Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

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Monday, May 15, 1967 @ 1700
SANTONA (1959-1967 General cargo ship 297 feet long of Donaldson Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Donaldson Line's SANTONA 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 RegistryGlasgow

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Friday, May 5, 1967 @ 1700
TERNEFJELL (1955- 1968 Refrigerated / General cargo ship 297 feet long of A/S Falkefjell / Olsen & Ugelstad, Olsen & Uglested's Fjell Line, Norway : 1971 wrecked at Oran) Own Page

TERNEFJELL closes at Glasgow for cargo for Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton, Detroit and Chicago

Ships agentJ C Peacock & Co. Ltd., 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C.1. Tel DOUglas 7101 Grams "Peacock" Port of RegistryOslo (Norway)
Net Tonnage1,115
Gross Tonnage2,102
Deadweght Tonnage2,845

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Friday, July 14, 1967 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
EMERALD TRADER (1966 - November 1969 General cargo coaster 47m overall of N.V. Scheepvaartbedrijf 'Gruno', Amsterdam, : 1992 scrapped Perama, Greece) Own Page

Coaster EMERALD TRADER on faraway quay at Paisley Harbour, Scotland

Port of RegistryAmsterdam (Netherlands)
Net Tonnage204
Gross Tonnage399
Deadweght Tonnage475

Can anyone give details of this ship ?

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Friday, July 14, 1967 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
AGAIS (General cargo coaster) Own Page

Coaster AGAIS at Paisley Harbour, Scotland

Can anyone give details of this ship ?

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Tuesday, August 6, 1957 @ 2145
USKMOUTH (1951-1963 General cargo ship 326 feet overall of Richard W Jones & Co / Uskside Steamship Co Ltd., Newport, Wales : 1971 Scrapped at Piraeus, Greece) Own Page

Richard Jones USKMOUTH arrives in Glasgow with 3,400 tons of Timber from Cape Chat, Canada

Arrived fromCape Chat (Cap Chat, Quebec, Canada)Port of RegistryNewport (Wales, U.K.)
Arrived in berth9 / 10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage2,906
Sailing forSwansea (Wales, U.K.)
Sailed from berth9 / 10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival20' 06"
Draught aft on arrival21' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalTimber 3,400 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1730 on 7th August
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co .Ltd.,, Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Completed discharge of inward cargo1800 on 13th August
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing8' 09"
Draught aft on sailing13' 06"
Vessel bunkeredAt 1040 on 12th August bunkered 140 tons of fuel oil from ATTUNITY

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Saturday, March 22, 1958 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
SUNDA (1952-1968 Refrigerated / general cargo liner 523 feet long of P & O Steam Navigation Company, London) Own Page

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

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

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Friday, March 6, 1964 @ 1320
NIMFA (1961-1968 General cargo ship 216 feet overall : 2005 scrapped at Aliaga, Spain Own Page

Polish ship NIMFA arrives in King George V Dock, Glasgow to load Tubes and Heavy Lifts for Stettin

Arrived fromManchester (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryKolobrzeg (Poland)
Arrived in berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Gross Tonnage541
Sailing forStettin (Szczecin, Poland)Deadweght Tonnage1,3.00
Sailed from berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Draught forward on arrival6' 10"
Draught aft on arrival11' 02"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo1330 on 6th March
Outward cargoTubes 200 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co. Ltd., Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Heavy lifts loadedAround 8th March loaded 2 lifts, 13 tons and 28 tons from floating crane NEWSHOT
Completed loading outward cargo1115 on 9th March
Draught forward on sailing9' 10"
Draught aft on sailing11' 10"
Ships agentJ S Braid, Glasgow

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Friday, March 6, 1964 @ 0520
KING MALCOLM (1952-1972 General cargo ship 466 feet overall of King Line / Clan Line / Hector Whaling :1981 Scrapped) Own Page

King Line's KING MALCOLM arrives at 7 King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Dar-es-Salaam

Arrived fromHamburg (Germany)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Arrived in berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Gross Tonnage5,883
Sailing forDar-es-Salaam via Swansea
Sailed from berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Draught forward on arrival9' 11"
Draught aft on arrival12' 02"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 6th March
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 550 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Heavy lifts loaded6th March loaded 4 lifts total 59 tons from floating crane NEWSHOT
Completed loading outward cargo1100 on 8th March
Draught forward on sailing11' 00"
Draught aft on sailing17' 07"
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050

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Tuesday, March 3, 1964 @ 0810
ANTENOR (1957-1970 General cargo ship 491 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's ANTENOR arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to unload cargo from Far Eastern Ports

Arrived fromSingapore via Liverpool and DublinPort of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Arrived in berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage7,965
Sailing forSwansea (Wales, U.K.)
Sailed from berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival15 00"
Draught aft on arrival21' 02"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 583 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0830 on 3rd March
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1330 on 4th March
Outward cargoPart same inward cargo of Latex
Draught forward on sailing16' 03"
Draught aft on sailing20' 02"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

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Monday, January 11, 1960 @ 1700
MURISTAN (1950-1966 General cargo ship of Frank C Strick, London : 1972 scrapped) Own Page

Strick's MURISTAN closes at Glasgow for 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 Tonnage8,408

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Thursday, January 7, 1960 @ 1700
CITY OF HEREFORD (1958-1971 General cargo liner of Ellerman Hall Line, London) Own Page

Ellerman's CITY OF HEREFORD closes at Birkenhead for receiving cargo for Vizaghapatnam and Calcutta

Ships agentHall Line Ltd., Tower Building, Liverpool 3 Tel. CENtral 8444 Telex 62-185Port of RegistryLondon
Gross Tonnage4,954
Deadweght Tonnage7,610

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Friday, January 15, 1960 @ 1700
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
MORGENSTER (1947-1961 General cargo ship of South African Marine Corporation, Cape Town : 1972 scrapped at Taiwan)) Own Page

Safmarine's MORGENSTER closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for South and East Africa

Ships agentF W Allan & Ker Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1. Telephone CENtral 0925-8Port of RegistryKaapstad (pronounced ka pstet : Afrikaans for "Cape Town")

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Wednesday, January 6, 1960 @ 1000
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1960 Advert by Blue Star Line of London for their Express Cargo Liner Services

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Saturday, February 15, 1964 @ 1040
PERSEUS (1950 - 1973 Cargo / passenger liner 516 feet long with Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool : 1973 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

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

Arrived fromKobe & Hong Kong via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth3 / 4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage10,109
Sailing forSingapore via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival15' 10"
Draught aft on arrival21' 02"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 667 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 16th February
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1300 on 18th February
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 18th February
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,300 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1530 on 26th February
Draught forward on sailing19' 06"
Draught aft on sailing20' 06"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

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Friday, October 1, 1937 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
BARON ELPHINSTONE (1937-1959 General cargo ship of Hugh Hogarth & Co. Ltd. / Baron Line, Ardrossan : 1971 scrapped) Own Page

BARON ELPHINSTONE (1937-1959) of Hugh Hogarth's Baron Line, Ardrossan, Scotland

Port of RegistryArdrossan (Scotland, U.K.)
Net Tonnage2,691
Gross Tonnage4,635
Deadweght Tonnage8,963

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Tuesday, March 1, 1949 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1949 Advert by The Grangemouth Dockyard Co. Ltd., Grangemouth, Scotland

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Tuesday, March 1, 1949 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1949 Advert by Grangemouth & Forth Towing Co. Ltd., Grangemouth, Scotland

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Tuesday, March 1, 1949 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1949 Advert by David Traill & Sons, Stevedores and Contractors, Grangemouth, Scotland

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Tuesday, February 18, 1964 @ 2320
ARGYLLSHIRE ( 1956 - 1975 General cargo liner 471 feet long of Scottish Shire Line / Cayzer Irvine, London : 1977 scrapped at Gadani Beach, Pakistan) Own Page

Scottish Shire's ARGYLLSHIRE arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Durban

Arrived fromSydney and Brisbane (Australia) via BelfastPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Net Tonnage5267
Sailing forDurban via BirkenheadGross Tonnage9299
Sailed from berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Deadweght Tonnage11250
Draught forward on arrival15 00"
Draught aft on arrival18' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 527 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 19th February
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1330 on 21st February
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 19th February
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 cargo1440 on 21st February
Draught forward on sailing15' 00"
Draught aft on sailing18' 04"
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050

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Wednesday, January 13, 1960 @ 1700
FORESTER (1952-1970 General cargo liner of T & J Harrison / Charente Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Harrison Line's FORESTER closes at Birkenhead for receiving cargo for Red Sea and East Africa

