Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

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Monday, November 28, 1960 @ 1930
CITY OF DONCASTER (1947-1961 General cargo ship 442 feet overall (1943-built "Liberty" ship) of Ellerman & Bucknall Lines, London / City Line, Glasgow : 1970 scrapped at Hong Kong) Own Page

CITY OF DONCASTER leaves Prince's Dock, Glasgow for Calcutta (India) via Birkenhead (England, UK)

Sailing forCalcutta (India) via Birkenhead (England, UK)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, UK)
Sailed from berth2 / 3 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, UK)Net Tonnage4,450
Outward cargoGeneral cargo and liftsGross Tonnage7,258
Draught forward on sailing11 feet 1 inchDeadweght Tonnage10,657
Draught aft on sailing15 feet 7 inches
Ships agentCity Line Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel. CENtral 9971

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Monday, June 17, 2024 @ 1521
CEG COSMOS (1983- IMO 8303173 General cargo ship 63.21m long of Fehn Ship Management GmbH & Co. Ltd., Leer, Germany) Own Page

CEG COSMOS at Ayr, Scotland, with logs from Fishnish, Isle of Mull (Western Isles of Scotland)

Ship's locationGriffin Dock, Port of Ayr (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, UK)Port of RegistryRiga (Latvia)
Arrived fromFishnish (Isle of Mull, Western Isles of Scotland, UK)Net Tonnage460
Cargo carried on arrivalLogsGross Tonnage1,139

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Monday, June 17, 2024 @ 1519
ARCTIC ROCK (2014- Wind Turbine Carrier / General cargo ship 93m overall of Amasus Shipping, Netherlands) Own Page

ARCTIC ROCK at Port of Ayr (Scotland) discharging Wind Turbine components from Santander (Spain)

Ship's locationGriffin Dock, Port of Ayr (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, UK)Port of RegistryUrk (Netherlands)
Arrived fromSantander (Spain)Gross Tonnage2,989
Cargo carried on arrivalWind Turbine componentsDeadweght Tonnage3,285

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Monday, June 17, 2024 @ 1513
SPANACO SIMPLICITY (2016- General cargo ship 90m overall of Manager: Hermann Lohmann Bereederungen Gmbh - Haren Ems, Germany / Owner: Spanaco Three Ltd - Valletta, Malta) Own Page

SPANACO SIMPLICITY at river berth, Ayr (Scotland) discharging bulk agriprods from Gdynia (Poland)

Ship's locationRiver Berth, Ayr (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, UK)Port of RegistrySt. John's (Antigua and Barbuda)
Arrived fromGdynia (Poland)Gross Tonnage2,984
Cargo carried on arrivalBulk cargo of agricultural productsDeadweght Tonnage4,188

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Monday, November 3, 1958 @ 1700
ADMINISTRATOR (1958 - 1978 General cargo ship 489 feet long of T & J Harrison's Line, Liverpool) Own Page

ADMINISTRATOR closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Durban, Lourenco Marques and Beira

Ship's locationGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Sailing forDurban (South Africa), Lourenco Marques and Beira (both Mozambique)
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Ships agentPrentice Service and Henderson Ltd., 175 West George Street, Glasgow

 

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Wednesday, December 7, 1960 @ 1520
CATALINA STAR (1958-1963 Cargo liner of Blue Star Line, London) Own Page

CATALINA STAR arrives at Number 3 Dry Dock, Govan, Glasgow (Scotland, UK)

Arrived fromMeadowside Quay, Glasgow (Scotland, UK)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berthNumber 3 Dry Dock, Govan, Glasgow (Scotland, UK)
Draught forward on arrival10 feet 6 inches
Draught aft on arrival17 feet 6 inches
Cargo carried on arrivalLight ship = no cargo on board
Ships agentJ J S Nowery & Co. Ltd., 93 Hope Street, Glasgow C.3. Tel. 041-221-3775

Blue Star Line ships are often named after a place, city or country, so it may be that CATALINA STAR was named after Catalina Island in California, USA.

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Wednesday, December 7, 1960 @ 1935
DANE (1949-1964 Steam general cargo Clyde Puffer lighter (formerly VIC 87) 67 feet long of J & J Hay, Glasgow : 1964 scrapped at Troon) Own Page

Clyde puffer DANE arrives at 15 Prince's Dock, Glasgow to load bagged malt for Bonahaven (Islay)

Arrived fromKirkintilloch, Forth & Clyde Canal (Scotland, UK)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth15 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, UK)Gross Tonnage96
Cargo carried on arrivalLight ship = no cargo on boardDeadweght Tonnage140

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Tuesday, December 6, 1960 @ 1330
CITY OF ST ALBANS ( 1960 - 1979 General cargo liner 433 feet long of Ellerman & Bucknall Steamship Company, London) Own Page

CITY OF ST ALBANS arrives at 28 Prince's Dock Glasgow from Elderslie Drydock, Scotstoun, Glasgow

Arrived fromElderslie Drydock, Scotstoun, Glasgow (Scotland, UK)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berth28 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, UK)Gross Tonnage6,980
Draught forward on arrival9 feet 00 inches
Draught aft on arrival16 feet 3 inches
Cargo carried on arrivalLight ship = no cargo on board
Ships agentCity Line Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel. CENtral 9971

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Tuesday, December 6, 1960 @ 0045
PERIM (1948-1967 General cargo ship of P & O Line, London) Own Page

PERIM arrives at 65 Plantation Quay, Glasgow to load general cargo for Wellington (New Zealand)

Arrived fromNewport (Monmouthshire, Wales, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Arrived in berth65 Plantation Quay, Glasgow (Scotland, UK)Gross Tonnage9,550
Draught forward on arrival18 feet 3 inches
Draught aft on arrival23 feet 6 inches
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo (outwards)

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Monday, December 5, 1960 @ 1635
NORMANBY HALL (1948- 1965 General cargo coaster of Coppack Bros & Co Ltd,, Connah's Quay, Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales) Own Page

NORMANBY HALL arrives at berth 4 Prince's Dock, Glasgow to load general cargo for Drogheda (Ireland)

Arrived fromArdrossan Harbour (Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryChester (England)
Arrived in berth4 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, UK)
Cargo carried on arrivalLight ship = no cargo on board

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Monday, December 5, 1960 @ 1322
PAMPAS (1946-1964 General cargo ship of Pacific Steam Navigation, London) Own Page

PAMPAS arrives at berth 19 Prince's Dock, Glasgow with general cargo from Norfolk (Virginia, USA)

Arrived fromNorfolk (Virginia, USA)
Arrived in berth19 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, UK)
Draught forward on arrival20 feet 4 inches
Draught aft on arrival23 feet 4 inches
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo

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Monday, December 5, 1960 @ 1100
APEXITY ( 1945 - 1964 Harbour and coastal oil tanker 136 feet long of F T Everard Company, London) Own Page

Oiler APEXITY arrives alongside LISMORIA at Prince's Dock, Glasgow to bunker her with fuel oil

Arrived fromOld Kilpatrick Oil Terminal (near Clydebank, River Clyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berthAlongside LISMORIA at berths 11 / 12 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, UK)Net Tonnage49
Cargo carried on arrivalFuel OilGross Tonnage136
Deadweght Tonnage180

