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by Colin Campbell
Thu May 12, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: TS Queen Mary to return to the Clyde
Replies: 44
Views: 10043

Re: TS Queen Mary to return to the Clyde

Found another shot of 1986 stay in Tilbury and an Electoral view from 1960s leaving Bridge Wharf.
by Colin Campbell
Thu May 12, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: TS Queen Mary to return to the Clyde
Replies: 44
Views: 10043

Re: TS Queen Mary to return to the Clyde

Some views fro 30 years ago, during her first sojourn in Tilbury. Dated 14 September 1986.
by Colin Campbell
Sat May 07, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: Sunday evening 08/05/16 - Freeview TV Channel 19
Replies: 0
Views: 1408

Sunday evening 08/05/16 - Freeview TV Channel 19

Listed at 7pm is a double bill on Great British Railway Journeys first part features Dunbartonshire shipyards.

Recall Bruce Biddulph featured in a programme with Michael Portillo and this may well be a repeat showing.
Second part features a journey from Corrour to Oban.
by Colin Campbell
Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Steel & Bennies tug CRUISER
Replies: 0
Views: 1454

Steel & Bennies tug CRUISER

From memory she was assisting one of Paddy Hendersons onto Springfield Quay, Glasgow.

On the Broomielaw side of the river are B&I Line MEATH and Burns Lairds SCOTTISH COAST.
by Colin Campbell
Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Beardmore Build
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Beardmore Build

Trial photo load
2 Beardmore paddles.jpg
by Colin Campbell
Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 260
Views: 49557

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Following your advance warning of Meteor on the move this afternoon, I too nipped down to Renfrew Ferry. Heres one shot and I'll leave the rest to you.
by Colin Campbell
Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: SAN DEMETRIO 1938: Blythswood, Scotstoun
Replies: 7
Views: 2065

Re: SAN DEMETRIO 1938: Blythswood, Scotstoun

OOPs...How dis that happen
by Colin Campbell
Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: SAN DEMETRIO 1938: Blythswood, Scotstoun
Replies: 7
Views: 2065

Re: SAN DEMETRIO 1938: Blythswood, Scotstoun

Couple of shots taken from TV screen during SAN DEMETRIO - LONDON.
by Colin Campbell
Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: ISLE OF LEWIS in James Watt Dock, Greenock.
Replies: 2
Views: 2245

ISLE OF LEWIS in James Watt Dock, Greenock.

Overhaul time , waiting in James Watt Dock, Greenock, yesterday 11/02/2016
by Colin Campbell
Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: mv ARGYLE Gourock to Rothesay.
Replies: 0
Views: 1260

mv ARGYLE Gourock to Rothesay.

With Wemyss Bay terminal under repair/alteration over the past few months and the Rothesay service running from Gourock, probably until Easter, I took advantage of a lovely spring-like day yesterday, and the extended sailing time to sample the Rothesay sailing from Gourock. (£6.10 return bargain). T...
by Colin Campbell
Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: LANARKSHIRE 1940 - Greenock
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Re: LANARKSHIRE 1940 - Greenock

Wonder if an expat Yorkshireman could be persuaded to allow his photos of South African Farmer and Grysbok to appear on our database, with due acknowledgment of course. Colin
by Colin Campbell
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Bound for Tobermory...But what ship.?
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

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

I knew the answer was out there, Great work both Obviously the photograph is a bit sharper than the view I put on this morning. When using a big glass on it and thought the ships name was two words, also , wishful thinking, I thought the ship dressed overall in the background might be the two funnel...
by Colin Campbell
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Queen Mary at the Tail of the Bank
Replies: 0
Views: 800

Queen Mary at the Tail of the Bank

Another two old 3"x2" views showing the Queen Mary sometime after coming down river from her birthplace.
Note only two lifeboats at this time, believe the other were loaded later.Weight saving for her trip down river.
by Colin Campbell
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Bound for Tobermory...But what ship.?
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

Bound for Tobermory...But what ship.?

Another one from the past with the 'Bound for Tobermory' on the back, but I cant identify the steamer.
by Colin Campbell
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Baron Vernon sunk at Langbank 1923
Replies: 0
Views: 687

Baron Vernon sunk at Langbank 1923

Given this old 3"x2" view which shows the aftermath of the collision in the Clyde, between the Baron Vernon from Spain with iron ore and esparto grass and the passenger liner Metagama bound for Canada. The Baron Vernon sank quickly in the channel and the liner turned back to Glasgow. I believe the B...
by Colin Campbell
Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: WILLIAM C. DALDY 1935 - Lobnitz
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: WILLIAM C. DALDY 1935 - Lobnitz

Must be ten years ago now. Colin.
by Colin Campbell
Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Partick from above
Replies: 5
Views: 1011

Re: Partick from above

The building behind the advert hoarding is the gatehouse into Meadowside Quay which would make the train more or less on top of the bridge at the foot of Meadow Road. There was also a rail line at ground level used by cattle trains from Merklands Lairage and also for grain wagons coming out of the g...
by Colin Campbell
Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Sad sad news.
Replies: 17
Views: 5987

Re: Sad sad news.