Ships agentThos & Jas Harrison Ltd., LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool
Gross Tonnage8,377

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Wednesday, January 6, 1960 @ 1000
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1960 Sailing Notice for David MacBrayne cargo services from Glasgow to West Highlands of Scotland

Ship's locationKingston Dock, Glasgow
Ships agentDavid MacBrayne Ltd., Clyde House, 44 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2. Telephone CENtral 9231

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Thursday, September 24, 1964 @ 0720
PETER (a general cargo coaster 200 feet long) Own Page

Coaster PETER arrives at Shieldhall, Glasgow with 850 tons of Gypsum from Dundalk (Ireland)

Arrived fromDundalk (Eire / Ireland)
Arrived in berth2 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)
Sailing forDundalk (Eire / Ireland)
Sailed from berth2 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival12' 00"
Draught aft on arrival12' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGypsum 850 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 24th September
Stevedore discharging inward cargoR P Shaw & Sons, 24 Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 2454
Completed discharge of inward cargo1430 on 24th September
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing5' 03"
Draught aft on sailing8' 06"

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Sunday, January 1, 1961 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1961 Advert by Hawthorn Leslie (Shipbuilders) Ltd., Tyneside, England

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Tuesday, April 25, 1967 @ 1510
LOCHBROOM (1948-1972 General cargo coaster 140 feet long of David MacBrayne Ltd, Glasgow) Own Page

MacBrayne's coaster LOCHBROOM arrives in Queen's Dock, Glasgow to load for Bonahaven, Islay

Arrived fromGreenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth30 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)Net Tonnage130
Sailing forBonahaven (Isle of Islay, Western Isles of Scotland)Gross Tonnage413
Sailed from berth30 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)Deadweght Tonnage535
Draught forward on arrival4' 06"
Draught aft on arrival10' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo1545 on 25th April
Outward cargo1,000 empty barrels = 90 tons (These are empty whisky barrels returning to Bonahaven Distillery)
Stevedore loading outward cargoScruttons Ltd., 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 7771
Completed loading outward cargo1500 on 26th April
Draught forward on sailing6' 00"
Draught aft on sailing11' 03"
Ships agentDavid MacBrayne Ltd., Clyde House, 44 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2. Telephone CENtral 9231

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Wednesday, April 26, 1967 @ 0910
HERMAN BODEWES (1965- General cargo coaster 226 feet long of Rederij m.s. "Herman Bodewes," / Fa J Seven, Hoogezand) Own Page

HERMAN BODEWES arrives in Queen's Dock, Glasgow from Bordeaux (France), Bristol and Dublin

Arrived fromBordeaux (France), Bristol and DublinPort of RegistryHoogezand (Netherlands)
Arrived in berth1 / 3 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)Net Tonnage308
Sailing forBordeaux (France) via LiverpoolGross Tonnage500
Sailed from berth1 / 3 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)Deadweght Tonnage1,150
Draught forward on arrival10' 06"
Draught aft on arrival11' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 207 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0915 on 26th April
Stevedore discharging inward cargoScruttons Ltd., 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 7771
Completed discharge of inward cargo1500 on 27th April
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 27th April
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 94 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoScruttons Ltd., 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 7771
Completed loading outward cargo1130 on 28th April
Draught forward on sailing9' 00"
Draught aft on sailing11' 02"
Ships agentMoss Hutchison Line Limited, 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel. Central 6643

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Monday, January 25, 1960 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
PORT WELLINGTON (1946-1971 Refrigerated cargo liner 529 feet long of Port Line, London) Own Page

PORT WELLINGTON leaves Grangemouth for Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Launceston, Hobart

Ships agentThe General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 2803Port of RegistryLondon
Net Tonnage6,347
Gross Tonnage10,585
Deadweght Tonnage11,100

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Monday, April 24, 1967 @ 2355
ANDANIA (1960-1969 Refrigerated / General cargo liner 490 feet long of Cunard Line) Own Page

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

Arrived fromNew York via London, Le Havre and GreenockPort of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth3 Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)Gross Tonnage7,004
Sailing forNew York (USA)Deadweght Tonnage9,560
Sailed from berth5 Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival14' 10"
Draught aft on arrival19' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 681 tons both inwards and outwards
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 25th April
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1615 on 26th April
Commened loading outward cargo1600 on 25th April
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,500 tons and 11 containers
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Heavy lifts loaded25th April loaded 11 containers totalling 155 tons from floating crane NEWSHOT
Completed loading outward cargo1530 on 28th April
Draught forward on sailing18' 00"
Draught aft on sailing21' 03"
Engine trialsFrom 1800 to 1805 hours on 28th April
Vessel bunkered26th April 300 tons fuel oil and on 27th April 200 tons fuel oil from oiler CLYDE ENTERPRISE
Ships agentAnchor Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone CENtral 9809

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Saturday, January 16, 1960 @ 1700
MANIPUR (1945-1967 General cargo ship of T & J Brocklebank, Liverpool : 1967 scrapped) Own Page

MANIPUR closes at Birkenhead for Port Said, Suez, Aden, Visakhapatnam, and Calcutta

Ships agentThos. & Jno. Brocklebank Ltd., LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage8,559

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Friday, January 1, 1960 @ 1000
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January 1960 Sailing Notice for Anchor Line of Glasgow

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Sunday, January 3, 1960 @ 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 3 January 1960

ACCRA left Takoradi 1 January for Lagos

AMERICAN VETERAN at Boston (Mass) 3 January for Glasgow

APAPA left Bathurst 3 January for Liverpool

ATHLONE CASTLE at Cape Town 4 January for Southampton

CALTEX left Port Said 1 January for Glasgow

CARONIA left Le Havre 3 January for New York

CITY OF KARACHI left Avonmouth 4 January for Glasgow

CLAN LAMONT from Glasgow at Port Said 4 January

CORFU at Singapore 3 January for Hong Kong

CORINTHIC at Wellington 4 January for Dunedin

EMPIRE FOWEY at Singapore 5 January for Southampton

HERDSMAN left Durban 4 January for Beira

IBERIA left Singapore 4 January for Sydney

LAURENTIA at Los Angeles 3 January for New Westminster

MANDASOR left Tyne 4 January for Trincomali

MARTABAN left Port Sudan 3 January for Glasgow

PORT TOWNSVILLE left Tyne 5 January for Curacao

PYRRHUS from Glasgow at Singapore Roads 4 January

QUEEN ELIZABETH from Southampton at New York 4 January

STIRLINGSHIRE from Glasgow at Durban 4 January

SOUDAN at Port Swettenham 3 January for London

SOUTH AFRICAN TRANSPORTER from Glasgow at Durban 4 January

TINTAGEL CASTLE left Cape Town 3 January for Beira

UGANDA left London 4 January for Nacala

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Tuesday, March 2, 1965 @ 1000
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1965 Advertisment by Cable & Wireless Ltd., London for a 3rd Marine Engineer on cableship service

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Monday, March 1, 1965 @ 1000
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1965 Advertisment by British Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service for Engineer Cadets

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Wednesday, June 14, 1967 @ 1700
RATHLIN HEAD (1953-1970 General cargo ship of Ulster Steamship Company / Head Line, Belfast) Own Page

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

Ships agentDonaldson Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1, Tel CENtral 3901Port of RegistryBelfast (Northern Ireland)
Gross Tonnage7,378

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Monday, June 12, 1967 @ 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 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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Saturday, September 23, 1967 @ 0215
IMPERIAL STAR (1948-1971 General cargo ship 573 feet long of Blue Star Line, London : 1971 scrapped) Own Page

Blue Star's IMPERIAL STAR arrives at Glasgow from Belfast to load for Cape Town

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Arrived in berth62 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow
Sailing forPlantation Quay, Glasgow then for Cape Town via Liverpool
Sailed from berth58 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival15 06"
Draught aft on arrival23' 07"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 26th September
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,070 tons and 6 lifts total 39 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Heavy lifts loaded6 lifts total 39 tons
Completed loading outward cargo1545 on 3rd October
Draught forward on sailing16' 03"
Draught aft on sailing25' 11"
Vessel on ground23rd September forward 15' 06" and aft 21' 10" : On 4th October at 1900 forward 16' 00" aft 24' 09"

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Sunday, September 17, 1967 @ 0945
LOCHDUNVEGAN (1950-1973 General cargo coaster 180 feet long of David MacBrayne, Glasgow) Own Page

David MacBrayne's LOCHDUNVEGAN arrives at Queen's Dock, Glasgow from West Highlands

