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Post by Deepol » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:48 pm

ST MUNGO on a practice jolly at Shieldhall in 1976. A sad loss from the river.
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Post by Deepol » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:54 pm

Some KG5 shots.
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The stone commemorating the opening in 1931
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Blue Flue's DOLIUS at the dock entrance. Sadly I now have to say this is a late Jim Orr photo.
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Post by Colin Campbell » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:44 pm

Only when the the thought of the dredging fleet being withdrawn did they rate a snapshot after all you saw them everyday
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Post by Colin Campbell » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:48 pm

On route to Bridge Wharf on an upriver cruise from Largs on Fridays Waverley passes the entrance to Kingston Dock
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Post by Colin Campbell » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:56 pm

Waverley at the Bridge Wharf berth...only remains to cant her and ready her for a 4pm run back down to Largs
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Post by Colin Campbell » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:02 pm

Dating from 1957 the three iron ore transporter cranes at General Terminus Quay were demolished in 1981 as discharge of iron ore had moved to Hunterston site. Crane No1 was brought down on 15/2/1981.The area now houses cinema/casino/bowling hall/hotel and several restaurants.
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Post by Colin Campbell » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:07 pm

Dont seem to be able to put all three shots together Sorry
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Post by Colin Campbell » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:11 pm

In reverse order as they say......After pressing the plus sign after up??loading one shot the following two photo boxes remain blank
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Post by Colin Campbell » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:14 pm

Welsh Herald at General Terminus
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Post by peter sommerville » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:17 pm

Three more scenes of Glasgow
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Post by Deepol » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:17 pm

Cory ore carriers visiting General Terminus. Their tugs were not allowed to handle because of insurance I believe.
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Knightsgarth berthed in 1972
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Post by Deepol » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:36 am

Three from Meadowside in its decline. Taken in November 1992.
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Post by Deepol » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:28 am

Some more of the Port at Work
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Brazilian ITATINGA at Stobcross in May 1972
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Stern view. She was in a Polish built group from the legendary Lenin Yard in Gdansk.
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Post by Dennis Maccoy » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:00 pm

Two Strick visitors, both built at the yard in which I served my apprenticeship, John Readhead & Sons
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KHUZISTAN, leaving the Upper Harbour on 21 January 1969. Delivered in 1955 and broken up in 1977.
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TANGISTAN, in King George V Dock on 15 November 1971. Delivered in 1950 and broken up in 1972
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Post by Malim Sahib » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:42 am

There used to be a very smart builders model of Khuzistan just inside the main entrance of South Shields Martech, I wonder if it's still there?
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Post by Deepol » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:43 pm

The "Rio Boats" as the tugmen called them were the largest ore carriers to come to General Terminus at 37000dwt. They never achieved that as their cargoes from Puerto Ordaz were limited by the Orinoco Flow (Enya?)
A couple of shots of two of them outbound; RIO MANAMO after canting at KG5 in May 1974 and RIO CARONI heading out from GTQ past Customhouse in June 1974. They were German built, coming from Deutsch Werft in 1959 and 1957 respectively, launched in two sections as far as I can gather.
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Post by Colin Campbell » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:58 pm

Aberthaw Fisher in Princes Dock having just loaded a Pickfords Heavy tractor and load.Her stern was against the south wall in the region of Govan Town hall
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Post by Colin Campbell » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:02 pm

The Russian ship Venta working alongside Shieldhall Riverside Wall. Once upon a time this class of Russian ships were numerous
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Post by Colin Campbell » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:08 pm

Having passed under Erskine Bridge on her way downriver. From memory I think her trials involved her being jacked up over towards the Kilkregan area.Built by the French firm UIE who took over John Browns shipyard
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Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:21 pm

Was that the one that fouled the Bridge when passing under it ?
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Post by Colin Campbell » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:54 am

Not this fellow Angus. She passed under without a hitch. Recall right enough another didnt and gave the bridge a skelp. Tried checking back, believe the accident was in August 1996 and the bridge was closed for four months. Noticed there was a piece about a COLLIDE built rig hitting the Erskine Bridge?????
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Post by Colin Campbell » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:59 am

As you can see . The "toote ensemble" of Clyde tugs were on duty that day. Bridge couldnt have been too busy as Ive obviously nipped across the dual carraigeway officer
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Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:13 pm

Sussed it, Colin ! The oil rig structure that collided with the Erskine Bridge was the North Sea ‘Captain Field’ Rig for Texaco, constructed by UIE at the old John Brown (Clydebank) Yard.

