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by valeman
Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MV Balmoral video
Replies: 3
Views: 953

Re: MV Balmoral video

Very nice Gerry.
by valeman
Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: River Steamer
Replies: 1
Views: 884

Re: River Steamer

Many of the early advertising cards from Yarrow's on the Clyde featured ships built on the Thames!
by valeman
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Any ideas on identity?
Replies: 2
Views: 1722

Re: Any ideas on identity?

Could this be Gascony of 1890?—Moss SS Co. Tug appears to be Flying Dutchman.
by valeman
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: T.S. STEAMER ID REQUIRED
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: T.S. STEAMER ID REQUIRED

Duchess of Argyll
by valeman
Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: With Regret
Replies: 5
Views: 3187

Re: With Regret

Thanks for the information wreckmaster. I stopped posting on Bruce's site many years ago but still visited it occasionally and got an impression that Bruce was trying to improve it. Lately, the database was hard to use compared with its former format particularly if you only had an inkling of a name...
by valeman
Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Any ideas on identity?
Replies: 2
Views: 1722

Any ideas on identity?

Photographic negative of a steamship on the Clyde around 1900. Any idea of identity?
Off Dumbuck.jpg
by valeman
Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Strategist
Replies: 0
Views: 358

Strategist

Harrison's Strategist at Port Glasgow in 1938
Harrison Liner Strategist Port Glasgow Lithgows 014.jpg
by valeman
Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Bound for Tobermory...But what ship.?
Replies: 4
Views: 1306

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

Plover became Loch Aline in 1934. The Valentine card on the Dalmadan website dates from that year too. Graham
by valeman
Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Bound for Tobermory...But what ship.?
Replies: 4
Views: 1306

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

Looks vaguely like Macbrayne's Plover decked out for the Tobermory Regatta?
by valeman
Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:50 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Another Query
Replies: 2
Views: 939

Re: Another Query

Ach, I think it is Lairdrose! She presumably would not be in the Herald.
by valeman
Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Another Query
Replies: 2
Views: 939

Another Query

The image is of an unidentified steamer sailing down the Clyde on August 15, 1934. The Herald has two steamers leaving that day in their shipping movements page, the Shuna for Gothenburg and the Sukhona for Leningrad. Anyone able to cast any light? Much appreciated. Graham
by valeman
Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Brier SS 1882 - D & W Henderson Ltd
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: Brier SS 1882 - D & W Henderson Ltd

From a lantern slide.
by valeman
Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde photo 1870
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Re: Clyde photo 1870

A couple more from the same era, this time looking down river. The Laird paddle steamer is probably the Shamrock and upriver is Burns Penguin.
Broomielaw 1870 717.jpg
From Sailor's Home looking downriver
Broomielaw LHS 710.jpg
From Sailor's Home—Channel Steamers
by valeman
Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde photo 1870
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Clyde photo 1870

Clyde from Sailor's Home around 1870 with Kingston Dock in operation and an early dredger (No 5 most likely) in the river. The camera is looking down West Street. One of Burns channel steamers at the quay.
by valeman
Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Elena Margarita
Replies: 5
Views: 708

Re: Elena Margarita

Colin: Many thanks for your sleuthing! Graham
by valeman
Wed May 28, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Old Gourock Query
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Old Gourock Query

Wonder if anyone knows an answer to why Gourock had a a "Railway Tavern" long before the railway arrived in 1899. This is an old cdv showing the Railway Tavern, Fish Mart and Omnibus Office—presumably the horse trams. I did a search and came up with the following from a New Zealand Newspaper! Was th...
by valeman
Sun May 25, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Elena Margarita
Replies: 5
Views: 708

Elena Margarita

Anyone know anything about this steamship, Elena Margarita, registered at Piraeus I think. Seen here at Ayr about a century ago.
by valeman
Sun May 18, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Valparaiso today
Replies: 0
Views: 341

Valparaiso today

Couple of photos from my free day today.
by valeman
Thu May 08, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Queen Alexandra 1912
Replies: 0
Views: 206

Queen Alexandra 1912

Rather unusual location for this Clyde beauty; on the Seine at La Bouille in 1915 transporting troops.
by valeman
Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Unusual Postcard
Replies: 0
Views: 445

Unusual Postcard

Unusual postcard of Ballygilbert at Campbeltown in the 1950s. Built by Ailsa of Troon in 1904 as G Player.
Ballygilbert Campbeltown 582.jpg
Ballygilbert (1904) at Campbeltown
by valeman
Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Denny's Query
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: Denny's Query

Thanks George. So many of those built around the turn of the century look alike. Graham
by valeman
Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Denny's Query
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Denny's Query

One of Denny's early cross-channel turbines fitting out. Anyone tell me which one?
Dennys The Queen 499.jpg
Denny's Turbine Steamer
by valeman
Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: READ ME FIRST
Topic: Berwindlea
Replies: 5
Views: 4652

Re: Berwindlea

Robertson Postcard of Berwindlea, presumably as new built.
by valeman
Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Dumbarton Steamboats
Replies: 1
Views: 958

Dumbarton Steamboats

Some might enjoy this little article by Harry Summers and myself that features Dumbarton Steamboats.
http://www.valeofleven.org.uk/docs/Tour ... heVale.pdf
by valeman
Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Queen of Scots Pullman
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

Re: Queen of Scots Pullman

I recall traveling on the Pullman from Waverley to Buchanan Street on a night in the late summer of 1956 when there was some issue with the regular service to Queen Street and we were delayed. The Pullman came into the station and, despite crowds waiting for a connection to Glasgow, few realized tha...
by valeman
Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Loch Lomond 1867
Replies: 0
Views: 233

