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Friday, 26 June 2009

Elbe A511






German auxillary ship.

Click HERE for more information.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Dumbarton Rock



For more detailed photographs and the history of Dumbarton Rock click HERE

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

SD Mars




SD Mars was built in Holland by Damen Shipyards at their Gorinchem yard. SD Mars will replace SD Spaniel.



Firth of Clyde

One of the Rothesay ferrys on her way to the Island,taken from Skelmorlie.

Western Ferries


Sound of Shuna in James Watt Dock







The Western ferries sail between Between Hunter's Quay Dunoon and
McInroy's Point Gourock.

St Just









St Just is a familiar site on the Clyde during the summer months.

She made headline news in 1986 when she was engaged in a drug run to Nigeria-West Africa, from Oban, during which 1 ton of cannabis was brought back. The voyage lasted approx 9 months and came to an abrupt end.

Puiladobhrain (pulldorran) anchorage, Isle of Seil. The Customs cutter Seeker had been following the St Just from Land’s End and, ironically they boarded just as the crew were toasting the apparent success of their trip.

At the time it was the biggest drugs haul the UK had ever seen and was front page news, although by today’s standards the quantity is relatively insignificant.

The St Just was impounded by HM Customs and Excise and taken to the Railway Pier at Oban, then moved to the Great Harbour, Greenock where she was disposed of by auction on completion on the trial.




Monday, 22 June 2009

MV Bute











MV Bute the Wemyss Bay to Rothesay ferry,photographs of her entering drydock can be found HERE

The crew of the MV Bute have started their own website which you can find HERE