Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

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Tuesday, January 23, 1962 @ 0600
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Ross & Marshall daily "Clyde Puffer" diary for 23 January 1962

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Wednesday, July 1, 1942 @ 0000
The actual date and time are unknown and details shown here are our best estimate
TARANTIA (1942-1948 General cargo ship 444 feet long of Anchor Line, Glasgow : 1948-1959 Chartered to Elder Dempster Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Master's report of visit by Anchor Lines TARANTIA to the Seychelles during World War 2

Ship's locationMahe (Seychelle Islands)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Vessel MasterG S SinclairGross Tonnage7,265

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Wednesday, May 9, 1928 @ 0000
CRAGMOOR (1947-1962 General cargo ship 445 feet long of Walter Runciman / Moor Line, Newcastle: 1966 wrecked near Calcutta) Own Page

Chief Officer's Log Book for CRAGMOOR from Montevideo and arriving Buenos Aires

Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Net Tonnage2,909
Gross Tonnage5,253
Deadweght Tonnage9,104

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Monday, July 1, 1946 @ 1200
The actual date and time are unknown and details shown here are our best estimate
FLYING SERPENT (1911-1947 Tug 115 feet long of Clyse Shipping Company, Glasgow) Own Page

What do you think the Master, Pilot and crewmen at the bow of the tanker are saying just now ?

Ship's locationGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Net Tonnage4
Gross Tonnage199

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Wednesday, March 24, 1954 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
BRITISH SWORDFISH (in 1954 Oil Tanker of BP British Tanker Company, London) Own Page

BP tanker BRITISH SWORDFISH passes Aden on passage to Mena al Ahmadi (Kuwait)

Ship's locationPassed AdenPort of RegistryLondon
Sailing forMena al Ahmadi (Kuwait)

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Tuesday, March 23, 1954 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
BRITISH GENERAL (in 1954 Oil Tanker of BP British Tanker Company, London) Own Page

BP tanker BRITISH GENERAL passes Aden on passage to Mena al Ahmadi (Kuwait)

Ship's locationPassed AdenPort of RegistryLondon
Sailing forMena al Ahmadi (Kuwait)

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Sunday, March 21, 1954 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
BRITISH ADVENTURE (in 1954 Oil tanker of BP British Tanker Company, London) Own Page

BP tanker BRITISH ADVENTURE passes Aden on passage to Mena al Ahmadi (Kuwait)

Ship's locationPassed AdenPort of RegistryLondon
Sailing forMena al Ahmadi (Kuwait)

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Saturday, March 20, 1954 @ 1100
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
BRITISH TRUST (in 1954 Oil tanker of BP British Tanker Company, London) Own Page

BP tanker BRITISH TRUST passes Aden on passage to Karachi (Pakistan)

Ship's locationPassed AdenPort of RegistryLondon
Sailing forKarachi (Pakistan)

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Saturday, March 20, 1954 @ 1000
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
BRITISH CROWN (in 1954 Oil Tanker of BP British Tanker Company, London) Own Page

BP tanker BRITISH CROWN passes Aden on passage to Mena al Ahmadi (Kuwait)

Ship's locationPassed AdenPort of RegistryLondon
Sailing forMena al Ahmadi (Kuwait)

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Thursday, March 25, 1954 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
MATHURA (1920-1956 General cargo ship of T & J Brocklebank, Liverpool) Own Page

Brocklebank's MATHURA leaves Chalna for Calcutta

Sailing forCalcutta (India)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Sailed from berthChalna (East Pakistan = now called Bangladesh)Gross Tonnage9,743

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Saturday, March 27, 1954 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
CHYEBASSA (1942-1969 General cargo ship of British India Steam Navigation Company, London : 1969 scrapped in Hong Kong) Own Page

British India's CHYEBASSA arrives at Sydney from Brisbane (Australia)

Arrived fromBrisbane (Australia)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berthSydney (Australia)Gross Tonnage7,043

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Monday, March 22, 1954 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
LISELOTTE ESSBERGER (1951-1963 Oil tanker of Atlantic-Tank-Rederei (John T. Essberger), Hamburg : 1977 scrapped) Own Page

LISELOTTE ESSBERGER arrives at Aruba from Barranquilla (Colombia)

Arrived fromBarranquilla (Colombia)Port of RegistryHamburg (Germany)
Arrived in berthAruba (An island in the Leeward Antilles, West Indies, Kingdom of the Netherlands)Gross Tonnage1,973
Deadweght Tonnage2,966

LISELOTTE ESSBERGER

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Saturday, March 27, 1954 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
FLAMENCO (1950-1966 Cargo Liner of Pacific Steam Navigation Company, Liverpool) Own Page

Pacific Steam's FLAMENCO arrives at Callao (Peru) from San Antonio (Texas, USA)

Arrived fromSan Antonio (Texas, USA)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)
Arrived in berthCallao (Peru)

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Friday, March 26, 1954 @ 0800
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
SALAMANCA (1948-1967 General cargo ship of Pacific Steam Navigation Company, Liverpool) Own Page

Pacific Steam's SALAMANCA arrives at Callao (Peru) from Valparaiso (Chile)

Arrived fromValparaiso (Chile)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berthCallao (Peru)Gross Tonnage6,704

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Friday, December 15, 1961 @ 0655
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 arrives in Glasgow from Pacific Coast of North America via Dublin

Arrived fromPacific Coast of North America, via Dublin (Ireland)Port of RegistryLondon (U.K.)
Arrived in berth65 Plantation Quay, Glasgow with her head west, bow 3 blinds from west wallNet Tonnage5,529
Sailing forLiverpool and ManchesterGross Tonnage9,442
Sailed from berth65 Plantation Quay, Glasgow with her head west, bow 3 blinds from west wallDeadweght Tonnage11,410
Draught forward on arrival21' 02"
Draught aft on arrival22' 11"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 1,103 tons
Commenced discharge of inward cargo0800 on 15 December
Stevedore discharging inward cargoClutha Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo1900 on 18 December
Outward cargoPart same inward general cargo
Draught forward on sailing19' 00"
Draught aft on sailing21' 03"
Ships agentFurness Withy & Co. Ltd., 19 St Vincent Place, Glasgow Tel. CENtral 8193
Sailed2050 on 18 December for Liverpool and Manchester

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Friday, March 26, 1954 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
UMARIA (1946-1964 General cargo ship 443 feet 135m overall of British India Steam Navigation, London ;1965 Scrapped at Hong Kong) Own Page

British India's UMARIA leaves Karachi (Pakistan) for Bombay (India)

Sailing forBombay (India)Port of RegistryLondon
Sailed from berthKarachi (Pakistan)Net Tonnage3,985
Gross Tonnage6,835
Deadweght Tonnage8,460

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Friday, March 26, 1954 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
IKAUNA (1941-1958 General cargo ship of British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd, London) Own Page

British India's IKAUNA leaves Karachi (Pakistan) for Okha (India)

Sailing forOkha (India)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Sailed from berthKarachi (Pakistan)Gross Tonnage6,793

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Saturday, March 27, 1954 @ 0700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
DWARKA (1947-1982 Passenger / cargo liner of British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., London : 1982 scrapped at Karachi) Own Page

British India's DWARKA arrives at Karachi (Pakistan) from Bombay (India)

Arrived fromBombay (India) Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berthKarachi (Pakistan)Gross Tonnage4,851

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Friday, March 26, 1954 @ 0700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
CALEDONIA (1948-1965 Passenger - Cargo Liner 506 feet long of Anchor Line, Glasgow) Own Page

Anchor Line liner CALEDONIA arrives at Karachi (Pakistan) from Bombay (India)

Arrived fromBombay (India) Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berthKarachi (Pakistan)Gross Tonnage11252

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Friday, March 26, 1954 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
CHUPRA (1944-1971 General cargo ship 466 feet overall of British India Steam Navigation, London : 1971 scrapped at Hong Kong) Own Page

CHUPRA left Basrah (Iraq) for Bahrein

Sailing forBahreinPort of RegistryLondon (UK)
Sailed from berthBasrah (Iraq)Net Tonnage3,903
Gross Tonnage6,957

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Friday, March 26, 1954 @ 0700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
KENYA CASTLE (1951-1967 Passenger / cargo liner of Union Castle Line, London) Own Page

