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by iain crosbie
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Pleasure Craft
Topic: 1919 build Motor Yacht BRITISH MARINE MOTOR & LAUNCH CO., Ltd.
Replies: 1
Views: 2741

Re: 1919 build Motor Yacht BRITISH MARINE MOTOR & LAUNCH CO., Ltd.

Found this reference to the company: BRITISH MARINE MOTOR & LAUNCH CO., Ltd. (Proprietors: J. Howden & Co., Ltd. ) Old Kilpatrick (Dumbartonshire), near Glasgow. T. A.: "Wisdom, Old Kilpatrick." T. N.: Bowling 28. Established 1910. Incorporated 1914. Directors: Wm. H. Howden (Chairman ), J. Howden H...
by iain crosbie
Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Talks at Fairfield
Replies: 8
Views: 2484

Re: Talks at Fairfield

Thanks for that. I hope to be there on 10 December.
by iain crosbie
Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Talks at Fairfield
Replies: 8
Views: 2484

Re: Talks at Fairfield

Can you tell me who organises these talks, and if they are open to non-members. Also location and time please.
by iain crosbie
Thu May 22, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: AIRCRAFT
Topic: DC3 Crash
Replies: 1
Views: 1179

DC3 Crash

889546-1.jpg
A picture of a DC3 of which my father had the misfortune to be the co-pilot. Everyone survived fortunately, and the house is still called 'Dakota's Rest'!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths/ ... roof.shtml
by iain crosbie
Mon May 19, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Renfrew Brothers of Irvine
Replies: 6
Views: 3372

Re: Renfrew Brothers of Irvine

I have found the Google newspaper archive to be very useful. When researching some local history on Lochwinnoch I found some information in an Australian newspaper, which carried "News from Home" articles. I'll keep looking and let you know if I can find out any more about the Renfrew/Irvine shipbre...
by iain crosbie
Sat May 17, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Renfrew Brothers of Irvine
Replies: 6
Views: 3372

Re: Renfrew Brothers of Irvine

There is an article in the Glasgow Herald of August 23rd 1907 referring to engines for a vessel "Olive" (built in Paisley) being built by Renfrew Brothers, Irvine. That is the only reference I could find by searching in the Google Newspaper Archive, although I didn't search any other newspapers. Per...
by iain crosbie
Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: RNLI-BETH SELL 17-33, AT TROON.
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: RNLI-BETH SELL 17-13, AT TROON.

Not 17-13 (Kirkwall) but 17-33 (as per the hull numbers) just as you describe, from the relief fleet.
by iain crosbie
Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Pleasure Craft
Topic: Vessel Query
Replies: 3
Views: 2160

Re: Vessel Query

I think she was built as 'Melissa' at Noble's of Girvan, their yard No 120.
by iain crosbie
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Bronze castings
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Re: Bronze castings

Googling for 'Cast Bronze Nameplates' found this among many others:
http://www.sign-maker.net/cast-bronze.htm
by iain crosbie
Sat May 11, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: WARSHIPS / WARTIME
Topic: Tirpitz Raid talk
Replies: 0
Views: 1408

Tirpitz Raid talk

by iain crosbie
Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MacBrayne's Red Boat Question
Replies: 1
Views: 825

Re: MacBrayne's Red Boat Question

I have read somewhere that the boats were operated by one family and kept at or near Ulva, however I can't find that reference now to confirm it. I'll keep trying!
by iain crosbie
Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WHERE IS THIS?
Replies: 9
Views: 2082

Re: WHERE IS THIS?

That was what I initially thought, but the background doesn't look right on Google Earth Street View, even allowing for subsequent building. It would certainly make sense though.
by iain crosbie
Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WHERE IS THIS?
Replies: 9
Views: 2082

Re: WHERE IS THIS?

Yes, Google Earth is a wonderful thing. One of the giveaways would be the sheds in the background, which look as if they could be boatbuilding sheds. I also wondered about the uniformed figure on the pier; it looks like a railway uniform which made me think of Oban, but again the background is not r...
by iain crosbie
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WHERE IS THIS?
Replies: 9
Views: 2082

Re: WHERE IS THIS?

Definitely not Inveraray, but don't know where. She was sold to the Ulster Manure Company in 1914. Does that look like a load of **** on the quay?!
by iain crosbie
Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: MAYDAY
Topic: Help Requested
Replies: 10
Views: 1990

Re: Help Requested

Angus, I wonder if this vessel wrecked in Shetland might be relevant: http://www.swarthoull.com/ayrshire/html/working_life.html and here are some other "Ayrshire"s, for your interest (I hope!): http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9ZJbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QlENAAAAIBAJ&pg=6112,4510461&dq=vessel+ayrshire+wre...
by iain crosbie
Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Wonder who is not trying hard enough?
Replies: 12
Views: 4190

Re: Wonder who is not trying hard enough?

