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by Robert
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Lord Ripon
Replies: 19
Views: 1827

Re: Lord Ripon

And a right royal fellow you are. Congratulations. It's stunning.
by Robert
Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Loch Etive 1910 - Scotts, Bowling
Replies: 9
Views: 1098

Re: Loch Etive 1910 - Scotts, Bowling

Wonderful bit of history George.
Hope she will be allowed to appear in the database. (Just looked - more thanks)
Thanks.
The cowcatcher looks very Canadian. Maybe Alcan brought the loco from there?
Bruce
by Robert
Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Alta SV 1900 - Robert Duncan & Co
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Alta SV 1900 - Robert Duncan & Co

For Jim, Woody and Voyager thanks, I have supplemented the database. The name, ALTA P EIDSVAAG, appears in the builders lists of the 1921 Lloyd's Register appendix as a Duncan vessel. If she was named at that time perhaps it was incorrect. I agree, at the time of the loss, by missing, she was known ...
by Robert
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Clanranald SV 1868 - J & G Thomson
Replies: 3
Views: 747

Re: Clanranald SV 1868 - J & G Thomson

The Official Number was actually 60354. Using Imperial Units is of course a matter for choice but the dimensions given in the Register are in "tenths", showing 217.8 x 35.5 x 21.0 feet, making it quite clear that your figures are incorrect. I would be grateful to have sight of the source of the laun...
by Robert
Fri May 31, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: L P Holmblad SS 1893 - Lobnitz & Company
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: J P Holmblad SS 1893 - Lobnitz & Company

L P HOLMBLAD in the pic, a nice one, and thank you in the new database as L P HOLMBLAD.
8-)
by Robert
Thu May 23, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Lochinvar
Replies: 7
Views: 2168

Re: Lochinvar

Great pics and the yard number confirmation was the icing on the cake.
I suppose they had cake afterwards!
Thanks
by Robert
Wed May 22, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Lammermoor SV 1874 - J Reid & Co
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: Lammermoor SV 1874 - J Reid & Co

Been trawling the Glasgow Herald for her launch and finally got it today.
14th, if the newspaper is correct, and I've got no reason to doubt it.
Now in the Clyde Project database.
by Robert
Wed May 22, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Steamboats Glasgow and Clyde
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

Re: Steamboats Glasgow and Clyde

Thank you Graham.
You don't say, or rather, the Monthly Magazine does not say when the article was published but Comet is said to have made her Forth foray in that year so it appears that it was hot off the press, two hundred years ago.
Hit us with your digging often.
Bruce
by Robert
Sat May 04, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: Little gold digger you. Or you.
Replies: 1
Views: 2535

Re: Little gold digger you. Or you.

Can't help a lot but the WSS list has two abbreviations, GDr being Gold Dredger gDr being Grab Dredger. It appears therefore that the "unknown" yard 759 was for Cie Francaise de Matasoni, French Guiana and was indeed a Gold dredger. However, the WSS list would indicate that MARY (No 770) was for Cie...
by Robert
Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: OCTOPUS 1904 - Simons
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: OCTOPUS 1904 - Simons

The 1904 data is OK but there is a tiny correction in the Wingate vessel. Batho was the construction engineer and although the vessel was registered at Glasgow in his name, his address was Westminster, London. LR continues to quote him until 1876 but they can only record that which they are provided...
by Robert
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: W C Teagle
Replies: 11
Views: 8167

Re: W C Teagle

Excellent nothing!
A Mac is just a blinking wizard.
by Robert
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: MARGHERITA 1873 - Seath
Replies: 2
Views: 2576

Re: MARGHERITA 1873 - Seath

Jane's WWI page 306 as PATRIA but if don't have the same edition as mine it's in Ecuador's list
Not much of a picture but gives another place to look for.
Extraordinary rake matching funnel and masts.
I'm looking for a fate George?
by Robert
Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Euphrates SV 1879 - Henry Murray & Company
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: Euphrates SV 1879 - Henry Murray & Company

EUPHRATES. Miramar is correct. Bruzelius had it wrong. Why does that not surprise me? The Glasgow Herald of the Monday, (page 8) following the launch of Saturday 22nd gives a comprehensive report, specifically, a 4 masted barque. I've only recently been able to access the Glasgow Herald archive and ...
by Robert
Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: PLEA FOR INFORMATION
Replies: 12
Views: 4888

