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by wreckmaster
Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Website problem?
Replies: 8
Views: 1741

Re: Website problem?

Back now
by wreckmaster
Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Website problem?
Replies: 8
Views: 1741

Re: Website problem?

I'm locked out since the 24th - I have asked friends at both ends of the country (Ireland) and they can not access either.
I am using a London IP address now which is working for me .
by wreckmaster
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Tug Talk
Replies: 2
Views: 2166

Re: Tug Talk

The last section of the Clydebuilt family of web sites went down last night, tugtalk.co.uk.
The members have been carefully transferred to the -->> New Tug Talk <<-- under the command of our very own Dave Waller, I wish Dave and crew every success with the new Venture .
by wreckmaster
Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Tug Talk
Replies: 2
Views: 2166

Tug Talk

Tug Talk may now also be in danger of deletion .
For anyone with an interest in the future of Tug Talk - Fog Horn, with out BB
please email your name and email address to tugtalk2016@gmail.com for a discussion on same .

Thanks
by wreckmaster
Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: With Regret
Replies: 5
Views: 2705

With Regret

The domain clydesite.co.uk was due for renewal on the 17th of August 2016 but was not renewed and has now been suspended by the Domain registrar. The cost of renewal is about six pounds fifty pence, as the owner did have a fund raiser recently and sufficient funds were donated to cover running costs...
by wreckmaster
Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Clydesite
Replies: 4
Views: 2181

Re: Clydesite

davidwat wrote:no owner interest nowadays. Pity.
Not so, I should be the last one defending Bruce but he has put a lot of work in to the site lately , even created a mobile version So I doubt its gone gone , suspect some tech problems .
by wreckmaster
Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Clydesite
Replies: 4
Views: 2181

Re: Clydesite

Clyde Ships alive and well. http://clydeships.co.uk/ 27,930 vessels and growing 15,509 Ships Photos No Ads, free to use data base online 24/7 - 365 Might as well introduce the sisters while I'm here Sunderland / Wear Built Ships http://sunderlandships.com/ Tees Built Ships http://www.teesbuiltships....
by wreckmaster
Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Early Hamilton puffer- first Glencloy
Replies: 3
Views: 767

Re: Early Hamilton puffer- first Glencloy

Thanks Graeme, great article .
by wreckmaster
Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Ships Bell
Replies: 1
Views: 965

Ships Bell

I have had contact from a person who has the bell from the Oakwood built 1954 by Lithgows Ltd , he is offering the bell free to a good home (museum). If any one knows of a good home for a bell please let me know, its about 6 kilos , he bought it in a junk shop in Taiwan . http://clydeships.co.uk/vie...
by wreckmaster
Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Clydesite & Tugtalk Login problems
Replies: 30
Views: 6604

Re: Clydesite & Tugtalk Login problems

Storm Rachel ?
by wreckmaster
Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Le Samuel Beckett
Replies: 20
Views: 8991

Re: Le Samuel Beckett

Thanks for the photos Norman, news over here is she will have two sisters. For those uncertain the L.É. stands for Long Eireannach - Irish Ship. Note the break from women's names from Irish & Celtic mythology. Its a pity the powers that be changed the naming convention from the old Celtic names to t...
by wreckmaster
Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Digitisation of Lloyd's List
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Digitisation of Lloyd's List

Clyde Maritime has a membership of nearly 2000, I would like to enlist your help in pushing this through, please every one this resource is very important for maritime research follow the link and vote NO.1 Lloyds List. So far Lloyds List has 169 votes with your support we can get that up to 1000 by...
by wreckmaster
Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Shipbuilders
Topic: 15,000 edited
Replies: 2
Views: 12114

Re: 15,000 edited

Should also add, we now have 8757 photos, a great thank you to all those who supplied images.
:clap:
by wreckmaster
Thu May 15, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: Clyde dredgers and hoppers
Replies: 23
Views: 4438

Re: Clyde dredgers and hoppers

Marco wrote:did anyone else refer to the SS as "Shite Ship", or was that just my upbringing!
:lol:
by wreckmaster
Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Ships and Shipowners
Topic: River Nile Steamers
Replies: 0
Views: 1747

