Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

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Tuesday, July 21, 1964 @ 0925
TRENEGLOS (1964-1974 tramp-cargo ship 509 feet long of New Zealand Shipping Co. / Hain-Nourse Ltd, London : Scrapped 1985) Own Page

TRENEGLOS arrives in Glasgow to load general cargo and 4 lifts for Sydney (Australia)

Arrived fromLiverpool (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Net Tonnage5,793
Sailing forSydney (Australia) via LiverpoolGross Tonnage9,976
Sailed from berth2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Deadweght Tonnage14,457
Draught forward on arrival9' 03"
Draught aft on arrival15' 05"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 22nd July
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 3,800 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedores
Heavy lifts loadedOn 28th July the Floating Crane NEWSHOT loaded 4 X lifts, totalling 42 tons 6 cwts onto TRENEGLOS
Completed loading outward cargo1130 on 30th July
Draught forward on sailing17' 01"
Draught aft on sailing17' 11"
Ships agentAitken Lilburn, Glasgow

News Event

Sunday, July 19, 1964 @ 0910
RUDOLF KARSTENS ( 1956-1966 General cargo coaster 48.65 metres 160 feet long of German owners) Own Page

German coaster RUDOLF KARSTENS arrives in Glasgow with Steel Slabs from Port Talbot

Arrived fromPort Talbot (Wales, U.K.) via DublinPort of RegistryHamburg, Germany
Arrived in berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)Gross Tonnage357
Sailing forPort Talbot (Wales, U.K.)Deadweght Tonnage565
Sailed from berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival8' 00"
Draught aft on arrival10' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalSteel slabs 294 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 21st July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company
Completed discharge of inward cargo1115 on 21st July
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing4' 06"
Draught aft on sailing8' 03"
Ships agentGeneral Freight

News Event

Thursday, December 5, 1963 @ 1300
ELPENOR (1954-1978 General cargo ship 487 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool)) Own Page

Alfred Holt's ELPENOR arrives at Glasgow to load for Singapore and Hong Kong via Birkenhead

Arrived fromGovan Drydock, Govan, GlasgowPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage7,757
Sailing forSingapore and Hong Kong via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo1300 on 5th December
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 700 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1330 on 9th December
Draught forward on sailing15' 07"
Draught aft on sailing19' 00"

News Event

Tuesday, December 3, 1963 @ 1400
SKITTER NESS (1964-1980 Trailing suction hopper dredger 230 feet long of British Transport Docks Board, Hull) Own Page

Trailing suction dredger SKITTER NESS launched at Stephen's Shipyard, Govan, Glasgow

Arrived fromNew ship launched from the shipyard of Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd., Linthouse, Govan, Glasgow Port of RegistryHull (England)
Arrived in berthShieldhall Wharf, Govan, GlasgowNet Tonnage639
Sailing forHull (England) via Tail of the Bank, Greenock for trialsGross Tonnage1,577
Sailed from berthShieldhall Wharf, Govan, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival5' 06"
Draught aft on arrival11' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalNil = new ship being launched
Draught forward on sailing5' 06"
Draught aft on sailing10' 06"
Engine trials20 January 1964 from 1605 to 1855 : 26 January 1964 from 1000 to 1130
Ships agentShipbuilders = Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd., Linthouse, Govan, Glasgow

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Wednesday, December 4, 1963 @ 0345
CLAN MATHESON (1957-1978 General cargo ship 502 feet long of Cayzer Irvine / Clan Line, Glasgow : 1978 scrapped) Own Page

Clan Line's CLAN MATHESON arrives in Glasgow to load for South and East Africa

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Gross Tonnage7,585
Sailing forDurban and Lourenco Marques via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Draught forward on arrival9' 06"
Draught aft on arrival19' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 5th December
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 350 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1500 on 10th December
Draught forward on sailing10' 08"
Draught aft on sailing19' 02"
Ships agentCayzer Irvine / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow

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Saturday, February 21, 1903 @ 1600
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
MAHRATTA (1892-1909 General cargo ship of T & J Brocklebank, Liverpool : 1900 Boer War Transport No.94,: 1909 wrecked on Goodwin Sands, Kent) Own Page

Correspondence relating to damage to Buoy No. 3 by Brocklebanks cargo ship MAHRATTA in 1903

Ship's locationGreenock, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage5,679

News Event

Wednesday, July 1, 1914 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
Own Page

1914 Advert by Allan Line for services from Montreal to Liverpool, Glasgow, London and Le Havre

Contributed by Darren Fitzpatrick (Toronto, Canada)

News Event

Monday, June 3, 1968 @ 1045
SAN PAULO (General cargo coaster) Own Page

Spanish coaster SAN PAULO arrives in Ardrossan Harbour with general cargo from Avilles (Spain)

Arrived fromAvilles (Spain)Port of RegistryEl Ferrol (Spain)
Arrived in berth7 Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Master of vessel on arrivalJ Goni
Draught aft on arrival9' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo
Ships agentMcBride's Shipping Agency Ltd., 93 Hope Street, Glasgow Tel. 041-248-5161

News Event

Wednesday, July 1, 1914 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
Own Page

1914 Advert by Hamburg-American Line for services from New York to Hamburg and the Mediterranean

Contributed by Darren Fitzpatrick (Toronto, Canada)

News Event

Wednesday, June 5, 1968 @ 0320
CAMBRIAN COAST (1957-1971 General cargo coaster of Coast Lines, Liverpool) Own Page

CAMBRIAN COAST arrives in Ardrossan Harbour with Trailers from Larne

Arrived fromLarne (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth2a Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Master of vessel on arrivalMattrow
Draught aft on arrival11' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalTrailers
Ships agentNorthern Ireland Trailers, Ardrossan

News Event

Monday, April 6, 1964 @ 1100
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
ISOLDA ( 1953 - 1976 Lighthouse Tender of Commissioners of Irish Lights, Dublin) Own Page

Irish Lights Tender ISOLDA in Old Dock, Ardrossan for annual overhaul by Ardrossan Dockyard

Port of RegistryLiverpool
Reg Tonnage360

News Event

Saturday, April 19, 1958 @ 0008
LA HACIENDA (1953 - 1960 General cargo ship 466 feet long of Buries Markes Line, London : 1980 scrapped) Own Page

Buries Markes cargo ship LA HACIENDA arrives at Glasgow to load for Australian Ports

