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Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:43 am
by Deepol
Two more memories from the Lower Reaches

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:55 am
by Deepol
Carrier HMS PERSEUS at Smith and Houston's where she arrived on May 6th 1958 for scrapping. Vickers Armstrongs built her at Walker in 1945.

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:01 pm
by Deepol
Vigilant-JamesWattDock1977.JPG
Vigilant in 1977.
Escalante-JamesWattDock1967.jpg
Royal Mail's Escalante in 1967.
JamesWattDock-1959-approx-JohnYoung.jpg
From John Young a 1959 view of the Dock
Some more from the past at the Watt Dock.

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:14 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
Hapag Lloyd's Regenstein, from Kiel in 1960, leaving Greenock on 15 November 1971.
Regenstein, 15 November 1971_1.jpg

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:33 pm
by Portonian
I see LNG Port Harcourt at Inverkip Power Station upthread, here is a view of the same scene, but from the land.
LNG Port Harcourt.jpg
LNG Port Harcourt at Inverkip Power Station

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:33 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
Macbrayne's Lochdunvegan, from Lindholmen at Gothenburg as Ornen in 1946, at Greenock on 5 March 1972.
Loch Dunvegan, 5 March 1972 _1.jpg

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:31 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
Canadian Pacific's CP Ambassador, completed as Beaveroak by Vickers at Walker in 1965, at Greenock on 21 May 1972.
CP Ambassador, 21 May 1972_1.jpg

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:23 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
The gas turbine powered Euroliner, from Emden in 1971, after leaving Greenock on 16 April 1979.
Euroliner, 16 April 1979_1.jpg

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:47 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
The Jack-Up drill rig Penrod 81 off Rosneath Point on 29 July 1979.
Penrod 81, 29 July 1979_1.jpg

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:00 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
Completed in 1979 by Smith's Docks on the Tees for Ellerman Wilson but not accepted, the RoRo Cavallo laid-up at Greenock on 29 July 1979.
Cavallo, 29 July 1979_1_1.jpg

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:55 am
by Deepol
Two sugar boats in the Watt Dock in 1979.

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:18 am
by Deepol
ASIAFREIGHTER was one of the 4 gas turbine powered container ships built in Germany 1971/1972. Her sisters were ASIALINER, EUROLINER and EUROFREIGHTER.
They were managed by Denholm's in Glasgow and were regular visitors to Greenock Container Terminal where I took this in April 1973.
Their machinery gave a fast turn of speed-in excess of 30 knots when on full power. In later years after being sold on I think they were re-engined to diesel.
All are now scrapped but were pioneers in the early container days.

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:23 am
by Deepol
Two more from Finnart.

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:31 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
Fisheries Patrol Vessel Jura, from Hall Russell at Aberdeen in 1973 and the progenitor of the RN's Island Class OPVs, in James Watt Dock on 5 August 1980.
Jura, 5 August 1980A_1.jpg

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:39 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
Hapag Lloyd's converted container ship Erlangen Express, from Howaldtswerke-DW at Ross in 1970, heading upriver on 19 October 1980.
Erlangen Express, 11 October 1980_1.jpg

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:27 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
Fisheries Cruiser Vigilant, from Denny in 1936, in James Watt Dock on 19 October 1980.
Vigilant, 19 October 1980A Copy_2_1.jpg

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:38 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
Columba approaching Gourock on a blustery 31 December 1980.
Columba, 31 December 1980A_1.jpg

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:04 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
A slightly brighter view of Jura, in the same location as above, on 30 July 1982.
Jura, 30 July 1982 _1.jpg

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:34 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
Glenlight's Glenetive and Polarlight in Victoria Harbour on 22 April 1984.
Glenetive & Polarlight, 22 April 1984 _2_1.jpg

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:07 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
Seaforth Clansman, from Cochrane at Selby in 1977, off the northern tip of Arran on 30 July 1984.
Seaforth Clansman, 30 July 1984 (2)_1.jpg

