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by Bill Harvey
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: The late Angus MacKinnon
Replies: 0
Views: 654

The late Angus MacKinnon

Gents, It is about a year or so since our good friend Angus departed us. A research colleague has today posted a request on the Clydebuilt website enquiring if anyone has knowledge of what happened Angus' records and more so, any photographic archive on breaking of Liberty ships at Troon? Any assist...
by Bill Harvey
Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Sealight of Glenlight Shipping Ltd
Replies: 8
Views: 4669

Re: Sealight of Glenlight Shipping Ltd

SEALIGHT O.N. 339317. 199g. 149n. 41.84 x 7.73 x 2.687 metres. 8-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (168 x 184mm) DV8NM vee type by Rolls Royce Ltd., Shrewsbury. 345 bhp 4.4.1970: Keel laid by Malta Drydocks Corporation Ltd., Cospicua, Malta (Yard No. 90) for Eggar Forrester (Holdings) Ltd., (G. T. Gillie & Blair Comp...
by Bill Harvey
Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: A Curious Venture by Iain Harrison published 2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1467

Re: A Curious Venture by Iain Harrison published 2006

Thanks for that but had seen it and thought the same. Four time the original price.

Bill



I have now sourced a copy on loan

Bill
by Bill Harvey
Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: A Curious Venture by Iain Harrison published 2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1467

A Curious Venture by Iain Harrison published 2006

For use in a project I am working on, I am trying to locate a copy of this publication either to borrow or to purchase.

Obviously if borrowed then all costs of shipment would be met.

Would be grateful for any pointers

Thanks in advance

Bill
by Bill Harvey
Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Svitzer Fleet
Topic: SVITZER SORRAH
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Re: SVITZER SORRAH

Trials at Rotterdam 7th January 2015
by Bill Harvey
Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: New tug for the Clyde
Replies: 15
Views: 2746

Re: New tug for the Clyde

davidwat wrote:That'll be some delivery voyage!
David,

A regular feature of Damen's operations is the transportation of their Chinese and Vietnamese built tugs on heavy lift vessels to Europe where they are made ready at Gorinchem, Hardinxveld or other Damen yards for delivery
by Bill Harvey
Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: New tug for the Clyde
Replies: 15
Views: 2746

New tug for the Clyde

During a trawl of Chinese shipyards on Sea Web database, I spotted that Damen Shipyards at Changde, are constructing an ASD2310 type for Clyde Marine Services. Yard No. 512916 - Keel was laid as far back as 26/3/2013 (presumably a stock hull) the name CMS WARRIOR is shown with IMO No. 9765184 for de...
by Bill Harvey
Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Svitzer Fleet
Topic: SVITZER SUTOR
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Re: SVITZER SUTOR

ST 2208 type with twin Caterpiller 3512 type main engines.
Builder - Brodogradiliste Novi Sad D O O , Novi Sad, Serbia
Currently stated as St. Vincent & The Grenadines flag.
by Bill Harvey
Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Svitzer Fleet
Topic: SVITZER SORRAH
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Re: SVITZER SORRAH

ST 2208 type with twin Caterpiller 3512 type main engines.
Builder - Brodogradiliste Novi Sad D O O , Novi Sad, Serbia
Currently stated as St. Vincent & The Grenadines flag.
by Bill Harvey
Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Svitzer Fleet
Topic: SVITZER OTWAY
Replies: 23
Views: 2191

Re: SVITZER OTWAY

Henk wrote:Thanks, sounds better!
But who is van Damme?
Piet van Damme, Belgium is the creator of the downloadable Tuglist and is also subscriber to TugTalk website.
by Bill Harvey
Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Svitzer Fleet
Topic: SVITZER OTWAY
Replies: 23
Views: 2191

Re: SVITZER OTWAY

TonyAllard wrote:id say she is probably being built in china or vietnam.
IMO 9679828.
St Vincent & Grenadines flag.
Damen yard/contract No. 544830. 299g.
08/11/2013 Launched by Ben Kien Shipbuilding Industry, Haiphong, Vietnam.
by Bill Harvey
Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Svitzer Fleet
Topic: SVITZER BARGATE
Replies: 9
Views: 1165