River Nile Steamers

I have the attached article from an 1838 magazine re steamers for the Nile.
I don't see any thing on the current lists matching these, could any one shed light on it ?.
by wreckmaster
Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Ships and Shipowners
Topic: Photo of steamer Nephrite
Replies: 9
Views: 4618

Re: Photo of steamer Nephrite

Like peas in a pod, lets hope they all looked the same.
It will be late spring / early summer before this one is dived again, hoping the next dive will get a full list of the remnants compiled and then maybe a positive ID can be made.
by wreckmaster
Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Ships and Shipowners
Topic: Photo of steamer Nephrite
Replies: 9
Views: 4618

Re: Photo of steamer Nephrite

Hi Angus I was just having a look at Robertson vessels built by Scotts, I see the Topaz and the Kyanite have the same dimensions as the Nephrite slight difference in grt but look's like either could be a close match. Do you have a photo of either of these two, I am aware that the coasting steamers o...
by wreckmaster
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Ships and Shipowners
Topic: Photo of steamer Nephrite
Replies: 9
Views: 4618

Re: Photo of steamer Nephrite

No coal at the wrecksite but that's not unusual as I don't recall seeing coal at other wrecksites either (where you might expect it), maybe the Risdon Beasley lads were having a slack week and decided a cargo of coal was better then nothing. The wreck is that of a single screw steamer and local fish...
by wreckmaster
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Ships and Shipowners
Topic: Photo of steamer Nephrite
Replies: 9
Views: 4618

Re: Photo of steamer Nephrite

Thanks Angus We believe she sank at her present location, but how and when ? , the wreck is badly broken up. Re the coal I sent a question to the diver who found and Identified her ( ? ) a few days ago still waiting for a reply. (?) there is nothing at the wrecksite to positively Id the wreck other ...
by wreckmaster
Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:28 am
Forum: Ships and Shipowners
Topic: Photo of steamer Nephrite
Replies: 9
Views: 4618

Re: Photo of steamer Nephrite

Thanks Angus
We know she ran aground on Umfin Island http://www.pbase.com/rogercurry/image/122656590 she was reported ashore on the Island, she now lies about two miles off shore, we don't know how she got out there.
A photo would be great if you lay your hand on one.
by wreckmaster
Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: Ships and Shipowners
Topic: Photo of steamer Nephrite
Replies: 9
Views: 4618

Photo of steamer Nephrite

I am on the look out for a photo of the "Nephrite" built by Scott & Sons 1896.
http://www.clydeships.co.uk/view.php?ref=20586
She was lost off County Donegal in 1927.
The wreck has been located and surveyed, it would be nice to see her as she was originally.
by wreckmaster
Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: John Ferguson SV 1853 - Archibald McMillan & Son
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: John Ferguson SV 1853 - Archibald McMillan & Son

Glasgow Herald Monday, April 18, 1870, reports "The John Ferguson from Trinidad for Greenock has been lost on Aves island"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isla_Aves
by wreckmaster
Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: Ships and Shipowners
Topic: Photos Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 2578

Re: Photos Wanted

Thanks Colin
I can ask Bobby if we can use it, I was hoping for one other then those on the BB site but beggars can't be choosers.
by wreckmaster
Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Shipbuilders
Topic: The Shipbuilding Database
Replies: 9
Views: 5573

Re: The Shipbuilding Database

In addition to vessel histories and photos, we would also like to compile the history of individual ship builders and ship yards. We would gladly accept yard histories (all credit going to the author of course). If any one has already written some or feels like they could and would like to share ple...
by wreckmaster
Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Ships and Shipowners
Topic: Photos Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 2578

Re: Photos Wanted

Also these two
Premier built by Shearer & Sons Ltd, 1894
Inishtrahull built by D & W Henderson Ltd, 1895

Thank you
by wreckmaster
Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Ships and Shipowners
Topic: Photos Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 2578

Photos Wanted

Would any member have a photo of the LADY ROSLIN built at Ardrossan Dockyard Ltd, 1958 ? .
by wreckmaster
Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: History of Peter Barclay & Son, Ardrossan
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

Re: History of Peter Barclay & Son, Ardrossan

Hi Rob Sorry I missed your post when it came in, you may have read in another post that a new Clyde built ships website is due for release soon http://forums.clydemaritime.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=28202 . The new website will contain the history of individual builders or at least as much as we know...
by wreckmaster
Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Clydesite in trouble again
Replies: 56
Views: 10308