Arrived fromWest Highlands and Islands of ScotlandPort of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth22 Queen's Dock, GlasgowNet Tonnage222
Sailing forWest Highlands and Islands of Scotland
Sailed from berth22 Queen's Dock, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival6' 03"
Draught aft on arrival11' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 99 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 18th September
Stevedore discharging inward cargoScruttons Ltd., 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 7771
Completed discharge of inward cargo1300 on 18th September
Commened loading outward cargo1310 on 18th September
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 410 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoScruttons Ltd., 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 7771
Completed loading outward cargo1400 on 19th September
Draught forward on sailing9' 10"
Draught aft on sailing12' 02"
Ships agentDavid MacBrayne Ltd., Clyde House, 44 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C. 2. Telephone CENtral 9231

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Monday, September 18, 1967 @ 1245
STENTOR (1946-1958 General cargo ship 498 feet overall of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's STENTOR arrives at Stobcross Quay, Glasgow with general cargo from Penang

Arrived fromPenang via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)
Arrived in berth58 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)
Sailing forNewport (South Wales, U.K.)
Sailed from berth58 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival16' 00"
Draught aft on arrival22' 09"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 550 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 19th September
Stevedore discharging inward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo1800 on 20th September
Outward cargoPart same inward general cargo
Draught forward on sailing15' 00"
Draught aft on sailing21' 06"
Vessel on groundOn 18th September, draught forward 16' 06" and aft 20' 09"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

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Saturday, May 15, 1948 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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Clan Line ship loading at the 175-ton Fitting-out crane at Finnieston Quay, Glasgow

Ship's locationFinnieston Crane, Finnieston Quay, Glasgow

Contributed by Jim Howie  (Partick, Glasgow)


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Friday, July 1, 1960 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
ANZAC (1939-1976 Clyde puffer 66 feet long of J & J Hay Ltd, Glasgow) Own Page

Clyde puffers ANZAC, INCA and CHINDIT at Hay's Shipyard, Kirkintilloch (Scotland)

Ship's locationHay's Shipyard, Kirkintilloch (Forth & Clyde Canal, Scotland)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Reg Tonnage52

Contributed by Jim Howie  (Partick, Glasgow)


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Friday, May 1, 1959 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
EKET (1950- Passenger / General cargo ship 54.6m overall of Government of Nigeria) Own Page

1959 Advert by J. Samuel White & Co. Ltd. of Cowes, Isle of Wight, England

Port of RegistryNigeria
Gross Tonnage394

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Sunday, March 1, 1959 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1959 Advert by The Alexandra Towing Co. Ltd., Liverpool

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Saturday, August 22, 1964 @ 1050
CLAN FARQUHARSON (1962-1968 General cargo ship 496 feet overall of Cayzer Irvine / Clan Line, London) Own Page

CLAN FARQUHARSON arrives at Glasgow to unload and then load for Durban

Arrived fromAdelaide (Australia) via LiverpoolPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage9,292
Sailing forDurban via Newport
Sailed from berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival11' 05"
Draught aft on arrival18' 08"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 1,650 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 24th August
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1900 on 1st September
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 2nd September
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,594 tons and 8 X heavy lifts totalling 130 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Heavy lifts loaded8th and 9th September loaded 8 X heavy lifts totalling 130 tons from floating crane NEWSHOT
Completed loading outward cargo1515 on 10th September
Draught forward on sailing12' 08"
Draught aft on sailing18' 01"
Vessel drydocked27th and 28th August at Elderslie Drydock, Glasgow
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050

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Tuesday, November 22, 1955 @ 1700
ST ESSYLT (1948-1965 General cargo ship of South American Saint Line, London) Own Page

ST ESSYLT closes at Antwerp for receiving cargo for Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires

Port of RegistryLondon (UK)

News Event

Thursday, March 14, 2019 @ 1239
Own Page

Clyde Navigation Trust's launches NEWARK, GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS

Clyde Navigation Trust launches NEWARK, GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS

  14 March 2019   @ 1239

Richard Danielson e-mails

 The Clyde Navigation Trust harbour launches: Newark, Garmoyle and

Dunglass have had little written about them. 

I have a photo showing two of them (which two I cannot tell) giving a

tow to the Duchess of Hamilton to help her turn at Bridge Wharf

  in 1969. 

Please ask anyone who knows about the work of the launches

to get in touch with me by email.

Thank You.

Richard Danielson.

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20 March 2019  @ 1604

 

Jim Howie  (Partick, Glasgow)

 

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

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

  

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

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

12 Hopper Barges.

1 Dumb grab hopper barge.

1 Tug CLYDE.

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

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

11 passenger ferryboats.

1 60-ton floating crane NEWSHOT.

1 Diving Bell barge.

2 Divers’ motor boats.

1 Oil Separating Barge PLOVER

3 motor launches NEWARK, GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS.

1 Hydrographic Survey launch CRANNOG.

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

Jim Howie.

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22 March 2019  @ 1921

 

J.H. of Scotstoun (Glasgow) emails :

 

   I well remember reading that wee book a long time ago.   It told of all the wee boats working on the river and had lots of photos of them.   I don’t remember the book name but it gave lots of information on all the boats.

   There were other boats that Jim did not mention

The GARROCH HEAD, SHIELDHALL and DALMARNOCK of the Glasgow City Corporation, working from the Sewage plant near Shieldhall.

The Police boat SEMPER VIGILO.

And the HARRIER of the Clyde River Purification Board.

Another was Ben Parsonage’s MY FAIR LADY ??? of the Glasgow Humane Society and Ben and his son used the boat to search for and find and land the bodies of people who had drowned.

The shipyard D & W Henderson of Meadowside had a launch that towed their punts and painting punts to ships in the river.

And Pilot Boats from Gourock sometimes came up to Glasgow.

 

Don’t forget the Fireboat ST MUNGO, and there were decrepit old Clyde Puffers that worked from the coaling crane at Queen’s Dock and carried bunker coal to the coal powered steam Dredgers and Hoppers working up and down the river.

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News Event

Sunday, April 9, 1967 @ 1525
SAINT RONAN (1966-1980 General cargo coaster 147 feet long of J & A Gardner, Glasgow) Own Page

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

Arrived fromCreetown (Kirkcudbright, South Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth14 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)Net Tonnage204
Sailing forBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage433
Sailed from berth14 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)Deadweght Tonnage535
Draught forward on arrival10' 10"
Draught aft on arrival11' 02"
Cargo carried on arrivalGranite 540 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 10th April
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1810 on 10th April
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing6' 00"
Draught aft on sailing7' 02"
Ships agentJ & A Gardner & Co. Ltd., 228 Clyde Street, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone 041 221 7845

News Event

Thursday, June 1, 1961 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
ST MUNGO (1959-1975 Fireboat 68 feet long of City of Glasgow Fire Brigade)) Own Page

Glasgow Fireboat ST MUNGO on the River Clyde

Ship's locationRiver Clyde, GlasgowPort of RegistryGlasgow

 

Contributed by Jim Howie  (Partick, Glasgow) who writes :

    Glasgow Fireboat ST MUNGO (named after the Patron

Saint of Glasgow) and operated by the City of Glasgow

Fire Brigade.

   She was berthed at 2 Yorkhill Quay, just beside the

Anchor Line berths and was crewed by Firemen from the

nearby Yorkhill Fire Station.   In the event of a call-out

the Firemen had to run across the busy roadway in front

of the Station, waving to vehicles to stop, to get to the boat.

   At one time (at least once) there was industrial trouble

when Firemen refused to do maintenance on the boat,

saying that they would be doing workmen out of a job.