KENYA CASTLE arrived at Port Sudan (Sudan) from London

Arrived fromLondon (UK)Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Arrived in berthPort Sudan (Sudan)Gross Tonnage17,040

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Friday, March 26, 1954 @ 0700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
LEICESTERSHIRE (1948-1965 Passenger / cargo ship of Bibby Line, Liverpool) Own Page

LEICESTERSHIRE arrived at Port Sudan (Sudan) from Beira (Mozambique)

Arrived fromBeira (Mozambique)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)
Arrived in berthPort Sudan (Sudan)Gross Tonnage8,908

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Saturday, March 27, 1954 @ 0700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
CHESHIRE (1927-1939 Bibby Line, Liverpool :1939-1943 Armed Merchant Cruiser : 1943-1949 Troopship : 1949-1957 Australian Emigrant ship: 1957 scrapped) Own Page

CHESHIRE arrived at Mombasa Roads (Kenya) from Suez

Arrived fromSuezPort of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berthMombasa Roads (Kenya) Gross Tonnage10,550

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Saturday, March 27, 1954 @ 1900
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
MOLENKERK (1947-1963 General cargo ship 139m overall of N.V. Vereenigde Nederlandsche Scheepvaartmaatschappij, The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands) Own Page

MOLENKERK left Tanga (Tanganyika) for Mombasa (Kenya)

Sailing forMombasa (Kenya) Port of RegistryThe Hague (Netherlands)
Sailed from berthTanga (Tanganyika)Net Tonnage4,569
Gross Tonnage7,651

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Sunday, March 28, 1954 @ 0700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
MEERKERK (1947-1965 General cargo ship of N.V. Vereenigde Nederlandsche Scheepvaart Mij., The Hague) Own Page

MEERKERK arrived at Zanzibar (Tanzaniya) from Hamburg (Germany)

Arrived fromHamburg (Germany)Port of RegistryNetherlands
Arrived in berthZanzibar (Tanzaniya)Gross Tonnage7,663
Deadweght Tonnage10,805

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Saturday, March 27, 1954 @ 0700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
ISIPINGO (1934-1964 Passenger / General cargo ship 435 feet long of Andrew Weir Ltd., London) Own Page

ISIPINGO arrived at Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzaniya) from Calcutta (India)

Arrived fromCalcutta (India)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Arrived in berthDar-es-Salaam (Tanzaniya)Gross Tonnage7,000

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Saturday, March 27, 1954 @ 0700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
AFRICAN CRESCENT (in 1954 General cargo freighter) Own Page

AFRICAN CRESCENT arrived at Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzaniya) from Charleston (USA)

Arrived fromCharleston (USA)
Arrived in berthDar-es-Salaam (Tanzaniya)

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Friday, March 26, 1954 @ 0700
DATE is correct but ACTUAL TIME is unknown : the time shown is our best estimate
PACHUMBA (1945-1961 General cargo ship 448 feet 136.45m long of British India Steam Navigation Company Ltd, London :1970 scrapped) Own Page

British India's PACHUMBA arrived at Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzaniya) from Tanga (Tanzaniya)

Arrived fromTanga (Tanzaniya)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Arrived in berthDar-es-Salaam (Tanzaniya)Net Tonnage4,992
Gross Tonnage7,283
Deadweght Tonnage10,060

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Friday, September 1, 1972 @ 0800
CITY OF OTTAWA (in 1972 Ellerman Lines, London) Own Page

Personnel on Ellerman's CITY OF OTTAWA on 1st September 1972

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Tuesday, June 1, 1971 @ 1800
FAIRSTAR (1964- 1988 Passenger liner - formerly OXFORDSHIRE - of Fairline Shipping Corp, part of the Vlasov Group - Sitmar Line ) Own Page

FAIRSTAR Welcome Dinner menu

Port of RegistryMonrovia (Liberia)

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Saturday, February 4, 2023 @ 1035
FRI OCEAN (2006- General cargo ship 89m long of Kopervik Ship Management, Kopervik, Norway) Own Page

FRI OCEAN at Ayr (Scotland) with a cargo of Soda Ash from Gdansk (Poland)

Ship's locationRiver Berth, Port of Ayr, Ayr (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryBahamas
Arrived fromGdansk (Poland)Gross Tonnage2,218
Cargo carried on arrivalSoda AshDeadweght Tonnage3,640

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Tuesday, November 1, 1955 @ 0800
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United States Lines sailing notice for November 1955 from UK and Dublin to USA ports

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Sunday, May 9, 1971 @ 1100
CENTAUR (1964- 1975 Passenger / cargo ship 481 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel / Ocean Transport & Trading Company, Liverpool) Own Page

Blue Funnel's CENTAUR on passage from Singapore to Fremantle : ticket, menus and certificates

Ship's locationSingaporePort of RegistryLiverpool
Sailing forFremantle (Western Australia)

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023 @ 1101
SKAGENBANK (2005- General cargo ship 90m long of Royal Wagenborg, Delfzijl, Netherlands) Own Page

Royal Wagenborg's SKAGENBANK at Ayr discharging malted barley from Halmstad, Sweden

Ship's locationRiver Berth, Port of Ayr, Ayr (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryDelfzijl (The Netherlands)
Arrived fromHalmstad (Sweden) having sailed 26 JanuaryGross Tonnage2,999
Cargo carried on arrivalBulk cargo of malted barleyDeadweght Tonnage4,500

It was a cold winter's morning, heavily overcast and the rain was soon to come.

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Monday, April 27, 1987 @ 0600
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
ARREBO (1965-1993 Coastal general cargo ship : 1999 wrecked) Own Page

ARREBO collides with Hook Railway Bridge on River Ouse, near Goole (England)

Arrived fromGrindavik (Iceland)Port of RegistryDenmark
Sailing forSelby (England)Gross Tonnage490
Deadweght Tonnage696

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Wednesday, April 22, 1987 @ 1200
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
JOSEPH LYKES (19960-1996 Cargo / Container ship of Lykes Lines in 1987) Own Page

JOSEPH LYKES surveyed in dry dock at Avondale La. after damage at Gatun Lock, Panama Canal

Port of RegistryGalveston (Texas, USA)

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Thursday, April 2, 1987 @ 0800
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1987 advert by Hapag-Lloyd

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Monday, January 30, 2023 @ 1014
THIRLBY (1958-1981 Oil tanker 559 feet 171m long of Ropner Shipping Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool : 1954 scrapped Aliaga, Spain) Own Page

Ropner's tanker THIRLBY at Ardrossan around 1974

Port of RegistryWest Hartlepool (England)
Net Tonnage7,600
Gross Tonnage13,105
Deadweght Tonnage20,070

BY E-MAIL

Interested in your really good website.   Was at Ardrossan Harbour around 1974 on Ropner’s tanker THIRLBY when she was on long term charter to Shell.

A.  (Middlesbrough, England)  Name withheld by request.

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Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 1515
ELBTEAM (2021- Container ship 141m overall of Usc Barnkrug Gmbh & Co Kg - Drochtersen, Germany) Own Page

ELBTEAM off Kilcreggan, Firth of Clyde, outbound with containers for Portbury, England

Ship's locationOff Kilcreggan, Firth of Clyde, outbound for Portbury, EnglandPort of RegistryMadeira (Portugal)
Sailed from berthGreenock Container Terminal, Greenock, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.Gross Tonnage9,983
Outward cargoContainersDeadweght Tonnage12,306

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Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 1220
NACC ITACA (2017- Cement carrier 120m overall of Haminford Shipping, Panama, Managed by Navigest Trust Services & Shipmanagement, Geneva, Switzerland) Own Page

NACC ITACA passing Custom House Quay, Greenock outbound on passage to Arzew, Algeria

Ship's locationPassing Custom House Quay, Greenock, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, outbound on passage to Arzew, AlgeriaPort of RegistryPanama
Sailed from berthKing George V Dock, GlasgowNet Tonnage
Gross Tonnage5,566
Deadweght Tonnage8,100

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Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 1506
WILSON AMSTERDAM (2009- General cargo ship 88m long of Wilson ASA Damsgårdsveien 135 5160 Laksevåg Norway ) Own Page

WILSON AMSTERDAM passing Custom House Quay, Greenock heading upriver to Clydebank

