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by iainnevill
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: "THE SHIPBUILDERS" Film
Replies: 1
Views: 117

"THE SHIPBUILDERS" Film

Last night I watched the 1943 Film of George Blake's 1935 novel, The Shipbuilders. This was on the Talking Pictures TV Channel and it is likely to be repeated over the next few weeks. Like the famous novel it tells the story of a fictitious Glasgow Shipyard of the 1930's and how it was saved from al...
by iainnevill
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 179
Views: 19679

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Just noticed two biggies in the Firth, Federal Rideau at 199m anchored off Holy Isle and N Amalthia at 224m just passing Whiting Bay. Both are for Glasgow and I wonder if Shieldhall Riverside Quay can accommodate both vessels. If so it was be a great sight to see them there. Best Wishes to All. Iain...
by iainnevill
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 179
Views: 19679

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Just noticed that ECKERT OLDENDORFF at 25.000+ gt and 180m long- is anchored off Arran waiting to enter the upper river to discharge animal feed at Shieldhall. We all know that ANDANTE at 229m long is berthed there at present and I assume that her departure must be imminent. It would be a wonderful ...
by iainnevill
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 179
Views: 19679

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Just noticed that a biggie, the bulker ANDANTE at 229m is just off Arran on way to Glasgow and at present is passing WAVE RULER outbound. This part of the firth is pretty busy with the cruise ship Ocean Majesty and USNS Supply also outbound off Arran.
Best wishes to all.

Iain Nevill
by iainnevill
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The Future of the Clyde
Replies: 7
Views: 1790

Re: The Future of the Clyde

I am grateful for this new thread because I have just returned from Liverpool where I viewed the new LIVERPOOL2 Deep Water Container Terminal, which is a massive development similar in scale to London Gateway where the quayside is constructed out into the ship channel from dredged and pumped materia...
by iainnevill
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Parklea Measured Mile
Replies: 7
Views: 978

Re: Parklea Measured Mile

Good Evening Portonian & David, I have just checked on the CRSC website who have a page dedicated to the various Clyde Measured Miles and they confirm that there was indeed a Parklea Measured Mile. They state that it was created in 1963 by Denny to test their Hovercraft, but no longer exists. Best W...
by iainnevill
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ALERTS PLEASE - GOUROCK ROPEWORKS
Replies: 0
Views: 339

ALERTS PLEASE - GOUROCK ROPEWORKS

I've just rented a flat on the top of THE GOUROCK ROPEWORKS BUILDING in Port Glasgow for one week and have been looking forward to observing river traffic passing by. The views of the river from the rooms are absolutely spectacular, but sadly I've seen nothing so far and our ARRIVALS show that the n...
by iainnevill
Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 179
Views: 19679

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Well spotted Craig & from the Arrivals page I see that she is carrying wheat and due in tomorrow. These large vessels are a joy to see in the upper reaches of the river & one of my best viewing places is from the Saltings underneath Erskine Bridge by which time she will be under tow and nice and clo...
by iainnevill
Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 179
Views: 19679

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Just noticed on marine traffic that the Container Ship MSC Lieselotte is off the Cumbraes on her way to Greenock. She seems to be rather large at 204m in length compared to most container ships arriving there & hopefully we will see more such vessels on the river.

Best Wishes to All, Iain Nevill
by iainnevill
Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:08 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: LADY BEGUM
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: LADY BEGUM

Saw her, followed by Arklow Falcon making her way up the river in beautiful sunlight - always a great sight to see large vessels in the upper river. Also pretty busy with 5 ocean going ships engaged In commerce in this part of the river, three in KG5, Lady Begum at Shieldhall Quay & another at North...
by iainnevill
Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Green Goddesses Go East
Replies: 7
Views: 941

Re: Green Goddesses Go East

Great photograph of the Coronation on the reserved track at Bargeddie, which I believe was the last new track extension in the Glasgow System ( from Knightswood), but of all the bogie cars my firm favourites were the 'Kilmarnocks' the longer version of the Glasgow Standard Tram with Maximum Traction...
by iainnevill
Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: On the trams
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Re: On the trams

