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by yorkieman
Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Shipbuilders
Topic: The Shipbuilding Database
Replies: 9
Views: 8277

Re: The Shipbuilding Database

You are too modest, Alba .... folk like me could not have edited without the basic details coming from very dedicated folk like you!
Enough self-congratulation, back to the task ..... !
by yorkieman
Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Shipbuilders
Topic: The Shipbuilding Database
Replies: 9
Views: 8277

The Shipbuilding Database

The new database has been created from the records of supporting members. Basic details are present for all known Clyde-built vessels, around 25,000 in total. 11,200 of these have now been expanded to provide full vessel histories and often with accompanying photos. The team of enthusiastic editors ...
by yorkieman
Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: The CMRT website
Topic: New CMRT website and database
Replies: 8
Views: 21661

New CMRT website and database

The Clyde Maritime Research Trust is pleased to announce the establishment of its website at www.clydeships.co.uk/ The Trust has been formed in order to provide a permanent home for the research and recording of all aspects of maritime history in and around the Clyde. Fuller details can be found on ...
by yorkieman
Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Wm Simons yard no 233
Replies: 3
Views: 3436

Re: Wm Simons yard no 233

We have been able to add only engine details, engine by Simons
2 x compound 2 cyl (14 & 27 x 42ins), 60 nhp, 2 screws.
by yorkieman
Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: TUG GOLDEN CROSS
Replies: 22
Views: 10267

Re: TUG GOLDEN CROSS

End of a long saga and a colourful and controversial life for this Tees tug, ending her days not so far from her birthplace.
by yorkieman
Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: U.R.S.
Topic: ROLF GERLING
Replies: 6
Views: 3435

Re: ROLF GERLING

A rare sighting of her as TOPMAST No.10 in the River Ouse at Goole on 10/09/1950, photo by Charlie Hill
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TOPMAST No.10 - C.A.Hill 10-09-1950
by yorkieman
Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Shipyard rationalisation
Replies: 6
Views: 2704

Re: Shipyard rationalisation

Hang on a minute Alasdair, you'll be building your own presumably to protect Scottish waters? ;)
by yorkieman
Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: HMS (to be) QUEEN ELIZABETH
Replies: 21
Views: 4623

Re: HMS (to be) QUEEN ELIZABETH

Thanks Alasdair - I've been thinking of replacing my Canon 350D with an updated version with a maximum 12,600 ISO - I think you've just convinced me - now all I need to do is convince Mrs M . Now then Dennis, just who is the Head of the Household, who 'wears the trousers', who makes the big decisio...
by yorkieman
Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Medway Queen.
Replies: 12
Views: 7084

Re: Medway Queen.

Super photos by Philip, a unique occasion and an unusual sight for 2013!

Just curious (as a non mariner), if those paddles are free-wheeling might they get quite a spin on when out in the open sea even in a modest swell?
by yorkieman
Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 89057

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

And the counter argument to Alasdair's point is that if she did not take these parties to Rothesay, presumably the money would still be spent somewhere around the Clyde, so the spend is being moved around, not an extra amount created and one local authority's gain is another's loss. So if all local ...
by yorkieman
Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 89057

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Now looking for supporting funding from Glasgow and other local councils

http://www.buteman.co.uk/what-s-on/leis ... -1-3161407
by yorkieman
Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: VANGUARD CLASS SUB
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

Re: VANGUARD CLASS SUB

Very nice of them to turn out and salute you, Paul, hope you raised your cap in return :)
by yorkieman
Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 89057

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Very fine seasonal views Paul, well caught especially the nicely framed centre one.
by yorkieman
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: New Shipbuilding Database
Replies: 9
Views: 2946

New Shipbuilding Database

Just to update this thread, the Clyde Maritime Heritage Trust formally came into being on 1 September 2013 with the founding trustees as Bruce Allan, Ian Buxton, David Asprey and myself George Robinson. We are currently establishing management structures and intend to invite others from the communit...
by yorkieman
Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 89057

