73 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2. Telephone CENtral 4741

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Monday, March 6, 1967 @ 1445
DOLIUS (1956-1970 and then in 1972 General cargo ship 491 feet overall of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's DOLIUS arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Far Eastern Ports

Arrived fromHamburg (Germany)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage7,960
Sailing forHong Kong via Liverpool
Sailed from berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival12' 07"
Draught aft on arrival20' 05"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Commened loading outward cargo1730 on 6th March
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 900 tons and 1 heavy lift of 35 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Heavy lifts loaded7th March loaded 1 X lift of 35 tons from floating crane NEWSHOT
Completed loading outward cargo1600 on 9th March
Draught forward on sailing15' 09"
Draught aft on sailing23' 02"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

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Thursday, April 30, 1959 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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Ross & Marshall's Light Shipping "Clyde Puffer" vessel diary for Thursday 30 April 1959

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Wednesday, April 29, 1959 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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Ross & Marshall's Light Shipping "Clyde Puffer" vessel diary for Wednesday 29 April 1959

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Tuesday, April 28, 1959 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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Ross & Marshall's Light Shipping "Clyde Puffer" vessel diary for Tuesday 28 April 1959

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Monday, April 27, 1959 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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Ross & Marshall's Light Shipping "Clyde Puffer" vessel diary for Monday 27 April 1959

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Monday, April 27, 1959 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
STORMLIGHT (1957- General cargo coaster 88 feet long of Light Shipping Company Ltd. / Ross & Marshall Ltd, Greenock) Own Page

STORMLIGHT at King George V Dock, Glasgow loading barley and empty casks for Bruichladdich (Islay)

Outward cargoBarley and empty casks for Bruichladdich (Isle of Islay) for account of Bruichladdich Distillery Port of RegistryGreenock (Scotland, UK)
Net Tonnage71
Gross Tonnage166
Deadweght Tonnage183

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Monday, November 5, 1973 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
BENARKLE (1968-1974 General cargo liner of Ben Line, Edinburgh) Own Page

Ben Line's BENARKLE voyage diary from 5 November 1973 to arrival at breakers 22 June 1974

Port of RegistryLeith (Scotland, UK)
Gross Tonnage9,850

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Saturday, November 21, 1959 @ 1700
The date shown is the date advertised on the published timetable
SALACIA (1937-1960 General cargo liner of Donaldson Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Donaldson Line's SALACIA closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Saint John (New Brunswick)

Ships agentDonaldson Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1, Tel CENtral 3901Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)

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Friday, December 11, 1959 @ 1700
SCHOLAR (1947-1964 General cargo ship of T & J Harrison Line of Liverpool) Own Page

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

Ships agentPrentice, Service & Henderson Ltd., 68 Gordon Street, Glasgow, C.1. Tel 0141- 248-4011Port of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Gross Tonnage7,280

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Tuesday, November 24, 1959 @ 1900
SUNDA (1952-1968 Refrigerated / general cargo liner 523 feet long of P & O Steam Navigation Company, London) Own Page

P & O cargo ship SUNDA sails from Grangemouth for Far Eastern Ports

Ships agentThe General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 2803Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Net Tonnage4,965
Gross Tonnage9,235
Deadweght Tonnage11,571

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Saturday, November 21, 1959 @ 1700
MEMPHIS (1947-1971 General cargo ship 364 feet overall of Moss Hutchison Line, Liverpool, 1971-1972 P & O General cargo Division)) Own Page

Moss Hutchison's MEMPHIS closes at Glasgow for Gibraltar, Malta, Istanbul and Izmir

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

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Saturday, December 12, 1959 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
WAROONGA (1956-1968 Cargo ship of British India Line, London) Own Page

British India Line's cargo ship WAROONGA leaves Grangemouth for Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

Ships agentThe General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 2803Port of RegistryLondon
Gross Tonnage8,753

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Thursday, May 31, 1962 @ 1230
JOYA McCANCE (1960-1967 Ore carrier 514 feet long of South American Saint Line / Houlder Bros, London Own Page

Houlder's ore carrier JOYA McCANCE arrives at General Terminus, Glasgow from Conakry (West Africa)

Arrived fromConakry (Guinea, West Africa)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berthEast Terminus, Glasgow (with bow 20 feet west of fence) ..assisted by 3 Steel & Bennie tugsGross Tonnage11,871
Sailing forSeven Islands (Canada)
Sailed from berthEast Terminus, Glasgow (Pilot Mitchell and 3 Steel & Bennie tugs, canted at King George V Dock)
Draught forward on arrival27' 08"
Draught aft on arrival27' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalIron Ore
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1235 on 31st May
Stevedore discharging inward cargoColvilles Ltd.
Completed discharge of inward cargo1530 on 1st June
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing16' 07"
Draught aft on sailing24' 05"
Vessel bunkered31 May bunkered 300 tons fuel oil from INVERTEST : 1 June bunkered 25 tons fuel oil from INVERTEST
Ships agentBISCO (British Iron & Steel Corporation)

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Friday, April 24, 1959 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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Ross & Marshall Light Shipping vessel diary for Friday 24 April 1959

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Wednesday, April 22, 1959 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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Ross & Marshall Light Shipping vessel diary for Wednesday 22 April 1959

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Monday, November 11, 1963 @ 1635
SUPERIORITY ( 1947 - 1969 General cargo coaster 283 feet long of F T Everard, London) Own Page

Everard's coaster SUPERIORITY arrives at Rothesay Dock, Clydebank with 2,467 tons of Clinker

Arrived fromLondon (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth5 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head north)Gross Tonnage2145
Sailing forBlyth (England)
Sailed from berth2 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head north)
Draught forward on arrival17' 00"
Draught aft on arrival18' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalClinker 2,467 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 12th November
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJ F Wilson, 24 Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 2345
Completed discharge of inward cargo1045 on 14th November
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing6' 02"
Draught aft on sailing15' 00"
Vessel bunkeredAt berth 5 on 11th November bunkered 137 tons 17 cwts of coal

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Monday, April 20, 1959 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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Ross & Marshall vessel daily diary for their Clyde Puffer Fleet for Monday 20 April 1959

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Tuesday, April 6, 1965 @ 1000
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April 1965 Sailing Notice by David MacBrayne Ltd for services from Glasgow to West Highlands

Sailing forWest Highlands and Islands of Scotland
Sailed from berthKingston Dock, Glasgow
Ships agentDavid MacBrayne Ltd., Clyde House, 44 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2. Telephone CENtral 9231

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Monday, May 1, 1961 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1961 Advert by David MacBrayne Ltd for coach and steamer services to Scotland's Western Highlands

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Tuesday, September 20, 1966 @ 2030
ROYAL ULSTERMAN (1936-1968 Passenger and cargo ship 339 feet long of Burns and Laird, Glasgow : 1973 Scrapped in Greece) Own Page

ROYAL ULSTERMAN leaves Glasgow with Passengers, General Cargo, cars and Mails for Belfast

Vessel MasterH DavidsonPort of RegistryBelfast (Northern Ireland, UK)
Ships agentBurns & Laird Lines, 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2.Net Tonnage1,449
Gross Tonnage3,288
Deadweght Tonnage854

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Thursday, January 1, 1953 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
BENMACDHUI (1948-1972 General cargo liner 474 feet long of Ben Line, Edinburgh) Own Page

Ben Line's BENMACDHUI loading rubber at Singapore in 1953

Port of RegistryLeith (Scotland, UK)
Net Tonnage4,674
Gross Tonnage7,845
Deadweght Tonnage11,500

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Sunday, April 1, 1956 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1956 advert by Belfast Steamship Co. Ltd. and Burns & Laird Lines Ltd.