Great Old Photograph of Princes Street -But what is missing from the trams ? - No overhead wires, trolley poles, bow collectors or pantographs that were such a feature of the complicated jumble of wiring above the great Glasgow trams. What appears to be a third rail can be seen & many would be mista...
by iainnevill
Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 258
Views: 80084

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work- 6 Feb 14

RE PAUL'S POST OF 6th FEB 2014- WILLIE WORK'S PHOTOGRAPHS Paul refers to the photographs of Willie Work on the PIXSTEL Website. I visited this site today and was truly enchanted by the quality & variety of his Clyde photos which seem to date from the 50,s & 60,s. For those member who have missed thi...
by iainnevill
Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde photo 1870
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Re: Clyde photo 1870

Thank you for posting this superb historic photograph that has so many points of interest it is difficult to know where to start. It is certainly new to me & when the South side of the river is viewed it is hard to imagine that it was only about 20 years or so since the river had been greatly widene...
by iainnevill
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: UP NORTH OR DOWN SOUTH?
Replies: 7
Views: 812

UP NORTH OR DOWN SOUTH?

I often visit Berwick Upon Tweed walking the Berwickshre Coastal Path from St Abbs through Eyemouth & Burnmouth to Berwick & in my last visit a couple of weeks ago I had a discussion with some of the locals in a pub about how far North we were within the island of Great Britain. When some of them to...
by iainnevill
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Waverley Summer 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Re: Waverley Summer 2012

Thanks for your advice. I will try again later on.
Many thanks again. Iain
by iainnevill
Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Waverley Summer 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Waverley Summer 2012

This is the first time I have attempted to attach a photograph so please forgive me if anything goes wrong. I took this photograph on my mobile from HM Prison Portland where they have a cafe run by selected inmates that is open to the public. This allows the prisoners involved to complete a Catering...
by iainnevill
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 258
Views: 80084

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Thanks for posting this. There is so much detail of the river infrastructure down to the Harland & Wolff & Fairfield Cranes. All gone, of course and it makes one think why a river trip from Bridge Wharf during this time was not made more of. But I guess that the phrase "You don't know what you've go...
by iainnevill
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: "FLOODTIDE" A FILM ABOUT CLYDE SHIPBUILDING
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: "FLOODTIDE" A FILM ABOUT CLYDE SHIPBUILDING

Thanks for the info. I found some copies of the SHIPBUILDERS on ABE Books & have ordered one.
Best Wishes Iain
by iainnevill
Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: "FLOODTIDE" A FILM ABOUT CLYDE SHIPBUILDING
Replies: 3
Views: 545

"FLOODTIDE" A FILM ABOUT CLYDE SHIPBUILDING

I would like everyone to know that this famous film ( with Bankies anyway) is now available on DVD from Amazon. It is from 1949 and it is about an apprentice plater in the John Brown Yard ,who by diligence & application rises to be the top naval architect and marries the yard Directors daughter, mov...
by iainnevill
Sat May 19, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Is it the end for Clydesite
Replies: 207
Views: 13565

Re: Is it the end for Clydesite

As a non posting member of Clydesite for some years I just wanted to say how great it was at its best. The database was magnificent and I used to visit almost every day to get my "fix". The features were superb and I for one was happy to pay my yearly subscription. I would have also been willing to ...
by iainnevill
Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Dumbarton built ships
Replies: 63
Views: 24875

Re: Dumbarton built ships

Hello Joe, I don't know if any other members have mentioned that there was an excellent article on Dumbarton built ships on Clydesite Magazine & although the Clydesite site appears no longer available I managed to access the article by searching on CLYDESITE MAGAZINE DUMBARTON. The article is well w...
by iainnevill
Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: A Voice I Miss
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: A Voice I Miss

He was indeed a unique artist and I feel priviledged that I saw him live at The Royal Opera House in his last role there as Cavaradossi from Tosca. I guess it was about 2/3 years before he died, and the critics seemed to enjoy saying that he was well past his best. Rubbish!!! I was in the front stal...
by iainnevill
Wed May 18, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde inlet query
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: Clyde inlet query

I've always thought the inlet was part of the early Clyde Navigation Trust Works at Clyde Bank (the house of that name, not the town) prior to the move to Dalmuir and then to Renfrew to make way for Beardmore. It may well have been used for other purposes as I've read of a coal loading facility in t...

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