Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

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Sunday, June 30, 1963 @ 2030
ADAM MITZKEVICH (General cargo ship 355 feet long of Polish Ocean Lines / Polskie Linie Oceaniczne) Own Page

Polish ship ADAM MITZKEVICH arrives at Rothesay Dock, Clydebank with steel coils from Ventspils

Arrived fromVentspils (a town on the Baltic Sea in northwestern Latvia)Port of RegistryGdynia (Poland)
Arrived in berth14 / 15 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head east)
Sailing forMurmansk (Russia)
Sailed from berth16 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head east)
Draught forward on arrival22' 00"
Draught aft on arrival22' 10"
Cargo carried on arrival4,026 tons of steel coils
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 1st July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJ F Wilson
Completed discharge of inward cargo1630 on 1st July
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing9' 06"
Draught aft on sailing14' 00"

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Saturday, June 29, 1963 @ 1605
AMENITY (1944 - 1968 General cargo coaster 211 feet long of F T Everard, London) Own Page

Everard's coaster AMENITY arrives at Rothesay Dock, Clydebank with 950 tons of clinker from Drogheda

Arrived fromDrogheda (Ireland)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth2 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage881
Sailing forDrogheda (Ireland)Deadweght Tonnage1155
Sailed from berth2 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival13' 06"
Draught aft on arrival14' 06"
Cargo carried on arrival950 tons of clinker
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 1st July
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJ F Wilson
Completed discharge of inward cargo1600 on 1st July
Outward cargoLight-ship (= empty of cargo = no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing5' 00"
Draught aft on sailing11' 06"

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Tuesday, December 29, 1987 @ 0900
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1987 Advertisment by Consulmar, Bilbao, Spain

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Tuesday, December 29, 1987 @ 0900
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1987 Advertisment by Alexandra Towing Company Limited

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 0830
RAMON DE LARRINAGA (1954-1969 General cargo ship 457 feet long of Larrinaga Line / Compañia de Navegaceon a Vapor Olana, Larrinaga y Cia.) Own Page

Deck cadets Critchley and Doherty on RAMON DE LARRINAGA in 1965

Port of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Gross Tonnage5,818

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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Friday, June 28, 1963 @ 0645
DAVID (General cargo coaster) Own Page

Coaster DAVID arrives at Rothesay Dock, Clydebank from Paisley to load for Rotterdam

Arrived fromPaisley (River Cart, a tributory of the River Clyde)
Arrived in berth3 / 4 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow
Sailing forRotterdam (Netherlands)
Sailed from berth9 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow
Cargo carried on arrivalLight ship - no cargo on board
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 28th June
Outward cargo705 tons of Pig Iron
Stevedore loading outward cargoHoneyman
Completed loading outward cargo1430 on 28th June
Draught forward on sailing10' 08
Draught aft on sailing12 feet 00 inches

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Wednesday, August 14, 1968 @ 1110
THIS DATE AND TIME IS APPROXIMATE, and is our best estimate of the correct date and time
QUEEN MARY 11 (Passenger excursion vessel 263 feet long of Caledonian Steam Packet Company, Gourock) Own Page

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

Port of RegistryGlasgow

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Friday, November 1, 1946 @ 0900
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November 1946 notice by Fairfield Shipbuilding , Govan, Glasgow about stealing of materials

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Friday, January 1, 1960 @ 0000
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SOUTH HOLLAND SHIPPING COMPANY ( N.V. ZUID-HOLLANDSCHE SCHEEPVAART MIJ) in 1960

SOUTH  HOLLAND  SHIPPING  COMPANY

 ( N.V.  ZUID-HOLLANDSCHE  SCHEEPVAART  MIJ )

 Offices :

11, Calandstraat, Rotterdam   Telegraphic Address “Shelter”

Telephone  110040

 Managing Directors  :  J. Th. Verwaayen        H. v. d. Woude

 Superintendent Engineers :  A. F. F. Jaansen     J. v. d. Schaaf

 FLEET  IN  1960

 ALBERGEN  built 1952

BEEKBERGEN  built 1952

DRIEBERGEN  built 1952

EIBERGEN  built 1954

GRAMSBERGEN  built 1956

HUYBERGEN  built 1958

MAARSBERGEN  built 1958

RIJSBERGEN  built 1957

STEENBERGEN  built 1957

UBBERGEN  built 1956

ZEVENBERGEN  built 1955

  

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Thursday, June 13, 1963 @ 0240
ZEVENBERGEN (1955-1967 General cargo coaster 68.57m 228ft long of Furness' Scheepvaart- & Agentuur Maatschappij N.V.,/: N.V. Zuid-Hollandsche Scheepvaart Maatschappij, Rotterdam ) Own Page

ZEVENBERGEN arrives at Rothesay Dock, Clydebank to load 981 tons of Pig Iron for Hamburg

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland)Port of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)t
Arrived in berth3 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow (with her head East)Net Tonnage274
Sailing forHamburg (Germany)Gross Tonnage498
Sailed from berth9 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, GlasgowoDeadweght Tonnage1,033
Draught forward on arrival5' 06"
Draught aft on arrival10' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight ship - no cargo on boardht s
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 13th June
Outward cargo981 tons of Pig Iron
Stevedore loading outward cargoHoneyman
Completed loading outward cargo13th June
Draught forward on sailing12' 00"
Draught aft on sailing15' 06"

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Friday, August 14, 1964 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
LISMORIA (1948 - 1967 Passenger/cargo liner 455 feet long of Donaldson Line, Glasgow) Own Page

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

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

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Monday, August 28, 1961 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
NUDDEA (1954-1972 General cargo liner of British India Steam Navigation Company, London : Scrapped in 1972) Own Page

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

Ships agentThe General Steam Navigation Company Limited, 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C 2 Tel Central 2803Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Gross Tonnage8,596

