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by Colin Campbell
Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd
Replies: 40
Views: 10708

Re: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd

Taken from Renfrew Ferry as she passes outward for Dublin
by Colin Campbell
Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd
Replies: 40
Views: 10708

Re: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd

Taken from the entrance to Kingston Dock . The Irish Coast, Scottish Coast and on the Belast berth the Royal Scotsman. Crossing the river ars two of the Clyde Navigation Trust passenger ferries.
by Colin Campbell
Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd
Replies: 40
Views: 10708

Re: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd

The Irish Coast and her later sistership Scottish Coast operated on the Glasgow/Dublin service and would berth upriver from the Belfast boats. The Dublin berth was at Anderston Quay and later became the home of the Waverley. Irish Coast funnel was always the Coast Lines Black with a white chevron wh...
by Colin Campbell
Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd
Replies: 40
Views: 10708

Re: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd

The last ship to carry a Laird name and funnel colours was originally a Dutch (1952) built coaster. She began life as Leemans and bought by Zillah Shipping Co became their Foxfield from 1955 to 1966 thereafter following major alterations was introduced on the Ardrossan/Belfast steel run to the Harla...
by Colin Campbell
Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd
Replies: 40
Views: 10708

Re: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd

Built as CONEY by Harland & Wolff Ltd Govan in 1918 and again seen at the foot of Robertson Street where Burns & Laird Lines Ltd had their head office in Clyde House. She lasted until1952 before going to the breakers at Port Glasgow Her sister ship had been SABLE (later Lairdselm) from A&J Inglis Po...
by Colin Campbell
Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd
Replies: 40
Views: 10708

Re: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd

Built 1920 as REDBREAST for G & J Burns she was one of four simillar ships (Gorilla..Lurcher...Spaniel)she worked the Clyde/Mersey service and went to Coast Lines when they took over this service being renamed Sutherland Coast. Returned to B&L in 1930 she became Lairdsbrook. Seen here on the Broomie...
by Colin Campbell
Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd
Replies: 40
Views: 10708

Re: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd

1911 Wm Denny & Bros Ltd Dumbarton as Riviera for the South Eastern & Chatham Railway Cos Folkestone to Boulogne service and came to Burns & Laird in 1932 to revive the daylight service from Ardrossan to Belfast . Lasted until 1957 before going to Troon for breaking up
by Colin Campbell
Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd
Replies: 40
Views: 10708

Re: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd

Built in Holland in 1937 Lairdsfern was originally Coast Lines Denbigh Coast and came into Burns & Laird in 1952 as a relacement for Lairdsferry. In 1959 she retuned to Coast Lines and her old name.In collision with Irish Maple on 18 July 1960 she sank in ten minutes
by Colin Campbell
Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd
Replies: 40
Views: 10708

Re: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd

Worked the Glasgow/Londonderry service for almost her whole career Lairds Loch was built by Ardrossan Dockyard in 1944 and closed the Londonderry passenger service in 1966, Sold to Israeli interest she was involved in the dispute in Middle Eastern waters and was attacked by Arab frogmen. Being so ba...
by Colin Campbell
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd
Replies: 40
Views: 10708

Re: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd

Thistle was sold out of the fleet the year before the mass renamings in1929 so never had a Laird name . Built in 1884 at Meadowside by D & W Henderson & Co she was broken up on the river of her birth at Port Glasgow
by Colin Campbell
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd
Replies: 40
Views: 10708

Re: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd

Lairdsrose Ex ROSE of 1902 A & J Inglis Pointhouse. Broken up on the Forth in 1949
by Colin Campbell
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd
Replies: 40
Views: 10708

Re: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd

Lairdsrock was built as VULTURE by A & J Inglis Pointhouse in 1898 and as new ships enterer the fleet in 1936 she wenr to David MaBrayne Ltd the following year and as Lochgarry only lasted with them until 1942 when she foundered after striking a rock off Torr Head County Antrim.
by Colin Campbell
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd
Replies: 40
Views: 10708

Re: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd

Lairdsgrove had been built as MAGPIE in 1898 by A & J Inglis Ltd in Partick . She carried passenger until 1939 but continued in service until 1948 when broken up by Metal Industries Ltd at Faslane. After 50 years on the Irish Sea the shipbreakers held her for a workers accommodation ship until1950.
by Colin Campbell
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd
Replies: 40
Views: 10708

Re: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd

Originally ordered by G & J Burns before WWI she was not completed until 1919 and refused by Burns. City of Cork SP Co Ltd took her and named her Killarney however as Coast Lines began to control more and more of Irish Sea Shipowners she came into the Burns fleet under intended name of MOORFOWL beco...
by Colin Campbell
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd
Replies: 40
Views: 10708

Re: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd

The very Golden Lion set in Blue
by Colin Campbell
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd
Replies: 40
Views: 10708

Re: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd

VIPER...1906 from Fairfield S B & E Co Ltd passing to Isle of Man S P Co in 1920 and lasting to 1945
by Colin Campbell
Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd
Replies: 40
Views: 10708

Re: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd

Lairdsglen...Ex MAPLE...Built 1914 Ailsa S B Co Troon and broken up Port Glagow 1951
by Colin Campbell
Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd
Replies: 40
Views: 10708

