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Old 14th March 2008, 21:40
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Wink Clan Macgillivray

On sea trials Greenock Dock built 1962-CLAN MACBOYD -81 -BU Shanghay 84.
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Old 15th March 2008, 10:45
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Nice ship, I was 3/E on her, the generators were high speed Rolls Royce!!!!

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Old 15th March 2008, 20:15
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I might have been on the wheel when this photo was taken.
Cadets from pre sea classes at the watt memorial college , Greenock were
always used as helmsmen during builders trials ( in this case Scott's - if my
memory is correct).
Myself and Alan Newman were chosen for the Clan MacGillivray.
We were onboard for two days , slept on top of the signal flags , and got
5 pounds for the job. Think I was on the wheel when she did the measured
mile off Skelmorlie. Happy days . Will be seeing Alan next month at our
reunion and will remind him.
Thanks for the memory.
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Old 15th March 2008, 21:09
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No, Greenock Dockyard were her builders
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Old 16th March 2008, 09:57
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Thanks Paul , well , it was a long time ago !!.
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Old 16th March 2008, 21:23
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The best

My favourite - happy memories, Clan Lines best??? Only drawback was the damn generators - they might be able to build cars but they can't build a diesel sea going engine. See link for a photo in Manchester Ship canal which I posted a while ago.

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Biggest regret of my whole merchant navy career I didn't take enough photos, now I am nearly retired from another job I only wish I had a better record of the ports, ships etc.
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Old 16th March 2008, 22:46
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Was it Clan Macgillivray that had a plastic cover to the top rails of the engine room ladders? I seem to remember reading about one of the new Clan Line ships of that era in the Motor Ship. These plastic covers were not liked by the engineers as they could not slide down in the traditional manner and when the plastic became chipped they became a hazard
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Old 16th March 2008, 23:05
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I watched the 1966 World Cup final on board her in Hull Docks
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Old 17th March 2008, 13:16
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Was it Clan Macgillivray that had a plastic cover to the top rails of the engine room ladders? I seem to remember reading about one of the new Clan Line ships of that era in the Motor Ship. These plastic covers were not liked by the engineers as they could not slide down in the traditional manner and when the plastic became chipped they became a hazard

Yes it was. The problem was not only chipping of the plastic but there would be a build up of static electricity and you would get a shock when you next touch something after the hand rails.

DC switchboard in an air conditioned control room!!! Must be a one and only.

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Old 13th September 2008, 14:58
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Clan McGillevary

Anyone here remember an incident on this boat that happened in Immingham in '67 I think it was. I was on Salvesen's "Salvada" and we were tied up alongside the Clan McGillevary. Some of the Salvada's deck crew went aboard the Clan boat looking for booze and a fight started with the officers. Several of the Salvada's crew were arrested with 2 of them ultimately charged with attempted murder. I believe that the officer who was seriously hurt, lost his eyesight as a result of the attack. Anyone remember this?
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Old 17th September 2008, 21:21
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Handsome vessel, remember seeing her in Avonmouth in 77 -78?
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Old 20th September 2008, 11:45
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KING EDWARD / CLAN MACGILLIVRAY (2)
O.N. 304140. 8,811g. 4,813n. 471' 0" x 63' 4" x 37' 7".
6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (760 x 1,550mm) Sulzer type, oil engine made by Barclay, Curle & Company Ltd., Glasgow. 8,500 BHP.
1962: Keel laid as KING EDWARD by the Greenock Dockyard Company Ltd., Greenock (Yard No. 500), for King Line Ltd., (Cayzer, Irvine & Company Ltd., managers). 22.5.1962: Launched as CLAN MACGILLIVRAY for King Line Ltd., London. 9.1962: Completed. 11.1962: Transferred to The Clan Line Steamers Ltd., (Cayzer, Irvine & Company Ltd., managers). 1969: Transferred to King Line Ltd., (same managers). 1977: Transferred to The Clan Line Steamers Ltd., (same managers). 1980: Cayzer, Irvine Shipping Ltd., appointed as managers. 1981: Sold to Gateway Shipping Ltd., Hong Kong, and renamed CLAN MACBOYD. 17.9.1984: Sailed from Singapore, and prior to 1.10.1984: Arrived at Shanghai for demolition.