Re: SVITZER BARGATE

Svitzer Eston 545008 (9701968) 299g
Svitzer Bargate 545009 (9701970) 299g

Damen ATD2412 type both now stated on IHSF SeaWeb as completed 04th October 2014 by Ha Long Shipbuilding Co. at Ha Long, Vietnam

Presume heavy lift ship to Rotterdam for Damen commissioning then delivery
by Bill Harvey
Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: ESVAGT
Topic: ESVAGT CORNELIA
Replies: 1
Views: 1664

ESVAGT CORNELIA

Sister to CLAUDINE delivered by ASL Shipyard Pte Ltd, Singapore
Yard No. 1069 IMO 9678434
Keel 11/07/2013
Delivered 09/09/2014
by Bill Harvey
Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Svitzer Fleet
Topic: RAS AL ALLAJ QATAR
Replies: 2
Views: 587

Re: RAS AL ALLAJ QATAR

Sister AL ESAIWED also delivered.

Part of a seven vessel order
by Bill Harvey
Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Vroon Offshore
Topic: Vroon newbuilding order
Replies: 0
Views: 929

Vroon newbuilding order

Vroon have just placed an order for six 1750dwt anchor handling supply vessel from Fujian Southeast shipyard, China with delivery commencing December 2015
by Bill Harvey
Wed May 28, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Shipbuilders
Topic: BASRA
Replies: 7
Views: 3677

Re: BASRA

I asked the question of Lloyd's Register info dept and below is their response The BASRA (ex Naval ?) does not appear to have ever been in the Register Book. Although she was large enough for some reason she is simply not listed (1918-1940) under either name. There were BASRA's (and BASSRAH's) but t...
by Bill Harvey
Tue May 27, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Shipbuilders
Topic: BASRA
Replies: 7
Views: 3677

Re: BASRA

The same info remained unchanged and was still in MNL 1940 as a paddle steamer. However, she does not appear in the Lloyd's Registers on line with Plimsoll 1930 - 45, so is there potential that at some time pre-1930 she was either lost for whatever reason, scrapped, or de-registered in the colonies ...
by Bill Harvey
Sun May 19, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Teucer SS 1890 - Scotts
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Re: Teucer SS 1890 - Scotts

TEUCER (2nd of name in fleet) (1890 - 1906) Priam class steel steamship. O.N. 97797. 2,846g. 1,808n. 336.1 x 38.5 x 26.8 feet. C.2-cyl. (26½" & 52" x 60") engine (No. 334), made by the (shipbuilder’s) Greenock Foundry Company, Greenock. 1,560 IHP. 11 kts. 8.1889: Ordered from Scott & Company, Greeno...
by Bill Harvey
Mon May 13, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: OFFSHORE SUPPORT VESSELS
Topic: BAR PROTECTOR 1981
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: BAR PROTECTOR 1981

7814450 BAR PROTECTOR Ice strengthened, fire fighting / diving, maintenance support ship for offshore installations. Fitted with two diving moonpools. As built: 5,814g. 2,805n. 4,885d. 111.49 x 20.99 x 6.839 metres. Post 1984: 6,987g. 2,096n. 4,670d. Five, 16-cyl. 4 SCSA (250 x 300mm) Polar F216V-B ...
by Bill Harvey
Mon May 13, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: OFFSHORE SUPPORT VESSELS
Topic: STENA DRILLMAX
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Re: STENA DRILLMAX

9364942 STENA DRILLMAX (2007 - ) 58,295g. 17,489n. 98,000d. 227.8 x 42.0 x 13.0 metres Six, diesel powered 7.4megawatt electric generators, powering six fixed pitch, variable speed azimuthing propellers. 29.7.2005: Ordered from Samsung Heavy Industries, Koje, (Yard No. 1650) for Stena Drilling Ltd.,...
by Bill Harvey
Mon May 13, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: OFFSHORE SUPPORT VESSELS
Topic: WELLSERVICER
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Re: WELLSERVICER

