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Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:29 pm
by Colin Campbell
A view from the past.Its Queens Dock basin looking north towards Pointhouse Road and the University.Moss Hutchesons AMARNA (1949 Harland & Wolff Govan) is being canted by Clyde Shipping Cos FLYING FOAM with another CSC tug on her stern. She had a spell in 1967 on charter to Cunard and for the time was renamed ASSYRIA. Sold to Greeks in 1975 she eventually went to the breakers at Gadani Beach 1984.
The large crane in the background is one of two coal cranes in Queens Dock

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:42 pm
by Colin Campbell
Coming alongside Yorkhill Quay where one was more liable to see the ships of Anchor Line the CHERRYLEAF came in to await her turn to go into Govan Drydock.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:58 pm
by Colin Campbell
Taken from on board the Glasgow Corporation Sludge vessel Garroch Head at the entrance to King George V Dock we see the other sludge vessel Dalmarnock canting to set herself on the Shieldhall Sewage Work berth to load for the dumping grounds off the island of Bute.

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Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:12 pm
by Colin Campbell
Last sludge carrier built for operation on the Clyde was named after the dumping grounds off Garroch Head on the island of Bute. Seen here returing upriver with her "passengers" relaxing on deck. Glasgow Corporation started offering trips on their ships to soldiers wounded in WW1 and this continued, tothe benefit of Social clubs and Pensioers Clubs etc. Built in 1978 she operated until the directive from the EU banned the practice of dumping waste at sea in 1999 when she was sold foreign.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:25 pm
by Colin Campbell
Taken at the Stobcross Crane while she was in for lifts this unusual heavy lift ship was actually two Dutch coasters joined together. the port ship was built in 1957 as HADA II while the starboard ship was the 1956 HERMES. They were joined together in 1969 to form the GLORIA SIEDERUM and visited Glasgow on several ocassions. Sold 1983 she became a diving maintenance ship.

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Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:06 pm
by Colin Campbell
Leaving Merklands Lairage after unloading her livestock from Ireland the Fresian Express was one of several Holland Stroomboot conversions in service with Livestock Express.The lairage dated from 1907 and had its own railway sidings where the cattle etc, after reqired rest ,could be dispatched around the country.Fairfields shipyard in the background

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:21 am
by SCameron
Brilliant stuff, Colin, keep them coming.
SC

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:33 pm
by Colin Campbell
Taken in Princes Dock the Alexander Shpg Co(Houlder Bros) Westbury. Burntisland built in 1960.and after five years under the Greek flag she went to the breakers at Gadani Beach in 1983

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:46 pm
by Colin Campbell
Would not normally subject you to such a poor photo but my excuse is one will never see the like again.Taken from the QM11 as she cants off the Govan Drydocks the view upriver shows on the left the newsprint carrier ISAAC CARTER with the ore carrier RIPON ahead.On the right is Harrisons ADMINISTRATOR some forgotten coasters and Scottish Ship Mgts CAPE HOWE at the General Terminus

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:52 pm
by Colin Campbell
Moving into Yorkhill Basin the JUPITER joins the mission ship ANASTASIS

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Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:56 pm
by Colin Campbell
The 1967 Dutch built FIRETHORN of S W Coe & Co Ltd discharges alongside Meadowside Granary

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Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:04 pm
by Colin Campbell
In this 1974 view taken in King George V Dock Blue Funnels MEMNON sporting a SAF Marine funnel loads for South Africa. She transferred to Elder Dempsters in 1977 and was renamed OWERRI. I Think she gave up the name Memnon in 1975 fo a new built and was STENTOR for a couple of years 1975/7

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:13 pm
by Colin Campbell
I believe this was the largest grain cargo at that date for Meadowside. Taken from the Prince Ivanhoe on her introductory evening cruise we had to go alongside Merklands Wharf to allow the Yugoslav NIN 13768grt the clear river after coming round the bend at Whiteinch

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:26 pm
by Colin Campbell
From September 1978 the RANGATIRA is heading for Harland & Wolffs basin Govan.Clyde Dock Engineering Co were to ready her for a spell as an accommodation ship at Sullem Voe.Built by Swan Hunter SB Ltd on the Tyne for Union SS Co of New Zealand for the inter-island service Wellington/Lyttleton in 1971 she returned to the UK and was used for a time at Loch Kishorn as an accomodation ship and of course went to the Falklands in 1982. Sold to Greeks 1986 she was QUEEN M for a spell.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:35 pm
by Colin Campbell
Dating from June 1966 the view from the entrance to Queens Dock shows ships being laid up due to the Seamens Strike.
The Everards ship is SENIORITY The Bulk carrier REMBRANT two Elder Dempster together DUMURRA and DEGEMA, Moss Hutchisons TABOR is there as is ARAGONA, SUNRISE and PENNYWORTH

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:07 pm
by mcmahos
Colin

Thanks for posting these. Hoping there's plenty more to come. I'm sad to say that I'm too young to remember those scenes and love seeing them. :)

Stuart

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:44 pm
by alasdairmac
Unfortunately, unlike Stuart, I am old enough to remember them Colin. Very many thanks for re-kindling my memories of our great river in its heyday
and looking forward to what's to come.



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Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:49 am
by Colin Campbell
Taken from Meadowside Quay the Greek ore carrier PHAEDON makes her way upriver for General Terminus assisted by one on Steel & Bennies tugs (Cruiser perhaps?). Originally she was CLARKEDEN built at Sunderland 1958. Think the coaster alongside Meadowside was the GRETCHEN WESTON . Presumably the Stulken derrick visible in the background would be on one of the series on IBN! type vessels being built in Fairfields at this time .Phaedon lasted until 1982 when she was broken up in Split having been the Yugoslavian Berane since 1974.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:53 am
by Colin Campbell
Thought I had put both views together...Sorry

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Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:03 pm
by Colin Campbell
Again taken from Meadowside Quay the Manila registered PUERTO PRINCESSA makes her way downriver. Originally built as Ville de Rotterdam in 1970. She was broken up in 1984 in Taiwan. photo taken Aug 1983

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:59 pm
by daveyallan
Some great photos. I like Stuart am too you to remember these scenes but working on the Clyde now and seeing some of the scenes of the part are a stark contrast. I enjoyed with particular interest the post about the Rangatira as my father worked on the Baltica when they were based in Sullem Voe.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:54 pm
by Deepol
Colin Campbell wrote:Taken from Meadowside Quay the Greek ore carrier PHAEDON makes her way upriver for General Terminus assisted by one on Steel & Bennies tugs (Cruiser perhaps?). Originally she was CLARKEDEN built at Sunderland 1958. Think the coaster alongside Meadowside was the GRETCHEN WESTON . Presumably the Stulken derrick visible in the background would be on one of the series on IBN! type vessels being built in Fairfields at this time .Phaedon lasted until 1982 when she was broken up in Split having been the Yugoslavian Berane since 1974.
Not Cruiser- Campaigner possibly.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:24 pm
by duncanwilson
Many thanks for your postings. I have a vague memory of the General Terminus Quay, but that is it.
I do recall walking through the Finneston Tunnel on a couple of occasions just out of interest. I walked through the Tunnel and then back again.The other time I walked through the Tunnel and took the ferry back.
I also recall doing a return trip on the ferry, again out of interest.
Keep up the good work.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:50 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
My first acquisition on arriving in Glasgow to continue my naval architecture studies in 1968 was not text books, but a Dock Pass – but I don’t remember ever being challenged to produce it. With the aid of the old harbour tunnel, Blue Trains and, later, a car I spent many pleasant days wandering around Glasgow and further afield taking photographs. Some of my early efforts below.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:39 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
Two more of my early efforts. Would that digital photography was available forty-odd years ago – I always felt it necessary to retain film against the possibility of something more interesting appearing after film stock was used up.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:15 pm
by Clydebuilt1971
Colin Campbell wrote:Moving into Yorkhill Basin the JUPITER joins the mission ship ANASTASIS
Jupiter ended up as Black Prince did she not?

