HMS Sutherland

Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland (F81) passing north through the Largs Channel on a lovely sunny afternoon 12 February 2010. She then paused for about 20 minutes at the north end of Great Cumbrae before heading south through the channel again. Curiously she could be 'seen' on AIS. Picture from ClydeNavalGazing correspondent Neil Robertson.

BW Nysa

Tanker BW Nysa went briefly back up river only to reappear at No. 6! 12 February 2010


Container vessel Herm inbound for GOT 12 February 2010.


Oops (previous post! I must have been asleep! ) Toward outbound to deliver the pilot to Herm 12 February 2010.

Clydeport Pilot Cutters

Both Clydeport's pilot cutters were involved (albeit on different sides of Cumbrae!) 10 February 2010.

Mount Stuart heads back upriver after the departure of Marida Melissa.

Toward inbound after delivering the pilot to Norsund.

SD Omagh

SD Omagh (A285) lying at Millport Pier 10 February 2010.

Marida Melissa

Tanker Marida Melissa, with Mount Stuart in attendance, outbound 10 February 2010.


German frigate Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (F218), last seen in May 2008, arrived at a rendezvous at Kilchattan Bay 10 February 2010.


Coaster Norsund approaching Hunterston 10 February 2010.

BW Nysa

Tanker BW Nysa seen from Cumbrae 08 February 2010. A smashing photograph from ClydeNavalGazing correspondent Bill Dow.

Isle of Lewis

Caledonian Macbrayne's Isle of Lewis returning home to Stornoway 08 February 2010.

Loch Bhrusda

Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Bhrusda lying at Largs Pier 08 February 2010. With Loch Fyne lying at Gourock waiting to enter Garvel, and Isle of Arran also lying at Gourock following her small encounter with Kennacraig Pier, Loch Bhrusda is temporarily homeless.

BW Nysa

Tanker BW Nysa left Finnart and anchored at No. 6 anchorage 08 February 2010.

Loch Shira

Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Shira is passed by Pole Star 07 February 2010.

Pole Star

NLB Pole Star in the Largs Channel 07 February 2010.