8324579 WELLSERVICER Diving, maintenance support / fire fighting vessel, for offshore installations. 9,158g. 2,747n. 4,615d. 111.40 x 22.96 x 7.260 metres. Six, 18-cyl. 4 SCSA (210 x 210mm) Hedamora V18B/12 vee type oil engines by Hedemora Verkstader Ab, Hedemora, geared to 3 directional thrust cont...
by Bill Harvey
Wed May 08, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Mary Low SV 1876 - Robert Duncan & Co
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: Mary Low SV 1876 - Robert Duncan & Co

MARY LOW O.N. 72409. 910g. 855n. 197.6 x 32.6 x 19.4 feet 29.4.1876: Launched as MARY LOW by Robert Duncan & Company, Port Glasgow (Yard No. 17), for John Low of Greenock. 5.1876: Completed at a cost of £13,450. 1886: Sold to The Ship East Anglian Company, (Lang & Fulton, managers), and renamed EAST...
by Bill Harvey
Wed May 08, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Clandeboye SS 1913 - Scotts
Replies: 1
Views: 394

Re: Clandeboye SS 1913 - Scotts

CLANDEBOYE O.N. 132036. 612g. 233n. 780d. 180.3 x 28.2 x 10.8 feet. T.3-cyl. (15", 25½" & 41" x 30") engine made by Aitchison, Blair & Company Ltd., Glasgow. 85 RHP. 8.5.1913: Launched by Scott & Sons, Bowling (Yard No. 244), for John Kelly Ltd., (Samuel Kelly, manager). 5.1913: Completed. 4.10.1914...
by Bill Harvey
Sun May 05, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: RAIL EQUIPMENT
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Re: RAIL EQUIPMENT

Track leveller and ballast tamper
by Bill Harvey
Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: W.H.J. ALEXANDER – Sun tugs
Topic: SUN VI
Replies: 2
Views: 1489

Re: SUN VI

SUN VI (1915 - 1960) O.N. 93654. 139g. 17n. 90.0 x 19.6 x 10.1 feet. C.2-cyl. (17” & 35" x 24") engine by the shipbuilder. 500ihp. 11.1902: Completed as CONSERVATOR by Allsup & Company Ltd., Preston (Yard No. 178) for the King’s Lynn Conservancy Board, King’s Lynn. 1915: Purchased by William Henry J...
by Bill Harvey
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: Empire Lawn 1942 - Empire Tug
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: Empire Lawn 1942 - Empire Tug

Woody, What is your source for the line drawing. It appears slightly at odds with that included in the book EMPIRE TUGS in so much that it shows a forward mounted gun. I have a photograph of sister EMPIRE MEAD at the end of the war and there was no gun emplacement visible nor evidence where it would...
by Bill Harvey
Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: If at First you do not succeed - the loss of the DUNCRAG
Replies: 0
Views: 347

If at First you do not succeed - the loss of the DUNCRAG

DUNCRAG (1902 – 1904) steel. O.N. 115679. 563g. 280n. 165.2 x 28.2 x 12.0 feet. C.2-cyl. (20-5/8” & 44-3/8” x 30”) engine by the shipbuilder. 78nhp 7.5.1902: Completed by Bow McLachlan & Company Paisley (Yard No. 153) for Home Trade Steam Carrying Co. (John Gray Frew, manager), Glasgow. 5.1902: Comp...
by Bill Harvey
Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: PLEA FOR INFORMATION
Replies: 12
Views: 1392

Re: PLEA FOR INFORMATION

As a follow on but indirect request, I would like to ask if anybody has a copy of the book "A Tramp Shipping Dynasty - Burrell & Son" and would be able and willing to scan / print or photocopy pages 182 - 186 inclusive and send them to me? It goes without saying that all costs will be met. If so ple...
by Bill Harvey
Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Paton & Hendry and John Gray Frew
Replies: 0
Views: 1406

Paton & Hendry and John Gray Frew

I am hoping that someone may be able to assist me with my quest. Triggered by a question posed by another site member, in relation to something he was working on, I am currently collating the fleets owned / managed by Paton & Hendry / Hendry, MacCallum & Co. One of those fleets was The Home Trade St...
by Bill Harvey
Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Paton & Hendry and John Gray Frew
Replies: 1
Views: 1102

