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by Doxford Diesel
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cretan at Rothesay
Replies: 11
Views: 3339

Re: Cretan at Rothesay

Is that the Maid of Bute whose masts are decked with flags (behind the lady with white hat)?
by Doxford Diesel
Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: BOWLING BOLLARD MAKER
Replies: 3
Views: 1117

Re: BOWLING BOLLARD MAKER

Anderston Foundry Co Ltd, Glasgow, perhaps?

http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Anderston_Foundry_Co
by Doxford Diesel
Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: King George V Dock
Replies: 10
Views: 2052

Re: King George V Dock

No access at all now unless on official business, thanks to new improved security measures.

Try looking across to the dock from the north bank at the foot of Balmoral Street next door to the BAE shipyard. I think there's a large furniture dealer at the top of the road.
by Doxford Diesel
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Club Syllabuses
Replies: 43
Views: 19429

Re: Club Syllabuses

I do have to comment that at the 2 AGM's which I've attended since I joined, I got the very distinct impression that the committee operates within a closed circle with no opportunity, or any encouragement for "outsiders" to get involved. You are not alone in holding that opinion, Alasdair. While no...
by Doxford Diesel
Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: AMC Changuinola
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: AMC Changuinola

Wasn't artist Norman Wilkinson the man behind the original idea of dazzle painting? I'm sure it's mentioned in his biography 'A Brush with Life'.
by Doxford Diesel
Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Unidentified Clyde steamers
Replies: 13
Views: 2147

Re: Unidentified Clyde steamers

Re-the first picture, the Marmion never had a lifeboat at the stern. Its the Talisman.
by Doxford Diesel
Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Bute in JWD
Replies: 5
Views: 2012

Re: Bute in JWD

Long wait for parts? It only took two weeks! Try getting bits for a Doxford! :grin:
by Doxford Diesel
Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Isle of Arran in Rothesay .....
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

Re: Isle of Arran in Rothesay .....

No sailing at low water? When? Looks like she did a sailing every other hour.

Going nowhere today though! Down for three runs from Rothesay and two back, but it looks like theyre cancelled.
by Doxford Diesel
Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: INBOUND ALERT
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: INBOUND ALERT

It was the new one, the Ambush, with the Greenock tug Ayton Cross tagging along behind.
by Doxford Diesel
Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: QUEEN MARY 1936; John Brown Clydebank
Replies: 17
Views: 3608

Re: QUEEN MARY; John Brown Clydebank 1936

Looks like John Brown's houseflag at the masthead, so probably that was when the boats arrived to be put on board for the first time. They were built by Hugh McLean of Govan. This article will tell you everything you always wanted to know about them, and more: http://www.sterling.rmplc.co.uk/visions...
by Doxford Diesel
Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Balmoral
Replies: 28
Views: 8636

Re: Balmoral

Ron Ireland wrote:I was wondering what she was doing tied up alongside, apart from anything else I assume she pays pier dues.
I presume that, as the North pier is owned by the council, she'll be paying the same as the Waverley pays for other Argyll and Bute council piers. Nothing!
by Doxford Diesel
Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: The 'Westgarth' name
Replies: 12
Views: 1445

Re: The 'Westgarth' name

Tom Westgarth was managing director of Sir Christopher Furness, Westgarth and Co, engineers from Middlesbrough that amalgamated with Richardsons of Hartlepool in 1900.

Quite a good potted history here:
http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Richardson ... rth_and_Co
by Doxford Diesel
Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: Short Outage this morning
Replies: 4
Views: 4198

Re: Short Outage this morning

And what's more, the webmaster of this site keeps his members informed!

Thanks Stuart.

Sent from my HTC Desire using Tapatalk 2
by Doxford Diesel
Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WHERE?
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

Re: WHERE?

Iona, looking south with the Ross of Mull in the background.
by Doxford Diesel
Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Can it Get Any Worse?
Replies: 24
Views: 1730

Re: Can it Get Any Worse?

I have seen three other forums with the same theme running on all of them. Why all the cryptic postings? Is some body out to create mischief? If the original poster had been stright up first of all, and let us know what was said at the very start (on Facebook or wherever) then some of the mystery mi...
by Doxford Diesel
Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: AIRCRAFT
Topic: Piper PA-32R-301T Turbo Saratoga II TC.
Replies: 1
Views: 696

Re: Nowbody in for a type name?

