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by williemac
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 59
Views: 3284

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Nice shots Paul,I meant to get her arriving however I think she was trying to outrun the weather and came in about 4 a.m.! I did manage to get Nautica though,she came in while it was still dry,though a wee bit misty.
Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 59
Views: 3284

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Thanks for that,Alisdair must cost them a few bob in a season.cheers Williemac
by williemac
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 59
Views: 3284

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

What a beautiful morning to greet Oriana today!I was surprised to see she required the assistance of Ayton Cross and Svitzer Milford to cant and berth,the last one Ican remember needing that was the Black Prince! No matter,the main thing is she made it.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 59
Views: 3284

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Royal Princess kicked off this weeks proceedings on a rather dull and overcast morning which subsided into a dreichy rainy morning,lets hope it clears up for our visitors!Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 59
Views: 3284

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

On a rather dull and overcast morning Artania turned up bang on schedule.What a nice change!Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon May 28, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 59
Views: 3284

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Zuiderdam came in this morning,it was very nearly Goddam as she arrived early.I got there with some trepidation as it was very misty looking in the upper reaches,however it was clear at Greenock.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Wed May 23, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 59
Views: 3284

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Some pics of Seabourn Quest making her way this overcast morning,just for a change I've made one of them landscapey!Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sun May 20, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 59
Views: 3284

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

This Morning's visitor Brilliance of the Seas arrived with overcast skies but good visibility and most of all Nae Rain!
Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Fri May 18, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 59
Views: 3284

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Aida Vita arrived this morning and on the way encountered an Astute Class sub.I've taken a wee liberty with one of the pics.somehow it seemed appopriate,maybe it's my twisted sense of humour.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Wed May 16, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 59
Views: 3284

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Queen Victoria arrived this morning,it was a glorious day and it was good to be there,cheers Williemac
P.S.I liked your video of Q.M.2 Gerry.
by williemac
Sun May 13, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 59
Views: 3284

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

You were right Gerry,it was a dreichy night,I managed to get her inward before the rain arrived.The changeover was a different story!They changed the hull colour to that attractive grey after Le Boreal's overhaul.It's not often we get two cruise ships passing each other,so I thought it worth recordi...
by williemac
Wed May 09, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 59
Views: 3284

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Thanks Clydesider for the heads up!That was a nice set of Mein Schiff 3 departing Gerry.I got Norwegian Jade coming in,a bit dullish this morning,at least you could see her.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue May 08, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 59
Views: 3284

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

This morning it was Mein Schiff 3,I nearly missed it arriving!However I caught her canting to berth at G.o.T.I've included a wee landscape for something a bit different.cheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon May 07, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 59
Views: 3284

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Somehow or other I've made a mess of posting the pics,I shall try again,fingers crossed Williemac
by williemac
Mon May 07, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 59
Views: 3284

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Just to finish off the Royal Princess arrived this morning,for a change it was flat calm and quite pleasant,cheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon May 07, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 59
Views: 3284

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Just catching up!Seeing Paul's excellent pics gave me a giddy up,first of all MSC Meriviglia was a right smokey old joe! I could almost hear the seagulls coughing!cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Again thanks to on-the-clyde managed to get to Erskine Bridge where needless to say it was rather dreich.The tugs were Ayton Cross ahead at the bow Svitzer Milford hooked onto stern and Anglegarth keeping a watching brief at the rear.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Thanks Allan,got her at Port Glasgow,it was freezing but dry.What more could you ask for?Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: PATROL VESSEL ex BAE (Fairfields)
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: PATROL VESSEL ex BAE (Fairfields)

Hi Colin,you got me curious so I popped down to have a look.They have brought Trent back to the fitting out bay at Govan,with the barge on the other side.I think they are working at the drydock so maybe they have no where else to put her.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Hi Allan,i spied her making her way upriver on M.T.Managed to catch at the Bridge.Poor sod been kicking her heels for long enough.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Hi Allan,I think with those tugs involved they might be moving O.P.V.Trent to Yarrows.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

After all your hard work Allan,she went to anchorage at the T.o.B.The good thing is it was a beautiful day and it was easy to get a pic.I've also thrown in one of Nicole C at Bravo6,she's the one that held her back from going upriver in the first place.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 59
Views: 3284

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Astoria paid a surprise visit on Sunday,the weather was very mixed.One minute clear sky,the next a blizzard,hohum this is Scotland after all.Still managed to get some pics.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: PATROL VESSEL ex BAE (Fairfields)
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: PATROL VESSEL ex BAE (Fairfields)

You were quite right Colin,Trent(P224) the latest of the new ships went round to K.G.V. this morning.Bruiser at the bow,CMS Warrior at the stern,Battler assisting.
by williemac
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Well done Allan,ma heid's nipping just thinking about it!! Williemac
by williemac
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

