A Walrus class attack submarine of the Royal Netherlands Navy caught off Campbeltown 30 April 2008 by ClydeNavalGazing correspondent John Stewart.


Royal Netherlands Navy's Submarine Support Ship Mercuur (A900) captured off Campbeltown 30 April 2008 by ClydeNavalGazing correspondent John Stewart.

Vasco Da Gamma

Frigate Vasco Da Gamma (F330) of the Portugese Navy heads downstream 02 May 2008.


Mecklenburg-Vorpommern heads downstream passing Nordstern 02 May 2008.


Coaster Nordstern lies at anchor with Caledonian Macbrayne's Argyle passing in the background 02 May 2008. The anchorages at the Tail of the Bank were full of NATO ships!


Greek registered Lamyra unloading at Hunterston 02 May 2008.

HDMS Esbern Snare

HDMS Esbern Snare (L17) of the Royal Danish Navy heads downstream 02 May 2008. She is an Absalon Class Command and Support ship and has been taking part in the NATO exercises.

Ayton Cross

Tug Ayton Cross heading downstream bound for Heysham (?) 01 May 2008.


German Navy "Brandenburg" class frigate Mecklenburg-Vorpommern F218 heading upstream 01 May 2008.

VIC 32

Diesel puffer VIC 32 paid a visit to Largs 01 May 2008. Due to the prevailing WSW, she succeeded in fumigating half of the town!


Regular visitor Mornes arrives at Hunterston 01 May 2008. A busy day!

Pole Star

NLB Polestar heading for Dun Laoghaire (sic) after leaving JWD 01 May 2008.

Tugs & another

Tugs SD Impulse, SD Impetus wait to escort tanker Maersk Rapier into Loch Striven 30 April 2008, with Caledonian Macbrayne's Argyle in the foreground. Unfortunately, the weather set in (hail, rain etc. from the NNE) before Maersk Rapier came upstream - result no photos (W.D. Medway II passed as well- no result). Summer ???!!!


Coaster Roger heading downstream heading for Felixtown(?) 30 April 2008. Bad day for photography.

Loch Shira

Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Shira on her normal overnight berth lying inside Fairlie Marina 29 April 2008. Have we not already bought the site on berthing fees alone? (the new Largs Pier coming real soon now:-)). The trip down was to catch Tistedal heading downstream but the light went!

MV Tistedal

Container vessel Tistedal passes Daring enroute to GOT 29 April 2008. Not a good quality pic, I'm afraid!

Boy Lewis

Boy Lewis at Largs Pier with Cruiser in the background 29 April 2008. Boy Lewis was involved in transporting divers to Daring to carry out underwater operations.

Yeoman Bank

Yeoman Bank inbound from Glensanda passes Daring 29 April 2008.


Tanker Taernvik passes Daring enroute to Stanlow 29 April 2008.


Fishery Protection Vessel Norna passes Rothesay, and Caledonian Macbrayne's Bute, en route to James Watt Dock, Greenock 28 April 2008. Poor light!!

Unknown Tug

Tug Unknown (Avant xxx???) and barge heading upstream 28 April 2008. Identification welcome (it was a dirty night!).


Coaster Petuja en route to Bilbao from Glasgow 27 April 2008.