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by riverman
Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: GLENLEE heading downriver
Replies: 10
Views: 1247

Re: GLENLEE heading downriver

Excellent images as usual Barry, big ''E'' as they say on Clydesite. :D
by riverman
Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: D5353
Replies: 1
Views: 408

D5353

BRCW ''Type 2'' at Helensburgh Upper on 3.45pm Mallaig.
by riverman
Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Palmers, Hebburn in 1950
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: Palmers, Hebburn in 1950

Great photo Kevin, those were the days!
by riverman
Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Parrot awarded Freeman of Eriskay
Replies: 12
Views: 651

Re: Parrot awarded Freeman of Eriskay

Congratulations George! A great honour indeed. Any sun tan lotion left?
by riverman
Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: No. 57317 and No. 67625
Replies: 1
Views: 437

No. 57317 and No. 67625

From the late Peter Stewart-Burley collection.
HELENSBURGH 67625.jpg
Class ''V3'' 2-6-2 No. 67625 at Helensburgh.
FRONT DETAIL.jpg
Front detail of No. 67625
AT POLMADIE.jpg
Class ''2F'' 0-6-0 No.57317 at Polmadie.
by riverman
Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: SS INANDA (1925)
Replies: 0
Views: 628

SS INANDA (1925)

T & J Harrison's INANDA OF 1925 My Uncle ran away to sea on her in 1934 aged 15 as a cabin boy in the days when you could run away to sea. Built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson she was bombed in the London Docks on September 7th. 1940 during an air raid. Later raised the MOWT took her over and sh...
by riverman
Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PERSIC
Replies: 0
Views: 448

PERSIC

Shaw Savill's PERSIC in Glasgow docks.
by riverman
Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: CLANITY
Replies: 2
Views: 857

CLANITY

Shell-BP bunkering tanker at Bowling, chartered from F. T. Everard.
Scrapped 1969 by Scrappingco S.A. Antwerpen.
by riverman
Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Heatwave in Troon !
Replies: 10
Views: 651

Re: Heatwave in Troon !

Ach of course George, wid it no have been better tae put the watter in a dish.
by riverman
Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Heatwave in Troon !
Replies: 10
Views: 651

Re: Heatwave in Troon !

Looks like it's been raining.
by riverman
Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: LOCH LOMOND TODAY
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: LOCH LOMOND TODAY

Renovated drover's house on east bank
HONEYMOON ISLAND.jpg
In bygone days newly married couples would be left on this wee island for a week.If they were still speaking at the end of the week they were thought to be suited for marriage.
TH TWO.jpg
Tarbet Hotel
DROVER HOUSE.jpg
Renovated drover's house near Inversnaid.
by riverman
Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: LOCH LOMOND TODAY
Replies: 4
Views: 349

LOCH LOMOND TODAY

When the weather is as nice as it was today ye cannae beat Loch Lomond! With the amount of people out today the Maid would have made a bomb!!! Some images from a sail on the LOMOND LAIRD.
BL TWO.jpg
Ben Lomond
LP OFF INVERSNAID.jpg
Lomond Princess off Inversnaid
IH ONE.jpg
Inversnaid Hotel
by riverman
Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: GOVERNOR
Replies: 0
Views: 533

GOVERNOR

Harrison's GOVERNOR at Plantation Quay?
All photos of ships in the Glasgow Docks are from the late Peter Stewart-Burley collection.
by riverman
Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SUEVIC
Replies: 0
Views: 505

SUEVIC

Shaw Savill's SUEVIC in the KGV
by riverman
Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: TRANSVAAL CASTLE
Replies: 8
Views: 1135

TRANSVAAL CASTLE

In John Brown's fitting out basin. 1960/1961?
by riverman
Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HELENSBURGH PIER TODAY
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: HELENSBURGH PIER TODAY

Fallen by the wayside I'm afraid Barry. :(
by riverman
Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HELENSBURGH PIER TODAY
Replies: 3
Views: 754

HELENSBURGH PIER TODAY

Another good crowd for the sail on WAVERLEY today. It's the weather that attracts the crowds, always sunny in Helensburgh, the jewel on the River Clyde! :D
by riverman
Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Why won't he step out of the shelter of the bridge wing?
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Re: Why won't he step out of the shelter of the bridge wing?