Loch Lomond 1867

One of the rarest images of a Clyde Steamer, perhaps the only one at Dumbarton Quay.
by valeman
Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Holly
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Holly

Holly off Gourock
by valeman
Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Alexandra or Alexander
Replies: 0
Views: 192

Alexandra or Alexander

Not sure about this one. Anyone ideas about her? Name on the pennant looks like Alexander but could be Alexandra. Clydesite has a paddle steamer Alexander built 1864 by Henderson, Coulborn & Co. in Renfrew but no details. From old CDV by a London photographer so may not even be built on the Clyde bu...
by valeman
Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Loch Etive 1910 - Scotts, Bowling
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: Loch Etive 1910 - Scotts, Bowling

A slightly earlier electric railway in Scotland http://www.valeofleven.org.uk/docs/Trai ... kWorks.pdf
by valeman
Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: OLD GOVAN print
Replies: 3
Views: 1125

Re: OLD GOVAN print

Print is from 1903 according to the Valentine catalog number and the steamer is the Strathmore. Graham
by valeman
Wed May 22, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Steamboats Glasgow and Clyde
Replies: 3
Views: 1149

Re: Steamboats Glasgow and Clyde

Description in late 1813 followed by drawing in December so, yes, hot off the press!
by valeman
Tue May 21, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Steamboats Glasgow and Clyde
Replies: 3
Views: 1149

Re: Steamboats Glasgow and Clyde

Another bit of digging has produced a drawing of the Clyde of 1813 supplied by John Wood. Wood's comment lends some ambiguity to the identity but the main thrust of the article was on the Clyde:— The following is a correct description of the Clyde Steam Boat, communicated to the Monthly Magazine by ...
by valeman
Sun May 19, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Clyde Tug CRUISER of 1953
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: Clyde Tug CRUISER of 1953

Norry: Best I can do. Graham
by valeman
Thu May 16, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Giraffe PS 1860 - J & G Thomson
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: Giraffe PS 1860 - J & G Thomson

Giraffe from old carte-de-visite of painting.
by valeman
Sun May 12, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Denny's Snark
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: Denny's Snark

Thanks George for the Snark reference. I'd forgotten about that. Andy, I just took a guess at the location and realized it was not quite right. Ardmore in the background is probably correct. Thanks to all. Graham
by valeman
Sun May 12, 2013 2:54 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Any idea of location?
Replies: 10
Views: 3186

Re: Any idea of location?

Great suggestions. The steamer trip started at the Broomielaw and so it cannot be a G&SW Rly ship. That leaves the older Buchanan steamers and Iona. By the dress of the passengers, I'd suggest that Iona is the most likely.
by valeman
Sun May 12, 2013 2:28 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Coriolanus SV 1876 - A McMillan & Son
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Coriolanus SV 1876 - A McMillan & Son

In McMillan's Dry Dock.
by valeman
Sat May 11, 2013 12:49 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Any idea of location?
Replies: 10
Views: 3186

Re: Any idea of location?

Thanks all for the excellent feedback. I'm sure now it is the Kyles of Bute and I had not thought about a coal hulk for the old sailing ship without rigging.
by valeman
Sat May 11, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Denny's Snark
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Denny's Snark

I could not resist buying this unusual old postcard of Denny's tender "Snark" built in 1882 and seen here off Dunoon around 1904 I think. The card was titles "Royal Mail Twin Screw Steam Yacht "Snark". Haw Wull, what's a snark?" and was sent to a Vale of Leven photographer named Jack Riddell who sho...
by valeman
Sat May 11, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: City of Paris SS 1907 - Barclay Curle & Company
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: City of Paris SS 1907 - Barclay Curle & Company

A few photographs of her launch from old stereoviews. The tug is the Flying Swift. The shots appear to have been taken by an amateur on board a Clyde Steamer.
by valeman
Fri May 10, 2013 3:49 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Any idea of location?
Replies: 10
Views: 3186

Any idea of location?

From a trip on the Clyde in 1907. Does anyone know the location? It is clearly someplace where laid-up ships are commonplace and the Gareloch, Holy Loch and Kyles of Bute spring to mind. There is a steamer in front of the one from which the photograph is being taken and so the Kyles would seem most ...
by valeman
Fri May 10, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Douglas 1876
Replies: 0
Views: 174

Douglas 1876

Steamship Douglas built by Murdoch and Murray, Port Glasgow in 1876 for Granton Steam Fishing Co. Brought back to the Clyde in 1907 when this was taken for Clyde Salvage Co. Still has Granton on her stern. Have not identified the other ships in the photograph. From a private stereoview of a trip dow...
by valeman
Thu May 02, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Brighton Queen
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Brighton Queen

Adamson trials picture of Clydebank built Brighton Queen of 1897.
by valeman
Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WHERE IS THIS?
Replies: 9
Views: 1964

Re: WHERE IS THIS?

From the state of the quay buildings, the early date makes sense.
by valeman
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WHERE IS THIS?
Replies: 9
Views: 1964

Re: WHERE IS THIS?

When I first saw it I immediately thought Oban but had to wait till I got home to check some other views to see if they match up. First one is from above the N Pier and the background from sea level would be correct. Second is the old pier buildings that look like a reasonable match. Probably a yach...
by valeman
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Cumbrae (Victory of 1863)
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Cumbrae (Victory of 1863)

Not sure of the identity of this picture—Moonlight in Largs Bay—but think it is from the late 1880s and is probably Cumbrae sailing among the yachts for Hill & Co.; built as Victory in 1863. From a glass slide. Happy to hear others' opinions.
by valeman
Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PC James Watt Dock
Replies: 1
Views: 729

Re: PC James Watt Dock

Tanker is Cassis of 1914.

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