Arrived fromRotterdam (Netherlands)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage6,009
Sailing forAustralian Ports via Liverpool
Sailed from berth2 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival8' 03"
Draught aft on arrival17' 08"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 21st April
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,380 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedores
Heavy lifts loaded21st April loaded 2 X lifts totalling 27 tons with her own gear
Completed loading outward cargo1130 on 26th April
Draught forward on sailing13' 05"
Draught aft on sailing20' 00"
Vessel bunkered25th April bunkered 350 tons of fuel oil from oiler SHELL MEX 5
Vessel fumigatedFrom 0900 20th April to 0700 21st April

 

News Event

Saturday, August 15, 1959 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
BENLAWERS (1944-1968 General cargo ship 475 feet long of Ben Line / William Thomson Company, Edinburgh) Own Page

BENLAWERS leaves Grangemouth for Penang, Port Swettenham, Singapore and Hong Kong

Port of RegistryLeith (Scotland, UK)
Net Tonnage4,646
Gross Tonnage7,804

News Event

Friday, August 21, 1959 @ 1700
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, Newcastle and Brisbane

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

News Event

Thursday, August 6, 1959 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
ALPERA (1949- General cargo ship 258 feet long of Mossgiel Steam Ship Co. Ltd. / John Bruce & Co., Glasgow) Own Page

John Bruce's ALPERA closes at Queen's Dock, Glasgow for receiving cargo for Mediterranean Ports

Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Net Tonnage716
Gross Tonnage1,409
Deadweght Tonnage2,605

News Event

Tuesday, August 11, 1959 @ 1700
LUKESFJELL (General cargo ship of A/S Falkefjell & A/S Luksefjell - Olsen & Ugelstad, Oslo ) Own Page

LUKSEFJELL closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for the Great Lakes

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

News Event

Friday, August 7, 1959 @ 1700
WAYFARER (1951 - 1971 General cargo liner 460 feet long of T & J Harrison, Liverpool) Own Page

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

Port of RegistryLiverpool
Gross Tonnage8,150

News Event

Sunday, August 2, 1959 @ 2250
CITY OF BIRMINGHAM (1949 - 1971 General cargo Liner 481 feet long of Ellerman Line, London) Own Page

Ellerman's CITY OF BIRMINGHAM arrives in Glasgow to load for Cape Town

Arrived fromGrangemouth (Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth2 / 3 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west with her bow 2 1/2 blinds from east wall of 1 / 2Gross Tonnage7,492
Sailing forCape Town (South Africa) via Birkenhead ...but see the Sailing Notice below for other ports
Sailed from berth2 / 3 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival12' 06"
Draught aft on arrival17' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 13th August
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 300 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer Company
Heavy lifts loaded17 August from Floating Crane NEWSHOT 1 x lift 6 tons 2 cwt and also 1 X lift 19 tons
Completed loading outward cargo1250 on 18th August
Draught forward on sailing11' 00"
Draught aft on sailing20' 00"
Engine trialsAhead and astern from 1045-1047 on 18th August
Vessel drydocked5th August to no. 3 Govan Drydock : 8th August undocked and returned to Prince's Dock
Ships agentCity Line Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C 2 Tel Central 9971

News Event

Tuesday, June 9, 1959 @ 1705
BEECH HILL (1950-1964 General cargo ship 441 feet long of Counties Ship Management, London : 1967 scrapped) Own Page

BEECH HILL on a Frank Strick charter arrives at Glasgow to load for Mina Al Ahmadi (Kuwait)

Arrived fromLiverpool (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth20 / 21 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)Gross Tonnage7.150
Sailing forMina Al Ahmadi (Kuwait)
Sailed from berth20 / 21 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west
Draught forward on arrival16' 07"
Draught aft on arrival23' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 10th June
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,200 tons and 4 heavy lifts (total 106 tons 10 cwts)
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer Company
Heavy lifts loadedFrom NEWSHOT : 12 June 4 X lifts total 69 tons 10 cwts : 13 June 4 X lifts total 37 tons
Completed loading outward cargo1100 on 15th June
Draught forward on sailing20' 07"
Draught aft on sailing24' 06"
Vessel on groundFirst low water, forward 16' 07" and aft 23' 03", on even keel and alongside
Ships agentFrank C Strick & Co. (Glasgow) Ltd., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CITy 6131

News Event

Thursday, April 1, 1954 @ 1000
Own Page

1954 Advert by Sierra Leone Government for a Marine Engineer Instructor

News Event

Saturday, December 14, 1963 @ 0445
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 arrival11' 03"
Draught aft on arrival12' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGypsum 850 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 14th December
Stevedore discharging inward cargoR P Shaw
Completed discharge of inward cargo1130 on 16th December
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing5' 07"
Draught aft on sailing8' 09"

News Event

Monday, December 16, 1963 @ 0300
SOUTH AFRICAN STATESMAN (General cargo ship 513 feet long) Own Page

SOUTH AFRICAN STATESMAN arrives in Glasgow with general cargo from Cape Town via Belfast

Arrived fromCape Town via BelfastPort of RegistryKaapstad (Pronounced ka pstet : Afrikaans for "Cape Town")
Arrived in berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Sailing forBremen (Germany)
Sailed from berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival15 00"
Draught aft on arrival17' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 1,260 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 16th December
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo1800 on 17th December
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing9' 06"
Draught aft on sailing19' 03"

News Event

Monday, June 15, 1914 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
Own Page

1914 Advert by Holland-America Line for services from New York to Plymouth, Boulogne and Rotterdam

Contributed by Darren Fitzpatrick (Toronto, Canada)

News Event

Wednesday, July 1, 1914 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
Own Page

1914 Advert by Niagara--St Catharines Line for sailings Toronto to Niagara Falls and Buffalo N.Y.

Contributed by Darren Fitzpatrick (Toronto, Canada)

News Event

Wednesday, July 1, 1914 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
Own Page

1914 Advert for Cunard Line Passenger Sailings from Boston and New York to U.K.

Contributed by Darren Fitzpatrick (Toronto, Canada)

News Event

Wednesday, July 1, 1914 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
Own Page

1914 Advert by Black Diamond Line for cruising from Montreal to Newfoundland, Canada

Contributed by Darren Fitzpatrick (Toronto, Canada)

