Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

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Wednesday, January 1, 1969 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
MAID OF THE LOCH (1953-1981 Excursion side paddle steamer 193 feet long of Caledonian Steam Packet Company, Gourock) Own Page

MAID OF THE LOCH on front cover of 1969 Glasgow Yellow Pages Telephone Directory

Port of RegistryGlasgow
Gross Tonnage555

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Thursday, May 28, 1964 @ 1103
DUCHESS OF HAMILTON ( 1932-1971 Passenger excursion steamer 272 feet long with triple screws of Caledonian Steam Packet Company, Gourock) Own Page

DUCHESS OF HAMILTON leaves Bridge Wharf, Glasgow on an excursion cruise to Tighnabruaich

Sailing forTighnabruaich (West Kyles of Bute, Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Sailed from berth7 Bridge Wharf, Glasgow Net Tonnage297
Outward cargoPassengers 550Gross Tonnage801
Ships agentCaledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd., The Pier, Gourock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Deadweght Tonnage155

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Tuesday, May 26, 1964 @ 1105
CALEDONIA (1934-1939 and 1946-1969 Excursion paddle steamer 230 feet 70.1 metres 14 knots of Caledonian Steam Packet Company. Gourock) Own Page

CALEDONIA leaves Bridge Wharf, Glasgow on an excursion cruise to Tighnabruaich

Sailing forTighnabruaich (West Kyles of Bute, Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Sailed from berth7 Bridge Wharf, Glasgow Gross Tonnage623
Outward cargoPassengers Deadweght Tonnage161
Ships agentCaledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd., The Pier, Gourock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)

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Tuesday, May 26, 1964 @ 0910
QUEEN MARY 11 (Passenger excursion vessel 263 feet long of Caledonian Steam Packet Company, Gourock) Own Page

QUEEN MARY 11 leaves Bridge Wharf, Glasgow on an excursion cruise to Millport

Sailing forMillport (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Sailed from berth7 Bridge Wharf, Glasgow
Outward cargoPassengers 735
Ships agentCaledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd., The Pier, Gourock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)

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Monday, May 25, 1964 @ 1103
QUEEN MARY 11 (Passenger excursion vessel 263 feet long of Caledonian Steam Packet Company, Gourock) Own Page

QUEEN MARY 11 leaves Bridge Wharf, Glasgow on an excursion cruise to Tighnabruaich

Sailing forTighnabruaich (West Kyles of Bute, Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Sailed from berth7 Bridge Wharf, Glasgow
Outward cargoPassengers 960
Ships agentCaledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd., The Pier, Gourock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)

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Monday, May 25, 1964 @ 1010
MAID OF ARGYLL (1953-1974 Passenger ferry 161 feet (49 metres) long of Caledonian Steam Packet Company, Gourock) Own Page

MAID OF ARGYLL leaves QUEEN MARY 11 at Bridge Wharf, Glasgow with 578 passengers for Millport

Sailing forMillport (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland)
Sailed from berth7 Bridge Wharf, Glasgow (alongside QUEEN MARY 11)Gross Tonnage508
Outward cargoPassengers 578
Ships agentCaledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd., The Pier, Gourock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)

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Sunday, May 24, 1964 @ 2140
MAID OF ARGYLL (1953-1974 Passenger ferry 161 feet (49 metres) long of Caledonian Steam Packet Company, Gourock) Own Page

MAID OF ARGYLL shifts from QUEEN MARY 11 at Bridge Wharf, Glasgow to Windmillcroft Quay

Sailing forWindmillcroft Quay, GlasgowPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland)
Sailed from berth7 Bridge Wharf, Glasgow (alongside QUEEN MARY 11)Gross Tonnage508
Outward cargoLight-ship (= no passengers on board)
Ships agentCaledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd., The Pier, Gourock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)

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Sunday, May 24, 1964 @ 1103
QUEEN MARY 11 (Passenger excursion vessel 263 feet long of Caledonian Steam Packet Company, Gourock) Own Page

QUEEN MARY 11 leaves Bridge Wharf, Glasgow on an excursion cruise to Tighnabruaich

Sailing forTighnabruaich (West Kyles of Bute, Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Sailed from berth7 Bridge Wharf, Glasgow
Outward cargoPassengers 487
Ships agentCaledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd., The Pier, Gourock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)

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Thursday, February 27, 1964 @ 1455
MELBROOK (1964-1972 General cargo ship 525 feet long of Duff, Herbert and Mitchell, Newcastle) Own Page

New cargo ship MELBROOK arrives at Shieldhall Wharf, Glasgow for fitting out.

Arrived fromWilliam Denny & Brothers Ltd., Leven Shipyard, Dumbarton Telephone Dumbarton 201Port of RegistryNewcastle, England
Arrived in berthShieldhall Wharf, Govan, Glasgow
Sailing forTail-of-the-Bank anchorage off Greenock for trials
Sailed from berthShieldhall Wharf, Govan, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival6' 01"
Draught aft on arrival9' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing11' 11"
Draught aft on sailing18' 00"
Engine trials6 August 2300 to 0100 on 7 August and again on 7 August from 1100 to 1500
Vessel bunkered14th July bunkered 70 tons of fuel oil from oiler CLANITY
Vessel drydocked11th to 13th July at no. 3 Govan Drydock, Glasgow

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Tuesday, August 17, 1954 @ 1710
LAIRDS MOOR (1948-1960 a 3-island type General cargo and cattle carrying coaster of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow : 1984 Scuttled) Own Page

LAIRDS MOOR arrives in Queen's Dock, Glasgow to load 1 X 6 ton lift for Dublin

Arrived fromGlasgow HarbourPort of RegistryGlasgow (UK)
Arrived in berth4 Queen's Dock, GlasgowGross Tonnage990
Sailing forDublin (Eire / Ireland)
Sailed from berth4 Queen's Dock, Glasgow
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Commened loading outward cargo1730 on 17th August
Stevedore loading outward cargoScruttons Ltd., 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 7771
Heavy lifts loaded1 X lift of 6 tons
Completed loading outward cargo1800 on 17th August
Ships agentBurns & Laird Lines Ltd, 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 9650

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Sunday, August 15, 1954 @ 2345
EGIDIA ( 1945 - 1962 General cargo liner 496 feet long of Anchor Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Anchor Line's EGIDIA arrives at Yorkhill, Glasgow to unload and then load for New York

Arrived fromNew York via AvonmouthPort of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth4 Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)
Sailing forNew York (USA)
Sailed from berth4 Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival13' 00"
Draught aft on arrival23' 09"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo and grain = total 1,379 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 16th August
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1500 on 18th August
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 18th August
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,216 tons, 12 passengers, 16 horses
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo2000 on 22nd August
Draught forward on sailing16' 04"
Draught aft on sailing21' 00"
Ships agentAnchor Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone CENtral 9809

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Friday, August 7, 1964 @ 1000
MARON (1960-1975 General cargo liner 495 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

