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by williemac
Sat May 25, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 281
Views: 79706

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Hi there here's a couple more to add to Paul's excellent shots.I got her further downriver.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1597

Costa Mediterranea

Again thanks to Arthur for his timely heads up,didn't quite make it for the Cumbrae gap,however did catch her from Cloch onwardsCheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1597

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

Thanks to Arthur managed to catch Costa Mediterranea departing,as a bonus M.V.Argyle was heading in,made for an interesting comparison in sizes!Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1597

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

Finally got round to editing some pics of Astoria making her way in a beautiful though freezing morning.Cheers Willie
by williemac
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: New RFA Supply Ships
Replies: 0
Views: 334

New RFA Supply Ships

The newnKorean built ships are starting to appear on a regular basis,Tideforce is in at Loch Striven,Tidesurge came in this morning and anchored at T.o.B.Tiderace was in a week or so ago and Tidespring has been in and out several times,I must admit I like the look of them.Here's some shots of Tidesu...
by williemac
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 281
Views: 79706

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Harvester came upriver at night.Hopefully we'll get her leaving in daytime,relatively new at 2017 build,here she is at Shieldhall Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 281
Views: 79706

Infinity K

Hi Craig,I felt guilty when I seen your post.I got her coming in on the 4th,I meant to post and kept getting diverted.so belatedly here are some shots of her at Port Glasgow and passing Langbank.I didn't manage to get her at Shieldhall.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 281
Views: 79706

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Just to round the year off nicely the Federal Yukina arrived this morning,built 2010 and 20,465 grt.With Ayton Cross on the bow and Anglegarth on the stern she made a welcome sight passing Yoker.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to one and all!Williemac
by williemac
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 281
Views: 79706

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

The large bulker Xin Xiang Hai almost sneaked in this morning under cover of darkness.Panama registered built 2012 and 31,754 grt she made an impressive sight passing Yoker Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 281
Views: 79706

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

As hoped for the Timoni Liberty left on this morning's tide, accompanied by Ayton Cross on the bow and Svitzer Milford on the stern.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 281
Views: 79706

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

The Tomini Liberty sneaked in this morning under the cover of darkness.Hopefully she'll go back out in daylight.Just built this year,that makes a nice change!Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: French Line's FRANCE
Replies: 19
Views: 4564

Re: French Line's FRANCE

And some more!Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: French Line's FRANCE
Replies: 19
Views: 4564

Re: French Line's FRANCE

Hi Paul,she was here on Sept.14th 2001.I managed to get a few shots arriving and departingCheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 281
Views: 79706

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Nord Copenhagen(Pan-12-21483) came up on Sat. afternoon.Managed to catch her at West Ferry,for once it was a beautiful day.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: HMS TAMAR P233
Replies: 4
Views: 1736

Re: HMS TAMAR P233

Tamar moved this afternoon about One O clock,just managed to catch it by the skin of my teeth.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 281
Views: 79706

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Thanks for that on the clyde.I never thought about who placed the order for animal feed.Very interesting!Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 281
Views: 79706

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

It's been a while since anything has been posted on this topic.A blooming shame Forth Ports nicked the contract for for animal feed.Despite that Louise Bulker came in on Saturday,not the biggest at just under 20,000 tons gross,however beggars can't be choosers.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Thanks for your kind comment Arthur,and thanks for all your help through the season.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Thanks once more to Arthur,I managed to get Silver Wind coming into Greenock,mind you I had to get up to all sorts of trickery to compensate for nae light!However,it is what it is.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Couldn't resist a couple more,O.K. three moreCheers Williemac
by williemac
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

With thanks again to Arthur for updates I managed to get Black Watch arriving this morning.These dark Sept. mornings are a pain in the wotsit.I must admit she's a favourite of mine with her classical lines.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Entirely different morning for the Star Breeze the weather rolled in just as she appeared,needless to say it was pouring as she passed the Cloch.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Sorry for the delay,thanks again to Arthur's heads up managed to get Regal Princess in a beautiful morning.I daresay it was different in the open waters,might be a big ship I'll bet it still rolled a bit.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Aw Naw!There's moreCheers Williemac
by williemac
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