Saddened to learn of Angus' passing. We never met, face to face, but like so many others we "met" through correspondence on this and other sites and I gained much from his knowledge and wise council. Whenever I hear of Enginoors-v-Deckies, BP greyhounds, Bin Liners, Gem Line, Troon-sur-Mer, and Eris...
by Colin Campbell
Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Godetia
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: Godetia

Pretty sure the Belgian Navy. Still use this name, as there was a minesweeper about the Clyde not too long ago.
Thank you Colin
by Colin Campbell
Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Memories of the Clyde.
Replies: 10
Views: 3422

Re: Memories of the Clyde.

Thunderer and Chiftain, passing under the Erskine Bridge. Two old Steel & Bennie names but they had now passed to Cory.
The funnel somewhat similar, just the addition of Corrys diamond
by Colin Campbell
Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: The Ships of World War I
Replies: 0
Views: 1380

The Ships of World War I

Whats on in Glasgow Museums booklet shows that Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, 200 Woodhead Road, South Nitshill Industrial Estate, G53 7NN (0141 276 9300) has a Specialist Tour programmed for Tuesday 11 August (2.30-3.30pm) "Find out more about the models of Clyde-built ships that saw service duri...
by Colin Campbell
Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Sealight of Glenlight Shipping Ltd
Replies: 8
Views: 6532

Re: Sealight of Glenlight Shipping Ltd

Should be in the ClydeShipping database operated by this site
by Colin Campbell
Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Memories of the Clyde.
Replies: 10
Views: 3422

Re: Memories of the Clyde.

Just found this better view of the electric crane used of the Glasgow/Belfast mail boats for landing the mail on arrival first thing at Donegal Quay Belfast.
by Colin Campbell
Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Memories of the Clyde.
Replies: 10
Views: 3422

Re: Memories of the Clyde.

Another view from 50 years ago, shows MacBraynes old Hebrides , herself 50 plus year old at that time, sounding off as she approaches Kingston Dock entrance in what I think was her last sailing before going for scrap in 1955. At Anderston Quay is the Lairdshill on the Dublin service. Crossed over on...
by Colin Campbell
Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Memories of the Clyde.
Replies: 10
Views: 3422

Re: Memories of the Clyde.

Talking about Royal Mail in the last slide, here is a view of a delivery of mails for shipment from a Royal Mail van of a certain vintage. Posed shot with dockers and some crew.Gent nearest camera is Freddy Robertson and other gent in soft hat Dan Mcintyre. Two of Messrs Scruttons stevedores. B&L ca...
by Colin Campbell
Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Memories of the Clyde.
Replies: 10
Views: 3422

Re: Memories of the Clyde.

Whats in a picture?? Again looking west from the entrance to Kingston Dock whivh would appear to be a bit worse of the ware than previous but this time two Clyde Trust ferries - obviously 'rush hour' ! Irish Coast resplendent in Coast Lines Black/White colours, with one lifeboat being lowered. Centr...
by Colin Campbell
Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Memories of the Clyde.
Replies: 10
Views: 3422

Re: Memories of the Clyde.

Third photograph to previous input Sorry Colin
by Colin Campbell
Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Memories of the Clyde.
Replies: 10
Views: 3422

Re: Memories of the Clyde.

Three photographs of the City of Winnipeg, firstly on the berth in Princes Dock on one of the berths that were exclusively used by City Line. She has a Blue Peter up and is about to sail. Next the Flying Foam of Clyde Shipping helps her set up for the dock entrance, and lastly she passes out of the ...
by Colin Campbell
Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Memories of the Clyde.
Replies: 10
Views: 3422

Re: Memories of the Clyde.

Breath deeply now.....Lairdsburn at Merklands Lairage with cattle from Dublin. Passengers could disembark here and save an hour or so rather than going ashore in the centre of Glasgow. Customs facilities were provided in a nearby shed. As a lad having family connections with Burns & Laird and Lairds...
by Colin Campbell
Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Memories of the Clyde.
Replies: 10
Views: 3422

Re: Memories of the Clyde.

Sure its an old grainy picture from the past and almost everything in it has gone but it been taken from Windmillcroft Quay showing the entrance to Kingston dock, one of the old Clyde Trust passenger ferries mid-stream, and the old Lairdshill at the Dublin berth on Anderston Quay with either Royal S...
by Colin Campbell
Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Infanta Isabel de Borbon
Replies: 0
Views: 262

Infanta Isabel de Borbon

Model in Barcelona Maritime Museum of this Denny Built passenger liner. Suppose the model was built for the shipowner and eventually found its way into the Barcelona museum.
by Colin Campbell
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Another Query
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

Re: Another Query

Would agree with you Graham, sure looks like Lairdsrose perhaps in the period when B&L funnel colours were just red with a black top. Colin
by Colin Campbell
Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MV SATURN, IN JWD GREENOCK.
Replies: 16
Views: 5119

Re: MV SATURN, IN JWD GREENOCK.