News Event

Monday, April 16, 1956 @ 1700
SUCCESSOR (1948-1963 General cargo ship of T & J Harrison, Liverpool) Own Page

Harrison Line's SUCCESSOR closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for South and East Africa

Ships agentPrentice, Service & Henderson Ltd., GlasgowPort of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Gross Tonnage7,249

News Event

Thursday, April 19, 1956 @ 1700
LISMORIA (1948 - 1967 Passenger / cargo liner 455 feet long of Donaldson Line, Glasgow : 1967 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Tatwan) Own Page

Donaldson Line's LISMORIA closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Montreal

Ships agentDonaldson Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow Tel CENtral 3901Port of RegistryGlasgow
Gross Tonnage8323

News Event

Monday, April 30, 1956 @ 1700
ALPERA (1949- General cargo ship 258 feet long of Mossgiel Steam Ship Co. Ltd. / John Bruce & Co., Glasgow) Own Page

John Bruce's ALPERA closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Mediterranean Ports

Ships agentJohn Bruce & Co. (Shipping) Ltd., 53 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2.Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Net Tonnage716
Gross Tonnage1,409
Deadweght Tonnage2,605

News Event

Friday, April 20, 1956 @ 1700
GARTWOOD (1946-1966 General cargo ship 295 feet long of Constantine Line, Middlesbrough, England) Own Page

Constantine's GARTWOOD closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Mediterranean Ports

Ships agentConstantine & Co. Ltd., 120 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CITy 6171 Grams "Glenan"Port of RegistryMiddlesbrough (England)
Net Tonnage1,282
Gross Tonnage2,414
Deadweght Tonnage2,939

News Event

Monday, June 3, 1968 @ 0710
GROUVILLE (1964-1968 General cargo coaster of Channel Shipping, Jersey : 1985 scrapped at Limassol, Cyprus) Own Page

Channel Shipping's coaster GROUVILLE arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with scrap metal from Southampton

Arrived fromSouthampton (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryJersey (Channel Islands, U.K.)
Arrived in berth1 Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage182
Master of vessel on arrivalG BowlebyGross Tonnage399
Draught aft on arrival10' 08"
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Ships agentR L Alpine, Ardrossan

News Event

Thursday, January 11, 1968 @ 1430
BORDER SENTINEL (1955-1970 Oil products tanker of Lowland Tanker Co / British Tanker Co / Common Brothers, Newcastle : 1976 scrapped) Own Page

Lowland Tanker BORDER SENTINEL arrives at Roadstead off Ardrossan Harbour

Ship's locationRoadstead at Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Port of RegistryNewcastle (England, U.K.)
Vessel MasterR McKayGross Tonnage15,968
Draught forward on arrival18' 00"
Draught aft on arrival23' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalFuel oil
Ships agentR L Alpine, Ardrossan

News Event

Thursday, January 11, 1968 @ 0130
LAIRDSFOX (1966-1973 General cargo coaster 189 feet long of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow : 1989 scrapped at Cadiz, Spain) Own Page

Burns & Laird's coaster LAIRDFOX arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with Containers from Belfast

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth6 Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage563
Master of vessel on arrivalR Gillies
Draught aft on arrival9' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalContainers
Ships agentBurns & Laird Lines, The Harbour, Ardrossan

News Event

Thursday, January 11, 1968 @ 1930
BORDER SENTINEL (1955-1970 Oil products tanker of Lowland Tanker Co / British Tanker Co / Common Brothers, Newcastle : 1976 scrapped) Own Page

Lowland Tanker BORDER SENTINEL arrives in Ardrossan Harbour from Rotterdam (Netherlands) via Clyde

Arrived fromRotterdam (Netherlands) via ClydePort of RegistryNewcastle (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth12 Ocean Tanker Berth, Ardrossan Harbour (Pilot McDonald and tugs SEAWAY and THUNDERER)Gross Tonnage15,968
Master of vessel on arrivalR McKay
Draught aft on arrival23' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalFuel oil
Ships agentR L Alpine, Ardrossan

News Event

Thursday, April 23, 1964 @ 0900
ROSE OF LANCASTER (1957-1965 General cargo ship 442 feet long of Red Rose Nav. Co. Ltd Bermuda / John Holt & Co. / Guinea Gulf Line / Elder Dempster :1963 managed by Brocklebank : 1978 scrapped) Own Page

ROSE OF LANCASTER arrives in Glasgow with timber and general cargo from Freetown

Arrived fromFreetown (Sierra Leone, West Africa)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)Gross Tonnage5,197
Sailing forGreenock and Liverpool
Sailed from berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival22' 03"
Draught aft on arrival23' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalTimber and general cargo = total 2,931 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0915 on 23rd April
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company
Completed discharge of inward cargo1900 on 29th April
Outward cargoPart same inward cargo
Draught forward on sailing14' 00"
Draught aft on sailing19' 06"

News Event

Sunday, April 19, 1964 @ 1830
KINPURNIE CASTLE (1961-1967 General cargo ship 512 feet long of Union Castle Mail Steam Ship Company, London) Own Page

Union Castle's KINPURNIE CASTLE arrives in Glasgow to load 500 tons of general cargo for Durban

Arrived fromHull (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)Gross Tonnage8,121
Sailing forDurban via Newport
Sailed from berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head South)
Draught forward on arrival8' 09"
Draught aft on arrival18' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 21st April
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 500 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1400 on 24th April
Draught forward on sailing10' 03"
Draught aft on sailing18' 06"

News Event

Monday, November 1, 1943 @ 1230
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
H.M.S. J 1603 of Royal Navy, London Own Page

H.M.S. J 1603 launched at John Brown's Shipyard, Clydebank, Glasgow

Ship's locationJohn Brown's Shipyard, Clydebank, GlasgowPort of RegistryAdmiralty (Royal Navy, London)
Sailing forJohn Brown's Shipyard Basin, Clydebank, Glasgow (assisted by tugs FLYING FOAM and FLYING SPRAY)

Can anyone give details of H.M.S. J 1603 ???