SeaEagle

SeaEagle slipped away about 3pm this afternoon.I caught her at West Ferry and Port Glasgow.The weather held of till she passed,then it rained.I'm not usually that lucky!Did you make it Alan?Looking forward to the next decent sized one Pomorze.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Hi Allan,thanks for your kind words,appreciate it.Williemac
by williemac
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

SeaEagle

Hi Allan,fortunately I had noticed her anchored off Arran and seen her on the move.I managed to catch her passing Auchengarth approaching Toward Light,further upriver passing Holy Loch and Loch Long it was a cracking day just perfect to be out and about.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Another biggie arrived this morning the K Marin Busan Panama flag 36,518grt for a three year old it's in a bit of a state!Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

The African Lunde left on Sun.afternoon,the time was civilised,the weather was most certainly not!I caught up with her at Port Glasgow,sorry about the quality,but it was pretty gloomy.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Another biggie sneaked in on Friday morning,African Lunde(SGP-14-34,769)I got her at Shieldhall,hopefully she'll leave at a civilized time.cheers Williemac
by williemac
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

The Melina slipped in yesterday afternoon.Liberian registered built 2009 she wasn't the biggest at17,041grt.Nonetheless very welcome at Shieldhall
Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Sorry about the delay,I got Jaguar Max on the way in and was lucky enough to catch her going out,Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Medway Transfer to KGV(2)

Some more,hope your not bored.Williemac
by williemac
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Medway Transfer to KGV

Hi as promised ,some pics of Medway's journey to KGV.I must admit I miss the blood and thunder of a traditional launch!Williemac
by williemac
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Hi Alan,like yourself I saw the tugs gathering.I went down and hallelujah Bruiser was on the front of the barge,she pulled it out of the basin,CMS Warrior took the stern and moved smartly down towards KGV.Thereafter I lost them!Battler at no time made an appearance,I shot over to Braehead in case sh...
by williemac
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Replies: 3
Views: 1078

Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth

Hi,I noticed it last night heading for the Clyde,so I checked at 5a.m. and it was approaching Arran.Yippee I thought and headed down to the Cloch,had another check and it had slowed to 8knots,be patient I told myself.Not to be!After messing about off Arran(Measured mile?) it lifted its skirt and sho...
by williemac
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Hi Paul,nice shots I got her further upriver from Erskine bridge.Just for a change,there's a landscape with Mein Schiff1 in the background,the other one is her approaching the bridge.cheers williemac
by williemac
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Hi Janet,welcome to the nutters club!There is no easy way I'm afraid,it's mainly a case of keeping an eye on the arrivals board and the Marine Traffic panel which shows shipping in real time,if you have tablet or smartphone you can purchase an app.(it's not expensive)and check what's coming upriver....
by williemac
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Hi Alan,it's amazing how sneaky 40,000 tons can be!Fortunately I managed to get it at Erskine and Yoker.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sun May 21, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SERENISSIMA
Replies: 5
Views: 1409

Re: SERENISSIMA

Hi Alan,she made a brief appearance last year berthed at Fairlie Pier.By sheer chance I spotted her passing Cloch and managed to chase her and pop a shot passing Toward.She went into Rothesay Bay as far as I could make out,nae youngster at 57 years old ,but nonetheless quite smart looking. Cheers Wi...
by williemac
Sat May 13, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Hi Alan,we were across from each other,would have given you a wave if I had known.Managed to get her on the way down,Yoker,Erskine and Port Glasgow
by williemac
Fri May 05, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Missed her coming up,however managed to get her at Shieldhall,beautiful she ain't
by williemac
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Hi Alan,managed to spot her on Marine Traffic,caught her at Erskine.Fortunately the rain held off briefly.
by williemac
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

The Agia Pisti came up on Sat.the 5th,sadly I couldn't make it.However I got her at shieldhall on Sun.Needless to say,after a false start on Mon.she left on Tues afternoon,I managed to get her by the skin of my teeth at Clydebank.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Sorry about the delay,managed to catch the Santa Francesca at the bridge on Tues.As a bonus the Eastern Virage came up at the same time.She passed Francesca about Dumbarton on the way up,it would be remiss not to include her.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Thanks for the heads up.As it turns out I might be pushed to make it due to previous commitments ,ain't life a bitch sometimes.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Federal Yukon(MHL-00-20,659)arrived last night at Shieldhall with a load of wheat? from Montreal.Sadly,too dark and wet to get her from the bridge,however,this is her at Shieldhall.Maybe get lucky when she leaves.
Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Hi Alan,managed to get one of her from Haylie Brae,not the greatest,I hope to get some when she's leaving.Mind you it will probably be midnight!!Williemac
by williemac
Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 243
Views: 34933

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

With many thanks to on_the _clyde for the heads up ,I manged to catch Aurilia at Langbank on her way down.
Williemac

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