Clyde, Fairfield's Fitting Out Basin 01--This shows Fairfield’s Fitting Out Basin in 1930. The liner R.M.S. Empress of Japan is being completed for the Canadian Pacific Line and this fine ship would go on to set a new record for the fastest crossing of the Pacific Ocean between Vancouver and Yokohama, a record that would stand throughout the 1930’s.
The America’s Cup is the most prestigious regatta and match race in the sailing world. One of the most famous and determined challengers was Scottish tea baron Sir Thomas Lipton who mounted five challenges for the cup with yachts named Shamrock. In 1901 William Denny & Brothers built Shamrock II to a design by G.L. Watson, who used the Denny Tank to apply the latest techniques in shipbuilding technology to the design of racing yachts. She was built with great secrecy in a covered shed wh....
Every five years yachts built at the William Fife yard at Fairlie on the Clyde return to race and celebrate the design genius of their creator. Here’s our guide… What a week of extremes! The Fife Regatta in Scotland, the fourth of this quinquennial event, packed in enough wind, weather and excitement to challenge the
For generations Glasgow and the River Clyde was once dominated by the huge ships built by armies of hard-working men. Now this book Giants of the Clyde, recounts some of the great vessels that were constructed on the yards along the riverside. The Waverley, QE2, Cutty Sark, Lusitania, HMS Hood and the Delta Queen as just some of the ships to been Clydebuilt. If you are Glasgow born and bred and a baby boomer you will remember the great ship yards such as John Brown's and many more. Clydebuil
Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship. Built on the Clyde in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line, she was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, coming at the end of a long period of design development which halted as sailing ships gave way to steam propulsion. Cutty Sark was preserved as a museum ship, and has since become a popular tourist attraction, and part of the National Historic Fleet. She is located near the centre of Greenwich, in south-east London.: