The Lower Reaches at Work

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Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Post by Deepol » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:43 am

Two more memories from the Lower Reaches
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Novelist with Flying Spray at Customhouse ex the Watt Dock in 1975
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Nordfels in the Watt Dock after discharging in 1984.
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Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Post by Deepol » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:55 am

Carrier HMS PERSEUS at Smith and Houston's where she arrived on May 6th 1958 for scrapping. Vickers Armstrongs built her at Walker in 1945.
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Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Post by Deepol » Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:01 pm

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Vigilant in 1977.
Escalante-JamesWattDock1967.jpg
Royal Mail's Escalante in 1967.
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From John Young a 1959 view of the Dock
Some more from the past at the Watt Dock.
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Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Post by Dennis Maccoy » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:14 pm

Hapag Lloyd's Regenstein, from Kiel in 1960, leaving Greenock on 15 November 1971.
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Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Post by Portonian » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:33 pm

I see LNG Port Harcourt at Inverkip Power Station upthread, here is a view of the same scene, but from the land.
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LNG Port Harcourt at Inverkip Power Station

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Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Post by Dennis Maccoy » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:33 pm

Macbrayne's Lochdunvegan, from Lindholmen at Gothenburg as Ornen in 1946, at Greenock on 5 March 1972.
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Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Post by Dennis Maccoy » Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:31 pm

Canadian Pacific's CP Ambassador, completed as Beaveroak by Vickers at Walker in 1965, at Greenock on 21 May 1972.
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Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Post by Dennis Maccoy » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:23 pm

The gas turbine powered Euroliner, from Emden in 1971, after leaving Greenock on 16 April 1979.
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Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Post by Dennis Maccoy » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:47 pm

The Jack-Up drill rig Penrod 81 off Rosneath Point on 29 July 1979.
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Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Post by Dennis Maccoy » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:00 pm

Completed in 1979 by Smith's Docks on the Tees for Ellerman Wilson but not accepted, the RoRo Cavallo laid-up at Greenock on 29 July 1979.
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Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Post by Deepol » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:55 am

Two sugar boats in the Watt Dock in 1979.
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Metohija , Yugoslavian in 1979. She was built at the Brodogradiliste 3 Maj yard in 1963 and went to Alang for scrap in 1986 or thereabouts
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THEOHARIS, also in 1979.She was built at Seville in 1971 as TIVANO. In 1980 she became ADONIS T then CHALLENGER I and as SONG RIM was scrapped at Alang in May 1997.
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Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Post by Deepol » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:18 am

ASIAFREIGHTER was one of the 4 gas turbine powered container ships built in Germany 1971/1972. Her sisters were ASIALINER, EUROLINER and EUROFREIGHTER.
They were managed by Denholm's in Glasgow and were regular visitors to Greenock Container Terminal where I took this in April 1973.
Their machinery gave a fast turn of speed-in excess of 30 knots when on full power. In later years after being sold on I think they were re-engined to diesel.
All are now scrapped but were pioneers in the early container days.
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She also featured in the Denholm Cadet Brochure
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Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Post by Deepol » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:23 am

Two more from Finnart.
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Flying Childers with Olympic Action courtesy Ronald Holmes.
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British Prospector alongside in November 1974.
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Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Post by Dennis Maccoy » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:31 pm

Fisheries Patrol Vessel Jura, from Hall Russell at Aberdeen in 1973 and the progenitor of the RN's Island Class OPVs, in James Watt Dock on 5 August 1980.
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Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Post by Dennis Maccoy » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:39 pm

Hapag Lloyd's converted container ship Erlangen Express, from Howaldtswerke-DW at Ross in 1970, heading upriver on 19 October 1980.
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Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Post by Dennis Maccoy » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:27 pm

Fisheries Cruiser Vigilant, from Denny in 1936, in James Watt Dock on 19 October 1980.
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Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Post by Dennis Maccoy » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:38 pm

Columba approaching Gourock on a blustery 31 December 1980.
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