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by Colin Campbell
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Viper leaving Ardrossan
Replies: 1
Views: 420

Viper leaving Ardrossan

Built 1906 at Fairfield SB & E Co for the G & J Burns Daylight service from Ardrossan to Belfast the turbine steamer Viper was triple screw,22knots,bow rudder,and capable of carrying 1700 passengers and replaced the paddle steamer ADDER. During the First World War after initial lay up at General Ter...
by Colin Campbell
Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The Lower Reaches at Work
Replies: 84
Views: 46680

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

More naval visitors from the past at Greenock. The Dutch destroyer ZEELAND alongside the cruiser DE ZEVEN PROVINCIEN. I stand to be corrected but I think she was latterly classed as a missile ship before being sold to Peru ?
by Colin Campbell
Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The Lower Reaches at Work
Replies: 84
Views: 46680

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Again a one time regular visitor to the Lower Clyde area was this US store carrier/supply ship at the time of the US involvement in the Holy Loch
by Colin Campbell
Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The Lower Reaches at Work
Replies: 84
Views: 46680

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Glenlights GLENROSA and GLENFYNE alongside in James Watt Dock
by Colin Campbell
Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The Lower Reaches at Work
Replies: 84
Views: 46680

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Occasionally a tug needs a tug and in this case the MOD tug ROYSTERER has assistance from Clyde Shippings FLYING FULMAR on entering Garvel Dry Dock
by Colin Campbell
Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The Lower Reaches at Work
Replies: 84
Views: 46680

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Fishery Protection ship VIGILANT prepares to leave Janes Watt Dock with CALEDONIA alongside
by Colin Campbell
Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The Lower Reaches at Work
Replies: 84
Views: 46680

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Once a regular feature on the Greenock waterfront we have the ADMIRAL FITZROY.Built in 1944 as the AMBERLEY CASTLE (K386). and after her convoy escort duties she was at first laid up and in 1957 converted to a weather ship and given the name WEATHER ADVISOR this being altered after refit in 1960. Bu...
by Colin Campbell
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cross Channel Ferries (Irish Sea)
Replies: 1
Views: 913

Re: Cross Channel Ferries (Irish Sea)

European Causeway on the P & O Cairnryan to Larne service 20/06/2012
by Colin Campbell
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cross Channel Ferries (Irish Sea)
Replies: 1
Views: 913

Cross Channel Ferries (Irish Sea)

Stena Superfast VII taken from her sistership crossing from Cairnryan to Belfast 20/06/2012
by Colin Campbell
Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Vienna ...Harwich to Hook of Holland Troopship
Replies: 3
Views: 1617

Vienna ...Harwich to Hook of Holland Troopship

Any one time National Servicemen out there remember this one time troophip used on the Harwich/Hook of Holland for leave and movements of squaddies to/from UK to BAOR. Originally built 1929 for London & NER by John Browns Clydebank together with sisters Amsterdam (war loss)and Prague (fire loss 1948...
by Colin Campbell
Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Govan Drydock
Replies: 8
Views: 2607

Re: Govan Drydock

No.474 YAROSLAVL 1892 5430dwt tss Passenger/covict/cargo steamer for Russian Volunteer Fleet 385x45x31 21 First Class 800 Convicts 80 Soldiers Price £74300 to be in in five instalments. Penalty £30 per day late delivery. Rejection if still undelivered after 2 months.To carry 5100dwt on 24ft. Tween d...
by Colin Campbell
Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Scotstoun Light
Replies: 2
Views: 1180

Re: Scotstoun Light

Oldest map of the river I could lay my hands on is dated 1945. No mention of a Scotstoun Light. Theres a Yoker Light and the next on the north bank is a Meadowside Light so I sent your picture to a man I thought might know. George Gardner replied. I was not aware of a Scotstoun Light but Scotstoun i...
by Colin Campbell
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Holly
Replies: 3
Views: 1162

Re: Holly

From Clyde and Other Coastal Steamers (Duckworth & Langmuir) On HOLLY......Holly was for a time employed on the Dublin trade then operated jointly with the Dublin & Glasgow Co and had a St George funnel like that of the IRISHMAN On St George SP Co....Funnel colouring of St George Steam Packet Co was...
by Colin Campbell
Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Princess Royal 1876
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: Princess Royal 1876

George Gardner has come back to me with further thoughts. "I am now convinced that the PRINCESS ROYAL photograph was NOT taken passing Pointhouse. Yorkhill HILL and the elevated section of the railway should be visible also the Queens Dock pumphouse.Shearers yard was very compact and the launch ways...
by Colin Campbell
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Govan Drydock
Replies: 8
Views: 2607