Piper PA-32R-301T Turbo Saratoga II TC. PH-JRM c/n 3257164. ex N41850.

http://www.airframes.org/reg/phjrm
by Doxford Diesel
Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY
Replies: 91
Views: 32225

Re: PS WAVERLEY

Missed out both Largs and Dunoon this afternoon. Is Captain O'Brian back aboard?
by Doxford Diesel
Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: Tapatalk query
Replies: 9
Views: 8206

Re: Tapatalk query

Thanks, Stuart. That seems to have done the trick. I was beginning to think I was alone with this problem as nobody else chipped in.
by Doxford Diesel
Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: HMS Helvellyn
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: HMS Helvellyn

Suspect the commissioning date is wrong - nine months before war was declared?
by Doxford Diesel
Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Humber
Topic: PS LINCOLN CASTLE
Replies: 5
Views: 3463

Re: PS LINCOLN CASTLE

Wasn't it broken up?
by Doxford Diesel
Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY
Replies: 91
Views: 32225

Re: PS WAVERLEY

riverman wrote:Tighnabruaich bound ;) :D
Except, once again , the Waverley didn't get to where it shoulkd have been going. Went round Cumbrae instead.

Why bother with a published timetable ? Might be better just to advertise 'Mystery Cruise' as the destination!!! :?
by Doxford Diesel
Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: Tapatalk query
Replies: 9
Views: 8206

Tapatalk query

I use Tapatalk to access this and other forums on my mobile phone, and very handy it is too. One odd thing I have noted is that when I check to see new posts, for example first thing in the morning, I find that there are sometimes only one or tow showing. But when I check on the forum, using the 'vi...
by Doxford Diesel
Mon May 28, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Balmoral joins Waverley in Glasgow
Replies: 1
Views: 721

Re: Balmoral joins Waverley in Glasgow

Given the weather over the past few days, it is a shame that neither ship could have been crewed and brought out for a few cruises from Glasgow.
by Doxford Diesel
Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Joint Warrior 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 24347

Re: Joint Warrior 2012

The Monmouth sailed again at lunchtime yesterday. US ships often transmit false AIS signals - one destroyer a couple of years ago was masquerading as an Italian cargo ship!
by Doxford Diesel
Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Ships from Skelmorlie
Replies: 126
Views: 48864

Re: HAVEN HAWK app Wemyss Bay

Calum McCulloch wrote:Pilot vessel HAVEN HAWK approaching Wemyss Bay yesterday
The name of the 'new' pilot cutter is the Gantock. Haven Hawk was her old name, but is still being shown on some of the AIS websites. She came from Harwich.
by Doxford Diesel
Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ATLANTIC CONVEYOR
Replies: 10
Views: 3633

Re: ATLANTIC CONVEYOR

Sister ship the Atlantic Companion visited the Clyde a couple of weeks ago. After getting all the nutters excited, she about turned at the Cumbrae. Turned out she was only dropping off her Liverpool pilot who couldn't get off at the Isle of Man because of the weather.
by Doxford Diesel
Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Joint Warrior 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 24347

Re: Joint Warrior 2012

Interesting article in Navy News about JW 112.

http://www.navynews.co.uk/archive/news/item/4371
by Doxford Diesel
Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Is it the end for Clydesite
Replies: 207
Views: 19014

Re: Is it the end for Clydesite

I have just read this entire thread from start to finish. As an original non-posting, but subscribing, member of Clydesite, I can only express surprise that it still exists at all. I stopped visiting the site several years ago, but just logged back in to find a former shadow of itself with massive a...
by Doxford Diesel
Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde support in the Holy Loch
Replies: 10
Views: 3503

Re: Clyde support in the Holy Loch

Six SPA-Class small coastal fresh-water tankers were ordered by The Admiralty. Two of these ended their days in Troon, Scotland, at the West of Scotland Shipbreaking Company Limited, namely RFA SPABURN and RFA SPALAKE . RFA?? Not by the time the top picture was taken. PAS by then if painted buff. P...
by Doxford Diesel
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde support in the Holy Loch
Replies: 10
Views: 3503

Re: Clyde support in the Holy Loch

Pretty sure its the Spalake, a water barge based at Greenock at the time the USN was in the Holy loch. Another picture of it on this websitehttp://www.rfanostalgia.org/gallery3/index.php ... /Spalake-3:
by Doxford Diesel
Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: D26 Defender
Replies: 10
Views: 1974

Re: D26 Defender

Pennant number is D36. Tugs heading to Scotstoun at the present time.
by Doxford Diesel
Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Neptunes Lady
Replies: 13
Views: 4193

Re: Neptunes Lady

And just recently scrapped by DRB at Rosneath, probably all gone but a few bottom plates.
by Doxford Diesel
Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Dalmuir
Replies: 2
Views: 1972

Re: Dalmuir

Couple of pics together with some details at this site: http://www.aukevisser.nl/uk/id273.htm.
by Doxford Diesel
Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: King George V question
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Re: King George V question

The George had no bow rudder. Dry dock shot attached. Hope this answers your question.
by Doxford Diesel
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: Logging In Query
Replies: 20
Views: 10293

Re: Logging In Query

I was unable to log in - each time it seemed to have got there it defaulted to the log in page again. Cleared all cookies for the forum and tried again, and it's now working as it should.