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

0725 East of Drogheda now, approaching Isle of Man.
by yorkieman
Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: BOARD OF TRADE
Topic: Ship Identification Query
Replies: 7
Views: 4868

Re: Ship Identification Query

Thanks again, had not seen any of these additional ones. Such a shame to see them in that run-down condition - the Hebridean bosuns that once looked after her would have been very saddened to see these. She looks abandoned and ready for the scrapman in those photos from this summer .... more graffi...
by yorkieman
Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: BOARD OF TRADE
Topic: Ship Identification Query
Replies: 7
Views: 4868

Re: Ship Identification Query

... and at Heraklion on 12/9/2008, photo by Nektarios Papadakis NISSIROS1966120908.jpg and at Karpathos 09/2007, photo by Koos Goudriaan NISSIROS1966KG1.jpg NISSIROS1966KG2.jpg and closer to home, inward for Goole by Charlie Hill and showing Robertson's trademark white flash below the bridge. SAPPHI...
by yorkieman
Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: BOARD OF TRADE
Topic: Ship Identification Query
Replies: 7
Views: 4868

Re: Ship Identification Query

Ahoy Troonite. The 'name' on her bow seems to be a jumble of previous names part erased. I am 99% sure she is this one, not Clyde-built but one time well known on the Clyde with Belfast SS then William Sloan 1938, 511grt by 'De Noord', Alblasserdam as CLYDE COAST for Coast Lines 1956 Belfast SS as U...
by yorkieman
Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: New Postage Stamps
Replies: 11
Views: 4785

Re: New Postage Stamps

It's a rare issue stamp, Bruce. :oops:
by yorkieman
Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: New Western Ferries on their way
Replies: 8
Views: 2540

Re: New Western Ferries on their way

Both now in the dock at Greenock.
by yorkieman
Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: CRUISING
Topic: FUNCHAL
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Re: FUNCHAL

Good to see the old lady looking well, and presumably back in service now.
by yorkieman
Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: New Western Ferries on their way
Replies: 8
Views: 2540

New Western Ferries on their way

SOUND OF SOAY / SEIL reported to have sailed from the Mersey today for the Clyde.
(info via SeaTheShips site)
by yorkieman
Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: New Postage Stamps
Replies: 11
Views: 4785

Re: New Postage Stamps

Hey, worthy of a 1st Class Large maximum
(coulna' get Angus's heid on it)
BritishTrader-Clydebank.jpg
by yorkieman
Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: New Postage Stamps
Replies: 11
Views: 4785

Re: New Postage Stamps

I did intend to defend the reputation of BP, but then I remembered
'philately gets you nowhere'
:D
by yorkieman
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: New Postage Stamps
Replies: 11
Views: 4785

Re: New Postage Stamps

Could be a special BP issue to put on all those letters that go astray and turn up 6 months later .... :lol:
by yorkieman
Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: New Postage Stamps
Replies: 11
Views: 4785

New Postage Stamps

The Clyde yards are well represented in the new set of postage stamps celebrating the merchant navy. The set comprises ATLAS 1813 Thomas Steemson, Hull BRITANNIA 1840 Robert Duncan, Greenock CUTTY SARK 1869 Scott & Linton, Dumbarton CLAN MATHESON 1919 Wm. Hamilton, Port Glasgow QUEEN ELIZABETH 1940 ...
by yorkieman
Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Marshall Meek
Replies: 6
Views: 3305

Marshall Meek

Reproduced from the 'Sea the Ships' site where posted by Mark. Thought of interest. Marshall Meek, born April 22 1925, died August 7 2013 To be fair, I have no idea why The Telegraph launched into print on Monday 30th October 2013 with an obituary for a man who died in August, but notwithstanding th...
by yorkieman
Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: FEROX
Replies: 0
Views: 686

