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by SCameron
Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 11610

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2016

Heading to Garvel today
by SCameron
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2015
Replies: 120
Views: 31209

Re: WAVERLEY 2015

As well as being the paddler's last sailing of 2015, Sunday will also be the last day that she will be under the command of Capt Andy O'Brian who will be leaving Waverley Excursions at the end of the month, after 10 years service with the company. Capt O'Brian will be joining the Clyde Pilots. Best ...
by SCameron
Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Nahlin
Replies: 3
Views: 1346

Re: Nahlin

View of her passing down the Sound of Mull heading for Tobermory on Saturday (25/4/2015) at Kilchoan blog http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zLMn7hnX5bQ/VTuRJwz8P5I/AAAAAAAAjig/dYtBUqZIDyk/s1600/1%2Byacht.jpg Philip Siddall's picture of her at anchor in Tobermory Bay is here https://www.flickr.com/photos/111...
by SCameron
Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2014
Replies: 85
Views: 27647

Re: WAVERLEY 2014

I see that she has steamed back round from Weymouth to Southampton. Must be costing WEL a fortune keeping the crew on well beyond the budgeted date. I'm not really in close touch with events these days, Alasdair, but I believe that most of the crew have now left the ship and are on leave. I believe...
by SCameron
Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2014
Replies: 85
Views: 27647

Re: WAVERLEY 2014

Very sad news Gav. In spite of this Scottish name Ian was, of course, a Bristol Channel man with his early involvement in coastal passenger steamers being with the famous white funnel fleet founded by Peter and Alex Campbell, the sons of the Victorian Clyde Steamer operator Capt Bob Campbell of Kilm...
by SCameron
Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Hampshire II - Superyacht
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Re: Hampshire II - Superyacht

A real beauty. I wonder if he gets a discount on his diesel ? ;) Mr Radcliff is a tough negotiator. Recently he pointed out that the strike price that PM David Cameron had negotiated with EdF (circa £95/Mwh) to secure their in involvement in the new Hinkley Point nuclear generating station, to be b...
by SCameron
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Commonwealth Games Flotilla
Replies: 31
Views: 8175

Re: Commonwealth Games Flotilla

Alisdair Tickets now on sail - adult fare for the Greenock (0930 returning 1600) sailing is £25. Note she will not be sailing from Glasgow on 27th and 28th July and 2nd Aug due to CG restrictions. Alternative sailing are being offered. Not aware of any berth changes so far Full Scotland timetable he...
by SCameron
Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Commonwealth Games Flotilla
Replies: 31
Views: 8175

Commonwealth Games Flotilla

Paddle Steamer Waverley is now scheduled to escort a flottila of approximately 250 sail and motor yachts and other craft between Greenock and Glasgow on the fourth day of the Commonweath Games event, Saturday 26th July 2014. Waverley will sail from Greenock (0930) and Helensburgh (1000) upriver to t...
by SCameron
Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Heads Up: Ben-my-Chree
Replies: 7
Views: 1964

Re: Heads Up: Ben-my-Chree

Its a very long time since we've seen an Isle of Man Steam Packet Co vessel on the Clyde - must be 28-29 years I guess.

Who maintains the Inchgreen Drydock in an operational condition?

SC
by SCameron
Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PSPS Websites - Major Changes
Replies: 1
Views: 1041

PSPS Websites - Major Changes

Please note that all previous Paddle Steamer Preservation Society (PSPS) Regional Branch websites / blogs have now closed. The new PSPS National Website can be accessed at the following link. Individual Branch News and events will be accessible via individual branch sections within the new website. ...
by SCameron
Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Merry Christmas

I want to wish all members of Clyde Maritime a very Merry Christmas. As some of you may know 2013 has not been a great one personally. It has posed a number of health challenges for both my Dad and myself and this has reduced my ability to participate on CM and in many of my other non-work related a...
by SCameron
Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: New Shipbuilding Database
Replies: 9
Views: 2243

Re: New Shipbuilding Database

Clydebuilt1971 wrote:This is great news. I have a collection of Lamonts yard photos and also shots from the Climie Collection if images are required!

