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TS Saint Columba651 viewsThe 785-ton turbine steamer was launched on April 9 1912 at the yard of William Denny & Bros Ltd., Dumbarton. Placed on the Campeltown run in succession to her namesake, she was requisitioned as a troop transport ship from 1915 to 1919 during which time she rammed and sank a German U-Boat. After the war she served Campbeltown, Inveraray and Ardrishaig until World War Two, when she was an accommodation ship at Greenock. She returned to the summer Ardrishaig service from 1947 until the end of the 1958 season, but was withdrawn and scrapped shortly afterwards. She is pictured arriving at Rothesay, circa 1950.
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Salute to champion1016 viewsFellow competitors at the annual Larchfield School Sports Day in June 1935 and a teacher salute the champion.
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Helensburgh Sands464 viewsAn imaginative and humorous postcard from the early 1900s featuring Helensburgh beach in days gone by.
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Thomas H.Kerr Furniture762 viewsThe 19 James Street premises of Thomas H.Kerr, Dealer in Modern and Antique Furniture, Cabinet-maker, Upholsterer and Removal Contractor. Image circa 1910.
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East Clyde Street1015 viewsThe lamp standard on the left marks the entrance to the Queen's Hotel. Postmarked 1920.
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Gareloch sunset458 viewsYachts moored on the Gareloch at Rhu in the sunset, circa 1935.
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Hermitage FP football team 1912-13867 viewsBack row: J.Gilmour, S.Carson, R.Duncan, R.Martin, J.MacFarlane, W.Buchanan, T.White, T.MacFarquhar. Front: Morrison, S.Brown, W.Roxborough, W.Wright, G.McLachlan, A.McCulloch, F.Duncan. Unfortunately there is a mark on the print covering the face of the player in the middle of the front row. This club was revived after the Second World War and offered several sports for a number of years. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch.
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Buchanan and MacDonald450 viewsHelensburgh-born entertainer Jack Buchanan with co-star Jeanette MacDonald in this 1930 Paramount Pictures movie publicity shot for the Ernst Lubitsch production of 'Monte Carlo'. She is saying: “I'll never let him go away again — never.”

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Portrait24 viewsAn August 23 1930 photo of John Logie Baird.Nov 07, 2016
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World record36 viewsA multi-view postcard issued to mark Kaye Don setting a world water speed record on Loch Lomond on July 18 1932 in Miss England 111, when he was timed at 119.81 mph. On the back of the card it states: "Miss England 111 owned by Lord Wakefield, and driven by Kaye Don, cost £40,000 to build. Her engines developed 5,000 Horse Power, designed to give her a speed of 200mph." Image supplied by Alistair McIntyre.Oct 16, 2016
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Hovercraft at speed48 viewsThe Clyde Hover Ferries Westland SRN6 hovercraft, which operated a service from Craigendoran pier to Greenock from 1965-6 is pictured. Powered by a Bristol-Siddeley Marine Gnome engine, it was 48 foot long, could carry 48 passengers, and had a maximum speed over calm water of 64 knots. However the service attracted fewer passengers than hoped for, and did not prove viable. Oct 03, 2016
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Hover travel64 viewsThe Clyde Hover Ferries Westland SRN6 hovercraft, which operated a service from Craigendoran pier to Greenock from 1965-6 is pictured arriving at Craigendoran pier. Powered by a Bristol-Siddeley Marine Gnome engine, it was 48 foot long, could carry 48 passengers, and had a maximum speed over calm water of 64 knots. However the service attracted fewer passengers than hoped for, and did not prove viable. Image supplied by Robert Whitton.Sep 28, 2016
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On parade72 viewsThe 1st Helensburgh Company of the Boys Brigade pictured after a Founder's Day Church Parade, circa 1959. Photo supplied by Iain McAllister.Sep 26, 2016
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Laid up shipping70 viewsMerchant shipping laid up in the Gareloch off Clynder during the 1930s.Sep 07, 2016
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Burgh from pier82 viewsA 1959 image looking down the pier towards the town centre.Sep 07, 2016
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HMS Traveller71 viewsThe Royal Navy T class submarine Traveller in the Gareloch in April 1942. Built by Scotts of Greenock and launched in August 1941, Traveller spent most of her career in the Mediterranean. She was unsuccessful in most of her attacks, sinking the Italian merchantman Albachiara, but launching failed attacks against the Italian merchant ship Ezilda Croce, the Italian 'small light cruiser', the Italian tanker Proserpina and the Italian torpedo boats Castore and Ciclone. Traveller left Malta on November 28 1942 for a patrol in the Gulf of Taranto. She carried out a reconnaissance of Taranto harbour for a Chariot human torpedo attack, but never returned and is presumed to have hit a mine.Sep 07, 2016