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by Robert
Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Site Upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 6161

Re: Site Upgrade

Power to your elbow - but not the drinking arm before you've finished the job. A wee dram afterwards maybe?
Appreciate the work being done Stuart. Thanks.
by Robert
Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Sealight of Glenlight Shipping Ltd
Replies: 8
Views: 5643

Re: Sealight of Glenlight Shipping Ltd

For anyone who does not have The Clyde Shipping Company, by you know who, she wisn'e built as SEALIGHT. Well, Bill tells us that in the book but he omitted to say here that she wis built as WIS :!:
by Robert
Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Sad sad news.
Replies: 17
Views: 5421

Re: Sad sad news.

Hard to bear Ronnie.
An irreplaceable loss. I loved him dearly and valued his company in many ways.
by Robert
Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: William Griffin 1918 HMS - Admiralty Trawler
Replies: 1
Views: 374

Re: William Griffin 1918 HMS - Admiralty Trawler

Happily, the crew were saved.
Clearly, all other reports of the foundering are a day adrift.
This clip is from the Dundee Evening Telegraph of Saturday, 9th December reporting of the previous day.
by Robert
Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Talks at Fairfield
Replies: 8
Views: 2326

Re: Talks at Fairfield

The telephone quoted is ok but the direct line is 0141 445 2340
by Robert
Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Talks at Fairfield
Replies: 8
Views: 2326

Re: Talks at Fairfield

Talks have been organised by Fairfield Heritage. To book a place phone 0141 445 5866 The Fairfield Museum is in what was the Fairfield office in Govan and usually open for an hour before the talks start at 7.00pm. I can promise you, that won't give you enough time to take it all in so you will have ...
by Robert
Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: puffer RHODA?
Replies: 4
Views: 1541

Re: puffer RHODA?

Alasdair,
Sorry to hear you have been in hospital.
If some dummies in RCAHMS quote 65 metres, they need heids examined. These people seem to be a job creation.
Bruce
by Robert
Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Talks at Fairfield
Replies: 8
Views: 2326

Re: Talks at Fairfield

My wife is there in a red jacket who accompanied me for the talk. With hearing difficulties, neither of us could fully enjoy all that the prof said. However, I got enough to make it worthwhile. Rosemary on the right introduced the speaker. Been a great start to the series of the talks and Ian Johnst...
by Robert
Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Talks at Fairfield
Replies: 8
Views: 2326

Re: Talks at Fairfield

Did you buy the book which was to be available at that Edinburgh presentation?
Could be a good Christmas present from anyone to me. Don't rush, I only want one :roll:
by Robert
Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: NIZAM HMS/HMAS Destroyer: 1941 John Brown, Clydebank
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Re: NIZAM HMS/HMAS Destroyer: 1941 John Brown, Clydebank

These HMS / HMAS are difficult. Certainly started out as HMS but don't know if she was changed.
Point is, it's a cracking pic. Thanks.
by Robert
Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Loch Ness SV 1869 - Barclay, Curle & Co
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

Re: Loch Ness SV 1869 - Barclay, Curle & Co

Can confirm the database date.
The clip from the Herald of the following day.
by Robert
Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Saw this big burd doon in Ayr ..... !
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: Saw this big burd doon in Ayr ..... !

Angus, The bird book was left on the table where I had left it. Flo asked why I had used it so we looked again at your pics and all the messages. Said expert chided me a little as she reckoned I should not have needed the book at all. The point of all this is that "your" heron is a young one and had...
by Robert
Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Saw this big burd doon in Ayr ..... !
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: Saw this big burd doon in Ayr ..... !

Had to check in a burd book and there seems to be very little doubt that it is a heron.
On the other hand, if I get as many surprises in burds as in ships I would be shot down pronto!
by Robert
Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Shipping at Ayr and Troon
Topic: 24-09-2014 : Arrived Troon : M.V. RED PRINCESS
Replies: 2
Views: 847

Re: 24-09-2014 : Arrived Troon : M.V. RED PRINCESS

Must have been damn cold at that time of the morning. :D
by Robert
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ss Manora - 1883 built by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton
Replies: 2
Views: 1118

Re: ss Manora - 1883 built by William Denny & Brothers Dumba

A very warm welcome to the site Nick.
No doubt the members will have information regarding itineraries but in the meantime the passenger accommodation is listed in the Denny List.
76 1st class, 30 2nd class.
by Robert
Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Forth Road Bridge - 50th Anniversary of Opening
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: Forth Road Bridge - 50th Anniversary of Opening

Health & safety? How right they were, Allan. I worked on a TV programme just before the opening and someone negotiated an unthinkable perk for the crew. Eight of us took the opportunity. Herded by one of the riggers, we climbed up the south first lower pier then walked the main cable working track ...
by Robert
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Shipping at Ayr and Troon
Topic: 05-08-2014 : This morning's ship movements
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Re: This morning's movements

Now, now Angus. You're on dangerous ground here on morning movements, particularly with the Ayress :twisted:
by Robert
Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Newbury MV 1951 - Lithgows Ltd
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Newbury MV 1951 - Lithgows Ltd

Happy to confirm that the Glasgow Herald report of the 31st August indicates that she was launched yesterday.
by Robert
Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: BOARD OF TRADE
Topic: VANISHED WITHOUT TRACE.
Replies: 16
Views: 8624

Re: VANISHED WITHOUT TRACE.