Ship's locationPassing Custom House Quay, Greenock, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K. heading upriver to ClydebankPort of RegistryBridgetown (Barbados)
Arrived fromGalway, IrelandGross Tonnage2,451
Sailing forRothesay Dock, Clydebank (River Clyde, Scotland U.K.)Deadweght Tonnage3,602
Cargo carried on arrivalLimestone

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Tuesday, October 31, 1961 @ 1900
CALEDONIA STAR (1961 - 1971 cargo liner 458 feet long of Blue Star Line, London Own Page

CALEDONIA STAR arrives at Stobcross Quay, Glasgow from Liverpool

Arrived fromLiverpool (UK)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth58 Stobcross Quay, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival14' 06"
Draught aft on arrival23' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo (outwards)
Ships agentJ J S Nowery & Co. Ltd., 93 Hope Street, Glasgow C.3. Tel. 041-221-3775

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Monday, October 30, 1961 @ 0715
ANDANIA (1960-1969 Refrigerated / General cargo liner 490 feet long of Cunard Line) Own Page

ANDANIA arrives at Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow from London (UK) via Le Havre (France) and New York

Arrived fromLondon (UK) via Le Havre (France) and New York Port of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth5 Yorkhill Quay, GlasgowGross Tonnage7,004
Draught forward on arrival14' 07"Deadweght Tonnage9,560
Draught aft on arrival20' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo

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Monday, October 30, 1961 @ 0025
RUDOLF KARSTENS ( 1956-1966 General cargo coaster 48.65 metres 160 feet long of German owners) Own Page

RUDOLF KARSTENS arrives at Queen's Dock, Glasgow with a cargo of steel from Port Talbot (Wales)

Arrived fromPort Talbot (Wales, U.K.)Port of RegistryHamburg, Germany
Arrived in berth4 Queen's Dock, GlasgowGross Tonnage357
Cargo carried on arrivalSteelDeadweght Tonnage565

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Saturday, October 28, 1961 @ 1605
GARTWOOD (1946-1966 General cargo ship 295 feet long of Constantine Line, Middlesbrough, England) Own Page

GARTWOOD arrives at Queen's Dock, Glasgow with cargo from Tunis (Tunisia) via Belfast and Dublin

Arrived fromTunis (Tunisia) via Belfast and DublinPort of RegistryMiddlesbrough (England)
Arrived in berth30 Queen's Dock, GlasgowNet Tonnage1,282
Draught forward on arrival11' 00"Gross Tonnage2,414
Draught aft on arrival14' 06"Deadweght Tonnage2,939
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo (both inwards and outwards)

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Friday, October 27, 1961 @ 0345
FLORISTAN ( 1944-1963 General cargo liner of F C Strick Line, London) Own Page

FLORISTAN arrives at Yorkhill Basin, Glasgow to wait for Kelvin Dry Dock (Meadowside, Glasgow)

Arrived fromGreenock (Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth8 West Basin, Yorkhill, Glasgow
Draught forward on arrival9' 09"
Draught aft on arrival13' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight = no cargo on board
Ships agentFrank C. Strick & Co. (Glasgow) Ltd., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C 2 Phone CITy 6131

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Friday, October 27, 1961 @ 0030
CRANE (1937-1964 General cargo coastal ship 223 feet long of General Steam Navigation Company, London) Own Page

CRANE arrives at Queen's Dock, Glasgow with general cargo from Tonnay Charente (France) via Bristol

Arrived fromTonnay Charente (France) via Bristol (England)Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Arrived in berth1 / 3 Queen's Dock, GlasgowNet Tonnage370
Draught forward on arrival10' 06"Gross Tonnage835
Draught aft on arrival15' 00"Deadweght Tonnage1,080
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo
Ships agentThe General Steam Navigation Company, 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow

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Tuesday, October 24, 1961 @ 1120
ASTRONOMER (1951-1970 General cargo Liner 12 knots speed of Charente Steamship / T & J Harrison Line, Liverpool) Own Page

ASTRONOMER arrives at Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow to load cargo for Cape Town

Arrived fromLiverpool (UK)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth5 Yorkhill Quay, GlasgowGross Tonnage8,150
Draught forward on arrival13' 06"
Draught aft on arrival19' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight ship = no cargo on board

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Thursday, May 3, 1962 @ 0715
LADY ROSLIN (1958-1982 Explosives carrier 174 feet long of I.C.I. Nobel Division, Irvine) Own Page

LADY ROSLIN arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to bunker with fuel oil

Arrived fromDublin (Ireland)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berthArdrossan Harbour (Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage304
Master of vessel on arrivalM CampbellReg Tonnage275
Draught aft on arrival10' 00"Gross Tonnage698
Cargo carried on arrivalLight ship = no cargo on boardDeadweght Tonnage552
Ships agentR L Alpine, Winton Buildings, Ardrossan

   The I.C.I. explosives manufacturing factory at Ardeer, Ayrshire, Scotland, was situated near to the Port of Irvine.

   The I.C.I. ships which carried the explosives were based at Irvine but, because of the danger when bunkering with fuel oil, the vessels went to the nearby Ardrossan Harbour to load their oil bunkers.

   And that is why LADY ROSLIN called at Ardrossan Harbour to bunker with fuel oil.

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Thursday, May 3, 1962 @ 0355
SAINT BEDAN (1937-1964 General cargo coaster 157 feet long owned by J & A Gardner, Glasgow) Own Page

SAINT BEDAN arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with a cargo of scrap metal from Belfast

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour, Scotland, U.K.Reg Tonnage240
Master of vessel on arrivalJ McKinnonGross Tonnage452
Draught aft on arrival10' 00"Deadweght Tonnage550
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Ships agentR L Alpine, Winton Buildings, Ardrossan

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Thursday, May 3, 1962 @ 0615
GUNDULA (1954-1966 General cargo ship 68m long of Gloria Reederei Grapel & Co., Hamburg : 1972 sank after leaking off Cyprus) Own Page

GUNDULA arrives at Ardrossan Harbour to load a cargo of steel plates for Savona (Italy)

Arrived fromNewport (Monmouthshire, Wales, U.K.)Port of RegistryHamburg (Germany)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour, Scotland, U.K.Reg Tonnage663
Master of vessel on arrivalW BorekGross Tonnage1,038
Draught aft on arrival9' 09"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight ship = no cargo on board
Ships agentRennie & Watson, Glasgow

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Saturday, May 1, 1971 @ 1200
The actual date and time are unknown and details shown here are our best estimate
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Construction of the Erskine Bridge in 1970’s

A youtube film about the construction of the Erskine Bridge, near Glasgow, around 1970.

Construction of the Erskine Bridge in 1970’s

   In the early 1970’s a very large road bridge was constructed to span the River Clyde, joining the County of Dunbartonshire on the north bank and the County of Renfrewshire on the south bank.   It is called "The Erskine Bridge"

   A 22 minute long professionally made film, in colour, recorded the construction of the bridge, and also the surrounding areas and businesses and, shows the shipping and river traffic on the Clyde.

   Yes, being produced in 1970 the film is quite dated, but, nevertheless, is well worth watching.