Re: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd

Lairdsforest....Ex TIGER as she was renamed by Burns having originally operated as Duke of Montrose under the DukeLine. Near sister to PUMA she had been built in 1906 also at Dundee
by Colin Campbell
Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd
Replies: 40
Views: 10708

Re: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd

Lairdsford....The PUMA when renamed by Burns after the takeover of the Duke Line for whom she had been built as Duke of Rothesay in 1899 by Caledon S B & E Co Ltd Dundee
by Colin Campbell
Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd
Replies: 40
Views: 10708

Burns & Laird Lines Ltd

The following piece of verse has been in my possession for maybe fifty years. I think it came from a firm of compass adjusters on the Broomielaw Christie & Wilson and either Mr C or Mr W put it together.At the end there is a remark to the effect it was written on February 21st 1930 crossing with Lai...
by Colin Campbell
Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: BOARD OF TRADE
Topic: VANISHED WITHOUT TRACE.
Replies: 16
Views: 9269

Re: VANISHED WITHOUT TRACE.

Glasgow Herald Wed 14/10/1914 Page 5 A GLASGOW SHIP MYSTERY A Board of Trade Inquiry into the disappearance of the ss MARITIME of Glasgow was opened before Cmdr W F Caborne CB RNR at Cardiff yesterday. The vessel left Barry on March 17 last with a cargo of coal for Campara Argentine and was reported...
by Colin Campbell
Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Ex Turbine Steamer Queen Mary
Replies: 1
Views: 585

Ex Turbine Steamer Queen Mary

Travelled home Birmingham/Glasgow yesterday and picked up a copy of the Metro newspaper and on their Noticeboard page there was an advert with photographs on the impending sale by on line auction of the old Queen Mary on Wednesday 24th August 2011. Viewing by appointment on Monday22 and Tuesday 23 A...
by Colin Campbell
Fri May 13, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Meadowside view from 1950
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: Meadowside view from 1950

Graham , Firstly thank you for putting on that link to your Glasgow History site. Most excellent piece of work and with so many photographs that I for one have never seen before. Never knew that shot from Meadowside was from a postcard. Ive had the lassie in the Heralds office searching to get me a ...
by Colin Campbell
Wed May 11, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Meadowside view from 1950
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Meadowside view from 1950

This photo appears in the Glasgow Herald book on the Clyde under a slightly misleading caption about "dockers unloading at Meadowside".I remember the Cunarders Franconia,Scythia and Samaria all lay on this berth being overhauled by John Browns Shipyard.Duncan Haws book on Cunard gives the overhaul d...
by Colin Campbell
Mon May 09, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glenlee's new berth and the last 'forest'
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: Glenlee's new berth and the last 'forest'

Suggest the Empire Clyde is berthed at Merklands Wharf and the white painted timbers ahead of her show the Whiteinch Ferry berth and the shipyard on the right is Barclay Curles. Could there be an old Dalmarnock at Shieldhall also?? Colin
by Colin Campbell
Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: burnslaird/lairdsbank/photos
Replies: 11
Views: 4509

Re: burnslaird/lairdsbank/photos

Please be upstanding !
by Colin Campbell
Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: burnslaird/lairdsbank/photos
Replies: 11
Views: 4509

Re: burnslaird/lairdsbank/photos

Lairdsfield
by Colin Campbell
Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: burnslaird/lairdsbank/photos
Replies: 11
Views: 4509

Re: burnslaird/lairdsbank/photos

Lairdsfield
by Colin Campbell
Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: burnslaird/lairdsbank/photos
Replies: 11
Views: 4509

Re: burnslaird/lairdsbank/photos

Lairdsburn arriving at Merklands Lairage with walk on/walk off cargo
by Colin Campbell
Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: burnslaird/lairdsbank/photos
Replies: 11
Views: 4509

Re: burnslaird/lairdsbank/photos

Lairdshill
by Colin Campbell
Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: burnslaird/lairdsbank/photos
Replies: 11
Views: 4509

Re: burnslaird/lairdsbank/photos

Lairds Loch from the top shed at Lancefield Quay. Away for Londonderry
by Colin Campbell
Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: burnslaird/lairdsbank/photos
Replies: 11
Views: 4509

Re: burnslaird/lairdsbank/photos

Lairdsbank again
by Colin Campbell
Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: burnslaird/lairdsbank/photos
Replies: 11
Views: 4509

Re: burnslaird/lairdsbank/photos

Lairds Isle postcard
by Colin Campbell
Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: burnslaird/lairdsbank/photos
Replies: 11
Views: 4509

Re: burnslaird/lairdsbank/photos

Three Irish Boats
by Colin Campbell
Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: burnslaird/lairdsbank/photos
Replies: 11
Views: 4509

Re: burnslaird/lairdsbank/photos

Lairdsbank running trials
by Colin Campbell
Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Birchfield
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: Birchfield

Altered to Container ship 1959 thereafter moved through various Coast Lines owned companies including Burns & Laird Lines (1965-68) until sold foreign 1975
by Colin Campbell
Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HMCS Athabascan
Replies: 6
Views: 828

Re: HMCS Athabascan

Should have mentioned the piper when I posted this.He was just starting up at Yoker with a long way to go.
Notced the top flag on the port hoist.Does that "English flag" with the red spot indicate an Admiral on board??
Who knows their flags??? Colin
by Colin Campbell
Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HMCS Athabascan
Replies: 6
Views: 828

HMCS Athabascan

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