Re: PLEA FOR INFORMATION

The STRATHNESS pic is quite delightful Graham. Thanks for that. Miramar has her as a cargo vessel and I suppose that is fair enough, if, by definition of some lists, she had fewer than thirteen passengers. To me, it is important to know that she had any. In another tack, and like Alisdair, I don't h...
by Robert
Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: PLEA FOR INFORMATION
Replies: 12
Views: 4888

Re: PLEA FOR INFORMATION

Well Angus, you know my background so I've e-mailed the lass to see if I can help.
If it is, I might be looking for bits and pieces.
by Robert
Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: MacDuff SV 1877 - A McMillan & Son
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: MacDuff SV 1877 - A McMillan & Son

Launched 25/12/1877.
From the Glasgow Herald of 26th December 1877, "launched yesterday".
Bruce
by Robert
Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Aberdeen SS 1881 - Robert Napier
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: Aberdeen SS 1881 - Robert Napier

The Glasgow Herald of 22 December reports the launch of yesterday.
Still available on Clydesite message 294509.
by Robert
Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: Monsoon 1897 HMS - Armed Yacht
Replies: 3
Views: 557

Re: Monsoon 1897 HMS - Armed Yacht

Really wonderful to get these personalised insights. I can only add a little from MNL data that I had. By 1901 Thomas J. Hirst, Meltham Hall, Huddersfield. 1925 MNL no change! (What a lot was missing!!! Thanks) By 1928 as LATHARNA owner, Sydney P. Herivel, Cheapside, London. By 1930 Lt Col W. G. Mor...
by Robert
Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: UK Port Numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 3214

Re: UK Port Numbers

Thanks George. MO will be pleased.
by Robert
Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: UK Port Numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 3214

UK Port Numbers

http://www.mariners-l.co.uk/ukportnos.html

This list has two numbers, 92 and 157, for the Port of Sunderland.
Can anyone tell me if this is in error, or are there really two Sunderlands in the UK?
by Robert
Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Out of Circulation
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

Re: Out of Circulation

What's the saying, "It never rains but it pours"
Hope your troubles end soon and you and your dad get well.
Bruce
by Robert
Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Unidentified Clyde steamers
Replies: 13
Views: 3082

Re: Unidentified Clyde steamers

Think you're right. The 1916 Fair Maid.
Launched for North British Railway Co but t/o by Adm and completed as a minesweeper.
06/11/1916 mined near Cross Sand Buoy and sank.
by Robert
Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: TE AWHINA 1908 - Fleming & Ferguson
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: TE AWHINA 1908 - Fleming & Ferguson

Long and useful life. 20/10/1963 the 55-year old tug made a trip to Mount Maunganui under charter by the Tauranga Harbour Board. Served there till mid November while the Mount Maunganui tug was being overhauled in Auckland. About 02/1974 towed from Wangarei to Auckland and broken up by Pacific Scrap...
by Robert
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 289
Views: 148254

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Thank you for posting this. It reveals a lot. A question or few. Answers from everybody please. I'm aware that, in addition to the Clydeholm yard, Barclay, Curle had two facilities at Elderslie. I understand that the West yard in Elderslie was in operation from 1912 to 1930. The Dockyard was in oper...
by Robert
Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Karlsruhe SS 1889 - Fairfield
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: Karlsruhe SS 1889 - Fairfield

Slight hiccup.
Posted on the right date, the 31st, but the message has 21st.

Thanks for posting it. Cheers :beer:
by Robert
Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Loongana SS 1904 - William Denny & Brothers
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Loongana SS 1904 - William Denny & Brothers

John
The Denny List gives a launch date of 2nd June. Miramar has completion 25th August.
Looks like the Clydesite database is wrong.
by Robert
Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: OFFSHORE SUPPORT VESSELS
Topic: Adinath One (Ferguson Shipbuilders Yd No 603)
Replies: 1
Views: 640

Re: Adinath One (Ferguson Shipbuilders Yd No 603)

The Indian Company (per Equasis) from 25 Ocober 2011 is,
Great United Energy PVT Ltd, Mumbai.
by Robert
Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: Abdul Moneim 1902
Replies: 7
Views: 4575