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

Arrived fromSingapore and Aden via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool
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 arrival13' 11"
Draught aft on arrival19' 07"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 963 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1030 on 7th August
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo2000 on 12th August
Commened loading outward cargo1730 on 11th August
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 580 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1030 on 13th August
Draught forward on sailing12' 00"
Draught aft on sailing19' 11"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 @ 2144
EAGLE 111 (1911-1917 then 1919-1939 Passenger paddle steamer of Buchanan Steamers / Williamson-Buchanan / Caledonian Steam Packet : 1946 scrapped at Port Glasgow) Own Page

The River Steamer berth at Renfrew (River Clyde) in 1937

Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)

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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Friday, June 21, 1957 @ 0615
TWICKENHAM (1940-1958 General cargo ship 432 feet long of Britain Steamship Co Ltd / Watts, Watts & Co Ltd., London : 1963 scrapped Bombay) Own Page

Watts, Watts cargo ship TWICKENHAM arrives in Glasgow with coal from Newport News, USA

Arrived fromNewport News (USA)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Net Tonnage2,663
Sailing forNewport News (USA)Gross Tonnage4,904
Sailed from berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Deadweght Tonnage8,910
Draught forward on arrival25' 01"
Draught aft on arrival24' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalCoal 8,254 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0930 on 21st June
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJ F Wilson, 24 Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 2345
Completed discharge of inward cargo1145 on 1st July
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing11' 05"
Draught aft on sailing16' 06"
Vessel bunkered24th June bunkered 370 tons of fuel oil from oiler SHELL MEX 5

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Tuesday, May 28, 1957 @ 1450
BISHOPDALE (1937-1970 Oil products tanker 468 feet long Pennant No. A 128 of Royal Fleet Auxiliary, London : 1970 scrapped at Bilbao (Spain) Own Page

RFA Tanker BISHOPDALE arrives at River Wall, Shieldhall, Glasgow for repairs

Arrived fromHarland & Wolff Basin, Govan, GlasgowPort of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berthRiver Wall, Shieldhall Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)Net Tonnage4.920
Sailing forGibraltar via Tail-of-the-Bank (anchorage off Greenock)Gross Tonnage8,406
Sailed from berthRiver Wall, Shieldhall Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival7' 09"
Draught aft on arrival17' 05"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing12' 09"
Draught aft on sailing16' 08"
Engine trials5th June from 1500 to 1540 at River Wall. Tugs and Pilot in attendance
Vessel bunkered5th June bunkered 250 tons of fuel oil from oiler RFA ROWANOL

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Saturday, June 1, 1985 @ 1200
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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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.

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Sunday, May 3, 1959 @ 1000
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1959 Advertisment by Watts,Watts & Co.Ltd., London for Chief and Second Engineer Officers

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Thursday, October 13, 1938 @ 1700
WAIMARAMA (1938-1942 Passenger / cargo ship of Shaw Savill & Albion Line, London : 1942 bombed and sunk at Malta in 'Pedestal' Malta convoy; loss of 87 lives) Own Page

Shaw Savill Line's WAIMARAMA closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for New Zealand ports

Ships agentPatrick Henderson & Co., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CENtral 9467Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage12,843

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Friday, June 1, 1962 @ 1000
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1962 Advert by United States Lines for their freight services from Glasgow to USA East Coast

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Thursday, November 22, 2018 @ 1320
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What was this jack-up rig doing at Govan Pontoon, Glasgow on 22 November 2018 ?

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Friday, September 11, 1959 @ 1000
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1959 Advertisment by French Line for cruises to West Indies by liners FLANDRE and ANTILLES

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Friday, May 1, 1959 @ 1000
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1959 Advertisment for a Master Fisherman for Ministry of Agriculture in Eastern Region, Nigeria

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Thursday, June 11, 1959 @ 1800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
PRINSES IRENE (Oranje Line) Own Page

Oranje Line's PRINSES IRENE leaves Southampton for Montreal

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Wednesday, September 16, 1936 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
CITY OF BENARES (1936-1940 Passenger / cargo liner 486 feet long of Ellerman City Line, Glasgow : 1940 Torpedoed and sunk in North Atlantic) Own Page

1936 Advert for CITY OF BENARES for Homeward Voyages from Karachi and Bombay to England

Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Net Tonnage6,720
Gross Tonnage11,081

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Monday, July 27, 1964 @ 1600
AGAPENOR ( 1947 - 1975 General cargo ship 487 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line's "A" class Own Page

Alfred Holt's AGAPENOR arrives at Glasgow to load for Singapore and the Far East

Arrived fromHamburg (Germany)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Sailing forSingapore via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival15 00"
Draught aft on arrival21' 04"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0900 on 29th July
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 358 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Heavy lifts loaded30th July loaded 1 lift of 22.5 tons from floating crane NEWSHOT
Completed loading outward cargo1030 on 31st July
Draught forward on sailing17' 00"
Draught aft on sailing19' 00"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

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Saturday, October 24, 1959 @ 1730
VOGELSBERG (1956-1962 General cargo ship 332 feet long : 1976 scrapped at Piraeus, Greece)) Own Page

VOGELSBERG arrives in Glasgow to load Salt Cake for Three Rivers, Canada

Arrived fromGarston (River Mersey, England)Gross Tonnage2,566
Arrived in berth28 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)Deadweght Tonnage3,750
Sailing forThree Rivers (Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada)
Sailed from berth28 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival7' 10"
Draught aft on arrival10' 08"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 26th October
Outward cargoSalt Cake 3,000 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoR P Shaw & Sons, 24 Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 2454
Completed loading outward cargo1020 on 30th October
Draught forward on sailing16' 00"
Draught aft on sailing18' 00"
Ships agentJ & J Denholm Ltd,

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Wednesday, February 1, 1961 @ 1000
DUNERA (1937-1960 Troopship 1157 troops then 1961-1967 Educational cruise liner 517 feet long 1011 passengers of British India Steam Navigation Company, London) Own Page

1961 Advert by British India Line for educational and holiday cruises from Scotland by DUNERA

Ships agentThe General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 2803Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Net Tonnage7,430
Gross Tonnage12,620

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Monday, July 31, 1961 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
PORT TOWNSVILLE (1951-1972 General cargo liner of Port Line, London : Scrapped in 1972) Own Page

Port Line's PORT TOWNSVILLE leaves Grangemouth for Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney

Ships agentThe General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 2803Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Gross Tonnage8,070

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Monday, August 28, 1961 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
NUDDEA (1954-1972 General cargo liner of British India Steam Navigation Company, London : Scrapped in 1972) Own Page

British India's NUDDEA 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 (UK)
Gross Tonnage8,596

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Thursday, July 13, 1961 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
BENLAWERS (1944-1968 General cargo ship 475 feet long of Ben Line / William Thomson Company, Edinburgh) Own Page

BENLAWERS leaves Grangemouth for Port Said, Hong Kong, Keelung, Kobe and Yokohama

Ships agentThe General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 2803Port of RegistryLeith (Scotland, UK)
Net Tonnage4,646
Gross Tonnage7,804

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Saturday, July 8, 1961 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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Around 8th July 1961 conducting their business in Great Waters