News Event

Tuesday, March 12, 1968 @ 1240
SPANIEL (1955-1973 Coaster handling containers, trailers and flats, 224 feet long of Link Line/ Coast Line) Own Page

SPANIEL arrives at Ardrossan Harbour on her Trailer service from Larne

Arrived fromNorwayPort of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth2 Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Master of vessel on arrivalP Graham
Cargo carried on arrivalTrailers
Ships agentBurns & Laird Lines, The Harbour, Ardrossan

News Event

Tuesday, March 12, 1968 @ 1240
EMERALD (1952-1975 General cargo coaster 241 feet long of William Robertson's Gem Line, Glasgow : 1986 scrapped Greece) Own Page

Gem Line coaster EMERALD arrives in Ardrossan Harbour with a cargo of Wood Pulp from Norway

Arrived fromNorwayPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth2 Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage714
Master of vessel on arrivalD McKinnonGross Tonnage1,382
Cargo carried on arrivalWood PulpDeadweght Tonnage1,850
Ships agentGeneral Freight, Ardrossan Harbour

News Event

Friday, March 19, 1937 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
CITY OF BATH (1926-1942 General cargo ship of Sun Shipping Company / Ellerman Hall Line, Liverpool : 1942 torpedoed and sunk by U.508 off Trinidad) Own Page

Ellerman's CITY OF BATH closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Red Sea and East African Ports

Ships agentCity Line Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C 2 Tel Central 9971Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage5.079

News Event

Friday, March 19, 1937 @ 1200
CAMERONIA (1921-1940 Passenger liner 678 feet long of Anchor Line, Glasgow: 1940-1948 Troopship: 1948-1953 Emigrant ship from U.K. to Australia: sold 1953) Own Page

Anchor Line's CAMERONIA closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for New York

Port of RegistryGlasgow (UK)
Gross Tonnage16,280

News Event

Thursday, January 4, 1968 @ 1500
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
ELKHOUND (1966- Dog-class Tug Pennant No A 162 of Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service, London) Own Page

RMAS tug ELKHOUND tows water tanker SPA from Greenock to Ardrossan Roadstead

Ship's locationRoadstead at Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived fromGreenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage152
Master of vessel on arrivalKerr

The RMAS tug ELKHOUND (tugmaster Kerr)

towed the water tanker SPA from Greenock to

 the roadstead off Ardrossan Harbour, arriving

 about 1500, then the Ardrossan tug SEAWAY

 met them at the roadstead and both tugs towed

 SPA to Ardrossan Harbour and into the

Ardrossan Dockyard, arriving at 1535.

   ELKHOUND, on being released, left Ardrossan

Harbour at 1610 to return to Greenock.

News Event

Thursday, March 14, 1968 @ 2300
FINLITH (General cargo coaster) Own Page

Portpatrick radio advises Ardrossan Harbour control that FINLITH is due in Roads 0900 15th July

Port of RegistryAeroskobing (Denmark)
Net Tonnage217

News Event

Sunday, March 31, 1968 @ 1340
HELMA ENTZ (1958-1971 Products tanker 170 metres 558 feet of Thomas Entz Tanker GmbH, Rendsburg, Germany : 1977 Scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

Agent Duff advises that tanker HELMA ENTZ is due at Ardrossan Roadstead at 0600 1st April

Ships agentT L Duff & Company Limited, Montgomerie Street, ArdrossanPort of RegistryHamburg (Germany)
Reg Tonnage7,367
Gross Tonnage12,430
Deadweght Tonnage20,146

Agent T L Duff advises Ardrossan Harbour Port Control

 that tanker HELMA ENTZ is due to arrive at

 Ardrossan Roadstead  at 0600 1st April, her cargo is

 Fuel Oil,  draught 23’ 6”, and will dock at 1300 on 1st April

and Pilot and a Clyde tug are ordered.

News Event

Sunday, January 14, 1968 @ 2345
LION (1968-1976 Roll on - roll off ferry 364 feet long of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow) Own Page

Shore electric cable disconnected from LION at Ardrossan Harbour by WSW gale

Ship's location10 Eglinton Basin, Ardrossan HarbourPort of RegistryGlasgow
Gross Tonnage3,333

News Event

Sunday, January 14, 1968 @ 2100
LION (1968-1976 Roll on - roll off ferry 364 feet long of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow) Own Page

Boatmen at Ardrossan Harbour stand by moorings and gangway of LION from 2100 to 2400 during WSW gale

Ship's location10 Eglinton Basin, Ardrossan HarbourPort of RegistryGlasgow
Gross Tonnage3,333

Harbour Event

Sunday, January 14, 1968 @ 2400
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Wind at Ardrossan Harbour WSW 45-50 knots in squalls

Harbour Event

Sunday, January 14, 1968 @ 2000
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Wind at Ardrossan Harbour SW 20-30 knots

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Sunday, January 14, 1968 @ 1600
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Wind at Ardrossan Harbour SW 10-20 knots

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Sunday, January 14, 1968 @ 1200
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Wind at Ardrossan Harbour SSW 20-30 knots

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Sunday, January 14, 1968 @ 0800
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Wind at Ardrossan Harbour SW 20-25 knots

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Sunday, January 14, 1968 @ 0400
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Wind at Ardrossan Harbour SW 15-20 knots

News Event

Wednesday, July 1, 1914 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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1914 Advert by Black Diamond Line for cruising from Montreal to Newfoundland, Canada

Contributed by Darren Fitzpatrick (Toronto, Canada)

News Event

Wednesday, July 1, 1964 @ 2300
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' 01"
Draught aft on arrival12' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGypsum 850 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 2nd July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoR P Shaw
Completed discharge of inward cargo1500 on 2nd July
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing5' 03"
Draught aft on sailing7' 09"

News Event

Friday, July 3, 1914 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
PALLANZA (Canada Line, Canada) Own Page

Canada Line's PALLANZA leaves Montreal and Quebec for Hamburg, Bremen and Rotterdam

Port of RegistryCanada

Contributed by Darren Fitzpatrick (Toronto, Canada)

News Event

Wednesday, July 1, 1964 @ 0850
ATREUS ( 1951-1977 General cargo ship 487 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool : 1979 scrapped at Kaohsiung (Taiwan)) Own Page

Alfred Holt's ATREUS arrives at Glasgow with 770 tons of general cargo from Singapore via Liverpool

Arrived fromSingapore via LiverpoolPort of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage7,800
Sailing forSwansea (Wales, U.K.)
Sailed from berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival12' 04"
Draught aft on arrival20' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 770 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0900 on 1st July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo1200 on 3rd July
Outward cargoGeneral cargo (inwards)
Draught forward on sailing13' 03"
Draught aft on sailing19' 08"