Re: Abdul Moneim 1902

You've more than tidied up and I offer my apologies. I figured that SHEELAH was the only possible vessel to have been built at Clydebank in 1902. Now that the builder of ABD EL MONAYM was The Clyde Shipbuilding & Engineering Co of Port Glasgow it makes my suggestion a non starter. In addition, your ...
by Robert
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: Abdul Moneim 1902
Replies: 7
Views: 4575

Re: Abdul Moneim 1902

Yes John, She was the SHEELAH and there is a further interest for you in that she was at some time owned by Admiral of the Fleet, Earl Beatty. Yacht. 679tm. Launched 22 May 1902. ON.115688. I don't have dates but W. A. Donaldson was her first owner, then, without necessarily this order, James Ross. ...
by Robert
Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Angus Mac Kinnon
Replies: 9
Views: 1619

Re: Angus Mac Kinnon

Just heard of your bad luck a few minutes ago. Some shock to fall from that height. Like all the replies from Ronnie I hope you have a speedy recovery. Best wishes.
Bruce A
by Robert
Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Is it the end for Clydesite
Replies: 207
Views: 28249

Re: Is it the end for Clydesite

I've had enough of BB's intransigence. A webmaster has to communicate to its members and he has failed lamentably in that requirement. I would certainly help all I could to start again with a database that was allowed to develop from the informed contributers that I've been privileged to associate w...
by Robert
Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: From Clyde Yards to the Far East
Replies: 5
Views: 6104

Re: From Clyde Yards to the Far East

Morning Bill
BB down the tubes - shot the crow - whatever next.
Here's a bit of fun.

RAJAH BROOKE (1) is probably about Yard No. 76.
Your own FLYING BREEZE is Yard No. 66 :!:

Alba
by Robert
Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: Troon - shipbuilding in the early days
Replies: 8
Views: 6185

Re: Troon - shipbuilding in the early days

Angus, I found today in the Ayrshire Archives, a reference to the BLAIR. This was from the Irvine registers of 1838, at which time His Grace had 52/64 and the remainder owned by Robert Hamilton, shipmaster of Troon and John Wilson, formerly manager. I imagine that was Portland's manager. Incidendall...
by Robert
Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: brass lifeboat i d plate
Replies: 3
Views: 1734

Re: brass lifeboat i d plate

Could even be a yard number. If so, it might help to refine the search, a little. McLean's yard numbers 2679 and 2714 were both built in 1934.
by Robert
Sat May 07, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clydesite aground again
Replies: 3
Views: 837

Re: Clydesite aground again

Pain in the bahoohy. :mrgreen:
by Robert
Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: Silverol 1907 RFA - Fuel Ship
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Re: Silverol 1907 RFA - Fuel Ship

Very impressed with the quality of your history of this item, as of course many others. Any chance you could do one for THAMES CONSERVANCY HOPPER NO 6 which I'm a bit thin on? You may of course have already posted it but I'm still struggling with navigation on the site.
by Robert
Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: Ailsa Shipbuilding Co.Ltd Troon & Ayr - Part 2
Replies: 1
Views: 1563

Re: Ailsa Shipbuilding Co.Ltd Troon & Ayr - Part 2

Hi Bill.
Add to HARRIER.
O.N. 90936. PoR Ayr. (04/11/1884)
A. Kennedy, Marquis of Ailsa & Wm Fife (16/64) (mgr, Wm Fife).
Smack. 43 g, 22.7 nrt. 63.6 x 15.4 x 7.3ft. 10nhp by Culzean SB & Eng?.
1888 T. Ross, Fife. 1896 Alex Taylor, Fife.
Bruce
by Robert
Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Deveron SV 1875 - Robert Steele & Company
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: Deveron SV 1875 - Robert Steele & Company

For James Russell, Greenock. 231.5 x 36.2 x 22.2ft. Iron ship. 1897 sold to Cosulich, Trieste. 1903 sold to A/S Deveron (C. A. Larsen), Kragerø. 1916 sold to A/S Haaholmen (Christensen & Paulsen), Sandefjord. 09/06/1917 torpedoed and sunk by U.94 off the Hebrides (OK, buy your NNE of North Rona) on ...

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