FEROX

FEROX, owned in Harlingen, Vanuatu flag
1974, 224gt, Enrique Lorenzo, Vigo (381) as GRAN CANARIA to 2011.
In Alexandra Dock, Hull on 28/09/2013 for towage of RIX HARRIER
FEROX280913A.jpg
FEROX280913B.jpg
FEROX280913C.jpg
by yorkieman
Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Colin Silvester ex ABP Ayr
Replies: 0
Views: 752

Colin Silvester ex ABP Ayr

Sad to learn of the passing of Colin Silvester one-time Port Engineer and Port Manager at Ayr.
His wife Elizabeth was an Ayr girl and survives him along with two sons.
by yorkieman
Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.
Replies: 286
Views: 115900

Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

riverman wrote:Aye, that will be a surprise for you Angus, bet you didn't approach the Isle of Grain at that speed in a BP!! :lol:
Speed? BP?
Sorry don't understand Paul :lol:
by yorkieman
Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Doug Morrison, ex ABP Ayr
Replies: 2
Views: 1225

Re: Doug Morrison, ex ABP Ayr

Brian, yes he was 34 years at Ayr then had a rapid promotion to the Hull job (in part, replaced me!) and after that no stopping him. Must have seen quite a few managers come and go at Ayr over the years, including the well remembered Tom Kenny!
by yorkieman
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Doug Morrison, ex ABP Ayr
Replies: 2
Views: 1225

Doug Morrison, ex ABP Ayr

Some of you may remember Doug Morrison who worked for ABP Ayr for many years (man and boy) before moving to Hull in 2002 then to Southampton in 2005 where he held senior positions.
News of his impending retirement here
http://www.abports.co.uk/newsarticle/64/
by yorkieman
Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.
Replies: 286
Views: 115900

Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Congrats to everyone for the lengthy and informative coverage of this event.

I am just thinking that some ship's crew might be a wee bit puzzled if they spot her high up there on her barge, just coming over the horizon, a dismasted sailing ship in 2013 must be a rare sight!!
by yorkieman
Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.
Replies: 286
Views: 115900

Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Great coverage from the Troon Times, my favourite is the view of the famous old lady's stern at #20.
by yorkieman
Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: Svitzer Fleet
Topic: SVITZER BRUNEL
Replies: 2
Views: 1041

Re: SVITZER BRUNEL

In drydock at Hull on 29/08/2013
SVITZERBRUNEL290813B.jpg
by yorkieman
Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 89057

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Yes a correct decision, not to be taken lightly though and trust those involved will understand. I think it was just the choice of words at one point in first message that could have been better, as the underlying intention/rationale was brought out better in the follow-up. Hope this does not deter ...
by yorkieman
Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Manchester Ship Canal Company
Topic: MSC ONSET
Replies: 0
Views: 2475

MSC ONSET

MSCONSET.jpg
MSC ONSET
... and later as AFON WEN
(have mislaid her details)
MSCONSETasAFONWEN.jpg
AFON WEN
by yorkieman
Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Manchester Ship Canal Company
Topic: MSC NYMPH
Replies: 0
Views: 2547

MSC NYMPH

MSCNYMPH.jpg
1942, 131grt
Henry Robb, Leith (320)
sold as SQL1 to Shipbreakers (Queenborough) Ltd for use at Stranraer
Broken up at Troon in 1981
by yorkieman
Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Manchester Ship Canal Company
Topic: MSC FIREFLY
Replies: 0
Views: 2792

MSC FIREFLY

MSCFIREFLY1935.jpg
MSCFIREFLY1935B.jpg
1935, 176grt
Henry Robb, Leith (212) for the Manchester Ship Canal Company
Broken up at Manchester in 1965
by yorkieman
Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Manchester Ship Canal Company
Topic: MSC BADGER
Replies: 0
Views: 2295