ALAUNIA left New York 8 July for London

ANDRIA at Gravesend, London 9 July from Montreal

ARCADIA left Southampton 8 July for cruise

BENCLEUCH at Djakarta 7 July for Indonesian Ports

BENCRUACHAN at Rejang 8 July for London

BENLOMOND left London 7 July for the Far East

BENMHOR at Liverpool 8 July for Hamburg

BENNEVIS left Grangemouth 7 July for London and the Far East

CAPETOWN CASTLE at Port Elizabeth 8 July for Southampton

CILICIA at Avonmouth 9 July for Glasgow

FAIR SKY left Southampton 8 July for Sydney

GLADSTONE STAR at Liverpool 8 July for London

HOMERIC at Southampton 7 July from Montreal

LASSELL left Gravesend 8 July for Buenos Aires

LIBERTE left Cowes Roads 7 July for New York

MANGLA at Liverpool 8 July from Montreal

MARTABAN at Liverpool 8 July from Rangoon

MEDIA at Liverpool 8 July from New York

NYANZA left Middlesbrough 9 July for Calcutta

OSWESTRY GRANGE left Montevideo 8 July for Liverpool

PENDENNIS CASTLE at Port Elizabeth 8 July for Durban

REINA DEL MAR left Callao 7 July for Liverpool

RICHMOND CASTLE left Gravesend 8 July for Las Palmas

ROCHESTER CASTLE at Hull 8 July from Lourenco Marques

RUBENS left Swansea 8 July for Porto Alegre

SALMARA left Aden 8 July for Hamburg

STRATHAIRD left Aden 7 July for Hong Kong

TACTICIAN left Liverpool 7 July for Tampico

URUGUAY STAR left Las Palmas 8 July for London

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Friday, April 9, 1937 @ 1000
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April 1937 Advert by Burns & Laird Lines for their Glasgow and Belfast passenger sailings

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Sunday, January 6, 2019 @ 1239
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What does Glasgow (Bridge Wharf) s.s. mean ?

 

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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Thursday, April 1, 1937 @ 1000
EAGLE 111 (1911-1917 then 1919-1939 Passenger paddle steamer of Buchanan Steamers / Williamson-Buchanan / Caledonian Steam Packet : 1946 scrapped at Port Glasgow) Own Page

1937 Advert by Williamson Buchanan Steamers for their paddle steamer EAGLE 111 on the Clyde

Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)

 

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.

 

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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Wednesday, September 1, 1965 @ 1000
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"Ship Shape" September 1965 Publication by Port of Bristol Authority, England

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Wednesday, January 9, 1963 @ 0900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
INCA (1938-1965 Steam Clyde puffer lighter 66 feet long of J & J Hay & Sons Company, Glasgow) Own Page

Clyde puffer lighter INCA arrives at Greenock and bunkers 3 tons 10 cwts of coal at Victoria Harbour

Ship's locationVictoria Harbour, Greenock (Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage72

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Wednesday, December 19, 1962 @ 0700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
U.S.S. MILLS (1943-1974 Edsall-class Destroyer Escort DER383 306 feet (93.27 m) of U.S. Navy : 1975 Scrapped) Own Page

U.S.S. MILLS, DER383, at Custom House Quay, Greenock for Shore Leave, Fresh Water, etc.

Ship's locationCustom House Quay, Greenock (Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryU.S. Navy

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Monday, January 20, 1964 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
U.S. NAVY LANDING CRAFT LCM4 (of U.S. Navy) Own Page

U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCM4 discharges a motor car (automobile) at Greenock from USS HUNLEY

Ship's locationJames Watt Dock Basin, Greenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryUnited States Navy
Arrived fromU.S.S. HUNLEY, moored in the Holy Loch (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)

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Monday, June 8, 1964 @ 0845
GRANTON HARRIER (Deep-sea fishing trawler) Own Page

GRANTON HARRIER arrives at Ardrossan Harbour from deep sea fishing with 946 boxes of fish

Arrived fromDeep sea fishing groundsPort of RegistryGranton
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage66
Master of vessel on arrivalListon
Draught aft on arrival13' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalFish 946 boxes
Ships agentCarnie & Croan, Granton

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Monday, June 8, 1964 @ 0925
GLEN SANNOX (1957-1989 Passenger/vehicle ferry 256 feet long of Caledonian Steam Packet Company, Gourock) Own Page

GLEN SANNOX arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with passengers and general cargo from Brodick

Arrived fromBrodick (Isle of Arran, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth14 Winton Pier, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage388
Cargo carried on arrivalPassengers and general cargoGross Tonnage1,107
Ships agentBritish Railways, The Harbour, ArdrossanDeadweght Tonnage301

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Sunday, June 7, 1964 @ 2210
PLATIDIA (1955-1974 Bitumen tanker of Shell Tankers UK, London : 1974 scrapped at Castellon, Spain) Own Page

Shell tanker PLATIDIA arrives at Ardrossan with a cargo of Bitumen from Stanlow

Arrived fromStanlow (on Manchester Ship Canal, England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth12 Ocean Tanker Berth, Ardrossan Harbour (Scotland, U.K.) .. tugs SEAWAY and THUNDERERNet Tonnage6,311
Master of vessel on arrivalW Groune
Draught aft on arrival24' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalBitumen
Ships agentT L Duff & Company, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Tel 29 and 40

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Thursday, January 28, 1960 @ 1140
MARTABAN (1949-1952 Passenger / cargo ship 462 feet long of Patrick "Paddy" Henderson's Line, Glasgow : 1952-1965 taken over by Elder Dempster Line) Own Page

Henderson Line's MARTABAN arrives at Glasgow to unload then load for Rangoon and Port Sudan

Arrived fromRangoon via AvonmouthPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth19 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west, 1 blind in)Gross Tonnage5,740
Sailing forRangoon and Port Sudan via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth22 Prince's Dock, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival14' 07"
Draught aft on arrival19' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1300 on 28th January
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1600 on 3rd February
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 30th January
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 874 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Draught forward on sailing9' 08"
Draught aft on sailing18' 00"
Ships agentPatrick Henderson & Co., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CENtral 9467

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Friday, April 1, 1960 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1960 map of Queen's Dock, Stobcross, Yorkhill, Plantation, Prince's Dock, Graving Docks, Glasgow

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Monday, September 10, 1962 @ 1600
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
BRIGADIER (1961-1976 coastal and harbour tug 110 feet long of Steel & Bennie) Own Page

Harry Cooke, Master of Steel & Bennie tug BRIGADIER

Port of RegistryGlasgow
Gross Tonnage223

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Thursday, May 4, 1916 @ 1800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
PARTHENIA 1901-1917 General cargo ship of Donaldson Line, Glasgow : 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Scilly Isles, English Channel) Own Page

Donaldson Line's PARTHENIA on her 89th voyage leaves Fowey (England) for Newport News (USA)

Vessel MasterJ WhimsterPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Sailing forBaltimore and Newport News (USA)Gross Tonnage5,160
Sailed from berthFowey (England) via Barry (Wales)

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Saturday, November 1, 1958 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1958 Advert by Ellerman Lines for their passenger services from London to South and East Africa