  

News Event

Friday, October 18, 1968 @ 1000
Own Page

1968 Advert by Adelaide Ship Construction Company for Ship Draughtsmen for Australia

News Event

Monday, October 21, 1968 @ 1700
FORESTER (1952-1970 General cargo liner of T & J Harrison / Charente Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Harrison Line's FORESTER 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 Tonnage8,377

News Event

Monday, February 11, 1946 @ 1000
JESSMORE (1946-1958 General cargo ship of Johnston Warren Lines Ltd., Liverpool) Own Page

Johnston Warren Lines, Liverpool apply to change the name of their EMPIRE FAITH to JESSMORE

Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Reg Tonnage4,194
Gross Tonnage7,061

News Event

Wednesday, May 31, 1967 @ 1000
Own Page

1967 Advert by Watt Memorial College, Greenock for a Teacher of Marine Radio Telecommunications

News Event

Wednesday, May 31, 1967 @ 1000
Own Page

1967 Advert by Ocean Weather Service for a Fourth Engineer on their vessels based at Greenock

News Event

Thursday, June 1, 1967 @ 1700
CITY OF WELLINGTON (1956-1978 General cargo ship of Ellerman Lines, London : 1979 Scrapped Taiwan) Own Page

Ellerman's CITY OF WELLINGTON closes at Birkenhead for receiving cargo for East Africa

Ships agentHall Line Ltd., Tower Building, Liverpool 3 Tel. CENtral 8444 Telex 62-185Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Deadweght Tonnage10,768

News Event

Saturday, November 13, 1954 @ 1548
AMERICAN RANGER (1946-1963 General cargo ship 461 feet long of United States Lines, New York : 1971 scrapped) Own Page

United States Lines AMERICAN RANGER arrives at Glasgow via Dublin and Cairnryan

Arrived fromU.S.A. via Dublin and Cairnryan (Cairnryan is in south-west Scotland, near Stranraer)Port of RegistryNew York (U.S.A.)
Arrived in berth8 West Basin, Yorkhill, Glasgow ... see note belowGross Tonnage8,211
Sailing forNew York via Boston
Sailed from berth6 West Basin, Yorkhill, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival9' 04"
Draught aft on arrival20' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 547 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 14th November
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1700 on 15th November
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 14th November
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 3,244 tons and 2 passengers
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed loading outward cargo1645 on 19th November
Draught forward on sailing14' 11"
Draught aft on sailing24' 11"

  United States Lines cargo ship AMERICAN RANGER is

shown as calling at Cairnryan, essentially a shipbreaking

pier near Stranraer in Loch Ryan in South West Scotland.

    Does anyone have any thoughts as to why AMERICAN

RANGER would call there, completely out of her way from

Dublin to Glasgow.

  

Also while berthing at West Basin she fouled her port

 anchor and was unable to weigh it, and the anchor

and approximately 23 fathoms of cable lay out

overnight.

   At 0700 on 14th November AMERICAN RANGER

hove astern in the berth and weighed anchor and

re-berthed.


News Event

Wednesday, December 24, 1952 @ 1700
JALAZAD (1948-1954 General cargo ship of Scindia Steam Navigation Company, Bombay) Own Page

Scindia's JALAZAD closes for receiving cargo at London for Bombay and Karachi

Ships agentScindia Steamships (London) Ltd., Billiter Buildings, 22 Billiter Street, London, E.C.3. Port of RegistryBombay, India
Gross Tonnage8,521

News Event

Friday, July 31, 1964 @ 0535
MEMNON (1959-1975 Cargo liner 495 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool : 1988 scrapped) Own Page

Alfred Holt's MEMNON arrives King George V Dock, Glasgow to unload cargo from Penang via Liverpool

Arrived fromPenang via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth1 / 2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Net Tonnage4,873
Sailing forSwansea (Wales, U.K.) Gross Tonnage8,540
Sailed from berth1 / 2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Deadweght Tonnage9,770
Draught forward on arrival14' 05"
Draught aft on arrival22' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 1,324 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 31st July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1615 on 5th August
Outward cargoPart same inward general cargo
Draught forward on sailing13' 00"
Draught aft on sailing19' 11"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

News Event

Sunday, July 12, 1964 @ 0040
SNEATON (1947-1967 Tramp General cargo "Liberty type" ship 442 feet long of Headlam & Sons, Whitby : 1967 scrapped at Shanghai) Own Page

Headlam's SNEATON arrives in Glasgow with a cargo of Timber from Santos (Brazil)

Arrived fromSantos (a municipality in the Brazilian state of São Paulo) via LiverpoolPort of RegistryWhitby, England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Gross Tonnage7,293
Sailing forSouth Shields (England, U.K.)
Sailed from berth10 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Draught forward on arrival10' 10"
Draught aft on arrival17' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalTimber 1,678 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 12th July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1930 on 16th July
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing7' 09"
Draught aft on sailing17' 00"
Vessel bunkered16th July bunkered 150 tons of fuel oil from oiler CLANITY
Ships agent(Inwards) J S Nowery, 63 Hope Street, Glasgow (Outwards) John G Borland & Peat, Glasgow

News Event

Friday, June 28, 1963 @ 0445
FERMIA (1957-1967 Oil products tanker : 1983 scrapped) Own Page

Tanker FERMIA berths at Ardrossan Harbour with crude oil from Curacao via Stanlow

Arrived fromCuracao via StanlowPort of RegistryKristinehamn (Sweden)
Arrived in berth12 Ocean Tanker Berth, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland,) .. tugs SEAWAY and THUNDERERNet Tonnage7,315
Master of vessel on arrivalS PerssonGross Tonnage12,905
Draught aft on arrival23' 07"Deadweght Tonnage19,762
Cargo carried on arrivalCrude Oil
Ships agentT L Duff & Company, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Tel 29 and 40

News Event

Friday, June 28, 1963 @ 0535
MONKSVILLE (1957-1963 General cargo 3-island steam coaster of John S Monks, Liverpool)) Own Page

John S Monks coaster MONKSVILLE arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with scrap metal from Belfast

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage145
Master of vessel on arrivalR Francis
Draught aft on arrival12' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

News Event

Friday, June 9, 1967 @ 1700
PACIFIC ENVOY (1958-1967 then 1970-1971 a 500 feet long cargo liner of Furness Withy Line, London) Own Page

Furness Withy's PACIFIC ENVOY closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for North American Pacific Ports

Ships agentFurness Withy & Co. Ltd., 19 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1. Telephone CENtral 8193Port of RegistryLondon

News Event

Monday, June 5, 1967 @ 1700
SUNDALE Own Page

Saguenay's SUNDALE closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for the West Indies

Ship's location20 Prince's Dock, Glasgow
Ships agentConstantine & Co. Ltd., 120 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CITy 6171 Grams "Constantine"

News Event

Monday, June 5, 1967 @ 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 Quebec, Montreal, Toronto and Hamilton

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

News Event

Friday, June 16, 1967 @ 1700
CITY OF BRISTOL (formerly Wilson Line's SACRAMENTO : 1964-1969 in service with Ellerman & Bucknall, London) Own Page

Ellerman's CITY OF BRISTOL closes at Birkenhead for receiving cargo for Aden, Bombay and Karachi

Ships agentHall Line Ltd., Tower Building, Liverpool 3 Tel. CENtral 8444 Telex 62-185Port of RegistryLondon
Gross Tonnage8459

News Event

Thursday, March 30, 1967 @ 0820
FIRTH FISHER ( 1954 - 1971 General cargo coaster 220 feet overall of James Fisher & Sons Ltd, Barrow, England) Own Page

FIRTH FISHER arrives at Stobcross Crane, Glasgow to load a 32 ton heavy lift for Birkenhead

Arrived fromDublin (Ireland)Port of RegistryBarrow (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berthStobcross Crane, 52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)Net Tonnage512
Sailing forBirkenhead (England, U.K.)Gross Tonnage979
Sailed from berthStobcross Crane, 52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)Deadweght Tonnage1,250
Draught forward on arrival5' 06"
Draught aft on arrival11' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 31st March
Outward cargo1 X steel dome bulkhead 32 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Heavy lifts loaded1 X steel dome bulkhead 32 tons
Completed loading outward cargo0915 on 31st March
Draught forward on sailing5' 06"
Draught aft on sailing11' 09"
Ships agentThomas Dougall

News Event

Wednesday, March 7, 1962 @ 1000
Own Page

1962 Advert by Gibson Rankine Line of Glasgow

News Event

Monday, March 22, 1965 @ 1700
ALBISTAN ( 1948 - 1971 General cargo ship 442 feet long of F C Strick Line, London) Own Page

Strick's ALBISTAN closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Persian Gulf Ports

Port of RegistryLondon

News Event

Friday, March 9, 1962 @ 1700
CITY OF KARACHI ( 1951 - 1972 general cargo liner 489 feet long of Ellerman Line, London) Own Page

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

Port of RegistryGlasgow
Gross Tonnage7,320
Deadweght Tonnage11,056

News Event

Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 1307
SEVERN SEA (2011- Multi-purpose vessel 30.14m overall of Keynvor Morlift Ltd., Appledore, Devon, England) Own Page

Multi-purpose vessel SEVERN SEA at Troon (Firth of Clyde)

Ship's locationTroon (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryBideford (Devon, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage146

Contributed by Jim McMurray.

   

News Event

Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 1305
AYRESS (2002- General cargo ship 80m overall of Coast Lines Shipping) Own Page

A wintry day and AYRESS at West Quay, Troon and discharging a cargo of logs.

Ship's locationWest Quay, Troon (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryPortsmouth (England)
Cargo carried on arrivalLogsGross Tonnage1,713
Deadweght Tonnage1,600

Contributed by Jim McMurray.

   A wintry day and AYRESS at West Quay, Troon and discharging a cargo of logs.