News Event

Thursday, July 2, 1964 @ 2315
DALLA (1961-1964 General cargo ship 465 feet long of P. Henderson & Co. / British & Burmese Steam Navigation Co., Glasgow : 1964-1980 transferred to Elder Dempster & Co., Liverpool) Own Page

Paddy Henderson's DALLA arrived at Shieldhall, Glasgow from Bathurst (The Gambia, West Africa)

Arrived fromBathurst (now known as Banjul, the capital of The Gambia, West Africa) via LiverpoolPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)Gross Tonnage6,564
Sailing forGreenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Sailed from berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival20' 06"
Draught aft on arrival20' 09"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo, Logs and Oil
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 3rd July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company
Completed discharge of inward cargo1630 on 10th July
Outward cargoPart same inward cargo
Draught forward on sailing13' 07"
Draught aft on sailing14' 00"
Engine trialsFrom 1830-1900 hours on 10th July
Ships agentPatrick Henderson & Co., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel CENtral 9467

News Event

Wednesday, March 13, 1968 @ 2240
SAINT FERGUS (1964-1981 General cargo coaster 128 feet long of J & A Gardner, Glasgow) Own Page

Gardner's coaster SAINT FERGUS arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with scrap metal from Belfast

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth6 Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage306
Master of vessel on arrivalThompsonDeadweght Tonnage439
Draught aft on arrival14' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Ships agentR L Alpine, Ardrossan

News Event

Sunday, March 31, 1968 @ 0755
SPINEL (1937 - 1940 then 1946 - 1970 a 185 feet long general cargo coaster owned by William Robertson's Gem Line, Glasgow ) Own Page

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

Arrived fromLLanddulas (Conwy County Borough, Wales, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth6 Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage333
Master of vessel on arrivalD BlackGross Tonnage650
Draught aft on arrival13' 06"Deadweght Tonnage830
Cargo carried on arrivalLimestone
Ships agentGeneral Freight, Ardrossan Harbour

News Event

Saturday, March 16, 1968 @ 0110
ISLE OF LEWIS (1961-1971 General cargo coaster 144 feet 43.9m long of R Cunningham, Scalpay : 1971 scrapped at Faslane)) Own Page

Cunningham's coaster ISLE OF LEWIS arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with scrap metal from Londonderry

Arrived fromLondonderry (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryStornoway
Arrived in berth6 Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage168
Master of vessel on arrivalN CunninghamGross Tonnage381
Draught aft on arrival11' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Ships agentR L Alpine, Ardrossan

News Event

Saturday, March 9, 1968 @ 1020
LAIRDSFOX (1966-1973 General cargo coaster 189 feet long of Burns & Laird Lines, Glasgow : 1989 scrapped at Cadiz, Spain) Own Page

Burns & Laird's LAIRDSFOX leaves Ardrossan Harbour with a cargo of steel for Belfast

Sailing forBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Sailed from berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage563
Outward cargoSteel (Possibly for the Harland & Wolff Shipyard in Belfast)
Draught aft on sailing12' 04"
Master of vessel on sailingK Dudgeon
Ships agentBurns & Laird Lines, The Harbour, Ardrossan

News Event

Wednesday, March 13, 1968 @ 0605
JACINTH (1939-1970 General cargo coaster 178 feet long of William Robertson's Gem Line, Glasgow) Own Page

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

Arrived fromLLanddulas (Conwy County Borough, Wales, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth2 Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage332
Master of vessel on arrivalJ McGooganGross Tonnage650
Draught aft on arrival14' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLimestone
Ships agentGeneral Freight, Ardrossan Harbour

News Event

Friday, March 15, 1968 @ 0850
FINLITH (General cargo coaster) Own Page

Danish coaster FINLITH arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with Orange Concentrate from Seville (Spain)

Arrived fromSeville (Spain)Port of RegistryAeroskobing (Denmark)
Arrived in berth1 Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage217
Master of vessel on arrivalPaul Nicklasen
Draught aft on arrival9' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalOrange Concentrate
Ships agentJ S Braid, Glasgow

News Event

Wednesday, January 4, 1967 @ 1000
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1967 Advertisment by Government of Singapore for a Ship Surveyor (Naval Architect)

News Event

Saturday, April 14, 1956 @ 1000
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1956 Advert by H Hogarth & Sons, Glasgow for their services to Lisbon and Huelva

News Event

Monday, August 20, 1956 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
ORCADES (1948-1962 Passenger liner of Orient Line, then 1962-1973 of P & O Line, London) Own Page

Orient Line's ORCADES leaves London on a cruise to Pacific Coast Ports of North America

Port of RegistryLondon

News Event

Saturday, April 14, 1956 @ 1000
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1956 Advert by Clyde Shipping Company for their weekly sailings from Glasgow to Antwerp and Ghent

News Event

Friday, April 20, 1956 @ 1700
SHUNA (1937 - 1963 general cargo coaster 274 feet long of Glen & Company, Glasgow) Own Page

Glen & Co's SHUNA closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Gothenburg and Malmo

Ships agentGlen & Co. Ltd., 165 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, C.2.Port of RegistryGlasgow
Gross Tonnage1,652

News Event

Monday, January 8, 1968 @ 1705
KETTY DANIELSEN (1963-1970 General cargo ship 81m long of Rederiet Otto Danielsen, Copenhagen, Denmark : 1995 Scrapped at Genoa, Italy) Own Page

KETTY DANIELSEN arrives in Ardrossan from Manchester to load steel envelopes for Savona (Italy)

Arrived fromManchester (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryKobenhaven (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Arrived in berth2 Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.) with Pilot Alistair CaldwellNet Tonnage710
Master of vessel on arrivalW HelleptGross Tonnage1,437
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)Deadweght Tonnage2,057
Ships agentMcBride's Shipping Agency Ltd., 93 Hope Street, Glasgow Tel. 041-248-5161

News Event

Thursday, August 27, 1959 @ 1305
DUIVENDYK (1946-1959 General cargo ship 500 feet long of Nederlandsch-Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Maatschappij / Holland America Line, Rotterdam : 1959 Scrapped) Own Page

Holland America's DUIVENDYK arrives in Glasgow to load scrap metal for Japanese Ports via Cardiff