G

Good news indeed - best wishes with this venture, gentlemen

Regards
Stuart Cameron.
by SCameron
Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:20 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Hunterston Windfarm
Replies: 8
Views: 2663

Re: Hunterston Windfarm

As I understand it this site is a wind turbine test facility with three 'stands' i.e. up to 3 machines can be installed and tested at one time. So, presumably, there will be a fair degree of on-going activity as subsequent machines are brought in, assembled, tested, dismantled and taken away? Or are...
by SCameron
Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:57 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame ´2013 Inductees
Replies: 1
Views: 585

Re: Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame ´2013 Inductees

Sorry about type errors above - was struggling with German Apple keyboard - renewed link above will take you straight to the listings of the 4 new 2013 inductees
by SCameron
Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame ´2013 Inductees
Replies: 1
Views: 585

Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame ´2013 Inductees

Four new inductees to the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame were announced at the 104th Janes Watt Dinner in Glasgow on 4th October 2013. They were: William John MacQuorn Rankine, the world renowned Professor of Civil Engineering & Mechanics at Glasgow University in the mid 19th Century, Sir William...
by SCameron
Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Alex Morrison R.I.P.
Replies: 6
Views: 1080

Re: Alex Morrison R.I.P.

Belatedly, may I also add my expression of deep sadness at learning of Alex's passing ( just in the last few minutes while checking out recent posts in my hotel room in Berlin,, of all places! I don't get time to check the site so often these days). Although I have worked for 'Babcocks' in Renfrew f...
by SCameron
Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 80215

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Hi Stuart,

Cpt Stein was on board during some of the Western Isles sailings in 2004 I seem to recall? Was that the last time he was on board.

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Gav, thought it was 2006 but you might be right, I think he'd done some London sails since then.
by SCameron
Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 80215

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

The visit by the two Lake Lucerne paddle steamer masters to Waverley on the Clyde this weekend is a reminder of a long association between the two areas with regards to paddle steamers. The first paddle steamers on the lake appeared in the late 1820s after Swiss engineers had visited some of the Cly...
by SCameron
Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 80215

WAVERLEY 2013

Check out the two special flags being flown above Waverley's bridge this weekend. They are the flags of the Swiss cantons of Luzern ( blue and white) and Unterwalden (red and white). They are being flown to welcome two paddle steamer masters (of the flagship PS Stadt Luzern and PS Unterwalden) from ...
by SCameron
Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: NEW MAST AT ROSNEATH POINT
Replies: 6
Views: 2013

Re: NEW MAST AT ROSNEATH POINT

Very prominent when viewed from Greenock - some compensation for losing Inverkip chimney I guess:)
SC
by SCameron
Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 80215

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Alongside Helensburgh Pier today with a fair crowd on board. 8-) Paul, Piper is Mr John Low of Helensburgh Pipe Band (and Doosan Babcock!) - think his colleagues may have been braving the rain at "the Worlds" on Glasgow Green. It was a dreich sail down river and I jumped ship here for a quick visit...
by SCameron
Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 80215

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

riverman wrote:Waverley alongside Helensburgh this morning on a rather dull day but improving later. :-P
Paul - yes, Capt Steve Colledge (hence the St David's pennant on the jackstaff) I believe Capt Steve Mishel was on midweek (St Andrews salstice). Capt O'Brian flies the Pilot Jack.

SC
by SCameron
Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 80215

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Quote S Cameron Post# 123. The current restriction in passenger loadings represents about a 15-20% reduction compared to previous levels - this would not have been such a problem in the previous five or six July periods but the good weather this year will have accentuated the effect of the restrict...
by SCameron
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 80215

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

It occurred to me that, had we sailed to Largs first and then Rothesay on the return trip, then we would have made up a lot of time and fuel. Duncan, Returning to Largs first would indeed have saved time but it would have represented a big problem for those passengers that embarked at Largs on the ...
by SCameron
Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 80215

