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by Richard D
Wed May 11, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: VIC32
Replies: 2
Views: 564

VIC32

VIC32, presently in James Watt Dock, will be going upriver on Friday to Yorkhill Quay, from where she will be doing day trips for the whole of next week. She was advertised to be working from Plantation Quay pontoon, but the Millennium Bridge (Science Centre) has broken down again.
by Richard D
Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: LA MOTTE PICQUET, ON THE BERTH AT FAIRLIE.
Replies: 2
Views: 831

Re: LA MOTTE PICQUET, ON THE BERTH AT FAIRLIE.

Looks as though the latest secret French weapon is a stern paddle-wheel
by Richard D
Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Sound to Sea
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Sound to Sea

Princes Dock like you've never seen it before. This link is to the video of last night's performance of "Sound to Sea" produced by Cryptic. GSS did a remarkable job in clearing 600m of pontoons and over 30 tons of anchors from the dock in just two days to allow the rehearsals for this show to start ...
by Richard D
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Commonwealth Games Flotilla
Replies: 31
Views: 7006

Re: Commonwealth Games Flotilla

The Flotilla has a special web page where some of the boats are featured - with a tracking system to watch their progress to Glasgow. Also on that website are links to the flotilla Facebook and Twitter pages where more of the boats are featured. http://www.flotilla2014.org.uk/boats.php More informat...
by Richard D
Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HMS Prince of Wales LB03 @ BAE Govan
Replies: 32
Views: 9059

Re: HMS Prince of Wales LB03 @ BAE Govan

The barge is due to leave BAE Govan on Monday 28th July. It's causing me some entertainment as most of the Commonwealth Flotilla will be leaving Glasgow the same day so we have some special arrangements to manage the passage of some 120 boats downriver - a few before the barge, and most following it...
by Richard D
Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde's Commonwealth Flotilla
Replies: 12
Views: 3811

Re: Clyde's Commonwealth Flotilla

To get back to the original topic - 200 applications for places in the flotilla have been received as of Friday, just 4 weeks after launching the event. I'll endeavour to post some news of some of the more interesting participants in due course.
by Richard D
Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: AMT Trader
Replies: 41
Views: 6970

Re: AMT Trader

Issued this afternoon| NOTICE TO MARINERS 59/12 RIVER CLYDE – BARGE MOVE On Sunday 4th November, the loaded large barge AMT TRADER will move from the west basin at BAE’s Govan yard to sea. The move will commence around 1100 with the barge clear of the basin and in the river by 1130. The barge is exp...
by Richard D
Thu May 10, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PUFFER VIC 32
Replies: 18
Views: 4957

Re: PUFFER VIC 32

Photo opportunities tomorrow are: (approximately)

Clydebank, by titan crane, eta 1130

Alongside Glenlee, eta 1400

To Plantation Quay, approx 1530.

Returning downriver on Monday morning.
by Richard D
Thu May 10, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PUFFER VIC 32
Replies: 18
Views: 4957

Re: PUFFER VIC 32

yorkieman wrote:Could well be our new generation of sub hunters!

Not according to this picture - artist unknown, but the print is in the office of the Forth & Clyde Canal Society.
by Richard D
Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Clydesite Database - The Future
Replies: 24
Views: 1804

Re: Clydesite Database - The Future

I had a word today with Christopher Mason, who chairs the Clyde Maritime Trust, keepers of Glenlee etc. He is willing to discuss whether this Trust might assist by being the charitable body that could "own" the database. Perhaps one of you who are most involved could have a word with him? I'm happy ...
by Richard D
Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Renfrew ferry incident
Replies: 6
Views: 881

Renfrew ferry incident

Story in the Daily Record today: "Caught on camera: Renfrew Ferry passengers scrabble to safety as water swamps into their boat" see: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2011/06/07/caught-on-camera-renfrew-ferry-passengers-scrabble-to-safety-as-water-swamps-into-their-boat-86908-23185399/
by Richard D
Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY
Replies: 38
Views: 4132

