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

Columba approaching Gourock on a blustery 31 December 1980.
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Post by Dennis Maccoy » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:04 pm

A slightly brighter view of Jura, in the same location as above, on 30 July 1982.
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Post by Dennis Maccoy » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:34 pm

Glenlight's Glenetive and Polarlight in Victoria Harbour on 22 April 1984.
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Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Post by Dennis Maccoy » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:07 pm

Seaforth Clansman, from Cochrane at Selby in 1977, off the northern tip of Arran on 30 July 1984.
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Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Post by Deepol » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:21 am

CASTLEDORE was built in 1956 by William Gray/s yard at West Hartlepool for Michalinos and Co. of London. This shot of her was taken in the Watt Dock in 1973. She was broken up in 1974 having stayed with Michalinos for all of her life as far as I know.
Berthed alongside is a Greek built SD14, REA coming from the Hellenic Yard at Skaramanga in 1971. She had many owners in her life and went to breakers in 2000 as NORTH STAR II
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Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Post by Deepol » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:15 am

CGM's SOUFFLOT which was a regular Clyde visitor at one time taken off Gourock in June 1978.
Named after Jacques Germain Soufflot the renowned French 18th century architect she was built at Yokohama by Mitsubishi in 1977.
In 1989 she became LONDON BRIDGE on sale and after a few other names as ILLAPEL she was broken up at Alang where she arrived on 28th February 2002.
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Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Post by Deepol » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:48 am

Royal Mail Lines' EDEN built at Harland And Wolff at Belfast in 1956 which I took in 1964 as she departed from the Watt Dock..
As NEPTUNE GARNET she was broken up at Kaohsiung in July 1979.
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Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Post by Deepol » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:07 am

FRANKFURT EXPRESS, one of the Second Generation (G2) series of container ships she was built by HDW at Kiel in 1981.
This was taken at Greenock when she was diverted there because of labour disputes at Southampton.
At 53000dwt she was small fry compared with today's new ships!
She later became MSC ATHINA and was scrapped in 2007.
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