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Friday, July 15, 1955 @ 1700
THIS DATE AND TIME IS APPROXIMATE, and is our best estimate of the correct date and time
SEATTLE STAR (1954-1961 General cargo ship 456 feet long of Blue Star Line, London : 1961 scrapped) Own Page

SEATTLE STAR closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Pacific Coast ports of North America

Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Gross Tonnage7,761

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Thursday, May 6, 1965 @ 0900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
HISPANIOLA (1956-1972 Refrigerated / general cargo ship of Red AB Westindia (Saléns), Stockholm : 1983 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

Crew evacuated to shoreside when fire breaks out on Salen's cargo ship HISPANIOLA at Montreal

Port of RegistryStockholm (Sweden)
Gross Tonnage6,193
Deadweght Tonnage5,900

 

   Fire broke out on the Swedish registered Salen refrigerated cargo ship HISPANIOLA while she was berthed at Montreal.   Her crew were evacuated to shoreside while the Port and City Fire Department tackled the blaze.  No injuries were reported but considerable damage was caused to the ship.

 

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Friday, March 22, 1957 @ 0900
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1957 Advertisment by Port of Preston (England)

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Friday, October 29, 1965 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
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Conducting their business in Great Waters at the end of October 1965

AMERICAN PACKER left New York 29 October for Southampton 

ARGENTINA STAR left London 30 October for Buenos Aires 

ARKADIA left Southampton 30 October for Madeira cruise

CALIFORNIA STAR left San Francisco 29 October for London 

CHINDWARA left Port Sudan 30 October for London 

CHUSAN at Southampton 30 October from cruise

IVERNIA left Liverpool 30 October for New York 

LETITIA left Liverpool 30 October for Montreal 

LIBERTAD from Buenos Aires at London 30 October

LOCH AVON from Vancouver at London 30 October

MEDIA left New York 29 October for Liverpool 

NEWCASTLE STAR at Las Palmas 30 October for Beira 

NOVELIST left London 30 October for Grenada 

PARAGUAY STAR called at Teneriffe 30 October for London 

RHODESIA CASTLE left London 30 October for Lourenco Marques 

RUBENS left London 30 October for New York 

SYLVANIA at Liverpool 30 October from New York 

  

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Friday, March 15, 1957 @ 0900
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April 1957 Advertisment by Caltex Tankers, London for Engineer Officers

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Monday, June 9, 1958 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
PACIFIC RELIANCE (1951-1971 cargo liner 500 feet long of Furness Withy Company) Own Page

PACIFIC RELIANCE closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Pacific coast of North America

Ships agentFurness Withy & Co. Ltd., 19 St Vincent Place, Glasgow Tel Central 3193/6Port of RegistryLondon
Gross Tonnage9442

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Tuesday, March 19, 1957 @ 0900
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March 1957 Advertisment by Jokelson & Handtsaem, S.A., (France)

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Tuesday, March 19, 1957 @ 0900
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March 1957 Advertisment by Gdynia America Shipping Lines (London) Ltd.

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Saturday, March 16, 1957 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
ST ARVANS (1947-1963 General cargo ship of South American Saint Line, Cardiff) Own Page

ST ARVANS closes Bremen for receiving cargo for Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo and Buenos Aires

Port of RegistryCardiff (Wales)
Gross Tonnage7,247

News Event

Monday, December 6, 1954 @ 1030
GLOMDAL (1949-1956 General cargo ship 342 feet 104m long of A/S Moltzaus Tankrederi (Moltzau & Christensen), Oslo : 1973 scrapped) Own Page

GLOMDAL arrives in Queen's Dock, Glasgow to load 892 tons of potatoes for the Canary Islands

Arrived fromGarston (near Liverpool, River Mersey, England)Port of RegistryOslo (Norway)
Arrived in berth32 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)Gross Tonnage3,227
Sailing forCanary Islands
Sailed from berth32 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival9' 04"
Draught aft on arrival16' 08"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight ship - no cargo on board
Commened loading outward cargo1300 on 6th December
Outward cargo892 tons of Potatoes
Stevedore loading outward cargoClutha Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo2035 on 8th December
Draught forward on sailing12' 00"
Draught aft on sailing19' 06"

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Monday, August 1, 1966 @ 1834
IRISH COAST ( 1952-1968 Passenger and cargo vessel 340 feet long of Coast Lines, Liverpool) Own Page

Coast Line's IRISH COAST leaves Glasgow with 808 passengers, 21 cars and 88 tons of cargo for Dublin

Vessel MasterCaptain James MacKinnonPort of RegistryLiverpool

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Friday, March 5, 1943 @ 1000
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1943 Wartime sailing notice for Brocklebank Line from U.K. to Calcutta

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Friday, June 4, 1965 @ 1000
ALERT (1961-1981 H.M.Telegraph Ship 417 feet long 14 knots of H M Postmaster General, London) ) Own Page

1965 Advertisment for an Assistant Electrical Engineer for Telegraph Ship ALERT in Clydebank

Port of RegistrySouthampton (England)
Gross Tonnage6,413
Deadweght Tonnage4,765

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Thursday, June 18, 1964 @ 0655
PERSEUS ( 1950 - 1973 Cargo/passenger liner 516 feet long with Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's PERSEUS arrives in Glasgow to drydock and then load for Singapore via Birkenhead

Arrived fromKobe and Hong Kong via DublinPort of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)Gross Tonnage10,109
Sailing forSingapore via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth4 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival18' 03"
Draught aft on arrival23' 04"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 18th June
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedore Company
Completed discharge of inward cargo1135 on 24th June
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 24th June
Outward cargo800 tons of general cargo
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedores Company
Completed loading outward cargo1600 on 26th June
Draught forward on sailing18' 03"
Draught aft on sailing19' 06"