  1956 Advertisment for the Liverpool to Belfast passenger service

of Belfast Steamship Co. Ltd. and the Glasgow and Ardrossan (Summer) passenger service to Belfast of Burns & Laird Lines Ltd.


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Sunday, January 1, 1950 @ 0900
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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Tuesday, March 1, 1949 @ 0900
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
ERSKINE FERRY (Passenger and vehicle Chain Ferry of Trustees of Clyde Navigation / Clyde Port Authority, Glasgow) Own Page

1949 Rates for using the Erskine Ferry of Clyde Navigation Trustees, Glasgow

Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)

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Saturday, January 1, 1949 @ 0900
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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Glasgow Harbour Docks and Quays in 1949

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Wednesday, September 15, 1948 @ 0900
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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Clyde excursion steamers in Albert Harbour, Greenock around 1948

Ship's locationAlbert Harbour, Greenock (Scotland, U.K.)

 Clyde excursion steamers in Albert Harbour, Greenock

around 1948.

   Of the three small vessels nearest the camera the one

on the right is ASHTON, the middle one is her sister LEVEN

and the one on the left is unknown.  The  much larger two

funnel steamer behind the small vessels is also unknown.

   Would anyone care to have a go at naming the two

unknown ships.

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Sunday, June 1, 1947 @ 0900
THIS DATE IS APPROXIMATE, and is our best estimate of the correct date
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1947 Advertisment by Harland & Wolff, Belfast

Contributed by Art Adamson, Newport News, Va., USA 

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Saturday, September 1, 1945 @ 0900
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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Fleming & Ferguson Ltd., Paisley : Wartime 1939-1945 production for Admiralty and M.O,W.T.

Ship's locationFleming & Ferguson Shipbuilders and Marine Engineers, Paisley (Scotland, U.K.)

 

 

M.O.W.T. == Ministry of War Transport (1941-1946)

was a department of the British Government

formed early in the Second World War to control

transportation policy and resources.

   It was formed by merging the Ministry of Shipping

and the Ministry of Transport bringing responsibility

for both shipping and land transport to a single

department, and easing problems of co-ordination

of transport in wartime. …… Wikipedia

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Saturday, August 19, 1967 @ 2320
ANDONI PALM (1958-1976 General cargo liner 473 feet long of Palm Line, London) Own Page

Palm Line's ANDONI PALM arrives at Shieldhall, Glasgow from Bathurst via Las Palmas

Arrived fromBathurst = now known as Banjul (The Gambia) via Las Palmas (Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)
Sailing forGreenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Sailed from berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival20' 10"
Draught aft on arrival23' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalLogs and general cargo 4,261 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 cargo1715 on 30th August
Outward cargoPart same inward cargo
Draught forward on sailing12' 09"
Draught aft on sailing17' 11"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

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Saturday, August 19, 1967 @ 1045
PYRRHUS (1949 - 1972 General cargo and passenger liner 516 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's PYRRHUS arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow from Shanghai (China) via Liverpool

Arrived fromShanghai (China) via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage10,093
Sailing forElderslie Drydock, Glasgow (and thereafter to Birkenhead)
Sailed from berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival17' 04"
Draught aft on arrival22' 09"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 916 tons and Oil 100 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 20th August
Stevedore discharging inward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo1830 on 22nd August
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing16' 06"
Draught aft on sailing20' 00"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

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Monday, August 14, 1967 @ 2030
GLANELY (1960 - 1969 general cargo ship 469 feet long of Atlantic Shipping & Trading / W J Tatem Ltd., London : 1987 scrapped at Alang, India) Own Page

Tatems managed GLANELY on Safmarine charter arrives at Glasgow to load for Durban

Arrived fromSunderland (England)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth6 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage8,261
Sailing forDurban (South Africa) via Newport (Wales, UK)Deadweght Tonnage12,193
Sailed from berth6 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival11' 03"
Draught aft on arrival14' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 15th August
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 400 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1900 on 15th August
Draught forward on sailing10' 10"
Draught aft on sailing15' 09"
Ships agentF W Allan & Ker Ltd., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C. 2. Telephone CENtral 0925-8

News Event

Thursday, June 18, 1914 @ 1730
LAKONIA (1899-1924 Refrigerated / general cargo ship 402 feet long of Donaldson Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Donaldson Line's cargo ship LAKONIA on voyage 109 in 1914 from Glasgow to Canada and U.S.A.

Sailing forCanada and U.S.A. via St. John’s (Newfoundland) Port of RegistryGlasgow (UK)
Sailed from berthGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage4,686
Ships agentDonaldson Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow Phone CENtral 3901

LAKONIA

Voyage 109 to Saint John (New Brunswick, Canada) and Baltimore and Newport News (U.S.A.) via St. John's (Newfoundland)

Captain W. E. Mitchell

3 Mates

1st Mate Johnstone   £14

2nd Mate Hartley      £11

3rd Mate McKenzie  £9

Carpenter                 £7  5/-

Bosun                       £6  5/-

8 AB's                      £5  10.-

1 O.S.                       £3  10/-

1 O.S.                       £2  10/-

Chief Steward Ritchie   £8

2nd Steward                    £4  5/-

Assistant Steward          £3

Apprentice Passmore     -

5 Engineers

Chief Engineer Young  £18

2nd Engineer Carswell   £13  10/-

3rd Engineer Anderson  £9  10/-

4th Engineer Johnston   £7  10/-

5th Engineer Orr           £6

Storekeeper                  £5  15/-

3 Donkeymen & Firemen   £5  15/-

8 Firemen                    £5 10/-

4 Trimmers                 £4  10/-

Ship's Cook & Baker £7

Assistant Cook & Baker  £4  10/-

43 Hands

 

1914

June 18  5.30p.m. sailed from Glasgow, draft fwd 24' 04' and aft 25' 00'

June 28 arrived St. John's, Newfoundland

July 3 sailed from St. John's, Newfoundland

July 7 arrived Saint John, New Brunswick

July 11 sailed from Saint John, New Brunswick

July 15 arrived Baltimore

July 19 sailed from Baltimore

July 20 arrived Newport News

July 24 sailed from Newport News

Aug 6 arrived Glasgow

50 Days over Voyage

News Event

Monday, January 15, 1962 @ 1700
ARBITRATOR (1951-1970 Cargo liner of Thos & Jas Harrison Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Harrison Line's ARBITRATOR closes at Glasgow for Durban, Lourenco Marques and Beira

Ships agentPrentice, Service & Henderson Ltd., 68 Gordon Street, Glasgow, C.1. Tel 0141- 248-4011Port of RegistryLiverpool
Gross Tonnage8,150

News Event

Wednesday, December 27, 1961 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
CITY OF CANBERRA (1961-1977 Refrigerated cargo ship 155.65m long of Ellerman Lines, London : 1979 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

Ellerman's new ship CITY OF CANBERRA at the deep water berth, Greenock for stores & crew, etc.