Re: Clydesite in trouble again

Deepol wrote:So it's OK to tell others about this then. Super.
Link to the announcement is here viewtopic.php?f=21&t=28202&p=54739&hili ... ust#p54739
by wreckmaster
Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Clydesite in trouble again
Replies: 56
Views: 10308

Re: Clydesite in trouble again

Hear hear Angus - and all the while the database remains at risk..... The data base is no longer at risk we have the recent announcement of a brand new data base derived from the work of Bruce Allan due for launch in the next few weeks. Plus and I have no problems making it public now I managed to ...
by wreckmaster
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Clydesite in trouble again
Replies: 56
Views: 10308

Re: Clydesite in trouble again

By chance has any one saved pages from tug talk fog horn or the Clyde Bt board ? . The first page is here http://web.archive.org/web/20130518190022/http://tugtalk.co.uk/ but I would like to see the page where the post is displayed. I have viewed it a 1000 times but now can not remember all the bits ...
by wreckmaster
Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Clydesite in trouble again
Replies: 56
Views: 10308

Re: Clydesite Problems

she does not find CM as user-friendly as the old Clydesite forums. The message board software that Bruce used is very old it was a free download for win 98 I think. If contact can be made with Bruce could he be asked to pass on the software and a data base for the boards even a blank one. If this c...
by wreckmaster
Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Clydesite in trouble again
Replies: 56
Views: 10308

Re: Clydesite in trouble again

mcmahos wrote: just tried his Facebook page and it looks like it's been removed - either that or he's unfriended me!
I was a FB friend up to about a year ago, I UN-friended him , I checked on some old messages between us and the link back to his FB page is dead.
by wreckmaster
Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: History of Peter Barclay & Son, Ardrossan
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

Re: History of Peter Barclay & Son, Ardrossan

I can now answer this one myself.
Hugh Barclay was the son of Peter Barclay, after the death of Peter in 1867 Hugh continued to build under the name Peter Barclay & Son in partnership with James Paterson Roberton.
Business went bust in 1877.
by wreckmaster
Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: History of Peter Barclay & Son, Ardrossan
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

History of Peter Barclay & Son, Ardrossan

Looking for History on this builder, specifically any connections with Hugh Barclay also Shipbuilder of Ardrossan or Barclay, Roberton & Company, Ardrossan (Hugh Barclay, and James Paterson Roberton) . I also have the following vessels from LR 1872 and 1880 listed as built by Barclay, Ardrossan . If...
by wreckmaster
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: Anne M'leod
Replies: 2
Views: 802

Re: Anne M'leod

Thanks Jim That looks like her, Anne Macleod 13522 foundered off Carlingford lough Co Louth on 22/01/1862. 1859 she was sold to Cory Darby, Dundalk. Registry to Dundalk. LR gives the owner as MacLeod & Co., Glasgow upto 1860 , the un-seaworthy ships commission reports the loss of the vessel and five...
by wreckmaster
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Palawan SV 1869 - J Reid & Co
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: Palawan SV 1869 - J Reid & Co

The launch was reported in the Greenock Telegraph / Greenock Advertiser 10.08.1869, I don't have access to the article.
by wreckmaster
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: Anne M'leod
Replies: 2
Views: 802

Anne M'leod

Anne M'leod ( Anne Macleod )
Looking for a builder for this one.
O.N 13522
72-T Brigantine
Built at Greenock 1856
Owner 1856 M'Leod & Co Glasgow .
Foundered at sea 1862 .
by wreckmaster
Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: Kenneth Mathieson, Port Glasgow.
Replies: 0
Views: 695

Kenneth Mathieson, Port Glasgow.

Looking to expand the Vessel list for this builder Kenneth Mathieson, Port Glasgow. His last Clyde vessel was the Clydeside, he immigrated to Aus in the early 40s. The list so far, have the history for all except James Burn. Robert Syers 1837 Mercury 1838 James Burn 1838 Ann Martin 1839 Clydeside 18...
by wreckmaster
Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: Christina Pitcairn
Replies: 16
Views: 1586

Re: Christina Pitcairn

Thank you Jim

We have those four listed under Robert Thomson, Troon.
Was Robert Thomson and Troon ShipBuilding Co one and the same ?.