Captain Andy O'Brian seems to have a penchant for heaving lines. Helensburgh today.
by riverman
Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: NB LOCO WORKS
Replies: 6
Views: 710

NB LOCO WORKS

Diesel locos for export leave the North British Loco works, Springburn. One seems to be destined for Port Swettenham.
From the late Peter Stewart-Burley collection.
by riverman
Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Pleasure Craft
Topic: James Silver - Silverette
Replies: 8
Views: 2129

Re: James Silver - Silverette

Lovely wee craft, great to see it being restored especially an ex Silver's. There is an excellent book out on the history of Silver's yard, McLaren's had a few copies.
by riverman
Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY TODAY
Replies: 0
Views: 478

WAVERLEY TODAY

Waverley alongside Helensburgh Pier at 11am today. No sign of The Parrot. Has Angus frightened him away from the north side of the river altogether. We are not all that bad really, just one or two. :(
by riverman
Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: CILICIA
Replies: 1
Views: 408

CILICIA

Anchor Line's CILICIA plus seagull, Yorkhill Quay?
by riverman
Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PORT HARDY
Replies: 4
Views: 649

PORT HARDY

PORT HARDY at Glasgow, Queens Dock? Unfortunately not dated.
by riverman
Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: JEANIE DEANS
Replies: 7
Views: 1171

Re: JEANIE DEANS

Cheers gentlemen, I will amend photograph, and may I say it's good to see Stuart here.
by riverman
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: JEANIE DEANS
Replies: 7
Views: 1171

Re: JEANIE DEANS

More likely Paddy's PEGU :lol:
by riverman
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MV BUTE
Replies: 3
Views: 687

MV BUTE

Backing off Wemyss Bay? :D
by riverman
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: JEANIE DEANS
Replies: 7
Views: 1171

JEANIE DEANS

From my late cousins collection. Looks like Paddy's DALLA on left and possible Clan.
by riverman
Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: MAID of the LOCH
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Re: MAID of the LOCH

In her heyday.
by riverman
Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: KENMORE HOTEL
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: KENMORE HOTEL

What about the fiasco ''SPIRIT OF THE TAY'' lying at Dalerb near Kenmore. Built by Fergusons Shipbuilders 2003. I heard she had problems with the hull welding and been lying at Dalerb until rectified. Long time to get sorted out, anyone know what is happening?
by riverman
Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: KENMORE HOTEL
Replies: 2
Views: 207

KENMORE HOTEL

The oldest Inn in Scotland, Established 1572

Anyone want to stay up Loch Tay way try the Ben Lawers Hotel, not fancy, but clean and great value for money, friendly staff, and GREAT food! :D
by riverman
Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: YEW TREE
Replies: 3
Views: 503

YEW TREE

Yew tree in the churchyard of Fortingall village near Kenmore. It is approx. 3000 years old making it possibly the oldest living thing in Europe.
by riverman
Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: ANGELBURG (1938)
Replies: 0
Views: 418

ANGELBURG (1938)

Built Oresunds Varvet as VIATOR 1939 ANGELBURG (H. Schuldt & Co., Hamburg.) 1939 Kriegsmarine target ship for 24th. U-Boat flotilla. 1944-1945 Used as a transport to evacuate German forces and refugees from East Prussia to Germany. 5.1945 Taken as prize at Wilhelmshaven. 1946 EMPIRE WHARFE (M.O.W.T....
by riverman
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: WATERLAND
Replies: 0
Views: 446

WATERLAND

Another Barclay Curle product built in 1922 for Koninklijke Hollandische Lloyd.
1956 Sold to Greece and renamed POULARIANI
1956 Scrapped Antwerpen
by riverman
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: CROWN OF GALICIA
Replies: 0
Views: 462

