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SHIELDHALL at Greenock
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No: 15358   Contributor: Paul Strathdee   Year: 2005   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: United Kingdom
SHIELDHALL at Greenock

Classic Corporation of Glasgow sludge disposal ship completed by Lobnitz at Renfrew in 1955 taken back home on the Clyde at Greenock in July 2005 celebrating her 50th birthday.
She was sold to the Southern Water Authority in the 1970s and thankfully was bought over for preservation.
Picture added on 25 September 2010 at 16:35
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Hi Paul,
Is this the same vessel as in picture #12197?

Added by Marcel Gommers on 25 September 2010.
It certainly is, and along with the S.S. Dalmarnock, transported many loads of effluant from Glasgow and Clydebank. Not many people knew that you could book a day cruise on these ships, it took you out to where its "cargo" was deposited then leisurley brought you back.
These ships were retired in the mid 70's, when the M.V.Garroch Head took over the reigns until it was retired in the 90's.
The Shieldhall is now back on the Clyde, cleaned and refurbed and being used as a pleasure cruiser.
Hope this helps a bit

Added by Richard Simpson on 27 September 2010.
2011 Update
No, not "is now back on the Clyde".
Shieldhall was visiting the Clyde as a 50th birthday treat.
Retirement home is Southampton.
See www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Added by Maurice Meredith on 18 June 2011.
And it's thanks to the efforts of all these folk she was able to return to the Clyde in the first place.

Added by Paul Strathdee on 18 June 2011.
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