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by Doug
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PRINCESS PATRICIA of Denny/LMS
Replies: 1
Views: 2006

Re: PRINCESS PATRICIA of Denny/LMS

According to Clyde River & Other Steamers 3rd Ed P74 (Duckworth & Langmuir) Princess Patricia and her sister Queen Mary had been acquired ini August 1914 by the Dumbarton & Balloch Joint Line Committee (which represented the interests of the North British & Caledonian Railway Companies) for service ...
by Doug
Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: MAID OF CUMBRAE
Replies: 3
Views: 1804

Re: MAID OF ASHTON, 1955 Yarrow

Dennis; Great photograph. It's actually Maid of Cumbrae. The name at the bow is painted white on the dark hull - Cumbrae was the only Maid painted this way.

Cheers
Doug
by Doug
Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Bound for Tobermory...But what ship.?
Replies: 4
Views: 2293

Re: Bound for Tobermory...But what ship.?

Someone on another site Id'd it as Loch Aline (!?)

http://www.dalmadan.com/wp-content/uplo ... tta332.jpg

Doug
by Doug
Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:47 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Maid of the Loch with short-lived CalMac red funnel in 1975
Replies: 1
Views: 1452

Maid of the Loch with short-lived CalMac red funnel in 1975

An interesting and somewhat rare set of photographs of Maid of the Loch taken in September 1975 in this Flickr album. Maid of the Loch is sporting the CalMac red funnel she wore for a few months that year. Next year she reverted back to having an all buff funnel. https://www.flickr.com/photos/david_...
by Doug
Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Shetland ferry Thora in Holy Loch
Replies: 2
Views: 1766

Shetland ferry Thora in Holy Loch

Does anyone know why the Shetland Isles ferry Thora is anchored in the Holy Loch off Kilmun?

Thanks
Doug
by Doug
Thu May 28, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: STEAMER PADDLE BOXES
Replies: 8
Views: 3577

Re: STEAMER PADDLE BOXES

After they filled in the old Platform 1, the paddle-box for Marchioness of Lorne used to sit in a glass case in the main foyer of the station somewhere across from the waiting room. Here's a photograph on Flickr of what Gourock Pier Station used to look like. https://www.flickr.com/photos/99487145@N...
by Doug
Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: FARRINGFORD - Western Ferries
Replies: 4
Views: 1965

Re: FARRINGFORD - Western Ferries

This was the start of the process that has lead to the current situation we have over the passenger subsidy/tendering process on the Gourock-Dunoon crossing. In the early 1980s CalMac operated a two-ship service between Gourock-Dunoon that was subsidised for both passenger & vehicle traffic using th...
by Doug
Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WHERE IS THSI WEE PUFFER ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2700

Re: WHERE IS THSI WEE PUFFER ?

It does look familiar. It looks not unlike the Kyles of Bute west of Colintraive just after the Narrows but before the mouth of Loch Riddon. I seem to recall the building on the hill is often in photographs of ships in the western Kyles - doesn't the (old) road run past the gates to the property? Co...
by Doug
Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:13 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ex Queen Alexandra (I)
Replies: 1
Views: 1404

ex Queen Alexandra (I)

Posted on another site, Princess Patricia ex Queen Alexandra (I) in 1917.

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/s ... ia/cat/502

Doug
by Doug
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Clydesite in trouble again
Replies: 57
Views: 16697

Re: Clydesite in trouble again

You can also use the Internet Archive aka The WayBack Machine (corny name) to view the site as it existed at various points in the past.

Enter the URL at www.waybackmachine.org. Handy if anyone wants to recreate the clydebuilt database.
by Doug
Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Western Ferries 1st Sound of Shuna as Vistula
Replies: 4
Views: 2083

Western Ferries 1st Sound of Shuna as Vistula

A posting today on the Scotships Yahoo group provides a link to a picture of Western Ferries first Sound of Shuna still sailing in Kaliningrad Russia.

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/pho ... id=1847843

Doug
by Doug
Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Western Ferries Sound of Soay launch
Replies: 1
Views: 2172

Western Ferries Sound of Soay launch

Another site has posted photographs of the launch of Western Ferries new build Sound of Soay.

Photograph of her can be seen here http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liv ... te-5171359

Doug
by Doug
Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Western Ferries new-builds
Replies: 0
Views: 1605

Western Ferries new-builds

Link to another site with photographs of the Western Ferries new-builds under construction at Cammell-Laird almost complete.

http://www.irishseashipping.com/photofe ... 060713.htm


Doug
by Doug
Fri May 10, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Any idea of location?
Replies: 10
Views: 4149

Re: Any idea of location?

I'd agree with the Kyles of Bute, with the almost straight line of hills in the background. The fields on the left look similar to Ardmelish, so my suggestion is off Port Bannantyne looking towards the Kyles. As to the ship, the observation I'd make is there is no jackstaff on the ship. Looking at a...
by Doug
Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MacBrayne's Red Boat Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1141

MacBrayne's Red Boat Question

I was looking at a photograph recently of a red boat tendering to KGV at Staffa.