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Saturday, December 3, 1960 @ 1430
BOSNA (1926- General cargo ship of Jugolinija = Jugoslavenska Linijska Plovidra, Rijeka, Jugoslavia)) Own Page

BOSNA arrives at Prince's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, UK) to load steel and machinery for Yugoslavia

Arrived fromWismar (Germany)Port of RegistryRijeka (Yugoslavia)
Arrived in berth27 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, UK)Net Tonnage4,803
Draught forward on arrival26 feet 9 inchesGross Tonnage7,783
Draught aft on arrival26 feet 10 inchesDeadweght Tonnage12,222
Cargo carried on arrivalSugar (outwards)

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Saturday, December 3, 1960 @ 1230
HELLSPONT (in 1958 General cargo ship) Own Page

HELLSPONT arrives at 25 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, UK) with scrap metal from Savona (Italy)

Arrived fromSavona (Italy)
Arrived in berth25 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, UK)
Draught forward on arrival26 feet 8 inches
Draught aft on arrival27 feet 6 inches
Cargo carried on arrivalScrap metal

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Saturday, December 3, 1960 @ 1043
CLANITY ((1956 -1969 Coastal and Harbour oiler 171 feet long of F T Everard, London) Own Page

Oiler CLANITY arrives at LAURENTIA in Prince's Dock, Glasgow to bunker her with 500 tons of fuel oil

Arrived fromEsso Oil Terminal, Dunglass (near Bowling, River Clyde, Scotland, UK)Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Arrived in berthAlongside LAURENTIA at berths 10 / 11 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, UK)Net Tonnage224
Cargo carried on arrival500 tons of fuel oilGross Tonnage495

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Sunday, June 16, 2024 @ 1213
Own Page

Does anyone know the address of the Cayzer Irvine and Clan Line office in Liverpool in 1958 ?

 

E-mail from Nelson (Liverpool)        16 June 2024

 

   I am interested in your latest Clan Line item about CLAN ROSS at Birkenhead in 1958.

  Does anyone know the address of the Cayzer Irvine and Clan Line office in Liverpool in 1958 ?

 

Yvonne replies by e-mail      17 June 2024

Clan Line Steamers Ltd., Royal Liver Building, Liverpool 

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Thursday, November 6, 1958 @ 1700
ARGYLLSHIRE ( 1956 - 1975 General cargo liner 471 feet long of Scottish Shire Line / Cayzer Irvine, London : 1977 scrapped at Gadani Beach, Pakistan) Own Page

ARGYLLSHIRE closes at Newport (South Wales) for receiving cargo for South and East Africa

Ship's locationNewport (South Wales, UK)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Sailing forBirkenhead then Cape Town, Mossel Bay, Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban, Lourenco Marques, BeiraNet Tonnage5267
Outward cargoGeneral cargoGross Tonnage9299
Deadweght Tonnage11250

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Thursday, November 20, 1958 @ 1700
ARMANISTAN (1949-1965 General cargo ship of Frank C Strick Line, London) Own Page

Frank Strick's ARMANISTAN closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Persian Gulf ports

Ship's locationGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon
Sailing forMuscat, Dubai, Bandar Abbas, Umm Said, Bahrain, Kuwait and BushireGross Tonnage8,409
Ships agentFrank C. Strick & Co. (Glasgow) Ltd., 95 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C 2 Phone CITy 6131Deadweght Tonnage10,880

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Thursday, June 13, 2024 @ 1110
CEG UNIVERSE (2018- General cargo ship 64m overall of Fehn Ship Management Gmbh & Co Kg - Leer, Germany) Own Page

CEG UNIVERSE at Brodick Pier (Isle of Arran) loading logs for Troon (Scotland)

Ship's locationEast Pier, Brodick (Isle of Arran, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, UK)Port of RegistryRiga (Latvia)
Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage852
Arrived in berthEast Pier, Brodick (Isle of Arran, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, UK)Deadweght Tonnage1,260
Sailing forTroon (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, UK)
Cargo carried on arrivalLight ship = no cargo on board
Outward cargoLogs (for Glennon Brothers Sawmill at Troon. Scotland, UK)

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Thursday, June 13, 2024 @ 1045
FIVELBORG (2010- General cargo ship 143m overall of Wagenborg, Delfzijl, Netherlands)) Own Page

FIVELBORG anchored in Brodick Bay (Firth of Clyde) awaiting berth at Riverside Quay. Glasgow

Ship's locationAnchored in Brodick Bay (Isle of Arran, Scotland) awaiting berth at Riverside Quay. GlasgowPort of RegistryDelfzijl (Netherlands)
Arrived fromPort Weller (St. Catharines, Niagra, Ontario, Canada). Gross Tonnage8,911
Cargo carried on arrivalAgriprods (= Agricultural produce = probably wheat or grain)Deadweght Tonnage14,575

It was a damp and murky morning at Brodick Bay with persistent light rain and the sky overcast with thick and heavy grey clouds, growing more ominous with the promise of soon to arrive heavy rain.

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Friday, December 2, 1960 @ 2050
PIBROCH (1957-1976 General cargo motor coaster 87 feet long of Scottish Malt Distillers, Edinburgh) Own Page

PIBROCH arrives at 13 Prince's Dock, Glasgow from Isle of Islay via Campbeltown (Scotland, U.K.)

Arrived fromIsle of Islay via Campbeltown (both in Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth13 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, UK)Net Tonnage70
Cargo carried on arrivalWhisky (in casks) and dried grain (in bags / sacks)Gross Tonnage157
Deadweght Tonnage190

PIBROCH was a machinery aft,one-deck general cargo motor coaster with steel hatch covers, built in 1956 by Scott & Sons, Bowling, on the River Clyde, for Scottish Malt Distillers, Glasgow, to service their whisky distilleries on the Isle of Islay in the Western Isles of Scotland'

Her normal service was to carry casks of whisky from the small piers adjacent to the distilleries in Islay, and to bring them to Glasgow. Much of this whisky was loaded onto Anchor, Head, United States and Skou Line ships at Yorkhill, and these vessels would carry the whisky to ports in the U.S.A.
PIBROCH's return journey to Islay would see her carrying empty whisky casks and - or- coal to the distilleries

She was 87' 5" overall length (which made her too long to use the Crinan Canal for her passages, and she had to go round the Mull of Kintyre each time), 20' 5" breadth and 9' 6 1/2" draught.

Her machinery was a British Polar Oil engine 2 SA 5-cylinder 180 x 300mm geared to sc. shaft

Her fate is a bit of a mystery. PIBROCH was sold to Glenlight Shipping and carried cargoes to the Western Islands. Then she was sold to an irish gentleman who intended to use her around the west coast of Ireland, but she appears to have been abandoned in Letterfrack in County Galway, Ireland. She deteriorated greatly, and it is believed that she was taken over by the local council and demolished where she lay.

