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Sunday 26 February 2023

BAE Frigate Factory

Planning permission has been granted for a huge new shipbuilding hall at the BAE Systems site in Govan, 


 MV Clansman at KGV Glasgow.

Wednesday 15 February 2023

Monday 13 February 2023

HMS Cockatrice (J229)

 The ship was ordered on 15 November 1940 at the Fleming and Ferguson at Paisley, Scotland. She was laid down on 21 July 1941 and launched on 22 May 1944. The ship was commissioned on 16 October 1942.

On 6 June 1944, the ship supported the invasion force during D-Day by providing smoke screens and setting up fuel lines.[

In February 1948, she returned to the UK and decommissioned on arrival. She was sold for scrap in 1963.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia.

Friday 10 February 2023

DEPV Talisman

 DEPV Talisman was the world's first diesel-electric paddle vessel. Built in 1935, she was a passenger ferry on the Clyde, seeing wartime service as HMS Aristocrat. From 1953, she served for 14 years on the Millport station.

Tuesday 7 February 2023

MV Belnahua

The Argyll & Bute Council-operated vehicle ferry crosses  from the Isle of Seil to the Isle of Luing  taking  just five minutes for a distance of 285 metres.