   You will find it on Youtube 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dytx7z1yEg

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Wednesday, November 22, 1961 @ 1030
COLORADO STAR ( 1957 - 1972 Cargo liner 466 feet long of Blue Star Line, London) Own Page

COLORADO STAR arrives in Glasgow to load 8 passengers and 1,869 tons of general cargo for Vancouver

Arrived fromLiverpool (UK)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth14 / 15 Prince's Dock, Glasgow, with her head east and bow 7 blinds from east end
Sailing forVancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Sailed from berth14 / 15 Prince's Dock, Glasgow, with her head east and bow 7 blinds from east end
Draught forward on arrival19' 01"
Draught aft on arrival20' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo (outwards)
Commened loading outward cargo22 November @ 1300
Outward cargo8 passengers and 1,869 tons of general cargo
Stevedore loading outward cargoClyde Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo25 November @ 1510
Draught forward on sailing21' 10"
Draught aft on sailing23' 06"
Vessel bunkered1350 on 23 November bunkered 180 tons of oil fuel from oiler INVERTEST
Ships agentJ J S Nowery & Co. Ltd., 93 Hope Street, Glasgow C.3. Tel. 041-221-3775
Sailed2310 on 25 November with 8 passengers and 1,869 tons of general cargo for Vancouver

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Sunday, February 26, 1967 @ 1105
TREMEADOW (1957 - 1973 General cargo ship 472 feet long of Hain Steamship Company / P & O : 1980 scrapped) Own Page

TREMEADOW arrives in Glasgow to load general cargo for Calcutta (India)

Arrived fromHamburg (Germany)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth7 King George V Dock, Glasgow : with her head south
Sailing forCalcutta (India) via Birkenhead
Sailed from berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow : with her head south
Draught forward on arrival13' 07"
Draught aft on arrival16' 02"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight ship = no cargo on board
Commened loading outward cargo6th March @ 0800hrs
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 1,100 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoStrathclyde Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo10th March @ 1200hrs
Draught forward on sailing17' 01"
Draught aft on sailing17' 05"
Vessel bunkered7 March bunkered 370 tons of fuel oil from oiler CLANITY
Ships agentFrank C. Strick & Co. (Glasgow) Ltd.,/ Clan Line
Sailed1315 on 12 March with 1,100 tons of general cargo for Calcutta (India) via Birkenhead

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Thursday, February 2, 1961 @ 1600
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
SEVEN SEAS Own Page

SEVEN SEAS arrives at Circular Quay, Sydney from New Zealand

Ship's locationNo. 2 Wharf, Circular Quay, Sydney (Australia)
Arrived fromNew Zealand
Ships agentRoyal Interocean Lines, 255 George Street, Sydney (Australia) Tel. BU 3773

News Event

Monday, April 3, 1961 @ 1700
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
WATERMAN (1951- Passenger liner / Emigrant ship of Kon. Rotterdamsche Lloyd) Own Page

WATERMAN leaves Sydney for Wellington, Tahiti, Balboa, New York, Southampton and Rotterdam

Sailing forWellington, Tahiti, Balboa, New York, Southampton and RotterdamPort of RegistryNetherlands
Sailed from berthSydney (Australia)
Ships agentRoyal Interocean Lines, 255 George Street, Sydney (Australia) Tel. BU 3773

News Event

Thursday, February 2, 1967 @ 1200
MAHOUT (1963-1978 General cargo ship 481 feet long of Thos & Jno Brocklebank, Liverpool :1982 bombed by Iraqi aircraft while 25 miles from Bandar Khomeini and beached as Constructive total loss) Own Page

Brocklebank's MAHOUT (1963-1978) on 4.5 month charter to Fearnley & Eger of Norway

Sailing for4.5 month round voyage between America and the Far EastPort of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)
Gross Tonnage6867
Deadweght Tonnage8410

News Event

Sunday, January 22, 2023 @ 1700
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News Event

Tuesday, July 27, 1965 @ 0800
CILICIA (1938-40 Anchor Line passenger/cargo ship : 1940-44 Armed Merchant Cruiser : 1944-46 Troopship : 1946 Returned to owners : 1966-80 training ship / Hostel in Rotterdam : 1980 scrapped Bilbao) Own Page

Newspaper cutting July 1965 : Anchor Line to end their passenger service to India

Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage11,136

News Event

Monday, July 24, 1967 @ 1700
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
MONTEREY (1952-1971 Passenger liner of Matson Lines, USA) Own Page

Matson Lines reduce fares on MONTEREY sailing from Sydney northbound to Honolulu and San Francisco

Sailing forParadise via Noumea, Fiji, Pago Pago, Honolulu and San FranciscoPort of RegistrySan Francisco (USA)
Sailed from berthSydney (Australia)
Ships agentMatson Lines, 50 Young Street, Sydney (Australia) Tel. 27 4272

News Event

Tuesday, July 2, 1957 @ 0900
LANARKSHIRE (1940-1959 General cargo ship 482 feet long of Scottish Shire Line / Cayzer, Irvine : scrapped 1963) Own Page

LANARKSHIRE arrives at Glasgow to discharge, then drydock then load for Durban (South Africa)

Arrived fromCape Town (South Africa) via BelfastPort of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow ... with her head southNet Tonnage3,885
Sailing forDurban via BirkenheadGross Tonnage8,181
Sailed from berth8 King George V Dock, Glasgow ... with her head southDeadweght Tonnage9,830
Draught forward on arrival17' 00"
Draught aft on arrival22' 04"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo 1288 tons and 247 tons of ore
Commenced discharge of inward cargo2 July @ 1000hrs
Stevedore discharging inward cargoRenfrew Stevedores
Completed discharge of inward cargo5 July @ 1430hrs
Commened loading outward cargo5 July @ 0800hrs
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo12 July @ 1100hrs
Draught forward on sailing14' 04"
Draught aft on sailing21' 09"
Vessel drydockedTo Elderslie at 1925hrs on 7 July : Returned from Elderslie at 0955hrs 10 July and continued loading
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd., 109 Hope Street, Glasgow Tel 041 221 7050 Telex 778133
Sailed1340 on 12 July with general cargo for Durban (South Africa) via Birkenhead

News Event

Thursday, July 14, 1983 @ 1200
The actual date and time are unknown and details shown here are our best estimate
Own Page

Postcard of Tower Bridge (London, England, U.K.)

News Event

Thursday, June 15, 2000 @ 1200
The actual date and time are unknown and details shown here are our best estimate
Own Page

Postcard of Amalfi (Italy)

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Friday, July 5, 1985 @ 1200
JUNGFRAU (1954- a 700 passenger excursion ferry of BLS Navigationon on Lake Thun, Switzerland) Own Page

Postcard of excursion vessel JUNGFRAU at Oberhofen (Lake Thun, Switzerland)

Port of RegistrySwitzerland

News Event

Friday, January 20, 2023 @ 1017
PATAGONIA (2006- Chemical / Oil tanker 144m long of Harren & Partner Schiffahrts GmbH & Co KG ms "Patagonia" , Germany) Own Page

PATAGONIA passing Container Terminal, Greenock outward bound for Mongstad (Norway)

Ship's locationPassing Container Terminal, Greenock, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.Port of RegistryMadeira (Portugal)
Arrived fromRotterdam (Netherlands)Gross Tonnage11,935
Arrived in berthRothesay Dock, Clydebank (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Deadweght Tonnage16,772
Sailing forMongstad (Norway)
Sailed from berthRothesay Dock, Clydebank (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Cargo carried on arrivalOil grades
Outward cargoLight ship = no cargo on board

News Event

Monday, March 14, 1966 @ 0000
VENTURA (in 1966) Own Page

VENTURA in dock at 18 Victoria Dock (Melbourne, Australia)

Ship's locationIn dock at Melbourne (Australia)

News Event

Monday, March 14, 1966 @ 0000
VENTOUX (in 1966) Own Page

VENTOUX in dock at 31 South Wharf (Melbourne, Australia)

Ship's locationIn dock at Melbourne (Australia)

News Event

Monday, March 14, 1966 @ 0000
VARANGFJELL (in 1966) Own Page

VARANGFJELL in dock at 6 Yarraville Dock (Melbourne, Australia)

Ship's locationIn dock at Melbourne (Australia)

News Event

Monday, March 14, 1966 @ 0000
TRAFALGAR (in 1966) Own Page

TRAFALGAR in dock at 22 Victoria Dock (Melbourne, Australia)

Ship's locationIn dock at Melbourne (Australia)

News Event

Monday, March 14, 1966 @ 0000
TOWNSVILLE STAR (1957-1980 Refrigerated / general cargo liner 516 feet long of Salient Shipping (Bermuda) Ltd. Hamilton, Bermuda / Blue Star Line, London) Own Page

TOWNSVILLE STAR in dock at 21 Victoria Dock (Melbourne, Australia)

Ship's locationIn dock at Melbourne (Australia)Port of RegistryLondon
Net Tonnage6,442
Gross Tonnage10,725
Deadweght Tonnage12,158

News Event

Monday, March 14, 1966 @ 0000
TJILUWAH (1951- Passenger / cargo ship of Royal Interocean Lines : 1980 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

TJILUWAH in dock at 14 Victoria Dock (Melbourne, Australia)