Re: Govan Drydock

had a look in Dennys List YAROSLAVL launched 21/11.1892 Twin Screw Sailed 14/2/1893 Yard No 474 designed as a convict ship to carry prisoners to the penal island of Sakhalin DOUBLE HEADED EAGLE FIGUREHEAD TAMBOFF/TAMBOV launched 02/05/1893 Twin Screw Sailed 24/6/1893 Yard No 479 Repeat of Yarosavl W...
by Colin Campbell
Thu May 31, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Princess Royal 1876
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: Princess Royal 1876

Showed Princess Royal to George Gardner saying I thought Pointhouse/Yorkhill area and he said At first sight I would have agreed with you but after looking at some old photographs I am now not so sure.The gable end of the building that appears between the funnel and the bridge of the ship looks very...
by Colin Campbell
Thu May 31, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Govan Drydock
Replies: 8
Views: 2607

Re: Govan Drydock

Sent a copy of your photograph to George Gardner recently retired from Glasgow University Archives and he replied "The vessel with the clipper bow is one of a number of handsome ships (including VLADIMIR QUEEN OLGA YAROSLAVL..KIEV,etc)built in the 1890s by Denny (and also J&G Thomson) for the Russia...
by Colin Campbell
Mon May 28, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Princess Royal 1876
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: Princess Royal 1876

Further to yesterday. This is the area I thought of.
The Clyde The Making of the River gives dates of Yorkhill Quay as started 1906 completed 1909.Shipyards on that sight Alexdr Stephens until 1870...Aitken & Mansell until 1876..John Shearer until 1904 Colin
by Colin Campbell
Sun May 27, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Princess Royal 1876
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: Princess Royal 1876

suggestion.......could it be that the person taking this picture is in Govan opposite what we know as Yorkhill Quay....Was there a shipyard there before Yorkhill Quay was built??. The buildings in the background are similar to those in photos of old Partick Pier. Also compare Virtual Mitchell..Ships...
by Colin Campbell
Sat May 26, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Ayr Harbour
Replies: 5
Views: 2198

Re: Ayr Harbour

Tried the Mitchell Library and while they have Cash Books for the Ayr SS Co these dont give any insight into the trade or ship movements . Interestingly they have some letters from Burns to the effect a canvasser at cattle sales in Banbridge hearing rumours of the Ayr Company intending to start up a...
by Colin Campbell
Wed May 23, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Govan Drydock
Replies: 8
Views: 2607

Re: Govan Drydock

Clan Line Fleet History has a photograph on page 32 of CLAN MATHESON of 1883 ( Napier Shanks & Bell) and in fleet 1893 to 1905 .Could be the one Fidded masts tick two boats plus one on poop tick Davits down two decks tick Long bridge deck with perhaps passenger accommodation tick Navigation lights o...
by Colin Campbell
Mon May 21, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Ayr Harbour
Replies: 5
Views: 2198

Re: Ayr Harbour

Lairdsheather Wed 02/01/1935 Time on passsage 6hrs 25min Moderate westrly wind and sea fine and clear visability good Departs Ayr 00.30am Pier Head 00/35am Turnberry Light 01.35am Ailsa Craig 02.26am Sanda 03.35am Corsewall 03.35am Maidens 05.12am Black Head 05.45am 63tons loaded at Ayr Pile Buoy 06...
by Colin Campbell
Mon May 21, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Ayr Harbour
Replies: 5
Views: 2198

Re: Ayr Harbour

Strathclyde University Archives have some Burns&Laird logs from 1935 and 1936 covering Ayr/Belfast trade. These are B&L in house logs as opposed to BOT and therefore give timings passing various lights on passage,weather,company ships encountered on passage and basic tonnage loaded,cattle carried et...
by Colin Campbell
Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde support in the Holy Loch
Replies: 10
Views: 4434

Re: Clyde support in the Holy Loch

Tried to copy this from a "welcome aboard" brochure for the USS Simon Lake sometime a resident in the Holy Loch as tender to the then Polaris submarines
by Colin Campbell
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd
Replies: 13
Views: 7698

Re: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd

1942 The Todd Caifornia Sb Corpn Richmond California Ocean Vigour
John Cory & Sons Ltd Ramilies
1955 Galavale
by Colin Campbell
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd
Replies: 13
Views: 7698

Re: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd

1945 Bartram & Sons Ltd Sunderland Empire Tobago
Counties Ship Mgt Co Ltd Crowborough Hill
1952 Gryfevale
by Colin Campbell
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd
Replies: 13
Views: 7698

Re: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd

1942 Todd Bath Iron SB Corp Portland Maine as Ocean Strength
J & J Denholm Ltd Glasgow Broompark
1951 Garryvale
by Colin Campbell
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd
Replies: 13
Views: 7698

