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by alasdairmac
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 2921

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

She’s back up at Pacific Quay OK and looks to have been making 15+ kts some of the way so all would now appear well mechanically.


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by alasdairmac
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Ferguson Shipbuilders Ltd – in Liquidation
Replies: 17
Views: 7193

Re: Ferguson Shipbuilders Ltd – in Liquidation

Was wondering what was happening to it. Maybe the liquidators will be able to sell it on but Fergies could still be losers.


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by alasdairmac
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 70
Views: 5452

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Oriana doesn’t have azipods and so not as manoeuvrable as newer cruise ships. I’ve been on her big sister Aurora a few times and she too has needed tug assistance.


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by alasdairmac
Tue May 29, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 2921

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

I did Alan, thanks. What a brilliant day, the river at its very very best, but I have to say a really disappointing load on the old girl; couldn't have been more than 300 on board. If we want to keep her going, people are going to have to turn out and support her, and if they cannot do that on a day...
by alasdairmac
Sun May 27, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 2921

PS WAVERLEY 2018

Great day for PS WAVERLEY – weather could not be better. Tracking her on Marine Traffic, appears to be problems with her transponder – Departing Science Centre in the morning, no readings until she is past Erskine Bridge, so “straight line” course which shows she “jumped on-land” and went along Gla...
by alasdairmac
Tue May 22, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 2921

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Now passing Shieldhall under her own steam and unassisted so it looks like all must be well with her rudder. And what a weather forecast for this weekend’s sailings ! Should be a great start to the season.


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by alasdairmac
Tue May 22, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: rosyth dockyard puffers
Replies: 2
Views: 388

rosyth dockyard puffers

while browsing a list of ships drydocked in Rosyth i came accross these two 1( COLLECT (puffer) drydocked 21/12/1920 --undocked 12/01/1921 and 2) NORMAN (puffer) drydocked 12/01/1940 and undocked 16/01/1940 but i can't see any mention in the PUFFERS & VIC site any idea if they where puffers Alex Hi...
by alasdairmac
Tue May 22, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Catriona & Loch Tarbert
Replies: 0
Views: 263

Catriona & Loch Tarbert

Catriona arriving at Lochranza from Claonaig on the most beautiful of Clyde days, with Loch Tarbert lying alongside getting some tlc.
by alasdairmac
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: Govan Graving Docks
Replies: 5
Views: 1971

Re: Govan Graving Docks

Sounds very promising - at long last a real working revival on the river. Let’s hope that it all comes to fruition, or will Glasgow’s councillors once again be overawed by the glamour of flashy penthouses.


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by alasdairmac
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Puffer Crew info
Replies: 1
Views: 516

Puffer Crew info

Try the CLIP crew list database (I can’t remember it’s URL off hand so google it) It’s not complete but it is free and fairly easy to use. Good luck.


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by alasdairmac
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Sad News

Sad news indeed Brenda. I remember her well from my days on Clydesite and she was a grand old lady.

Hoping that you are keeping well yourself. Have a great Xmas and a Happy New Year


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by alasdairmac
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 15772

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2017

There's an AIS "blind spot" in the south of Cardigan Bay Allan - vessels close inshore disappear just SW of Fishguard (where Waverley's last position is shown) but reappear further north. She's maybe in the blind spot if she's hugging the coastline.
by alasdairmac
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 15772

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2017

Hope I'm wrong, but on 015º she looks to be on course for Milford Haven.

Update at 17:05 ; maybe not as there's been some "left hand down a bit" to 008º and looking like she'll pass close abeam St David's.
by alasdairmac
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 15772

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2017

She's just off the Lizard right now, doing around 12 knots with an average of just about the same since leaving Weymouth last night. Hopefully she'll get the wind behind her and be able to add a couple of knots to that when she turns the corner into the Irish Sea, although there are force 8 SWs fore...
by alasdairmac
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 15772

PS WAVERLEY 2017

Just had a wee look at that too on AIS. Hope the weather holds for the run home, and for this weekend.


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by alasdairmac
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 15772

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2017

She entered the Garvel mid- afternoon today. With a bit of luck (and some double time for the welders) she might make it out in time to steam south to Liverpool on Monday. Fingers crossed - she needs to lose more revenue like she needs another hole in the hull !