Ship's locationIn dock at Melbourne (Australia)Gross Tonnage8,679

News Event

Monday, March 14, 1966 @ 0000
THORSCAPE (1954- General cargo ship of Norse Oriental Line, Norway) Own Page

THORSCAPE in dock at Inner East Princes Pier (Melbourne, Australia)

Ship's locationIn dock at Melbourne (Australia)Port of RegistryNorway
Gross Tonnage4,740
Deadweght Tonnage7,925

News Event

Monday, March 14, 1966 @ 0000
THERMOPYLAE (in 1966) Own Page

THERMOPYLAE in dock at 7 Victoria Dock (Melbourne, Australia)

Ship's locationIn dock at Melbourne (Australia)

News Event

Monday, March 14, 1966 @ 0000
PAPAROA (in 1966) Own Page

PAPAROA in dock at B Appleton Dock (Melbourne, Australia)

Ship's locationIn dock at Melbourne (Australia)

News Event

Monday, March 14, 1966 @ 0000
NURNBURG (in 1966) Own Page

NURNBURG in dock at C Appleton Dock (Melbourne, Australia)

Ship's locationIn dock at Melbourne (Australia)

News Event

Monday, March 14, 1966 @ 0000
NICETO DE LARRINAGA (1959-1973 General cargo ship 491 feet long of Larrinaga Steamship Company, Liverpool) Own Page

NICETO DE LARRINAGA in dock at 32 South Wharf (Melbourne, Australia)

Ship's locationIn dock at Melbourne (Australia)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Net Tonnage4,934
Gross Tonnage8,869
Deadweght Tonnage11,700

News Event

Monday, March 14, 1966 @ 0000
NESTOR ( 1952 - 1968 General cargo liner 490 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

NESTOR in dock at 16 Victoria Dock (Melbourne, Australia)

Ship's locationIn dock at Melbourne (Australia)Port of RegistryLiverpool

News Event

Monday, March 14, 1966 @ 0000
KWEILIN (in 1966) Own Page

KWEILIN in dock at 10 Victoria Dock (Melbourne, Australia)

Ship's locationIn dock at Melbourne (Australia)

News Event

Monday, March 14, 1966 @ 0000
KLOOSTERKERK (in 1966) Own Page

KLOOSTERKERK in dock at Inner West Princes Pier (Melbourne, Australia)

Ship's locationIn dock at Melbourne (Australia)

News Event

Monday, March 14, 1966 @ 0000
HELENUS ( 1949 - 1972 Passenger/cargo liner 523 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool) Own Page

HELENUS in dock at D Appleton Dock (Melbourne, Australia)

Ship's locationIn dock at Melbourne (Australia)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Gross Tonnage10,125
Deadweght Tonnage11,355

News Event

Monday, March 14, 1966 @ 0000
CLAN GRAHAM (1962-1981 General cargo liner 496 feet long of Clan Line / King Line / Cayzer Irvine, Glasgow) Own Page

CLAN GRAHAM in dock at 24 Victoria Dock (Melbourne, Australia)

Ship's locationIn dock at Melbourne (Australia)Port of RegistryGlasgow

News Event

Monday, March 14, 1966 @ 0000
CHAKRATA (1951-1973 General cargo ship of British India Steam Navigation Company, London : 1973 Scrapped) Own Page

CHAKRATA in dock at D Appleton Dock (Melbourne, Australia)

Ship's locationIn dock at Melbourne (Australia)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage7,265

News Event

Saturday, June 22, 1957 @ 0730
NELEUS ( 1953 - 1971 General cargo ship 489 feet long of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool : scrapped China 1974) Own Page

NELEUS arrives in King George V Dock, Glasgow to load general cargo for Australian ports via Hamburg

Arrived fromElderslie Dry Dock, Glasgow Port of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth2 King George V Dock, Glasgow with her head southGross Tonnage7,800
Sailing forAustralian ports via Hamburg (Germany)
Sailed from berth2 King George V Dock, Glasgow with her head south
Draught forward on arrival12' 06"
Draught aft on arrival18' 00"
Cargo carried on arrivalLight ship = no cargo on board
Commened loading outward cargo22 June @ 0800
Outward cargoGeneral cargo 630 tons
Stevedore loading outward cargoRenfrew Stevedores
Completed loading outward cargo1 July @ 1445
Draught forward on sailing14' 06"
Draught aft on sailing19' 10"
SailedAustralian ports via Hamburg (Germany) on 1 July @ 1507

News Event

Wednesday, August 1, 1956 @ 1200
The actual date and time are unknown and details shown here are our best estimate
Own Page

1956 Advertising poster by British India Line for 100 years of service

News Event

Sunday, July 20, 1980 @ 1100
The actual date and time are unknown and details shown here are our best estimate
Own Page

Painting of Turnberry Lighthouse and Ailsa Craig (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)

 

   This lovely watercolour painting of South Ayrshire (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.) shows the Turnberry Point Lighthouse, the Trump Turnberry Resort golf course, and, in the distance, the island of Ailsa Craig.

   The lighthouse was built in 1873 and is now unmanned.   it’s lantern is 29 metres (95 feet) above high water and there are 76 circular steps from the bottom to the top.

   The lighthouse and associated buildings are part of the Trump Organization Golf Resort at Turnberry (yes = the former U.S. President Donald Trump) and the golf course has a world-wide reputation and the Hotel is of the highest standard and is visited by many top celebrities and very important people.

   Ailsa Craig is an uninhabited 1,114 feet (about 300m) high island of volcanic rock and granite in the outer reaches of the Firth of Clyde.

 

News Event

Friday, June 22, 1962 @ 1000
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
SEALIGHT (1930-1963 Steam engined general cargo Clyde puffer lighter 86 feet long of Light Shipping Co. / Ross & Marshall Ltd : 1964 scrapped at Troon)) Own Page

SEALIGHT broke down and anchored near Cumbrae (Firth of Clyde) and then towed to Ardrossan Harbour

Ship's locationBroke down and anchored near Cumbrae (Firth of Clyde) and then towed to Ardrossan HarbourPort of RegistryGreenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Cargo carried on arrivalLight-ship = no cargo on boardGross Tonnage154
Ships agentRoss & Marshall Ltd., 98 West George Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel DOUglas 4294

    SEALIGHT had just finished an almost two weeks of repair and maintenance at the Ross & Marshall yard in Greenock, and the previous day (21 June) raised steam in her 2-Cylinder compound steam engine.

   Early on 22nd June SEALIGHT left Greenock for Troon to load 150 tons 18 hundredweights of coal for N. Beaton coal merchants of Portree (Isle of Skye).

   Probably around 1000hrs the vessel broke down off the Cumbraes (Firth of Clyde).   The weather was bad, and the master anchored the vessel for safety.

   The Company daily diary records the breakdown as “bottom ends heated up”.

   The master attracted the attention of CALANUS, the Cumbrae-based research vessel of the University of Glasgow, and CALANUS towed SEALIGHT to the relatively-nearby Ardrossan Harbour, arriving there at 1520hrs.

   CALANUS left Ardrossan for Cumbrae at 1615hrs and the crew of SEALIGHT repaired the breakdown and the puffer left Ardrossan at 0700hrs the next morning (23 June) to finish her two hour passage to Troon.

News Event

Friday, June 22, 1962 @ 0700
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
Own Page

Ross & Marshall daily "Clyde Puffer" diary for 22 June 1962

News Event

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 @ 1248
BUTE (Vehicle / passenger ferry of Caledonian Steam Packet Company / Caledonian MacBrayne, Gourock) Own Page

BUTE arriving at Wemyss Bay (Firth of Clyde) with passengers and vehicles from Rothesay

Ship's locationArriving at Wemyss Bay (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived fromRothesay, Isle of Bute, Firth of Clyde (Scotland, U.K.)
Cargo carried on arrivalPassengers and vehicles
Ships agentCaledonian MacBrayne, Gourock, Scotland

News Event

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 @ 1502
LOCH SHIRA (2007- roro ferry 176.84 feet long of Caledonian MacBrayne, Gourock) Own Page

LOCH SHIRA at Dales Marine Services Drydock, Troon for annual maintenance

Ship's locationDales Marine Services Drydock, Troon (Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Ships agentCaledonian MacBrayne, Gourock, Scotland

News Event

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 @ 1448
HEBRIDEAN ISLES (1985- Ro-ro ferry 85m long of Caledonian MacBrayne, Gourock) Own Page

HEBRIDEAN ISLES at Arran Ferry Terminal, Troon, Firth of Clyde, Scotland

Ship's locationArran Ferry Terminal, Troon, Firth of Clyde, ScotlandPort of RegistryGlasgow
Ships agentCaledonian MacBrayne, Gourock, ScotlandGross Tonnage3,040

News Event

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 @ 1435
SVITZER MILFORD (2004- Shiphandling tug IMO 9292876 of Svitzer Marine, Middlesbrough, UK) Own Page

SVITZER MILFORD passing Custom House Quay, Greenock on her way to Great Harbour, Greenock

Ship's locationPassing Custom House Quay, Greenock, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.Port of RegistryMilford Haven (Wales, UK)
Gross Tonnage384
Deadweght Tonnage226

Tug SVITZER MILFORD and tugs ANGLEGARTH and SVITZER WARDEN had been assisting tanker ALASKA to berth at Finnart Oil Terminal, Loch Long, Firth of Clyde, and SVITZER MILFORD was now returning to her base at Great Harbour, Greenock. 

News Event

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 @ 1421
NORDIC HAMBURG (2010- Container ship 152m long of Nordic Hamburg Schiffahrts, Hamburg) Own Page

NORDIC HAMBURG leaves Greenock Container Terminal, Greenock with containers for Dublin

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryValletta (Malta)
Arrived in berthGreenock Container Terminal, Greenock, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.Gross Tonnage10,585
Sailing forDublin (Ireland)Deadweght Tonnage13,000
Sailed from berthGreenock Container Terminal, Greenock, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.
Cargo carried on arrivalContainers
Outward cargoContainers

News Event

Friday, March 1, 1963 @ 0800
The actual date and time are unknown and details shown here are our best estimate
BULIMBA (1959-1971 General cargo ship of British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd, London) Own Page

Poster for BULIMBA (1959-1971) of British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., London

Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage6,796

News Event

Monday, July 8, 1963 @ 1700
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
CHUSAN (1950-1973 Passenger liner of P & O Line, London : Scrapped 1973) Own Page

P & O - Orient liner CHUSAN leaves Melbourne (Australia) on a cruise around the South Pacific

Ship's locationMelbourne (Australia)Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Sailing forSydney, Auckland, off Rarotonga, Bora Bora, Papeete, Suva, Lautoka and SydneyGross Tonnage24,215
Outward cargoPassengers
Ships agentThos. Cook & Son (Australasia) Pty. Ltd., 159 Collins Street, Melbourne Tel. 63 2442

News Event

Tuesday, February 19, 1963 @ 1700
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
ORCADES (1948-1962 Passenger liner of Orient Line, then 1962-1973 of P & O Line, London) Own Page

P & O - Orient liner ORCADES leaves Sydney (Australia) on cruise to Wellington and Picton

Sailing forLeaves Sydney (Australia) on 7-day cruise to Wellington and Picton (New Zealand)Port of RegistryLondon
Outward cargoPassengers

News Event

Saturday, September 28, 1963 @ 1000
ALERT (1961-1981 H.M.Telegraph Ship 417 feet long 14 knots of H M Postmaster General, London) ) Own Page

ALERT arrived at Rothesay Dock, Clydebank from Cable Ship Base at Faslane (Firth of Clyde)

Arrived fromFaslane (Gare Loch, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistrySouthampton (England)
Arrived in berth11 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Scotland, U.K. : with her head EastGross Tonnage6,413
Sailing forFaroes Islands via Cable Ship Base at Faslane (Gare Loch, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Deadweght Tonnage4,765
Sailed from berth11 Rothesay Dock, Clydebank, Scotland, U.K. : with her head East
Draught forward on arrival14' 02"
Draught aft on arrival19' 08"
Cargo carried on arrivalCable
Outward cargoCable
Draught forward on sailing5' 06"
Draught aft on sailing11' 00"
Vessel drydockedLeft Rothesay Dock at 1022 on 2 October for No. 2 Drydock, Elderslie : returned at 1220 on 3 October
Ships agentH.M. Postmaster General, Post Office Cable Ship Depot, Dalmuir, Glasgow
Sailed0840 on 10 November for Faroes Islands via Cable Ship Base at Faslane (Gare Loch, Firth of Clyde)

Faroes : a group of 21 basalt islands in the North Atlantic between Iceland and the Shetland Islands: a self-governing community within the kingdom of Denmark

News Event

Tuesday, March 16, 1976 @ 1800
EDINBURGH CASTLE (1947-1976 Passenger liner of Union Castle Line, London) Own Page

EDINBURGH CASTLE (1947-1976) dinner menu 16 March 1976

Vessel MasterP S G EckfordPort of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Gross Tonnage28,700

News Event

Friday, June 16, 1967 @ 1800
CITY OF DURBAN (1954-1971 Passenger / cargo liner of Ellerman & Bucknall Steamship Company, London) Own Page

Ellerman's CITY OF DURBAN dinner menu 16 June 1967

Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)

News Event

Monday, May 21, 1973 @ 1300
GLEN SANNOX (1957-1989 Passenger / vehicle ferry 256 feet long of Caledonian Steam Packet Company, / Caledonian MacBrayne, Gourock) Own Page

1973 leaflet for Clyde (Scotland) cruising on excursion vessel GLEN SANNOX (1957-1989)

Port of RegistryGlasgow
Net Tonnage388
Gross Tonnage1,107
Deadweght Tonnage301

News Event

Tuesday, May 29, 1962 @ 2335
GRIETJE ( 1960-1963 General cargo coaster 130 feet long of Boersma Shipping, Netherlands) Own Page

GRIETJE arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with a cargo of scrap metal from Belfast (Northern Ireland)

Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGroningen (Holland)
Arrived in berthEglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour, Scotland, U.K.
Master of vessel on arrivalL Boersma
Draught aft on arrival8' 06"
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal
Ships agentR L Alpine, Winton Buildings, Ardrossan

Latest Comments

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Walter Runciman / Moor Line’s CRAGMOOR

 

E-mail received 26 August 2022

I was staggered to read about Moor Line’s CRAGMOOR in your Latest Entries.   My father sailed in that ship in 1961-62.  Mostly a Newcastle and Sunderland crew.    Have you the details of those times.

 Name is not shown, by request.

 Douglas replies :    Yes, I’ve got the details from the Chief Officers Log Books.   There’s an awful lot in the books, maybe 100 large pages or so and masses of daily detail.   Let me know on CONTACT US what you actually want and I’ll see what can be done.  Thanks for your message.

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Does anyone remember Hogarth’s BARON FORBES which was

scrapped in 1953

and

Tracing a discharge book left aboard in 1959.

 E-mail 13 November 2020

From Murdo MacPherson

 Does anybody remember the rent boat BARON FORBES an old

ex-german ship the worst ship I sailed in she was scrapped

in 1953,  forecastle accommodation one trip was enough

The captain Mcphail was strict
ps I left my discharge book on an Everard ship in Goole

in 1959 got any ideas how I can trace it

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Isthmian Steamship Lines of USA

E-mail October 10  2020 

 From Bobby Ford  (USA)


Do you have anything about Isthmian Steamship Lines,

or anyone remember them, who did freighter service

from India and Far East in 1950 / 60’s.

   Any memories of the "STEEL" boats  ?

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What do you want (or not want) on this website ?

    It is the time of year to ask you, the readers, what you want  -  or

do not want  -  on this website.

    More of this, or less of that, or maybe something new ?

    Please let us know what you want, so that we can try to provide the material which is of interest to YOU.

    Also we are always interested in receiving material from our readers.   So, wherever you are in the world, how about sending

stories, images or items to put in the website ?

 Thank you.  11 August 2020

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Information needed on Cunard Line's ASCANIA (1911-1918)

10th August 2020    E-mail from a viewer. 

Cunard Lines ASCANIA  (1911-1918)

 I am wondering if you might have more information and pictures

on the Vessel Ascania - Shipping line Cunard 1911-1918

Master - SGS Mihal.

This is a ship that my grandfather travelled from Southampton,

England to HalifaxNova ScotiaCanada in 1914.