Mick
by wreckmaster
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: SS Zealand
Replies: 21
Views: 8512

Re: SS Zealand

I can add the following to the specs for the Zealand from Prof Ian Buxton. "She was a shelter deck vessel (which might indicate no poop/forecastle) 12 pass, a 73ft boatdeck (presume amidships), with a 23ft deckhouse on top. Sheer forward 6ft, aft 3.5ft. 139800 cuft cargo. Single screw triple exp. Tw...
by wreckmaster
Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: SS Zealand
Replies: 21
Views: 8512

Re: SS Zealand

Could any one tell me what is that Apparatus on the after deck .
by wreckmaster
Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: SS Zealand
Replies: 21
Views: 8512

Re: SS Zealand

"Aviation spirit in drum" Did not expect that you would but I might expect some remnants of steel drums. The Aviation fuel may have been the cause of the damage to the bow and the reason she went down so quickly. I was also hoping for a bigger side view picture of the Memas as there was more then o...
by wreckmaster
Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: SS Zealand
Replies: 21
Views: 8512

Re: SS Zealand

yorkieman wrote:Additional engine details.
I was thinking number of boilers and or position of engines.
But I think that big apparatus on the after deck is a give away its clearly shown in the video.
by wreckmaster
Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: SS Zealand
Replies: 21
Views: 8512

Re: SS Zealand

Hi Flaviu On the Admiralty chart I see two wrecks about 5nm west of Atlit, 2734 mtrs apart at a depth between 60 and 100 mtrs, I figure your diving one of these. The available evidence would leave me to believe that these two are the Zealand and Memas. But which is which ?, below I have included som...
by wreckmaster
Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: Christina Pitcairn
Replies: 16
Views: 1586

Re: Christina Pitcairn

Thanks for the reply Jim
The list I am working on has a gap for the Portland S. B. Co. from 1821 to 1840 , possibly some of my mystery vessels came from that yard. Will do a little digging and come back.

Mick
by wreckmaster
Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: Christina Pitcairn
Replies: 16
Views: 1586

Re: Christina Pitcairn

As you say, a poor start, and it gets worse ! Unable to provide anything for the vessels mentioned - sorry.( Thanks Angus I have a bunch of Sailing Vessels from the 30s and 40s not listed in the BB data base, I have exhausted all known sources to no avail , posting them here was worth a shot, I got...
by wreckmaster
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: Christina Pitcairn
Replies: 16
Views: 1586

Re: Christina Pitcairn

That was a poor start, try and redeem your self with a few by unknown builders at Greenock. 1832 Mary 217 T brig, owner M'Larty, Greenock. 1840 Levenside 273 T, built Greenock, owner J McMillan, Greenock. Lost near Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, 04/03/1852. May have been built by James McMillan, Gr...
by wreckmaster
Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: Christina Pitcairn
Replies: 16
Views: 1586

Re: Mick - Troon shipbuilding in olden times

1840, Ellen 128 T Schooner owner J. Donnell, Liverpool. O.N 8882. Launched Thursday 22nd of October 1840, a Schooner of 130 tons, named ELLEN of Liverpool for owners Joseph Donnell, Edward Hughes and the vessel's Captain Roche. For trading between Liverpool and Wexford. Do you know who built it ?.
by wreckmaster
Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: Christina Pitcairn
Replies: 16
Views: 1586

Re: Christina Pitcairn

Thanks Jim
Jim Anderson wrote:Does anyone know where she was wrecked on her last voyage Archangel-London ?
Left Archangel for London 02-08-1850 with a cargo of oats and flax, eight crew, never heard from again.
by wreckmaster
Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: Christina Pitcairn
Replies: 16
Views: 1586

Re: Christina Pitcairn

OK Angus Here is a few to start with. Built By unknown builders at Troon. 1840, Ellen 128 T Schooner owner J. Donnell, Liverpool. O.N 8882. 1841, Rozelle 129 T Schooner owner D. Bryee & Co, Greenock. 1843, Janet Wilson 267 T Barque owner D.Wilson, Greenock. O.N 15447. If you can find builders for th...

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