The deed took place on 4th August 1996 when the large 6,500 tons structure was being transported downriver by barge and struck the underside of the Bridge a good smack, damaging the Bridges underside and the Rig’s Drilling Tower.

Incredible, considering all the experts involved, and there were many in attendance for this long-planned operation, that a thorough understanding of the critical aspects of such a specialised operation did not prevent such an occurrence, i.e. clearance from underside of the Bridge to top of water, the tidal conditions at time of passing, overall height of the structure including the barge above water level, and any other pertinent aspects.

The incident closed the Bridge to all traffic whilst the extent damage was assessed.

On 22nd August the bridge was opened to pedestrians and bicycles
On 30th August the bridge was opened to motor cars and motor cycles
On 22nd December the bridge was opened up to Heavy Goods Vehicles

The cost of remedial repairs to the bridge amounted to £ 3.6 million
The cost from loss of tolls revenue was said to amount to £ 700,000

Tolls on this bridge were abandoned from 31st March 2006, resulting in an annual cost saving to the Mac Kinnon family of £1.20 in respect to their annual visit to the tropical sunshine and shimmering white beaches of the fabled Isle of Eriskay !
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Post by Colin Campbell » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:44 pm

berth 29 Princes Dock .. or..just across the road from Govan Town the Christian Radich on a visit. The 150t big crane just visible alas long gone like the tenements behind.
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Post by Colin Campbell » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:53 pm

In Glasgow for a visit to Govan Drydock the Monas Queen moves through an ice covered river
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Post by Colin Campbell » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:58 pm

At Yorkhill Quay on 27/3/1981 the US tank landing ship Fairfax County
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Post by Deepol » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:54 pm

A busy Meadowside taken in January 1975 with FERNGROVE, ANASTASIA and HOYLAKE discharging with EDITH HOWALDT RUSS waiting a berth.
ANASTASIA was returning home as she was the former BROOMPARK built by Charles Connell for Denholm.
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Post by davidwat » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:08 pm

Those were the days, my friends--------we thought they would never end--------
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Post by SCameron » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:28 pm

Colin Campbell wrote:Aberthaw Fisher in Princes Dock having just loaded a Pickfords Heavy tractor and load.Her stern was against the south wall in the region of Govan Town hall
The cargo in the container is one of the spiral wound POD steam generators made by Babccck at Renfrew for the AGR nuclear power stations. This one would be going to either Heysham or Hartlepool. The PODs were manufactured in a specially built 'clean' factory at Renfrew. The picture below shows the top end of a POD and the top of the coil. Winding the coils was a very complex operation which at that time (mid to late 1970s) defied all attempts at automation. The operation had to be done manually which made it very time consuming and, obviously, expensive. After the completion of the AGR construction programme the multi-million pound clean production nuclear factory was little used, although it enjoyed something of an 'Indian summer' when it was utilised for applying and testing the integrity of the hastelloy corrosion-resistant lining of the huge ducts built for the Flue Gas Desulphurisation plant that was retrofitted to Drax Power Station in the early 1990s. Since the Babcock manufacturing facilities were sold by the then owners, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, to an industrial property development company in 1998 they have changed ownership several times, the specialised clean manufacturing bays having been used for a short lived venture into manufacturing plastic cases for PCs and latterly storing furniture - sad end for a once state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
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Post by Colin Campbell » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:16 pm

Austrian registered St Anton passing throught the Rothesay Dock entrance outward bound, the hailing station on the river side just visible
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Post by Colin Campbell » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:23 pm

Rothesay Dock again and just inside the entrance, the dredger Blythswood with Hopper 28 alongside and Hopper 27 just having returned from the dumping ground
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Post by Colin Campbell » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:43 pm

Shieldhall Riverside Wharf and the Nordfels arriving
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Post by Deepol » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:54 am

Some more at General Terminus.
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Amphiope in March 1976
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Saint Marcel in June 1978
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Post by Deepol » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:58 am

