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Biggest for Drydock

Post by Deepol » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:27 pm

I think this was the largest ship to use the Firth of Clyde Drydock, NORDIC CHIEFTAIN a 150000dwt OBO built at Sunderland which drydocked pre-trials in November 1974. Her sister NORDIC CRUSADER was laid up for a while in Greenock in 1975.
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Re: Biggest for Drydock

Post by Deepol » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:03 pm

In contrast, the Drydock's first visitor albeit unscheduled- Devonia following an argument with another ship if I remember correctly.
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Re: Biggest for Drydock

Post by John Cassels » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:02 am

Morning Paul,
Again you mentioned more of the ships I sailed on . Was on them both ; Nordic Chieftain and Nordic Crusader.
Another set of nightmares - won't bore you with any details ! , better forgotten.

At least I was able to see your face behind your postings.

Brgds

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Re: Biggest for Drydock

Post by peter sommerville » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:26 am

Another well known two - QE2 and British Argosy - sorry about poor quality
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Re: Biggest for Drydock

Post by mcmahos » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:59 am

Peter

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Re: Biggest for Drydock

Post by Deepol » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:09 am

John Cassels wrote:Morning Paul,
Again you mentioned more of the ships I sailed on . Was on them both ; Nordic Chieftain and Nordic Crusader.
Another set of nightmares - won't bore you with any details ! , better forgotten.

At least I was able to see your face behind your postings.

Brgds

You've been quite unlucky! Crusader laid up for a while on the Clyde. She and Muirfield shared the Great Harbour. Muirfield was in for the drydock.
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Re: Biggest for Drydock

Post by peter sommerville » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:48 am

Thank you Stuart that is a big improved - I think you may have done that for me before on Clydesite - all the best Peter

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Re: Biggest for Drydock

Post by Deepol » Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:42 pm

The drydock celebrates 50 years this year and this is the first artist's impression of the new facility.
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Re: Biggest for Drydock

Post by Dennis Maccoy » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:05 pm

Another picture of British Argosy, completed at Wallsend in 1966, alongside at Inchgreen whilst QE2 was in dock, on 24 November 1968.
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