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Saturday, April 10, 1880 @ 1000
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1880 spring and summer sailing notice for Star Line of Liverpool services to Calcutta (India)

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Friday, June 4, 1965 @ 1000
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1965 Advertisment by Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line for a Head Metallurgist

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Sunday, December 5, 1965 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
ORIANA (1961-1986 Passenger liner 804 feet long of P & O-Orient Lines / P & O Steam Navigation Company, London)) Own Page

P & O Liner ORIANA leaves Southampton for Gibraltar, Naples, Port Said, Aden, Colombo and Australia

Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)

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Friday, May 7, 1965 @ 1000
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1965 Advertisment by Clyde Hover Ferries for Hovercraft Pilots and Aircraft Engineers

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Friday, August 22, 1958 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
ORCADES (1948-1962 Passenger liner of Orient Line, then 1962-1973 of P & O Line, London) Own Page

Orient Line's ORCADES sails for Lisbon, Trinidad, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver

Port of RegistryLondon

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Friday, May 17, 1968 @ 0900
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1968 Advertisment by London & Overseas Freighters for Second Engineers and Junior Deck Officers

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Friday, September 1, 1967 @ 0900
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September 1967 Sailing Notice for Fjell-Oranje Lines for their services Glasgow to the Great Lakes

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Sunday, May 13, 2018 @ 1100
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Lapel badge, probably Russian

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Sunday, May 13, 2018 @ 1100
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Lapel badge, probably Russian

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Friday, July 7, 1967 @ 1000
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1967 Advertisment by Cable & Wireless for a Deck Officer for service on a cableship

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Monday, September 4, 1967 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
WANDERER (1951 - 1970 general cargo liner 448 feet long of T & J Harrison Line, Liverpool) Own Page

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

Ships agentPrentice, Service & Henderson Ltd, 68 Gordon Street, Glasgow C 1Port of RegistryLiverpool

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Wednesday, July 6, 1955 @ 1000
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July and August 1955 Anchor Line Sailing Notice for services to New York and Eastern Ports to India

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Wednesday, July 6, 1955 @ 1000
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July 1955 Advertisment by French Line for their sailings to New York and the West Indies

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Wednesday, July 6, 1955 @ 0900
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July 1955 Advertisment by Royal Mail Lines for their passenger sailings to South America

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Wednesday, July 6, 1955 @ 1000
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1955 Advertisment by David MacBrayne Ltd for their cargo services from Glasgow to the West Highlands

   July 1955 Advertisment by David MacBrayne Ltd for their cargo services from Kingston Dock, Glasgow to the West Highlands and Islands of Scotland.   MacBrayne's was the principal  shipping company and served all the islands, big or small, and a well known little poem is interesting

God made the world and all it contains,

Except the Western Isles

They belong to MacBrayne's

  

 

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Wednesday, July 6, 1955 @ 1000
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1955 Advertisment by Wm H Muller for their service from Glasgow to Paris and Rouen

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Sunday, November 19, 1961 @ 1415
DIXCOVE (1959-1979 General cargo ship 460 feet long of Elder Dempster Company, Liverpool) Own Page

Elder Dempster cargo ship DIXCOVE arrives at Glasgow to load for Freetown (Sierra Leone)

Arrived fromSwansea (Wales, U.K.)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Arrived in berth22 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (head East, bow on brick wall)Gross Tonnage5,905
Sailing forFreetown (Sierra Leone) via Dublin
Sailed from berth22 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (head East, bow on brick wall)
Draught forward on arrival11' 10"
Draught aft on arrival17' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo (outwards)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 20th November
Outward cargo2,340 tons of general cargo and 1 heavy lift of 24 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, Stevedores
Heavy lifts loaded21st November the floating crane NEWSHOT loaded 1 lift of 24 tons onto DIXCOVE
Completed loading outward cargo1520 on 24th November
Draught forward on sailing17' 03"
Draught aft on sailing20' 01"

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Friday, October 20, 1961 @ 1215
BRISBANE STAR (1937 - 1963 Cargo liner 549 feet long of Blue Star Line, London) Own Page

Blue Star's BRISBANE STAR arrives in Glasgow to load for New Zealand

Arrived fromLiverpoolPort of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth65 Plantation Quay, Glasgow (head East, 4 blinds from bulkhead)Gross Tonnage11,076
Sailing forAuckland (New Zealand) via Liverpool
Sailed from berth65 Plantation Quay, Glasgow (head East)
Draught forward on arrival15' 2"
Draught aft on arrival21' 8"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight
Commened loading outward cargo23rd October at 0800
Outward cargo505 tons of general
Stevedore loading outward cargoJ Spencer
Heavy lifts loaded9 heavy lifts totalling 80 tons
Completed loading outward cargo25th October at 2100
Draught forward on sailing14' 11"
Draught aft on sailing23' 1"
Ships agentJ S Nowery

BRISBANE STAR arrived in Glasgow on 20th October at 1215.

On 23rd October at 1700 she shifted 100 feet astern on berth 65.

On 25th October she loaded 9 heavy lifts totalling 80 tons from floating crane NEWSHOT

She departed Glasgow on 26th October at 1150 for Auckland (New Zealand) via Liverpool

The Auckland metropolitan area in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area in the country. Auckland has an urban population of 1,418,000 and a metropolitan population of 1,529,300, which respectively constitute 32 and 34 percent of the country's population. Auckland has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world.