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:21 am
by Deepol
CASTLEDORE was built in 1956 by William Gray/s yard at West Hartlepool for Michalinos and Co. of London. This shot of her was taken in the Watt Dock in 1973. She was broken up in 1974 having stayed with Michalinos for all of her life as far as I know.
Berthed alongside is a Greek built SD14, REA coming from the Hellenic Yard at Skaramanga in 1971. She had many owners in her life and went to breakers in 2000 as NORTH STAR II

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:15 am
by Deepol
CGM's SOUFFLOT which was a regular Clyde visitor at one time taken off Gourock in June 1978.
Named after Jacques Germain Soufflot the renowned French 18th century architect she was built at Yokohama by Mitsubishi in 1977.
In 1989 she became LONDON BRIDGE on sale and after a few other names as ILLAPEL she was broken up at Alang where she arrived on 28th February 2002.

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:48 am
by Deepol
Royal Mail Lines' EDEN built at Harland And Wolff at Belfast in 1956 which I took in 1964 as she departed from the Watt Dock..
As NEPTUNE GARNET she was broken up at Kaohsiung in July 1979.

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:07 am
by Deepol
FRANKFURT EXPRESS, one of the Second Generation (G2) series of container ships she was built by HDW at Kiel in 1981.
This was taken at Greenock when she was diverted there because of labour disputes at Southampton.
At 53000dwt she was small fry compared with today's new ships!
She later became MSC ATHINA and was scrapped in 2007.

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:34 am
by Deepol
GOWANBANK anchored off Greenock in August 1976 waiting for a berth with a sugar cargo. Belfast built, she was delivered in January 1968.
She was scrapped in 1985 as KAVO GROSSOS..


Also in the Watt Dock again in 1976 is AVONBANK which came from Belfast also in 1961.
She was sold the following year becoming FORTUNE STAR and eventually went under the breakers' torch in China in 1984.

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:35 am
by Deepol
One of the first generation of container ships, MANCHESTER CHALLENGE was built in 1968 at South Bank by Smith's Dock for Manchester Liners and could negotiate the Manchester Ship Canal on service to Canada.
This was taken off Greenock in March 1975 as she waited a berth at Greenock's Container Terminal sharing with the Cory ore carrier QUEENSGARTH just starting to move for upriver passage to Glasgow.
As SWAN I she was beached at Alang on 25th February 1993 for breaking.

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:46 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
The RMAS tug Spaniel bringing the sullage lighter 1502U into the James Watt Dock on 30 May 1989. Claymore and Roysterer in the background.
Spaniel, Greenock, 30 May 1989_1.jpg

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:10 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
Loch Awe, completed as Jersey Fisher in 1972, heading upriver on 27 August 1989.
Loch Awe, 27 August 1989 _1_1.jpg

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:56 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
The stone-carrier Frans, completed at Hardinxveld in 1973, heading downriver on 25 August 1991. I wonder what project she was engaged on?
Frans, 25 August 1991_1.jpg

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:09 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
Nordwind, from Wewelsfleth in 1975, at Greenock on 26 August 1994.
Nordwind, 26 August 1994_1.jpg

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:08 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
Doerte, completed by Hegemann Roland at Berne in 1994, at Greenock on 14 October 2006.
Doerte, Greenock, 14 October 2006_1.JPG

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:26 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
The weather ship Admiral Fitzroy, completed on the Wear by S P Austin as Amberley Castle in 1944, in the James Watt Dock on 5 August 1980.
Admiral Fitzroy, 5 August 1980_1.jpg

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:20 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
The weather ship Weather Surveyor, completed on the Tyne in 1944 as the Castle Class corvette Rushen Castle by Swan Hunter, heading downriver on 6 October 1970.
Weather Surveyor, Clyde, 6 October 1970_1_1.jpg

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:00 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
The coastal water tanker Freshpool, completed by Lytham Shipbuilding in 1943, in the James Watt Dock on 2 April 1970.
Freshpool, Greenock, 2 April 1970_1.jpg

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:18 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
The RMAS tug Elkhound, completed at Appledore in 1966, spent many years on the Clyde and is still operational at Rosyth.
Elkhound, 21 November 1971_1.jpg
At Greenock on 21 November 1971
Elkhound, 3 August 1977_1.jpg
Heading down river on 3 August 1977
Elkhound, 24 July 1983 _1.jpg
In Rothesay Bay on 24 July 1983