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by Portonian
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Parklea Measured Mile
Replies: 7
Views: 1713

Re: Parklea Measured Mile

I just came across this PDF extract from a 1961 edition of "Flight" which confirms that Denny used a "specially prepared measured mile course in shallow water outside the navigation channel in the Clyde near Langbank" for testing the D1 hovercraft. This testing took place after the more publicised G...
by Portonian
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The Lower Reaches at Work
Replies: 75
Views: 32479

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

I see LNG Port Harcourt at Inverkip Power Station upthread, here is a view of the same scene, but from the land.
LNG Port Harcourt.jpg
LNG Port Harcourt at Inverkip Power Station
by Portonian
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Parklea Measured Mile
Replies: 7
Views: 1713

Re: Parklea Measured Mile

Iain, Thanks. I think CRSC is where I read about it a few months ago. An email to the author requesting more information at the time went unanswered. I have been unable to find any reference to these posts on any maps, charts or books that I have read, so they remain a mystery. One theory is that th...
by Portonian
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Parklea Measured Mile
Replies: 7
Views: 1713

Re: Parklea Measured Mile

David, thanks for the reply. I think the testing would have taken place outside the channel, on the mudflats themselves (with or without water). The attraction would be the very close proximity to the Denny yard, avoiding the need to go down to Skelmorlie for prototype testing. The CNT/CLT boundary ...
by Portonian
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Parklea Measured Mile
Replies: 7
Views: 1713

Parklea Measured Mile

My first post on this great site, so go easy on me if this topic has been raised before :) I have read elsewhere that there was a measured mile on the mudflats at Parklea between Port Glasgow and Langbank, established by Denny of Dumbarton to test their hovercraft in the early 1960s. I also read the...

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