Paton & Hendry and John Gray Frew

I am hoping that someone may be able to assist me with my quest. Triggered by a question posed by another site member, in relation to something he was working on, I am currently collating the fleets owned / managed by Paton & Hendry / Hendry, MacCallum & Co. One of those fleets was The Home Trade St...
by Bill Harvey
Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: Berty 1914 - Dockyard Tug
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: Berty 1914 - Dockyard Tug

Four sisters by Scotts 245 - BUNTY 246 - FINLAY 247 - PINKY - completed as SKEEF 248 - BERTY BERTY O.N. 136193. 73g. 0n. 75.1 x 17.1 x 7.8 feet. C.2-cyl. (13” & 28” x 18”) engine by Gauldie, Gillespie & Company, Glasgow. 55nhp. 250ihp. 6.1914: Completed by Scott & Sons, Bowling (Yard No. 248) for R....
by Bill Harvey
Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: FLYING PHANTHOM
Replies: 12
Views: 2007

FLYING PHANTHOM

The following information was posted yesterday on another forum “There is a report in the Greenock Telegraph today Tuesday 11th December stating that criminal proceedings under the health and safety at work act 1974 have been raised at Dumbarton Sheriff Court involving the Port authority “Clydeport”...
by Bill Harvey
Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Clydesite in trouble again
Replies: 56
Views: 9860

Re: Clydesite in trouble again

Drifting helplessly, yet again, not under command since PM yesterday.

Although the boards can be seen, any attempt to open a posting results in a server error message.
by Bill Harvey
Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Alexandra Towing
Topic: SUN MERCIA
Replies: 1
Views: 877

Re: SUN MERCIA

SUN MERCIA fire-fighting tug. O.N. 718767. 449g. 134n. 33.02 x 10.45 x 3.300 metres. Two, 6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (270 x 305mm) Ruston 6RK270M type engines by Ruston Diesels Ltd., Newton-le-Willows, geared to twin forward mounted Voith-Schneider type multi-directional propulsion units. 3,860bhp. 12.6 kts....
by Bill Harvey
Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Alexandra Towing
Topic: SUN SURREY
Replies: 6
Views: 1550

Re: SUN SURREY

SUN SURREY fire-fighting tug. O.N. 721990. 378g. 113n. 30.98 x 10.97 x 4.676-inc.skeg, metres. Two, 6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (270 x 305mm) Ruston 6RK270M type engines by Ruston Diesels Ltd., Newton-le-Willows, geared to twin forward mounted Voith-Schneider type multi-directional propulsion units. 3,860bhp....
by Bill Harvey
Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Alexandra Towing
Topic: IONIA
Replies: 2
Views: 1509

Re: IONIA

IONIA O.N. 301193. 187g. 0n. 113' 7" x 28' 9" x 12' 6½". 6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (340 x 570mm) Polar MN16 type engine by British Polar Engines Ltd., Glasgow. 960bhp. 27 tons bollard pull. 12.5.1960: Launched by Henry Scarr Ltd., Hessle (Yard No. 771) for William Watkins Ltd., (Ship Towage (London) Ltd., m...
by Bill Harvey
Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Alexandra Towing
Topic: EGERTON
Replies: 1
Views: 780

Re: EGERTON

EGERTON fire-fighting tug. O.N. 721937. 195g. 57n. 29.01 x 8.51 x 6.3 metres. As built: 8-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (260 x 280mm) Crepelle 8SN1 type engine by Crepelle et Cie., Lille, geared to a single forward mounted Voith-Schneider type multi-directional propulsion unit. 1,500bhp. 12½ kts. 18 tons bollard ...
by Bill Harvey
Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: clydeport
Replies: 14
Views: 3765

Re: clydeport

Indeed this is true. I do not know the ins and outs of it yet but the coal is now coming into Belfast. There have been a good lot of coal ships in already, a good few of 'Hunterston' size, and we have the biggest ship ever to visit Belfast coming up (Panamax, 9 hatches). Initially we thought it was...
by Bill Harvey
Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Yewtree SS 1927 - Scotts
Replies: 1
Views: 522