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Sunday, May 1, 1977 @ 0900
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QUEEN MARY (1976-1978 Passenger excursion steamer 252 feet long of Caledonian MacBrayne Holdings, Glasgow) Own Page

1977 Brochure for spring, summer and autumn (fall) sailings by QUEEN MARY on the Firth of Clyde

Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Net Tonnage344
Gross Tonnage917

 

 

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Friday, May 1, 1936 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
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Some British India Steam Navigation ships at the beginning of May 1936

DALGOMA from London for Bhavnagar (Gujarat State, India) at Port Said 1 May

DEVON from Gladstone (Queensland, Australia) for Hull, left Dakar (Senegal) 1 May

MADURA from London for Beira (Mozambique) at Mombasa (Kenya) 2 May

MANTOLA from Beira (Mozambique) at London 2 May

MATIANA left Gravesend 2 May for Beira (Mozambique)

MODASA from London at Calcutta 2 May

NEURALIA on passage from Hong Kong for Southampton, on 3 May was 260 miles south of Land’s End (England)

  

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Tuesday, February 1, 1955 @ 2205
TARANTIA (1948-1959 General cargo ship 444 feet long of Anchor Line. Glasgow) Own Page

Anchor Line's TARANTIA arrives at Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow from Bombay (India) via Birkenhead

Arrived fromBombay (India) via GreenockPort of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth5 Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow (with her head west : arriving at Glasgow she canted in Prince's Dock)Gross Tonnage7,265
Sailing forBombay (India) via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth5 Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival10' 08"
Draught aft on arrival17' 02"
Cargo carried on arrival700 tons of General cargo
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 3rd February
Stevedore discharging inward cargoJames Spencer & Company, Stevedores (for the general cargo)
Completed discharge of inward cargo1445 on 8th February
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 7th February
Outward cargo870 tons of general cargo
Stevedore loading outward cargoJames Spencer & Company, Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1600 on 11th February
Draught forward on sailing12' 03"
Draught aft on sailing17' 05"
Vessel bunkeredOn 10 February from 1030 to 1210 bunkered 250 tons of fuel oil from oiler SHELL MEX 5
Ships agentAnchor Line, 12-16 St Vincent Place, Glasgow

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Thursday, August 20, 1964 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
LANDWADE (1961-1972 General cargo ship of W J Tatem Steam Navigation Company, Cardiff : 1984 Scrapped) Own Page

Tatem's cargo ship LANDWADE closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Persian Gulf Ports

Ships agentFrank C .Strick & Co. (Glasgow) Ltd., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow C 2 Telephone CITy 6131Port of RegistryCardiff (Wales, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage7,856

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Friday, August 14, 1964 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
COROMANDEL (1949-1969 Refrigerated / General cargo ship 484 feet long of P & O Line, London) Own Page

P & O Cargo ship COROMANDEL leaves Grangemouth for Far Eastern Ports

Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Net Tonnage4,026
Gross Tonnage7,065
Deadweght Tonnage9,730

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Wednesday, August 5, 1964 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
ARBITRATOR (1951-1970 Cargo liner of Thos & Jas Harrison Line, Liverpool) Own Page

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

Port of RegistryLiverpool
Gross Tonnage8,150

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Monday, March 1, 1965 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
WANDERER (1951 - 1970 general cargo liner 448 feet long of T & J Harrison Line, Liverpool) Own Page

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

Ships agentPrentice, Service & Henderson Ltd, 68 Gordon Street, Glasgow C 1Port of RegistryLiverpool

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Monday, March 8, 1965 @ 1000
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1965 Advertisment by British Board of Trade for Engineer and Ship Surveyors

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Saturday, April 20, 1996 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
HSS (High-speed Sea Service) craft 1520 passengers + 375 cars, or 120 cars + 50 freight units (900 lane metres) 126.6 m (411.45 ft) long of Stena Line) Own Page

Company Postcard of Stena Line's HSS (High-speed Sea Service) craft

Gross Tonnage19,638

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Sunday, June 1, 1947 @ 1000
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1947 Advertisment by Vosper Shipbuilders, England

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


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Sunday, June 1, 1947 @ 1000
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1947 Advertisment by Stein Refractories of Scotland

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


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Sunday, June 1, 1947 @ 1000
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1947 Advertisment by Electric Boat Company, USA

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


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Sunday, June 1, 1947 @ 1000
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1947 Advertisment by Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation, USA

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


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Sunday, June 1, 1947 @ 1000
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1947 Advertisment by Bethlehem Steel Company, Shipbuilding Division, USA

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


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Sunday, June 1, 1947 @ 1000
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1947 Advertisment by Compagnie Madsen, Copenhagen / Kobenhaven, Denmark for AA machine cannon

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


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Sunday, June 1, 1947 @ 1000
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1947 Advertisment by Harland & Wolff, Belfast

 

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

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Thursday, December 21, 1961 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
GLAS ISLAND (1955-1968 dry cargo coaster owned by Cunninghams of Scalpay) Own Page

Roderick Cunningham's coaster GLAS ISLAND shelters at Custom House Quay, Greenock

Ship's locationCustom House Quay, Greenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryStornoway (Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, U.K.)
Reg Tonnage103
Gross Tonnage211
Deadweght Tonnage254

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Friday, December 15, 1961 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
INVERCLOY ( - 1967 Clyde puffer 66 feet long of Hamilton & McPhail / Hay Hamilton Ltd, Glasgow : 1967 Scrapped) Own Page

Hamilton's Clyde Puffer / Lighter INVERCLOY shelters at East India Harbour, Greenock

Ship's locationEast India Harbour, GreenockPort of RegistryGlasgow

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Friday, December 15, 1961 @ 1100
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
INNISFALLEN (1948-1969 Passenger Ferry 327 feet long of British & Irish Steam Packet Co. Ltd., Cork : 1985 scrapped in Italy) Own Page

British & Irish passenger ferry INNISFALLEN shelters at Deep Water Berth, Greenock

Ship's locationDeep Water Berth, Greenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryCork (Ireland)
Ships agentWilliam Denny & Bros. Shipbuilders, Dumbarton (Scotland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage1,782
Gross Tonnage3,705

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Monday, January 31, 1955 @ 1830
BELJEANNE (1947-1974 Heavy Lift cargo ship 470 feet 143.21 m long of Belships, Oslo : 1969 Scrapped in Japan) Own Page

