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Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:35 pm
by clydesider
The aerial view only serves to remind me of the absolute delight as ship enthusiast of travelling to and from work in town on the number 4 Corporation bus from Drumoyne passing the Govan Drydock, Princes Dock and Kingston Dock. These were the days!

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:27 am
by Deepol
Two more memories, although one is at Clydebank

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:04 am
by Deepol
Some more memories....

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:15 am
by Deepol
Blue Funnel's AUTOMEDON at King George V Dock in March 1976 with a Nigerian National funnel and flying an Elder Dempster houseflag.
Scotts' built her in 1948 as CYCLOPS being renamed in 1975. She ended her days on the Clyde arriving at Dalmuir on 25th August 1977 for scrapping.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:32 am
by Deepol
Shell tanker RAIMA, one of two at Dalmuir for breaking in February 1979. She was built by Bremer Vulkan in 1954 as GLEBULA and was subsequently renamed SHELL CHARAIMA and CHARAIMA, that name shortened for her last voyage.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:05 am
by Deepol
Bulker SEATRANSPORT outbound from Rothesay Dock at Erskine in December 1978.
She was built at Osaka in 1971 and stayed with her original owners all her career being broken up at Kaohsiung in May 1986.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:07 am
by Deepol
Bulker NOSIRA SHARON inbound at Erskine Bridge. She was built at Sunderland in 1981 and was named after the daughter of Mickey Arison the founder of Carnival Cruises her surname being reversed.
Sold in 1989 she became BERTA DAN and as PARTNERSHIP she arrived on Gadani Beach during August 2012 for scrapping.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:22 am
by Deepol
US Coast Guard vessel GALLATIN at Yorkhill in 1985. She was built at the Avondale yard in 1968.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:27 am
by Deepol
Houlder's OCEAN TRANSPORT in KG5 in 1966. A Hawthorn Leslie ship she was completed in 1962.
ELLION HOPE was her new name on sale in 1980 and she was scrapped on Gadani Beach in February 1983.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:38 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
Not quite "The Port at Work" but there were four ships totalling almost 234,000 dwt between the site of the former General Terminus Quay and Plantation Quay on 27 December 1982.

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Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:40 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
Then the Canadian built Ro Ro Grand Encounter, built as Laurentian Forest in 1972.
Grand Encounter, 27 December 1982 _1_1.jpg

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:41 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
Then the bulk carrier Melete, from the Wear in 1975.
Melete, 27 December 1982 _1.jpg

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:42 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
And sistership Thetis, also from the Wear in 1974.
Thetis, 27 December 1982 _1.jpg

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:56 am
by Deepol
Bangladeshi cargo liner BANGLAR MAAN in King George V Dock in February 1979 taken from the stern showing her twin funnel design common in some Swedish built ships of her period.. She came from Eriksberg at Gothenburg in 1967 as HIRADO and sold on in 1977.
She was laid up at Chittagong in 1983 and subsequently broken up there in February 1985.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:05 am
by Deepol
Smart general cargo vessel JORG KRUGER at Merklands in February 1979. She was built by the Elsfleth yard in 1969.
In 1981 she was renamed FU SHUN CHENG and as RUN FAST she went to Indian breakers in 1998.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:53 am
by Deepol
FERNGROVE was built in 1965 by Kaldnes at Tonsberg for Fearnley and Eger and this shot was taken at Meadowside in 1975 in poor light hence the lack of quality.
As NIHON she caught fire at Bandar Abbas in March 1983 and was beached.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:51 am
by Deepol
Passing Govan Pier in 1974 the Cory ore carrier DUKESGARTH on one of her regular visits to General Terminus.
FLYING FALCON, FLYING DIPPER and FLYING FULMAR all in the shot as well.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:30 am
by Deepol
Bulk carrier KATHERINE at Erskine Bridge in September 1978 outbound from General Terminus.
She was built as CATHERINE at the Provence yard in France in 1963 and was lengthened in 1971 taking the name KATHERINE in 1977.
She arrived on Gadani Beach on February 3rd 1984 to be broken up.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:42 am
by Deepol
Lamport and Holt's DRYDEN taken in Princes Dock in June 1965 Named after the 17th Century poet and Poet Laureate she was completed in 1939 by B&W at Copenhagen as Blue Star Line's COLUMBIA STAR.
In 1950 she went to Lamport & Holt but was bareboat chartered to Blue Star.
In 1953 the charter ended and she was renamed DRYDEN.
1955, again chartered to Blue Star as PATAGONIA STAR and in 1957 renamed COLUMBIA STAR.
1963 saw her chartered to L&H renamed DRYDEN
She was scrapped at Kaohsiung in 1968.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:44 am
by Deepol
Eastern bloc factory trawler AFALA passing the old Harland and Wolff yard in May 1975 on her way upriver for a crew change which was a regular occurrence in Glasgow with these ships.
She was fairly new then, Polish built in 1974 at the Komuny Paryskiej yard at Gdynia.
She was deleted from Registers on November 11th 2011......