MSC BADGER

MSCBADGER1939.jpg
1939, 144grt
Henry Robb, Leith (290) for the Manchester Ship Canal Company
Broken up at Troon in 1966
by yorkieman
Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Manchester Ship Canal Company
Topic: MSC ARCHER
Replies: 0
Views: 2416

MSC ARCHER

MSCARCHER1938.jpg
1938, 144grt
Henry Robb, Leith (265) for the Manchester Ship Canal Company
1967 to Northern Slipways, Dublin
Resold in 1970 to Malta Tug & Lighter Company
but thought not to have entered service with them?
by yorkieman
Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Manchester Ship Canal Company
Topic: STANLOW
Replies: 0
Views: 2397

STANLOW

STANLOW1924.jpg
1924, 100grt
W. J. Yarwood, Northwich (338) for the Manchester Ship Canal Company
Broken up in 1965
by yorkieman
Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Manchester Ship Canal Company
Topic: RIXTON
Replies: 0
Views: 2566

RIXTON

RIXTON1905.jpg
RIXTON1905B.jpg
RIXTON1905AMICA1946.jpg
1905, 158grt
J. T. Eltringham, South Shields (251)
for the Manchester Ship Canal Company
Converted to a barge WHITE HEATHER in 1955
by yorkieman
Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Manchester Ship Canal Company
Topic: POMONA
Replies: 0
Views: 2180

POMONA

POMONA1896A.jpg
POMONA1896B.jpg
1896, 99grt
J. T. Eltringham, South Shields (172)
for the Manchester Ship Canal Company
Broken up at Mostyn in 1960
by yorkieman
Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Manchester Ship Canal Company
Topic: MOUNT MANISTY
Replies: 0
Views: 2619

MOUNT MANISTY

MOUNTMANISTY1917.jpg
1917, 154grt
Cran & Somerville, Leith (111) as H.S.30 for the War Office
1921 to Crichton Thompson, laid up for resale
1926 MOUNT MANISTY, the Manchester Ship Canal Company
Broken up at Liverpool in 1961
by yorkieman
Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Manchester Ship Canal Company
Topic: ECCLES
Replies: 0
Views: 2501

ECCLES

ECCLES1905.jpg
1905, 158grt
J. T. Eltringham, South Shields (252)
for the Manchester Ship Canal Company
Broken up at Barrow-in-Furness in 1953
by yorkieman
Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Manchester Ship Canal Company
Topic: EASTHAM
Replies: 0
Views: 2524

EASTHAM

EASTHAM1899A.jpg
EASTHAM1899TORTUGUERO.jpg
1899, 103grt
J. G. Fay, Southampton (392) for the Manchester Ship Canal Company
Sold 1946 to S. A. Portus, Garston
Sold 1952 to J. H. Lamey and renamed EDITH LAMEY
Broken up at Preston in 1958
by yorkieman
Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Manchester Ship Canal Company
Topic: RALPH BROCKLEBANK - DANIEL ADAMSON
Replies: 0
Views: 2460

RALPH BROCKLEBANK - DANIEL ADAMSON

Can't possibly miss this one out! 1903, 115grt Tranmere Bay Development Company, Birkenhead (222) as RALPH BROCKLEBANK RALPHBROCKLEBANK1903.jpg 1936 DANIEL ADAMSON, converted to tug/tender (Directors' inspection vessel) DANIELADAMSON1903.jpg Laid up from 1985 Rescued from the breakers 2004 Now under...
by yorkieman
Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Manchester Ship Canal Company
Topic: DAGMAR
Replies: 0
Views: 2343

DAGMAR

A wonderful old double-ended paddle tug! DAGMAR1863.jpg Details from Piet van Damme / Tugtalk double-ended tug Registered: LR1890-91:21 /LR25-26:17657 (GBR) ON 47614 183 GRT, 95 NRT, (138.0'x21.0'x8.4') iron, paddle, D2cyl by shipbuilder, 95nhp 1863: Built by "John Laird Bros" at Birkenhead (GBR) (Y...

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