Any details of her fate would be appreciated

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Friday, December 2, 1960 @ 1150
MINERVA (in 1960) Own Page

MINERVA arrives at Number 1 Dry Dock, Govan, Glasgow from Queen's Dock, Glasgow

Arrived fromQueen's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berthNumber 1 Dry Dock, Govan, Glasgow (Scotland, UK)

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Wednesday, November 5, 1958 @ 1700
ASHBURTON (1946-1962 General cargo ship 430 feet overall of Australind Steam Shipping Co. Ltd. - manager, Trinder, Anderson & Co., London : 1967 scrapped at Muroran, Hokkaido, Japan) Own Page

ASHBURTON closes at Birkenhead for receiving cargo for East African ports

Ship's locationBirkenhead (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Sailing forPort Sudan, Mombasa, Tanga, Zanzibar, Dar-es-Salaam, Lindi, Mtwara and NacalaNet Tonnage2,821
Outward cargoGeneral cargoGross Tonnage5,005
Deadweght Tonnage9,433

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Wednesday, November 12, 1958 @ 1700
The actual date and time are unknown and details shown here are our best estimate
SUNOAK (1956-1961 General cargo ship 467 feet overall for Skips-A/S Hassel , Bergen. Norway : 1984 scrapped at Gadani Beach, Pakistan) Own Page

SUNOAK closes at Liverpool for receiving cargo for a direct service to Kingston (Jamaica)

Ship's locationLiverpool (England, UK)Port of RegistryBergen (Norway)
Sailing forKingston (Jamaica) on a direct service from Liverpool (England, UK)Net Tonnage4,972
Outward cargoGeneral cargoGross Tonnage8.584
Ships agentBahr Behrend & Co. Ltd., India Buildings, Liverpool (England, UK)Deadweght Tonnage12,650

SUNOAK was on charter to Saguenay Shipping Ltd.

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Saturday, November 8, 1958 @ 1700
SUNINGER (1956- General cargo ship 457 feet long of O.S. Oddero, A/S Helgoy, A/S Norsk Rutefart & A/S Kinn / A.I. Langfeldt & Co) Own Page

SUNINGER closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Trinidad, Barbados, Demerara and West Indies

Ship's locationGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryKristiansand (Norway)
Sailing forTrinidad, Barbados, Demerara and other West Indian IslandsNet Tonnage4,312
Outward cargoGeneral cargoGross Tonnage7,547
Ships agentConstantine & Co. (Glasgow) Ltd., 120 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, C. 2. Tel. CITy 6171Deadweght Tonnage10,500

SUNINGER was on charter to Saguenay Shipping Ltd.

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Friday, December 2, 1960 @ 1325
CLAN CHISHOLM (1944-1962 General cargo ship 487 feet long of Clan Line / Cayzer Irvine, Glasgow :Scrapped 1962) Own Page

CLAN CHISHOLM arrives at Number 3 Dry Dock, Govan, Glasgow from King George V Dock, Glasgow

Arrived fromKing George V Dock, Shieldhall, Glasgow (Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow (UK)
Arrived in berthNumber 3 Dry Dock, Govan, Glasgow (Scotland, UK)Gross Tonnage9,581
Draught forward on arrival16 feet
Draught aft on arrival18 feet 6 inches
Cargo carried on arrivalLight ship = no cargo on board
Ships agentCayzer, Irvine & Co. Ltd., 109 Hope Street, Glasgow Tel 041 221 7050 Telex 778133

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Friday, December 2, 1960 @ 1135
LISMORIA (1948 - 1967 Passenger / cargo liner 455 feet long of Donaldson Line, Glasgow : 1967 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Tatwan) Own Page

LISMORIA arrives at 16 / 17 Prince's Dock, Glasgow to load for Saint John (New Brunswick, Canada)

Arrived fromElderslie Drydock, Scotstoun, GlasgowPort of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth16 / 17 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage8323
Draught forward on arrival11 feet 8 inches
Draught aft on arrival13 feet 6 inches
Cargo carried on arrivalLight ship = no cargo on board
Ships agentDonaldson Line Ltd., 14 St. Vincent Place, Glasgow Tel. Central 3901

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Friday, December 2, 1960 @ 1015
SENATOR (1947-1964 General cargo ship 442 feet long of T & J Harrison, Liverpool) Own Page

SENATOR arrives at 79 Plantation Quay, Glasgow to load for Durban (South Africa) via Birkenhead

Arrived fromLiverpool (England, UK)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Arrived in berth79 Plantation Quay, Glasgow (Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage7,259
Draught forward on arrival12 feet
Draught aft on arrival18 feet 10 inches
Cargo carried on arrivalLight ship = no cargo on board
Ships agentPrentice, Service and Henderson Ltd., 68 Gordon Street, Glasgow C. 1.

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Friday, December 2, 1960 @ 1047
MOONLIGHT (1952- 1966 steam engined general cargo Clyde puffer lighter 88 feet long of Ross & Marshall, Glasgow : 1970 scrapped at Troon) Own Page

MOONLIGHT arrives at 25 Prince's Dock, Glasgow with Limestone from Glenarm (Northern Ireland, U.K.)

Arrived fromGlenarm (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGreenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth25 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage164
Cargo carried on arrivalLimestone (from Ross & Marshall's Quarry at Glenarm)Deadweght Tonnage188
Ships agentRoss & Marshall Ltd., 98 West George Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel DOUglas 4294

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Thursday, December 1, 1960 @ 2325
CITY OF PERTH (1949-1967 General cargo ship of Ellerman Lines, London: wrecked 1968) Own Page

CITY OF PERTH arrives at 2 / 3 Prince's Dock, Glasgow from Karachi (Pakistan) via Avonmouth, England

Arrived fromKarachi (Pakistan) via Avonmouth (England, UK)Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Arrived in berth2 / 3 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Draught forward on arrival14 feet 2 inches
Draught aft on arrival18 feet 6 inches
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo
Ships agentCity Line Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel. CENtral 9971

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Thursday, December 1, 1960 @ 1950
PAGENSAND (In 1960 General cargo ship) Own Page

PAGENSAND arrives at 31 Prince's Dock, Glasgow with general cargo from Gothenburg (Sweden)

Arrived fromGothenburg (Sweden)
Arrived in berth31 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Draught forward on arrival9.0 feet
Draught aft on arrival13 feet 00 inches
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo

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Monday, June 10, 2024 @ 2030
ISLE OF ARRAN (1984- Passenger and vehicle ferry 84.9m long of Caledonian MacBrayne, Gourock) Own Page

Woman taken to hospital after falling from ferry ISLE OF ARRAN near Ardrossan Harbour

Ship's locationJust outside Ardrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, UK)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived fromBrodick (Isle of Arran, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, UK)Gross Tonnage3,296
Cargo carried on arrivalPassengers and vehicles
Ships agentCaledonian MacBrayne, Gourock, Scotland

From BBC online Scottish News

 

 

Woman taken to hospital after falling from ferry

mv isle of arranIMAGE SOURCE,GETTY IMAGES
Image caption,

The MV Isle of Arran was travelling between Brodick and Ardrossan

  • Published
    11 June 2024

A woman was rescued from the Firth of Clyde on Monday night after she fell from a CalMac ferry.

The MV Isle of Arran was travelling from Brodick to Ardrossan.

The alarm was raised just before 20:30 as the ferry was approaching Ardrossan and the crew launched their rescue boat.

The passenger was pulled from the sea and returned to the ferry. When it docked at Ardrossan harbour, an ambulance took her to Crosshouse Hospital.

Her current condition is unknown.

CalMac said an investigation will take place into the circumstances and a report will be submitted to the Marine Accident Investigation Branch.

Craig Ramsay, fleet management director at CalMac, said: “As the Isle of Arran approached Ardrossan, a passenger entered the water and was quickly recovered using the vessel’s rescue craft, following the emergency procedures regularly exercised by crew.

"An investigation into the circumstances will now follow, in line with our protocol in this situation.

"I would like to thank all colleagues and the emergency services for their fast response.”

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Thursday, December 1, 1960 @ 1020
INVERTEST ( 1920 - Harbour oiler - steam tanker, 127 feet long of Esso Petroleum, London) Own Page

Oiler INVERTEST arrives alongside RONSARD at Prince's Dock, Glasgow to bunker her with fuel oil

Arrived fromEsso Oil Terminal, Dunglass (near Bowling, River Clyde, Scotland, UK)Port of RegistryLondon
Arrived in berthAlongside RONSARD at berths 11 / 12 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, UK)Net Tonnage111
Cargo carried on arrivalFuel OilGross Tonnage259
Deadweght Tonnage308

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Thursday, December 1, 1960 @ 0215
META (1931-1962 Steam-powered general cargo North-Sea coaster 262 feet long of Glen & Company, Glasgow) Own Page

META arrives at Plantation Quay, Glasgow from Gothenburg (Sweden) via Preston (England, UK)

Arrived fromGothenburg (Sweden) via Preston (England, UK)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berth31 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage1,575
Draught forward on arrival6 feet 8 inches
Draught aft on arrival12 feet 8 inches
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo (both inwards and outwards)
Ships agentGlen & Co. Ltd., 165 St Vincent Street, Glasgow C. 2.

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Wednesday, November 30, 1960 @ 1145
PACIFIC NORTHWEST (1954-1971 General and refrigerated cargo liner 501 feet long of Furness Withy & Co. Ltd., London : Scrapped 1974) Own Page

PACIFIC NORTHWEST arrives at Plantation Quay, Glasgow from Los Angeles (USA) via London (UK)

Arrived fromLos Angeles (USA) via London (England, UK)Port of RegistryLondon (U.K.)
Arrived in berth77 Plantation Quay, Glasgow (Scotland, U.K.)Net Tonnage5,529
Draught forward on arrival23 feet 1 inchGross Tonnage9,442
Draught aft on arrival26 feet 8 inchesDeadweght Tonnage11,410
Cargo carried on arrivalTimber and general cargo
Ships agentFurness Withy & Co. Ltd., 19 St Vincent Place, Glasgow Tel. CENtral 8193

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Wednesday, November 30, 1960 @ 0030
RONSARD (1957 - 1980 cargo liner 473 feet long of Lamport & Holt Line, Liverpool) Own Page

RONSARD arrives at Prince's Dock, Glasgow to load cargo and 6 passengers for Los Angeles

Arrived fromLiverpool (England, UK)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived in berth11 / 12 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, UK)Gross Tonnage7,840
Draught forward on arrival12' 05"
Draught aft on arrival22' 05"
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo (outwards)

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Tuesday, November 29, 1960 @ 1135
VIRGO (in 1960 General cargo ship) Own Page

VIRGO arrives at berth 25 Prince's Dock, Glasgow with rolled steel from Port Talbot (Wales, U.K.)

Arrived fromPort Talbot (Wales, U.K.) via Paisley (Scotland, UK)
Arrived in berth25 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, UK)
Draught forward on arrival6 feet 6 inches
Draught aft on arrival8 feet 6 inches
Cargo carried on arrivalRolled steel (general cargo outwards)

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Tuesday, November 29, 1960 @ 1130
ANZAC (1939-1976 Steam general cargo Clyde puffer lighter 66 feet long of J & J Hay Ltd, Glasgow : scrapped 1976)) Own Page

Puffer lighter ANZAC arrives at berth 4 Prince's Dock, Glasgow to load malt for Bunnahabhain (Islay)

Arrived fromArdrossan (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Arrived in berth4 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, UK)Reg Tonnage52
Cargo carried on arrivalLight = no cargo on boardDeadweght Tonnage140
   Clyde puffer lighter ANZAC arrived at Prince's Dock, Glasgow to load bagged malt for the Bunnahabhain Distillery in the Isle of Islay in the Western Isles of Scotland.
   
   Bunnahabhain is pronounced "Bunn-na-ha-venn" and means "mouth of the river" in the scots  gaelic language is often more easily spoken and written as Bonahaven (pronounced "Bon-na- haven").

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Monday, November 28, 1960 @ 1945
RAPHAEL (1953-1976 General cargo ship 473 feet long of Lamport & Holt Line, Liverpool) Own Page

RAPHAEL arrives at berth 7 / 8 Prince's Dock, Glasgow from Santos (Brazil) via Avonmouth

Arrived fromSantos (Brazil) via Avonmouth (England, UK)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Arrived in berth7 / 8 Prince's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, UK)Gross Tonnage7,971
Draught forward on arrival17 feet 6 inches
Draught aft on arrival20 feet 6 inches
Cargo carried on arrivalGeneral cargo

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Monday, November 10, 1958 @ 1700
PACIFIC UNITY (1948-1964 General cargo ship 500 feet long of Furness Withy Line, London : Scrapped in 1970) Own Page

PACIFIC UNITY closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Pacific Coast of North America

Ship's locationGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Sailing forLos Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Victoria and VancouverGross Tonnage9,511
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Ships agentFurness Withy & Co. Ltd., 19 St Vincent Place, Glasgow Tel. CENtral 8193

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Monday, November 3, 1958 @ 1700
LOCHWOOD ( 1949-1963 general cargo ship 287 feet long of Joseph Constantine Company) Own Page

LOCHWOOD closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Marseilles, Genoa, Leghorn, Naples and Sicily

Ship's location7 Queen's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, UK)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Sailing forMarseilles (France), Genoa, Leghorn, Naples and Sicily (all Italy)Net Tonnage851.84
Outward cargoGeneral cargoGross Tonnage1689.23
Ships agentConstantine & Co. (Glasgow) Ltd., 120 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, C. 2. Tel. CITy 6171

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Thursday, October 30, 1958 @ 1700
LAURENTIA (1947 - 1967 Passenger/cargo liner 455 feet long with Donaldson Line, Glasgow : 1967 Scrapped in Valencia, Spain) Own Page

LAURENTIA closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Montreal (Province of Quebec, Canada)

Ship's locationPrince's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryGlasgow
Sailing forMontreal (Province of Quebec, Canada)Gross Tonnage8249
Outward cargoPassengers and general cargo
Ships agentDonaldson Line Ltd., 14 St. Vincent Place, Glasgow Tel. Central 3901

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Saturday, November 1, 1958 @ 1700
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
HIGHLAND CHIEFTAIN (1932-1959 Passenger / cargo liner of Royal Mail Lines, London) Own Page

HIGHLAND CHIEFTAIN leaves London for Spain, Portugal, Canary Islands and South America

Ship's locationLondon (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Sailing forSpain, Portugal, Canary Islands and South AmericaGross Tonnage14,131
Outward cargoPassengers and general cargo
Ships agentRoyal Mail Lines Ltd., 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow C.1.

News Event

Saturday, November 15, 1958 @ 1700
ASSIOUT (1949 - 1973 General cargo ship 367 feet long of Moss Hutchison Line, Liverpool) Own Page

ASSIOUT closes at Glasgow for receiving general cargo for Mediterranean Ports

Ship's locationGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Sailing forTripoli (North Africa), Beyrout, Lattakia, Iskenderun, AlexandriaNet Tonnage1,539
Outward cargoGeneral cargoGross Tonnage3422
Ships agentMoss Hutchison Line Ltd., 91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel. CENtral 6643Deadweght Tonnage4716

News Event

Tuesday, November 11, 1958 @ 1700
CITY OF SHREWSBURY (1947-1959 "Liberty-type" general cargo ship of Ellerman & Bucknall S.S. Company, London : 1969 scrapped at Hong Kong) Own Page

CITY OF SHREWSBURY closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Aden, Calcutta and Chalna

Ship's locationGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (England, U.K.)
Sailing forAden (Yemen), Calcutta (India) and Chalna (East Pakistan = now known as Bangladesh)
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Ships agentCity Line Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel. CENtral 9971

News Event

Monday, June 10, 2024 @ 1130
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News Event

Wednesday, October 29, 1958 @ 1700
SICILIAN (1948-1964 cargo liner 362 feet long in service with Ellerrman Papayanni Line : scrapped Shanghai 1971) Own Page

SICILIAN closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Mediterranean and Levant ports

Ship's locationPrince's Dock, Glasgow (Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Sailing forGibraltar, Malta, Piraeus, Volo, Thessaloniki, Istanbul, Izmir, Limassol, Famagusta, Tel Aviv, Haifa
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Ships agentCity Line Ltd., 75 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Tel. CENtral 9971

News Event

Wednesday, October 29, 1958 @ 1700
MAHOUT (1925-1961 General cargo liner of T & J Brocklebank, Liverpool) Own Page

MAHOUT closes at Birkenhead for receiving cargo for Port Said, Suez, Aden, Visakhapatnam, Calcutta

Ship's locationBirkenhead (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)
Sailing forPort Said, Suez, Aden, Visakhapatnam and Calcutta
Outward cargoGeneral cargo
Ships agentThos. & Jno. Brocklebank Ltd., Cunard Building, Liverpool. 3, U.K. Telephone Central 5633

News Event

Sunday, October 19, 1958 @ 0800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
STANVAC JAPAN (1953-1959 Oil tanker 631 feet 191.4m overall of Standard Vacuum Transportation Co. Ltd., London : 1960 converted to bulk carrier : 1975 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

10 British seamen killed in an explosion on the British tanker STANVAC JAPAN

Ship's location160 miles south west of Karachi (Pakistan)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Gross Tonnage17,380
Deadweght Tonnage26,492

One of the most dramatic of explosions on oil tankers was the STANVAC JAPAN.

   She was almost certainly tank cleaning when she exploded in the Arabian Sea in October, 1958. The explosion ripped the deck off almost all the center tanks and tossed the midships house into the sea. At least 19 were killed, including everybody on the bridge. 

News Event

Tuesday, November 4, 1958 @ 1700
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
BRESCIA (1947-1966 General cargo liner 339 feet long of Cunard Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Cunard's BRESCIA closes at Glasgow for receiving cargo for Mediterranean, Greece and Turkey

Ship's locationYorkhill Quay, Glasgow (Scotland, UK)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Sailing forCasablanca, Malta, Tripoli (North Africa), Piraeus, Thessaloniki, Istanbul and IzmirNet Tonnage2,107
Outward cargoGeneral cargoGross Tonnage3,841
Ships agentT L Duff & Co. Ltd., 24 George Square, Glasgow C.2,Deadweght Tonnage5,927

News Event

Friday, July 5, 1935 @ 1800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
CHESHIRE (1927-1939 Passenger / cargo liner of Bibby Line, Liverpool: 1939-1943 Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS CHESHIRE: 1943-1949 Troopship: 1949-1957 Emigrant ship to Australia: scrapped 1957) Own Page

CHESHIRE leaves Birkenhead for Gibraltar, Marseilles, Port Said, Port Sudan, Colombo and Rangoon

Ship's locationBirkenhead (England, U.K.)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Sailing forGibraltar, Marseilles, Port Said, Port Sudan, Colombo and RangoonGross Tonnage10,550
Outward cargoPassengers and general cargo
Ships agentBibby Bros & Company, Martins Bank Buildings, Water Street, Liverpool

News Event

Saturday, May 16, 1964 @ 1800
APAPA (1948-1968 Passenger and cargo liner 471 feet long of Elder Dempster Line, Liverpool) Own Page

Elder Dempster liner APAPA dinner menu at Freetown (Sierra Leone) on 16 May 1964

Ship's locationFreetown (Sierra Leone)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Vessel MasterCaptain J. A. BrookeGross Tonnage11,651

News Event

Wednesday, July 4, 1962 @ 1800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
ADMINISTRATOR (1958 - 1978 General cargo ship 489 feet long of T & J Harrison's Line, Liverpool) Own Page

ADMINISTRATOR left Port Sudan (Sudan, Africa) for Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzaniya)

Sailing forDar-es-Salaam (Tanzaniya)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, U.K.)
Sailed from berthPort Sudan (Sudan, Africa)

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 0800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
AMERICAN PRESS (1948-1967 General cargo ship 460 feet overall of United States Line, New York : 1971 scrapped) Own Page

AMERICAN PRESS at New York (USA) for Manchester (England, UK)

Ship's locationNew York (USA)Port of RegistryNew York (USA)
Sailing forManchester (England, UK)Gross Tonnage9,150

News Event

Wednesday, July 4, 1962 @ 0800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
APAPA (1948-1968 Passenger and cargo liner 471 feet long of Elder Dempster Line, Liverpool) Own Page

APAPA at Lagos (Nigeria) from Liverpool (England, UK)

Ship's locationLagos (Nigeria)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived fromLiverpool (England, UK)Gross Tonnage11,651

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 0800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
AUSTRALIA STAR (1935 - 1964 General cargo liner 543 feet long of Blue Star Line, London) Own Page

AUSTRALIA STAR at Wellington (North Island, New Zealand) for Avonmouth (England, UK)

Ship's locationWellington (North Island, New Zealand)Port of RegistryBelfast
Sailing forAvonmouth (England, UK)

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 1800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
BENLAWERS (1944-1968 General cargo ship 475 feet long of Ben Line / William Thomson Company, Edinburgh) Own Page

BENLAWERS leaves Singapore for Djakarta (= Jakarta, Java, Indonesia)

Sailing forDjakarta (= Jakarta, Java, Indonesia)Port of RegistryLeith (Scotland, UK)
Sailed from berthSingaporeNet Tonnage4,646
Gross Tonnage7,804

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 1800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
BENLOMOND (1957-1977 General cargo liner 508 feet long 17 knots of William Thomson's Ben Line, Leith) Own Page

BENLOMOND left Rotterdam (Netherlands) for Hull (England, UK)

Sailing forHull (England, UK)Port of RegistryLeith
Sailed from berthRotterdam (Netherlands)Net Tonnage6,001
Gross Tonnage10,325
Deadweght Tonnage12,010

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 0800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
BENNACHIE (1960-1964 General cargo liner of Ben Line, Edinburgh) Own Page

BENNACHIE at Antwerpen ( = Antwerp, Belgium) for London (UK)

Ship's locationAntwerpen ( = Antwerp, Belgium)Port of RegistryLeith, Scotland
Sailing forLondon (UK)Gross Tonnage9,885

