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by riverman
Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: BOY ON A BUOY
Replies: 10
Views: 910

Re: BOY ON A BUOY

Angus, Binch Buoy, Sound of Barra? :D
by riverman
Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: DIDGERIDOO PLAYER
Replies: 0
Views: 207

DIDGERIDOO PLAYER

Authentic didgeridoo from the plumber's merchant's.
by riverman
Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: BOY ON A BUOY
Replies: 10
Views: 910

BOY ON A BUOY

Passed this wee lad on a buoy, the comedian next to me said he was waiting on a Clannie!
by riverman
Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: YACHTING
Topic: MARE FRISIUM
Replies: 0
Views: 257

MARE FRISIUM

Built in 1916 at Weert, Netherlands as a fishing vessel for the herring around the Dogger and Viking Banks. In the 1940's she was sold to German owners and used for carrying cargo between Germany and Sweden. In 1995 she was found rusting in a Swedish harbour and restored as a three mast topsail scho...
by riverman
Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: ALEKSANDR SIBIRYAKOV
Replies: 0
Views: 436

ALEKSANDR SIBIRYAKOV

Built in 1989 by Gdanska Lenina, Gdansk.
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Hamburg, April 2008.
by riverman
Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: YACHTING
Topic: SCHAARHÖRN
Replies: 0
Views: 303

SCHAARHÖRN

Built in 1908 by Janssen & Schmilinsky Naval Architecs and Designers, Hamburg.

After being sold spent some years in UK. Resold to Hamburg Steam Preservation she was fully restored and is available for charters and cruises.
SCHAARHORN.jpg
Hamburg, June 2009.
by riverman
Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: YACHTING
Topic: PS FREYA
Replies: 0
Views: 310

PS FREYA

Insel-und Halligreederei

Built in 1905 by J & K Smit, Kinderdijk, Netherlands.
FREYA.jpg
Rendsburg, Nord-Ostee Kanal, June 2009.
by riverman
Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SD SALMAID and SD RESOURCEFUL
Replies: 1
Views: 428

SD SALMAID and SD RESOURCEFUL

Waiting for them at the Rhu Narrows but they must have spotted me as they did a U-turn and headed back up the Gareloch! :x
by riverman
Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: No. 44322 and No. 90199
Replies: 1
Views: 434

No. 44322 and No. 90199

From the late Peter Stewart-Burley collection.
NO. 44322.jpg
No. 44322 0-6-0 ''4F'' shunts at Gushetfaulds.
NO 90199.jpg
No. 90199 2-8-0 restarts a coal train past Polmadie.
by riverman
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: GLENFYNE
Replies: 0
Views: 421

GLENFYNE

GLENFYNE DOUGLAS.jpg
Douglas, I.O.M.
ISLAND ISLAND.jpg
Tiree?
by riverman
Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Foreign Naval Shipping
Topic: TONNERRE (L9014)
Replies: 2
Views: 368

TONNERRE (L9014)

Mistral Class Amphibious Assault Helicopter Carrier.
Launched 26th. July 2005, Arsenal de Brest, Chantiers de Saint Nazaire.

Seen here in the Clyde.
by riverman
Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: GLENLEE heading downriver
Replies: 10
Views: 1334

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: 436

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: 722

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: 703

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: 502

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: 647

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: 467

PERSIC

Shaw Savill's PERSIC in Glasgow docks.
by riverman
Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: CLANITY
Replies: 2
Views: 885

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: 694

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: 694

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: 386

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: 386

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: 558

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: 536

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: 1233

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: 810

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: 810

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: 313

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: 776

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: 2387

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: 497

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: 433

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: 679

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: 1222

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: 1222

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: 722

MV BUTE

Backing off Wemyss Bay? :D
by riverman
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: JEANIE DEANS
Replies: 7
Views: 1222

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: 824

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: 225

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: 225

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: 534

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: 440

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: 470

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: 486

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: 521

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: 2003

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: 390

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: 2123

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: 2123

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...

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