Ship's locationDeep Water Berth, Greenock, ScotlandPort of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)Net Tonnage5,818
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)Gross Tonnage10,306
Ships agentCity Line Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C 2 Tel Central 9971Deadweght Tonnage11,490

   27th December 1961 and the new Ellerman Lines refrigerated

cargo ship CITY OF CANBERRA (1961-1977) arrived at the deep

water berth, Greenock, for stores, crew, etc.

   She was built by Barclay, Curle Ltd., at their yard at Whiteinch,

Glasgow, and, succesfully completing her trials on the Firth of

Clyde, was formally handed over to her owners.

   The image shows that the Greenock Harbour Company charged

the ship the harbour dues of 220 pounds 10 shillings and nine pence

for using the berth for the day.

News Event

Friday, October 27, 1967 @ 0610
CLAN MACDOUGALL (1944-1971 cargo liner 508 feet long of Clan Line Steamers) Own Page

CLAN MACDOUGALL arrives at 8 King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Cape Town via Las Palmas

Arrived fromSwansea (South Wales, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage9710
Sailing forCape Town (South Africa) via Las Palmas
Sailed from berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival22' 00"
Draught aft on arrival22' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 27th October
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 5,000 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Heavy lifts loaded31 October received 7 lifts totalling 96 tons 18 cwts from floating crane NEWSHOT
Completed loading outward cargo1400 on 15th November
Draught forward on sailing28' 09"
Draught aft on sailing29' 00"
Engine trials13 November from 2145 to 2245
Vessel bunkered2 November received 45 tons fuel oil from oiler CLYDE ENTERPRISE
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050

News Event

Friday, October 27, 1967 @ 0450
MAHSEER (1948-1975 General cargo ship 508 feet long of T & J Brocklebank, Liverpool : scrapped 1975)) Own Page

Brocklebank Line's MAHSEER arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow from New Orleans via Le Havre

Arrived fromNew Orleans (USA) via Le Havre (France)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Gross Tonnage8,945
Sailing forMiddlesbrough (England, U.K.)
Sailed from berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Draught forward on arrival14' 03"
Draught aft on arrival21' 08"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 1,733 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 27th October
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Port Authority, 16 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2.
Completed discharge of inward cargo1630 on 2nd November
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing11' 06"
Draught aft on sailing19' 11"
Vessel bunkered30 October 400 tons fuel oil : 31 October 100 tons fuel oil : both times from CLYDE ENTERPRISE
Ships agentPatrick Henderson & Co., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CENtral 9467

News Event

Thursday, October 19, 1967 @ 0440
PACIFIC COAST (1947 - 1968 General cargo coaster 267 feet long of Coast Lines, Liverpool) Own Page

Coast Line's PACIFIC COAST arrives at Shieldhall, Glasgow with Rapeseed from Stettin (Poland)

Arrived fromStettin (Poland)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth2 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)
Sailing forLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Sailed from berth2 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival15' 03"
Draught aft on arrival16' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalRapeseed 1,500 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1100 on 19th October
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClydeport Authority, 16 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2.
Completed discharge of inward cargo1530 on 23rd October
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing6' 05"
Draught aft on sailing11' 10"
Ships agentBurns & Laird Lines Ltd, 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 9650

News Event

Monday, July 13, 2020 @ 1648
ATLANTIC TWIN (2014- Oil / chemical tanker 149.6m long of Reederei TMS Atlantic Tween GmbH & Co KG ( Carl F.Peters GmbH & Co KG Hamburg as manager ) Hamburg) Own Page

Tanker ATLANTIC TWIN passes Custom House Quay, Greenock heading upriver to Clydebank

Ship's locationCustom House Quay, Greenock, ScotlandPort of RegistryGibraltar
Net Tonnage4,082
Gross Tonnage10,549
Deadweght Tonnage15,212

  13th July 2020 and the wonderfully named Gibraltar registered

oil / chemical tanker ATLANTIC TWIN passes Custom House Quay,

Greenock on her way upriver to Clydebank, Glasgow.

   She had been met off Greenock Container Terminal by the tugs

BATTLER and ANGLEGARTH who would escort her to her berth

in Rothesay Dock.

News Event

Monday, July 13, 2020 @ 2000
Own Page

From Skelmorlie : Cumbrae Gap = Firth of Clyde, the gap between Great Cumbrae and Isle of Bute

News Event

Sunday, December 7, 1958 @ 0815
SPEAKER (1948-1962 General cargo ship 442 feet long of Charente / T & J Harrison, Liverpool) Own Page

Harrison Line's SPEAKER arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load tubes for Venezuela

Arrived fromLiverpool (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)
Arrived in berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Gross Tonnage7,276
Sailing forVenezuela via Liverpool
Sailed from berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Draught forward on arrival12' 03"
Draught aft on arrival18' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 8th December
Outward cargoTubes 2,200 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo1015 on 12th December
Draught forward on sailing16' 07"
Draught aft on sailing21' 09"
Ships agentPrentice, Service & Henderson Ltd., 68 Gordon Street, Glasgow, C.1. Tel 0141- 248-4011

News Event

Saturday, December 5, 1959 @ 1555
CLAN MACLEOD (1948 - 1976 General cargo ship 466 feet long of Clan Line Steamers, Glasgow) Own Page

CLAN MACLEOD arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow from Chittagong and Madras via Liverpool

Arrived fromChittagong and Madras via LiverpoolPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth8 / 9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage6,073
Sailing forDundee (Scotland)
Sailed from berth7 / 8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival13' 02"
Draught aft on arrival20' 04"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 864 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 7th December
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1000 on 8th December
Outward cargoPart same inward general cargo
Draught forward on sailing9' 00"
Draught aft on sailing21' 06"
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050

News Event

Monday, July 13, 2020 @ 1724
SOUND OF SCARBA (2001- Ro-ro ferry 49.95m overall of Western Ferries, Hunter's Quay) Own Page

Western Ferries ro-ro SOUND OF SCARBA arrives at McInroy's Point, Gourock from Hunter's Quay

Ship's locationWestern Ferries Terminal, McInroy's Point, Gourock (Firth of Clyde)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage489
Deadweght Tonnage229