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Angus, Thanks for your note. Much of what you have written concurs closely with the views of many Waverley supporters (including me). You may not be aware that there has been significant changes in the management team in recent years to some effect but not to sufficient effect. So, in terms of manag...
by SCameron
Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 80215

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

The current restriction in passenger loadings represents about a 15-20% reduction compared to previous levels - this would not have been such a problem in the previous five or six July periods but the good weather this year will have accentuated the effect of the restriction. The current certificate...
by SCameron
Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Inverkip Chimney Bights the Dust
Replies: 1
Views: 1159

Inverkip Chimney Bights the Dust

The last moments of Scotland's tallest free-standing structure, the 778 feet tall chimney of the former Inverkip Power Station can be viewed in this BBC video

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-g ... t-23479026
by SCameron
Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: The 60 Year Armistice
Replies: 1
Views: 633

The 60 Year Armistice

The Korean War was something of a blind spot for me until I visited the Republic of Korea (i.e. South Korea) for the first time in 2007, following the acquisition of my employers by the South Korean company Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction (Doosan is the oldest of Korea's 'chaebols' dating b...
by SCameron
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Braehead
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Re: Braehead

Thanks Angus, Dad is trying out a retirement home this weekend and has a longer trial period arranged for October if he wants to go down that route. The house seems very quietand empty without him. My colleague, just retired, is from Lewis and he's going to spend part of his time back home while ret...
by SCameron
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Braehead
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Braehead

A colleage that joined the old Babcock & Wilcox Research Station in the High Street, Renfrew within a couple of weeks of myself in the summer of 1978 retired yesterday. Over the past 35 years we have spent countless hours on flights to far flung power stations plants all over the World. The closest ...
by SCameron
Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: From Govan to Japan
Replies: 1
Views: 1086

From Govan to Japan

Yozo Yamao.jpg
Yozo Yamao the Father of Japanese Engineering
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The 'Father of Japanese Engineering' and Govan Shipyard apprentice, Yozo Yamao is the subject of a commemorative lecture at the Riverside Museum this Friday (19th July 2013) at 2.30pm!

http://www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp/en/event/ ... Yamao.html
by SCameron
Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Inverkip Nearly Gone
Replies: 4
Views: 1748

Re: Inverkip Nearly Gone

Have they removed the jetty as well? Jetty still there but unusable - guess it will disappear soon and the high voltage transmission line took the output from Inverkip into the Grid too? Sometimes the transmission infrastructure is left in place to serve any future new power plant but ScottishPower...
by SCameron
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 80215

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Not able to sail so much these day - yesterday was only my second of the year but it was the Clyde at its best
by SCameron
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 80215

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Not able to sail so much these day - yesterday was only my second of the year but it was the Clyde at its best
by SCameron
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Inverkip Nearly Gone
Replies: 4
Views: 1748

Re: Inverkip Nearly Gone

Another source states 10 am - anyone know which is correct
by SCameron
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Inverkip Nearly Gone
Replies: 4
Views: 1748

Inverkip Nearly Gone

Yesterday was the first time that I'd passed close by the former Inverkip Power Station site since last September. Work on demolishing the 1970s power plant has been progressing apace as can be seen from these 2 pictures. Only small part of the boilerhouse building and the massive chimney are left. ...
by SCameron
Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The Launch
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

Re: The Launch

Alasdair - thanks for the message. Its not likely that we'll be on board much this summer, Dad in particular, as he is no longer able to walk short distances or even stand up. The medication he takes has side effects so he's not keen to stray far from home these days. He reaches his 87th birthday la...
by SCameron
Fri May 24, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The Launch
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

The Launch

Thanks to those That posted pictures and video of the launch of MV Lochinvar (and thanks to Robert Cleary, whom I've known for more years than we both care to remember, for suggesting such a splendid name). Sadly, continuing health problems prevented me from attending the launch yesterday (or indeed...
by SCameron
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde Quayside Collapse
Replies: 4
Views: 1692

