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by alasdairmac
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2017
Replies: 77
Views: 4860

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: 212

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: 77
Views: 4860

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: 77
Views: 4860

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: 77
Views: 4860

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: 77
Views: 4860

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: 1498

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: 77
Views: 4860

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: 385

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: 652

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: 1492

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: 7075

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: 7075

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: 342

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: 342

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: 1620

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: 513

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: 635

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: 687

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: 345

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: 307

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: 344

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: 362

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: 345

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: 330

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: 585

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: 7075

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: 1326

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: 7075

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: 5858

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: 5858

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: 5858

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: 5858

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: 5858

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: 5858

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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by alasdairmac
Tue May 03, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HMS Bulwark
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Re: HMS Bulwark

I was up on Mull last week and a couple of her landing craft were in and out of Tobermory harbour. Don't know where Bulwark herself was hiding, but she wouldn't have been too far away.
by alasdairmac
Sun May 01, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: CORUISK
Replies: 1
Views: 621

CORUISK

Coruisk in the Sound of Mull on passage between Oban and Craignure. She appears to be working well as the 2nd vessel on the route and is adding about 50% to vehicular capacity. With the big reduction in fares under RET, this is worrying some islanders who are concerned about the impact on the island...
by alasdairmac
Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: PAISLEY REGISTERED PUFFER
Replies: 0
Views: 733

PAISLEY REGISTERED PUFFER

I've been re-researching some of my records for the puffersandvics.org website and realised that I've still to complete the entry for a mystery Paisley registered puffer of 1907. The photograph dated 1907 below was kindly supplied to me by Graham Lapin and shows a puffer registered in Paisley at Pai...
by alasdairmac
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: WARSHIPS / WARTIME
Topic: HMS PRINCE OF WALES / UB07
Replies: 30
Views: 1807

Re: HMS PRINCE OF WALES / UB07

Thanks for that Dennis. I can see that now when I look at it more closely.


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by alasdairmac
Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: NEW QUEENSFERRY CROSSING
Replies: 0
Views: 580

NEW QUEENSFERRY CROSSING

While I was down having at look at the Prince of Wales at Rosyth, took a few shots of the new Queensferry Crossing which is due for completion at the end of this year.
by alasdairmac
Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: WARSHIPS / WARTIME
Topic: HMS PRINCE OF WALES / UB07
Replies: 30
Views: 1807

Re: HMS PRINCE OF WALES

Took a run down to my vantage point on the south shore of the Forth to see what was visible of Prince of Wales. First shot is a panorama including both Prince of Wales (in the building dock on the right of shot) and Queen Elizabeth largely hiding behind the sheds on the extreme left. Unfortunately I...
by alasdairmac
Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: READ ME FIRST
Topic: How to post images
Replies: 8
Views: 5481

Re: How to post images

After you've clicked the "Post Reply" button, scroll down to near the bottom of the screen on which you will type your post and click the button towards the left hand side with "+ attachments" on it. Then click the "Add Files" button, which will take you to you file manager screen to allow you to se...
by alasdairmac
Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Wide Awake
Replies: 3
Views: 861

Re: Wide Awake

Hi there John. Your basic details are mostly correct. She would appear to have been used as a lighter on the Thames but from my own research into puffers and the like I have never before come across any reference to her as having worked the Clyde as a powered vessel. Neither does a search of the Mer...
by alasdairmac
Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Where is the "Sir James" moored in this photograph?
Replies: 0
Views: 826

Where is the "Sir James" moored in this photograph?

I use this photo of the ex-VIC82 "Sir James" from Roy Cressey's collection on my Puffers and VICs website and would love to find out where it was taken. The building in the background is quite distinctive. All I can say is that it was probably taken before 1965 and is more than likely to have been o...
by alasdairmac
Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Site Upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 4451

Re: Site Upgrade

Looks great. No bugs so far and so many congratulations on a job well done Stuart.
by alasdairmac
Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: Merry Christmas

Very many thanks for all of the hard work you put into the site Stuart and looking forward to the new look.

A very Merry Xmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year to you and yours.

:beer: (Ayrshire's finest Real Ale)
by alasdairmac
Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: YACHTING
Topic: GLOBAL
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: GLOBAL

Does anyone else see a monotonous similarity in these modern yacht designs? Oh for some enterprising naval architect to reintroduce some individuality to them.
by alasdairmac
Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Duty Watch
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: Duty Watch

A Merry Xmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year to you Jim. And many thanks again for posting your magnificent work for us all to enjoy.
by alasdairmac
Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ESVAGT CONNECTOR
Replies: 19
Views: 3466

Re: ESVAGT CONNECTOR

BBC Scotland News website now reporting that she dropped off the tow at Rosyth at dawn this morning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-35145267
by alasdairmac
Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ESVAGT CONNECTOR
Replies: 19
Views: 3466

Re: ESVAGT CONNECTOR

She got as far upriver as Inverkeithing before dawn this morning and is now outbound from the Forth off Eyemouth making 12 knots for Esbjerg. I suspect that she has discharged the tow but I can't see any complementary tug activity in the area. I can only guess that she has left the barge at anchor b...

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