RNLB R A Wilson

Largs' new inshore lifeboat, Atlantic 85 RNLB R A Wilson (B-854) exercising with John Buchanan Barr (16-21) 13 November 2011.

RNLB John Buchanan Barr

'Tamar' class RNLB John Buchanan Barr (16-21) spent a couple of days trialling off Largs before heading to her operational base of Portpatrick 13 November 2011


Caledonian Macbrayne's Coruisk, was caught by ClydeNavalGazing correspondent Gordon Law, breaking her journey from Mallaig to Garvel at Ardrossan 23 October 2011. An unusual occurrence!

RFA Mounts Bay

RFA Mounts Bay (L3008) off Gourock 18 September 2011.


Sailing vessel Alva at Oban's North Pier 16 September 2011.

Gott Bay

Clansman leaves Gott Bay en route for Barra 15 September 2011.

Clansman arrives at Gott Bay Pier from Barra 15 September 2011.

What a difference 24 hours makes! Clansman arrives at Gott Bay 16 September 2011.


Coaster Cemsky in JWD 30 October 2011.


MOD police launch Harris off Greenock 30 October 2011.


Svizer tug Anglegarth inbound to assist Winter 30 October 2011.


Tanker Winter inbound for Rothesay Dock 30 October 2011.

Two Lochs and an Island (Reprise 2)

At the risk of being boring, Isle of Cumbrae, Loch Dunvegan and Loch Shira at Largs 03 November 2011.

Two Lochs and an Island (Reprise)

Three Caledonian Macbrayne ferries connected to the Largs - Cumbrae service met in (I believe) a unique encounter 02 November 2011. Isle of Cumbrae (1977), Loch Alainn (1997) and Loch Shira (2006). Strangely enough, the 1977 vintage is on the run!

Isle of Cumbrae

1977 vintage Isle of Cumbrae returns to her native run in 2011! She arrived on Sunday 30 October and took up service on Monday 31 October. Allegedly, she may be here for some time. Certainly brings back memories!!!!

Loch Linnhe

Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Linnhe leaves Tobermory for Kilchoan 15 September 2011.

SD Eva

Serco's crew transfer vessel SD Eva in Great Harbour 02 October 2011.


Serco's Twin Unit Tractor Tugs (TUTT'S) SD Nimble and SD Dexterous in Great Harbour 02 October 2011. Both vessels are curently for sale on the Damen Trading & Chartering web site.

Seaway Endeavour

Seaway Endeavour (ex Colonel Templer) in new colours lying in JWD 02 October 2011.

SD Victoria

Serco's "Worldwide Support Ship" SD Victoria in Great Harbour 02 October 2011.

HMS Bulwark

"Albion Class" Landing Platform Dock Ship HMS Albion (L15) off Greenock 16 October 2011.


Coaster Anna inbound with windfarm components 20 September 2011.


Live fish carrier Gripfisk at Oban's North Pier 15 September 2011.

SD Moorhen

Diving support vessel SD Moorhen at Oban's North Pier 15 September 2011.

Isle of Arran

Caledonian Macbrayne's Isle of Arran leaves Oban for Kennacraig 14 September 2011.

HMC Valiant

HM Cutter Valiant in Oban Bay 14 October 2011.

Isle of Mull

Caledonian Macbrayne's Isle of Mull on service 30 July 2011.

Lizzie May

Lizzie May outbound 30 July 2011.

Ronja Skye

Ronja Skye lies at a sunny North Pier 30 July 2011.

Bessie Ellen

Who needs a bow thruster? Simpler measures are used to berth Bessie Ellen at Oban's North Pier 30 July 2011.

Ronja Pioneer

Live fish carrier Ronja Pioneer off Mull 30 July 2011.

Rosa and Ada

Classic oyster fishing smack Rosa & Ada sailing off Morvern 30 July 2011.


Offshore Survey Vessel Triad in Oban Bay 31 July 2011. Operated by MMT AB, more details can be found here.

T.S. Royalist

Cadets in the rigging! Sea cadets vessel T.S. Royalist last seen in 2008, at Oban's North Pier 31 July 2011.


A well laden Aasvik inbound for Glasgow 09 August 2011.

Ali Cat

Argyll Ferries' Ali Cat on service 23 August 2011.

Marida Melissa

Marida Melissa inbound for Finnart 23 August 2011.

Arklow Ranger

Coaster Arklow Ranger at anchor while Ayton Cross awaits Merida Melissa 23 August 2011.


Caledonian Macbrayne's Eigg unloading at Oban 29 July 2011.


Caledonian Macbrayne's Lord of the Isles inbound for Oban 26 July 2011, firstly passing Clansman...

...and then Isle of Mull.


Waverley powers away from Blairmore Pier 26 July 2011.


Coaster Boisterous had a grandstand view of the tall ships at anchor 12 July 2011.


Waverley allows her many patrons a close up of Mir 12 July 2011.


Tall ship Mir on the Clyde 12 July 2011.