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 1800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
BENVRACKIE (1955-1975 General cargo liner of William Thomson's Ben Line, Edinburgh) Own Page

BENVRACKIE left Singapore for Penang (Malaysia)

Sailing forPenang (Malaysia) Port of RegistryLeith (Scotland, UK)
Sailed from berthSingapore

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 0800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
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

CILICIA at Gibraltar for Glasgow (Scotland, UK)

Ship's locationGibraltarPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Sailing forGlasgow (Scotland, UK)Gross Tonnage11,136

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 0800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
CITY OF DURBAN (1954-1971 Passenger / cargo liner 541 feet overall of Ellerman Lines Ltd./ Ellerman & Bucknall Steamship Company, London : 1974 scrapped)) Own Page

CITY OF DURBAN at Cape Town (South Africa) for Beira (Mozambique)

Ship's locationCape Town (South Africa)Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Sailing forBeira (Mozambique)Net Tonnage7,523
Gross Tonnage13,345
Deadweght Tonnage11,400

News Event

Wednesday, July 4, 1962 @ 0800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
CITY OF LEEDS (1950-1975 General cargo ship 442 feet long of Ellerman Lines, London : 1977 scrapped) Own Page

CITY OF LEEDS at Labuan (Borneo, Malaysia) for Middlesbrough (England, UK)

Ship's locationLabuan (Borneo, Malaysia)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Sailing forMiddlesbrough (England, UK)Gross Tonnage7,622
Deadweght Tonnage11,055

News Event

Wednesday, July 4, 1962 @ 1800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
CITY OF MANCHESTER ( 1950 - 1971 General cargo liner 485 feet of Ellerman Line, London) Own Page

CITY OF MANCHESTER left Cape Town (South Africa) for Hull (England, UK)

Sailing forHull (England, UK)Port of RegistryLondon
Sailed from berthCape Town (South Africa)

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 1800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
CITY OF PRETORIA (1947-1967 General cargo liner of Ellerman & Bucknall Line, London) Own Page

CITY OF PRETORIA left Gravesend (London, UK) for Beira (Mozambique)

Sailing forBeira (Mozambique)Port of RegistryLondon
Sailed from berthGravesend (London, UK)Gross Tonnage8,450

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 0800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
CRETIC (1955-1972 General cargo ship of Shaw Savill, London) Own Page

CRETIC at Fremantle (Australia) for Brisbane (Australia)

Ship's locationFremantle (Australia)Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Sailing forBrisbane (Australia)Gross Tonnage11,151

News Event

Wednesday, July 4, 1962 @ 0800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
DEBRETT (1940-1955 then 1956-1964 General cargo ship of Lamport & Holt Line, Liverpool : 1964 Scrapped) Own Page

DEBRETT at Las Palmas (Gran Canaria, Spain) for Porto Alegre (Brazil)

Ship's locationLas Palmas (Gran Canaria, Spain)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Sailing forPorto Alegre (Brazil)Gross Tonnage6,244

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 0800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
EMPRESS OF ENGLAND (1957-1970 Passenger Liner 640 feet long of Canadian Pacific Steamships, Liverpool : 1975 scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan) Own Page

EMPRESS OF ENGLAND at Liverpool (UK) from Montreal (Canada)

Ship's locationLiverpool (UK)Port of RegistryLiverpool
Arrived fromMontreal (Canada) Gross Tonnage25,585
Deadweght Tonnage8,910

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 0800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
FAIRSEA (1949-1969 Passenger Liner of Alvion SS Co / A Vlasov / Sitmar / Societa Trasporti Marittimi SpA (SITMAR) : 1969 scrapped at La Spezia (Italy) Own Page

FAIRSEA at Brisbane (Australia) for Southampton (UK)

Ship's locationBrisbane (Australia)Port of RegistryItaly
Sailing forSouthampton (UK)Gross Tonnage13,433

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 0800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
IMPERIAL STAR (1948-1971 General cargo ship 573 feet long of Blue Star Line, London : 1971 scrapped) Own Page

IMPERIAL STAR at Sydney (Australia) for Brisbane (Australia)

Ship's locationSydney (Australia)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Sailing forBrisbane (Australia)

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 0800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
LOCH AVON (1947- 1967 Refrigerated / General cargo liner 498 feet long of Royal Mail Lines, London) Own Page

LOCH AVON at Wilmington (Delaware, USA) for London (UK)

Ship's locationWilmington (Delaware, USA)Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Sailing forLondon (UK)Gross Tonnage8,617
Deadweght Tonnage10,741

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 0800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
NORFOLK (1955- Refrigerated / General cargo ship 551 feet long of P & O Steam Navigation Co. / New Zealand Shipping Company, London) Own Page

NORFOLK at Napier (North Island, New Zealand) for New Plymouth (North Island, New Zealand)

Ship's locationNapier (North Island, New Zealand)Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Sailing forNew Plymouth (North Island, New Zealand)Net Tonnage6,484
Gross Tonnage11,080
Deadweght Tonnage13,923

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 1800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
PAMPAS (1944-1946 Infantry Landing Ship : 1946-1964 Returned as general cargo ship to owners Royal Mail Lines, London) Own Page

PAMPAS left Gravesend (London, UK) for Maracaibo (Venezuela)

Sailing forMaracaibo (Venezuela)Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Sailed from berthGravesend (London, UK)Gross Tonnage5,576

News Event

Wednesday, July 4, 1962 @ 1800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
PORT HOBART (1946-1970 Cargo liner of Port Line, London) Own Page

PORT HOBART left Aden (Yemen) for Liverpool (UK)

Sailing forLiverpool (UK)Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Sailed from berthAden (Yemen)

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 1800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
PORT JACKSON (1937-1967 General cargo ship of Port Line, London : 1967 Scrapped) Own Page

PORT JACKSON left Rotterdam (Netherlands) for Bluff (New Zealand)

Sailing forBluff (New Zealand)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Sailed from berthRotterdam (Netherlands)Gross Tonnage9,687

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 0800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
PORT LAUNCESTON (1957-1977 General cargo ship of Port Line Ltd., London) Own Page

PORT LAUNCESTON at Melbourne (Australia) for Newcastle (New South Wales, Australia)

Ship's locationMelbourne (Australia)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Sailing forNewcastle (New South Wales, Australia)Gross Tonnage10,468

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 0800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
PORT LINCOLN (1946-1971 Refrigerated / general cargo liner of Port Line, London : 1971 scrapped) Own Page

PORT LINCOLN at London (U.K.) from Brisbane (Australia)

Ship's locationLondon (U.K.)Port of RegistryLondon (U.K.)
Arrived fromBrisbane (Australia)Gross Tonnage7,250

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 1700
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
QUEEN MARY (1936-1940 Passenger liner 1,019.4 ft (310.7 m) of Cunard Line: 1940-1946 Troopship: 1946-1967 returned to service with Cunard Line, Liverpool) Own Page

QUEEN MARY left Southampton (UK) for New York (USA)

Sailing forNew York (USA)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)
Sailed from berthSouthampton (UK)

News Event

Wednesday, July 4, 1962 @ 0800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
QUEENSLAND STAR (1957-1972 Refrigerated cargo liner of Blue Star Line, London) Own Page

QUEENSLAND STAR at Bluff (New Zealand) for Napier (New Zealand)