 

 

News Event

Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 1300
DIGNITY (Inshore fishing boat registered nunber WA4) Own Page

Inshore fishing boat DIGNITY at Troon, Scotland

Ship's locationTroon (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryWhitehaven (England)

Jim McMurray e-mails :

The small inshore fishing boat DIGNITY was at Troon

and unattended for the weekend.

In the second image what is the reason

or significance for the tied-in-the-middle fishing net ? just

to the left of the red coloured fish boxes and also the

significance of the blue and white signal flag A which is

flown ?   I am told that the flag is a permanent fixture

on the boat.

News Event

Thursday, August 20, 1964 @ 0815
PELEUS ( 1949 - 1972 General cargo / passenger liner 516 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

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

Arrived fromSingapore via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth3 / 4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage10,093
Sailing forSingapore and Manila via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival19' 00"
Draught aft on arrival23' 01"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 1,354 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0830 on 20th August
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed discharge of inward cargo1930 on 27th August
Commened loading outward cargo1300 on 26th August
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 cargo1900 on 27th August
Draught forward on sailing17' 05"
Draught aft on sailing22' 05"
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

News Event

Wednesday, August 19, 1964 @ 2345
LULUA (1956-1972 General cargo ship 482 feet overall of Maritime Belge SA, Antwerp : 1982 scrapped at Gadani Beach, Pakistan) Own Page

Soc. Maritime Belge LULUA arrives Glasgow to load general cargo and lifts for Sydney and Melbourne

Arrived fromAntwerp (Belgium)Port of RegistryAntwerp (Belgium)
Arrived in berth2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Net Tonnage4,983
Sailing forSydney and Melbourne (Australia) Gross Tonnage8,805
Sailed from berth2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Deadweght Tonnage10,997
Draught forward on arrival11' 03"
Draught aft on arrival14' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 21st August
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 3,792 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Heavy lifts loaded26 August loaded 5 lifts total 87 tons from floating crane NEWSHOT
Completed loading outward cargo1435 on 3rd September
Draught forward on sailing19' 03"
Draught aft on sailing22' 00"
Vessel bunkered25 August bunkered 425 tons fuel oil from oiler CLANITY
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

11 March 2019   A Maritime Belge company postcard contributed by Willy Groen (Antwerp)

News Event

Tuesday, August 18, 1964 @ 0815
KING ARTHUR (1953-1972 General cargo ship 466 feet overall of King Line / Clan Line Steamers : 1983 scrapped at Chittagong) Own Page

King Line's KING ARTHUR arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Mombasa via Swansea

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.) via Elderslie Drydock (River Clyde)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage5,883
Sailing forMombasa via Swansea
Sailed from berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival7' 09"
Draught aft on arrival13' 07"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0830 on 18 August
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 500 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedoring Company Limited, King George V Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone GOVan 2241
Completed loading outward cargo1200 on 21st August
Engine trialsFrom 1200 to 1230 on 21st August
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd. / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 7050
Draught forward11' 03"
Draught aft16' 07"

News Event

Sunday, September 30, 1962 @ 0720
PALMELIAN (1948- General cargo ship 273 feet long of Ellerman & Papayanni Lines, Liverpool) Own Page

Ellerman & Papayanni Line's PALMELIAN arrives in Glasgow with Oilcake from Bougie via Ceuta

Arrived fromBougie via CeutaPort of RegistryLiverpool (UK)
Arrived in berth61 / 63 Mavisbank Quay, Glasgow (with her head east with bow 1 3/4 pawls west of bulkhead)Net Tonnage572
Sailing forLiverpool (England, U.K.)Gross Tonnage1531
Sailed from berth61 / 63 Mavisbank Quay, Glasgow (with her head east with bow 1 3/4 pawls west of bulkhead)Deadweght Tonnage1752
Draught forward on arrival16' 00"
Draught aft on arrival15' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalOilcake 225 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 30th September
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, 165 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, C 3 Tel CEN 5224 (5 lines)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1615 on 30th September
Outward cargoPart same inward cargo of Oilcake
Draught forward on sailing13' 03"
Draught aft on sailing17' 00"
Ships agentCity Line Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C 2 Tel Central 9971

News Event

Saturday, September 29, 1962 @ 0600
LADY SOPHIA (1961-1968 General cargo ship 265 feet 80.7m overall of Downlands Shipping Inc, Monrovia : 1981 scrapped at Perama Greece) Own Page

LADY SOPHIA arrives at Springfield Quay, Glasgow and loads for Piraeus (Greece)

Arrived fromPiraeus (Greece) via Dublin and BelfastPort of RegistryMonrovia (Liberia)
Arrived in berth33 Springfield Quay, Glasgow (with her head east)Gross Tonnage1,271
Sailing forPiraeus (Greece) via Liverpool
Sailed from berth33 Springfield Quay, Glasgow (with head east 2 Clyde Shipping tugs and canted Prince's Dock entrance
Draught forward on arrival13' 06"
Draught aft on arrival14' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 170 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 29th September
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co .Ltd.,, Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Completed discharge of inward cargo1045 on 30th September
Commened loading outward cargo1030 on 30th September
Outward cargoPart same inward general cargo and general cargo outwards
Stevedore loading outward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co. Ltd., Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Completed loading outward cargo1450 on 1st October
Draught forward on sailing13' 06"
Draught aft on sailing14' 10"
Ships agentJohn G Borland & Peat Ltd., 200 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 3651

News Event

Tuesday, September 25, 1962 @ 1135
DALHANNA (1958-1969 Ore carrier 504 feet long of Hunting & Sons, Newcastle) Own Page

Hunting & Sons ore carrier DALHANNA arrives at Terminus Quay, Glasgow with Ore from Seven Islands

Arrived fromSeven Islands (Canada) Port of RegistryNewcastle
Arrived in berthGeneral Terminus Quay, Glasgow .. Pilot Hamilton and 3 Clyde Shipping Company tugs
Sailing forNarvik (Norway)
Sailed from berthGeneral Terminus Quay, Glasgow .. Pilot Smith canted vessel at Prince's Dock entrance
Draught forward on arrival28' 00"
Draught aft on arrival27' 08"
Cargo carried on arrivalIron Ore 13,469 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1400 on 25th September
Stevedore discharging inward cargoColvilles Ltd.
Completed discharge of inward cargo1440 on 26th September
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing19' 09"
Draught aft on sailing20' 07"
Vessel bunkered26th September bunkered 90 tons of fuel oil from oiler CLYDE ENTERPRISE
Vessel on groundAt 1800 on 25th September vessel afloat and alongside, draught forward 24' 00" and aft 18' 07"

News Event

Tuesday, September 18, 1962 @ 0400
CERRO BOLIVAR (1955- 1968 Ore carrier 582 feet 177.6m overall, 21.3m breadth of Skips-A/S Vorma ( Torvald Klaveness Rederi A/S Oslo Norway : 1992 scrapped at Bombay, India) Own Page

CERRO BOLIVAR arrives at General Terminus Quay, Glasgow with Iron Ore from Puerto Ordaz (Venezuela)

Arrived fromPuerto Ordaz (Venezuela)Port of RegistryOslo (Norway)
Arrived in berthGeneral Terminus Quay, Glasgow ..Pilot Hamilton and 3 Steel & Bennie tugsNet Tonnage7,263
Sailing forPuerto Ordaz (Venezuela)Gross Tonnage12,380
Sailed from berthGeneral Terminus Quay, Glasgow ..Pilot MacKenzie and 3 Steel & Bennie tugs, canted KG5 DockDeadweght Tonnage18,650
Draught forward on arrival30' 03"
Draught aft on arrival30' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalIron Ore 18,106 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0600 on 18th September
Stevedore discharging inward cargoColvilles Ltd.
Completed discharge of inward cargo1545 on 19th September
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board) and oil bunkers
Draught forward on sailing13' 07"
Draught aft on sailing14' 05"
Vessel bunkered18th September bunkered 225 then 75 then 60 tons of fuel oil from oiler CLYDE ENTERPRISE
Vessel on groundAt 1040 on 18th September, vessel alongside and draught forward 23' 03" and aft 22' 08"
Ships agentPatrick Henderson & Co., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CENtral 9467

At 0400 on 18 September 1962 Pilot Hamilton and 3 Steel & Bennie tugs berthed the 582 feet long ore carrier CERRO BOLIVAR at General Terminus Quay, Glasgow, bringing 18,106 tons of Iron Ore from Puerto Ordaz (Venezuela) for the Colville's Steelworks in Lanarkshire, Scotland.   The ship was on long-term charter to Navios Corporation who had a contract from the US Steel Corporation to carry the Ore from Puerto Ordaz, and, with her draught of 30 feet, she had very little clearance under her in the river channel, and was, as the Pilots and tug crews would describe "smelling the bottom of the river" on her way to Glasgow. 

