Clyde favourite departing Gourock Pier for her overnight berth at Graigendoran,the small ferry,Pole Star, passing astern was operated by Ritchie Bros on the Gourock to Kilgreggan run, it could be quite hazardous boarding her,wet feet often being the order of the day.
IMO number: 9125188
Type of ship: Fish carrier
Gross tonnage: 296 tons
DWT: 320 tons
Builder: Sletta Baatbyggeri, Mjosund, Norway.
Port of registration: Bergen
Former names: FROYVIKING until 2008 May, CAROLINE until 2006 Sep, NORDKORAL
A recent arrival on the west coas
An image of this ship appears also in the Maritime Art section here.
This is a postcard. I don't know if it was ever sent. I suspect not, because it was addressed to my aunt who died in August 1929, one month before her twentyfirst birthday. There is no stamp on it - it looks as if it has been torn
This photograph was taken in the summer of 1976, I think. The time was late afternoon. It was my pride and joy in my Glasgow office until the office was set on fire by vandals in 1978 or so. I managed to rescue the smoke-stained print, and I have tried to restore it. I may still have the negative
The paddle-steamer Caledonia was built in 1934 by Wm Denny & Bros. Ltd Dumbarton for the Caledonian Steam Packet Co Ltd.
Length:223 ft Breadth: 30 ft Draught 10 ft 623 Gross Tons.
Operated on the river Clyde carrying up to 1730 passengers until disposed of in 1970. Renamed Old Caledonia and acqui