 

 

 

 

News Event

Wednesday, April 1, 1959 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
LIMELIGHT (In 1962 Steam general cargo lighter "Clyde Puffer" of Light Shipping Company / Ross & Marshall, Greenock) Own Page

Puffer LIMELIGHT at Troon : p.m. loaded coal and bricks for Castlebay and Northbay (Barra)

Outward cargoCoal and bricks for Castlebay and Northbay (Barra) for account of M McLeodPort of RegistryGreenock (UK)
Vessel bunkeredBefore leaving Troon LIMELIGHT bunkered with coal (her engines used coal)

News Event

Monday, July 13, 2020 @ 1806
ENCOUNTER (2004- Container ship of MS " Encounter " Bewaarder BV ( Jr Shipmanagement BV Harlingen as manager ) Harlingen Netherlands) Own Page

Netherlands container ship ENCOUNTER leaves Greenock Container Terminal for Bilbao (Spain)

Sailing forBilbao (Spain)Port of RegistryHarlingen ( Netherlands)
Outward cargoContainersNet Tonnage3,838
Gross Tonnage7,642
Deadweght Tonnage9,335

News Event

Monday, July 13, 2020 @ 1701
MILLBROOK (Nelson 42 motor cruiser, former Southampton pilot boat of You and Sea Ltd • Rhu Marina, Rhu, Argyll G84 8LH • Telephone 01436 640303) Own Page

Sea Training motor cruiser MILLBROOK leaves James Watt Dock, Greenock

Ship's locationJames Watt Dock, Greenock

News Event

Monday, July 13, 2020 @ 1840
MSC MANYA (2017- Container ship capacity 2.762 TEU.and length 235m overall of Manya Maritime Ltd (MSC Shipmanagement Ltd Limassol Cyprus as manager) Own Page

Container ship MSC MANYA from Portbury approaches and arrives at Greenock Container Terminal

Ship's locationGreenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Port of RegistryMonrovia (Liberia)
Net Tonnage6,865
Gross Tonnage34,610
Deadweght Tonnage43,093

  About 1840 on 13 July 2020 the container ship MSC MANYA

arrives at Greenock Container Terminal from Portbury, England.

   She was assisted by tugs SVITZER MILFORD and AYTON CROSS

who met her off Whiteforeland Point and then turned her to port

off Greenock Esplanade and then backed her to berth port-side

to the berth.

   It was a heavily overcast afternoon, with occasional light rain, and

the weak, watery sun broke through just in time to illuminate the ship,

and MSC MANYA had to wait off the terminal for around 40 minutes

for the Netherlands registered container ship ENCOUNTER to leave

the berth.

 

Images

 

1.   Tug SVITZER MILFORD off  Fort Matilda (Whiteforeland

Point) waiting for MSC MANYA.

   MILFORD was tasked to attach to MANYA’s stern centre lead,

and tug AYTON CROSS would not need to attach but simply to

push on the starboard side of the container ship.  

 

2 and 3.   MSC MANYA arrives off Whiteforeland Point.   She

was having to wait about 40 minutes for Netherlands container

ship ENCOUNTER to leave the berth.

ENCOUNTER was delayed in discharging her last 12 or so

boxes because of a problem with the crane.

 

4 to 14.   Tug AYTON CROSS joins them off Greenock

Esplanade.

 

15.   Netherlands container ship ENCOUNTER has now

left the Container Terminal and, outward bound to Bilbao

  (Spain), passes MANYA.

 

16 and 17.    Tug SVITZER MILFORD is now attached to

the stern of MANYA, and AYTON CROSS moves to the

starboard side of the ship.

 

18, 19 and 20.   Both tugs begin canting (turning)

MSC MANYA to port (= left) to position her to come

astern to the berth.

 

21 and 22.   MANYA approaches the terminal, being

towed astern by MILFORD and pushed onto the berth

by AYTON CROSS. 

News Event

Monday, July 13, 2020 @ 1700
WAVERLEY (1974- Excursion paddle steamer 240 feet long of Waverley Steam Navigation Co. Ltd) Own Page

WAVERLEY now with two funnels (stacks) under maintenance at Dales Yard, James Watt Dock, Greenock

Ship's locationJames Watt Dock, Greenock (at the yard of Dales Marine Services)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage693

News Event

Thursday, January 4, 1962 @ 2130
CALIFORNIA STAR (1958-1969 General cargo ship 474 feet long of Blue Star Line, London : 1969 scrapped)) Own Page

Blue Star Line's CALIFORNIA STAR arrives at Prince's Dock, Glasgow to load for Los Angeles

Arrived fromLiverpool (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth10 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east and stern 2 blinds in)Gross Tonnage7,930
Sailing forLos Angeles (U.S.A.)
Sailed from berth10 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east and stern 2 blinds in)
Draught forward on arrival15' 08"
Draught aft on arrival23' 08"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards (2 empty containers in)
Commened loading outward cargo0930 on 5th January
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 850 tons and 6 passengers
Stevedore loading outward cargoClyde Stevedoring Co. Ltd., Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 2367
Completed loading outward cargo1330 on 9th January
Draught forward on sailing20' 00"
Draught aft on sailing21' 06"
Ships agentJ S Nowery & Co., Ltd., 93 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 5133

News Event

Thursday, January 1, 1959 @ 0800
Own Page

Vessel Daily Diary now available for Ross & Marshall Clyde Puffers for all January -- March 1959

 

Ross & Marshall’s Light Shipping Company, “Clyde Puffer” owners,

the vessels daily diary for 1st January to 31st March 1959 is now

available on “Events” for their ships

 

STORMLIGHT

MOONLIGHT

SEALIGHT

WARLIGHT

POLARLIGHT

LIMELIGHT

STARLIGHT

SKYLIGHT

 

News Event

Saturday, June 1, 1985 @ 0900
Own Page

Ben Bulletin June 1985 ..... NOT YET COMPLETED ... lots and lots still to do

News Event

Saturday, June 1, 1985 @ 0900
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
Own Page

Complimentary map issued by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey around 1985

   Images contributed by Charlie and Misty Fennelly of parts of a complimentary Facilities Map issued around 1985 by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, U.S.A.

 

   Charlie and Misty reside in New Jersey and Misty’s father was a Pilot on the St. Lawrence.