News Event

Tuesday, July 24, 1962 @ 0809
SUE LYKES (1945 - 1972 general cargo ship 460 feet long of Lykes Brothers Steamship Company, USA) Own Page

Lykes Line's cargo liner SUE LYKES arrives in Glasgow from Houston (Texas) via Manchester

Arrived fromHouston (USA) via ManchesterPort of RegistryTampa, Florida, USA
Arrived in berth21 Prince's Dock, Glasgow, head East, after end of no. 5 hold 2 blinds East of wallGross Tonnage8,067
Sailing forHouston (USA) via LiverpoolDeadweght Tonnage11,330
Sailed from berth21 Prince's Dock, Glasgow, head East, after end of no. 5 hold 2 blinds East of wall
Draught forward on arrival11' 4"
Draught aft on arrival17' 9"
Cargo carried on arrival947 tons general
Commenced discharge of inward cargo24th July at 0815
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJ Spencer & Company
Completed discharge of inward cargo25th July at 2045
Commened loading outward cargo25th July at 0800
Outward cargoPart same (in) and 188 tons general (out)
Stevedore loading outward cargoJ Spencer & Company
Completed loading outward cargo25th July at 2045
Draught forward on sailing10' 3"
Draught aft on sailing16 feet
Ships agentF C Strick

SUE LYKES arrived in Prince's Dock from Houston (USA) via Manchester at 0809 on 24th July, 1962. She departed Prince's Dock for Houston (USA) via Liverpool on 25th July at 2200

News Event

Monday, July 23, 1962 @ 1345
PRINS CASIMIR (1955 - 1967 general cargo ship 258 feet long of Oranje Line, Holland) Own Page

Oranje Line's PRINS CASIMIR arrives in Glasgow from Toronto via London

Arrived fromToronto (Canada) via LondonPort of RegistryHolland
Arrived in berth83 Plantation Quay, Glasgow, head West, bow 1 blind in
Sailing forMontreal (Canada) and Great Lakes
Sailed from berth83 Plantation Quay, Glasgow, head West, bow 1 blind in
Draught forward on arrival10' 9"
Draught aft on arrival15 feet
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo
Commenced discharge of inward cargo23rd July at 1410
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co .Ltd.,, Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Completed discharge of inward cargo23rd July at 1515
Commened loading outward cargo23rd July at 1540
Outward cargo200 tons general
Stevedore loading outward cargoClutha Stevedoring Co. Ltd., Prince's Dock, Glasgow, S.W.1. Telephone IBRox 1233
Completed loading outward cargo24th July at 1515
Draught forward on sailing11' 2"
Draught aft on sailing16' 2"
Ships agentJ C Peacock & Co. Ltd., 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C 1 Telephone DOUglas 7101 'Grams "Peacock"

PRINS CASIMIR arrived in berth at 1345 on 23rd July from Toronto via London. She sailed from Glasgow on 24th July at 1820 for Montreal and the Great Lakes.

News Event

Wednesday, March 3, 1965 @ 1700
CITY OF PRETORIA (1947-1967 General cargo liner of Ellerman & Bucknall Line, London) Own Page

CITY OF PRETORIA closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Durban, Lourenco Marques and Beira

Ships agentCity Line Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C 2 Tel Central 9971Port of RegistryLondon
Gross Tonnage8,450

News Event

Thursday, September 14, 1967 @ 1045
FREMANTLE STAR (1952-1958 General cargo ship 497 feet long of Blue Star Line, London) Own Page

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

Arrived fromPlantation Quay, GlasgowPort of RegistryLondon (UK)
Arrived in berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)Gross Tonnage9,883
Sailing forLos Angeles (U.S.A.)
Sailed from berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival19' 03"
Draught aft on arrival20' 07"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Commened loading outward cargo1100 on 14th September
Outward cargoGeneral cargo, 50 containers and 6 passengers
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo2145 on 14th September
Draught forward on sailing20' 04"
Draught aft on sailing21' 09"

News Event

Wednesday, September 13, 1967 @ 1030
PRIWALL (1966-1973 General cargo ship 245 feet 75 metres long of Partenrederei Ehepaar Bogel, HB, Bremen and chartered to Moss Hutchison Line) Own Page

Ehepaar Bogel's PRIWALL arrives at Queen's Dock, Glasgow to unload and then load for Gibraltar

Arrived fromCadiz (Spain) and Oporto (Portugal) via Dublin (Ireland)Port of RegistryBremen (Germany)
Arrived in berth5 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)Gross Tonnage499
Sailing forGibraltar via Liverpool
Sailed from berth5 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival7' 00"
Draught aft on arrival11' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo both inwards and outwards 293 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1030 on 13th September
Stevedore discharging inward cargoScruttons Ltd., 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 7771
Completed discharge of inward cargo1430 on 14th September
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 14th September
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 200 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoScruttons Ltd., 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CITy 7771
Completed loading outward cargo1500 on 15th September
Draught forward on sailing7' 06"
Draught aft on sailing11' 03"
Ships agentMoss Hutchison Line Limited, 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel. Central 6643

News Event

Monday, September 11, 1967 @ 1820
RONSARD (1957 - 1980 cargo liner 473 feet long of Lamport & Holt Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Lamport & Holt's RONSARD arrives at Stobcross Crane, Glasgow to load heavy lifts for Buenos Aires

Arrived fromPrince's Dock, GlasgowPort of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with head east)Gross Tonnage7,840
Sailing forBuenos Aires (Argentina) via Liverpool
Sailed from berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with head east)
Draught forward on arrival10' 03"
Draught aft on arrival17' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 12th September
Outward cargoSame general cargo outwards and 421 tons of heavy lifts
Heavy lifts loaded421 tons of heavy lifts
Completed loading outward cargo13th September
Draught forward on sailing11' 09"
Draught aft on sailing18' 02"

News Event

Thursday, February 15, 1962 @ 1700
CITY OF NEW YORK (1946-1967 General cargo ship of Ellerman Lines, London : 1969 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

CITY OF NEW YORK closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Durban, Lourenco Marques and Beira

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

News Event

Wednesday, June 14, 1967 @ 1700
RATHLIN HEAD (1953-1970 General cargo ship of Ulster Steamship Company / Head Line, Belfast) Own Page

Head Line's RATHLIN HEAD closes at Prince's Dock, Glasgow for Montreal, Toronto and Hamilton

Ships agentDonaldson Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.1, Tel CENtral 3901headPort of RegistryBelfast (Northern Ireland)
Gross Tonnage7,378

News Event

Tuesday, October 29, 1968 @ 1700
ASTRONOMER (1951-1970 General cargo Liner 12 knots speed of Charente Steamship / T & J Harrison Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Harrison Line's ASTRONOMER closes at Birkenhead for receiving cargo for West, South and East Africa

Ships agentThos & Jas Harrison Ltd., LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool
Gross Tonnage8,150

News Event

Wednesday, August 23, 1967 @ 0145
S A VAN DER STEL (1966-1984 Cargo liner 542 feet long of South Africa Marine Corporation "Safmarine", Cape Town, South Africa Own Page

S A VAN DER STEL at Stobcross Quay, Glasgow to load a 141 ton heavy lift for Cape Town

Arrived fromKing George V Dock, GlasgowPort of RegistryKaapstad (Pronounced ka pstet : Afrikaans for "Cape Town")
Arrived in berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with head east with middle of no. 3 hatch opposite east leg of crane)Gross Tonnage10,200
Sailing forCape Town via BremenDeadweght Tonnage12,141
Sailed from berth52 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with head east with middle of no. 3 hatch opposite east leg of crane)
Draught forward on arrival6' 07"
Draught aft on arrival22' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 23rd August
Outward cargoGeneral cargo outwards and 1 lift of 141 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Heavy lifts loaded1 lift of 141 tons
Completed loading outward cargo0930 on 23rd August
Draught forward on sailing7' 03"
Draught aft on sailing22' 07"
Vessel on groundOn first low water, draught forward 7' 05" and aft 22' 03"
Ships agentF W Allan & Ker Ltd., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C. 2. Telephone CENtral 0925-8

News Event

Saturday, January 2, 1965 @ 1800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
BENNEVIS (1959-1973 General cargo liner of Ben Line, Edinburgh) Own Page

Why would Ben Line's BENNEVIS call at Famagusta (Cyprus) in 1965 ???

Port of RegistryLeith (Scotland)
Gross Tonnage7,591

28 February 2019   Jim Murray (Edinburgh, Scotland) writes :

 

Why would BENNEVIS call at Cyprus in 1965 ?