Belships BELJEANNE arrives at Glasgow and loads 8 Railway Locomotives and Tenders

Arrived fromZeebrugge (Belgium) via Dunkirk (France)Port of RegistryOslo (Norway)
Arrived in berthStobcross Crane, Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)Net Tonnage4,472
Sailing forMadras (India) via Alexandria (Egypt) and Port Sudan (Sudan)Gross Tonnage7,843
Sailed from berthStobcross Crane, Stobcross Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)Deadweght Tonnage10,330
Draught forward on arrival12' 06"
Draught aft on arrival22' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalRailway Locomotives and their Tenders (outwards)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 1 February
Stevedore loading outward cargoClutha Stevedores
Heavy lifts loaded8 Railway Locomotives each 76 tons 3 cwts and 8 Tenders each 25 tons 16cwts : total 815 tons 12 cwts
Completed loading outward cargo1530 on 4 February
Draught forward on sailing19' 06"
Draught aft on sailing22' 06"

News Event

Tuesday, September 20, 1960 @ 2255
LAURENTIA (1947 - 1967 Passenger/cargo liner 455 feet long with Donaldson Line, Glasgow : 1967 Scrapped in Valencia, Spain) Own Page

LAURENTIA arrives at Meadowside Quay from Prince's Dock, Glasgow to discharge her cargo of Grain

Arrived fromMontreal (Canada) via Prince's Dock, GlasgowPort of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth3 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (at the huge Granary Building : with her head west)Gross Tonnage8249
Sailing forPrince's Dock, Glasgow
Sailed from berth3 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (with her head west)
Draught forward on arrival21' 06"
Draught aft on arrival20' 11"
Cargo carried on arrival3,500 tons of grain
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 21 September
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Navigation Trust
Completed discharge of inward cargo1115 on 23 September
Draught forward on sailing10' 02"
Draught aft on sailing21' 02"
Ships agentDonaldson Line, 14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow Telephone CENtral 3901

News Event

Tuesday, September 8, 1959 @ 1645
CAPRICORNUS (1958-1960 General cargo coaster 61m 200 feet long of N.V. Wijnne & Barends' Cargadoors- en Agentuurkantoren, Delfzijl, Netherlands Owner: Rederij Capricornus, Groningen, Netherlands ) Own Page

Wijnne & Barends coaster CAPRICORNUS arrives in Glasgow with a cargo of Phosphates from Tunis

Arrived fromTunis (Tunisia)Port of RegistryGroningen (Netherlands)
Arrived in berth26 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east, stem on 21st pawl)Net Tonnage277
Sailing forRotterdam (Netherlands)Gross Tonnage499
Sailed from berth26 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (with her head east, stem on 21st pawl)Deadweght Tonnage880
Cargo carried on arrival870 tons of Phosphates
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 9th September
Stevedore discharging inward cargoAndrew Main & Son
Completed discharge of inward cargo1530 on 10th September
Outward cargoLight ship ( = empty of cargo / no cargo on board)
Ships agentGillespie & Nicol

News Event

Thursday, May 21, 1964 @ 1000
Own Page

1964 Advertisment for Passenger Travel from Liverpool or Glasgow to Belfast

News Event

Monday, June 18, 1956 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
ETROG (1950-1961 General cargo ship of Zim Israel Lines, Haifa : 1973 Wrecked in Mediterranean) Own Page

Zim Israel Line's ETROG closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Famagusta, Haifa and Tel Aviv

Ships agentRennie & Watson, 73 Robertson Street, GlasgowPort of RegistryHaifa (Israel)
Gross Tonnage1,901

News Event

Friday, December 1, 1967 @ 1000
THIS DATE AND TIME IS APPROXIMATE, and is our best estimate of the correct date and time
SOMERSET (1962-1979 Refrigerated / General cargo ship 488 feet long of Federal Steam Navigation / P & O, London: 1984 scrapped at Chittagong) Own Page

Federal Steam Navigation's SOMERSET in Cape Town

Ship's locationCape Town (South Africa)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Net Tonnage5,554
Gross Tonnage10,027
Deadweght Tonnage10,256

 

Contributed by “Drakensberg” of Durban, KZN, South Africa. 

 

   Photograph purchased in a market.   SOMERSET in Cape Town, date unknown but probably around 1967

  

News Event

Friday, March 5, 1943 @ 1000
Own Page

1943 Wartime sailing notice for City Line from U.K. to South and East Africa

News Event

Wednesday, March 10, 1954 @ 0115
SAINT ORAN (1923-1954 General cargo coaster 122 feet long of J & A Gardner, Glasgow) Own Page

Gardner's coaster SAINT ORAN arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with a cargo of scrap metal from Belfast

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Reg Tonnage573
Master of vessel on arrivalG Darroch
Draught aft on arrival12' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Harbour Street, Ardrossan. Telephone Ardrossan 65/66

News Event

Tuesday, March 9, 1954 @ 1650
CHINDIT (1945-1960 General cargo Clyde Puffer / Lighter of Hay & Company, Glasgow) Own Page

Hay's puffer CHINDIT arrives at Ardrossan Harbour from Bowling to load a cargo of Coke for Dunoon

Arrived fromBowling Harbour (River Clyde)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Master of vessel on arrivalR Japp
Draught aft on arrival6' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight ship - no cargo on board
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Harbour Street, Ardrossan. Telephone Ardrossan 65/66

News Event

Tuesday, March 9, 1954 @ 0715
BANNTRADER (1950-1962 General cargo coaster 160 feet long of Thorn Line / S W Coe, Liverpool : 1962 Broken up at Preston, England) Own Page