Hi Brian, Would you permit your photo with endorsement to go into the Clyde Shipping database to show her in her new paintwork. Colin
by Colin Campbell
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Flying 'P'
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Flying 'P'

Excellent again. I love it, and would like to be pointed to the rest of the poem. Colin
by Colin Campbell
Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: A Visit to Tobermory - Isle of Mull
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Re: A Visit to Tobermory - Isle of Mull

Angus, Database short of images of RAASAY. Can I input a couple of your views?. Colin
by Colin Campbell
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Shipping at Ayr and Troon
Topic: 27-10-2014 : Arrived Troon for Drydocking : M.V. HALLAIG
Replies: 9
Views: 3169

Re: 27-10-2014 : Arrived Troon for Drydocking : M.V. HALLAI

Thanks Angus. Good shots,have put 2 and 3 into database this morning. Colin.
by Colin Campbell
Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Shipping at Ayr and Troon
Topic: 27-10-2014 : Arrived Troon for Drydocking : M.V. HALLAIG
Replies: 9
Views: 3169

Re: 27-10-2014 : Arrived Troon for Drydocking : M.V. HALLAI

Angus, Would you allow these views of HALLAIG to go into database? Colin
by Colin Campbell
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Queen Mary - Southampton Departure
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Queen Mary - Southampton Departure

Queen Mary Southampton departure.
by Colin Campbell
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Queen Mary - Southampton Departure
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Queen Mary - Southampton Departure

Queen Mary Southampton departure 1960s.
by Colin Campbell
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Queen Mary - Southampton Departure
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Queen Mary - Southampton Departure

At the time when the future of the Cunard Transatlantic sailings were under review, we were on holiday in Bournemouth and heard that for the price of a donation towards RNLI funds one could view a departure from the rooftop of the Ocean Terminal.
Some views from that visit.
by Colin Campbell
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: Shipping at Ayr and Troon
Topic: Eriskay
Replies: 3
Views: 1456

Eriskay

Hope the Landowner from...and the Freeman of..... the Island of Eriskay watched BBC 1 Monday night...as Eriskay featured in half of Paul Murtons programme. Excellent Colin
by Colin Campbell
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Lairdsfield
Replies: 0
Views: 1483

Lairdsfield

Following on from Lairdsfox tale. Her running mate was the former W.A.Savage Dutch built Greenfield and after alterations in 1966 in Manchester Dry Docks where her wooden hatch boards etc were replaced with Cargospeed folding ones she took her place on the Ardrossan/Belfast steel run. In 1970 during...
by Colin Campbell
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: GARNOCK ROTTING AWAY IN IRVINE HARBOUR.
Replies: 1
Views: 809

Re: GARNOCK ROTTING AWAY IN IRVINE HARBOUR.

Slide taken on 29/05/1981 whilst still in service.
by Colin Campbell
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Lairdsfox - The last of the line
Replies: 1
Views: 1926

Lairdsfox - The last of the line

In 1966 Burns & Laird Lines replaced the dedicated ships that took steel over to Harland & Wolffs yard in Belfast with two coasters transferred from W.A/Savage Zillah Shipping. The ships were GREENFIELD and FOXFIELD and a great deal of thought went in to renaming them LAIRDSFIELD and LAIRDSFOX. It t...
by Colin Campbell
Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Shipping at Ayr and Troon
Topic: Culzean in Ayr
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Culzean in Ayr

Built in 1898 as Logic and becoming Laird Lines CULZEAN from 1921 to 1929 this old photograph I gave to the library in Ayr.
Think that lighthouse above her stern is still there in Ayr but obscured now with buldings in front.
by Colin Campbell
Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Netherlands
Topic: St Nicholas arriving Hook of Holland
Replies: 5
Views: 2130

St Nicholas arriving Hook of Holland

One time Harwich - Hook of Holland ferry
by Colin Campbell
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Shipping at Ayr and Troon
Topic: 27.08.2014 Pilot Cutter in Ayr Harbour
Replies: 1
Views: 666

27.08.2014 Pilot Cutter in Ayr Harbour

Working back and forth across the river this afternoon.
by Colin Campbell
Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Northern Star - 1962 - Shaw, Savill & Albion Coy
Replies: 8
Views: 2717

Re: Northern Star - 1962 - Shaw, Savill & Albion Coy

Saw her once in Amsterdam and here is the image.
by Colin Campbell
Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SAPPHIRE 1966 broken up
Replies: 3
Views: 1329

Re: SAPPHIRE 1966 broken up

The ship in question, with the distinctive white line under the bridge
by Colin Campbell
Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Vroon Freighters
Topic: FRISIAN EXPRESS
Replies: 3
Views: 2327

Re: FRISIAN EXPRESS

Arriving Merklands Lairage, Glasgow with cattle from Ireland 11/11/1978.

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