Please any information would help.

Thank You

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Where did the Royal Navy families from H.M.S.MAIDSTONE stay in Rothesay ?

    Port of Registry Admiralty (Royal Navy, London)

 

Where did the Royal Navy families stay in Rothesay ?

 

E-mail 03 June 2020 from Helen G (Glasgow)

 

   As a young girl in 1960s my parents and I often visited my

aunt in Rothesay …(Isle of Bute, Firth of Clyde,)

   It was exciting to see a big Royal Navy ship, I remember

her name was MAIDSTONE, and she was anchored in the bay. 

  There was always submarines about her and sailors in

uniform in the town.

   My aunt used to tell that some sailors and their families

stayed in “Navy Houses” in Rothesay.   Does anyone know

where the houses were ?

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Song about the Clyde and the musical band on Glasgow excursion steamers in 1950s / 60s

 

Email from Margaret Rose (nee Wilson)   May 31 2020 Montreal  

 

In the early 1960s my family emigrated from Scotland to Montreal(Canada).

   Dad always used to tell of sailing down the Clyde from

Glasgow on excursion steamers and there was a musical

band aboard which played Scottish tunes to entertain

passengers.

   A favourite song was something about the Clyde.   I know

it’s a long shot but does anyone know the name of the

song and the band ?

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Lightship ALBATROSS built at Robbs Shipyard, Leith in 1927

E-Mail from a viewer   31 May 2020

Hello- I wonder if anyone can please help. I am researching a lightship built at Robbs shipyard in 1927. Her name is Albatross and I believe she was built in yard 30. I would dearly love to see her build plans but I know that is a massive ask. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks

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Cruise ships may be laid up in the Clyde

 

22 May 2020

1353

 

From Jimmy Johnston (Paisley)

 

   In the news they are talking about laying up idle cruise liners in the Clyde.   Where in the Clyde or even in Scotland could be good places to put these big ships.

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e-mail from Tommy Robertson   (Dumbarton)

21 May 2020

 

Elder Dempster / Blue Funnel ship scrapped at Dalmuir (Glasgow) around 1980

 

Does anyone know the name of the Alfred Holt Blue Funnel

ship that was scrapped at the Arnott Young yard at Dalmuir. 

  She was definitely a Blue Funnel job but had the Elder

Dempster buff funnel.

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Paddle Steamers at Pusser River, Chalna, Bangladesh

 

E-mail 23 March 2020 from N.L. of Cardiff, Wales

 

   I was looking at your item on the WAVERLEY which calls herself the “Last seagoing paddle steamer in the World.”

  It reminded me of the last time I was at Chalna (Pusser River, Bangladesh) in early 1980s where there were many largish paddle steamers about 300 feet (100 metres) long chugging around.  

   I never thought of what they were doing, maybe bringing the gangs of workers to the anchorage to load Jute (who remembers the biting Jute Flies) onto the ships, or maybe taking passengers to some place downriver.

   But these were big working paddle steamers.   Does anyone else remember them ?

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Why was Irish Lights Tender IERNE registered in Liverpool ?

 19 March 2020 @ 1057

J R of Birkenhead e-mails :

   I read your item about the IERNE, a lights tender owned by the Commissioners of Irish Lights, DublinIreland.  

   Why was she registered in Liverpool and not Dublin ? and what was her eventual fate ?

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Maclay and McIntyre of Glasgow ships DOMIRA and KASSANGA and a ship LYNFIELD of Stockton on Tees

A viewer e-mails 

   I am particularly looking for some information about a Glasgow Tramp Shipping Co called Maclay and Mc intyre and 2 ships of there's Domira sold 1919 and Kassanga bought 1911 sunk 1917. 

 Also a ship called Lynfield belonging to a shipping co called Field from Stockton on Tees 

Can anyone help ?

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Stewardesses and Nurse on Burns & Lairds IRISH COAST in 1966

 2019-12-29

By e-mail

Does anyone remember the Stewardesses (usually student school-teachers who were working during the summer holidays) and the Nurse who worked on Burns & Lairds IRISH COAST in 1966.

Mary D.

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Old Mississippi – type passenger steamer in Sydney (Australia)

Jim Middleton (London) e-mails

29 December 2019

 The BBC news today showed the wild fires at Sydney and the smoke at Sydney Harbour.

   I was surprised to see in the news report, in the background, an old Mississippi type passenger steamer, with two tall abreast funnels (stacks) passing under the Harbour Bridge.

   Can anyone give details of this vessel and its route and timetable ?

   Thanks, JM.

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CLAN FRASER and a rope across the dock at Glasgow

 4 November 2019

Jim McGoogan e-mails :

   Your article of CLAN FRASER of 8th January 1964 says a rope was put across King George V Dock, Glasgow while the ship was making an engine trial.

   Why put a rope across the dock and where would the rope be attached to the ship and also attached to the dock ?

 

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Glasgow shipping line Maclay and Mcintyre and ship pictures of DOMIRA 2 and LYNFIELD.

 

   A reader asks for any information on Glasgow shipping line Maclay and Mcintyre and ship pictures of DOMIRA 2 and LYNFIELD.

   Can anyone help ?

14 September 2019

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Where is the “Chapman Anchorage” ???

   Robbie Keen (CarlisleEngland) emails:

 I see in the entry for BENWYVIS that she

was in “Chapman Anchorage.”   Where is

Chapman Anchorage and what would she

 be doing there ???

Robbie.  31 August 2019

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Teak fronts on the front of ship's bridges

By Eric S.     8th July 2019

Many cargo vessels and tankers built as late as the 1950s had

teak fronts to their bridges, even though the rest of their

superstructures was steel. Why was this so? Was the teak

front at these late dates merely a design feature, or an echo

of past practice, perhaps, or were there practical reasons?

All comments are welcome.

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Can anyone identify this cap badge ?

Samms of Nantwich e-mails:    07 July 2019

 I saw this officer’s cap at a flea market.   Can

 

anyone identify the cap badge ? 

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What shipping Companies served Calcutta, Chalna, Chittagong and Rangoon and what problems did the Monsoon rains and storms cause to the ships ?

By e-mail from R.S. (London)  2 July 2019

    There was a programme on television the other evening

about the Monsoon in the Bay of Bengal.   I was a North

Atlantic man and never ventured to the Far East.

   I wondered what difficulties would be experienced by

ships during the Monsoon season’s heavy rainfall and

swollen rivers and storms.

    And also, I can only think of maybe 3 shipping

companies which regularly traded to the area – Calcutta,

Chalna, Chittagong, Rangoon.   What other companies

were there ?

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Where did this ship come from in Sweden ???

Haltst…….. ?????

January 2020 and Bryn Wayt e-mails

A chap was asking where ship came from: the spelling was incorrect using Haltstwik on the 'docket'.

The origin of the ship must have been HALLSTAVIK in Sweden.

The place was/is famous for it paper-mill, hence the ships cargo bound for Belfast.
Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallstavik

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U.S. Navy supply ships calling at Fairlie (Firth of Clyde)

From Alan and Jean, (Fairlie, Firth of ClydeScotland)

20 May 2019  @ 1540

    We were very interested in your mention of U.S.S. YELLOWSTONE

at Tail-of-the Bank.

   It reminded us in 1960s, 1970s and 1980s when U.S. Navy

supply ships were common callers at the Navy jetty at Fairlie,

bringing stores for the Holy Loch vessels, and the stores

were taken from Fairlie to Holy Loch in the Ross & Marshall

lighters and small coasters.

   The U.S. ships were quite colourful (colorful) with their

grey hulls and their funnels (stacks) painted grey with yellow

and blue bands.

   Our favourite, her name began with M, not quite sure but

could be MARSHFIELD or MARSHLAND ….. or something like

that, was obviously a WW2 type but always immaculate

 and a frequent caller.

   Does anyone else remember these ships calling at

the Clyde ?

 

Alan and Jean.

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Clyde Navigation Trust launches NEWARK, GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS

 

 14 March 2019   @ 1239

Richard Danielson e-mails

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

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

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

THANK YOU.
Richard Danielson.
 