The trouble with this time of year it's dark till about 6a.m.Thankfully Disney Magic dawdled till it got a bit lighter.I must admit I love this time in the morning,with the mists not quite cleared in the valleys,hopefully the pics will show what I mean.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

I think you are right Gerry,she's had several name changes,Astoria and Arkona to name but two.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

The Saga Pearl 11 slipped in yesterday amidst the gloom.Fortunately it brightened up at the Splash as she canted and reversed into her berth.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

With MSC Meraviglia's late arrival I got her coming through the Cumbrae Gap just for a wee change.Weather was ideal,so there is a couple as she passes Bute and makes her way upriver to Greenock.A great morning to be onboard and take in the views!Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL
Replies: 15
Views: 3885

Re: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

Superb!Another mystery solved,thank you very much on-the -clyde.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL
Replies: 15
Views: 3885

Re: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

Nice shots right enough Paul,I noticed on M.T. a french warship making its way up.Sadly it was about two hours away so I couldn't stay.I think it was probably Winston Churchill in disguise.Allan,I think the HEEE symbols you were asking about are some sort of merit system the yanks have for their fle...
by williemac
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Some shots of Aida Aura making her way in this morning,some low cloud to give a bit of atmosphere,Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

The classic old cruise ship Ocean Majesty made her way in today,sadly the weather was diabolical,rain and low cloud making for a dreich outlook for the punters.However,for us onlookers it was brightened up by her meeting Waverley and Tidespring on her way in.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Part two of the sequence,I thought I better not push my luck!Williemac
by williemac
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Rotterdam and Viking Sky arrived on schedule,just to add to the mix,the coaster Sea Hunter skirted round and proceeded upriver.Here is a few shots recording their way in.Cheers Williemac
P.S. Thanks Arthur for the latest update,they are very helpful
by williemac
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Fairly murky morning for poor Marina inbound this morning.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

I lost my internet connection as I was posting pics.Here are the missing pics.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

With thanks to Clydesider for up to date info much appreciated.Black Watch arrived on schedule,looking very yacht like in comparison to the modern cruise ship,lang may her lum reek!Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Following her sister Victoria earlier this year Queen Elizabeth came in this morning.Weather was ideal,overcast but calm and vis.was excellent.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Sadly the weather people got it right and it was a drab and dreich morning that greeted Crystal Serenity today.However it cleared sufficiently to get some fotos,and that's what matters.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Today's genuine contender for passing through Greenock was Azamara Journey,originally R6 of the defunct Renaissance fleet.Thankfully she appeared bang on schedule and apart from a brief drizzle the weather held.
Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Amadea(BHS-91-29008) Pax604 strictly speaking not passing through Greenock,unless it came down the M8.Never the less I thought it merited a mention as it headed for the Holy Loch.The morning started off wet then cleared,leaving an attractive misty atmosphere with low cloud.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Thanks for that Paul,very interesting.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Small cruise ship Gann of 1982 vintage,Norwegian flag came in yesterday afternoon,apparently staying overnight till 9.30pm.Unusual in appearance,nonetheless everybody was having a party at the stern as she came in,good on them!!Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

A rather apt name emphasising the brilliance of the weather.I thought I would try a slightly different approach as this is her second visit.Hope you like it.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Nice shots Paul,I meant to get her arriving however I think she was trying to outrun the weather and came in about 4 a.m.! I did manage to get Nautica though,she came in while it was still dry,though a wee bit misty.
Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Thanks for that,Alisdair must cost them a few bob in a season.cheers Williemac
by williemac
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

What a beautiful morning to greet Oriana today!I was surprised to see she required the assistance of Ayton Cross and Svitzer Milford to cant and berth,the last one Ican remember needing that was the Black Prince! No matter,the main thing is she made it.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Royal Princess kicked off this weeks proceedings on a rather dull and overcast morning which subsided into a dreichy rainy morning,lets hope it clears up for our visitors!Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

On a rather dull and overcast morning Artania turned up bang on schedule.What a nice change!Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon May 28, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31309

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Zuiderdam came in this morning,it was very nearly Goddam as she arrived early.I got there with some trepidation as it was very misty looking in the upper reaches,however it was clear at Greenock.Cheers Williemac

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