News Event

Wednesday, March 4, 1987 @ 1000
Own Page

1987 Advert by Lambert Brothers (Gibraltar) Limited for their ships agency in Gibraltar

News Event

Tuesday, September 20, 1960 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
Own Page

Cunard Line, Montreal (Ship's Agents) telex to Donaldson Line, Glasgow of possible Pilots strike

News Event

Tuesday, February 2, 1960 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
ORION (1935-1963 Passenger liner of Orient Line / P & O Line, London) Own Page

Orient Line's passenger liner ORION leaves UK for Australia

Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)

News Event

Thursday, January 17, 1974 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
VIANNA (1973-1976 Bulk carrier of Ben Line, Edinburgh) Own Page

Ben Line's bulk carrier VIANNA, probably in Malacca Straits

Ship's locationProbably Malacca Straits - a narrow, 550 mile stretch of water between Malay Peninsula and Sumatra Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage54.810

News Event

Friday, June 10, 2016 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
H.M.S. MEDWAY (2019- Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol vessel pennant P 223 Length: 90.5 m (296 ft 11 in) of the Royal Navy, London) Own Page

The building of H.M.S. MEDWAY at B Ae Systems Yard at Govan, Glasgow

Ship's locationB Ae Systems, Govan, GlasgowPort of RegistryAdmiralty (Royal Navy, London)

All images courtesy of Ally Mackenzie

 

Facebook profile :  Ally Mackenzie

 

Ally Mackenzie writes :

 I have enclosed some photos of HMS Medway when she was

at BAE Govan yard, Glasgow.

  The first shows Medway under construction in one of the boat

halls in Govan.

Second photo shows the boat halls at Govan.

  Photo three shows HMS Medway in the fitting out basin, Govan.

  Photo four HMS Medway  was laid down and steel was cut, marking

the start of construction on 8 June 2015 at BAE Systems Govan yard.

Rather than being launched in the traditional manner, Medway was

rolled onto a semi-submersible barge and lowered into the water

on 23 August 2017, and was officially named a few weeks later

on 20 October 2017.

Sea trials for Medway started on 9 November 2018.

On 11 December 2018 the ship completed her sea trials.

Medway was handed over to the Royal Navy spring 2019.  In January

2020 HMS Medway sailed to the Caribbean for long term deployment. 

Photos five and six shows the Govan yard.

I hope you like them.

News Event

Tuesday, April 25, 1967 @ 0030
HECTOR (1950 - 1972 passenger/cargo liner 523 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool : 1972 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

Alfred Holt's HECTOR arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow from Melbourne via Liverpool

Arrived fromMelbourne via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth1 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Net Tonnage5,922
Sailing forMelbourne via LiverpoolGross Tonnage10,125
Sailed from berth2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Draught forward on arrival19' 03"
Draught aft on arrival22' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 2,319 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 25th April
Stevedore discharging inward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo1200 on 1st May
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 1st May
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,690 tons and 4 heavy lifts
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Heavy lifts loaded3rd May loaded 4 heavy lifts total 98 tons
Completed loading outward cargo1430 on 4th May
Draught forward on sailing18' 02"
Draught aft on sailing23' 03"
Vessel bunkered26th April bunkered 280 tons fuel oil from oiler CLANITY
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

News Event

Tuesday, February 20, 1962 @ 2355
VESTNORGE Own Page

VESTNORGE arrives at Queen's Dock, Glasgow with Fish Meal from Trondheim (Norway)

Arrived fromTrondheim (Norway) via Dublin, Belfast and Liverpool
Arrived in berth17 Queen's Dock, Glasgow
Cargo carried on arrivalFish Meal

News Event

Tuesday, February 20, 1962 @ 2305
MARGUERITE (1949- ? General cargo ship 310 feet long of S.A. Armament L Hermans, Bruges) Own Page

MARGUERITE arrives at Queen's Dock, Glasgow with general cargo from Majorca via Liverpool

Arrived fromMajorca via LiverpoolPort of RegistryBruges (Belgium)
Arrived in berth24 Queen's Dock, GlasgowNet Tonnage840
Draught forward on arrival9' 10"Gross Tonnage1,837
Draught aft on arrival15' 02"Deadweght Tonnage3,000
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo both inwards and outwards

News Event

Tuesday, February 20, 1962 @ 2122
SAXON (1925-1965 General cargo lighter - "Clyde Puffer" - of Walter Kerr, Millport, Isle of Great Cumbrae, Firth of Clyde, Scotland) Own Page

Walter Kerr's Puffer SAXON arrives at Queen's Dock, Glasgow to load coal slag for Millport

Arrived fromRothesay (Isle of Bute, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (UK)
Arrived in berth6 Queen's Dock, Glasgow
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)

News Event

Tuesday, February 20, 1962 @ 1950
CRESSINGTON (1962-1971 Grab Hopper Dredger 213 feet long of British Transport Commission, Liverpool) Own Page

New dredger CRESSINGTON arrives at Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow from trials at Tail-of-the-Bank anchorage

Arrived fromTail-of-the-Bank anchorage off Greenock on trials (being new ship from A. & J. Inglis Ltd., Glasgow)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Arrived in berth5 Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow Net Tonnage613
Draught forward on arrival7' 06"Gross Tonnage1,431
Draught aft on arrival12' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentA. & J. Inglis Ltd., Pointhouse, Glasgow

News Event

Tuesday, February 20, 1962 @ 1605
LAIRDSGLEN (1954-1974 Livestock / general cargo ship 298 feet long of Burns and Laird Lines, Glasgow) Own Page

Burns & Laird's LAIRDSGLEN arrives at Finnieston Quay, Glasgow to load 1 X heavy lift for Dublin

Arrived fromGlasgow HarbourPort of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth48 Finnieston Quay, Glasgow Net Tonnage523
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwardsGross Tonnage1,544
Ships agentBurns & Laird Lines Ltd, 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 9650

News Event

Tuesday, February 20, 1962 @ 1230
AMARNA (1949-1967 then 1968-1971 General cargo ship of Moss Hutchison Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Moss Hutchison's AMARNA arrives at 22 Queen's Dock, Glasgow from Cadiz, Spain

Arrived fromCadiz (Spain)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth22 Queen's Dock, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival16' 07"
Draught aft on arrival19' 05"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo
Ships agentMoss Hutchison Line Limited, 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel. Central 6643

News Event

Tuesday, February 20, 1962 @ 0715
PANDORIAN (1940-1963 General cargo ship of Ellerman & Papayanni Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Ellerman & Papayanni Line's PANDORIAN arrives at Queen's Dock, Glasgow with cargo from Israel

Arrived fromIsrael via Avonmouth and BelfastPort of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Arrived in berth32 Queen's Dock, GlasgowGross Tonnage3,146
Draught forward on arrival10' 07"
Draught aft on arrival18' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo both inwards and outwards
Ships agentCity Line Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C 2 Tel Central 9971

News Event

Wednesday, January 1, 1958 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
BENCLEUCH (1949-1972 General cargo liner of William Thomson Ben Line, Edinburgh) Own Page

BENCLEUCH in the 1958 Ben Line Company Calendar

Port of RegistryLeith (Scotland, UK)

News Event

Thursday, March 12, 1959 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
WARLIGHT (1919-1964 Steam engined general cargo Clyde puffer 82 feet long of Light Shipping / Ross & Marshall, Greenock) Own Page

Puffer WARLIGHT windbound at Campbeltown on passage from Troon to Bruichladdich (Isle of Islay)

Outward cargoCoal for Bruichladdich (Isle of Islay) for account of Bruichladdich DistilleryPort of RegistryGreenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Net Tonnage60
Gross Tonnage135

WARLIGHT was sheltering and windbound at Campbeltown

on passage from Troon to Bruichladdich (Isle of Islay).