CROWN OF GALICIA

Built in 1923 by Barclay Curle, Whiteinch as HOPELAND (Stamp Mann & Co.)
1928 CROWN OF GALICIA (Prentice, Service, & Henderson)
1935 SHAFTESBURY (Alexander Shipping Co.) 12/7/1942 Dispersed from convoy OS33 torpedoed and sunk by U116, 31.42N 25.30W
by riverman
Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: HMS ARDENT (F184)
Replies: 4
Views: 494

HMS ARDENT (F184)

Built by Yarrow Shipbuilders and Commisioned 13th. October 1977

Sunk during the Falklands War by Argentine aircraft on 22nd. May 1982.
by riverman
Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: BRITISH EXHIBITOR
Replies: 1
Views: 1963

BRITISH EXHIBITOR

Built in 1909 by Harland & Wolff, Belfast, as LEICESTERSHIRE for the Bibby Line, she was involved in trooping during the First World War. In 1931 she was sold to the British National Exhibition Ship Co. and renamed BRITISH EXHIBITOR. In September 1933 she was sold to Egypt and renamed ZAMZAM and mad...
by riverman
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Offline
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Offline

I will be offline for a couple of days as I will be attending the funeral of my cousin Peter Stewart-Burley at Kenmore Parish Church tomorrow. Peter sadly passed away at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee of cancer at age 64 after an eighteen month battle. Although he did not post often he was an avid membe...
by riverman
Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: YARVIC
Replies: 16
Views: 2038

Re: YARVIC

Yes George,

22, John Street, Helensburgh, side street off the sea front by Toyota garage, very small shop.
He is not open every day but usually open Tuesday, Friday, and a Saturday. You will get him on
01436 676453 or google McLarens Books, Helensburgh for info.
by riverman
Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: YARVIC
Replies: 16
Views: 2038

Re: YARVIC

I have Jordan's Merchant Fleet's 1939 and find it very useful. Bye the way, I open up McLaren's Book Shop on an odd Saturday now when the proprietor George Newlands is away at a book fair or on holiday. If there is any specific book you are looking for I will see if it is in stock. There has been th...
by riverman
Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: YARVIC
Replies: 16
Views: 2038

Re: YARVIC

These Lloyd Registers seem like gold dust. I see one on e-bay LRofS 1944-45 Secret starting at £175 with seven days to go. I will just have to stick with Miramar and Equasis.
by riverman
Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: YARVIC
Replies: 16
Views: 2038

Re: YARVIC

Cheers Paul, look after the Lloyds Registers, they must be worth a small fortune!
by riverman
Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: AIR AMBULANCE
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: AIR AMBULANCE

Did the wife kick ye aff the setee!
by riverman
Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: AIR AMBULANCE
Replies: 4
Views: 597

AIR AMBULANCE

Helensburgh Pier car park to transfer patient with back injury to hospital this evening.
by riverman
Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: FARMERS MARKET
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: FARMERS MARKET

Hi John,
It's at Balloch, go to www.lochlomondshores.com
Farmers Market is on the 1st. and 3rd. Sunday of evey month 10.00am to 3.00pm
by riverman
Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clydesite
Replies: 72
Views: 19886

Re: Clydesite

Ach Henk, here's a couple to make you feel at home!
Urk, July 1983
by riverman
Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: YARVIC
Replies: 16
Views: 2038

Re: YARVIC

Paul, what Lloyds? Can you access Lloyd's Register of Shipping for particular years online? or do you need to own specific registers?
by riverman
Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: YARVIC
Replies: 16
Views: 2038

Re: YARVIC

Now that's what you call detective work! Cheers.
by riverman
Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: YARVIC
Replies: 16
Views: 2038

YARVIC

Registered London, no further info.
by riverman
Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: MONTE PASCOAL (1931)
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: MONTE PASCOAL (1931)

Paul, have double checked back of photo and put Blohm+Voss. but they were right with Monte Rosa under sisters. Doh! As Angus would say go and sit in the corner with the big pointy hat!!!
by riverman
Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: MONTE PASCOAL (1931)
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: MONTE PASCOAL (1931)

Only checked place of build, eg Blohm+Voss, they had Vegesack (Bremer Vulcan)

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