Coe's coaster BANNTRADER arrives at Ardrossan Dockyard for overhaul

Arrived fromColeraine (County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Dockyard on arrival (Ardrossan, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, UK)Gross Tonnage489
Master of vessel on arrivalT Mann
Draught aft on arrival10' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight ship - no cargo on board
Ships agentArdrossan Dockyard Company

News Event

Sunday, March 10, 1957 @ 2200
PATRICIA SWEENEY (1946-1957 General cargo ship of W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries, Yarmouth : 1957 Sank off Cape Sable) Own Page

Canadian cargo ship PATRICIA SWEENEY sinks off Cape Sable (Nova Scotia, Canada)

Ship's locationOff Cape Sable (Nova Scotia, Canada)Port of RegistryYarmouth (Nova Scotia, Canada)
Gross Tonnage518

 

Misty Fennelly (whose father was a Pilot on

St Lawrence) writes :

   The 518 gross-ton cargo ship PATRICIA SWEENEY

left New York for Yarmouth, Nova Scotia around 8 March

and, about 2200 on 10 March, in stormy weather

south-west of Cape Sable, her cargo shifted and she

took on a heavy list.

   The situation became so dangerous that the

crew abandoned ship and took to the ship’s lifeboat

and 30 minutes later they saw PATRICIA SWEENEY

roll over and sink.

   The United States Coast Guard Cutter

USCGC CASTLE ROCK was on East Coast patrol

and was tasked to attend and, at 1854 on

12 March, picked up the nine survivors near Cape Sable,

    PATRICIA SWEENEY was built in 1946 and was owned

by W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries of Yarmouth.

  

News Event

Thursday, April 4, 1957 @ 1000
Own Page

April 1957 Advertisment for Passenger & Cargo Services between Belfast and Liverpool and Glasgow

News Event

Saturday, March 2, 1957 @ 1000
Own Page

March 1957 Advertisment by Overseas Tankship (Caltex), London for Navigating Officers

News Event

Saturday, June 1, 1957 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
INDIAN PIONEER (1947-1972 General cargo ship 456 feet long of India Steamship Company, Calcutta : 1978 broken up in Bombay) Own Page

INDIAN PIONEER closes at Bremen for receiving cargo for Indian Ports

Port of RegistryCalcutta (India)

News Event

Tuesday, May 28, 1957 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
MUANSA (1954-1959 General cargo ship 416 feet long of Meridian GmbH, (Erste Deutsche Walfang GmbH managers / Globus Reederei GmbH. : 1980 scrapped) Own Page

MUANSA closes at Bremen for receiving cargo for South and South East Africa

Port of RegistryHamburg (Germany)
Gross Tonnage4,022

News Event

Wednesday, February 6, 1957 @ 0900
Own Page

1957 Advertisnent by Anglo-American Corporation Ltd., Singapore

News Event

Wednesday, May 29, 1957 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
UMTATA (1944-1960 Passenger /cargo liner of Bullard King's Natal Direct Line, London) Own Page

Bullard Kings UMTATA closes at Middlesbrough for receiving cargo for South and East Africa

Sailing forSouth and East AfricaPort of RegistryLondon (UK)
Sailed from berthMiddlesbrough (England)Gross Tonnage7,288
Ships agentT A Bulmer & Co. Ltd.

 

NATAL   LINE

TO

SOUTH  AFRICA

 

Cargo and Passenger Service

 

U.K.  and  CONTINENT  to

CAPE  TOWN,   PORT  ELIZABETH,

EAST  LONDON,   DURBAN,

LOURENCO  MARQUES   and   BEIRA

 

UMTATA  Closing Middlesbrough May 29,

Antwerp June 1,  and  London June 6

 

For rates of Freight etc., apply —

BULLARD,  KING  &  CO.  LTD.,

61  GRACECHURCH  STREET,   LONDON,  E.C.3

Telephone  Mansion House 5681

Telegrams  “Baronet, Bilgate”

MIDDLESBROUGH  T. A. Bulmer & Co. Ltd.

ANTWERP — John P. Best & Co.,  34-35 Groenplaatz

  

News Event

Friday, January 1, 1960 @ 1000
THIS DATE IS APPROXIMATE, and is our best estimate of the correct date
Own Page

1960 Advertisment by John Brown & Company Shipbuilders of Clydebank, Glasgow

News Event

Monday, May 9, 1966 @ 1708
LAIRDSGLEN (1954-1974 Livestock / general cargo ship 298 feet long of Burns and Laird Lines, Glasgow) Own Page

Burns & Laird's cargo ship LAIRDSGLEN leaves Glasgow for Dublin

Vessel MasterD CampbellPort of RegistryGlasgow
Sailing forDublin (Eire / Ireland)Net Tonnage523
Sailed from berthGlasgow Gross Tonnage1,544
Outward cargo3 cattlemen (who attend to livestock on voyage) and 96 tons of general cargo
Draught forward on sailing11' 10"
Draught aft on sailing15' 08"
Ships agentBurns & Laird Lines Ltd, 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow C 2

News Event

Saturday, July 15, 1967 @ 0900
Own Page

Early August 1967 Sailing Notice for Harrison Line services to West Indies

News Event

Thursday, July 15, 1937 @ 0900
Own Page

August 1937 Sailing Notice for Passenger Services by Hamburg-American Line

News Event

Tuesday, April 15, 1958 @ 0900
Own Page

Sailing Notice for May and June 1958 P & O cargo sailings from Grangemouth to Australia

News Event

Thursday, November 2, 1961 @ 0800
ALIGNITY (1952-1971 A 3-island Coastal oil tanker 193 feet long of F T Everard, London : 1971 Scrapped) Own Page

Everard's coastal tanker ALIGNITY arrives in Glasgow with 750 tons of Sperm Oil for Paisley