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:37 pm
by Deepol
Royal Fleet Auxiliary STROMNESS passing Renfrew in February 1974 following refit at the nearby Elderslie Drydocks.
She and her two sisters, LYNESS and TARBATNESS were built by Swan Hunter on Tyneside. I saw one fitting out at Wallsend away back in 1967.
They all went to the US Military Sealift Command in the mid-1980s, STROMNESS becoming USNS SATURN.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:26 am
by Deepol
CANOPIC was completed in 1954 by Vickers Armstrong's yard at Walker-on-Tyne in 1954 for Shaw Savill Line.
She stayed with them until the mid-1970s when she was sold and renamed CAPETAN NICOLAS under which name she was scrapped in 1986.
I took this in King George V Dock in 1964.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:31 am
by Deepol
Two Meadowside memories: ARCHANGELOS G-She was built in Japan in 1960 and I took this in July 1974 when she was discharging grain at Meadowside.
She was broken up in Spain in November 1985.

ARIS CARRIER-She was built by Harland and Wolff at Belfast as CARRONBANK for Bank Line in 1957 and this was taken at Meadowside in 1974 also.
She was scrapped as MAYSTAR in 1982.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:37 am
by Deepol
LONDON CRAFTSMAN-London and Overseas Freighters' smart general cargo ship taken in KG5 in March 1976.
She was Swedish built in 1963 and as with most of her type was sold on, becoming PINDAROS later in 1976.
She had a long life arriving as DON at Chittagong 28th October 1990 for scrapping.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:09 am
by Deepol
Uruguayan registered ESTEMAR II at King George V Dock in April 1976. She was built in 1950 as VIATOR for Scandinavian owners and broken up on Gadani Beach in 1980.
Behind is Kenyan HARAMBEE built in Germany as BELGRANO in 1953.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:31 pm
by _on_the_clyde_
Dennis Maccoy wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:41 pm
Then the bulk carrier Melete, from the Wear in 1975.Melete, 27 December 1982 _1.jpg
She had an abrupt end to her career in 1991 with the loss of 25 persons (2 survived).

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/in ... ir/mair34/

Also I just want to say a big thank you for all the photos posted, the history of the Clyde is truly captured. :clap:

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:50 pm
by Deepol
NNAMDI AZIKIWE-Completed by Swan Hunter in 1963 and named after Nigeria's first President.Taken in KG5 in 1973.
She was later sold becoming RONHILL and as IONIAN SKIPPER was broken up at Karachi in May 1985.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:48 pm
by Deepol
Ellerman's German built City of Canterbury at Stobcross in 1977.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:04 pm
by Deepol
ELMINA PALM in Yorkhill Basin in 1977.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:05 am
by Colin Campbell
Merklands Lairage with cattle from Ireland. CORK alongside