Re: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd

1929 Lithgows Ltd Port Glasgow
by Colin Campbell
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd
Replies: 13
Views: 7698

Re: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd

1928 Lithgows Ltd Port Glasgow
by Colin Campbell
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd
Replies: 13
Views: 7698

Re: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd

1927 Lithgows Ltd Port Glasgow
by Colin Campbell
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd
Replies: 13
Views: 7698

Re: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd

1917 Grangemouth & Greenock Dockyard Co Greenock
by Colin Campbell
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd
Replies: 13
Views: 7698

Re: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd

1905 Grangemouth & Greenock Dockyard Co Greenock
by Colin Campbell
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 289
Views: 156247

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Shieldhall Riverside Wharf and the Nordfels arriving
by Colin Campbell
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 289
Views: 156247

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Rothesay Dock again and just inside the entrance, the dredger Blythswood with Hopper 28 alongside and Hopper 27 just having returned from the dumping ground
by Colin Campbell
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 289
Views: 156247

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Austrian registered St Anton passing throught the Rothesay Dock entrance outward bound, the hailing station on the river side just visible
by Colin Campbell
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd
Replies: 13
Views: 7698

Re: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd

1907 Built by W Doxford & Sons Ltd Sunderland
Sold to Finnish Owners
1939 Broken up at Middlesborough. Still Garryvale her name never changed
by Colin Campbell
Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd
Replies: 13
Views: 7698

Re: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd

1907 Built W Doxford & Sons Ltd Sunderland
Sold to B J Sutherland & Co renamed Renfrew
1918 24/02/18 topedoed on first voyage with loss of all hands
by Colin Campbell
Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd
Replies: 13
Views: 7698

Re: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd

1906 Built Grangemouth & Greenock Dockyard Co Greenock
1914 Captured by Emden and later torpedoed off West African Coast
by Colin Campbell
Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd
Replies: 13
Views: 7698

Re: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd

1905 Built Grangemouth & Greenock Dockyard Co Greenock
1914 Interned in Sweden
1914 Sold to Swedish owners renamed Alstern and later Belos
Sold to Taito Kisen Goshi Kaisha Japan
Pesumed lost during WW2
by Colin Campbell
Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd
Replies: 13
Views: 7698

Re: Andrew Crawford & Co Ltd

1904 built Anderson Rodger & Co Port Glasgow
1914 Sold Capper Anderson & Co London renamed Westbury
1917 War loss
by Colin Campbell
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Winchester 1947
Replies: 0
Views: 292

Winchester 1947

Built 1947 ..William Denny Dumbarton for Southern Railways she served the Channel Islands from Weymouth until withdrawal in 1970 . Renamed Exeter for a delivery voyage to Greece she was rebuilt with passenger accommodation for Chandris renamed again Radiosa. Broken up 1988
by Colin Campbell
Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 289
Views: 156247

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

At Yorkhill Quay on 27/3/1981 the US tank landing ship Fairfax County
by Colin Campbell
Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 289
Views: 156247

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

In Glasgow for a visit to Govan Drydock the Monas Queen moves through an ice covered river
by Colin Campbell
Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 289
Views: 156247

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

berth 29 Princes Dock .. or..just across the road from Govan Town the Christian Radich on a visit. The 150t big crane just visible alas long gone like the tenements behind.
by Colin Campbell
Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Lyle Shipping
Replies: 9
Views: 5320

Re: Lyle Shipping

Having completed discharging a coal cargo in Rothesay Dock Cape Arnhem has just passed under the Erskine Bridge. While in Rothesay Dock her port of registry was changed from Glasgow to Bermuda. Built 1981 in Brazil??
by Colin Campbell
Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 289
Views: 156247

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

As you can see . The "toote ensemble" of Clyde tugs were on duty that day. Bridge couldnt have been too busy as Ive obviously nipped across the dual carraigeway officer
by Colin Campbell
Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 289
Views: 156247

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Not this fellow Angus. She passed under without a hitch. Recall right enough another didnt and gave the bridge a skelp. Tried checking back, believe the accident was in August 1996 and the bridge was closed for four months. Noticed there was a piece about a COLLIDE built rig hitting the Erskine Brid...
by Colin Campbell
Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 289
Views: 156247

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Having passed under Erskine Bridge on her way downriver. From memory I think her trials involved her being jacked up over towards the Kilkregan area.Built by the French firm UIE who took over John Browns shipyard
by Colin Campbell
Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 289
Views: 156247

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

The Russian ship Venta working alongside Shieldhall Riverside Wall. Once upon a time this class of Russian ships were numerous
by Colin Campbell
Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 289
Views: 156247

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Aberthaw Fisher in Princes Dock having just loaded a Pickfords Heavy tractor and load.Her stern was against the south wall in the region of Govan Town hall

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