Ship's locationBluff (New Zealand)Port of RegistryLondon (UK)
Sailing forNapier (New Zealand)Gross Tonnage9,920

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 0800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
SALAVERRY (1946-1967 General cargo ship 466 feet overall of Pacific Steam Navigation Company, Liverpool) Own Page

SALAVERRY at Liverpool (UK) from Valpariso (Chile)

Ship's locationLiverpool (UK)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)
Arrived fromValpariso (Chile)Gross Tonnage6,647

News Event

Wednesday, July 4, 1962 @ 1700
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
SWAN RIVER (1959-1971 General cargo ship 487 feet overall of British Empire Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. & Empire Transport Co. Ltd. - Houlder Brothers, Newport : 1983 scrapped at Bombay, India) Own Page

SWAN RIVER left Newport (Wales, UK) for Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Sailing forBuenos Aires (Argentina)Port of RegistryNewport (Wales, UK)
Sailed from berthNewport (Wales, UK)Net Tonnage5,354
Gross Tonnage9,470
Deadweght Tonnage12,920

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 1700
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
SYLVANIA (1957-1968 Passenger liner 608 feet long of Cunard Line, Liverpool) Own Page

SYLVANIA left Cobh (Ireland)f for New York (USA)

Sailing forNew York (USA)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England, UK)
Sailed from berthCobh (Ireland)Net Tonnage11,679
Gross Tonnage22,017
Deadweght Tonnage9,345

News Event

Wednesday, July 4, 1962 @ 1700
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
TAMELE (1944-1967 General cargo ship of Elder Dempster Line, Liverpool) Own Page

TAMELE left Lagos (Nigeria) for Liverpool (UK)

Sailing forLiverpool (UK)Port of RegistryLiverpool (England)
Sailed from berthLagos (Nigeria)Gross Tonnage7,172

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 1700
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
UNITED STATES (1952-1969 Passenger liner 990 feet long (302 metres) of United States Lines, New York) Own Page

UNITED STATES left Southampton (UK) for New York (USA)

Sailing forNew York (USA)Port of RegistryNew York City (USA)
Sailed from berthSouthampton (UK)

News Event

Thursday, July 5, 1962 @ 0800
The date is correct but time is unknown and the time shown here is only our best estimate
WINDSOR CASTLE (1960-1977 Passenger / cargo liner of Union Castle Mail Steam Ship Company, London) Own Page

WINDSOR CASTLE at Cape Town (South Africa) for Durban (South Africa)

Ship's locationCape Town (South Africa)Port of RegistryLondon (England, UK)
Sailing forDurban (South Africa)Gross Tonnage37,640

News Event

Monday, January 8, 2024 @ 1231
GLENLEE (1992- A 3-masted barque 245.34 feet (74.83 met long and a static floating museum ship at Riverside Museum, Glasgow)) Own Page

GLEENLEE static museum ship at Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Ship's locationRiverside Museum, GlasgowPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)

News Event

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 @ 1323
LOCH BHRUSDA (1996- Ro-ro ferry 35m overall carrying 150 passengers and 18 cars for Caledonian MacBrayne, Gourock) Own Page

Caledonian MacBrayne's LOCH BHRUSDA arrives at Largs with passengers and vehicles from Cumbrae

Arrived fromCumbrae Slip (Great Cumbrae, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, UK)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, UK)
Arrived in berthLargs Slip (Largs, Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage246
Cargo carried on arrivalPassengers and vehicles
Ships agentCaledonian MacBrayne, Gourock, Scotland

   The usual vessel serving on the Caledonian MacBrayne’s Largs – Cumbrae service is the LOCH SHIRA but she has been out of service for around a month after a heavy goods vehicle damaged the hinges of a ramp, so, as temporary replacements, CalMac have tasked two smaller capacity vessels LOCH TARBERT and LOCH BHRUSDA onto the service.

   The replacement parts for the damaged ramp were not readily available and needed to be specially manufactured (in Poland ?).   

   In the first image the vessel on the left is LOCH TARBERT leaving Largs and the vessel on the right is LOCH BHRUSDA about to approach Largs and then land on the slipway.

News Event

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 @ 1000
WAVERLEY (1974- Excursion paddle steamer 240 feet long of Waverley Steam Navigation Co. Ltd) Own Page

WAVERLEY poster for her 2024 sailings

Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Gross Tonnage693

News Event

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 @ 1216
HAV ALDA (2000- General cargo ship 82m long of Navigare Shipping, Runavík, Faroe Islands) Own Page

HAV ALDA from Loch Striven Fish Farms and entering Largs Channel and heading for Fairlie Quay

Ship's locationEntering Largs Channel (Firth of Clyde)Port of RegistryRunavík (Faroe Islands)
Arrived fromLoch Striven Fish Farms, Loch Striven, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, UK)Gross Tonnage2,301
Cargo carried on arrivalFish Feed ?Deadweght Tonnage3,159

News Event

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 @ 1215
LOCH TARBERT (1992- Ro-ro ferry 30m overall carrying 142 passengers and 17 cars for Caledonian MacBrayne, Gourock) Own Page

Caledonian MacBrayne's LOCH TARBERT arrives at Largs with passengers and vehicles from Cumbrae

Arrived fromCumbrae Slip (Great Cumbrae, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, UK)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, UK)
Arrived in berthLargs Slip (Largs, Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage211
Cargo carried on arrivalPassengers and vehiclesDeadweght Tonnage72
Ships agentCaledonian MacBrayne, Gourock, Scotland

   The usual vessel serving on the Caledonian MacBrayne’s Largs – Cumbrae service is the LOCH SHIRA but she has been out of service for around a month after a heavy goods vehicle damaged the hinges of a ramp, so, as temporary replacements, CalMac have tasked two smaller capacity vessels LOCH TARBERT and LOCH BHRUSDA onto the service.

 

   The replacement parts for the damaged ramp were not readily available and needed to be specially manufactured (in Poland ?).

News Event

Friday, May 11, 1962 @ 1630
PALUDINA (1949-1964 Oil products tanker 430 feet overall of Shell Tankers UK., London : 1964 scrapped at Bruges, Belgium) Own Page

Shell tanker PALUDINA arrives at Ardrossan Harbour with a cargo of bitumen from Stanlow

Arrived fromStanlow (on Manchester Ship Canal, England)Port of RegistryLondon (U.K.)
Arrived in berth12 Ocean Tanker Berth, Ardrossan Harbour, Scotland, U.K., assisted at bow by tug SEAWAY Net Tonnage2,926
Master of vessel on arrivalJonesGross Tonnage6,414
Draught aft on arrival21' 00" feetDeadweght Tonnage9,360
Cargo carried on arrivalBitumen
Ships agentT L Duff, Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan

Image of PALUDINA contributed by Michael Potts

News Event

Monday, January 8, 2024 @ 1231
The actual date and time are unknown and details shown here are our best estimate
GLENLEE (1992- A 3-masted barque 245.34 feet (74.83 met long and a static floating museum ship at Riverside Museum, Glasgow)) Own Page

Static exhibit sailing ship GLENLEE at Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Ship's locationRiverside Museum, GlasgowPort of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)

News Event

Monday, January 8, 2024 @ 1230
The actual date and time are unknown and details shown here are our best estimate
Own Page

New Govan Footbridge at Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Ship's locationRiverside Museum, Glasgow

 

The new footbridge arrived at Riverside Museum, Glasgow and, when completed, will enable pedestrians and cyclists to cross the River Clyde between Govan (on the south bank) and Pointhouse on the north bank.