I think there were also measured distances (possibly only half miles) at Ardmaleish, Loch Riddon and Gareloch, no doubt established for the use of yacht building yards. The posts for the one at Ardmaleish still existed very recently, although were starting to fall over.
by iain crosbie
Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PC Clyde Hover Ferries
Replies: 3
Views: 1331

Re: PC Clyde Hover Ferries

See here for film of the hovercraft at Largs and Millport:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VppByG-YbM
and here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSTVcBjAF7E
by iain crosbie
Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Lobnitz's Derocheuse
Replies: 1
Views: 1145

Re: Lobnitz's Derocheuse

Thomas Blake Glover from Fraserburgh is supposed to have been instrumental in the founding of what was to become Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, and there is an interesting brief history of his involvement in the development of the company on this Mitsubishi site: http://www.mitsubishi.com/e/history/series...
by iain crosbie
Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Vane Wheel Ship clip
Replies: 2
Views: 906

Vane Wheel Ship clip

See here
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/a-nov ... clyde+ship
for an interesting clip (1922) of an unusual craft.
The first shots look like they are taken on the Leven, so perhaps built by Dennys, last shot possibly in James Watt Dock?
by iain crosbie
Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Byron Darnton
Replies: 3
Views: 1210

Re: Byron Darnton

I have temporarily lost the original Ron, so this is a scan of a scan. When I can find it again I'll re-scan and re-post, although it will never be sharp as it was taken from an aircraft, probably with a steam driven Kodie Brownak!
by iain crosbie
Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Byron Darnton
Replies: 3
Views: 1210

Byron Darnton

Remains of the Byron Darnton, wrecked on Sanda Island 1946
by iain crosbie
Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SD RAASAY, Troon
Replies: 4
Views: 1395

Re: SD RAASAY, Troon

What kind of shoreside facilities do they have now at Troon, or is the dock perhaps only used for antifouling?
by iain crosbie
Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: FISHING VESSELS
Topic: Macduff Shipyard
Replies: 10
Views: 736

Re: Macduff Shipyard

The 'Lodesman" was never a lifeboat, but built in Holland for Trinity House, on the lines of the RNLIs Clyde Class (001 and 003) boats.
by iain crosbie
Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Inbound: Granuaile
Replies: 12
Views: 2684

Re: Inbound: Granuaile

I thought that Ardrossan was within Clydeport's jurisdiction, and therefore outwith Northern Lights area of interest.
by iain crosbie
Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Inbound: Granuaile
Replies: 12
Views: 2684

Re: Inbound: Granuaile

They seemed to be doing some survey work- hope it's not for an offshore windfarm at West Kilbride!
by iain crosbie
Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Waverley Anniversary Cruise to Loch Riddon
Replies: 9
Views: 2818

Re: Waverley Anniversary Cruise to Loch Riddon

Not quite the first visit in 40 years. I was on a mooring there about 10 years ago when she came into the loch and attempted to turn round just off the pier, but misjudged the space required, and at the last minute had to alter course to pass between the (now defunct) fish farm and the west shore. T...
by iain crosbie
Wed May 16, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: GALLIC BRIDGE : 1967 Lithgow Port Glasgow
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: GALLIC BRIDGE : 1967 Lithgow Port Glasgow

Thanks, I just wondered. The name of the ship rang a bell with me because it came to the rescue of a minesweeper my father was skipper of, when it caught fire off Lochranza. the Gallic Bridge was on trials at the time, presumably on the Arran measured mile/s.
by iain crosbie
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Picture library
Replies: 0
Views: 706

Picture library

Came across this site today, where there are lots of interesting pictures of Clyde and Western Isles ferries.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24718842@N ... 3/?view=lg
by iain crosbie
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde support in the Holy Loch
Replies: 10
Views: 3503

Re: Clyde support in the Holy Loch

These are the colours of the Port Auxiliary Service (PAS) vessels, civilian manned craft that support the Royal Navy in a variety of roles. I suspect this one may be a water carrier, but cannot be certain. What I can be certain of is that someone else on here will know it's name- so stand by!
by iain crosbie
Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Hecate / Aarla
Replies: 7
Views: 1716

Re: Hecate / Aarla

Thanks for the info Angus.
by iain crosbie
Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Hecate / Aarla
Replies: 7
Views: 1716

Re: Hecate / Aarla

In partial answer to my own question, I have come across the following accident report into her loss:
http://www.plimsoll.org/resources/SCCLi ... /14203.asp
But no photies so far!
by iain crosbie
Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Hecate / Aarla
Replies: 7
Views: 1716