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Thursday, August 11, 1966 @ 1700
NATURALIST (1965-1977 General cargo ship of T & J Harrison Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Harrison Line's NATURALIST 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 Tonnage6,162

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Tuesday, March 19, 1963 @ 0305
PERTH (1948-1963 General cargo ship 237 feet long of Dundee, Perth & London Shipping Co. Ltd., Dundee) Own Page

PERTH arrives at Rothesay Dock, Clydebank to load 1,274 tons of Pig Iron for Rotterdam

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryDundee (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth3 / 4 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head east)Net Tonnage769
Sailing forRotterdam (Netherlands)Gross Tonnage1,321
Sailed from berth9 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, GlasgowDeadweght Tonnage1,430
Draught forward on arrival6' 10"
Draught aft on arrival12' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 19th March
Outward cargoPig Iron 1,274 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoHoneyman & Company, 12 Waterloo Street, Glasgow C.2. Telephone CENtral 6922
Completed loading outward cargo1200 on 20th March
Draught forward on sailing13' 09"
Draught aft on sailing16' 00"

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Wednesday, February 6, 1963 @ 1245
DUNKYLE (1957-1973 Ore carrier 505 feet long of St Andrews Shipping Co. Ltd. - J. & J. Denholm (Management) Ltd., Greenock : Scrapped in 1979) Own Page

Denholm's Ore Carrier DUNKYLE arrives at Rothesay Dock, Clydebank from Pepel (Sierra Leone)

Arrived fromPepel (Sierra Leone, West Africa)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Arrived in berth12 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head west)Net Tonnage4,494
Sailing forVigo (Spain)Gross Tonnage10,687
Sailed from berth12 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head west)Deadweght Tonnage14,300
Draught forward on arrival27' 00"
Draught aft on arrival27' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalIron Ore 13,232 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1300 on 6th February
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co .Ltd.,, Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Completed discharge of inward cargo1100 on 11th February
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing17' 02"
Draught aft on sailing20' 00"
Vessel bunkered8th February bunkered 210 tons of fuel oil from oiler CLYDE ENTERPRISE
Vessel on ground1810 on 6th February (low water) 25' 03" fwd and 25' 07" aft and off quay 5 feet fwd and 3 feet aft
Ships agentJ & J Denholm Ltd,, Glasgow

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Monday, May 15, 1967 @ 1700
ARBITRATOR (1951-1970 Cargo liner of Thos & Jas Harrison Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Harrison Line's ARBITRATOR 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
Gross Tonnage8,150

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Tuesday, August 4, 1959 @ 0640
SANTONA (1959-1967 General cargo ship 297 feet long of Donaldson Line, Glasgow) Own Page

New ship SANTONA arrives in Prince’s Dock, Glasgow to load for Toronto and Hamilton (Canada)

Arrived fromHall Russell & Co., Aberdeen, Scotland (who built the ship)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth14 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)
Sailing forToronto and Hamilton (Canada)
Sailed from berth12 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)
Master of vessel on arrivalCaptain A J Dougall
Draught forward on arrival8' 06"
Draught aft on arrival13' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 5th August
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Stevedore loading outward cargoClyde Stevedoring Co. Ltd., Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 2367
Completed loading outward cargo1630 on 6th August
Draught forward on sailing11' 06"
Draught aft on sailing14' 10"
Engine trials7th August from 1515 to 1517 slow turn ahead and astern
Vessel bunkered6th August at 1130 bunkered 250 tons of fuel oil from oiler CLANITY
Ships agentDonaldson Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow Telephone CENtral 3901

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Tuesday, June 5, 1962 @ 1700
TORR HEAD (1961-1972 General cargo ship of Ulster Steamship Company / Head Line, Belfast) Own Page

TORR HEAD closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Montreal, Toronto and Hamilton

Ships agentDonaldson Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1, Tel CENtral 3901Port of RegistryBelfast (Northern Ireland, UK)

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Friday, July 31, 1959 @ 0800
GRECIAN (1949-1966 General cargo ship 362 feet long of Ellerman Papayanni Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Papayanni's GRECIAN arrives at Glasgow to unload and load cargo for Mediterranean Ports

Arrived fromTangiers via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth1 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west, 1 blind in)Net Tonnage1,517
Sailing forTangiers and Mediterranean Ports via LiverpoolGross Tonnage3,347
Sailed from berth1 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west, 1 blind in)Deadweght Tonnage3,909
Draught forward on arrival11' 06"
Draught aft on arrival17' 09"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 442 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0830 on 31st July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1200 on 4th August
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 3rd August
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 110 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo1030 on 5th August
Draught forward on sailing11' 01"
Draught aft on sailing17' 00"
Ships agentCity Line Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C 2 Tel Central 9971

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Monday, September 7, 1959 @ 0012
MEUSE (1953 - 1970 general cargo coaster 160 feet overall 1953-1962 Wm. H. Muller & Co, Rotterdam then 1962-1970 Wm H Muller & Co., London) Own Page

Wm H Muller's coaster MEUSE arrives in Glasgow to load for Rouen and Paris via Manchester

Arrived fromParis (France) via Le Havre (France)Port of Registry1953-1962 Rotterdam and then 1962-1970 London
Arrived in berth20 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)
Sailing forParis and Rouen via Manchester
Sailed from berth20 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 7th October
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 80 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoAndrew Main & Sons, Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1247
Completed loading outward cargo1630 on 7th September
Ships agentJohn Scott & Co. (Shipping) Ltd., 80 Blythswood Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 0381/3

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Saturday, June 9, 1962 @ 1700
TACTICIAN ( 1961-1979 Cargo liner of T. & J. Harrison Line, Liverpool) Own Page

T & J Harrison's TACTICIAN closes at Birkenhead for receiving cargo for West, South and East Africa

Port of RegistryLiverpool

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Friday, June 15, 1962 @ 1700
BAHARISTAN (1959-1973 General cargo ship of Frank C Strick & Co. Ltd., London) Own Page

Frank Strick's BAHARISTAN closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Persian Gulf ports

Ships agentFrank C Strick & Co. (Glasgow) Ltd., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CITy 6131Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage8,517

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Sunday, December 30, 2018 @ 1210
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Island of Ailsa Craig at the entrance of Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.

Contributed by Tam Morrison (Stranraer, South-West Scotland, U.K.)

