Visitors to Elderslie Drydocks in January 1959

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Visitors to Elderslie Drydocks in January 1959

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:11 pm

M.V. Clan MacLaren : No. 1 Dock from 04-01-1959 to 06-01-1959
6,021 tons cargo ship built in 1946 by Greenock Dockyard, Cartsdyke East, for Clan Line / Houston Line. Yard Number 463. O.N. 169488. Diesel Oil engine.


S.S. Clan Chisholm : No. 2 Dock from 06-01-1959 to 08-01-1959
9,581 tons cargo vessel built by Greenock Dockyard, Cartsdyke East, for Clan Line Steamers Limited.
Yard No. 457. Twin-Screw Triple Expansion Steam Engines providing vessel speed of 15 knots


S. S. Neleus : No. 2 Dock from 08-01-1959 to 10-01-1959
7,802 tons steam turbine reefer cargo ship. O.N. 185457. Built In 1953 by Caledon S. B. & Eng. Coy. of Dundee for the China Mutual Steam Navigation Company Limited, Yard No. 486. Steam Turbine propulsion giving a vessel speed of 16 knots


M.V. Clan MacLaren : No. 1 Dock from 08-01-1959 to 17-01-1959
6,021 tons cargo ship built in 1946 by Greenock Dockyard, Cartsdyke East, for Clan Line / Houston Line. Yard Number 463. O.N. 169488. Diesel Oil engine.


S.S. Captain Cook : No. 2 Dock from 10-01-1959 to 18-01-1959
Passenger/Cargo Reefer built as the S.S. LETITIA in 1925, by the Fairfield Ship Building & Engineering Company of Govan, on behalf of the Anchor-Donaldson Line of Glasgow. 13,475 tons Register with two steam turbines to provide a speed of 15.5 knots. Owner changed to Donaldson-Atlantic Line in 1936. In 1946, name changed to Empire Brent to serve the British Government and changed again in 1952 to S.S. CAPTAIN COOK


S.S. Clan Forbes : No. 2 Dock from 16-01-1959 to 18-01-1959
Built in 1938 by the Greenock Dockyard, Yard Number 434, for Clan Line Steamers. Twin-Screw 3-Cyl Triple Expansion engines & two LP Exhaust team turbines providing this 7,529 ton vessel with a speed of 17.5 knots. Machinery by J. G. Kincaid of Greenock


S.S. City of Coventry : No. 2 Dock from18-01-1959 to 20-01-1959
Cargo ship built in 1949 by Swan, Hunter, Wigham & Richardson of Wallsend on behalf of Ellerman’s City Line. Steam turbine propulsion - 15.5 knots. Yard Number 1773.


M.V. Hurricane : No. 2 Dock from 20-01-1959 to 23-01-1959
12,909 tons Oil Tanker for Tonberg Rederi A/S of Tonsberg, Norway. Built in 1959 by Barclay Curle & Company, Clydeholm Yard, Whiteinch, Glasgow – Yard Number 740. Oil engine designed to provide a vessel speed of 15 knots.


M.V. Tarantia : No. 1 Dock from 22-01-1959 to 29-01-1959
O.N. 168710. 7,268 tons cargo vessel, built by William Doxford’s Pallion Shipyard, on behalf of the Anchor Line of Glasgow. Built in 1942. Diesel Oil Engine providing a vessel speed of 11.5 knots


HMS Tiger : No. 2 Dock from 25-01-1959 to 03-02-1959
Laid down as HMS Bellerophon in 1941 by John Brown’s Clydebank Shipyard. Construction delayed and then suspended in 1946 and vessel laid up at Dalmuir. A new design was approved in 1951 but construction did not recommence until 1954. Final commissioning of this Tiger-Class Light Cruiser took place at Clydebank in March 1959.

Clan Keith : No. 1 Dock from 29-01-1959 to 09-02-1959
O.N. 167858. 7,174 tons. Built for the British Government as OCEAN VERITY, Yard No. 24, in 1942 by Messrs Todd-California of Richmond, California. Triple Expansion Steam Reciprocating Engine giving vessel a normal speed of 11 knots. In 1948, vessel acquired by Clan Line Steamers


The February 1959 compilation will consist of ten ships, namely :

HECTOR
CLAN MACTAVISH
FOLDENFJORD
UMTALI
EMPIRE ORWELL
CHINDWARA
PERSEUS
PERTHSHIRE
K.C. ROGENAES
SCOTTISH LION

I will prepare and submit these in the next two weeks, hopefully.
Angus Mac Kinnon

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