Re: WAVERLEY

Was there a problem with the electrics? Some friends who visited whilst she was in drydock reported a strong smell of burnt cable !
by Richard D
Tue May 24, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Lauren L
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: Lauren L

Just goes to show that I shouldn't assume anything from AIS data !
by Richard D
Mon May 23, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Lauren L
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: Lauren L

Hi Iain, from AIS history it looks as though she came into the Clyde for shelter. R
by Richard D
Mon May 23, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: GLENLEE
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: GLENLEE

I was on the ship today at about 5pm. She has been moving back and forward a few feet during the day, but well within the scope of the two telescopic gangways. The high bulwarks made it fairly comfortable on deck - but the quaysides around the new Museum are scarilly exposed. The shape of the buildi...
by Richard D
Sun May 22, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: GLENLEE
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: GLENLEE

It may look mid stream - but the dredging that was required for her new berth went into hard rocky substance that had not been dredged before. [edit - and some old wooden piles]
by Richard D
Fri May 20, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde inlet query
Replies: 6
Views: 923

Re: Clyde inlet query

It was built. This is an abbreviated history, from Jim Shead's waterway pages: "Description: Was a half-mile canal, with 3 locks, connecting the Forth & Clyde Canal to the River Clyde at a point opposite the River Cart, which could be navigated to Paisley. History: Authorised by an Act of 1836 and c...
by Richard D
Wed May 18, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde inlet query
Replies: 6
Views: 923

Re: Clyde inlet query

If I recall there was a canal branch that ran to the Forth and Clyde canal that joined the Clyde about there. Graham The Forth & Cart Canal joined the Clyde immediately to the west of Rothesay Dock. There used to be a small indent in the bank before the sheet steel piling for the Queens Quay colleg...
by Richard D
Wed May 04, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour
Replies: 30
Views: 3032

Alert: Glenlee to move on Thursday

s.v. Glenlee will say "yes" to AV tomorrow when she moves downriver to her Alternative Venue ;) at the new Riverside Museum.

I've heard that tugs are due at Yorkhill for 0930, but those with their ear closer to the water may have more accurate timings.

Richard
by Richard D
Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: New Govan Ferry - Pointhouse Workings
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: New Govan Ferry - Pointhouse Workings

Yes there was a proposal for a bridge - but about half way between the mouth of the Kelvin and the expressway bridge.
The attached sketch shows the "future bridge" and also an early version of the pontoon harbour which was superceded.
kelvin plan.jpg
RD
by Richard D
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: New Govan Ferry - Pointhouse Workings
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: New Govan Ferry - Pointhouse Workings

The works in the Kelvin are not just for the ferry. All of the small boat activity that is currently based alongside the Glenlee at Yorkhill Quay needs will be accomodated in "Kelvin Harbour" as it will not be possible to have pontoons fixed to the outside of the ship in her new location by the Muse...
by Richard D
Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: An Engineer on deck !
Replies: 0
Views: 156

An Engineer on deck !

I met an interesting couple today whilst helping take Het Leven ( a 100 yr old dutch barge - Tjalk, I think) up the canal from Bowling to Glasgow. Prakash is an Engineer on steam turbine powered LNG tankers trading between the middle east and Japan and is here to revalidate qualifications at the GCN...
by Richard D
Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: A dry dock fish problem - advice sought !
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: A dry dock fish problem - advice sought !

Thanks for all your comments so far. Angus wrote: "Is it a submersible pump sitting in a sub-floor 'sump' or 'hatbox' arrangement, e.g. Flygt, Grunfos, or equivalent ? " Yes, it is a fixed submersible pump sitting in a sump. I don't know the technical details unfortunately, but I have copied your th...
by Richard D
Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: A dry dock fish problem - advice sought !
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: A dry dock fish problem - advice sought !

Yes, the pump inlet is located in a well below the dock floor. The dock is filled by opening a sluice in the gate and, when the dock is not being used as a dry dock the gate remains open as this provides secure covered berthing for the two trip boats. We now have a net which is used to sweep fish ou...
by Richard D
Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: A dry dock fish problem - advice sought !
Replies: 9
Views: 409

A dry dock fish problem - advice sought !

