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by Andy
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Old Ship Photos Gone - Dreadful Disaster
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Re: Old Ship Photos Gone - Dreadful Disaster

I too have thousands of photos taken over the years and while the copyright thing doesn't bother me too much, if somebody claimed that some of my photos were their own work then that would annoy me greatly. However, while I have given away hundreds to anybody who asked, I still have the negatives of...
by Andy
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Slow website?
Replies: 7
Views: 1727

Re: Slow website?

twotel wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:03 am
Andy I had the same problem, delete your cookies from your own computer and try again
with the new site address that worked for me https://forums.clydemaritime.co.uk
Tried that and it seems to have done the trick. Everything works now as it should.

Andy
by Andy
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Slow website?
Replies: 7
Views: 1727

Re: Slow website?

A new problem in the last few days where I have to log in every time I visit despite ticking the "Remember me" box. For a couple of days I couldn't get in at all.

Andy
by Andy
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Holy Loch
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: Holy Loch

Your painting went down very well on the US Navy FB page with a few asking if it, or prints, are for sale. You've got 151 likes and loves, so far.

Andy
by Andy
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Holy Loch
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: Holy Loch

Do you mind if I post this on a "US Navy in the Holy Loch" Facebook page?

Andy
by Andy
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Slow website?
Replies: 7
Views: 1727

Slow website?

Is there a problem with the website? Has something been changed recently? For the last few days the pages have been taking a long time to load. The problem isn't at my end as I can go off and read other pages while waiting for this one.

Andy
by Andy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Question
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: Question

Keep them coming. I find them very atmospheric, you can almost feel the cold/wind/rain/waves. A real talent you have there.

Andy
by Andy
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Holy Cow!
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Holy Cow!

I love it. Especially the fact that the fisherman haven't noticed it yet. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt, but just put the undies through the wash.
by Andy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Camera shy
Replies: 3
Views: 1687

Re: Camera shy

That last picture looks more like the steam engines I remember. Nowadays all the preserved locos are polished within an inch of their lives. Living in Leeds in the Fifties, all I remember is black. Every loco was black, covered in soot and oil, and the carriages weren't much better. If you walked by...
by Andy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 272
Views: 69655

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Nearer 200,000 tons surely. :-)

Edit: Sorry, I misread the entry on Marine Traffic. :crazy:
by Andy
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ORP Generał Kazimierz Pułaski
Replies: 1
Views: 1065

Re: ORP Generał Kazimierz Pułaski

There was a US submarine based at the Holy Loch called USS Casimir Pulaski, named after the same person. This was the only US ship named after a Polish national, who had moved to the US and reorganised the US cavalry, and saved the life of George Washington.
by Andy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL
Replies: 15
Views: 3396

Re: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

On the Sub tenders in the Holy Loch, the E was an award for Efficiency. I don't know about the H.
by Andy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: OFFSHORE SUPPORT VESSELS
Topic: NOA FIGHTER
Replies: 1
Views: 1265

Re: NOA FIGHTER

There were three of these NAO ships in Måløy until a few weeks ago when two of them left for Montrose. My son is the second officer on NAO Galaxy.
by Andy
Sat May 26, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: Bumps and projections
Replies: 4
Views: 2846

Re: Bumps and projections

Just sticking out from behind the carrier is a boat which could possibly be one of these "Director" tugs.
by Andy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 272
Views: 69655

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

davidwat wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:35 pm
Probably stopped at Gib for cheap bunkers.
Probably, one of the Vemaoils was alongside when I looked.
by Andy
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 272
Views: 69655

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

POMORZE anchored in Gibraltar. Due to leave at 1.15 for Glasgow.
by Andy
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Except the Kyles and Western Isles.....
Replies: 2
Views: 2110

Re: Except the Kyles and Western Isles.....

Is that the LOCH FYNE in the Staffa poster? Was the hull ever painted grey?
by Andy
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 272
Views: 69655

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Janet, Ellerslie Road. My daughter lives there and as I looked out of her kitchen window one day a ship passed. Until then I hadn't realised she lived so close to the river. I had a walk down and, as you say, a great place to watch from. Directly across the river from the spot in Renfrew I mentioned...
by Andy
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 272
Views: 69655

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

I had a wander down to the Renfrew Ferry last week after I got my car polished. That is the first time I have been there since I crossed on the ferry in a lorry about 50 years ago. It looks a great place to watch ships pass. In future, when I'm in that neck of the woods, I'll be checking AIS to see ...
by Andy
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: Yarra 1910 HMAS - Destroyer
Replies: 2
Views: 832

Re: Yarra 1910 HMAS - Destroyer

The photo taken "at speed" looks like it was taken off Skelmorlie, probably at the measured mile.
by Andy
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: With Regret
Replies: 5
Views: 4544

Re: With Regret

Is Clydesite finished? It has disappeared in the past but has always sprung back up again. Not this time though.
by Andy
Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Website problem?
Replies: 8
Views: 3680

Re: Website problem?

Still having problems today. :-(
by Andy
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Website problem?
Replies: 8
Views: 3680

Website problem?