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Sunday, June 7, 1964 @ 0845
RUDOLF KARSTENS ( 1956-1966 General cargo coaster 48.65 metres 160 feet long of German owners) Own Page

RUDOLF KARSTENS arrives at Shieldhall, Glasgow with steel from Port Talbot (Wales)

Arrived fromPort Talbot (Wales, U.K.) via DublinPort of RegistryHamburg, Germany
Arrived in berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head westGross Tonnage357
Sailing forNew Ross (Eire / Ireland)Deadweght Tonnage565
Sailed from berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head west
Draught forward on arrival8' 00"
Draught aft on arrival9' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalSteel 379 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 8th June
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1430 on 8th June
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing5' 00"
Draught aft on sailing8' 06"

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Friday, November 6, 1964 @ 1315
RAPHAEL (1953-1976 General cargo ship 473 feet long of Lamport & Holt Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Lamport & Holt's RAPHAEL arrives in Glasgow to unload then load for Buenos Aires via Liverpool

Arrived fromBahia via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south and bow on 10th pawl)Gross Tonnage7,971
Sailing forBuenos Aires (Argentina) via Liverpool
Sailed from berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south and bow on 10th pawl)
Draught forward on arrival16' 03"
Draught aft on arrival18' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalTimber 2,078 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 9th November
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1200 on 12th November
Commened loading outward cargo1030 on 12th November
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 330 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo1650 on 16th November
Draught forward on sailing11' 03"
Draught aft on sailing17' 10"
Ships agentJ S Nowery & Co., Ltd., 93 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 5133 (Mr Ramsay, agent)

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Wednesday, June 10, 1964 @ 2220
DEMODOCUS ( 1955 - 1970 General cargo liner 492 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line. Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's DEMODOCUS arrives at Glasgow to load for Kobe and Far Eastern Ports

Arrived fromHamburg (Germany)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth3 / 4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Sailing forKobe (Japan) via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth3 / 4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival16' 00"
Draught aft on arrival22' 08"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 11th June
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 750 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo12th June
Draught forward on sailing17' 00"
Draught aft on sailing21' 07"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

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Friday, August 26, 1966 @ 1700
FREDRIK RAGNE (1961-1966 General cargo ship of Rederi A/B Ragne / Ragnar Nilsson, Vastervik)) Own Page

Swedish Chicago Line's FREDRIK RAGNE closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for the Great Lakes

Ships agentJ C Peacock & Co. Ltd., 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C.1. Tel DOUglas 7101 Grams "Peacock" Port of RegistrySweden
Gross Tonnage2,039
Deadweght Tonnage3,613

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Thursday, May 11, 1967 @ 1700
CITY OF BATH (1952-1969 General cargo ship 464 feet long of Ellerman & Bucknall Line, London : 1972 scrapped at Castellon, Spain) Own Page

CITY OF BATH closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Las Palmas, West, South and East Africa

Ships agentCity Line Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C 2 Tel Central 9971Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Net Tonnage3,663
Gross Tonnage6.869
Deadweght Tonnage10,446

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Friday, November 18, 1966 @ 1000
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1966 Advert by British Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for a Marine Second Engineer

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Saturday, March 26, 1960 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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Ross & Marshall's Clyde Puffer / Lighter fleet employment on 26 March 1960

 

STORMLIGHT at Glenarm, Northern Ireland, loaded

Limestone Dust for Glasgow, account of Colvilles Ltd.

  Sailed 1300.  Strong easterly wind turning early morning,

damage may have been sustained to bottom.  Belting

damaged starboard side.

 

 MOONLIGHT at Albert Pier, Rothesay and discharged

Limestone Dust from Glenarm, Northern Ireland, for

account of J Gibson & Son.

 

SEALIGHT finished discharging coal (for account of

 D Johnston & Co.) at Port Ellen, Isle of Islay.   She had

loaded the coal at Troon but was delayed in sailing from

Troon by making repairs to a leaking boiler tube.

 

WARLIGHT was at Portree, Isle of Skye, where she had

discharged a cargo of coal (for the account of R Beaton

Ltd) which she had brought from Troon.   On passage to

Portree she had to shelter in Campbeltown, being

windbound there for three days.   Today she left Portree

on the a.m. tide for Corpach where she was to load a

cargo of Lime for Lamlash (Isle of Arran)

 

POLARLIGHT laid up at Greenock.

 

LIMELIGHT was on passage from Corpach via Crinan

  Canal to Lamlash (Isle of Arran) with a 120 ton 5 cwt

cargo of Lime (for account of Highland Lime Company)

 

SKYLIGHT at Troon and loaded coal for Tarbert, Loch

Fyne, the coal for account of R Cameron & Co Ltd.

 

STARLIGHT at Furnace, Loch Fyne, at p.m. loaded

Granite Chips for Glasgow, account of William Sim

& Co. Ltd.  

 

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Tuesday, October 5, 1954 @ 1600
DICK LYKES (1945-1970 General cargo ship 460 feet long of Lykes Brothers Steamship Company, Tampa, USA : 1970 scrapped Taiwan) Own Page

Lykes Brothers DICK LYKES arrives at Yorkhill, Glasgow to load for New Orleans

Arrived fromManchester (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryTampa (USA)
Arrived in berth8 West Basin, Yorkhill, Glasgow Gross Tonnage8,174
Sailing forNew Orleans (U.S.A.)
Sailed from berth8 West Basin, Yorkhill, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival9' 00"
Draught aft on arrival18' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalPart General cargo (outwards)
Commened loading outward cargo1730 on 5th October
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 377 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo1900 on 6th October
Draught forward on sailing10' 05"
Draught aft on sailing18' 09"

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Thursday, May 23, 1957 @ 2150
BURUTU PALM (1952-1967 General cargo ship 452 feet long of Palm Line, London) Own Page

Palm Line's BURUTU PALM arrives in Glasgow with timber and general cargo from West Africa

Arrived fromTakoradi (Ghana) via GreenockPort of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage5,410
Sailing forPrince's Dock (Glasgow)
Sailed from berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Draught forward on arrival18' 00"
Draught aft on arrival20' 05"
Cargo carried on arrivalTimber and general cargo = total 2,135 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 24th May
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co .Ltd.,, Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Completed discharge of inward cargoTo be completed at Prince's Dock, Glasgow
Outward cargoPart same inward general cargo and timber
Draught forward on sailing16' 00"
Draught aft on sailing17' 10"

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Wednesday, January 6, 1965 @ 1700
CITY OF BEDFORD (1950-1972 General cargo liner 485 feet long of Ellerman Hall Lines, London) Own Page

Ellerman's CITY OF BEDFORD closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for East African Ports

Ships agentCity Line Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C 2 Tel Central 9971Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Gross Tonnage7341

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Thursday, July 9, 1964 @ 1430
CLAN MACLACHLAN (1946-1971 General cargo ship 466 feet long of Cayzer Irvine / Clan Line, Glasgow) Own Page

CLAN MACLACHLAN arrives at Glasgow to load for Aden and Port Sudan via Swansea

Arrived fromLiverpool (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage6,365
Sailing forAden and Port Sudan via Swansea
Sailed from berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival9' 09"
Draught aft on arrival17' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 10th July
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 550 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1600 on 12th July
Draught forward on sailing11' 07"
Draught aft on sailing19' 00"
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050

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Thursday, July 8, 1965 @ 1000
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1965 Advertisment by Union Steam Ship Company for Marine Engineers on tanker in New Zealand

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Saturday, July 6, 1963 @ 0010
DNJESTR (Steam General cargo ship of U.S.S.R.) Own Page

Russian ship DNJESTR arrives in Ardrossan with a cargo of Steel Strip Rolls from Ventspils (Latvia)