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by alasdairmac
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Puffer Teal (1902- circa1926)
Replies: 2
Views: 1387

Re: Puffer Teal (1902- circa1926)

Sorry, I've got her on my Puffer and VICs database (although it appears that I have forgotten to add her to the online version - to be rectified soon!) but have no more information than you appear to have there except that she was listed up until at least 1930. My notes tell me that I did search the...
by alasdairmac
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 15772

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2017

From bad to worse The website is still advertising today's sail leaving Ayr at 10am and Waverley is still (10:50) at Pacific Quay. Customer service is clearly and unknown concept to Waverley Excursions. This is nothing short of suicidal PS Look like they are starting off at Largs now with a bus up f...
by alasdairmac
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 15772

PS WAVERLEY 2017

Looks like today's sailing was cancelled - she hadn't moved from Pacific Quay all day although tomorrow's trip to Arran is still being advertised on her website. I was on board on Friday and we were 15 mins late leaving Glasgow due to a generator fault, and then another 15 minutes was lost at Kilcre...
by alasdairmac
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 15772

PS WAVERLEY 2017

Still lying alongside at Largs waiting repairs to her air pump - that's a full week of sailings lost at the hight of the summer season, which very sadly has to be a financial disaster for her. Scrolling info panel on the website making no mention of tomorrow's sail from Glasgow to Rothesay which I w...
by alasdairmac
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 15772

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2017

Today's, tomorrow's and Sunday's sailings cancelled due to an air pump fault. That makes it three consecutive Fridays lost. Bad luck or poor maintenance ?


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by alasdairmac
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: HMS (to be) QUEEN ELIZABETH
Replies: 21
Views: 2579

Re: HMS (to be) QUEEN ELIZABETH

Three shots of her exiting the Rosyth dockyard yesterday. The first shows her mast lowered to allow her to pass under the Forth Rail Bridge at low tide, which was due at around midnight. With the amount of time and effort needed to get her out of the basin and into the river I suspect that bringing ...
by alasdairmac
Fri May 26, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 15772

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2017

Could omitting Loch Long have been at the request of a nervous MoD?


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by alasdairmac
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Trip to Eriskay
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Re: Trip to Eriskay

Very many thanks for these Tom. I still retain my many great memories of Angus - what a gentleman, what a character, and what a good friend to so many. Hope that you are well and now settled into retirement. Hope that I might bump into you one day this summer on the Auld Tub somewhere between Pacifi...
by alasdairmac
Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Model of NZSC Iron wool clipper Wairoa
Replies: 4
Views: 1326

Re: Model of NZSC Iron wool clipper Wairoa

Lovely model, but I was tempted to say that I didn't know that New Zealand exported iron wool, I thought it was the sheep stuff.


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by alasdairmac
Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Memorial for Angus & Frances
Replies: 8
Views: 3167

Re: Memorial for Angus & Frances

Beautiful, a lasting memory of two wonderful people. My sincere thanks to Tom for arranging it on our behalf.
by alasdairmac
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 10701

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2016

Hi Allan, she stopped short at Rothesay where she stayed for about an hour before returning to Largs and then home.


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by alasdairmac
Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 10701

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2016

Anyone know what happened to her today? She was alongside at Greenock for an hour and a half. The weather at Largs was absolutely awful and quite a few folks as well as the group I was with decided not to wait for her.


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by alasdairmac
Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Replies: 1
Views: 584

Re: North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Another three photos. The first shows locomotive 61264, an LNER B1 Thompson Class, arriving at Pickering to take our train out to Whitby. Next is our return train hauled by locomotive 76084 arriving at Whitby to take us back to Pickering. Unfortunately, it didn't make it - it was running out of wate...
by alasdairmac
Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Replies: 1
Views: 584

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Ventured south to darkest Englandshire this week and took a trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from Pickering to Whitby and back. If you are ever down this way, do it; it runs through some really beautiful scenery and Whitby itself is well work a visit. These first three photograph show Picke...
by alasdairmac
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: With Regret
Replies: 5
Views: 2929

Re: With Regret

It's a pity that Bruce appears to have let it die; he put a lot of hard work into it over the years. The blessing is that a small dedicated group chose to create a new database of Clyde-built ships and so all credit to them for having that foresight.


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by alasdairmac
Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: AIRCRAFT
Topic: NORWEGIAN AIRFORCE F16 (Starfighter)
Replies: 2
Views: 1090

Re: UNKNOWN

Norwegian Airforce F16


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by alasdairmac
Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: CRUISING
Topic: BLACK WATCH
Replies: 6
Views: 906

Re: BLACK WATCH

Not so sure that I like the new black hull that Fred have introduced on all of their ships.
by alasdairmac
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Photos from my Waverley Trip to Campbeltown
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Re: Photos from my Waverley Trip to Campbeltown

Thanks for sharing. Great collection of shots there.
:beer:
by alasdairmac
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: CATRIONA
Replies: 0
Views: 561

