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SPW019472 SCOTLAND (1927). Bowling Harbour, River Clyde, showing The Iona and The Columba. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing north-east.

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Title [SPW019472] Bowling Harbour, River Clyde, showing The Iona and The Columba. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing north-east.
Reference SPW019472
Date 1927
Link Canmore Collection item 1246257
Place name
Parish OLD KILPATRICK (DUMBARTON)
District DUMBARTON
Country SCOTLAND
Easting / Northing 244660, 673580
Longitude / Latitude -4.4867592652869, 55.930189257409
National Grid Reference NS447736

Pins

Railway station entrance still there - station closed in 1960. Trackbed now part of cycleway from Glasgow to Loch Lomond.

Sarah
Monday 6th of October 2014 09:53:57 PM
The rear pair of steamers are probably PS "Kenilworth" and her half-sister "Talisman". The red funnel with white band at top indicates they are LNER (ex-North British) ships and these were the only two ships in the fleet that were close to being sisters.

Andy A
Tuesday 7th of January 2014 09:13:18 PM
Possibly PS "Dandie Dinmont". Red funnel with white band indicates this is an LNER steamer.

Andy A
Tuesday 7th of January 2014 09:09:20 PM
Possibly PS Eagle, Williamson Buchanan Steamers Ltd.

Andy A
Tuesday 7th of January 2014 04:12:28 PM
Probably PS Kylemore (ex-Vulcan of the Glasgow & South Western Railway). She was sunk in the Wash in August 1940 on minesweeping duties.

Andy A
Tuesday 7th of January 2014 03:56:21 PM
Scott & Sons Shipyard, Bowling

Stuart Cameron
Saturday 20th of April 2013 01:35:22 PM
The Red Row Flats Dumbarton Road

dfbowling
Tuesday 12th of February 2013 11:32:45 PM

bankie
Thursday 6th of December 2012 10:33:40 PM
Paddle steamer WAVERLEY, built 1899 for the North British Steam Packet Co sailing out of Craigendoran. This steamer was sunk by German bombers at Dunkirk in May 1940.

clydesights
Friday 19th of October 2012 05:29:45 PM
Royal Mail Steamer COLUMBA, built 1878 for the Glasgow to Ardrishaig mail service, part of the Royal Route.

clydesights
Friday 19th of October 2012 05:26:46 PM
New road? No traffic on it

MB
Thursday 20th of September 2012 03:15:26 PM

MB
Thursday 20th of September 2012 03:14:26 PM
Railway station

MB
Thursday 20th of September 2012 03:13:37 PM
Railway station with footbridge

MB
Thursday 20th of September 2012 03:13:01 PM

MB
Thursday 20th of September 2012 03:10:35 PM

User Comment Contributions

In the bottom left corner of this image is the former shipyard of Scott & Sons (Bowling) Ltd. The Yard was established around 1850 and built over 400 ships. If you want to find out more about the Yard log onto www.scottsofbowling.com

Alistair Baird (Yard Engineer 1959-64)

ALBA
Friday 5th of April 2013 09:26:33 AM
Dear all,



Thank you for pointing out the typo in this entry. I'll ask my colleagues to correct it, and the updated entry will appear here in due course.



Best wishes,



Brian Wilkinson

Britain from Above Activity Officer (Scotland)

Brian Wilkinson
Tuesday 23rd of October 2012 12:34:12 PM
It's the Columba, as in the saint; not Columbia as in the country. :)

Weechookieburdie
Thursday 2nd of August 2012 07:00:07 PM
I'm certain the boat named as 'Columbia' in the photo should actually be 'Columba'.

Gordon Buce
Monday 25th of June 2012 08:02:07 PM