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KING EDWARD / CLAN MACGILLIVRAY (2)
O.N. 304140. 8,811g. 4,813n. 471' 0" x 63' 4" x 37' 7".
6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (760 x 1,550mm) Sulzer type, oil engine made by Barclay, Curle & Company Ltd., Glasgow. 8,500 BHP.
1962: Keel laid as KING EDWARD by the Greenock Dockyard Company Ltd., Greenock (Yard No. 500), for King Line Ltd., (Cayzer, Irvine & Company Ltd., managers). 22.5.1962: Launched as CLAN MACGILLIVRAY for King Line Ltd., London. 9.1962: Completed. 11.1962: Transferred to The Clan Line Steamers Ltd., (Cayzer, Irvine & Company Ltd., managers). 1969: Transferred to King Line Ltd., (same managers). 1977: Transferred to The Clan Line Steamers Ltd., (same managers). 1980: Cayzer, Irvine Shipping Ltd., appointed as managers. 1981: Sold to Gateway Shipping Ltd., Hong Kong, and renamed CLAN MACBOYD. 17.9.1984: Sailed from Singapore, and prior to 1.10.1984: Arrived at Shanghai for demolition.
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Old 1st October 2008, 22:07
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I was 2nd Mate on this ship. If I remember rightly, the chart table was placed fore-and -aft, so that every time the ship rolled........everything slid off the chart table! Also, in fog, standing on the bridge wing, listening for fog signals, the gennies were so bloody loud, you couldn't hear anything else. Never mind, despite that, she was a good ship. I and my missus enjoyed her!
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Old 9th January 2009, 18:51
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I watched the 1966 World Cup final on board her in Hull Docks
Chris,
I was on Salvesen's, "Salvada" in 1966 and while tied up in Immingham, near Hull, there was a serious incident aboard the Clan Mc Gillivery. Our crowd from the Salvada went aboard the Clan boat to try to get some booze. A fight with the Clan boat officers erupted with some of them seriously hurt. It ended with the deck crew of the Salvada, or most of them, being arrested and 2 of them charged with attempted murder. Were you, by any chance, on the Clan boat at that time.
BTW, although I was deck crew, I had no part in the assault. 6 of the deck crew were replaced with Hull boys when we sailed, as the rest were jailed.
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Old 9th January 2009, 23:07
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Chris,
I was on Salvesen's, "Salvada" in 1966 and while tied up in Immingham, near Hull, there was a serious incident aboard the Clan Mc Gillivery. Our crowd from the Salvada went aboard the Clan boat to try to get some booze. A fight with the Clan boat officers erupted with some of them seriously hurt. It ended with the deck crew of the Salvada, or most of them, being arrested and 2 of them charged with attempted murder. Were you, by any chance, on the Clan boat at that time.
BTW, although I was deck crew, I had no part in the assault. 6 of the deck crew were replaced with Hull boys when we sailed, as the rest were jailed.
Duke Drennan (Glasgow pool)
I am glad to say that I was not on board at the time. As far as I can recall I left the ship in Hull so it could have happened after that time.
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Old 26th January 2009, 08:24
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I was an engineer cadet in Clan Macgillivray in 1973. Sailed in her again for most of 1977, as junior engineer and laterly 4th engineer, when she was banned from UK ports for previously carrying blue asbestos (running between the Medi & SA). To this day, that 8 month trip was/is the best time I have ever spent at sea - despite the Rolls Royce generators!!
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Old 26th January 2009, 21:03
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Oh no Steve they were awful and hellish noisy. I would agree it was a great ship, probably my favourite.
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