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:21 pm
by Colin Campbell
Think the idea was that in summer months she sailed as Jupiter on the regular ferry service to Norway then come wintertime she went cruising as the Black Watch.

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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:55 am
by Colin Campbell
Dennis Maccoy wrote:My first acquisition on arriving in Glasgow to continue my naval architecture studies in 1968 was not text books, but a Dock Pass – but I don’t remember ever being challenged to produce it. With the aid of the old harbour tunnel, Blue Trains and, later, a car I spent many pleasant days wandering around Glasgow and further afield taking photographs. Some of my early efforts below.


Think these views are the REAL MACCOY. Excellent. Thank you. That view of Lion at 38 Lancefield Quay is very rare. As a one time emloyee of Burn&Laird I can recall only one occassion she came all the way up river after having been unable to enter Ardrosssan due to high winds. Recall a heated debate followed as to what to do with the cars on board with no ramp available,what was the point of coming to Glasgow. Later similar weather disruptions after consultations with CalMac allowed her to use Gourock.I did attend one of those mornings at Gourock alas without a camera.
She did "meet the public" in Queens Dock before entering service and of course spent some time in the hands of Clyde Dock Engr following the engine room fire episode this time in Harland & Wolls basin Govan.

Always thought the CRUISER was a powerful looking tug.Think you are in Princes Dock there. Two storey sheds... I think Queens Dock sheds were only single storey. Colin

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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:11 am
by Colin Campbell
Taken in the days when visiting warships were open to the public at weekends this was taken in KGV Dock Glasgow as the German Warship Schleswig Holstein moves out the dockto the sound of "Brown Girl in the Ring" blasting out over her tannoy
Think its the Dundee built City of Hull on the other side of the dock one of the last of three sisters built for the great City Line

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:21 am
by Colin Campbell
Three Dutch destroyers at the very top of KGV Dock on the same weekend. Didnt record their names at the time but with the the magic of this internet I now know they are three of eight Friesland Class named after cities and districts in Holland D814 is LIMBURG... D816 is DRENTHE and D818 is ROTTERDAM. These three were among seven of the class sold to Peru

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:25 am
by Colin Campbell
Taken the same weekend in KGV Dock ...Canadian HMCS HURON

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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:55 pm
by Colin Campbell
One needs to be a certain age to remember the Clyde Trust (Skye Navy) ships in that "redlead" colour. Berthed accross the top of the dock is a hopper and alongside the diving bell. The Clyde Shipping tugs are the Flying Merlin and inboard the Flying Witch. The grey funnel ship is ROBERT DUNDAS one of two store carriers regularly seen about. Built 1938 by Grangemouth Dockyard Co Ltd her sister was Robert Middleton. The other vessel is SUNRANA Norwegian owned but working for Saguenay Terminals. They operated, a service to/from Canada their own ships all having SUN prefixed names Sunhill..Sunamelia...green hulls and silver painted masts/derricks.Recall also Ropners had two ships in and out regularly at this time Deerpool and Daleby nice looking "tramps" working a liner service. Registered West Hartlepool I think.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:05 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
Thanks for the tip on the transit sheds Colin. I might now be able to locate some of my other early slides more accurately.

Dennis.