Good series. Sad histories.
LOCH MAREE did not of course have an IMO number.
1068057 you might find as Miramar's ID number.
by Robert
Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: D Day + 1
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: D Day + 1

Surprised that you reckon only ten had viewed your pics. Also amazes me that it can be counted. Anyway Jim, I will be sure to look at future postings. Not because I feel obliged to, but for many other reasons. I used to travel within Scotland frequently through employment. Auchtermuchty was only onc...
by Robert
Fri May 30, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Shipbuilders
Topic: BASRA
Replies: 7
Views: 4258

Re: BASRA

Big apologies to all. Could not have been seen in MNL 1919 and I was careless about the propulsion although it is only by 1929 when it is specifically a paddler. Armed with Bill's data it was not long before Google came up with Basra. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyggbs/RogerAustin/TheMemoirsof...
by Robert
Fri May 30, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Big Ships Lying Offshore in the Firth of Clyde
Replies: 10
Views: 4011

Re: Big Ships Lying Offshore in the Firth of Clyde

What a load of nonsense.
Not your post, of course, but your sentiments.
"The Prestwick trader" should get a life.
Keep the Clyde busy and be happy!
by Robert
Mon May 19, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Shipbuilders
Topic: BASRA
Replies: 7
Views: 4258

BASRA

Found in MNL 1919 BASRA. Official Number 82924. Built at Renfrew in 1918. Steel. 150.0 x 33.0 x 5.8 ft. 114 n and 270 g. Screw. 64 nhp By 1924, owners were the British Guiana Sugar Factories Ltd and registered at Georgetown, Demerara. I have a notion that she may have been built as a minesweeper, bu...
by Robert
Sat May 17, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Renfrew Brothers of Irvine
Replies: 6
Views: 3122

Re: Renfrew Brothers of Irvine

Your interesting messages are meat and drink to me. Iain's mention of the launch and engine reference allowed me to check the other launches said to have been the previous day. They were OLIVE, BAHADUR, PREMIER, LADY BLANCHE, VIDAR on page 9 column 3. George pointed out the sixteen engines listed by...
by Robert
Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: Loch Riddon
Replies: 4
Views: 1410

Re: Loch Riddon

Any time you're ready, you will have me looking in.
I share Angus's sentiments regarding older ships.
Bruce
by Robert
Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Ships and Shipowners
Topic: LA ESTRELLA DE GIJON ex-BOMBARDIER
Replies: 7
Views: 4487

Re: LA ESTRELLA DE GIJON ex-BOMBARDIER

Get it right because I've just spent the last half an hour working on my draft ready to update. Happy you're on the ball.
by Robert
Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Copenhagen PS 1846 - Robert Napier
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: Copenhagen PS 1846 - Robert Napier

Woody, from a postage stamp issued in 1963 and details from the Ship Stamp Society which is probably more accurate about the stamps than the ship data, it is said that she was a troop transport in the war between Denmark and Schleewig (sic). She had accommodation for 1300. Resumed mail/passenger ser...
by Robert
Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Shipbuilders
Topic: Enquiry
Replies: 1
Views: 2119

Enquiry

Andy Watt is researching his great, great grandfather's seafaring life. He particularly would like pics of two of the many vessels his forebear worked on. KENMORE, a barque built by Reid in 1882 and FIRTH OF OLNA a full rigger, built by Dobie also of 1882 are the two he is looking for. He asks if I ...
by Robert
Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Shipbuilders
Topic: The Shipbuilding Database
Replies: 9
Views: 6030

Re: The Shipbuilding Database

Yorkieman, had been thanked 98 times before this and I've added mine. George has made such a contribution to the database I am slightly embarrassed by my own efforts. So thanks, George, but let me say that we can all add something new and it does not have to be world shattering. If you become part o...
by Robert
Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: CALMAC - history
Replies: 5
Views: 1741

Re: CALMAC - history

Thanks Angus, Just caught it in time. Moran taign was one bit I made out so it was good having subtitles.
Alba
by Robert
Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Westland SV 1878 - Robert Duncan & Co
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: Westland SV 1878 - Robert Duncan & Co

Useful Jim, thank you.
by Robert
Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: History of Peter Barclay & Son, Ardrossan
Replies: 6
Views: 1592

Re: History of Peter Barclay & Son, Ardrossan

Well constructed piece Rob. I would be interested in your opinion of the Robertson / Roberton confusion. It's been running for a long time. Some newspaper error?
I'm a Robertson on ma mammy's side and they Robertsons were awfy particular 8-)
by Robert
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Pleione SV 1876 - Alexander Stephen & Sons
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: Pleione SV 1876 - Alexander Stephen & Sons

The Glasgow Herald of 20 September reports the launch "yesterday".
Page four, column five.
by Robert
Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: New Postage Stamps
Replies: 11
Views: 2153

