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by Brianh
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: HMS TAMAR P233
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: HMS TAMAR P233

Colin - thanks for posting - the slow process of getting these ships into service progresses.

Brian
by Brianh
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HMS Forth
Replies: 7
Views: 2238

Re: HMS Forth

I see that HMS Forth was accepted at Scotsoun on 25 January 2018 but requires some work there before undergoing work up. There seemed to be a rather longer spell of trials than larger ships require.
by Brianh
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Steel and Bennie
Topic: Clydebank Blitz 14 March 1941
Replies: 1
Views: 1094

Re: Clydebank Blitz 14 March 1941

That is quite a tale, had the Ferncourt caught fire and probably sunk it would have blocked movement on the river for some time.
by Brianh
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MV BALMORAL
Replies: 7
Views: 1737

Re: MV BALMORAL

Nice set Paul - Balmoral seems to be aging well.
by Brianh
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MEIN SCHIFF 4
Replies: 2
Views: 1141

Re: MEIN SCHIFF 4

Looks a bit like the ships used to move cattle or sheep from Australia to the Middle East.
by Brianh
Sun May 28, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: DUMBARTON ROCK
Replies: 1
Views: 1455

Re: DUMBARTON ROCK

Well worth your climb Paul.
by Brianh
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MV LYSBLINK SEAWAYS, AT GREENOCK.
Replies: 25
Views: 8072

Re: MV LYSBLINK SEAWAYS, AT GREENOCK.

Well caught - the hire of such a big crane and barge will be expensive, perhaps the coaster is ready to take whatever is lifted out direct to a customer.
by Brianh
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: Perseverance 1931 - Dockyard Tug
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Re: Perseverance 1931 - Dockyard Tug

Toby - this is a World Ship Society Photo Library picture taken in the Medway off Chatham circa 1952.
by Brianh
Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: Naval order
Replies: 4
Views: 2390

Naval order

I see that the 2 additional River class patrol vessels have been formally ordered, announced during a visit by the Minister for Defence Procurement at Govan on 8 December 2016.
by Brianh
Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: NEW SCOTTISH SUBMARINE MUSEUM, HELENSBURGH.
Replies: 4
Views: 2245

Re: NEW SCOTTISH SUBMARINE MUSEUM, HELENSBURGH.

Well caught Paul, the craft had been in the Faslane Media Centre at Rhu for a few days before being installed in the museum. Let us hope the museum attracts sufficient visitor numbers to ensure its success.
by Brianh
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Clydesite
Replies: 4
Views: 2782

Clydesite

Has anyone heard anything about its present absence ! seems to have been down for some weeks,

Brian H
by Brianh
Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: NATO at Gourock
Replies: 2
Views: 1355

Re: NATO at Gourock

Paul - this looks like Autumn 1952 and the first major Nato exercise "Mainbrace". The left hand carrier will be the then very new HMS Eagle and the nearest one USS Midway or USS Franklin D Roosevelt - both took part - maybe the vessels at the entrance to Loch Long is one of them with a support ship ...
by Brianh
Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: WARSHIPS / WARTIME
Topic: Archive Ship Identity
Replies: 2
Views: 1611

Re: Archive Ship Identity

Hello - as well as Ocean at GOT the RN ships at Faslane which sailed for the exercise were Gloucester, Bulwark, Sir Bedivere, Echo, Ramsey, Pembroke and Blyth. Quorn, Brocklesby and Chiddingfold were at Faslane with Superb and Sovereign. Fort Austin was at Glen Mallan. looking at my pictures the wea...
by Brianh
Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: HMS FORTH (to be)
Replies: 6
Views: 2863

Re: HMS FORTH (to be)

Gerry - thanks for the views - she looks pretty complete .
by Brianh
Mon May 30, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: HMS FORTH (to be)
Replies: 6
Views: 2863

Re: HMS FORTH (to be)

Thanks - same method as used at Portsmouth ? onto barge, down to Yarrows drydock, barge sunk, Forth floated off, out of dock, barge refloated and removed. Any idea of the move ?
by Brianh
Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: HMS FORTH (to be)
Replies: 6
Views: 2863

HMS FORTH (to be)

I believe this is the first of the 3 patrol vessels being built at Govan to tide workers over until the Type 26 frigate building starts . She is expected to be handed over in 2017. With a tonnage of a couple of thousand tons she should be an easy lift for the multiwheel transporters to place her on ...
by Brianh
Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Site Upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 6354

Re: Site Upgrade

well done Stuart - the "New Look" looks good.

