NS2976 : Helensburgh from Greenock

taken 9 years ago, near to Greenock, Inverclyde, Great Britain

Helensburgh from Greenock
Helensburgh from Greenock
Viewed from Garvel Point.
Siberia :: NS2975

Siberia was the nickname given to George Brown's Garvel Shipyard which operated at Garvel Point until the company entered liquidation in 1983. The nickname stems from its exposed position and comparative remoteness (by road at least) from the other Lower Clyde yards.

Founded in 1900, Brown's built specialised craft such as grab dredgers, steam yachts, trawlers, tugs and coasters. The yard also built some military vessels, namely minesweepers.

The yard was located north of the James Watt Dock and west of the Great Harbour. Today (2012) the site is derelict and overgrown. No buildings or any other signs remain to show that a busy shipyard once occupied the site.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 4 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Uplands  Suburb, Urban fringe  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 297 766 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.1405N 4:43.7268W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 295 759
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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