Arrived fromRotterdamPort of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)
Arrived in berth25 Prince's Dock, Glasgow, head East, stem on 12th pawlGross Tonnage8,338
Sailing forJapanese ports via Cardiff
Sailed from berth25 Prince's Dock, Glasgow, head East, stem on 12th pawl
Draught forward on arrival9' 06"
Draught aft on arrival19' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 28th August
Outward cargoScrap metal 1,500 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJ F Wilson
Completed loading outward cargo1700 on 2nd September
Draught forward on sailing12' 06"
Draught aft on sailing18' 11"
Ships agentJ S Braid, Glasgow

News Event

Wednesday, March 13, 1968 @ 0040
INVERNESS (1968-1976 Coastal oil products tanker 235 feet long of Shell Mex & BP Ltd., London : 2005 scrapped in Santander, Spain) Own Page

Shell Mex & BP coastal tanker INVERNESS arrives in Ardrossan with Avtur from Pembroke (Wales)

Arrived fromPembroke (Wales, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth12 Ocean Tanker Berth, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage1,529
Master of vessel on arrivalJ Mair
Draught aft on arrival16' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalAvtur (see note below)
Ships agentT L Duff & Company Limited, Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan

Jet fuel, aviation turbine fuel (ATF), or avtur, is a type of aviation fuel designed for use in aircraft powered by gas-turbine engines

News Event

Tuesday, September 1, 1959 @ 1550
ALMERIAN (1956-1962 then 1964-1966 General cargo ship 377 feet long of Ellerman & Papayanni Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Ellerman & Papayanni Line's ALMERIAN arrives in Glasgow to load cargo for Gibraltar and Malta

Arrived fromLiverpool (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Arrived in berth3 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east 1/2 blind from wall)Net Tonnage1.519
Sailing forGibraltar and Malta via Swansea and NewportGross Tonnage3,649
Sailed from berth3 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east 1/2 blind from wall)Deadweght Tonnage5,440
Draught forward on arrival11' 00"
Draught aft on arrival16' 02"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 2nd September
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 387 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer Company
Completed loading outward cargo1330 on 3rd September
Draught forward on sailing12' 03"
Draught aft on sailing17' 03"
Engine trialsFrom 1300 to 1302 on 3rd September slow turn ahead and astern
Ships agentCity Line Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C 2 Tel Central 9971

News Event

Monday, April 16, 1956 @ 1700
LAVEROCK (1947-1965 General cargo ship of General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., London) Own Page

General Steam's LAVEROCK closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Mediterranean Ports

Ships agentMoss Hutchison Line Limited, 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel. Central 6643Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage1,209

News Event

Saturday, March 9, 1968 @ 2335
WANGEROOG (pronounced Van - ger - oo - gi (as in "give") ( 1963 - 1972 coastal oil / products tanker 70m long of Carl W Hansen Tankschiffahrt, Hamburg) Own Page

Carl W Hansen's coastal tanker WANGEROOG arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with Bitumen from Stanlow

Arrived fromStanlow (on Manchester Ship Canal, England, U.K.)Port of RegistryHamburg, Germany
Arrived in berth1a Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage526
Master of vessel on arrivalM KucklinDeadweght Tonnage1875
Draught aft on arrival15' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalBitumen
Ships agentT L Duff & Company Limited, Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan

News Event

Tuesday, January 14, 1964 @ 2240
KING ALEXANDER (1952-1972 General cargo ship 466 feet long of King Line / Clan Line / Hector Whaling Ltd : 1982 scrapped at Gadani Beach, Pakistan) Own Page

King Line's KING ALEXANDER arrives in King George V Dock, Glasgow to load for Colombo and Chittagong

Arrived fromDundee (Scotland) via Elderslie Dry Dock, GlasgowPort of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage5,883
Sailing forColombo and Chittagong via Liverpool
Sailed from berth1 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival11' 03"
Draught aft on arrival15' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 15th January
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 300 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1530 on 17th January
Draught forward on sailing11' 11"
Draught aft on sailing15' 11"
Engine trialsFrom 1335-1600 hours on 19th January, hauled 60 feet astern
Ships agentCayzer Irvine / Clan Line, 109 Hope Street, Glasgow

News Event

Thursday, January 9, 1964 @ 0015
ROSSETTI (1964-1964 General cargo ship WEYBRIDGE 476 feet long chartered by Lamport & Holt Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Lamport & Holt's ROSSETTI arrives in Glasgow with a cargo of Parana Pine Wood from Santos (Brazil)

Arrived fromSantos (a municipality in the Brazilian state of São Paulo) via Belfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east, 1/2 pawl from east end)Gross Tonnage9,221
Sailing forLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Sailed from berth1 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (with her head east, 1/2 pawl from east end)
Draught forward on arrival18' 00"
Draught aft on arrival23' 02"
Cargo carried on arrivalParana Pine (named for the Brazilian state of Parana, where the wood has been heavily exploited in the past)
Commenced discharge of inward cargo1300 on 9th January
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company
Outward cargoPart same cargo of Parana Pine (Common Uses: Veneer, furniture, flooring, and interior millwork)
Draught forward on sailing16' 00"
Draught aft on sailing21' 03"
Ships agentJ S Nowery & Co., 42 Bothwell Street, Glasgow

ex- WEYBRIDGE, in 1964 Lamport & Holt Line

chartered the general cargo ship WEYBRIDGE

from Watts, Watts & Co, London and renamed

her ROSSETTI for the term of the charter,

and in 1964 the vessel came off charter and

reverted to her owners as WEYBRIDGE

News Event

Friday, April 20, 1956 @ 1700
CITY OF PORTSMOUTH (Ellerman Line) Own Page

Ellerman's CITY OF PORTSMOUTH closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Calcutta and Eastern Ports

News Event

Friday, April 27, 1956 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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April to August 1956 P & O Passenger Sailings from Southampton and London to Australia and the East

News Event

Friday, April 20, 1956 @ 1700
ANATOLIAN (1955-1963 then 1966-1971 General cargo ship of Ellerman & Papayanni Lines Ltd., Liverpool) Own Page

Ellerman & Papayanni's ANATOLIAN closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Mediterranean Ports

Ship's location1 Prince's Dock, GlasgowPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Ships agentCity Line Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C 2 Tel Central 9971Gross Tonnage5,064
Deadweght Tonnage5,300