 

Admin Note :

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

 

20 March 2019  @ 1604

 

Jim Howie  (Partick, Glasgow)

 

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

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

  

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

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

12 Hopper Barges.

1 Dumb grab hopper barge.

1 Tug CLYDE.

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

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

11 passenger ferryboats.

1 60-ton floating crane NEWSHOT.

1 Diving Bell barge.

2 Divers’ motor boats.

1 Oil Separating Barge PLOVER

3 motor launches NEWARK, GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS.

1 Hydrographic Survey launch CRANNOG.

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

Jim Howie.

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Looking for images / photos of BALLYGALLY HEAD of 1950s

 23 January 2019  1011

Joseph McGurk Jr. e-mails

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

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

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

he sailed on her

   Thank you, regards Joseph mc gurk jr

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Renfrew Harbour, Firth of Clyde, around 1980

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

 

   Does anyone have any idea what the other ships are ?


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The advert for paddle steamer EAGLE 111 in 1937

 6th  January 2019.

   James Barrowman (Brighton, England) e-mails :

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

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

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

   Thanks, Jim Barrowman.

7th January 2019 

   J.S. (Pollokshaws, Glasgow) replies :

The River Clyde runs generally east to west through

the centre of Glasgow and essentially divides the city

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

   In the past and even today people talk of coming

from or living in the South Side.

   Up to around 1970’s passenger excursion steamers

and cross-channel to Ireland steamers left Broomielaw,

Anderston Quay and Lancefield Quay on the North Side

and in the summer months left Bridge Wharf on the

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

= Down the Water = sailing down the River Clyde to

Clyde piers such as Dunoon and Rothesay and

Tighnabruaich.

   The advert mentions the steamer calling at Govan

 Wharf and Renfrew to pick up passengers.

   Today Govan Wharf is only recognisable by a derelict

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

South Bank essentially between the Govan Drydocks

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

yard) and beside the playing field between Wanlock Street

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

small Govan Passenger Ferry used to ply from near

Govan Wharf across the river to the east end of Meadowside

Quay

   It was news to me that excursion steamers stopped

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

   Perhaps someone can help.

 

Ref The advert for paddle steamer EAGLE 111 in 1937.

12 January 2019   Robert Orr replies :


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

occupied by Simons and Lobnitz shipyards in Renfrew.

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

10 December 2018   Geoff in Australia e-mails :

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

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


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

 

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

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Ellerman’s CITY OF EXETER at Plymouth in 1958    

I was quite surprised to read that CITY OF EXETER called

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

African service passenger liners?

   Jim Hesketh, Liverpool 

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12 November 2018

 

TWEED, a 1959-built 112 foot water carrier of

Furness Withy, Port of Spain, Trinidad

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

    Looking at your list of ships I was surprised to see

TWEED of Furness Withy, a 112 foot water tanker at

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

   Anyone have information on this ship ?

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Can anyone name this British coaster ?

 

05 November 2018

Billy Fullarton writes :

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

HarbourScotland.   Can anyone name this coaster. ?

 

   I think her name ends in SOUND.

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British & Irish KILKENNY in 1935

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

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

     I was with Brocklebank’s and sometimes called at

Gan Island in the Indian Ocean to discharge stores for

the RAF overside to landing craft in the lagoon.

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

which carried a small naval tug from Trincomali in

Ceylon to Gan, around late 1960s.

   Anyone know about this ?

    J.S., (Wallasey)

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

Jim J. of Liverpool e-mails :

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

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

Funnel ship there.

   Can anyone enlighten me as to why a Blue Funnel would

be in the Gulf of Mexico ?

   Also in conversation someone told of Blue Funnel having

Chinese crews on deck and catering.   I had always thought

that Blueys had British crews.   Someone please tell me

what is correct.

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Deck cadets Critchley and Doherty on RAMON DE LARRINAGA in 1965

 22 May 2018

 Alan Rutherford e-mails :

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

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   Looking for information on some British ships around 1950-1954

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

 Great website.

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

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


Regards,
Ian Rae

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Can anyone identify this USN lapel badge ?

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

   Can anyone identify the badge ?

2018-02-18 @ 1320

 

19 May 2018

Hello Douglas,

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

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

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

Bill Steel e-mails

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

17 February 2018 @ 2307

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

    Jim Harrison  (Brighton, England) e-mails :

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

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

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

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   German cargo ship MILLERNTOR in 1954

 

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

 

   After unloading she left Ardrossan returning to Narvik.

 

Does anyone have any information or details of MILLERNTOR ?

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" If sufficient inducement "

 James Bridges (Canterbury, England) e-mails –

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

“ If sufficient inducement “

 

23 January 2019 at 2113

 Geoff  (Australia)  e-mails :

 

James Bridges (Canterbury, England) e-mails –

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

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


My understanding of "sufficient inducement" meant if there was

 enough cargo to be lifted to be commercially viable. ”

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Was she “ LAIRDS OAK “ or “ LAIRDSOAK ” ?

   Robert Bothwell (Glasgow) e-mails :

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

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

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


 

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

 

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

 

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Coaster BALLYCASTLE in 1953

 

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

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   Carebeka's coaster RIAN in 1953

 

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

 

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

 

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

  


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

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

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

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

Additional note :

Can anyone supply details of ALPHERAT ?


 

Norwegian Tanker RAILA in 1953

 

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

 

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

 Fred from Formby (Merseyside, England, writes

 

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

 

Can someone tell something about these services ? ”

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CHANTALA  (Worcester Park, Surrey) writes :

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

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

   All I can remember now is “Asti aria kurro”

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

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

 

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

  


 

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

 

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

  


Anchor Line advertisement of 1871

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

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

Thank you.

Still laughing

Fred of Formby, Merseyside, England.

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

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German cargo ship RUHR in 1953

 

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

 

   Has anyone got any details of this ship ?

 

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British coaster J B KEE in 1957

 

 Fred of Formby (Merseyside, England) writes :

 

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

 

   Anyone have details of this ship ?

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 Jim Allbright (London) e-mails :

 

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

 

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

 

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SUNBEAR of Saguenay Terminals.

 

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

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

Captain Bryn Wayt writes :

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

James Jeffries replies :

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

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

   In 1972 she was scrapped in Santander, Spain.

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

 

Billy MacAulay (Moderator and Senior Member) writes :

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

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

  

 

  


 

   Why was LADY McGOWAN IN Loch Riddon ?

 

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

 

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

 

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

  


John Kelly's coaster BALLYCLARE in late 1953.

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

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Small boat sailor writes from Inverkip :

 

 

 

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

 

   Does anyone know anything of these two launches ?

 

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

 

   Sandy

  


Mystery of CVC in Prince’s Dock area of Glasgow

   In 1958 the Clyde Shipping Company’s coaster PLADDA

 was listed as berthed in CVC in Prince’s Dock

 area in Glasgow.

   Does anyone know where CVC was ?

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

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Pacific Steam Navigation’s KENUTA at Puna in 1957

 

Tom Hayworth e-mails :

 

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

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Ben Line’s Far-East coaster BENVEG in 1957

 

Leith Man e-mails

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

for BENVEG as I had never heard of her.

 

Anyone have any more information please ?

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SPRINGFIELD QUAY, GLASGOW

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

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

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

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


MYSTERY SHIP PORTHOLE

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

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

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LASHERCIA ..... A Spanish coaster in 1962

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

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Clyde Navigation Trust launches GARMOYLE and DUNGLASS

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

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Carrickfergus (Northern Ireland) in January 1963.

From Sean R  (Larne, Northern Ireland)

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


 

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Netherlands coaster MADO in 1963

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

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CARGOES FOR BEIRA BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT ONLY

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

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

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Holland America cargo ship DUIVENDYK

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


 

Information needed on cargo ship KORBACH in 1958

 

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

 

Does anyone have any information on KORBACH ?


 

“Conducting their business in Great Waters” series

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


WHERE IS " PULO BOKOM "

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

"Hydatina" of Croydon, England, writes :

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

Note : The event for CALCHAS has been amended accordingly.


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

 

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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

          

Click on these images to enlarge them

First is maybe.... Cruzeiro Do Sul

Below it is maybe.... Templar

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

Further down maybe... La Manche

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

     

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


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

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

A Manson writes :

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


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


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


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

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


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

A Manson writes :

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


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


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


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


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

A Manson replies; 

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

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

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


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