So the question is where were these red boats at Staffa kept during the day when they were not tendering to KGV? Obviously not Staffa. Iona? or somewhere on Mull?

Thanks
Doug
by Doug
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Rothesay Post Cards
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

Re: Rothesay Post Cards

The colour postcard is of the first Duchess of Montrose. The identifying feature is the paddle boxes which do not protrude much above the level of the main deck. She had particularly small boxes compared to her near sister the Duchess of Fife where they were the traditional height, i.e. deck rail le...
by Doug
Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Mystery Pier
Replies: 3
Views: 1292

Re: Mystery Pier

Graham; I suggest it is more likely to be Loch Leven around Kinlochleven. The opposite shoreline is too close compared to other photographs I've seen of Loch Ness. Looking at images found on a google search for kinlochleven pier, the shape of the land in the background and the width of the loch seem...
by Doug
Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Unidentified Clyde steamers
Replies: 13
Views: 3337

Re: Unidentified Clyde steamers

Top Marchioness of Breadalbane

Center Jupiter 1937

Bottom Duchess of Fife (name visible below bridge)
by Doug
Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Unidentified Clyde steamers
Replies: 13
Views: 3337

Re: Unidentified Clyde steamers

In addition to Kylemore's ponts, Marmion as built had her mast placed on top of the foresaloon in a similar manner to Waverley of 1899. ALso, similar to several other steamers built in the 1900s she had smaller paddleboxes.
by Doug
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Unidentified Clyde steamers
Replies: 13
Views: 3337

Re: Unidentified Clyde steamers

Top Talisman (1895) at Dunoon - I have another copy of same picture.

Centre Isle of Skye ex Madge Wildefire

Bottom North British Fair Maid of 1915
by Doug
Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: A few Old Slides
Replies: 2
Views: 1032

Re: A few Old Slides

For the unknown paddle steamer, how about the GSWR steamer "Glen Sannox" of 1892? The seaman at the very left hand edge of the picture seems to have "GSWR" on his jersey. The positioning of the navigation lights on the paddlebox just above the deck rail height matches other pictures I have of Glen S...
by Doug
Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PC 1904 West Quay Greenock
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

Re: PC 1904 West Quay Greenock

Interesting post today on CS of a postcard of Greenock of roughly the same vintage. It is taken from a position looking toward the town centre (familiar landmarks obvious) from the harbour. If you look on the RHS of the PC there appear to be steamer funnels on the other side of the quay. This could ...
by Doug
Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PC Glen Rosa Holy Loch
Replies: 1
Views: 875

Re: PC Glen Rosa Holy Loch

Looks to be arriving at Ardnadam, the pier subsequently used by the US Navy.

Interesting to see the sail stowed at the foremast. Does anyone know roughly when clyde steamers stopped carrying these sails?

Doug
by Doug
Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PC 1904 West Quay Greenock
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

Re: PC 1904 West Quay Greenock

I think this photograph of the CSP steamers Ivanhoe, Duchess of Hamilton & Galatea is actually taken in the old West Harbour. The old west harbour was to the west of what was called the "old steamboat quay" roughly where present day Custom House Quay is. The West Quay (along with East Quay & Mid Qua...
by Doug
Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Holy Loch Ferries
Replies: 1
Views: 837

Re: Holy Loch Ferries

I recently came across this picture on Flickr of one of Fergusons Ferries off Tighnabruaich with QMII in teh background. Far travelled.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/55727763@N02/5263175165/
by Doug
Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PC Rothesay Pier
Replies: 1
Views: 694

Re: PC Rothesay Pier

Queen Alexandra 1912 on left
CSP duchess at far end. Looks smaller, possibly Fife.

Postcard date range 1912-1923. Style of dress of those on the promenade suggestes pre-WW1.
by Doug
Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Queen Mary II listed for sale
Replies: 13
Views: 2299

Queen Mary II listed for sale

A posting on the CRSC website yesterday notes that QMII is again up for sale by auction.

http://www.crsc.org.uk/Forum.aspx?did=67

The auction listing is at

http://commercial.apolloduck.com/featur ... ?id=207881
by Doug
Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Strachur Pier
Replies: 8
Views: 2650

Re: Strachur Pier

Creggans Inn was a business that Fitzroy McLean ran. I believe it was sold a few years ago.

Their home is Strachur Park which is the white Georgian house set back from the road. It is just before the junction where the road to Colintraive splits from teh road to Dunoon.
by Doug
Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde Yards from PS Caledonia
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

Re: Clyde Yards from PS Caledonia

Right at the begining as Caledonia comes alongside Gourock, the destination boards advertise Caledonia for Glasgow Bridge Wharf. Suggesting the day is a Friday during the Summer timetable with Caledonia taking the "up-river" cruise instead of Waverley. Various stemer books and writers have noted tha...
by Doug
Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Stevnsnaes
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

Re: Stevnsnaes

The US Navy "liberty" boat heading to the Holy Loch at the RH edge suggests this is 1961 or later.

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