News Event

Wednesday, May 9, 1956 @ 1700
PROSPECTOR (1943-1961 General cargo ship of Thos & Jas Harrison, Liverpool) Own Page

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

Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage6,165

News Event

Saturday, February 3, 1968 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1968 Advert by McLachlan Davits Ltd for a Design Engineer

News Event

Wednesday, May 31, 1967 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
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Some Ben Line ships on 31 May 1967

BENATTOW at Singapore on 31 May for Bangkok (Thailand)

BENAVON at Rejang (Sarawak) on 31 May for Bugo (Philippines)

BENDEARG at Kobe (Japan) on 31 May for Keelung (Taiwan)

BENREOCH left Cebu (Philippines) on 31 May for Bugo (Philippines)

BENVRACKIE left Hong Kong on 31 May for Singapore

News Event

Thursday, December 1, 1966 @ 1000
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1966 Advertisment by Yarrow-Admiralty Research Department for Marine Project Design Draughtsmen

News Event

Tuesday, March 30, 1954 @ 1000
ACTUAL DATE and TIME are unknown and those shown are our best estimate
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1954 Advert by Milford Docks, Milford Haven, Wales, U.K.

News Event

Monday, March 29, 1954 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
Own Page

Arrivals and sailings at Rouen and Caen (France) at end of March 1954

   It would be very interesting if any

reader could describe the route or

passage of ships from Le Havre to

Rouen and Paris and also from the

English Channel to Caen ?

 

 Rouen  (France)  End of March 1954

 29 March

SAMBRE left Rouen 29 March for Paris

 

30 March

MADALI arrived in Rouen 30 March from Algiers

SEVANE arrived in Rouen 30 March from Punta Cardon (Venezuela)

ALGERIEN arrived in Rouen 30 March from Casablanca

SWIFT arrived in Rouen 30 March from Gothenburg

MIRZAM-N arrived in Rouen 30 March from Casablanca

 

FIXITY left Rouen 30 March for London

ROMAN QUEEN left Rouen 30 March for Cowes (Isle of Wight)

BETA left Rouen 30 March for King’s Lynn (England)

PORTSLADE left Rouen 30 March for Hull

KONG INGE left Rouen 30 March for Casablanca

TELLO left Rouen 30 March for Aberdeen

CORONA left Rouen 30 March for Helsinki

ANDREA COSTA left Rouen 30 March for Messina (Sicily)

ARISTEE left Rouen 30 March for Caen

 

31 March

BETHUNE arrived in Rouen 31 March from Setubal (Portugal)

CONCORDIA arrived in Rouen 31 March from Klaipeda (Lithuania)

 

CAPITAINE PIERRE MERIC left Rouen 31 March for Oran

  

CAEN  (France)  End of March 1954

 29 March

ENEE arrived in Caen 29 March from Oran

 

30 March

ANTIFER arrived in Caen 30 March from Rouen

PREMETHEE arrived in Caen 30 March from Port Talbot (Wales, U.K.)

 

PSYCHE sailed from Caen 30 March for Flixborough (England)

MILOS sailed from Caen 30 March for Vlaardingen (South Holland, Netherlands)

UNI S sailed from Caen 30 March for Flixborough (England)

ANTIFER sailed from Caen 30 March for Le Havre

ENEE sailed from Caen 30 March for Le Treport

 

31 March

SOURYA arrived in Caen 31 March from London

ARISTEE arrived in Caen 31 March from Rouen

CHLOE arrived in Caen 31 March from Port Talbot (Wales, U.K.)

VYGOSERO arrived in Caen 31 March from London

News Event

Saturday, May 27, 1911 @ 1230
CAMERONIA (1911-1915 Passenger / cargo liner 533 feet long of Anchor Line (Henderson Brothers) Ltd.,, Glasgow : 1915-1917 Troopship of British Government, London : 1917 torpedoed and sunk near Malta Own Page

D & W Henderson Shipyard, Glasgow launch new passenger liner CAMERONIA for Anchor Line, Glasgow

Ship's locationShipyard of D & W Henderson & Co. Ltd, Meadowside, GlasgowPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage10,963

News Event

Wednesday, December 23, 1936 @ 1000
CITY OF BENARES (1936-1940 Passenger / cargo liner 486 feet long of Ellerman City Line, Glasgow : 1940 Torpedoed and sunk in North Atlantic) Own Page

1936 Advert by Ellerman Lines for CITY OF BENARES homeward voyages to London

Ship's locationCalcutta, Bombay and Karachi Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Net Tonnage6,720
Gross Tonnage11,081

News Event

Thursday, June 1, 1967 @ 0000
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Crinan Canal in Scotland is closed for approximately seven days for emergency repairs

News Event

Thursday, May 19, 1966 @ 1700
CUSTODIAN (1961-1979 Heavy-lift general cargo ship 488 feet 149 metres of T & J Harrison, Liverpool) Own Page

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

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

News Event

Saturday, April 3, 1937 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
CITY OF NAGPUR (1922-1941 Passenger and general cargo ship 469.9 ft (143.2 m) long of Ellerman Lines, London : 1941 sunk by U-boat near Ireland 1941) Own Page

Ellerman & Bucknall's CITY OF NAGPUR leaves London for Madeira, South and East Africa

Outward cargoPassengers and general cargoPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Net Tonnage6.285
Gross Tonnage10,146

From Wikipedia :Nagpur is the third largest city of the Indian state of Maharashtra after Mumbai and Pune. Nagpur is the 13th largest Indian city in terms of population. It has been proposed as one of the Smart Cities in Maharashtra.
Nagpur is the seat of the annual winter session of the Maharashtra state assembly. It is a major commercial and political centre of the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. In addition, the city derives unique importance from being the headquarters for the Hindu nationalist organisation RSS and an important location for the Dalit Buddhist movement. Nagpur is also known for Deekshabhoomi, the largest hollow stupa among all the Buddhist stupas in the world.
According to a survey by ABP News-Ipsos, Nagpur has been identified as the best city in India topping in livability, greenery, public transport, and health care indices.