Hecate / Aarla

In the current issue of Motor Boat and Yachting, the following letter appears: As a hobby I research the ships owned by Elder Dempster Lines Ltd of Liverpool, by whom I was employed as a purser in the 1950s and 60s. I am currently researching a yacht named Aarla. She was built as a steam yacht in 19...
by iain crosbie
Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Parkol Marine
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Parkol Marine

Interesting website here:
http://www.parkol.co.uk/
Good to see Britain can still build boats, even if not on the Clyde!
by iain crosbie
Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: hebridean isles
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Re: hebridean isles

I didn't realise the dock at Troon was still operational. Who runs it?
by iain crosbie
Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: IESIS Lecture - Traditional Ship Launching
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Re: IESIS Lecture - Traditional Ship Launching

Very interesting talk, very well presented.
Here's another way of launching ships:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPiQC6nZ-Qk
by iain crosbie
Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Queen Victoria
Replies: 10
Views: 1595

Re: Queen Victoria

Super stuff- these are Gordon Bauwens I think. No 1 and No 3 are by Gordon Bauwens, the middle one is by Stephen Card. The one of Queen Mary leaving Clydebank was commissioned by Clydebank council and the original hung (hangs?) in the Town Hall. The prints of it were limited to 850 (I have No 130 h...
by iain crosbie
Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Carrier move-question
Replies: 3
Views: 1020

Carrier move-question

How do they get the section on to the barge? It looks as if they are bringing it out of the building shed on the backs of the low loaders, but it is difficult to imagine how they could drive these things on to the barge and keep the barge at a constant height while the load shifted and the tide rose...
by iain crosbie
Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clydesights
Replies: 1
Views: 993

Clydesights

Does anyone know what has happened to the Clydesights.com website? There seems to have been no new postings since March.
by iain crosbie
Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Electric Propulsion
Replies: 0
Views: 470

Electric Propulsion

From the Glasgow Herald's archive- 100 years ago today: "Electrically propelled vessel- Successful trial trip. Successful trials were run on the Gareloch yesterday by the new type of electrically propelled vessel- The Electric Arc - which has been specially constructed for the purpose of demonstrat...
by iain crosbie
Mon May 23, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Lauren L
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Re: Lauren L

Anyone know what the vessel is here for. She passed Cumbrae this afternoon, but didn't board a pilot, so presumably has no passengers on board. Has Eck chartered her for a celebratory cruise perchance?
by iain crosbie
Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Grace Ritchie
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Re: Grace Ritchie

Yes, I take a peek every now and then. Pity I didn't have a camera with me, as St Just was looking great when we saw you. You have done a really superb job on her. Let's hope we can all look forward to some great summer weather now, so we can enjoy the fruits of our labours. My 'shine' is 2 years ol...
by iain crosbie
Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Calling TROON----heads up.
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: Calling TROON----heads up.

I didn't realise the drydocks were still operational. Who runs them, and what facilities do they have?
by iain crosbie
Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1396

Re: Question

Thanks very much Angus. Let's hope the database can be secured in some form for the future.
by iain crosbie
Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1396

Question

I haven't been on here for a while, so apologies in advance if these questions have already been answered. I was looking for a vessel on the Clydebuilt database tonight, but cannot get into the Foghorn or Clydebuilt sites. Have they finally bitten the dust, or is this just another temporary glitch? ...
by iain crosbie
Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: MAYDAY
Topic: Rhine tanker capsizes
Replies: 3
Views: 1657

Rhine tanker capsizes

by iain crosbie
Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ASTUTE on her way
Replies: 12
Views: 1088

Re: ASTUTE on her way

Taking my information solely from a 'map' of the incident location that was printed in one of the Sunday papers, and from my own chart plotter it would seem that there are areas of only 9 metres inside the buoyed channel area, however I understand the draft of the sub is approx 11 metres so perhaps ...
by iain crosbie
Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: YACHTING
Topic: Scottish Highlander
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Re: Scottish Highlander

Jim, I am having great difficulty identifying the knot used to hang the rubber tyre fender from the bow, so I wonder if you could send me a greatly magnified picture of the foredeck area? :shock:
by iain crosbie
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Changing times - Troon lifeboat
Replies: 1
Views: 852

Changing times - Troon lifeboat

Changing times on the Clyde A few extracts from the RNLI’s yearbooks of 1962 and 1967, in respect of services by the Troon Lifeboat, relating some interesting incidents. 1961, 5th January At ten o’clock on the morning of the 5th of January the harbour master at Ardrossan informed the honorary secret...

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