Strick's SERBISTAN loading in Princes for her maiden voyage in March 1966 suitably decorated.
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Post by Deepol » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:00 am

Two Hyundai built Kuwaiti vessels on the Clyde. Built to the Govan Shipbuilders' design under licence they were reasonably frequent visitors. The main means of identification from a distance were the cranes, a more rounded design than the more angular of the Clarke Chapman cranes fitted to the Clyde built series.
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Jilfar at Erskine in September 1982.
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Post by Deepol » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:07 am

Memories of Post Office cable ships on the Clyde.
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Swan Hunter 1940 vintage CS Iris at the Post Office Wharf at Dalmuir in 1975
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Though not based on the Clyde the later Dundee built ships were visitors for overhauls. This is the next CS Iris heading out from Govan Drydocks in January 1983.
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Post by Dennis Maccoy » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:16 pm

Three from November 1969. Obviously a quiet day’s lectures – 6 November 1969 was a Thursday!
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Pacific SN’s Cotopaxi, from Denny in 1954.
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Swedish Atlantic’s Stureholm, from A G Weser in 1957.
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Post by Dennis Maccoy » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:41 pm

More from 1969.
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MacBrayne’s Lochbroom, 31 May 1969.
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Ellerman’s City of Hereford & the Congolese Mulungushi, 6 June 1969
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Post by Deepol » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:53 pm

Tanker MARLAND taken at Plantation in January 1974. She had come from Birkenhead following a serious fire in her aft accommodation when undergoing repairs. Some lives were lost. She went into the drydock at Greenock eventually. You can see the fire damage.
She was built in 1959 by Kockums at Malmo as the Blandford Shipping Co's BIDEFORD and went to breakers at Kaohsiung in November 1975 so did not last long after her Clyde visit.
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Post by Deepol » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:33 pm

Wearing a Blue Funnel the name ship of the Glenlyon class of cargo liners taken on the river in February 1976.
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Passing the Fairfield yard, birthplace of sisters Glenogle and Glenfalloch. She took on a heavy lift at Stobcross.
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She later moved downriver to KG5.
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Post by peter sommerville » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:18 am

Clydeport's hydrographic launch Newark being raised after sinking at her berth in KGV
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Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:01 pm

peter sommerville wrote:Clydeport's hydrographic launch Newark being raised after sinking at her berth in KGV

When did that happen, Peter? The absence of any Blue Flues on that wall, and City or Clan ships on the other side, would suggest it was in recent times, when these happy days had come to an end? :(
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Post by peter sommerville » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:47 pm

I did a couple of stints at KGV, I think this was sometime in the 80's Angus. The crane lifting the Newark was called the "coaling crane" and was kept for loading steel coil long after some of the other quayside cranes had been scaped. The Newark survived and is still in use today - Peter

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Post by peter sommerville » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:00 pm

Another mishap in the dock - fortunately no one in the cab of the tugmaster at the time.
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Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:10 pm

peter sommerville wrote:I did a couple of stints at KGV, I think this was sometime in the 80's Angus. The crane lifting the Newark was called the "coaling crane" and was kept for loading steel coil long after some of the other quayside cranes had been scaped. The Newark survived and is still in use today - Peter

Thanks, Peter. That would explain it, the British mercantile marine was in serious decline by the 80s, shipyards shut down all over the place, docks and wharves more or less empty of shipping. Glad the wee Newark boatie survived her dive.
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Post by Deepol » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:36 pm

Some more visitors to KG5.
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Nigerian National's River Ogun in April 1976.
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Burntisland built Pakistani passenger/ cargo Ohrmazd in January 1978.
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Not the Fairfield one but the Sunderland built Lancashire of Bibby Line in June 1979.
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Post by Deepol » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:39 pm

Some more from King George V Dock
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Summer June 1975 evening departure, Lloyd Brasileiro's Itaite.
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Post by Deepol » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:35 pm

Another visitor coming upriver- Nigerian AHMADU BELLO taken from W in July 1976.
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MacAndrews Pinto and NZSC Haparangi
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Post by Deepol » Tue May 22, 2012 8:35 am

FLAG MARIA built by Smith's Dock in 1970 as HEINA taken off Greenock in June 1988 on her way up to Glasgow.
She went for scrap in 1997 as FILIPOS
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