Arrived fromBromborough (Wirral, Merseyside, England)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Arrived in berth5 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)Net Tonnage379
Sailing forSeaGross Tonnage890
Sailed from berth5 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head east)Deadweght Tonnage900
Draught forward on arrival11' 00"
Draught aft on arrival14' 11"
Cargo carried on arrival750 tons of Sperm Oil (for Paisley)
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0900 on 2nd November
Stevedore discharging inward cargoAndrew Main & Son
Completed discharge of inward cargo0200 on 3rd November
Outward cargoLight ship ( = empty of cargo / no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing7' 06"

News Event

Sunday, October 29, 1961 @ 1330
AENEAS ( 1947 - 1972 "A" class Cargo liner 487 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Alfred Holt's AENEAS arrives at King George V Dock, Glasgow for Eastern Ports via Birkenhead

Arrived fromAntwerp (Belgium)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Sailing forSingapore and Port Swettenham via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth3 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head south)
Draught forward on arrival16' 10"
Draught aft on arrival22' 04"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo (outwards)
Commened loading outward cargo0800 on 30th October
Outward cargo1,750 tons of general cargo
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedores Company
Completed loading outward cargo2000 on 31st October
Draught forward on sailing17' 04"
Draught aft on sailing22' 02"

News Event

Wednesday, October 25, 1961 @ 2345
SOUTH AFRICAN VENTURE (1961-1966 General cargo liner of South African Marine Company, Cape Town) Own Page

SOUTH AFRICAN VENTURE at Shieldhall Riverside Quay, Glasgow to discharge 198 tons Peanut Oil

Arrived fromDurban via Belfast and Queen's Dock, GlasgowPort of RegistryKaapstad (Pronounced ka pstet : Afrikaans for "Cape Town")
Arrived in berth2 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (head west)
Sailing forAntwerp (Belgium)
Sailed from berth2 Riverside Quay, Shieldhall, Glasgow (head west)
Draught forward on arrival12' 09"
Draught aft on arrival14' 10"
Cargo carried on arrival198 tons of Peanut Oil
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0830 on 26 October
Stevedore discharging inward cargoAndrew Main & Son
Completed discharge of inward cargo1550 on 26 October
Outward cargoLight ship ( = empty of cargo / no cargo on board)
Draught forward on sailing12' 04"
Draught aft on sailing14' 08"
Ships agentF W Allan & Ker Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, C 2 Telephone Central 0925-8

News Event

Tuesday, October 17, 1961 @ 1550
ROBERT DUNDAS (1938-1974 Royal Fleet Auxiliary coastal store carrier 220 feet long: pennant no. A204) Own Page

The RFA stores carrier ROBERT DUNDAS at Glasgow to load 2 aircraft for Belfast

Arrived fromQueen's Dock, GlasgowPort of RegistryAdmiralty, London
Arrived in berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head north)Gross Tonnage1125
Sailing forBelfast (Northern Ireland, UK)
Sailed from berth9 King George V Dock, Glasgow (with her head north)
Draught forward on arrival7' 06"
Draught aft on arrival13' 03"
Cargo carried on arrivalNaval stores (outwards)
Commened loading outward cargo1600 on 17th October
Outward cargo2 aircraft
Stevedore loading outward cargoNavy
Completed loading outward cargo1640 on 17th October
Draught forward on sailing7' 06"
Draught aft on sailing13' 03"
Ships agentDavidson Park and Speed

News Event

Tuesday, May 20, 1930 @ 0900
Own Page

June 1930 Sailing Notice for Henderson Line of Glasgow sailings to Eastern Ports and Burma

News Event

Tuesday, July 15, 1930 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
CALIFORNIA (1923-1939 Passenger liner of Anchor Line, Glasgow : 1939-1943 Troopship : 1943 Sunk_) Own Page

Anchor Line's CALIFORNIA leaves Glasgow on a 25-days return trip to New York

Port of RegistryGlasgow (UK)
Gross Tonnage16,792

   “Glasgow Fair Holidays” or often referred to simply as “Glasgow Fair” is a local 2-week holiday period usually held in the second half of July each year when schools, businesses and factories in Glasgow all close for two weeks.

 

News Event

Wednesday, February 10, 1954 @ 1535
RUBY (1953- General cargo coaster 34m long of N.V. Invoer- & Transportonderneming 'Invotra', Rotterdam, Netherlands Owner: Maarten de Vries, Zaandam, Netherlands) Own Page

Netherlands coaster RUBY arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with scrap metal from Belfast

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland) Port of RegistryZaandam (Netherlands)
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage97
Master of vessel on arrivalDe VriesGross Tonnage211
Draught aft on arrival8' 00"Deadweght Tonnage260
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Harbour Street, Ardrossan. Telephone Ardrossan 65/66

News Event

Friday, May 7, 1965 @ 1000
Own Page

1965 Advertisment for Deck Cadets in the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service

News Event

Friday, March 10, 1961 @ 1000
Own Page

Some 1961 Sailing Notices for passengers for Shaw Savill vessels

News Event

Monday, March 11, 1957 @ 0100
ALBERT WILLEM (1954-1966 General cargo coaster 200 feet (51.9 meters) of N.V. Agence Maritime John B. Vets & Co., Antwerp, Belgium Owner: N.V. Motorschip Westland, Rotterdam, Netherlands Own Page

Netherlands coaster ALBERT WILLEM arrives in Glasgow with a cargo of grain from Antwerp

Arrived fromAntwerp (Belgium)Port of RegistryRotterdam (Netherlands)
Arrived in berth3 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow (east end)Net Tonnage209
Sailing forPort Talbot (Wales, UK)Gross Tonnage428
Sailed from berth2 Meadowside Quay, Glasgow Deadweght Tonnage647
Draught forward on arrival10' 06"
Draught aft on arrival11' 06"
Cargo carried on arrival580 tons of Grain
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 19th March
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClyde Navigation Trust
Completed discharge of inward cargo0930 on 20th March
Outward cargoLight ship ( = empty of cargo / no cargo on board)
Ships agentWilliam Robertson Shipowners, Glasgow

