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No: 17430   Contributor: Paul Strathdee   Year: 1972   Manufacturer: Robb Caledon, Dundee, United Kingdom   Country: United Kingdom

Blue Funnel cargo liner in Glasgow in July 1972. She was built at the Caledon yard in Dundee in 1950. Renamed CARDIGANSHIRE in 1957 she had just reverted to BELLEROPHON in 1972.
She became OBHOR when sold in 1976 and was scrapped at Gadani Beach in September 1978.
Picture added on 29 May 2011 at 10:06
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Time's have changed so much since this pic was taken. The Finniston Crane is still there, but now all around is The S.E.C.C., concert hall and hotels, plus I suspect , that where the photographer is standing to take this pic, is where the new Squinty Bridge, linking Finniston to Govan, is now standing.
Another wee fact for you, the round building behind the tug is one half, the other is opposite, is the site of the original 19th century Clyde tunnel.

Added by Richard Simpson on 31 May 2011.
Which became a series of restaurants and is now a casino. Wonder what the original builders would think!

Added by Paul Strathdee on 01 June 2011.
Probably turn in their graves, seeing their engineering piece of genious turned into modern day tat. The north one is an Oriental restaurant, the south one is up for grabs, empty and for lease.
Would loved to have seen it working in all it's full glory.

Added by Richard Simpson on 01 June 2011.
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Robb Caledon, Dundee, United Kingdom

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