Over the last couple of days I have had a problem getting on the site. Is this a site problem or is the glitch at my end?
by Andy
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 272
Views: 69655

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

MSC KORONI seems to be getting shunted around a bit. She came up yesterday and obviously the berth was not ready for her. She had to do a couple of figures-of-eight off Innellan before heading up and loitering off Kilcreggan for a while. Only when another ship came downriver did she head up towards ...
by Andy
Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Foreign Naval Shipping
Topic: USS HUNLEY
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

Re: USS HUNLEY

Sold for scrap in 2007.
by Andy
Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Sad sad news.
Replies: 17
Views: 7147

Re: Sad sad news.

I had never met Angus but he was one of those whose posts I always looked forward to. A wealth of knowledge and a lovely sense of humour. He will be greatly missed on both sites and these will be poorer for his passing. My thoughts are with his family at this time.
by Andy
Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: LNG PORT HARCOURT
Replies: 4
Views: 1370

Re: LNG PORT HARCOURT

I got them mixed up .....again.
by Andy
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: LNG PORT HARCOURT
Replies: 4
Views: 1370

Re: LNG PORT HARCOURT

Formerly GASTOR, laid up in Loch Striven for many years after completion in 1976.
by Andy
Sat May 30, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Steam train in France
Replies: 0
Views: 646

Steam train in France

This one looks very similar to "Molli". At St Jean du Gard last year.
by Andy
Thu May 21, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SAGA PEARL II
Replies: 2
Views: 1186

Re: SAGA PEARL II

A home visit for the captain, who lives in Ardentinny.
by Andy
Fri May 15, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: STEAMER PADDLE BOXES
Replies: 8
Views: 2820

Re: STEAMER PADDLE BOXES

Did Gourock station not have some of these paddle boxes too?
by Andy
Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde 1974
Replies: 13
Views: 5755

Re: Clyde 1974

You must have kept a very detailed diary to remember all this. All I can remember about 1974 is that at some point, I would have been in a pub somewhere.
by Andy
Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: On the trams
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Re: On the trams

Neil Munro wrote other humourous stories apart from "Para Handy". In the series of stories about "Erchie", Erchie rants on at length about the Edinburgh trams and their cable system and how when the cable broke the people of Edinburgh were not bothered as there were not really many places anybody wo...
by Andy
Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Visit to Glasgow
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

Re: Visit to Glasgow

It's never been the same since the trams went. :-)
by Andy
Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Saw this big burd doon in Ayr ..... !
Replies: 5
Views: 1218

Re: Saw this big burd doon in Ayr ..... !

It's a heron. When they are flying at a distance they are of a size that leads many people to think they have seen an eagle. When you see an eagle, you know you've seen an eagle.
by Andy
Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Talisman
Replies: 2
Views: 1046

Re: Talisman

Rothesay, I think.
by Andy
Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: George Blake?
Replies: 5
Views: 1722

Re: George Blake?

This site would have come up in your search because of this page:-

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=23893
by Andy
Mon May 12, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: WARSHIPS / WARTIME
Topic: U-995 TYPE VIIC/41
Replies: 8
Views: 3281

Re: U-995 TYPE VIIC/41

About 40 years ago I visited the Deutsches Museum in Munich where they had a U-boat on display. I remember thinking how cramped it was. I got claustrophobic even though it was in a museum and not underwater. It must have been pure hell being the crew of such a ship.
by Andy
Wed May 07, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MV THE SECOND SNARK.
Replies: 13
Views: 4476

Re: MV THE SECOND SNARK.

I don't like the white either. It seems to have been blue forever and that is the way it should be. Shows off a beautiful shape, even for a workboat.
by Andy
Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: CRUISING
Topic: P&O Cruises New Livery
Replies: 3
Views: 913

Re: P&O Cruises New Livery

They would do well to hold off for a few months. The union flag design may need to be revamped after September. :-)
by Andy
Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: SD VICTORIA
Replies: 0
Views: 767

SD VICTORIA

Sd Victoria, slipped into Luce Bay as it was getting dark, possibly in connection with JW 14/1. I can only see the lights but I am assured that this was the correct ship. I will confirm in the morning.
by Andy
Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WHERE IS THSI WEE PUFFER ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2229

Re: WHERE IS THSI WEE PUFFER ?

I would go for the photo being taken from just north of Rhubodach looking towards a point between Colintraive and the Narrows, which would be close by on the left of the picture. Duncan, I think the West Kyle is a lot wider than the area shown in the picture. Try the view to the north-east from Rhob...
by Andy
Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: RFAs called OLNA
Replies: 5
Views: 769

Re: RFAs called OLNA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Battle ... %28film%29

This website explains all the ins and outs of the ships used in the film, I think. :-)
by Andy
Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Holly
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Re: Holly

The building at Strone Point above the stern was built in 1896 so that dates the picture after then.
by Andy
Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Northern Star - 1962 - Shaw, Savill & Albion Coy
Replies: 8
Views: 3177

Re: Northern Star - 1962 - Shaw, Savill & Albion Coy

Liners just don't look right with the funnel near the stern. The funnel has to be slightly forward of midway to set off the rest of the ship. :) Call me old fashioned....
by Andy
Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Heading for Bishopbriggs
Replies: 7
Views: 1912

Re: Heading for Bishopbriggs

On Google you can even see the marks where the white sign was fixed to the pub wall. Fascinating!
by Andy
Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Joint Warrior 132
Replies: 28
Views: 7861

Re: Joint Warrior 132

Can't get those links to work. Is it just me being thick?

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