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Saturday, 30 October 2010

Friday, 29 October 2010

MV Jupiter

Jupiter heading for Gourock,in the background are NATO warships preparing to leave the Clyde for Joint Warrior 2010.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Old Kilpatrick /Erskine
Port Glasgow

During World War II, a line of mine watcher posts were built along the banks of the Clyde from Greenock to Glasgow. Most of them have been demolished or fallen into the river due to bank erosion especially in the upper reaches of the Clyde, but a few still remain although in a poor condition and normally vandalised.

The posts mainly have the same design, being built in rough brick with a concrete roof and a 12 inch slit on the front facing the river, presumably they were manned by the homegaurd.

HMS Ark Royal R07

More pictures HERE and HERE


Looking across the firth from Gourock.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Ronja Viking

Ronja Viking is a live fish carrier,she suffered engine trouble in the Firth and was towed to James Watt Dock for repairs.

The ship is owned by Solvtrans ,click HERE for their web.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Monday, 18 October 2010

Sunday, 17 October 2010

HNLMS Zierikzee (M862)

A joint venture of the Navies of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, the Tripartite class of minehunters were conceived in the 1970s and built in the 1980s. France built the mine-hunting equipment, Belgium provided the electronics, and the Netherlands constructed the propulsion train. France and the Netherlands originally bought 15, with Belgium buying 10. All three countries' Tripartite ships contribute to NATO as part of MCMFORNORTH, or Mine Counter Measures Force.


Heading For Glasgow on a glorious autumn day to load up with scrap metal.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

HMS Duncan D37

HMS Duncan launched from the Govan shipyard on the 11 October 2010.
The 7,500-tonne destroyer may be the last ship to be launched from the yard.

Named after Admiral Duncan, who defeated the Dutch fleet at the Battle of Camperdown in 1797, HMS Duncan is the sixth and final Type 45 destroyer to be built at Govan for the Royal Navy.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

HDMS Absalon (L16)

Danish command and support ship,for photographs of her arriving in Glasgow click HERE.

Saturday, 9 October 2010