Arrived fromVentspils (a town on the Baltic Sea in northwestern Latvia)Port of RegistryArchangel (U.S.S.R.)
Arrived in berth2 Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.) .. assisted by tug SEAWAYNet Tonnage1,395
Master of vessel on arrivalSmaranov
Draught aft on arrival18' 09"
Cargo carried on arrivalSteel strip rolls
Ships agentR L Alpine, Ardrossan

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Thursday, May 16, 1963 @ 1740
BENWELL (1962-1968 Oil products tanker) Own Page

Norwegian Tanker BENWELL arrives in Ardrossan with petrol etc from Stanlow

Arrived fromStanlow (on Manchester Ship Canal, England, U.K.) via Belfast (Northern Ireland) Port of RegistryKristiansand (Norway)
Arrived in berth12 Ocean Tanker Berth, Ardrossan Harbour (Scotland) ... tugs SEAWAY and CAMPAIGNERNet Tonnage7,157
Master of vessel on arrivalF TheienGross Tonnage12,868
Draught aft on arrival20' 06"Deadweght Tonnage21,092
Cargo carried on arrivalPetrol etc.
Ships agentT L Duff & Company, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Tel 29 and 40

Does anyone have details or a photograph / image of this ship ?

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Thursday, December 31, 1964 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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Conducting their business in Great Waters around 31 December 1964

 AMERICAN FORWARDER left Baltimore 29 December for Liverpool

APAPA left Liverpool 31 December for Apapa

ARGENTINA STAR left Montevideo 31 December for Buenos Aires

BALLYGALLY HEAD left Glasgow 30 December for Antwerp via Belfast

BENAVON left Singapore 30 December for Bangkok

BENDORAN left Singapore 30 December for Yokohama

BENLARIG at Rejang 30 December for Singapore

BENLAWERS left Aden 31 December for Liverpool

BENLOYAL left Kobe 31 December for Keelung

BENVANNOCH left Grangemouth 31 December for Middlesbrough

BRAEMAR CASTLE left Genoa 1 January 1965 for Lourenco Marques

CITY OF AGRA left Suez 31 December for Dar-es-Salaam

CITY OF GLOUCESTER left Liverpool 31 December for Calcutta

CITY OF WINNIPEG left Aden 31 December for Bombay

EDINBURGH CASTLE at Southampton 1 January 1965 from Durban

HORNBY GRANGE from London at Buenos Aires 31 December

IONIC left Genoa 29 December for London

JASON left Glasgow 31 December for Melbourne

KALAW left Aden 31 December for Rangoon

KENILWORTH CASTLE left Aden 31 December for London

KENTUNG left Freetown 30 December for Liverpool

KENYA CASTLE left Naples 31 December for London

LAURENTIA left Glasgow 30 December for St John via Avonmouth

MARON left Glasgow 30 December for Far East via Liverpool

PELEUS left Glasgow 30 December for Liverpool

PENDENNIS CASTLE left Southampton 31 December for Durban

QUEENSBURY at Montevideo 1 January 1965 for Buenos Aires

SULIMA left Liverpool 31 December for Lagos

TRANSVAAL CASTLE at Cape Town 31 December for Durban

TARKWA left Liverpool 31 December for Lagos

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Sunday, January 10, 1965 @ 1000
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1965 Advertisment by Shaw Savill Line of London for their Round-the-World Passenger Cruises

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Friday, May 24, 1963 @ 0715
EILEEN M ( 1938- 1966 coastal oil products tanker of Metcalf Motor Coasters, Liverpool) Own Page

Coastal tanker EILEEN M arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load petrol and diesel oil for Stornoway

Arrived fromDouglas (Isle of Man)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage133
Master of vessel on arrivalD B OwensGross Tonnage323
Draught aft on arrival10' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Friday, May 24, 1963 @ 0300
FRIENDSHIP (1958-1968 General cargo coaster 61.07m long of Mountwood Shipping Co Ltd., Liverpool) Own Page

Mountwood Shipping's FRIENDSHIP arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with trailers from Larne

Arrived fromLarne (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage275
Master of vessel on arrivalBlannie ThomasGross Tonnage499
Cargo carried on arrivalTrailers

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Thursday, May 23, 1963 @ 1950
METEOR (1955-1970 Passenger cruise liner 90.4 metres long of Bergemske Dampskipsselskap A/S Bergen Norway- Bergen Line) Own Page

Bergen Line's cruise ship METEOR arrives at Ardrossan Harbour from a cruise

Arrived fromSouthampton (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryBergen (Norway)
Arrived in berth11 Eglinton Tidal Basin Bunkering Berth, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage1,548
Master of vessel on arrivalCapt. MaurerGross Tonnage2,856
Draught aft on arrival16' 08"Deadweght Tonnage640
Cargo carried on arrivalPassengers
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

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Thursday, January 7, 1965 @ 1000
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1965 Advertisment by Houlder Brothers, London, for Navigation and 2nd Engineer Officers

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Saturday, July 6, 1963 @ 2010
KING ORRY (1946-1978 Passenger ferry 345 feet long of Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, Douglas) Own Page

KING ORRY arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to embark passengers for Belfast

Arrived fromRoadstead off Ardrossan HarbourPort of RegistryDouglas (Isle of Man, UK)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage953
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)Gross Tonnage2485
Ships agentMcBride's Shipping Agency Ltd., 93 Hope Street, Glasgow Tel. 041-248-5161

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Saturday, July 6, 1963 @ 2035
MONA'S ISLE ( 1950 - 1980 Passenger vessel of Isle of Man Steam Packet Company) Own Page

MONAS ISLE arrives at Ardrossan Harbour from Douglas (Isle of Man)

Arrived fromDouglas (Isle of Man)Port of RegistryDouglas ( Isle of Man )
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage953
Master of vessel on arrivalW McMeikinGross Tonnage2,491
Cargo carried on arrivalPassengers
Ships agentMcBride's Shipping Agency Ltd., 93 Hope Street, Glasgow Tel. 041-248-5161

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Saturday, July 6, 1963 @ 1810
CALEDONIA (1934-1939 and 1946-1969 Excursion paddle steamer 230 feet 70.1 metres 14 knots of Caledonian Steam Packet Company. Gourock) Own Page

CALEDONIA arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with passengers and cargo from Brodick

Arrived fromBrodick (Isle of Arran, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth14 Winton Pier, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage623
Cargo carried on arrivalPassengers and general cargoDeadweght Tonnage161
Ships agentBritish Railways, The Harbour, Ardrossan

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Saturday, July 6, 1963 @ 1635
LAIRDSBURN (1959-1966 General cargo coaster 165 feet long of Burns & Laird Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Burns & Laird's coaster LAIRDSBURN arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with scrap metal from Belfast

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage228
Master of vessel on arrivalN McIntyreGross Tonnage513
Draught aft on arrival10' 06"Deadweght Tonnage720
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Ships agentBurns & Laird Lines, The Harbour, Ardrossan

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Saturday, December 22, 2018 @ 1300
FRIFJORD (1997- General cargo ship 63m long of A/S Frifjord) Own Page

FRIFJORD discharging a cargo of logs at Troon Harbour

Ship's locationTroon (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryBahamas
Cargo carried on arrivalLogsGross Tonnage1,212
Deadweght Tonnage1,318

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Saturday, December 22, 2018 @ 1305
SEAROCK1 (Barge) Own Page

Barge SEAROCK1 at Troon, Scotland

Ship's locationTroon (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLysekil (Sweden)

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Monday, October 19, 1959 @ 1400
BELLERBY (1946-1960 General cargo ship 446 feet long of Ropner & Company : Scrapped 1970) Own Page

Ropner's BELLERBY arrives at Govan Drydock, Glasgow from lay-up in Gare Loch

Arrived fromGare Loch (Firth of Clyde, where she had been laid up)Port of RegistryWest Hartlepool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berthNo. 2 Govan Dry Dock, Govan, GlasgowGross Tonnage7,071
Sailing forHampton Roads (USA)
Sailed from berth73 Plantation Quay, Glasgow
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing8' 07"
Draught aft on sailing17' 00"
Vessel bunkered28th October 280 tons from oiler INVERTEST : 29th October 290 tons from oiler INVERTEST
Ships agentJ & J Denholm Ltd,, Glasgow

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Friday, October 30, 1959 @ 1400
ROMNEY (1952-1978 General cargo ship 472 feet long of Lamport & Holt Line, Liverpool :1978 Scrapped) Own Page

Lamport & Holt's ROMNEY arrives in Glasgow to unload then load for Buenos Aires via Liverpool

Arrived fromBuenos Aires (Argentina) via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Arrived in berth22 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east and stem on east bulkhead)Gross Tonnage8,237
Sailing forBuenos Aires (Argentina) via Liverpool
Sailed from berth22 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east and stem on east bulkhead)
Draught forward on arrival12' 11"
Draught aft on arrival17' 11"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 1,545 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 31st October
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1930 on 2nd November
Commened loading outward cargo1200 on 2nd November
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 300 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Heavy lifts loadedAt 1100 on 2nd November loaded 2 lifts total 44 tons from floating crane NEWSHOT
Completed loading outward cargo1155 on 3rd November
Draught forward on sailing10' 03"
Draught aft on sailing15' 08"
Ships agentPatrick Henderson & Co., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CENtral 9467

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Friday, July 8, 1966 @ 1845
IRISH COAST ( 1952-1968 Passenger and cargo vessel 340 feet long of Coast Lines, Liverpool) Own Page

IRISH COAST leaves Glasgow with 75 tons of cargo and 427 passengers for Dublin

Vessel MasterD CampbellPort of RegistryLiverpool
Sailing forDublin (Eire / Ireland)
Sailed from berthLancefield Quay, Glasgow

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Sunday, October 11, 1959 @ 0750
ZUIDPOOL (1957-1965 General cargo coaster 185 feet 55.95m long of N.V. Wijnne & Barends' Cargadoors- en Agentuurkantoren, Groningen / Eigenaar: Kustvaartrederij 'Zuidpool', Delfzijl, Groningen) Own Page

Wijnne & Barends' coaster ZUIDPOOL arrives in Glasgow with Asphalt from Sete, France

Arrived fromSete (on the Mediterranean coast of the south of France)Port of RegistryDelfzijl (Netherlands)
Arrived in berth27 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east and stem 6 feet east of 32 pawl)Net Tonnage267
Sailing forTeignmouth (Devon, England, U.K.)Gross Tonnage491
Sailed from berth27 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east and stem 6 feet east of 32 pawl)Deadweght Tonnage750
Cargo carried on arrivalAsphalt 730 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 12th October
Stevedore discharging inward cargoHoneyman
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Ships agentLeitke & Company, Glasgow

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Friday, November 6, 1964 @ 1245
IXION (1951-1972 Passenger/cargo liner 523 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool : 1972 scrapped in Barcelona) Own Page

Alfred Holt's IXION arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Fremantle via Liverpool

Arrived fromElderslie Drydock, Elderslie, GlasgowPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth1 / 2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)Gross Tonnage10,125
Sailing forFremantle via Liverpool
Sailed from berth1 / 2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival15 06"
Draught aft on arrival20' 11"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 9th November
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 200 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1100 on 13th November
Draught forward on sailing16' 01"
Draught aft on sailing20' 06"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

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Friday, January 1, 1965 @ 1000
Own Page

January and February 1965 Sailing Notice for Clan Line services to African and Eastern Ports

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Saturday, August 29, 1959 @ 1005
MAKRANA (1957-1971 General cargo ship 497 feet long of T & J Brocklebank / Cunard Line, Liverpool : 1974 scrapped at Shanghai, China)) Own Page

Brocklebank's MAKRANA at Plantation Quay, Glasgow loads cargo and 2 lifts for Indian ports

Arrived fromKing George V Dock, GlasgowPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)
Arrived in berth77 Plantation Quay, Glasgow (with her head west and stem on west bulkhead)Net Tonnage4,586
Sailing forCalcutta (India) via BirkenheadGross Tonnage8,764
Sailed from berth65 Plantation Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)Deadweght Tonnage10,350
Draught forward on arrival9' 00"
Draught aft on arrival20' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 8th September
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Heavy lifts loaded10th September loaded 2 lifts total 20 tons from floating crane NEWSHOT
Completed loading outward cargo1130 on 12th September
Draught forward on sailing13' 00"
Draught aft on sailing21' 00"
Ships agentPatrick Henderson & Co., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CENtral 9467

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Thursday, January 14, 1965 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
ROTTE (General cargo ship) Own Page

ROTTE closes at Birkenhead for receiving cargo for South and East Africa

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Wednesday, September 23, 1959 @ 1235
BAY FISHER (1958 - 1970 General cargo ship 221 feet long of James Fisher Company, Barrow) Own Page

BAY FISHER arrives in Prince's Dock, Glasgow to load general cargo for Lisbon, Portugal

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryBarrow (England)
Arrived in berth29 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Net Tonnage585
Sailing forLisbon (Portugal)Gross Tonnage1,289
Sailed from berth28 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Deadweght Tonnage1550
Draught forward on arrival7' 05"
Draught aft on arrival13' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 25th September
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 250 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co. Ltd., Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Completed loading outward cargo2030 on 25th September
Draught forward on sailing9' 07"
Draught aft on sailing17' 03"
Ships agentW Knight Watson & Company, 116 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 0788

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Wednesday, February 10, 1965 @ 1000
Own Page

February 1965 Advert by David MacBrayne Ltd for their services from Kingston Dock, Glasgow

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Friday, July 16, 1965 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
JOURNALIST (1954 - 1973 General cargo ship 464 feet long of Charente S.S. Co. Ltd. / T & J Harrison Ltd, Liverpool : 1982 scrapped Gadani Beach, Pakistan) Own Page

Harrison Line's JOURNALIST closes at Birkenhead for receiving cargo for East Africa

Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Net Tonnage4,434
Gross Tonnage8,366
Deadweght Tonnage9,670

