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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Morning Star of Revelation


Morning Star of Revelation is a 62ft gaff ketch yacht.

She was purpose built for sail training and can sail in almost any conditions, anywhere, at anytime.


Morning Star sails regularly in Tall Ships' Races, and in 2003 won first place in the new Small Ships' Race. She regularly sails to France, Holland and the Channel Islands and has been as far afield as Spain, Russia and America.



Friday, 25 November 2011

SS Sir Walter Scott










SS Sir Walter Scott is a small steamship that has provided pleasure cruises and a ferry service on Loch Katrine in the scenic Trossachs of Scotland for more than a century, and is the only surviving screw steamer in regular passenger service in Scotland. She is named after the writer Walter Scott, who set his 1810 poem Lady of the Lake, and his novel Rob Roy of 1818 around Loch Katrine.

In 1859 Loch Katrine became Glasgow's main water supply, connected by aqueducts and tunnels to the city more than 30 miles (48 km) away through a hilly landscape. The Trossachs became very popular in the Victorian era, and there were early steamship services on the loch. The Loch is surrounded by wooded mountains, and has romantic historical connections including the birthplace of the outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor. Queen Victoria had a holiday house built overlooking the loch.

William Denny and Brothers built Sir Walter Scott as a "knock-down" ship; that is, she was assembled with bolts and nuts at Denny's shipyard at Dumbarton on the River Leven, the pieces numbered and dismantled again, transported in pieces by barge up Loch Lomond and overland by horse-drawn cart to Stronachlachar pier on Loch Katrine and there rebuilt with rivets and launched. Denny's assembled Sir Walter Scott at their yard in 1899 and completed her reassembly and launch on the loch in 1900.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Dunkirk






Making her way past Bowling and on toward the Erskine bridge.

Monday, 21 November 2011

BAE safety boat










The BAE safety boat based at the Scotstoun ship yard is seen here moving yokohama fenders.

Friday, 18 November 2011

HMS Bulwark







HMS Bulwark at the Tail of the Bank.

HMS Bulwark, the second of a new class of assault ship, was launched at the BAE Systems shipyard at Barrow-in-Furness on 15 November 2001. The seventh ship to carry the name, she was named by Lady Walker, the wife of General Sir Michael Walker.

Formally commissioned into the Royal Navy on 28 April 2005, HMS Bulwark is currently the Fleet Amphibious Flagship and High Readiness Assault Ship, ready for worldwide tasking.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Svitzer Milford

Svitzer Milford on her way to Sheildhall,in the foreground is a Strathclyde police launch.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Sound of Scarba




The Western ferry making her way across the Firth.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Gerarda





Passing Greenock on a misty winter evening.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Kingston















Tug Kingston at Victoria Harbour Greenock.
Built 1962 James Pollock and Sons, Faversham.


She towed two barges to the harbour,Nab and the Needles.