Re: Clyde Quayside Collapse

The bollard on which Waverley's canting rope was secured was on the other side of the berth i.e. at the intersection Anderston Quay and Lancefield Quay. The arguement is following a similar course to the one that has required her to cant from her present berth with the aid of a tug because the bolla...
by SCameron
Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde Quayside Collapse
Replies: 4
Views: 1692

Re: Clyde Quayside Collapse

The walls in this part of the river were founded on wood piles - further downriver they used concrete pillars. Hard to believe its almost 9 years since Waverley left Anderston Quay for the last time.
by SCameron
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: A Great Scottish Engineer : 1839 - 1913
Replies: 1
Views: 566

Re: A Great Scottish Engineer : 1839 - 1913

Sir William Arrol became one of the two Scottish directors of the new Babcock & Wilcox Ltd when it came into being on 4th July 1891 (significantly American Independance Day) to take over the Glasgow-based business of the New York-based Babcock & Wilcox Company. The other Scottish director was Andrew...
by SCameron
Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Endangered Species - Another Arrol Titan bites the dust
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

Endangered Species - Another Arrol Titan bites the dust

News has come to me via my friend Mr Stuart Arrol (grand nephew of Sir William Arrol) that another of the few remaining Titan giant cantilever cranes built by Sir William Arrol & company, Dalmarnock Ironworks, Glasgow, the 250 ton capacity crane ar the Royal Australian Navy Garden Island Naval Base ...
by SCameron
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Lobnitz's Derocheuse
Replies: 1
Views: 1135

Lobnitz's Derocheuse

Demogreuse 1.jpg This is the dredger Derocheuse, built by Lobnitz & Company at their West Renfrew Shipyard on the River Clyde , itwas one of many hundreds of dredging machines of many types that they supplied for ports and waterways around the world. Derocheuse was one of many dredgers that they su...
by SCameron
Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: When chapman billies leave the street...........
Replies: 1
Views: 581

When chapman billies leave the street...........

When chapman billies leave the street........... Tam O Shanter and Meg after the Chase.jpg My favourite pressie this Christmas was a book of the marvellous paintings and drawings done by Scottish figurative painter Alexander Goudie (1933-2004) to illustrate Robert Burns' world-renowned poem ('Gothic...
by SCameron
Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:12 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: The Rules to Always Being a Gentleman
Replies: 1
Views: 567

The Rules to Always Being a Gentleman

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No further comment required
by SCameron
Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Water for Life
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Water for Life

Angus

Brilliant read so far - just finished Chapter 2. Superbly produced too, you must be very pleased with it. Will e-mail you on it soon. Great stuff!

Stuart

Don't worry folks - its just Mr MacKinnon's book about drinking (water).
by SCameron
Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Out of Circulation
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Out of Circulation

Hey folks just to say still can't get into posting stuff. Dad is entering his ninth week in hospital. His foot wound has healed but he has lost all ability to walk at all - even though it was limited before this happened. He is still determined to get back to being able to walk short distances with ...
by SCameron
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: PS Kingswear Castle Returns to the Dart in 15 Year Deal
Replies: 4
Views: 976

PS Kingswear Castle Returns to the Dart in 15 Year Deal

After a gap of nearly half a centuert Britain's last coal fired paddlle steamer will be returning to her original area of operation, the River Dart, perhaps as early as next week. She had operated in the Dart from the time of her build in 1924 until her withdrawal in 1965. She was saved from the scr...
by SCameron
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Launch at Fergusons
Replies: 11
Views: 4289

Re: Launch at Fergusons

From CMAL website

"The choice of Hallaig as the name for the new ferry marks the beginning of the new Scottish Literary Class, meaning all new ships to the fleet, including the second hybrid ferry, will be named after Scottish literature."
by SCameron
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Launch at Fergusons
Replies: 11
Views: 4289

Re: Launch at Fergusons

Doubt if I'll make the launch either as I'm due to be at Drax that day. So will appreciate any pictures of the event. Launches on the Clyde now a very rare event. Apart from the second ferry no other foreseen launches in the offing Haven't been posting much lately as constant hospital visits to my d...

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