News Event

Thursday, May 29, 1958 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
SEADRAKE (General cargo ship) Own Page

SEADRAKE closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for West Indian Islands

News Event

Tuesday, August 13, 1957 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
PAVIA (1953- 1965 General cargo liner of Cunard Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Cunard Line cargo ship PAVIA closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Mediterranean Ports

Ships agentT L Duff & Co. Ltd., 24 George Square, Glasgow C.2.Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)
Gross Tonnage3,411

News Event

Tuesday, August 15, 1967 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
CITY OF BIRMINGHAM (1949 - 1971 General cargo Liner 481 feet long of Ellerman Line, London) Own Page

Ellerman's CITY OF BIRMINGHAM closes at Birkenhead for receiving cargo for South and East Africa

Port of RegistryLondon
Gross Tonnage7,492

News Event

Monday, October 9, 1967 @ 1000
ERNEST HOLT (1948-1971 Fishery Research Trawler Pennant No GY 591 being 193 feet long 11 knots of Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, London) Own Page

1967 Advertisment by Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for a First Officer for ERNEST HOLT

Port of RegistryGrimsby
Reg Tonnage184
Gross Tonnage604

News Event

Friday, August 25, 1967 @ 1700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is not known - any TIME SHOWN is our estimate for guidance only
PACIFIC NORTHWEST (1954-1971 General and refrigerated cargo liner 501 feet long of Furness Withy & Co. Ltd., London : Scrapped 1974) Own Page

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

Ships agentFurness Withy & Co. Ltd., 19 St Vincent Place, Glasgow Tel Central 3193/6Port of RegistryLondon (U.K.)
Net Tonnage5,529
Gross Tonnage9,442
Deadweght Tonnage11,410

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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.

 

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German cargo ship RUHR in 1953

 

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

 

   Has anyone got any details of this ship ?

 

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British coaster J B KEE in 1957

 

 Fred of Formby (Merseyside, England) writes :

 

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

 

   Anyone have details of this ship ?

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 Jim Allbright (London) e-mails :

 

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

 

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

 

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SUNBEAR of Saguenay Terminals.

 

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

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

Captain Bryn Wayt writes :

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

James Jeffries replies :

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

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

   In 1972 she was scrapped in Santander, Spain.

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

 

Billy MacAulay (Moderator and Senior Member) writes :

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

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

  

 

  


 

   Why was LADY McGOWAN IN Loch Riddon ?

 

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

 

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

 

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

  


John Kelly's coaster BALLYCLARE in late 1953.

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

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Small boat sailor writes from Inverkip :

 

 

 

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

 

   Does anyone know anything of these two launches ?

 

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

 

   Sandy

  


Mystery of CVC in Prince’s Dock area of Glasgow

   In 1958 the Clyde Shipping Company’s coaster PLADDA

 was listed as berthed in CVC in Prince’s Dock

 area in Glasgow.

   Does anyone know where CVC was ?

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

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Pacific Steam Navigation’s KENUTA at Puna in 1957

 

Tom Hayworth e-mails :

 

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

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Ben Line’s Far-East coaster BENVEG in 1957

 

Leith Man e-mails

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

for BENVEG as I had never heard of her.

 

Anyone have any more information please ?

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SPRINGFIELD QUAY, GLASGOW

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

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

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

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


MYSTERY SHIP PORTHOLE

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

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

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LASHERCIA ..... A Spanish coaster in 1962

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

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Clyde Navigation Trust launches GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS

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

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Carrickfergus (Northern Ireland) in January 1963.

From Sean R  (Larne, Northern Ireland)

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


 

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Netherlands coaster MADO in 1963

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

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CARGOES FOR BEIRA BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT ONLY

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

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

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Holland America cargo ship DUIVENDYK

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


 

Information needed on cargo ship KORBACH in 1958

 

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

 

Does anyone have any information on KORBACH ?


 

“Conducting their business in Great Waters” series

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


WHERE IS " PULO BOKOM "

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

"Hydatina" of Croydon, England, writes :

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

Note : The event for CALCHAS has been amended accordingly.


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

 

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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

          

Click on these images to enlarge them

First is maybe.... Cruzeiro Do Sul

Below it is maybe.... Templar

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

Further down maybe... La Manche

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

     

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


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

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

A Manson writes :

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


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


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


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

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


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

A Manson writes :

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


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


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


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


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

A Manson replies; 

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

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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


Clan Line offices were at Clan Line 109 hope Street Glasgow


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

A Manson replies : 

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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

A Manson writes :

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


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

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


30th January 2014

PLEASE KEEP YOUR COMMENTS RELEVANT TO SHIPS AND SHIPPING AT GLASGOW

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

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

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

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


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

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


BERTH NUMBERS AT SHIELDHALL RIVERSIDE WHARF

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

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


NUMBERING OF BERTHS FROM BROOMIELAW AND BRIDGE WHARF TO PLANTATION

A Manson writes :

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


WHO OWNED OR OPERATED GENERAL TERMINUS AND ITS CRANES

Bill McKellar e-mails :

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


PORT CHALMERS

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


DUMBARTON AND LOCH LOMOND AND "MAID OF THE LOCH"

Alaister McKenzie e-mails :

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


STEAMSHIP "META"

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

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


MAVISBANK QUAY AND PLANTATION QUAY, GLASGOW

Jim Hillhouse e-mails :   

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


NUMBERING OF BERTHS FROM BROOMIELAW AND BRIDGE WHARF TO PLANTATION

A Manson writes :

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

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


NEGOTIATING CITY BRIDGES TO REACH CUSTOM HOUSE QUAY

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


HISTORY OF PUFFERS

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


KELVIN

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


CLYDE SHIPPING TUG AT ARDROSSAN

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

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


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

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


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