Harbour Event

Friday, January 5, 1968 @ 2400
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Wind at Ardrossan Harbour, Firth of Clyde, is calm

Harbour Event

Friday, January 5, 1968 @ 2000
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Wind at Ardrossan Harbour, Firth of Clyde, is East, 2 / 3 knots

Harbour Event

Friday, January 5, 1968 @ 1600
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Wind at Ardrossan Harbour, Firth of Clyde, is calm

Harbour Event

Friday, January 5, 1968 @ 1200
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Wind at Ardrossan Harbour, Firth of Clyde, is calm

Harbour Event

Friday, January 5, 1968 @ 0800
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Wind at Ardrossan Harbour, Firth of Clyde, is calm

Harbour Event

Friday, January 5, 1968 @ 0400
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Wind at Ardrossan Harbour, Firth of Clyde, is North-East, 4 / 5 knots

News Event

Friday, January 5, 1968 @ 1330
MAID OF CUMBRAE (1953-1971 Passenger ferry 161 feet (49m) long of Caledonian Steam Packet Company, Gourock, Scotland : Scrapped 2006) Own Page

MAID OF CUMBRAE leaves Ardrossan for Greenock after completing her overhaul

Sailing forGreenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Sailed from berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Master of vessel on sailingJ Cameron
Ships agentCaledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd., The Pier, Gourock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)

News Event

Wednesday, May 13, 1959 @ 0415
CLAN FORBES (1937-1959 General cargo liner of Clan Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Clan Line's CLAN FORBES arrives at Glasgow to unload and then load for Calcutta via Birkenhead

Arrived fromCape Town via BelfastPort of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth7 / 8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Sailing forCalcutta via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth7 / 8 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival17' 06"
Draught aft on arrival21' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 1,890 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 13th May
Heavy lifts discharged19th May Floating Crane NEWSHOT took off a heavy lift (Tailshaft)
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo1030 on 16th May
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 19th May
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 750 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedores
Heavy lifts loaded21st May Floating Crane NEWSHOT loaded 2 x lifts each of 34 tons (total 68 tons) onto CLAN FORBES
Draught forward on sailing14' 09"
Draught aft on sailing19' 02"

News Event

Sunday, May 10, 1959 @ 1215
ANCHISES ( 1947 - 1973 General cargo liner 489 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's ANCHISES arrives at Glasgow to load for Far East via Birkenhead

Arrived fromSwansea (South Wales, U.K.)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Sailing forFar East via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival16' 06"
Draught aft on arrival20' 11"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo outwards
Commened loading outward cargo1300 on 12th May
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 250 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1300 on 15th May
Draught forward on sailing17' 04"
Draught aft on sailing22' 01"

News Event

Tuesday, May 10, 1966 @ 1700
BARRISTER (1954-1974 General cargo ship of Charente / T & J Harrison Line, Liverpool) Own Page

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

Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)

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Deck cadets Critchley and Doherty on RAMON DE LARRINAGA in 1965

 22 May 2018

 Alan Rutherford e-mails :

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

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   Looking for information on some British ships around 1950-1954

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

 Great website.

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

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


Regards,
Ian Rae

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Can anyone identify this USN lapel badge ?

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

   Can anyone identify the badge ?

2018-02-18 @ 1320

 

19 May 2018

Hello Douglas,

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

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

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

Bill Steel e-mails

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

17 February 2018 @ 2307

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

    Jim Harrison  (Brighton, England) e-mails :

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

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

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

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   German cargo ship MILLERNTOR in 1954

 

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

 

   After unloading she left Ardrossan returning to Narvik.

 

Does anyone have any information or details of MILLERNTOR ?

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" If sufficient inducement "

James Bridges (Canterbury, England) e-mails –

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

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Was she “ LAIRDS OAK “ or “ LAIRDSOAK ” ?

   Robert Bothwell (Glasgow) e-mails :

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

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

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


 

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

 

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

 

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Coaster BALLYCASTLE in 1953

 

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

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   Carebeka's coaster RIAN in 1953

 

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

 

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

 

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

  


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

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

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

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

Additional note :

Can anyone supply details of ALPHERAT ?


 

Norwegian Tanker RAILA in 1953

 

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

 

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

 Fred from Formby (Merseyside, England, writes

 

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

 

Can someone tell something about these services ? ”

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CHANTALA  (Worcester Park, Surrey) writes :

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

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

   All I can remember now is “Asti aria kurro”

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

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

 

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

  


 

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

 

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

  


Anchor Line advertisement of 1871

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

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

Thank you.

Still laughing

Fred of Formby, Merseyside, England.

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

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German cargo ship RUHR in 1953

 

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

 

   Has anyone got any details of this ship ?

 

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British coaster J B KEE in 1957

 

 Fred of Formby (Merseyside, England) writes :

 

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

 

   Anyone have details of this ship ?

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 Jim Allbright (London) e-mails :

 

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

 

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

 

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SUNBEAR of Saguenay Terminals.

 

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

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

Captain Bryn Wayt writes :

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

James Jeffries replies :

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

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

   In 1972 she was scrapped in Santander, Spain.

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

 

Billy MacAulay (Moderator and Senior Member) writes :

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

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

  

 

  


 

   Why was LADY McGOWAN IN Loch Riddon ?

 

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

 

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

 

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

  


John Kelly's coaster BALLYCLARE in late 1953.

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

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Small boat sailor writes from Inverkip :

 

 

 

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

 

   Does anyone know anything of these two launches ?

 

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

 

   Sandy

  


Mystery of CVC in Prince’s Dock area of Glasgow

   In 1958 the Clyde Shipping Company’s coaster PLADDA

 was listed as berthed in CVC in Prince’s Dock

 area in Glasgow.

   Does anyone know where CVC was ?

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

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Pacific Steam Navigation’s KENUTA at Puna in 1957

 

Tom Hayworth e-mails :

 

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

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Ben Line’s Far-East coaster BENVEG in 1957

 

Leith Man e-mails

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

for BENVEG as I had never heard of her.

 

Anyone have any more information please ?

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SPRINGFIELD QUAY, GLASGOW

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

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

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

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


MYSTERY SHIP PORTHOLE

 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".


KELVIN

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


CLYDE SHIPPING TUG AT ARDROSSAN

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

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


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

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


MEMORIES

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

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

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


K HADJIPATERAS

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

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


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

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

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

Norman Horrocks e-mails Historical information :

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


KING GEORGE V DOCK, GLASGOW

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


VENTILATOR KNOCKED OVER THE SIDE IN CARGO HANDLING

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


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

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


METCALF'S COASTAL TANKER "EILEEN M"

James Gallagher e-mails:

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


CLYDE STEAMERS AND THE "THREE LOCHS" CRUISE

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