News Event

Monday, January 4, 1965 @ 1000
Own Page

1965 Advertisment by British Ministry of Transport for Engineer and Ship Surveyors

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Sunday, January 3, 1965 @ 1000
Own Page

1965 Advertisment for Marine Engineer Officers for B.P. Tanker Company, London

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Friday, January 8, 1965 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
BENARTY (1963-1981 General cargo liner 509 feet long 17.5 knots of William Thomson's Ben Line, Leith) Own Page

BENARTY leaves Grangemouth for Far Eastern Ports

Ships agentThe General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 2803Port of RegistryLeith
Net Tonnage6,152
Gross Tonnage10,294
Deadweght Tonnage12,619

News Event

Friday, January 22, 1965 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
KING GEORGE (1957-1959 General cargo ship :1959-1970 Clan Line : 1970-1972 Houston Line : 1982 Scrapped) Own Page

Chartered KING GEORGE closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for the Persian Gulf

Ships agentFrank C Strick & Co. (Glasgow) Ltd., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CITy 6131Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage5,732

News Event

Wednesday, January 5, 1966 @ 0400
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
AMERICAN ROVER (1959-1969 General cargo freighter of United States Lines, New York : 2004 scrapped) Own Page

Fire breaks out on United States Line's freighter AMERICAN ROVER near Cape Race, Newfoundland

Port of RegistryNew York (USA)
Gross Tonnage11,200
Deadweght Tonnage13,500

 

Contributed by Chuck McSally (Brooklyn)

    A fire broke out on the freighter AMERICAN ROVER as she was

near Cape Race, Newfoundland, on passage from New York

  to Rotterdam with a general cargo including paint and rubber.

   The ship was built in 1959 and is 11,200 gross tons and is

of a thoroughly modern design with an automated engine

room and is owned by United States Lines Inc., whose offices

are on Broadway, New York City.

   A salvage tug and Coast Guard cutters from Canada and

U.S.A. are making for AMERICAN ROVER and other vessels

are standing by her.   Latest reports from the vessel state

that the crew are tackling the fire and that it is now under

control.

   It is not known if there have been any casualties.

 

News Event

Thursday, April 1, 1954 @ 1000
Own Page

April and May 1954 Sailing Notice for Royal Mail Lines of London

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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 ?”

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Was she “ LAIRDS OAK “ or “ LAIRDSOAK ” ?

   Robert Bothwell (Glasgow) e-mails :

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

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

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


 

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

 

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

 

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Coaster BALLYCASTLE in 1953

 

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

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   Carebeka's coaster RIAN in 1953

 

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

 

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

 

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

  


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

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

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

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

Additional note :

Can anyone supply details of ALPHERAT ?


 

Norwegian Tanker RAILA in 1953

 

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

 

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

 Fred from Formby (Merseyside, England, writes

 

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

 

Can someone tell something about these services ? ”

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CHANTALA  (Worcester Park, Surrey) writes :

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

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

   All I can remember now is “Asti aria kurro”

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

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

 

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

  


 

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

 

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

  


Anchor Line advertisement of 1871

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

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

Thank you.

Still laughing

Fred of Formby, Merseyside, England.

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

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German cargo ship RUHR in 1953

 

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

 

   Has anyone got any details of this ship ?

 

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British coaster J B KEE in 1957

 

 Fred of Formby (Merseyside, England) writes :

 

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

 

   Anyone have details of this ship ?

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 Jim Allbright (London) e-mails :

 

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

 

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

 

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SUNBEAR of Saguenay Terminals.

 

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

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

Captain Bryn Wayt writes :

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

James Jeffries replies :

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

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

   In 1972 she was scrapped in Santander, Spain.

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

 

Billy MacAulay (Moderator and Senior Member) writes :

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

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

  

 

  


 

   Why was LADY McGOWAN IN Loch Riddon ?

 

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

 

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

 

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

  


John Kelly's coaster BALLYCLARE in late 1953.

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

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Small boat sailor writes from Inverkip :

 

 

 

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

 

   Does anyone know anything of these two launches ?

 

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

 

   Sandy

  


Mystery of CVC in Prince’s Dock area of Glasgow

   In 1958 the Clyde Shipping Company’s coaster PLADDA

 was listed as berthed in CVC in Prince’s Dock

 area in Glasgow.

   Does anyone know where CVC was ?

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

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Pacific Steam Navigation’s KENUTA at Puna in 1957

 

Tom Hayworth e-mails :

 

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

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Ben Line’s Far-East coaster BENVEG in 1957

 

Leith Man e-mails

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

for BENVEG as I had never heard of her.

 

Anyone have any more information please ?

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SPRINGFIELD QUAY, GLASGOW

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

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

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

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


MYSTERY SHIP PORTHOLE

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

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

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LASHERCIA ..... A Spanish coaster in 1962

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

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Clyde Navigation Trust launches GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS

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

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Carrickfergus (Northern Ireland) in January 1963.

From Sean R  (Larne, Northern Ireland)

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


 

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Netherlands coaster MADO in 1963

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

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CARGOES FOR BEIRA BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT ONLY

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

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

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Holland America cargo ship DUIVENDYK

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


 

Information needed on cargo ship KORBACH in 1958

 

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

 

Does anyone have any information on KORBACH ?


 

“Conducting their business in Great Waters” series

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


WHERE IS " PULO BOKOM "

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

"Hydatina" of Croydon, England, writes :

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

Note : The event for CALCHAS has been amended accordingly.


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

 

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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

          

Click on these images to enlarge them

First is maybe.... Cruzeiro Do Sul

Below it is maybe.... Templar

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

Further down maybe... La Manche

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

     

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


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

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

A Manson writes :

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


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


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


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

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


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

A Manson writes :

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


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


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


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


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

A Manson replies; 

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

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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


Clan Line offices were at Clan Line 109 hope Street Glasgow


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

A Manson replies : 

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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

A Manson writes :

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


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

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


30th January 2014

PLEASE KEEP YOUR COMMENTS RELEVANT TO SHIPS AND SHIPPING AT GLASGOW

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

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

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

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


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

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


BERTH NUMBERS AT SHIELDHALL RIVERSIDE WHARF

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

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


NUMBERING OF BERTHS FROM BROOMIELAW AND BRIDGE WHARF TO PLANTATION

A Manson writes :

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


WHO OWNED OR OPERATED GENERAL TERMINUS AND ITS CRANES

Bill McKellar e-mails :

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


PORT CHALMERS

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


DUMBARTON AND LOCH LOMOND AND "MAID OF THE LOCH"

Alaister McKenzie e-mails :

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


STEAMSHIP "META"

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

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


MAVISBANK QUAY AND PLANTATION QUAY, GLASGOW

Jim Hillhouse e-mails :   

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


NUMBERING OF BERTHS FROM BROOMIELAW AND BRIDGE WHARF TO PLANTATION

A Manson writes :

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

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


NEGOTIATING CITY BRIDGES TO REACH CUSTOM HOUSE QUAY

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


HISTORY OF PUFFERS

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


KELVIN

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


CLYDE SHIPPING TUG AT ARDROSSAN

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

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


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

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