 

   I was surprised to read your reference to Ben Line’s BENNEVIS leaving Southampton for Famagusta (Cyprus) in January 1965.

   I had never heard of a Ben ship calling at Cyprus and would be interested if anyone can tell why BENNEVIS would call there ???

News Event

Thursday, August 4, 1960 @ 1705
LAIRDSROCK (1947-1966 General cargo 2-hatch coaster 166 feet long of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow : Sank 1980 in Greek waters) Own Page

Burns & Laird's coaster LAIRDSROCK leaves Greenock for Belfast

Sailing forBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Sailed from berthGreenock (Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage234
Outward cargo225 tons (probably steel or steel plates loaded at Scotts Shipyard and destined for Harland & Wolff)Gross Tonnage471
Draught forward on sailing7' 06"
Draught aft on sailing11' 00"
Master of vessel on sailingA Palmer

News Event

Tuesday, February 7, 1967 @ 1105
NELEUS ( 1953 - 1971 General cargo liner 489 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's NELEUS arrives at Queen's Dock, Glasgow to unload and load for Fremantle (Australia)

Arrived fromDjibouti via BelfastPort of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth32 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)Gross Tonnage7,800
Sailing forFremantle via Liverpool
Sailed from berth32 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival12' 00"
Draught aft on arrival19' 10"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 488 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 8th February
Stevedore discharging inward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo1400 on 10th February
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 1st March
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 166 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Heavy lifts loaded3rd March loaded 2 lifts total 22 tons from floating crane NEWSHOT
Completed loading outward cargo1430 on 3rd March
Draught forward on sailing11' 03"
Draught aft on sailing19' 06"
Vessel bunkeredAt 1300 on 21st February bunkered 40 tons of fuel oil from oiler CLANITY
Ships agentRoxburgh, Colin Scott & Co. Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C. 1.

News Event

Monday, January 6, 1936 @ 0900
Own Page

January 1936 Press Release announcing that Anchor Liners will call at Dublin in 1936

News Event

Saturday, June 6, 1970 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
Own Page

1970 advert by Ellerman Lines for their services between Ceylon and Canada and United Kingdom

News Event

Friday, January 1, 1965 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
Own Page

Conducting their business in Great Waters around 1 January 1965

ARGENTINA STAR at Buenos Aires 1 January from London

ATHENIC at London 2 January from Auckland

BENALDER left Singapore 1 January for Hong Kong

BENDIGO left Hull 2 January for London

BENNEVIS left Southampton 2 January for Famagusta

BENVALLA left London 2 January for Hamburg

BENVANNOCH at Middlesbrough 1 January for London

CANBERRA STAR at Port Said 1 January for Adelaide

CATHAY at London 3 January from Manila

CITY OF CANBERRA at Hull 1 January for Liverpool

CITY OF DUNDEE called at Aden 1 January for Calcutta

CITY OF HULL at Hull 2 January from Lourenco Marques

CYMRIC left Suez 2 January for Brisbane

IBERIA at London 3 January from cruise

KENYA CASTLE at Gibraltar 3 January for London

LEICESTERSHIRE at Suez 1 January for London

LETITIA at Halifax N.S. 1 January from Swansea

MIDDLESEX at New York 1 January for Fremantle

PHRYGIA left Halifax N.S. 1 January for Liverpool

PORT MELBOURNE left Gravesend 2 January for Auckland

PORT NAPIER passed Balboa 1 January for London

PORT SYDNEY left Port Said 2 January for Liverpool

RANGITANE passed Cristobal 1 January for Auckland

SOUTH AFRICAN TRANSPORTER left Port Elizabeth 1 January for Beira

SYDNEY STAR called Aden 1 January for London

TRANSVAAL CASTLE at Port Elizabeth 2 January for Durban

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Monday, February 25, 2019 @ 1941
Own Page

Some interesting Youtube videos

 

Some interesting Youtube videos

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xmmAcqhv4E shows a huge tanker entering Willemstad, Curacao.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xmmAcqhv4E shows floating drydocks arriving at Damen Shiprepair, Curacao.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKon0l5hq7s shows an onboard video tour of a container ship.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOfowTvpGjE shows National Geographic - Hapag Lloyd ESSEN EXPRESS Germany’s largest shipping company - Documentary 2017 

 

News Event

Tuesday, January 10, 1961 @ 1700
TRIBESMAN (1946-1961 General cargo ship of Thos & Jas Harrison Ltd., Liverpool) Own Page

Harrison Line's TRIBESMAN closes at Birkenhead for receiving cargo for South and East Africa

Ships agentThos & Jas Harrison Ltd., LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage7,083

News Event

Thursday, January 5, 1961 @ 0700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
ARCADIA (1954-1979 Passenger liner / Cruise ship of P & O Lines, London) Own Page

Why did P & O Liner ARCADIA go aground on a reef outside Honolulu Harbor, Hawaii ?

Ship's locationHonololo (Hawaii, USA)Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)

   Jim Brierley,  Wellington. e-mails

 Does anyone have the story of the P & O Liner ARCADIA going aground on a reef outside Honolulu Harbor, Hawaii.

   She was on a round-the-world cruise from UK and was heading for New Zealand and Australia and was reported to have around 700 passengers aboard although no one was injured.

   After sitting on the reef for two hours she was pulled off by eight tugs and towed into Honolulu.

   What was the full story of the incident ?

 

 

News Event

Thursday, June 27, 1963 @ 0220
DEVERON (1959-1963 General cargo coaster 201 feet long of William Sloan Company, Glasgow) Own Page

Sloan's coaster DEVERON arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with general cargo from Belfast

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth8 Eglinton Basin, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage253
Master of vessel on arrivalD McDonaldGross Tonnage511
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo

News Event

Wednesday, June 26, 1963 @ 1825
FRAGUM (1952-1964 Coastal oil tanker 332 feet long of Shell Tankers, London :1976 scrapped at Hong Kong) Own Page

Shell coastal tanker FRAGUM arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with fuel oil from Stanlow

Arrived fromStanlow (on Manchester Ship Canal, England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth1a Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde) ......assisted at bow by tug SEAWAYReg Tonnage1,280
Master of vessel on arrivalN S Dunn
Draught aft on arrival17' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalFuel oil
Ships agentT L Duff & Company, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Tel 29 and 40

News Event

Wednesday, June 26, 1963 @ 1550
AALSUM (1965-1966 Oil tanker 524 feet overall 68 feet broad of Firma Vinke & Zonen, Amsterdam / Vanguard Tankers Ltd., Monrovia :1970 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan Own Page

Netherlands Tanker AALSUM arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with fuel oil from Tranmere

Arrived fromTranmere, River MerseyPort of RegistryAmsterdam (Netherlands)
Arrived in berth12 Ocean Tanker Berth, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.).. tugs SEAWAY and WRESTLERNet Tonnage6,628
Master of vessel on arrivalP SimmonGross Tonnage11,600
Draught aft on arrival23' 04"Deadweght Tonnage16,240
Cargo carried on arrivalFuel Oil
Ships agentT L Duff & Company, 13 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan Tel 29 and 40

News Event

Monday, May 14, 1962 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
BENDIGO (1954-1968 General cargo liner 527 feet long of P & O Line, London) Own Page

P & O cargo ship BENDIGO sails from Grangemouth for Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

Ships agentThe General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone CENtral 2803Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Gross Tonnage8,777

News Event

Saturday, April 1, 1905 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
Own Page

1905 Advert by Caledonian Railway for their services to Ardrossan, Wemyss Bay and Gourock Piers

Contributed by Hugh MacDonald  (Glasgow)

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Clyde Navigation Trust launches NEWARK, GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS

 

 14 March 2019   @ 1239

Richard Danielson e-mails

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

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

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

THANK YOU.
Richard Danielson.
 

 

Admin Note :

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

 

20 March 2019  @ 1604

 

Jim Howie  (Partick, Glasgow)

 

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

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

  

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

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

12 Hopper Barges.

1 Dumb grab hopper barge.

1 Tug CLYDE.

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

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

11 passenger ferryboats.

1 60-ton floating crane NEWSHOT.

1 Diving Bell barge.

2 Divers’ motor boats.

1 Oil Separating Barge PLOVER

3 motor launches NEWARK, GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS.

1 Hydrographic Survey launch CRANNOG.

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

Jim Howie.

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Looking for images / photos of BALLYGALLY HEAD of 1950s

 23 January 2019  1011

Joseph McGurk Jr. e-mails

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

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

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

he sailed on her

   Thank you, regards Joseph mc gurk jr

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Renfrew Harbour, Firth of Clyde, around 1980

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

 

   Does anyone have any idea what the other ships are ?


