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Postby retired tiger » Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:49 pm

peter wrote:Now your talking nice pics. Did you go up the rigging?



I cerainly did :D Out to the end of the bowsprit to do lookout duties, and right up to the top yard arm to set sail. The lads who did this for a living must have been tough nuts. I even got the chance to be the gunners mate :P When the ship leaves port one of the guns is fired, (a bag of gunpowder with some newspaper stuffed on top.) We fired off when leaving Greenock, pity we couldn't have used a cannon ball, ::): . Anyway the gun has to be washed out in case any powder is still smouldering before the next shot is fired. So as well as being a sailor, I did gunners mate, lookout, ships engineer, (the outboard had crap in the carb), galley boy (washing the dishes), and helmsman. All in 3 days! We slept in hammocks and had the best of times :D
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Postby retired tiger » Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:59 pm

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If you can name all these ropes your a sailor :D
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Postby peter » Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:55 am

Not one built in Govan but certainly for a crew of little guys.
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new destroyer at yarrows

Postby peter » Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:59 pm

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under wraps at scotstoun
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shipbuilders statues

Postby peter » Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:01 pm

Clydebuilt museum
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Postby retired tiger » Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:04 pm

that destroyer doesn't look as if it'll get out the door :?
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Queen Mary

Postby peter » Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:35 pm

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How about this for an oldie. Anyone guess where
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Postby ghiribizzo » Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:49 pm

Photo from Renfrew Ferry Green across to Yoker Power Station!
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Postby Sharon » Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:52 pm

Cracking picture ptere - could have done with seeing that a few months ago!! :)
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Yoker 1975

Postby peter » Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:23 pm

cargo vessel passing Yoker
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Postby Sharon » Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:17 am

Proportionally, the Queen Mary looks not unlike Yoker Power station.......
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Govan- Kelvinhaugh ferry .

Postby peter » Sat Jan 28, 2006 6:29 pm

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A blast from the past.
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Postby retired tiger » Sat Jan 28, 2006 9:25 pm

I take it this is the one returned to service at Kelvinhaugh while the subway was being modernised. Looks affy smart :D
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Postby The_Clincher » Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:30 pm

Nice pics, Tiger....almost as beautiful as the Elizabeth Dane :twisted:
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Postby retired tiger » Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:32 pm

Maybe I should put some photoshop fog on them, 8O
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