News Event

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 @ 1511
FORTH WARRIOR (2016- Tug / Workboat 27m overall of Briggs Marine) Own Page

FORTH WARRIOR passing Custom House Quay, Greenock (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.)

Ship's locationPassing Custom House Quay, Greenock, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.Port of RegistryLeith (Scotland,U.K.)
Arrived fromBuoy maintenance in Firth of Clyde (Scotland, UK)Gross Tonnage178.90

FORTH WARRIOR has been working on the Clyde Waters on buoy maintenance, and on her afterdeck can be seen two green buoys, Skelmorlie Bank Number 32 and Warden Bank.

News Event

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 @ 1709
SHOALWAY (2010- Hopper Dredger 90m overall of Owner: Boskalis Westminster Ltd Manager: Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster NV) Own Page

Hopper dredger SHOALWAY passes Esplanade at Greenock on passage upriver to Glasgow

Ship's locationPassing Esplanade at Greenock, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, U.K.Port of RegistryLimassol (Cyprus)
Arrived fromSpoil dumping grounds in Firth of Clyde (roughly midway between Gourock Pier and Blairmore)Deadweght Tonnage5,490
Sailing forRiver Clyde and docklands at Glasgow
Cargo carried on arrivalLight = no river spoil remaining on board (she had earlier emptied the spoil at the dumping ground)

SHOALWAY was engaged in dredging the upper seagoing reaches of the River Clyde at Glasgow and then carrying the spoil from the riverbed to the dumping ground off Gourock.

News Event

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 @ 1204
SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE (2021- Cruise ship 236m 776 feet of Saga Cruises, Folkestone, England) Own Page

Saga Cruises SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE at Holy Loch (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, UK)

Ship's locationHoly Loch (Firth of Clyde, Scotland, UK)Port of RegistryLondon (U.K.)
Arrived fromBelfast (Northern Ireland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage58,199
Sailing forGreencastle (County Donegal, Ireland)
Cargo carried on arrivalPassengers
Outward cargoPassengers

The liner in Holy Loch, with mist covered mountains in the background.

Passengers from the liner were landed at a pontoon at Holy Loch, Marina by yellow coloured ship's tenders.

News Event

Monday, May 13, 2024 @ 1340
ISLE OF ARRAN (1984- Passenger and vehicle ferry 84.9m long of Caledonian MacBrayne, Gourock) Own Page

Caledonian MacBrayne's ISLE OF ARRAN loading and leaving Brodick (Isle of Arran) for Ardrossan

Ship's locationBrodick (Isle of Arran, Firth of Clyde) Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Outward cargoPassengers and vehicles Gross Tonnage3,296
Ships agentCaledonian MacBrayne, Gourock, Scotland

News Event

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 @ 1237
ARGYLE (2006- Passenger and vehicle ferry of Caledonian MacBrayne, Gourock) Own Page

Caledonian MacBrayne's ARGYLE approaches Wemyss Bay Pier with passengers and vehicles from Rothesay

Ship's locationApproaching Wemyss Bay Pier (Firth of Clyde) inbound with passengers and vehicles from RothesayPort of RegistryGlasgow (UK)
Arrived fromRothesay, Isle of Bute, Firth of Clyde (Scotland, U.K.)
Cargo carried on arrivalPassengers and vehicles
Ships agentCaledonian MacBrayne, Gourock, Scotland

Behind ARGYLE, at the Cowal coastline, is the chemical / oil products tanker SLOMAN HESTIA, outward bound from Rothesay Dock, Clydebank to Whitegates, Ireland.

News Event

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 @ 1237
SLOMAN HESTIA (2017- Chemical / Oil products tanker 145m overall of Sloman Neptun Schiffahrts Ag - Bremen, Germany) Own Page

SLOMAN HESTIA passing Innellan, Firth of Clyde (Scotland, U.K.) bound for Whitegate (Ireland)

Ship's locationOff Innellan, Firth of Clyde (Scotland, U.K.) Port of RegistrySt John's (Antigua and Barbuda)
Arrived fromRothesay Dock, Clydebank (Scotland, UK)Gross Tonnage11,316
Sailing forWhitegate (Ireland)Deadweght Tonnage16,473
Outward cargoLight ship = no cargo on board

 

And these last two images show Caledonian MacBrayne's ARGYLE arriving at Wemyss Bay (Firth of Clyde) at 1243 that day with SLOMAN HESTIA in the far background distance off the Toward Lighthouse.

News Event

Monday, May 13, 2024 @ 1457
ISLE OF ARRAN (1984- Passenger and vehicle ferry 84.9m long of Caledonian MacBrayne, Gourock) Own Page

Caledonian MacBrayne's ISLE OF ARRAN discharging at Ardrossan Ferry Terminal

Arrived fromBrodick (Isle of Arran)Port of RegistryGlasgow (Scotland, U.K.)
Arrived in berthArran Berth, Ardrossan Harbour (Scotland, U.K.)Gross Tonnage3,296
Cargo carried on arrivalPassengers and vehicles
Ships agentCaledonian MacBrayne, Gourock, Scotland

Latest Comments

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E-mail from Nelson (Liverpool)        16 June 2024

 

   I am interested in your latest Clan Line item about CLAN ROSS at Birkenhead in 1958.

  Does anyone know the address of the Cayzer Irvine and Clan Line office in Liverpool in 1958 ?

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Any information please on 

   motor launch / cruiser PIONEER at Glasgow Riverside Museum

  and

  the unknown workboat at Govan Pontoon, Glasgow

these vessels may have been involved in the construction of the new Govan Bridge in January 2024.


 

 

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CLAN MACKINNON at New York in March 1954

  Yes, Clan Line's CLAN MACKINNON arrived in New York (USA) from London in March 1954.   This is well outwith the usual Clan Line trading areas.   Any suggestions as to why CLAN MACKINNON would be in New York  ?

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Harrison Line memories : the song Matilda by Harry Belafonte

 

Contributed by Jim (Birkenhead)  28 April 2024

 

I spent many enjoyable years with Harrison Line of Liverpool.

 

One of the memories when on the West Indies run was when in the Caribbean and in the ship’s crew mess or over the ship’s loudspeakers music was played.  

Harry Belafonte was always enjoyed, and when he sang Matilda, Coconut woman  and island in the sun all over the ship the crew would accompany him, singing out loudly, especially the word Matilda .   It it was amazing to hear everyone blasting out Matilda  at the top of their voices.

 

A few years after leaving Harrison’s I was at Bidston Dock and met an old shipmate from TACTICIAN and ADVENTURER.  He was walking his dog.  It’s name was Matilda.

 

A question for everyone, for something that has puzzled me was in Belafonte's song Matilda, who was Matilda and what was her story.    Does anyone know?

 

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AHMADU BELLO  (1963-1981) of Nigerian National Line

Contributed by J. (Engineer, London)  by e-mail 22 April 2024

   Does anyone remember AHMADU BELLO (1963-1981) a general cargo ship of Nigerian National Line : a frequent visitor to London, Birkenhead, Glasgow and Tees Dock.

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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

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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

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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.