CATRIONA

Very surprised that there don't appear to have been any previous posts on ClydeMaritime about CalMac's third world-leading hybrid electric ferry "Catriona". Well, here's her belated introduction to ClydeMaritime, photographed as she was undertaking berthing trial at Largs yesterday.
by alasdairmac
Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Splendour
Replies: 0
Views: 510

Splendour

Caught Argyll Cruising's very smart looking converted 20m MFV "Splendour" anchored in Loch Duich earlier this week. Based in Holy Loch, she is yet another addition to the growing fleet of small high quality cruise vessels operating in Clyde and West Coast waters.
by alasdairmac
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Orkney Lifeboats
Replies: 0
Views: 712

Orkney Lifeboats

Two of Orkney's Severn Class lifeboats.
by alasdairmac
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: MV Pentalina
Replies: 0
Views: 720

MV Pentalina

Pentland Ferries catamaran vehicular ferry "Pentalina" arriving from St. Margaret's Hope in Orkney and about to berth at the Gills Bay terminal in Caithness. Not as high speed as her lines might suggest; she typically operates at around 16 to 18 knots. From a passenger point of view she is definitel...
by alasdairmac
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: MV Graemsay
Replies: 0
Views: 735

MV Graemsay

Orkney Ferries small ferry "Graemsay" entering Stromness Harbour from the neighbouring island of Hoy. It does carry cars - if you want to risk it being craned on and off again.
by alasdairmac
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: ORCADIA AT STORMINESS
Replies: 0
Views: 673

ORCADIA AT STORMINESS

The former Clyde streaker Saturn berthed at Stromness harbour on Orkney. Now owned by Pentland Ferries and used on renewable energy contracts. She is looking pretty well cared for.
by alasdairmac
Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Parkhead Forge
Replies: 2
Views: 1053

Re: Parkhead Forge

Any idea of the date of that photograph Paul?
by alasdairmac
Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 10701

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2016

Does anyone have any idea what caused Waverley to abandon her sail to Portree and Gairloch this morning? She turned back to Kyle when abeam Inverarish, didn't even make it to Portree, and after what appears to have been a brief stop at Kyle of Lochalsh is now (15:00 BST) heading south off Eigg. PS: ...
by alasdairmac
Mon May 30, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SPIRIT OF FORTITUDE
Replies: 2
Views: 2283

SPIRIT OF FORTITUDE

Spotted from Waverley yesterday afternoon just south of Little Cumbrae, the 33m luxury motor yacht Spirit of Fortitude owned by the nascent Royal Scottish Shipping Line, which is owned by the same people who are in the process of purchasing Toward Castle from Argyle and Bute council. She recently co...
by alasdairmac
Mon May 30, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 10701

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2016

Waverley at Lochranza Pier yesterday, with CalMac's Loch Tarbert on the adjacent slip. There was a good passenger load for what was a magnificent day's sailing. Flat calm and clear blue skies - the Clyde at it wonderful best. And the forecast is looking good for her adventures north this week and ne...
by alasdairmac
Mon May 16, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: TS Queen Mary to return to the Clyde
Replies: 44
Views: 9133

Re: TS Queen Mary to return to the Clyde

Some shots taken from Greenock Esplanade. The old girl is clearly going to need a lot of TLC - goodness knows what she's like inside !
by alasdairmac
Sat May 14, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: TS Queen Mary to return to the Clyde
Replies: 44
Views: 9133

Re: TS Queen Mary to return to the Clyde

Her facebook page indicating 14:30 at the Cumbrae Gap and 17:00 at JWD.


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by alasdairmac
Sat May 14, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: TS Queen Mary to return to the Clyde
Replies: 44
Views: 9133

Re: TS Queen Mary to return to the Clyde

Currently making 8 knots about 28nm SSE of Skomer. Gives her about 270nm to run which if she maintains her present speed would see her off Greenock at around 10pm tomorrow night.
by alasdairmac
Fri May 13, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: TS Queen Mary to return to the Clyde
Replies: 44
Views: 9133

Re: TS Queen Mary to return to the Clyde

Thanks for that Dougie. Saves me getting the ruler and calculator out !
by alasdairmac
Thu May 12, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: TS Queen Mary to return to the Clyde
Replies: 44
Views: 9133

Re: TS Queen Mary to return to the Clyde

Looks like a possible Monday arrival?
by alasdairmac
Wed May 11, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: TS Queen Mary to return to the Clyde
Replies: 44
Views: 9133

Re: TS Queen Mary to return to the Clyde

This is fantastic news. Does anyone know where on the river she is headed for - I'd like to be there to capture her arrival on video.


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