Windows 7 (Home Premium, SP1)
Google Chrome Dev channel 18.0.1025.1
by Doxford Diesel
Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: MAYDAY
Topic: COSTA CONCORDIA
Replies: 40
Views: 6606

Re: COSTA CONCORDIA

The Concordia ran on a circuit using the same ports in rotation. Passengers could have just joined, as some did at Civitivecchia or had been on for several days already, and about to leave the ship on Saturday at Savona. Most had probably already done boat drill. Sent from my HTC Desire using Tapatalk
by Doxford Diesel
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Victoria Harbour
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Re: Victoria Harbour

Was it not the Lauchlin or something like that?
by Doxford Diesel
Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: Fair Maid 1915 HMS - Auxiliary Paddle Minesweeper
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Re: Fair Maid 1915 HMS - Auxiliary Paddle Minesweeper

The Fair Maid was built for the Clyde, her twin sister the Duchess of Buccleuch was the one intended to go to the Forth for the Galloway steamer fleet. She was also snapped up by the Admiralty. The Fair Maid that did run on the Forth in the 1930's was the old Clyde steamer Madge Wildfire renamed.
by Doxford Diesel
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Calmac Refits 2011/12
Replies: 7
Views: 1346

Re: Calmac Refits 2011/12

The Clansman and Hebrides are both heading to Dales (Aberdeen/Leith). Not heard about the Lewis yet.
by Doxford Diesel
Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Calmac Refits 2011/12
Replies: 7
Views: 1346

Re: Calmac Refits 2011/12

They haven't been yet!
by Doxford Diesel
Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Calmac Refits 2011/12
Replies: 7
Views: 1346

Re: Calmac Refits 2011/12

Or Aberdeen, or maybe Birkenhead!
by Doxford Diesel
Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ANTRIM PRINCESS
Replies: 5
Views: 1289

Re: ANTRIM PRINCESS

From about 1950 until 1974 D was the garage allocation code for Dumfries, with several sub-depots which included Stranraer, so likely to be a 'local' bus. The L was the chassis code for a single-decked Leyland, in this case a 1964 Leopard PSU3/3R.
by Doxford Diesel
Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: BEAMER - Information Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 2005

Re: BEAMER - Information Needed

1888: registered owner William Arrol, Glasgow (reg at Glasgow) 1891: registered owner Andrew W Morrice, Liverpool (reg at Glasgow) 1895: registered owner James Gush, Greenock (reg at Greenock) Original dimensions 66.0ft x 18.1ft x 7.9ft, 43 net, 70 gross, 24hp, screw Later 83.8ft x 18.2ft x 8.0ft, 5...
by Doxford Diesel
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: BEAMER - Information Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 2005

Re: BEAMER - Information Needed

The Beamer is still listed in MNL for 1928, and still owned by James Gush, St Helier, Forsyth Street, Greenock. It was listed until 1936 after which it disappears from the MNL.
by Doxford Diesel
Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Encounter aground
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

Re: Encounter aground

Well, not like the BBC to get it wrong, eh chaps? The Encounter was berthing after lying at the Tail of the Bank all day waiting for the Coastal Deniz to sail. I saw on another forum that she was sitting on soft mud so her hull should be fine. She seems to have had engine trouble on her way to the C...
by Doxford Diesel
Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: Glasgow tugs
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: Glasgow tugs

This picture is one of the earliest of the Broomielaw at Glasgow, taken sometime in the 1850s. These are not tugs but early river steamers. The original was in the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow, and its appeared in quite a few books about the Clyde. Left to right in the foreground are: Either the St...
by Doxford Diesel
Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Tug and tow this morning
Replies: 12
Views: 1759

Re: Tug and tow this morning

Barges are the Nab and the Needles.
by Doxford Diesel
Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Waverley Appeal Success
Replies: 12
Views: 2399

Re: Waverley Appeal Success

And doesn't every ticket already include a 10% donation? Imagine the stooshie that would ensue if you tried to ask for that back! On another thread someone (connected with the boat judging by the tone of the post) gives thanks to the hard working crew. Yes, they do deserve thanks, but most of the th...
by Doxford Diesel
Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Ormesby Cross
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: Ormesby Cross

Relieving one of the others for docking. It towed the 'famous rescue tug' Golden Cross to the Holy Loch Port on it's way to Greenock.
by Doxford Diesel
Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Western Ferries to Order 2 Faster Ferries
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Re: Western Ferries to Order 2 Faster Ferries

Good to see a local Clyde-based company hoping to invest locally. Let's just hope that ferguson (or at least another british yard) can submit a tender acceptable to Western. I suppose that they can chose who the tenders are issued to, as it's nothing to do with Europe as it's not being subsidised? T...

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