Re: New Postage Stamps

LORD HINTON 1886 Govan Shipbuilders
And still going strong. I'll :beer:
by Robert
Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Heading for Bishopbriggs
Replies: 7
Views: 1124

Re: Heading for Bishopbriggs

Paul.
I was going to say that the exact style of tenements were in Keppochhill Road at the junction of Springburn Road but Albert has me on the hop. No doubt it's the OLD SWAN (INN?) but I think the other lettering is of SPIRITS rather than SPRING......
Bruce
by Robert
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: Govan Shipbuilders
Replies: 8
Views: 1800

Re: Govan Shipbuilders

The site plan is a great bit of history. Lot of changes now. The office building (17) still there but converted for commercial letting after a £4M refurbishment managed by the Govan Initiative. I was there last week for a wee peek and looking out of the window, saw the plate yard (5). The travelling...
by Robert
Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: HMS CORNWALL F99
Replies: 8
Views: 1032

Re: HMS CORNWALL F99

Rest to go to Turkey.
Thanks Keith.
Would be grateful to hear the details when known.
by Robert
Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Pleasure Craft
Topic: PS LOCHGOIL
Replies: 0
Views: 1328

PS LOCHGOIL

160 years ago, John Barr & Co built the PS LOCHGOIL at Kelvinhaugh, Glasgow. By 1871 John Steele & Kenneth McCaskill were running PS LOCHGOIL pleasure trips from Glasgow to Greenock, Kilcreggan, Cove, Blairmore, Ardentinny and Lochgoilhead. Not surprisingly, you would have been brought back in the a...
by Robert
Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Blackbraes SV 1892 - William Hamilton & Co
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Blackbraes SV 1893 - William Hamilton & Co

Why 1893? I have launched and completed in 1892. Is that wrong, or has one of us got a typo somewhere?
by Robert
Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: City of Adelaide - on the move ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1201

Re: City of Adelaide - on the move ?

Thanks. That's magic. Looking forward to the next video.
by Robert
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Medway Queen.
Replies: 12
Views: 5324

Re: Medway Queen.

Thanks for posting this.
A tug will tow her home for refitting.
Where will "Home" be, Keith?
by Robert
Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Tinto Hill SV 1888 - Russell & Co
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: Tinto Hill SV 1888 - Russell & Co

Sorry Jim. I believe the TINTO HILL was built of iron as Woody records. If you had asked me, I would have said steel, given that Russell seemed to have gone over exclusively to steel in 1887 but the Lloyd's Registers are quite specific about this, from all references I've seen. It occurs to me that ...
by Robert
Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: From Govan to Japan
Replies: 1
Views: 981

Re: From Govan to Japan

Hope to see you Stuart. Will be at the museum from 1300ish
Bruce
by Robert
Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: Help Wanted ! L. C. 8 - 165989
Replies: 26
Views: 1730

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

makes quantum physics seem like a doddle Just like a flat pack I assembled yesterday. Actually, took me three days but then there were five dimension errors, two completely false instructions and two which simply defied belief. I'm as thick as two short planks but grand-daughter thinks it's great. ...
by Robert
Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: Christina Pitcairn
Replies: 16
Views: 2017

Re: Christina Pitcairn

CLOWN.
Owners given in Glasgow register.
W. S. Dixon. 14 shareholders of whom W. S. Dixon of Liverpool held the most at 17/64ths.
20/11/1850 registry to Lerwick.
by Robert
Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: Help Wanted ! L. C. 8 - 165989
Replies: 26
Views: 1730

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

Well, as I said, not confirmed, and can't find the source.
In partIcular, have no idea where completion of 12/12 came from.
Ian is quite clear about launch on 30/09 and completion 31/10 so I'll just lie down for a while and perhaps I'll perk up.
It's the drink you know. Not getting enough.
B
by Robert
Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: Help Wanted ! L. C. 8 - 165989
Replies: 26
Views: 1730

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

LC.8 was a Lifting Craft. 939 tons (think that's gross but why?) My notes, which are unconfirmed, include, Built by John Brown and launched on 30 November 1940. No propulsion. 12/12/1940 completed. 173ft x 39.2ft. Central superstructure for crew accommodation and below, an engine room for the steam ...
by Robert
Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Pleasure Craft
Topic: James Silver - Silverette
Replies: 8
Views: 2025

Re: James Silver - Silverette

haven't been re-planked,
Not on your nellie.
Feels like time for re-framing as well and the engine needs more than a just tune-up George.
Bruce
by Robert
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Pleasure Craft
Topic: James Silver - Silverette
Replies: 8
Views: 2025

Re: James Silver - Silverette - SHELAGH

I know a few people have asked in the past Well, I know that was in 2010 but I'm asking now. I've found 128 boats built by Silver and only just heard from you that there is a book which was in McLarens. Hope there's one left. This was a pleasant surprise for me finding SHELAGH in our database. Coul...
by Robert
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HMS Queen Elizabeth / UB14 Aft Island
Replies: 18
Views: 4454

Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth / UB14 Aft Island

Cool, Coull. What an artist! Thanks.

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