Re: Yewtree SS 1927 - Scotts

YEWTREE (1) (1928 - 1960) O.N. 160189. 826g. 419n. 195.0 x 31.2 x 11.9 feet T.3-cyl. (15”, 25” & 40” x 27”) engine made by Fleming & Ferguson Ltd., Paisley. 90 rhp 26.10.1927: Launched by J. Scott & Sons, Bowling (Yard No. 311) for J. Stewart & Company, Glasgow. 1.1928: Completed 1933: Owners restyl...
by Bill Harvey
Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: A question from the 1970's
Replies: 0
Views: 774

A question from the 1970's

Also posted on sister site. I would be grateful if any Clyde based members, or indeed elsewhere could assist me in confirming, or otherwise, a vague memory from the mid 1970’s. The tugs STRONGBOW and BRIGADIER were both renamed to release those names for two new building tugs from Troon. As BATTLEAX...
by Bill Harvey
Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: PENDENNICK
Replies: 6
Views: 1493

Re: PENDENNICK

Last I have on her is 2009: Sold to Izax Offshore Ltd, Alfreton Derbyshire, 25 mile up the A38 from me.

Pretty sure there was a photo posted on another site quite recently of her in Scandinavia.
by Bill Harvey
Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Any ideas on this ship's identity?
Replies: 17
Views: 5158

Re: Any ideas on this ship's identity?

Scouring the WSS Doxford Turret book in the period suggested and the B on the funnel, and moreso clutching at straws, could it possiblby be the DICIEMBRE owned by Compania Bilbaina de Navigacion under Spanish flag? DICIEMBRE O.N. ? 3,482gt, 2,490nt 340.0 x 45.1 x 26.9 feet T 3 cyl by the shipbuilder...
by Bill Harvey
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Svitzer Fleet
Topic: SVITZER CASTLE
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: SVITZER CASTLE

9316397 CASTLE POINT twin azimuthing screw fire-fighting tug. 381g. 115n. 260d. 32.5 x 11.62 x 5.0 metres. Two, 6-cyl. 4 SCSA (255 x 400mm) MaK 6M25 type engines by Caterpillar Motoren GmbH & Company KG, Kiel, geared to twin stern mounted azimuthung propeller units. 3,960bhp. 13½ kts. 2004: Ordered ...
by Bill Harvey
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: The ultimate Clan?
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: The ultimate Clan?

Perhaps, with the high superstructure and raised cranes, potential for stacked (refrigerated ?) containers on deck giving a bit more flexibility.
by Bill Harvey
Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: MAYDAY
Topic: STENA Ferry / Cargo Ship
Replies: 3
Views: 988

Re: STENA Ferry / Cargo Ship

The still unrepaired UNION MOON was towed out from Belfast on 18th August 2012 by the tug WESTSUND bound to Flushing where it has been said she will be converted into a crane vessel.
by Bill Harvey
Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Without Prefix
Topic: DUBLIN VIKING
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Re: DUBLIN VIKING

As an aside, the still unrepaired UNION MOON was towed out from Belfast on 18th August 2012 by the tug WESTSUND bound to Flushing where it has been said she will be converted into a crane vessel.
by Bill Harvey
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Is it the end for Clydesite
Replies: 207
Views: 14898

Re: Is it the end for Clydesite

Well it was not totally unexpected based on his past performances !
by Bill Harvey
Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Clydesite in trouble again
Replies: 56
Views: 9860

Clydesite in trouble again

All boards closed down about midnight removing all previous postings but sporatic and limited activity this morning.

Webmaster, when alerted via facebook has subsequently replied "It looks like the site has been hijacked" and is contacting the server people.
by Bill Harvey
Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: Changes at Londonderry
Replies: 0
Views: 405

Changes at Londonderry

Londonderry Port & Harbour Commisioners have done a reorganisation of their operation effective from today. Now two operational sectors. Londonderry Port has been rebranded as Foyle Ports. The fleet of 3 tugs, 2 dredgers and other small craft are now under Foyle Marine Services and have a new logo o...
by Bill Harvey
Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Gautrain in S. Africa trials
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Re: Gautrain in S. Africa trials

Some notes that I should have included are Train is moving away on the further away track. If you look closely at the radiused panel where the coupler would normally be seen you can see a reflection of the track it is on and to the right of that the nearer track reflection running up and appearing l...

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