Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde


Tuesday, October 23, 1962 @ 1010
ALERT (1961-1981 H.M.Telegraph Ship 417 feet long 14 knots of H M Postmaster General, London : 1995 scrapped) Own Page

H.M.T.S. ALERT leaves Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, for Donaghadee (County Down, Northern Ireland)

Arrived fromSeaPort of RegistrySouthampton (England)
Arrived in berth11 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow, head eastGross Tonnage6,413
Sailing forDonaghadee (County Down, Northern Ireland)Deadweght Tonnage4,765
Sailed from berth11 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow, head east
Draught forward on arrival18' 6"
Draught aft on arrival19' 4"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight - no cargo on board
Outward cargoCable
Draught forward on sailing18 feet
Draught aft on sailing19' 8"
Vessel bunkered120 tons of fuel oil from APEXITY on 9th October


 Her Majesty’s Telegraph Ship ALERT, built in 1961 and 417 feet long, arrived from Sea at berth 11 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Glasgow, at 0445 on 4th October 1962, light-ship, and draught forward 18’ 6” and aft 19’ 4”.

   She loaded underwater telephone cable to link south-west Scotland near Portpatrick with Northern Ireland.

   On 9th October the oiler APEXITY came alongside and bunkered ALERT with 120 tons of fuel oil.

   ALERT left Rothesay Dock for Donaghadee (Northern Ireland) at 1010 on 23rd October, drawing 18 feet forward and 19’ 8” aft.