Brian
by Brianh
Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: THE PEOPLE'S LINERS - BRITAIN'S LOST PLEASURE FLEETS
Replies: 1
Views: 1012

Re: THE PEOPLE'S LINERS - BRITAIN'S LOST PLEASURE FLEETS

I second Alasdairs comments. I was paticularly interested in some old black and white film of Rothesay and some amateur colour film on the Clyde in the late 1950s.
by Brianh
Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Joint Warrior 152
Replies: 57
Views: 16113

Re: Joint Warrior 152

Great to see these alternative views. Andrea Doria`s warty appearance and the polis chasing yachts amngst others.
by Brianh
Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2015
Replies: 120
Views: 30410

Re: WAVERLEY 2015

Paul - thanks for these - looks like the cruise was well supported.

Brian
by Brianh
Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Barge for BAE Inbound Today
Replies: 52
Views: 16655

Re: Barge for BAE Inbound Today

The last big bit of the carrier, due in Rosyth in August.
by Brianh
Fri May 01, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: WARSHIPS / WARTIME
Topic: HMS PRINCE OF WALES / UB07
Replies: 30
Views: 4234

Re: HMS PRINCE OF WALES / UB07

being assisted by Yorkshireman ?
by Brianh
Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MV LYSBLINK SEAWAYS, AT GREENOCK.
Replies: 25
Views: 8072

Re: MV LYSBLINK SEAWAYS, AT GREENOCK.

Perhaps she is just going to a cheaper berth, I think the facilities at DRB may not be up to dealing with a ship of her size.
by Brianh
Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: City of Adelaide
Replies: 2
Views: 1055

City of Adelaide

Some coverage in the BBC programme "Coast Australia" tonight. Irvine is apparently "a Scottish backwater".
by Brianh
Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Astute-class submarine
Replies: 6
Views: 1773

Re: Astute-class submarine

Marco - unless it has been swapped over sometime recently (this year) then Ambush has not had it.
by Brianh
Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Astute-class submarine
Replies: 6
Views: 1773

Re: Astute-class submarine

Artful has still some time to go before she leaves Barrow. Whilst the pod should be readily interchangeable Astute seemed to need quite a lot of reworking of her fin to make it fit so I suspect she may keep it for some time.
by Brianh
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Astute-class submarine
Replies: 6
Views: 1773

Re: Astute-class submarine

If it had a lump on its back then Astute, if not Ambush. It is many years since pendant numbers were painted up, one reason being so that you cannot tell which one is which.
by Brianh
Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: The Elderslie Drydocks of Scotstoun West
Topic: Visitors to Elderslie Drydocks in December 1958
Replies: 3
Views: 3353

Re: Visitors to Elderslie Drydocks in December 1958

In December 1958 HMS Caprice was coming to the end of a 2 year modernisation refit by Yarrows, she had been in reserve since 1946.
by Brianh
Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: EXERCISE SEA SNAKE
Replies: 40
Views: 1360

Re: EXERCISE SEA SNAKE

I think the guys in the Land Rover were being a bit optimistic, I hope they were wearing swimming costumes. The recovery tractor is quite something - built on a tank chassis and known as "the beast".
by Brianh
Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HMS TRIUMPH
Replies: 1
Views: 886

Re: HMS TRIUMPH

Thanks Paul.
by Brianh
Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: HMS DUNCAN D 37- in Portsmouth
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: HMS DUNCAN D 37- in Portsmouth

Hopefully more visiting naval vessels will berth at Yorkhill rather than being hidden down at KGV.
by Brianh
Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Yet more wind farms
Replies: 1
Views: 745

Re: Yet more wind farms

I am with you on this Duncan. They are an offensive blot and they always seem to draw your eye to them. The oly people they really benefit are the companies who own them and those who sell their souls (land) to site them. They are so inefficient and as far as I am aware they are all imported so we h...
by Brianh
Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Woody
Replies: 8
Views: 1521

Re: Woody

I hope he was not climbing a ladder like a certain other person. Whatever, hopefully a speedy recovery John.
by Brianh
Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Firth of Clyde Saturday 28 June
Replies: 5
Views: 1725

Re: Firth of Clyde Saturday 28 June

Submarine is HMS Talent.
by Brianh
Thu May 29, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Old Gourock Query
Replies: 2
Views: 776

