Here’s a bit of Christmas fun for you — a multiple-choice quiz on the theme of Clyde steamers and CRSC.
Have a go! There are no trick questions. Please email or post your answers (just a list of As, Bs or Cs in the correct order) by SATURDAY 22 DECEMBER to: email@example.com OR Stuart Craig , 6 St Brides Road, Glasgow G43 2DU
The winner will receive an appropriate gift. If there are several correct answers, a ballot will decide the winner.
PLEASE NOTE: if you haven’t yet paid your CRSC subscription, please enclose that too (or pay online using the link at the bottom of the page), for only paid-up members will be eligible for a prize. The cost is £10 for new members (first year), £25 for the annual subscription.
1. Which of these was the first Clyde steamer to be named after a planet?
2. Port Bannatyne pier closed in 1939. What was the last steamer to call there?
C JEANIE DEANS
3. Who was the first CRSC president to serve two consecutive years in office?
A ALEX RODGER
B DERYK DOCHERTY
C ANDREW CLARK
4. The funnels colours of the Campbeltown & Glasgow Steam Packet Joint Stock Company consisted of three bands. What colour was the middle band?
5. In TS Queen Mary’s 40th Jubilee year, how much was a return ticket on the Gourock to Campbeltown cruise?
6. Which of the 1980s ‘Loch’ class ferries was the first to enter service?
A LOCH LINNHE
B LOCH RIDDON
C LOCH STRIVEN
7. Car ferry Pioneer was withdrawn from service in 2003. At which pier did she drop off her last passenger?
8. Dandie Dinmont was an early Clyde steamer from the North British fleet. What else is a Dandie Dinmont?
A A BOOK BY SIR WALTER SCOTT
B A BREED OF DOG
C A VICTORIAN DRESS STYLE
9. It’s the summer of 1985: on which route will you find the ‘Island’ class ferry Canna?
A KYLES SCALPAY – SCALPAY
B LOCHALINE – FISHNISH
C KILCHOAN – TOBERMORY
10. What did the annual subscription to CRSC cost in our 50th Jubilee year 1982?
11. Which vessel features on the cover of the current CRSC Magazine?
A CALEDONIAN ISLES
B LORD OF THE ISLES
12. King George V’s summer schedule of cruises to Iona and Staffa was known as….
A THE SACRED ISLE TOUR
B THE ROUND MULL EXCURSION
C THE ST COLUMBA CRUISE
13. Which shipyard built Clyde steamer Queen Mary?
B A & J INGLIS
14. Which of these ferries has not been chartered by CRSC?
C ISLE OF ARRAN
15. Which of these vessels served Arran for the bulk of summer 1976?
B GLEN SANNOX
16. What was the first Clyde Western Ferries vessel to be chartered by the CRSC?
A SOUND OF SANDA
B SOUND OF SCARBA
C SOUND OF SHUNA
17. Which of these ‘Island’ class ferries has not visited the island after which they were named?
18. CRSC undertook its first steamer charter in 1948. Which steamer was it?
B DUCHESS OF MONTROSE
C LUCY ASHTON
19. After its rebuild in 1897 Kilcreggan Pier received how many daily steamer calls that summer?
20. Which of these steamers, sailing in the late 1890s-early 1900s, had not been launched under a different name?
A DIANA VERNON
B ISLE OF CUMBRAE
C GUY MANNERING
21. Which was the only one of these Clyde steamers to return to home waters after WW2?
22. Which of these MacBrayne boats enjoyed the longest service?
A LOCH ARKAIG
23. Of these three turbine steamers, which was the longest when built?
A KING EDWARD (1901)
B DUCHESS OF ARGYLL (1906)
C GLEN SANNOX (1925)
24. Which of the three ‘streakers’ had the narrowest band of black at the top of the funnels?
25. On which Clyde loch would you find Douglas Pier?
A LOCH LONG
B LOCH GOIL
26. In early February 2004 the CRSC chartered a CalMac ship to circumnavigate Arran. Which ship?
A CALEDONIAN ISLES
C ISLE OF ARRAN
27. During a storm in January 1993, Isle of Arran spent how many hours sailing up and down the sheltered waters of the Clyde before being able to berth?
28. Which ‘Maid’ had her name in light-coloured lettering upon a dark background at the bow, the opposite of her sisters?
A MAID OF CUMBRAE
B MAID OF SKELMORLIE
C MAID OF ASHTON
29. Add the number of current CalMac ships with “loch” in their name to the number of ‘Island’ class ferries built. Subtract by the number of CSP ‘Maids’, and then divide by the number of ‘streakers’. What number are you left with?
30. It’s a lovely May afternoon and Waverley shares Millport pier with Balmoral. What is the year?
Remember! When sending in your answers, if you are not a CRSC member or have not yet paid your 2018-19 subscription, you can do so online here or by post to Stuart Craig at the address at the top of this page.
Benefits of CRSC membership:
● a special winter excursion is being planned for January
● a new edition of Clyde Steamers, the Club’s annual colour magazine, is in preparation
● another edition of the comprehensive annual Review of Scottish shipping will be published next year
● reduced prices on cruises, photos, DVDs, books
● talks by shipping experts every month in Glasgow
● the fun of mixing with people who share your interest in shipping
Published on 9 December 2018