Gleniffer

storthships
15th June 2011, 15:57
My golf club has a ships bell on its course. It is inscribed GLENIFFER
My research so far suggests it is from the 1866 iron ship built by Barclay Curle of Stobcross, rebuilt as a barque and sold to Nicholson & Mcgill in the 1890`s

Does anyone know of its fate. Was is wrecked or Broken up and where. One suggestion put forward was that it was registered in Barrow.I cannot obtain a Nicholson & McGill fleet list.
The GLENIFFER wrecked in CANADA and destroyed in 1902 on the St. Claire River is not the same vessel. That one was built in Ontario and is a different tonnage.
An elderly member of the Golf Club thinks it may have come from a ship broken at T.Wards yard at Morecambe.
Any information will be gratefully received.

Tony Dyer

R58484956
15th June 2011, 17:01
Gleniffer 800 tons, rerigged in 1881 as a barque.

teb
15th June 2011, 17:11
There was also a "Gleniffer" in the GL/BF fleet 1915/1947- I do remenber the name when I was with BF.

BillH
15th June 2011, 17:37
There was also a "Gleniffer" in the GL/BF fleet 1915/1947- I do remenber the name when I was with BF.

The name GLENIFFER has been used four times within the McGregor, Gow / Glen Line fleet. All were steamships.

1/ 1878 - 1882 sold for further trading
2/ 1915 - 1947 sold for demolition at Barrow in Furness
3/ 1951 - 1952 sold for demolition at Faslane
4/ 1954 - 1958 sold for further trading.

With you mentioning Barrow could it potentially have been from vessel No.2 which ended her days there?


Bill

Hugh Ferguson
15th June 2011, 18:10
I'm sure this is the ship in question. She was still on the go in my time and I can remember seeing her at anchor off Singapore in 1946.

storthships
17th June 2011, 21:16
Thank you to all who replied.
I am particularly grateful to Bill H who it would seem has helped solved my query.
I contacted a very long standing member of the golf club who looked into club records which state that the Ships bell GLENIFFER was presented to the club by a Mr. Davy in 1948 which was obtained from a shipbreaker in Barrow -in Furness.
The date ties in nicely with GLENIFFER (2) year of scrapping.

Tony Dyer

BillH
17th June 2011, 21:38
Thank you to all who replied.
I am particularly grateful to Bill H who it would seem has helped solved my query.
I contacted a very long standing member of the golf club who looked into club records which state that the Ships bell GLENIFFER was presented to the club by a Mr. Davy in 1948 which was obtained from a shipbreaker in Barrow -in Furness.
The date ties in nicely with GLENIFFER (2) year of scrapping.

Tony Dyer

GLENIFFER (2) (1915 - 1947)

O.N. 137052. 9,429g. 6,021n. 500.1 x 62.3 x 34.6 feet.
Two, T. 3-cyl. (24", 40" & 68" x 48") engines manufactured by the Wallsend Slipway Company Ltd., Newcastle, driving twin screw shafts. 988 nhp.

7.1.1915: Launched by R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie and Company Ltd., Newcastle (Yard No. 466), for Glen Line(McGregor, Gow and Company) Ltd.
6.1915: Completed.
1916: Owners restyled as Glen Line Ltd.
1935: Company acquired to become a wholly owned subsidiary of A. Holt and Company, Liverpool.
1947: Sold to the British Iron and Steel Corporation (Salvage) Ltd., and allocated to Thos. W. Ward Ltd., Sheffield for demolition at Barrow in Furness.
25.9.1947: Arrived at Barrow.