   At 9 a.m. she left Campbeltown but found the wind too

strong and returned to Campbeltown at 2 p.m.

 

News Event

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 @ 1300
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
H.M.S. TAMAR (2020- Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol vessel of the Royal Navy, London) Own Page

New ship H.M.S. TAMAR fitting-out in No, 1 Elderslie Drydock, Glasgow

Ship's locationNo. 1 Elderslie Drydock, GlasgowPort of RegistryAdmiralty (Royal Navy, London)

 

All images courtesy of Ally Mackenzie (Facebook profile is Ally Mackenzie)

 

Ally Mackenzie writes :

 

   HMS Tamar is a Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol vessel of the

Royal Navy. Named after the River Tamar in England, this is the

seventh Royal Navy ship to be named Tamar. She is the fourth

Batch 2 River-class vessel to be built and was formally commissioned

on 4 June 2020. 

   I have enclosed some photos when she was at the No. 1 Elderslie

Dry Dock, Glasgow being fitted out.  Perhaps most interestingly, she’s

the ‘greenest’ ship in the Royal Navy  –  fitted with ‘catalytic converters’

which reduce nitrogen-based emissions from her engine exhausts by

up to 95 per cent.

   HMS Tamar was laid down on 8th December 2016, launched on

the 10th October 2018 and fully commissioned 4th June 2020.

   

Photo one shows the bow of Tamar in the Elderslie Dry Docks. 

Photo two and three shows Tamar port side.

   I hope you like them.


 

News Event

Thursday, April 5, 1956 @ 0530
FREMANTLE STAR (1952-1958 General cargo ship 497 feet long of Blue Star Line, London) Own Page

Blue Star Line's FREMANTLE STAR arrives at Plantation Quay, Glasgow to load for New Zealand

Arrived fromLiverpool (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Arrived in berth65 Plantation Quay, Glasgow (with her head west and 1 blind east of wall berths 73 / 65)Gross Tonnage9,883
Sailing forNew Zealand ports via Liverpool
Sailed from berth65 Plantation Quay, Glasgow (with her head west and 1 blind east of wall berths 73 / 65)
Draught forward on arrival10' 02"
Draught aft on arrival18' 08"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 5th April
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Stevedore loading outward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co. Ltd., Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Completed loading outward cargo2030 on 11th April
Draught forward on sailing17' 11"
Draught aft on sailing20' 01"
Ships agentJ S Nowery & Co., Ltd., 93 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 5133

News Event

Sunday, March 1, 1964 @ 1000
Own Page

1954 Advert by Belfast Steamship Co. and Burns & Laird for Belfast / Liverpool / Glasgow services

News Event

Thursday, June 1, 1967 @ 1930
IBERIC (1961-1976 Passenger / cargo ship 510 feet long of Shaw Savill & Albion Line, London) Own Page

Shaw Savill Line's IBERIC arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Melbourne (Australia)

Arrived fromPlantation Quay, GlasgowPort of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Arrived in berth2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage11,248
Sailing forMelbourne (Australia) via London
Sailed from berth2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival15' 08"
Draught aft on arrival19' 01"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 5th June
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,600 tons and 1 X 45 ton boiler
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Heavy lifts loadedFrom a road transport low loader, loaded 1 X 45 ton boiler by ship's own gear
Completed loading outward cargo2015 on 12th June
Draught forward on sailing18' 00"
Draught aft on sailing21' 07"
Engine trialsFrom 1300-1320 hours on 10th June (with a rope across the dock)
Ships agentPatrick Henderson & Co., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CENtral 9467

News Event

Thursday, May 25, 1967 @ 1325
CLAN FORBES (1961 - 1968 General cargo liner 497 feet long of Clan Line Steamers, Glasgow : scrapped 1985) Own Page

CLAN FORBES arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load general cargo for Calcutta (India)

Arrived fromBirkenhead (England, U.K.) Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Gross Tonnage9,240
Sailing forCalcutta (India) via BirkenheadDeadweght Tonnage11,920
Sailed from berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Draught forward on arrival7' 10"
Draught aft on arrival18' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 26th May
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,000 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1900 on 31st May
Draught forward on sailing9' 10"
Draught aft on sailing19' 06"
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050

News Event

Wednesday, March 4, 1959 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
WARLIGHT (1919-1964 Steam engined general cargo Clyde puffer 82 feet long of Light Shipping / Ross & Marshall, Greenock) Own Page

WARLIGHT on passage from Port Ellen (Isle of Islay) to Glenarm (Northern Ireland)

Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)Port of RegistryGreenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Net Tonnage60
Gross Tonnage135

WARLIGHT was on passage from Port Ellen (Isle of Islay)

to Glenarm (Northern Ireland) but turned back to shelter

at Crinan due to very strong Southerly gale : arrived at

Crinan 10 p.m.

 

News Event

Saturday, September 15, 1951 @ 1200
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
RAJULA (1926-1973 Passenger / cargo liner 462 feet long of British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd., London : Scrapped 1974) Own Page

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

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

News Event

Wednesday, June 4, 1969 @ 1700
ADVENTURER (1960-1980 Cargo liner 490 feet long 15 knot of Charente S S Co / T & J Harrison, Liverpool) Own Page

Harrison Line's ADVENTURER closes at Glasgow for Lobito, Durban, Lourenco Marques and Beira

Ships agentPrentice, Service & Henderson Ltd., 68 Gordon Street, Glasgow, C.1. Tel 041- 221-1016Port of RegistryLiverpool
Gross Tonnage8,971

News Event

Sunday, June 1, 1969 @ 1000
Own Page

1969 Advert by Inchcape & Co. Ltd., London for Masters and Tug Masters in Arabian Gulf

News Event

Friday, June 6, 1969 @ 1700
NOVELIST (1965-1977 Cargo liner of T & J Harrison Line, Liverpool) Own Page

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

Ships agentPrentice, Service & Henderson Ltd., 68 Gordon Street, Glasgow, C.1. Tel 041- 221-1016Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)

News Event

Friday, June 20, 1969 @ 1700
TRECARNE (1959-1974 Tramp general cargo ship 477 feet long of Hain Steamship Company/ Hain-Nourse /P & O : scrapped in 1978) Own Page

Hain's TRECARNE (on charter to Strick) closes at Glasgow for cargo to Arab - Iranian Gulf Ports

Ships agentFrank C Strick & Co. (Glasgow) Ltd., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel 041 248 6131Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Net Tonnage3,381
Gross Tonnage6,499
Deadweght Tonnage10,225

News Event

Monday, March 2, 1959 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
LIMELIGHT (In 1962 Steam general cargo lighter "Clyde Puffer" of Light Shipping Company / Ross & Marshall, Greenock) Own Page

Clyde puffer LIMELIGHT at Queen's Dock, Glasgow loading steelwork for Port Ellen (Isle of Islay)

Outward cargoSteelwork for Port Ellen (Isle of Islay) for account of Colin McPhail & CompanyPort of RegistryGreenock (UK)

News Event

Saturday, August 15, 2015 @ 2030
WAVERLEY (1974- Excursion paddle steamer 240 feet long of Waverley Steam Navigation Co. Ltd) Own Page

Twilight and paddle steamer WAVERLEY at her base after a day cruise toTighnabruaich

Ship's locationPacific Quay (Glasgow Science Centre), GlasgowPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage693

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Where did the Royal Navy families from H.M.S.MAIDSTONE stay in Rothesay ?

