“Queen of Scots” rail, steamer and coach tour…..May 1977
5 page itinerary with photo cover sheet for a charter tour by the Wirral Railway Circle.
the tour includes a cruise on the T.S. Queen Mary during her final year of service
American Connection to the sinking of HMS Dasher
by John & Noreen Steele
published by the authors, 2010.
continuing from the authors’ earlier books on the suppressed story of the loss by explosion of the converted aircraft carrier “HMS Dasher” in the Firth of Clyde in March 1943, with the loss of 376 lives.
Beardmore, the history of a Scottish industrial giant
Hume & Moss
Bell’s Comet, how a paddle steamer changed the course of history
by P.J.G. Ransom
Amberley Publishing, 2012.
an excellent modern study of Henry Bell and his steamship ‘Comet’, and their influence on the early development of steam at sea
Bye-laws and Schedule of Rates made under the Pilotage Act, 1913
and the Clyde Pilotage Order, 1920 by the Clyde Pilotage Authority .
confirmed by the Board of Trade on 18th December, 1928. in force as from 1st January,1929
Glasgow, printed by Robert Anderson, ca.1929.
Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd., an illustrated history
MacArthur, Iain C.
Glasgow, Clyde River Steamer Club, 1971.
includes the original prospectus sheet for the book.
an elusive history of one of the foremost Firth of Clyde shipping companies.
Canvassing the Clyde, Stanley Spencer and the shipyards
by Patrizio & Little
Glasgow Museums, 1994.
written to accompany a 1994 exhibition, a fine colour illustrated study of the war-time work of the artist Stanley Spencer, depicting the workers of the Clyde shipyards.
Clyde Navigation Trust. three large ledger volumes
1. “Renfrew Workshops Inventory of Machines”.
listing number of machine, maker’s name, description, date of order, date of completion, and cost. sample entry: 69 / Royce Ltd. / 7 ton electric overhead travelling crane. three motors, one for hoisting, one for longitudinal travelling, and one for cross traversing. span between centres of rails, 78 feet, lift, 23 feet / 26 July 1906 / 4 September 1908 / £844.10. entries on 109 pages and covering from the early 1900’s through to the 1920’s. Also, inventories of plant in the various workshops, smithies, stores, etc. large folio [51x40cm]. quarter leather bound. good condition with light binding wear.
2. “Renfrew Workshops – Cost of Jobs – Floating Plant”. covering the period May 1922 to January 1948.
with manuscript entries of costs for wages and materials under the following printed headings: date / vessel / [wages] – carpenters and boat builders / riggers and red leaders / joiners and painters / blacksmiths and hammermen / engine turners, machinemen and fitters / boilermakers, platers and riveters. [materials] – timber / iron and steel / nails, etc. / brass / paints and oils / packing and jointing / copper, lead piping, etc. / sundries. with a final column of total costs. 198 completed pages. large folio [44×30]. half leather bound. good condition with light rubbing to the leather.
3. “Clyde Navigation – Materials Ordered and Charged Direct, no.1”. covering the period from ca.1910 through to the 1940’s.
241 pages + thumb index, containing detailed manuscript accounts for the maintenance costs for the various vessels, dockside equipment, workshops, etc. owned by the Clyde Navigation Trust. including foot and vehicle ferries, dredgers, cranes, diving bells, etc., etc. [37x26cm]. half leather bound. wear and rubbing to the binding, but sound. internally clean.