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The advert for paddle steamer EAGLE 111 in 1937

 6th  January 2019.

   James Barrowman (Brighton, England) e-mails :

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

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

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

   Thanks, Jim Barrowman.

7th January 2019 

   J.S. (Pollokshaws, Glasgow) replies :

The River Clyde runs generally east to west through

the centre of Glasgow and essentially divides the city

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

   In the past and even today people talk of coming

from or living in the South Side.

   Up to around 1970’s passenger excursion steamers

and cross-channel to Ireland steamers left Broomielaw,

Anderston Quay and Lancefield Quay on the North Side

and in the summer months left Bridge Wharf on the

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

= Down the Water = sailing down the River Clyde to

Clyde piers such as Dunoon and Rothesay and

Tighnabruaich.

   The advert mentions the steamer calling at Govan

 Wharf and Renfrew to pick up passengers.

   Today Govan Wharf is only recognisable by a derelict

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

South Bank essentially between the Govan Drydocks

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

yard) and beside the playing field between Wanlock Street

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

small Govan Passenger Ferry used to ply from near

Govan Wharf across the river to the east end of Meadowside

Quay

   It was news to me that excursion steamers stopped

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

   Perhaps someone can help.

 

Ref The advert for paddle steamer EAGLE 111 in 1937.

12 January 2019   Robert Orr replies :


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

occupied by Simons and Lobnitz shipyards in Renfrew.

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

10 December 2018   Geoff in Australia e-mails :

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

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


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

 

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

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Ellerman’s CITY OF EXETER at Plymouth in 1958    

I was quite surprised to read that CITY OF EXETER called

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

African service passenger liners?

   Jim Hesketh, Liverpool 

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12 November 2018

 

TWEED, a 1959-built 112 foot water carrier of

Furness Withy, Port of Spain, Trinidad

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

    Looking at your list of ships I was surprised to see

TWEED of Furness Withy, a 112 foot water tanker at

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

   Anyone have information on this ship ?

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Can anyone name this British coaster ?

 

05 November 2018

Billy Fullarton writes :

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

HarbourScotland.   Can anyone name this coaster. ?

 

   I think her name ends in SOUND.

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British & Irish KILKENNY in 1935

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

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

     I was with Brocklebank’s and sometimes called at

Gan Island in the Indian Ocean to discharge stores for

the RAF overside to landing craft in the lagoon.

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

which carried a small naval tug from Trincomali in

Ceylon to Gan, around late 1960s.

   Anyone know about this ?

    J.S., (Wallasey)

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

Jim J. of Liverpool e-mails :

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

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

Funnel ship there.

   Can anyone enlighten me as to why a Blue Funnel would

be in the Gulf of Mexico ?

   Also in conversation someone told of Blue Funnel having

Chinese crews on deck and catering.   I had always thought

that Blueys had British crews.   Someone please tell me

what is correct.

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Deck cadets Critchley and Doherty on RAMON DE LARRINAGA in 1965

 22 May 2018

 Alan Rutherford e-mails :

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

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   Looking for information on some British ships around 1950-1954

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

 Great website.

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

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


Regards,
Ian Rae

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Can anyone identify this USN lapel badge ?

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

   Can anyone identify the badge ?

2018-02-18 @ 1320

 

19 May 2018

Hello Douglas,

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

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

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

Bill Steel e-mails

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

17 February 2018 @ 2307

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

    Jim Harrison  (Brighton, England) e-mails :

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

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

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

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   German cargo ship MILLERNTOR in 1954

 

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

 

   After unloading she left Ardrossan returning to Narvik.

 

Does anyone have any information or details of MILLERNTOR ?

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" If sufficient inducement "

 James Bridges (Canterbury, England) e-mails –

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

“ If sufficient inducement “

 

23 January 2019 at 2113

 Geoff  (Australia)  e-mails :

 

James Bridges (Canterbury, England) e-mails –

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

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


My understanding of "sufficient inducement" meant if there was

 enough cargo to be lifted to be commercially viable. ”

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Was she “ LAIRDS OAK “ or “ LAIRDSOAK ” ?

   Robert Bothwell (Glasgow) e-mails :

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

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

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


 

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

 

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

 

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Coaster BALLYCASTLE in 1953

 

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

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   Carebeka's coaster RIAN in 1953

 

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

 

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

 

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

  


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

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

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

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

Additional note :

Can anyone supply details of ALPHERAT ?


 

Norwegian Tanker RAILA in 1953

 

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

 

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

 Fred from Formby (Merseyside, England, writes

 

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

 

Can someone tell something about these services ? ”

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CHANTALA  (Worcester Park, Surrey) writes :

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

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

   All I can remember now is “Asti aria kurro”

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

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

 

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

  


 

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

 

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

  


Anchor Line advertisement of 1871

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

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

Thank you.

Still laughing

Fred of Formby, Merseyside, England.

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

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German cargo ship RUHR in 1953

 

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

 

   Has anyone got any details of this ship ?

 

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British coaster J B KEE in 1957

 

 Fred of Formby (Merseyside, England) writes :

 

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

 

   Anyone have details of this ship ?

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 Jim Allbright (London) e-mails :

 

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

 

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

 

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SUNBEAR of Saguenay Terminals.

 

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

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

Captain Bryn Wayt writes :

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

James Jeffries replies :

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

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

   In 1972 she was scrapped in Santander, Spain.

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

 

Billy MacAulay (Moderator and Senior Member) writes :

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

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

  

 

  


 

   Why was LADY McGOWAN IN Loch Riddon ?

 

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

 

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

 

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

  


John Kelly's coaster BALLYCLARE in late 1953.

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

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Small boat sailor writes from Inverkip :

 

 

 

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

 

   Does anyone know anything of these two launches ?

 

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

 

   Sandy

  


Mystery of CVC in Prince’s Dock area of Glasgow

   In 1958 the Clyde Shipping Company’s coaster PLADDA

 was listed as berthed in CVC in Prince’s Dock

 area in Glasgow.

   Does anyone know where CVC was ?

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

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Pacific Steam Navigation’s KENUTA at Puna in 1957

 

Tom Hayworth e-mails :

 

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

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Ben Line’s Far-East coaster BENVEG in 1957

 

Leith Man e-mails

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

for BENVEG as I had never heard of her.

 

Anyone have any more information please ?

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SPRINGFIELD QUAY, GLASGOW

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

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

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

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


MYSTERY SHIP PORTHOLE

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

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

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LASHERCIA ..... A Spanish coaster in 1962

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

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Clyde Navigation Trust launches GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS

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

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Carrickfergus (Northern Ireland) in January 1963.

From Sean R  (Larne, Northern Ireland)

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


 

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Netherlands coaster MADO in 1963

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

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CARGOES FOR BEIRA BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT ONLY

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

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

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Holland America cargo ship DUIVENDYK

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


 

Information needed on cargo ship KORBACH in 1958

 

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

 

Does anyone have any information on KORBACH ?


 

“Conducting their business in Great Waters” series

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


WHERE IS " PULO BOKOM "

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

"Hydatina" of Croydon, England, writes :

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

Note : The event for CALCHAS has been amended accordingly.


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

 

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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

          

Click on these images to enlarge them

First is maybe.... Cruzeiro Do Sul

Below it is maybe.... Templar

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

Further down maybe... La Manche

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

     

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


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

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

A Manson writes :

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


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


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


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

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


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

A Manson writes :

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


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


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


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


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

A Manson replies; 

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

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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


Clan Line offices were at Clan Line 109 hope Street Glasgow


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

A Manson replies : 

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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

A Manson writes :

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


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

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


30th January 2014

PLEASE KEEP YOUR COMMENTS RELEVANT TO SHIPS AND SHIPPING AT GLASGOW

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

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

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

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


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

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


BERTH NUMBERS AT SHIELDHALL RIVERSIDE WHARF

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

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


NUMBERING OF BERTHS FROM BROOMIELAW AND BRIDGE WHARF TO PLANTATION

A Manson writes :

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


WHO OWNED OR OPERATED GENERAL TERMINUS AND ITS CRANES

Bill McKellar e-mails :

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


PORT CHALMERS

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


DUMBARTON AND LOCH LOMOND AND "MAID OF THE LOCH"

Alaister McKenzie e-mails :

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


STEAMSHIP "META"

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

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


MAVISBANK QUAY AND PLANTATION QUAY, GLASGOW

Jim Hillhouse e-mails :   

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


NUMBERING OF BERTHS FROM BROOMIELAW AND BRIDGE WHARF TO PLANTATION

A Manson writes :

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

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


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".