    Port of Registry Admiralty (Royal Navy, London)

 

Where did the Royal Navy families stay in Rothesay ?

 

E-mail 03 June 2020 from Helen G (Glasgow)

 

   As a young girl in 1960s my parents and I often visited my

aunt in Rothesay …(Isle of Bute, Firth of Clyde,)

   It was exciting to see a big Royal Navy ship, I remember

her name was MAIDSTONE, and she was anchored in the bay. 

  There was always submarines about her and sailors in

uniform in the town.

   My aunt used to tell that some sailors and their families

stayed in “Navy Houses” in Rothesay.   Does anyone know

where the houses were ?

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Song about the Clyde and the musical band on Glasgow excursion steamers in 1950s / 60s

 

Email from Margaret Rose (nee Wilson)   May 31 2020 Montreal  

 

In the early 1960s my family emigrated from Scotland to Montreal(Canada).

   Dad always used to tell of sailing down the Clyde from

Glasgow on excursion steamers and there was a musical

band aboard which played Scottish tunes to entertain

passengers.

   A favourite song was something about the Clyde.   I know

it’s a long shot but does anyone know the name of the

song and the band ?

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Lightship ALBATROSS built at Robbs Shipyard, Leith in 1927

E-Mail from a viewer   31 May 2020

Hello- I wonder if anyone can please help. I am researching a lightship built at Robbs shipyard in 1927. Her name is Albatross and I believe she was built in yard 30. I would dearly love to see her build plans but I know that is a massive ask. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks

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Cruise ships may be laid up in the Clyde

 

22 May 2020

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From Jimmy Johnston (Paisley)

 

   In the news they are talking about laying up idle cruise liners in the Clyde.   Where in the Clyde or even in Scotland could be good places to put these big ships.

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e-mail from Tommy Robertson   (Dumbarton)

21 May 2020

 

Elder Dempster / Blue Funnel ship scrapped at Dalmuir (Glasgow) around 1980

 

Does anyone know the name of the Alfred Holt Blue Funnel

ship that was scrapped at the Arnott Young yard at Dalmuir. 

  She was definitely a Blue Funnel job but had the Elder

Dempster buff funnel.

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Paddle Steamers at Pusser River, Chalna, Bangladesh

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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Why was Irish Lights Tender IERNE registered in Liverpool ?

 19 March 2020 @ 1057

J R of Birkenhead e-mails :

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

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

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

A viewer e-mails 

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

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

Can anyone help ?

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Stewardesses and Nurse on Burns & Lairds IRISH COAST in 1966

 2019-12-29

By e-mail

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

Mary D.

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Old Mississippi – type passenger steamer in Sydney (Australia)

Jim Middleton (London) e-mails

29 December 2019

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

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

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

   Thanks, JM.

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CLAN FRASER and a rope across the dock at Glasgow

 4 November 2019

Jim McGoogan e-mails :

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

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

 

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

 

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

   Can anyone help ?

14 September 2019

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Where is the “Chapman Anchorage” ???

   Robbie Keen (CarlisleEngland) emails:

 I see in the entry for BENWYVIS that she

was in “Chapman Anchorage.”   Where is

Chapman Anchorage and what would she

 be doing there ???

Robbie.  31 August 2019

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Teak fronts on the front of ship's bridges

By Eric S.     8th July 2019

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

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

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

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

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

All comments are welcome.

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Can anyone identify this cap badge ?

Samms of Nantwich e-mails:    07 July 2019

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

 

anyone identify the cap badge ? 

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

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

    There was a programme on television the other evening

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

Atlantic man and never ventured to the Far East.

   I wondered what difficulties would be experienced by

ships during the Monsoon season’s heavy rainfall and

swollen rivers and storms.

    And also, I can only think of maybe 3 shipping

companies which regularly traded to the area – Calcutta,

Chalna, Chittagong, Rangoon.   What other companies

were there ?

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Where did this ship come from in Sweden ???

Haltst…….. ?????

January 2020 and Bryn Wayt e-mails

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

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

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

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

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

20 May 2019  @ 1540

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

at Tail-of-the Bank.

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

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

bringing stores for the Holy Loch vessels, and the stores

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

lighters and small coasters.

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

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

and blue bands.

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

could be MARSHFIELD or MARSHLAND ….. or something like

that, was obviously a WW2 type but always immaculate

 and a frequent caller.

   Does anyone else remember these ships calling at

the Clyde ?

 

Alan and Jean.

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Clyde Navigation Trust launches NEWARK, GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS

 

 14 March 2019   @ 1239

Richard Danielson e-mails

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

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

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

THANK YOU.
Richard Danielson.
 

 

Admin Note :

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

 

20 March 2019  @ 1604

 

Jim Howie  (Partick, Glasgow)

 

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

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

  

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

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

12 Hopper Barges.

1 Dumb grab hopper barge.

1 Tug CLYDE.

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

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

11 passenger ferryboats.

1 60-ton floating crane NEWSHOT.

1 Diving Bell barge.

2 Divers’ motor boats.

1 Oil Separating Barge PLOVER

3 motor launches NEWARK, GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS.

1 Hydrographic Survey launch CRANNOG.

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

Jim Howie.

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Looking for images / photos of BALLYGALLY HEAD of 1950s

 23 January 2019  1011

Joseph McGurk Jr. e-mails

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

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

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

he sailed on her

   Thank you, regards Joseph mc gurk jr

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Renfrew Harbour, Firth of Clyde, around 1980

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

 

   Does anyone have any idea what the other ships are ?


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The advert for paddle steamer EAGLE 111 in 1937

 6th  January 2019.

   James Barrowman (Brighton, England) e-mails :

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

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

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

   Thanks, Jim Barrowman.

7th January 2019 

   J.S. (Pollokshaws, Glasgow) replies :

The River Clyde runs generally east to west through

the centre of Glasgow and essentially divides the city

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

   In the past and even today people talk of coming

from or living in the South Side.

   Up to around 1970’s passenger excursion steamers

and cross-channel to Ireland steamers left Broomielaw,

Anderston Quay and Lancefield Quay on the North Side

and in the summer months left Bridge Wharf on the

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

= Down the Water = sailing down the River Clyde to

Clyde piers such as Dunoon and Rothesay and

Tighnabruaich.