Re: Old Gourock Query

A jolly tale - I hope none of our present Gourockians are not too damaged by it.
by Brianh
Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ASTUTE CLASS
Replies: 6
Views: 1439

Re: ASTUTE CLASS

Thanks Paul - it is Ambush as Astute is said to be in the Med.
by Brianh
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: HMS Reward
Replies: 1
Views: 673

Re: HMS Reward

Bustler class - very powerful looking ships.
by Brianh
Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: WARSHIPS / WARTIME
Topic: British Cruiser on a port visit
Replies: 1
Views: 1545

Re: British Cruiser on a port visit

The cruiser is a later Dido class of which 3 - Bellona (48-56), Black Prince (48-62( in reserve from 1955)) and Royalist (56-67) were in service with the RNZN. Royalist had lattice masts with the RNZN so it is one of the others.
by Brianh
Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: Submarine attack in the Firth of Clyde - 1945
Replies: 9
Views: 707

Re: Submarine attack in the Firth of Clyde - 1945

Angus - the only one that seemed to have got close in was U33 which attempted a minelay but was sunk by HMS Gleaner on 12th February 1940 - 55.23 North - 05.08.2 West.
by Brianh
Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: Submarine attack in the Firth of Clyde - 1945
Replies: 9
Views: 707

Re: Submarine attack in the Firth of Clyde - 1945

It will be interesting to hear what emerges from the RAS talk. It is surprising how much contradictory facts exist even now. My understanding is that the most recent data indicates that U482 was probably lost to a British minefield in the North Channel about 1st December 1944 ( and not sunk at a lat...
by Brianh
Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Dumbarton Steamboats
Replies: 1
Views: 982

Re: Dumbarton Steamboats

Well worth a read - you really had to be determined to set out on one of the trips described which could get you as far as Fort William.
by Brianh
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: The War at Sea
Topic: Convoy PQ 17 and BBC 2 tonight
Replies: 11
Views: 2426

Re: Convoy PQ 17 and BBC 2 tonight

The merchant ships and the escorts which reached Russian ports were formed into convoys for return transits - they were mainly numbered in the QP series.
by Brianh
Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: The War at Sea
Topic: Convoy PQ 17 and BBC 2 tonight
Replies: 11
Views: 2426

Re: Convoy PQ 17 and BBC 2 tonight

Clarkson is being accused by the author David Irving of using one of his books as the main basis for the programme. That said the programme was presented in a clear fashion without sensationalism and they had found a good mix of actual participants.
by Brianh
Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Britain and the Sea on TV tonight
Replies: 4
Views: 1230

Re: Britain and the Sea on TV tonight

I thought the bits from Greenock up river were a bit out of synch. in that there were before chats with the guys at Fergusons there was illustration of former shipbuilding up river. Perhaps there could have been mention of what was going in at the big shed at Govan and I also would have thought he m...
by Brianh
Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: TUG GOLDEN CROSS
Replies: 22
Views: 9201

Re: TUG GOLDEN CROSS

Well covered Paul - she still looks not bad externally despite her bath but it will have done for her internally.
by Brianh
Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Shipyard rationalisation
Replies: 6
Views: 2251

Re: Shipyard rationalisation

To correct my original post - the OPV is to be 30 ft longer (rather than metres), see the comment from Dennis.
by Brianh
Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Shipyard rationalisation
Replies: 6
Views: 2251

Shipyard rationalisation

On 6th November it was announced that shipbuilding at Portsmouth was to end. As a consequence 3 blocks for the second aircraft carrier were to be built on the Clyde instead of Portsmouth. In addition, to maintain a shipbuilding flow 3 offshore patrol vessels were to be built on the Clyde - these wer...
by Brianh
Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: WARSHIPS / WARTIME
Topic: HMS ENTERPRISE (H88)
Replies: 2
Views: 1657

Re: HMS ENTERPRISE (H88)

Keep them coming Paul - tho` not many more for this exercise. I see the Norwegian submarine is off Arran.
by Brianh
Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: W.101 1944 - Hopper Barge
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Re: W.101 1944 - Hopper Barge

scrapped by Ward at Inverkeithing in 1970.
by Brianh
Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: Help Wanted ! L. C. 8 - 165989
Replies: 26
Views: 1843

Re: Help Wanted ! L. C. 8 - 165989

LC* outboard of LC11 at Greenock 11 April 1963 - this is more or less as bulit.
LC 8 110463 44.jpg

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