I wonder if any of you have had experience of working with dry docks? The Seagull Trust Kirkintilloch branch have a new dry dock (built on the site of the Hay's slipway of puffer fame) and the built-in electric pump is far more powerful than we were used to in the old boathouse/dry dock. The first t...
by Richard D
Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour
Replies: 30
Views: 3032

Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Looking down the new slipway now under construction beside the TRansport Museum: 22032011.jpg Driving piles to which the ferry landing pontoon will be attached: 22032011_002.jpg New bollard for the Glenlee. I wonder when one of these traditional style bollards was last installed on the Clyde ? 22032...
by Richard D
Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour
Replies: 30
Views: 3032

Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Press release issued today from Glasgow Life, which is the organisation that now runs Museums, Parks etc, for the City Council: "Glasgow’s £74million new attraction, the Riverside Museum, will be opened by Glasgow City Council Leader Gordon Matheson in exactly three months time. The new home for Gla...
by Richard D
Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Is it the end for Clydesite
Replies: 207
Views: 13351

Re: Is it the end for Clydesite

Ruth has surfaced on TT, saying:
"Comment posted by Ruth Wynne on 13/03/2011 17:39:11
I have several messages! The first from dear Angus who gave me a liferope to get in and here I am. Blessings on every one of you!!"
by Richard D
Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour
Replies: 30
Views: 3032

Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

In answer to your questions, Stuart:
Museum opening date not yet fixed, and
Yes, there's a large education room that can be used for lectures. I'm not involved in any way with the museum, but have asked around to get this info.

By the way, W D Mersey is on her way, ETA Glasgow 2000 hrs today

RD
by Richard D
Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Developments up river
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Re: Developments up river

The winning bid for the development of Princes Dock, submitted by Floating Concepts:
floating concepts.jpg
by Richard D
Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour
Replies: 30
Views: 3032

Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

The Clyde Maritime Trust will occupy the eastern end of the building. This is their workshop for restoration and maintenance of historic craft: 07022011_009.jpg The main doors to the workshop are big enough to enable Clyde Harbour Ferry No.8 to be brought inside: 07022011_012.jpg The Trust's offices...
by Richard D
Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour
Replies: 30
Views: 3032

Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

As mentioned last night, I was able to get a quick look around the new museum yesterday.
07022011_004.jpg
The steel structure on the quay edge is the ticket booth for entry to the Glenlee
07022011_006.jpg
That's a locomotive on the left under wraps. When open, the Glenlee will fill the view out of the big window
07022011_005.jpg
The roof is remarkable as it has no supports to spoil the layout of the exhibits - but the project manager felt that it was more interesting before the decorative finish hid the steel work !
by Richard D
Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour
Replies: 30
Views: 3032

Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

I got an update today on the works. River Kelvin dredginng is now complete - despite delays caused by the large amount of junk involved. Loads of car tyres, and plenty of construction debris. Admiral Day is now well over half way through the Glenlee berth dredge, again the quantity of construction d...
by Richard D
Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Dredger on the Kelvin
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: Dredger on the Kelvin

Here are a couple of pictures taken by the contractor last weekend. I hope the crew of the workboat intended to leave their boat out to dry! W D Mersey is due up next week to take away the spoil from the Kelvin, which is in a temporary dump, and to excavate the new berth for the Glenlee. Thanks to D...
by Richard D
Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour
Replies: 30
Views: 3032

Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Admiral Day arrived this morning and was tied up at Yorkhill Quay astern of Glenlee.
RD
by Richard D
Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour
Replies: 30
Views: 3032

Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

CMT were told by the contractor that Admiral Day was leaving Fleetwood on Monday - but still no sign of it. Is ths normal behaviour by dredging companies?
by Richard D
Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Developments up river
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Developments up river

A variety of craft seen today working on the second phase of the improvements to the Glasgow College of Nautical Studies
by Richard D
Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour
Replies: 30
Views: 3032

Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

The Notice to Mariners now quotes Admiral Day as the dredger - maybe it's been subcontracted again ?
Admiral Day seems to have had its AIS switched off for over a year. Very strange.
by Richard D
Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour
Replies: 30
Views: 3032

Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Hmph. Westminster Dredging are quoting "bad weather" as the reason for delay. Not sure what weather they are referring to - more likely an extended hangover ? Lantic Bay is due in first in a "day or so" to do the Kelvin, sub contracted from Wyre Marine, then W D Mersey will arrive in about 10 days t...
by Richard D
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour
Replies: 30
Views: 3032

Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Stewart (or is it Stuart?) The only dredging being done by the CMT is as described - ie the Glenlee berth and Kelvin Harbour. The City Council will be doing a small capital dredge immediately in front of the new pontoon that they are planning on the opposite bank. Clydeport created a new catchment p...
by Richard D
Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour
Replies: 30
Views: 3032

The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Work starts tomorrow, Monday 10th January, on the Kelvin Harbour which is part of the infrastructure required for the Clye Maritime Trust's move from Yorkhill Quay to the new Riverside Nuseum. A Westminster Dredging grab dredger will leave the Mersey on Monday morning and begin work in the Kelvin as...
by Richard D
Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Tom Dunn
Replies: 7
Views: 1720

Re: Tom Dunn

This is very sad news. I first met Tom when Amazon Hope 2 visited Glasgow. He subsequently arranged for the Yarrow Seagull to be refitted and lengthened. Nothing was too much trouble for Tom - he was an absolute Gentleman.

Richard Davies
by Richard D
Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Govan Ferry
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

Re: Govan Ferry

try this one:

https://glasgow.bravosolution.co.uk/eso ... reset=true

then select the item labelled govan ferry.

R
by Richard D
Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Govan Ferry
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

Govan Ferry

Glasgow City Council have issued a tender notice for the operation of a new pedestrian ferry from their planned new landing stage at Water Row, Govan to the Clyde Maritime Trust's landing stage and slipway which is soon to be built in the River Kelvin beside the new transport Museum. The Trust have ...
by Richard D
Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: Christmas has arrived
Replies: 9
Views: 4608

Re: Christmas has arrived

How do we get to the arrivals page from the new Jolly Ho-Ho Christmas style front page ?
R
by Richard D
Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: THE MIGHTY ARK
Replies: 10
Views: 1055

Re: THE MIGHTY ARK

Fantastic quality film - Thanks!

Is that a reflection, or a signal lamp working above the bridge at around 2minutes 10 seconds into the film ? If it is, it seems strange that this is still used when so many more up to date means of communication are available.

Richard Davies
by Richard D
Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: BAE Systems - the Carriers letter
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: BAE Systems - the Carriers letter

Yes Alasdair, I agree BAE do rely too much on MoD work, although they do refer in the letter to the export potential of the new Frigate design.
by Richard D
Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: BAE Systems - the Carriers letter
Replies: 2
Views: 492

BAE Systems - the Carriers letter

Makes interesting reading - the full letter from BAE to the PM, published on the Treasury website, shows just how close we came to losing the 2 remaining yards on the Clyde. You can see it here: http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/hmtreasury_news.htm ( PS does anyone know if you can copy text from a .pdf ...
by Richard D
Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ROVER at Braehead
Replies: 12
Views: 1158

Re: ROVER at Braehead

Glenlee will remain in the ownership of the Clyde Maritime Trust. There are separate entrance booths being built to allow access to the Glenlee when she moves to the new Museum. No.8 ferry and a couple of other historic craft will move to a new pontoon to be constructed in the River Kelvin next to a...
by Richard D
Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HMS Duncan launch photos
Replies: 24
Views: 6401

Re: HMS Duncan launch photos

Here's a thread where we can put all the photos. I've quite a few but will put them up later tonight. For starters though here's one of Duncan taking her first dip in the Clyde on what was a glorious afternoon, with a fantastic crowd of folk witnessing the event. duncan1s.jpg Thanks, Stuart - that'...

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