   The advert mentions the steamer calling at Govan

 Wharf and Renfrew to pick up passengers.

   Today Govan Wharf is only recognisable by a derelict

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

South Bank essentially between the Govan Drydocks

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

yard) and beside the playing field between Wanlock Street

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

small Govan Passenger Ferry used to ply from near

Govan Wharf across the river to the east end of Meadowside

Quay

   It was news to me that excursion steamers stopped

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

   Perhaps someone can help.

 

Ref The advert for paddle steamer EAGLE 111 in 1937.

12 January 2019   Robert Orr replies :


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

occupied by Simons and Lobnitz shipyards in Renfrew.

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

10 December 2018   Geoff in Australia e-mails :

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

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


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

 

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

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Ellerman’s CITY OF EXETER at Plymouth in 1958    

I was quite surprised to read that CITY OF EXETER called

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

African service passenger liners?

   Jim Hesketh, Liverpool 

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12 November 2018

 

TWEED, a 1959-built 112 foot water carrier of

Furness Withy, Port of Spain, Trinidad

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

    Looking at your list of ships I was surprised to see

TWEED of Furness Withy, a 112 foot water tanker at

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

   Anyone have information on this ship ?

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Can anyone name this British coaster ?

 

05 November 2018

Billy Fullarton writes :

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

HarbourScotland.   Can anyone name this coaster. ?

 

   I think her name ends in SOUND.

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British & Irish KILKENNY in 1935

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

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

     I was with Brocklebank’s and sometimes called at

Gan Island in the Indian Ocean to discharge stores for

the RAF overside to landing craft in the lagoon.

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

which carried a small naval tug from Trincomali in

Ceylon to Gan, around late 1960s.

   Anyone know about this ?

    J.S., (Wallasey)

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

Jim J. of Liverpool e-mails :

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

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

Funnel ship there.

   Can anyone enlighten me as to why a Blue Funnel would

be in the Gulf of Mexico ?

   Also in conversation someone told of Blue Funnel having

Chinese crews on deck and catering.   I had always thought

that Blueys had British crews.   Someone please tell me

what is correct.

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Deck cadets Critchley and Doherty on RAMON DE LARRINAGA in 1965

 22 May 2018

 Alan Rutherford e-mails :

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

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   Looking for information on some British ships around 1950-1954

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

 Great website.

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

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


Regards,
Ian Rae

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Can anyone identify this USN lapel badge ?

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

   Can anyone identify the badge ?

2018-02-18 @ 1320

 

19 May 2018

Hello Douglas,

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

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

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

Bill Steel e-mails

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

17 February 2018 @ 2307

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

    Jim Harrison  (Brighton, England) e-mails :

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

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

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

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   German cargo ship MILLERNTOR in 1954

 

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

 

   After unloading she left Ardrossan returning to Narvik.

 

Does anyone have any information or details of MILLERNTOR ?

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" If sufficient inducement "

 James Bridges (Canterbury, England) e-mails –

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

“ If sufficient inducement “

 

23 January 2019 at 2113

 Geoff  (Australia)  e-mails :

 

James Bridges (Canterbury, England) e-mails –

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

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


My understanding of "sufficient inducement" meant if there was

 enough cargo to be lifted to be commercially viable. ”

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Was she “ LAIRDS OAK “ or “ LAIRDSOAK ” ?

   Robert Bothwell (Glasgow) e-mails :

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

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

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


 

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

 

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

 

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Coaster BALLYCASTLE in 1953

 

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

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   Carebeka's coaster RIAN in 1953

 

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

 

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

 

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

  


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

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

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

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

Additional note :

Can anyone supply details of ALPHERAT ?


 

Norwegian Tanker RAILA in 1953

 

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

 

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

 Fred from Formby (Merseyside, England, writes

 

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

 

Can someone tell something about these services ? ”

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CHANTALA  (Worcester Park, Surrey) writes :

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

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

   All I can remember now is “Asti aria kurro”

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

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

 

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

  


 

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

 

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

  


Anchor Line advertisement of 1871

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

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

Thank you.

Still laughing

Fred of Formby, Merseyside, England.

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

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German cargo ship RUHR in 1953

 

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

 

   Has anyone got any details of this ship ?

 

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British coaster J B KEE in 1957

 

 Fred of Formby (Merseyside, England) writes :

 

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

 

   Anyone have details of this ship ?

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 Jim Allbright (London) e-mails :

 

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

 

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

 

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SUNBEAR of Saguenay Terminals.

 

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

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

Captain Bryn Wayt writes :

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

James Jeffries replies :

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

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

   In 1972 she was scrapped in Santander, Spain.

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

 

Billy MacAulay (Moderator and Senior Member) writes :

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

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

  

 

  


 

   Why was LADY McGOWAN IN Loch Riddon ?

 

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

 

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

 

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

  


John Kelly's coaster BALLYCLARE in late 1953.

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

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Small boat sailor writes from Inverkip :

 

 

 

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

 

   Does anyone know anything of these two launches ?

 

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

 

   Sandy

  


Mystery of CVC in Prince’s Dock area of Glasgow

   In 1958 the Clyde Shipping Company’s coaster PLADDA

 was listed as berthed in CVC in Prince’s Dock

 area in Glasgow.

   Does anyone know where CVC was ?

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

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Pacific Steam Navigation’s KENUTA at Puna in 1957

 

Tom Hayworth e-mails :

 

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

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Ben Line’s Far-East coaster BENVEG in 1957

 

Leith Man e-mails

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

for BENVEG as I had never heard of her.

 

Anyone have any more information please ?

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SPRINGFIELD QUAY, GLASGOW

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

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

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

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


MYSTERY SHIP PORTHOLE

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

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

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LASHERCIA ..... A Spanish coaster in 1962

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

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Clyde Navigation Trust launches GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS

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

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Carrickfergus (Northern Ireland) in January 1963.

From Sean R  (Larne, Northern Ireland)

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


 

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Netherlands coaster MADO in 1963

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

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CARGOES FOR BEIRA BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT ONLY

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

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

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Holland America cargo ship DUIVENDYK

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


 

Information needed on cargo ship KORBACH in 1958

 

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

 

Does anyone have any information on KORBACH ?


 

“Conducting their business in Great Waters” series

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


WHERE IS " PULO BOKOM "

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

"Hydatina" of Croydon, England, writes :

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

Note : The event for CALCHAS has been amended accordingly.


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

 

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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

          

Click on these images to enlarge them

First is maybe.... Cruzeiro Do Sul

Below it is maybe.... Templar

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

Further down maybe... La Manche

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

     

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


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

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

A Manson writes :

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


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


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


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

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


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

A Manson writes :

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


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


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


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


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

A Manson replies; 

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

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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


Clan Line offices were at Clan Line 109 hope Street Glasgow


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

A Manson replies : 

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


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

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