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Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:13 pm
by Deepol
Three at Meadowside.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:32 pm
by Colin Campbell
Taken from Bridge Wharf steamer going down river and readied myself for a photo of approaching coaster. Early days and I didnt quite appreciated how quickly the two ships would pass. Not much of a shot I thought at the time but now view it differenly and glad I kept it, Everard coaster deep loaded and with hatch boards off ready for discharge.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:50 pm
by Colin Campbell
1989 and looking over to the Broomielaw ....now a pedestrian walkway and no longer used by shipping. George Wylies sculpture "The Paper Boat" is prophetically anchored in the river outside the "Pool". The James Watt Street office of the grandly titled General Council of Brittish Shipping.Where many thousands of seafarers would sign on betwen ships.This was now the time of few jobs and great numbers of men signing on in every port for pool money so much so that the shipowners could no longer afford the costs and shipowners began to leave the Federation. The Pool itself would soon close ,and the rest is history.

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:14 pm
by Colin Campbell
From 1980 at Stobcross Crane this Russian heavy load dock ship and ro/ro built in Finland 1978 called to collect turbine machinery built in Clydebank for Russian pipelines. At the time Mrs Thatcher wasnt happy at all about the shipment and there was a question whether it would go ahead or not

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Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:27 am
by peter sommerville
More Glasgow scenes

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Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:37 pm
by Colin Campbell
Taken from Yorkhill Quay looking over to Harland & Wolffs Basin the oil rig support vessel FASCADAIR sets off assisted by Clyde Shipping Tugs. Flying Falcon and ????. The Isle of Man ship is Lady of Man. Photo dated 21 March 1981

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:46 pm
by Colin Campbell
Leaving Princes Dock in 1966 is the East African National Shipping Line HARAMBEE.Registered in Mombasa Kenya she was originally owned by Hamburg Sud from 1953/1965 as Belgrano

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:59 pm
by Colin Campbell
Bound for Kingston Dock right in the heart of Glasgow, Macbraynes LOCHDUNVEGAN passes the Clyde Trust Works at Renfrew where some buoys are visible as is one of their hoppers ....just above her bows, the yard of Hugh MacLean & Sons Ltd and Silcoks Mill over whats probably Braehead Shopping Centre today. Renfrew Ferry also gets into the view.

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Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:19 pm
by Colin Campbell
In 1992 the International Whaling Commission held its world conference in Glasgow amd those for and against send a ship to outside the SECC but Greenpeace captured the newspaper headlines by occuping the whalecater by putting a man in the crows nest of the catcher while another man chained himself to the harpoon gun

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Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:22 pm
by Colin Campbell
Greenpeace supporter chained to harpoon gun

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Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:25 pm
by Colin Campbell
Greenpeace ship SOLO at Stobcross Quay

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Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:44 am
by Colin Campbell
British & Continental Shipping operated a service to the Continent from Mavisbank Quay in Glasgow and here is their Bittern leaving the berth opposite Stobcross Crane. Called their ships after birds Egret /Ardetta etc. Built 1949 Camell Laird she was sold 1966 and lasted to 1975 as Maldive Express. Broken up Pakistan.
Listen carefully........I think I can still hear the SWISH SWISH of that propeller!!!!

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Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:20 pm
by Colin Campbell
David MacBraynes LOCH ARD in Princes Dock and the unusual funnel colours was because she was chartered to a new firm trying their luck against Burns & Laird Lines Irish services. This was a six month charter to Irish & Scottish Steam Navigation Co. but I dont think it even lasted that long. Built 1955 by Ferguson Bros Port Glasgow she went to Greek owners in 1971

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:36 pm
by Colin Campbell
Brandon Bay and Flying Scout at the launch of Selkirk Settler from Fairfield Yard

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Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:38 pm
by Colin Campbell
Queens Dock ,very top of the South Basin ,today, probably the main entrance to SECC. The north Rotunda is just visible. The Swedish ship IRENE in a view from the summer of 1964

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Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:52 pm
by Colin Campbell
Ore carrier Mesna outward bound for Seven Islands on 29 August 1964

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Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:55 pm
by Colin Campbell
Also outward bound on 29 August 1964 the oil tanker Naess Tern